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20 Netflix original films that are actually worth watching

<b>The majority of Netflix’s original shows can be described as prestige TV, but when it comes to film, the approach seems to be quantity over …

Entertainment

The National play ‘Boxer’ in full and debut new song ‘Light Years’ at Homecoming Festival

This weekend saw The National headline both nights of their own ‘Homecoming Festival’ – where they performed their seminal album ‘Boxer’ in full as …

Indie Music

Native Land App Shows You a Map of the Real America

If you live in modern-day North America, chances are the land beneath your feet was stolen from indigenous people living their previously. Oh, and it …

Unraveling the Legend of Polybius, the Most Dangerous Video Game of the 1980s

For several decades, a creepy urban legend has circulated in the darker corners of online forums devoted to vintage video games. The tale goes that …

Tommy Wiseau And Greg Sestero Debut Their Second Act At A Surreal ‘Best F(r)iends’ Premiere

Past the hawkers on Hollywood Boulevard, past a giant merch stand selling “You’re Tearing Me Apart, Lisa!” bomber jackets emblazoned with Tommy Wiseau’s face from <i>The Room</i>, past wig-clad Tommy Wiseau impersonators posing for pictures with other guests, sat Tommy Wiseau himself. He was onstage at …

Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Is the Most Dangerous Organization in Human History'

<i>* This interview originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.</i><p><i>To help make sense of where we stand as an economy, as a</i> …

Middle-class

PlayStation 3 Phat owners have a month left to claim ‘OtherOS’ class action settlement

You could be leaving $65 on the table ...<p>Playstation 3 owners — and by this I mean owners of the phabulous Phat PlayStation 3 — have one month left to collect up to $65 as one of the longest and silliest controversies in the console’s history winds down.<p>The settlement was reached in October 2016, …

Unified theory of Coen brothers movies says they're all really about one thing

In honor of the twentieth anniversary of <i>The Big Lebowski</i>, the folks at <i>ScreenCrush</i> decided to take a look back at all the films in the Coen brothers’ …

Behold the uncanny terror of Simpsons characters facing forward

The fact that characters on <i>The Simpsons</i> rarely face forward is one of those things you don’t realize until somebody points it out. But once you see …

Felicity Cloake’s masterclass: spaghetti carbonara – recipe

A big plate of bacon and eggs for dinner – little wonder that this Roman classic is so popular in the UK. Yet the fear of ending up with a pasta omelette puts many carbonara fans off making it at home, though once you know how, it is in fact far quicker and easier than even our own dear …

Italian Food

The Long, Strange Conservative Obsession with Obama's Sexuality

After his official portrait was revealed, far-right websites alleged it contained "secret sperm."<p>I didn't expect the far right to like Barack Obama's official portrait, painted by the groundbreaking artist Kehinde Wiley, but I didn't expect the disdain for it to be so sexually charged, which is …

Here's what Popular Science editors are reading right now

"It's some of the best speculative fiction I've ever read."<p>I get most of my book recommendations from my coworkers. They are smart people, so I hope some of their wisdom will rub off on me. In case you want some of this valuable intel, I asked the Popular Science crew about the books currently …

Books

The Guide to Getting Into Tom Waits

Whether he's sounding tired and emotional or like a mutated Salvation Army band, the marvellously spiky Mr Waits has something for everyone.<p>It’s astonishing just how many styles of song Tom Waits has written while always sounding unmistakably like Tom Waits. In 45 years as an active recording …

Kimmel Made a Short Documentary About All of Trump’s Best Lies

In his first year in office, the president lied more than 2,000 times.<p>Congratulations are in order for <b>Donald Trump,</b> who has managed a groundbreaking achievement as president: in less than a year since taking office, the president has lied more than 2,000 times, according to <i>The Washington Post</i>. For …

Donald Trump

Guy calls up radio station to complain about gay people, host demolishes him by asking the same question 27 times

LBC radio host James O’Brien was taking no prisoners during an on-air segment about gay sex this week.<p>Scroll down for the clip. <p>Mr O’Brien was …

LGBTQI

We now know what Stephen Miller and Jake Tapper discussed after the CNN anchor cut off his interview

The White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told CNN's Jake Tapper he was "offended" when Tapper cut him off the air after a contentious interview on Sunday.<p>Meanwhile, Tapper told Miller once the cameras were off that his actions on air were why the White House did not put him on TV.<p>That's …

Donald Trump

Ben Stiller Reads Trump’s ‘Like, Really Smart’ Tweet as Zoolander

The man behind Derek Zoolander sees some parallels with President Trump.<p>Like so many of us, Ben Stiller recognized something familiar in Donald …

What Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Leaves Out: British Spies Protected Prince Philip’s Secret Life

In the juiciest of British scandals he’s never quite caught in the act, and innuendo isn’t evidence. But, as I found out, MI5 was eager to keep him …

Prince Philip

"You Can’t Make This S--- Up": My Year Inside Trump's Insane White House

Author and columnist Michael Wolff was given extraordinary access to the Trump administration and now details the feuds, the fights and the alarming …

Donald Trump

The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World by Catherine Nixey

“The theologian,” wrote Edward Gibbon in his classic <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire</i><i>,</i> “may indulge the pleasing task of describing Religion as she descended from Heaven, arrayed in her native purity. A more melancholy duty is imposed on the historian. He must discover the …

Roman Empire

Trump Insults Medgar Evers’ Widow During Speech At Civil Rights Museum [Opinion]

Trump appears to have never heard of Medgar Evers before today<p>It is a safe bet to say that President Trump never heard of Medgar Evers before …

“Alt-right” women are upset that “alt-right” men are treating them terribly

Some prominent “alt-right” women are calling for more equality and acceptance within the movement<p>There's trouble brewing in the MAGA world, as prominent women in the "alt-right" are upset that white nationalists are being misogynistic towards them.<p>Women in the "alt-right" "are constantly harassed …

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett: Inside Indie-Rock Superduo's New Album

How the two singer-songwriters got together for an excellent LP of shared deadpan genius<p>Kurt Vile was in Philadelphia, posing for a photo shoot, but …

New Albums

The 35 worst movies of all time, according to critics

To find out which movies critics have labeled the worst of the worst, we turned to review aggregator Metacritic to compile this list of the most critically panned films in history.<p>From ill-advised sequels like "Scary Movie 5" to a dubious documentary about Hillary Clinton, these films drew the ire …

The Retreat Of Democracy In Thailand

The Thai military seized power three years ago after months of political turmoil promising a swift return to democratic rule. But the military seems to be digging in for the long haul.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>Well, you can add Thailand to the list of countries where democracy is in retreat. The …

Human Rights

The Ten Best Songs You Didn’t Know Were Based on Samples

... unless you did, then sorry.<p>The first sampling synthesiser would have broken the average person's bank account several times over. Clocking in around $18,000 ($58,000 in today's money), the price tag meant the art of creative cut-and-paste wasn't widely available until the mid-to-late 80s, when …

According to a New Book, It Seems Like The Strokes Were Dragged Down by Drugs, Success, and, Uh, Ryan Adams?

At least, that's the scoop from a new book about rock and roll in the early 2000s.<p>For those of us who grew up outside of it (that is, most of us), New York City in the first decade of this century felt like a mythical musical breeding ground. And that union of time, place and amazing music is now …

The Most Perfect Rap Song Ever Written: Respiration

People (including 19 year old me) slept on the Black Star duo of Mos Def (AKA Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli back in the day. Their music sounded …

The Best Albums of 2017

<i>Be sure to check out our growing list of The Best Music Videos of 2017.</i><p>Recommended Video<p>Entertainment<p>This Is A Real-Time MRI Scan of an Opera …

30 essential psychedelic soul songs

A lot of soul music is psychedelic by nature, but soul artists started borrowing overtly from psychedelia in the late ’60s, and psychedelic soul …

Music