Mario Mattessich

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Martin Scorsese’s Scariest Movies of All Time

Just in time for Halloween and exclusively for The Daily Beast, Martin Scorsese—the man who brought you Taxi Driver and The Departed—shares his …

The 10 Best Covers of Michael Jackson's Songs

Hail to the King: hear the greatest versions of MJ's tracks by the artists he inspired<p>Michael Jackson's classic songs have inspired cover versions in …

Helen Mirren

20 Biggest Songs of the Summer: The 1950s

From mambos to the birth of rock, the best songs for hitting the drive-thru in the warmer months<p>20<p>If the postwar prosperity of Fifties America gave …

David Byrne

The 99 Best Soundtracks Of The '90s

Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the gray. Definitively ranked, for science!<p>When you're a teenager, soundtracks are the easiest way to discover new music. Often serving as a time capsule of a certain era and style, a great soundtrack combines a concept and theme that fits with the film …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

Books

20 Insanely Great Neil Young Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know

Listen to lesser-known gems from Young's catalog<p>Neil Young's new album, <i>A Letter Home</i>, is a covers collection without a single original composition, …

Helen Mirren

14 Best Celebrity Commencement Speeches

From Will Ferrell to Oprah Winfrey to David Foster Wallace, these speakers deftly sent graduates out into the world<p>Whether or not certain musicians, …

Will Ferrell

Sommeliers' Favorite Wines Under $20

You might not want to shell out a fortune on wine for a weeknight dinner or picnic in the park, but that doesn't mean you want to drink plonk. There are loads of delicious <i>and</i> affordable wines out there—if you know where to look. We asked our crew of sommeliers from around the country for their …

Dave Grohl Recalls First-Ever Listen to 'Superunknown': 'Holy S--t'

Nirvana and Foo Fighters vet chats about Soundgarden's 1994 LP on its 20th anniversary<p>"At its best, <i>Superunknown</i> offers a more harrowing depiction of …

Indie Music

Alice in Chains: To Hell and Back

They've survived personal tragedy, but the hardest thing for Alice in Chains may be finding a way to live with themselves<p>Turning the steering wheel …

Axl Rose

15 Insanely Great Pearl Jam Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know

Listen to lesser-known gems from the band's catalog<p>15<p>Pearl Jam are back this month with their 10th album, <i>Lightning Bolt</i>, and an American arena tour. …

Helen Mirren

50 Greatest 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches of All Time

From Bass-O-Matic to Buckwheat, Garth Algar to Garth & Kat, the best of SNL's (almost) 40 years<p>America's greatest living comedy institution, …

Dolores O'Riordan

The 42 Ways To Type Laughter, Defined

Here's what your typed and texted LOL-ing REALLY means.<p><b>1. haha =</b> I'm acknowledging that you've said something you perceive to be funny, though I don't find it particularly funny myself.<p><b>2. haha. =</b> I am weary and loathe to laugh, but here, you have forced it upon me; OR: I hate you.<p><b>3. haha! =</b> I am …

16 Hotels That Are So Cool You'll Want To Stay Forever

Make where you lay your head a destination in itself.

Martin Scorsese's Music: An A to Z Guide to the Director's Soundtracks

An alphabetical breakdown of the Oscar winner's sonic legacy, from "Atlantis" to Warren Zevon<p>Early on in Martin Scorsese's latest film, <i>The Wolf of</i> …

Martin Scorsese

'Blurred Lines': The Worst Song of This or Any Other Year

Everything next year will just have to suck a little harder<p>Congratulations, Robin Thicke! "Blurred Lines" is the worst song of this or any other …

Marvin Gaye

10 Movies You Should Have Seen in 2013

There is nothing better than sitting back and having a marathon in your own living room over the holidays. As the year winds down, the list of must-sees piles up. We selected the best of the year's releases to appease every taste whether you prefer sci-fi thrillers, nostalgic comedies, or romance …

20 Best Music Books of 2013

Morrissey's Wildean memoir, an exhaustive Beatles tome, Questlove's meta-level writing and more of the year's top reads<p>20<p>If you're a fan of both rock …

Steely Dan

Apocalypse, New Jersey: A Dispatch From America's Most Desperate Town

No jobs, no hope - and surveillance cameras everywhere. The strange, sad story of Camden<p>The first thing you notice about Camden, New Jersey, is that …

Law Enforcement

Top 10 biopics

Cinema has always liked telling a good life story, and all kinds of biography – from the humblest to the starriest – have been given a filmic going-over. The Guardian and Observer's critics pick the 10 best in a very crowded field<p>• Top 10 animated movies • Top 10 silent movies • Top 10 sports …

Top 10 Hair Styling Products for Men

<b>Last updated: 16 February 2017</b><p>If clothes truly do make the man, his hairstyle should readily be recognised as the single most important accessory to …

The Rise of New York City's Skyscrapers After the 1929 Crash

Journalism

10 Breathtaking Images Of A Rare Fog Rolling Over The Grand Canyon

"Rangers wait years to see it!" the Grand Canyon National Park says. Only once a decade there is an inversion at the Grand Canyon that produces clouds like these.

13 Maps All New Yorkers Will Appreciate

Don't give these to a tourist.

A Spicy Twist on Fall Flavors: How to Make Danny Louie's Vasco da Gama

For many, the term 'pumpkin spice' has become synonymous with fall flavors, especially in drinks. Danny Louie's <b>Vasco de Gama</b> puts an entirely different spin on that concept. Found on the cocktail menu of Alembic in San Francisco, it shares a few constituent elements—cloves and cinnamon—but sees …

Philips Beard Trimmer 9000

Philips are masters at leading the way in the personal care technology sector, and the have done it again with the creation of the world’s first …