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The best album of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the century, the review aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's best-received albums, assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top album from each year, starting with 2000 (and including the best album of 2017 so far). …

Rap & Hip-Hop

10 Vegetarian Dinners Even Meat-Eaters Will Love

You’ll love these fast, flavorful recipes — and you won’t miss the meat one bit!<p>Whether you’re a vegetarian or just trying to incorporate some meatless meals into your diet, you’ll love these fast, flavorful recipes — and you won’t miss the meat one bit!<p>1. Chinese Vegetable Stir-Fry<p>This hearty …

Listen to Tim Heidecker (Tim & Eric)’s New Song About Richard Spencer Getting Punched in the Face

Richard Spencer is a white nationalist who helps lead the alt-right—a movement that embraces an ideology of white nationalism. Yesterday he got punched in the face on live TV while talking about the symbolism of Pepe the Frog. Now, Tim Heidecker (of Tim & Eric) has shared a new song about the …

The Vegetarian Sandwich That's Impossible to Dislike

Cheese gives us a lot to be thankful for, you know?<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. This is assistant food editor Amelia Rampe's recipe for a</i> …

Cooking

No, minority workers are not taking jobs away from white people

No, minority workers are not taking jobs away from white people.<p>Yet that's the conclusion some drew from a report recently released by the Economic Cycle Research Institute. After a New York Times columnist wrote about the report this week — highlighting the disparity in recent job gains by race — …

Demographics

Delta Apologizes In Response To A Passenger’s Raving Pro-Trump Rant

Delta is in apology mode following an in-flight incident that promptly had customers calling for a boycott on Twitter.<p>The Chicago-based airline has issued a statement expressing regret over how Flight 248 handled a situation where a passenger stood in the aisle and shouting and clapping in an …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

Watch the new, shockingly dark short Borrowed Time from two Pixar animators (VIDEO).

Pixar’s existential ruminations tend to be just light enough to appeal to a younger audience, from the crotchety wit of <i>Up</i> to the buoyant wonder of <i>Toy</i> …

Doctors would all support Obamacare if they saw the vast inequality that I do

When Americans head to the polls in November, they’ll be deciding the fate of the Affordable Care Act, what Barack Obama has called “the most important healthcare legislation enacted in the United States since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965”. Over the past decade, healthcare …

Health Care

Caramel Upside Down Apple Cake

<i>Fast and Easy and so Delicious, this Caramel Upside Down Apple Cake has a self making Caramel Sauce over a perfectly baked Apple Cake. The Best Fall</i> …

Dessert

The Long, Strange Hunt for the Folk Singer Who Thought He Was the Next Messiah

It took author Mike Stax 15 years to make sense of the life and times of the musician Craig Smith, who was on the brink of fame before something inside him snapped.<p>You don't know his name now, but there was a time when Craig Smith was on the path to becoming a star. In the early 60s, the …

Guys Are Tattooing Hair Onto Their Bald Heads

<i>By Megan Gustashaw f</i><i>or GQ.</i><p>Dealing with hair loss is common enough—some 66 percent of men experience it to varying degrees before the age of 35—but there are surprisingly few options for combatting male pattern baldness. That said, it seems like several breakthroughs are right around the corner. …

23 TV Shows That'll Scare The Shit Out Of You

Because you've already watched American Horror Story and The Walking Dead too many times.<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Horror

Winners of the STAR WARS Fan Film Contest Are Incredible

It probably comes as no surprise that we here at Nerdist.com appreciate fandom. Celebrating the things people love is sort of our bread and butter …

Here's Why Everyone Can't Stop Drinking LaCroix

While the beverage has been around for decades, there's a reason why it's recently gotten so popular.<p>In the land of sparkling water, there are several fan favorites, but there's only one LaCroix. The beverage has been around for over 30 years, but as of late, it seems that the drink is making a …

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Brand New brings back the self-loathing you love with 'I Am A Nightmare'

Jesse Lacey still firmly believes that his heart is a pile of trash lit on fire that turns pure souls into charred remains while they try to save him.<p>…

The House science committee hates science and should be disbanded

The House science committee has become a national embarrassment, and does more harm than good. Let’s get rid of it<p>As if named by a Congressional Office of Dark Irony, The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology really seems to hate science.<p>Its current chair, Lamar Smith, R - Tex., is a …

Why You Should Ejaculate At Least 21 Times This Month, According to Science

Cheers to more sex—either with a partner or solo!<p>The key to good prostate health might be in your own hands: Ejaculating frequently may reduce your risk of prostate cancer, finds new research from the Boston University of Public Health.<p>The study looked at how ejaculation frequency affected prostate …

How To Spot A Scientific Study That Isn’t Terrible

John Oliver has weighed in on junk science, and it’s a must-watch. But behind the comedy, there are two serious questions: One, just how dangerous is a junk study? And two, how can you sort the scientific gold from the utter trash?<p>Junk science is more than just the fuel for dumb Facebook posts. In …

Small Turbines Can Outperform Conventional Wind Farms, Stanford Prof Says, With No Bird Kill

Decades ago, engineers largely dismissed vertical-axis wind turbines—which spin around a central axis like a top—because they could not match the efficiency of the propeller-like turbines common today.<p>But researchers have found recently that clusters of vertical-axis turbines, arranged to take …

Renewable Energy

Make Matt Jennings' Killer No-Recipe Spring Pickles

Preserve the season's best produce with Boston chef Matt Jennings' fool-proof pickles.<p>Spring is a magical season that’s here and gone before you know …

Living Life With Renewed Energy: The Purpose Of Purpose

We operate at a fraction of our possible energy level. To a degree this is because of a lack of physical wellness, but there is something else at work as well. We live at partial energy because we fail to consistently tap into our deepest sources of emotional renewal.<p>In an insightful interview, …

Profit

Lemon Raspberry Swirl Muffins

Easter is tomorrow and if you are hosting a brunch or joining others at their home, trying to please everyone's tastes can be a challenge. Quiches, croissants, baked ham and even muffins can become quite mundane year after year. Nevertheless, it's time to celebrate and Sunday mornings are always a …

5 Recipes for National Paella Day

Learn how to make the classic Spanish rice dish.<p>"A real paella is infused with smoky flavor, which is why traditional Spanish cooks almost always …

Cooking

The effects of talk radio and Fox News are studied in 'The Brainwashing of My Dad'

The title and those lively Bill Plympton animations may suggest otherwise, but "The Brainwashing of My Dad" has something more serious on its mind.<p>Witnessing her aging Caucasian father turn from Kennedy Democrat into an "enraged and unreachable"<p>Fox Newsfanatic, documentary filmmaker Jen Senko …

Talk Radio

Are Those Really Alien Megastructures? How Astronomers Plan To Investigate

There's something weird happening around a faraway star.<p>Skywatchers have noticed something "bizarre" in the data from the planet-hunting Kepler telescope. Located 1,480 light-years away, a star named KIC 8462852 has something big circling around it, and it's not a planet.<p>Usually when a planet …

Universe

Indie-rock trio Sleater-Kinney are back and as great as ever

At this point, Carrie Brownstein is probably best known as a comedian, she being half of the wildly successful <i>Portlandia</i> duo. But prior to <i>Portlandia</i>, Brownstein rocked out <i>hard</i> in the band Sleater-Kinney, a trio of women who released seven incredible albums during the ’90s and 2000s before amicably …

What I've Learned: Rick Rubin

Record producer, 43, Los Angeles<p><b>What I've learned is a hard question to answer.</b> Learning is ongoing.<p>When you're a kid, you don't really know the difference between magic and spirituality.<p>At one time, science said the world was flat, and everybody believed it. The fact is, we don't know anything for …

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