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7 Popular TV Shows That Get Mental Health Right

Accurate depictions of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and other mental health conditions have finally hit the small screen.<p>TV these days gets …

Mental Health

Will Hollywood Clean Up Its Act in the Wake of Harvey Weinstein?

On this week’s Little Gold Men podcast, a conversation about Weinstein’s legacy, the recent allegations of sexual assault, and what comes next.<p>The continually unfolding scandal around <b>Harvey Weinstein</b> and a decades-long pattern of sexual abuse promises to be the biggest story in Hollywood for weeks …

Edible sensor can measure your gut from within

Studying the stomach for a long period can be tricky, which is why medical tech has turned to experimenting with sensors you can swallow. Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have built one designed to cling to the walls of the gastrointestinal tract and monitor its contractions to …

Acting under the influence: 15 stars who were on drink and drugs when they made their movies

Netflix's 34 original drama series, ranked from worst to best

Over the years, it has proved to be a hotbed for original drama programming, with shows like "Stranger Things" and "13 Reasons Why" becoming cultural sensations.<p>With so many drama series on the service, however, it can be hard to keep up with which shows are worth watching.<p>To create a cheat sheet …

54 of the most hilariously bad Amazon movie reviews

Women in Hollywood react to the allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein

<i>Movie producer Harvey Weinstein's history of sexual harassment was detailed in a New York Times story.; Credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images for The</i> …

Tired of heroics? Here are 26 Tamil films that will win your heart with their storytelling

There's no doubt that a big budget Tamil film is a lot of fun. There's the fan frenzy surrounding it, the addictive songs that play on loop, and the …

Why can’t we cure the common cold?

After thousands of years of failure, some scientists believe a breakthrough might finally be in sight. By Nicola Davison<p>The common cold has the twin distinction of being both the world’s most widespread infectious disease and one of the most elusive. The name is a problem, for starters. In almost …

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The 35 best science-fiction movies since Blade Runner

The most widely admired science-fiction film to come out of the 1980s, <i>Blade Runner</i> <i></i>reimagined the nocturnal, seductive, and pessimistic qualities of …

RANKED: The 17 best dystopian movies of all time

Denis Villeneuve's new addition to Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" is already being hailed as a visually captivating sci-fi masterpiece by critics.<p>As the "Blade Runner 2049" hype intensifies, you might want to check out some other films with heavy dystopian themes. So we made a list of the best</b> …

Ten TV shows to watch in October

From Blue Planet II, to Stranger Things and Louis Theroux, Eddie Mullan picks the programmes worth seeing this month.

What is a Blade Runner? And other questions you may have before seeing the sequel

It’s been called “the most spectacular blockbuster of our time”, so you’ll probably be wanting to see this week’s Blade Runner 2049 for yourself. But not all of us have time to check out the original film ahead of the long-awaited sequel. For Blade Runner newbies, it’s most probably advisable to …

Science Fiction

My work as a prostitute led me to oppose decriminalisation

<b>For most of her life in prostitution in New Zealand, Sabrinna Valisce campaigned for decriminalisation of the sex trade. But when it actually happened she changed her mind and now argues that men who use prostitutes should be prosecuted. Julie Bindel tells her story.</b><p>When Sabrinna Valisce was 12 …

7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in October, and The Best Episodes of Each

Netflix October TV gets prepped for Halloween with "Stranger Things," "Mindhunter," and more thrills, chills, and one promising action film.<p>1. …

Death in Bollywood: who killed Jiah Khan?

Jiah Khan was one of India’s rising film stars. But at just 25 she was found dead in her family’s apartment. The question of whether it was suicide or murder has now pitted two of Bollywood’s leading families against each other<p>On 3 June 2013, Jiah Khan planned to spend the evening at home in Mumbai …

Bruce Parry on returning to the jungle, hallucinogenic drugs, and why he wants to start a tribe of his own

I was 17 when I watched Bruce Parry attempt to push his penis back inside his body. I suppose it's fair to say he's been a hero of mine ever since.<p>Parry was in a remote part of West Papua for the BBC documentary series Tribe, which ran from 2005 to 2007. He was embedded with the Kombai people, who …

Daphne and Zoology: this week’s best films in the UK

Modern London is the backdrop for a British debut about a complex young woman, while Kafka and folklore combine in a tale about a zoo worker

Experts believe Leonardo da Vinci drew 'Nude Mona Lisa'

Experts suggest that Italian artist Leonardo Da Vinci may have been the man behind a drawing of "topless Mona Lisa".<p>Scientists in Paris have been looking into a charcoal drawing of a woman, which was until now believed to have been drawn by Leonardo's students.<p>The drawing, titled Joconde Nue, shows …

Pulp Fiction to Magnolia: the best films of the 90s – as chosen by critics

Five critics choose their favourite film of the decade, from Charlie Kaufman’s surreal journey into John Malkovich’s mind to Baz Lurhmann’s Shakespearean tragedy with guns and Hawaiian shirts<p>For me, it’s still the most potent 1990s timecapsule; from a time before Cool Britannia. Quentin Tarantino’s …

Pulp Fiction

Sylvia Plath's bikini shot: it's time to stop sexualising a serious author to sell books | Cathleen Allyn Conway

The UK cover of a new collection of letters is only the latest to show the acclaimed poet as blond, beaming and in a skimpy outfit. But presenting female writers as mere sex symbols diminishes their literary achievements<p>On the US cover of Sylvia Plath’s Collected Letters, a volume out this week …

Literature

The extraordinary life of the 1920s Lady Gaga

She was said to walk around Venice at night with her pet cheetahs, naked but for a fur cloak: Luisa Casati was both an eccentric and a pioneer, the author of a new biography tells Fiona Macdonald.<p>In April 1917, three years into World War 1, Pablo Picasso attended a dinner hosted by the wealthy …

Don’t Blame Pigs for Swine Flu—Species Hopping Is How Viruses Evolve

When new species evolve, where do their viruses come from? As little more than free-ranging bundles of genetic material, viruses desperately need to …

From Blade Runner to Rollerball: did cinema's sci-fi dystopias predict the future?

We are living in the era imagined by science-fiction films – but is reality really mirroring fiction?<p>Related: Deadly reality TV and sex robots: what can we learn from films set in 2017?<p>Police cars can’t fly, artificial snakes are not commercially available, and the exodus to off-world colonies has …

The 100 best things to watch on Netflix right now

With all of the new original movies and TV shows coming to Netflix each month, it can become a bit overwhelming finding the perfect thing to watch.<p>We're here to help.<p>INSIDER rounded up a mix of current and classic TV shows and Oscar-winning and feel-good movies that should feed the need for …

10 Movies and TV Shows to Stream After 'Narcos'

Still feeling down about the death of Pablo Escobar at the end of <i>Narcos</i> Season 2? We're here for you. Lucky for you, the best way to grieve Wagner …

Entertainment

What the Hell Is Going on in Mother!? A Dialogue on a Fascinating, Misunderstood Film

April,<p>Each fall, Hollywood works a profitable variant on the old Jean-Luc Godard claim that all you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun. In the …

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The 100 best movies of all time as chosen by actors

1<p>Movies, Comedy<p>Tootsie (1982)<p><b>Director:</b> Sydney Pollack<b><br>Cast:</b> Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Bill Murray<br>A struggling actor (Hoffman) secretly …

Robert DeNiro

From The Expanse to Schitt's Creek: 25 great TV shows you've probably never seen

Artificial intelligence pioneer says we need to start over

In 1986, Geoffrey Hinton co-authored a paper that, three decades later, is central to the explosion of artificial intelligence. But Hinton says his …