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23 Books By African Women That You Should Absolutely Be Reading

Why Chong Li From ‘Bloodsport’ Is The Most Overrated Mega Boss In Fighting Movie History

Has anyone watched <i>Bloodsport</i> lately? I caught it on Showtime at around 3 in the morning this weekend and I gotta say, the thing holds up. The story, the directing, the Forest Whitaker-ing …pretty much just 10s across the board, really.<p>Well, except for Chong Li.<p>What? Don’t give me that look. Chong …

Martial Arts

These are the questions you should always ask during a job interview

The questions YOU ask during a job interview are just as important as the answers you give.<p>Knowing which questions to ask at a job interview can be …

Hung Parliament: Q&A guide to what happens when no-one wins the election

<b>The general election has ended in a hung Parliament, where no party has the 326 seats needed to get an overall majority in the House of Commons.</b><p>So what happens now?<p>Who is the prime minister?<p>Theresa May remains prime minister. She plans to form a minority government, relying on the Democratic …

United Kingdom

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Matthew McConaughey

Dead in the Desert: Thunderbird by Chuck Wendig

You don’t know it yet, but you’re about to fall in love with a woman named Miriam Black. It won’t be an easy relationship, no siree. She’s going to …

19 Quotes From Cristina Yang That Are Goddamn Iconic

"Screw beautiful, I'm brilliant."

Credit Crackdown: How One Woman Paid Off $67,000 In 20 Months

Paying off debt can feel impossible when you're already tens of thousands of dollars in the red. Here's the good news: It <i>can</i> be done. Take Kristen Seaton's inspiring success story on how to pay off debt. Seaton lives in Boston, MA, and managed to pay down a whopping $67,000 in debt in less than two …

Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast reunite

Xander, Cordelia and Spike took some selfies<p>The cast of <i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i> reunited at Paris last weekend, during a Witches vs Vampires …

TV

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Nikolas Cruz revealed his movements after the school shooting to police, …

Nikolas Cruz

The Matter of Black Lives

A new kind of movement found its moment. What will its future be?<p>On February 18th, as part of the official recognition of Black History Month, President Obama met with a group of African-American leaders at the White House to discuss civil-rights issues. The guests—who included Representative John …

What should we do about paedophiles?

They have committed unspeakable crimes that demand harsh punishment. But most will eventually be set free. Are we prepared to support efforts to rehabilitate them?<p>A photograph of Aaron Collis regularly appeared in the press while he was on trial. It showed a young man in a crowd of friends, whose …

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The 11 best new movies and TV shows coming out of Sundance that you'll be dying to see

Along with many titles being nabbed by Netflix and Amazon, the theatrical distributors also found some gems. A few TV shows that were teased at the fest looked promising too.<p>Here's 11 to look out for.

TV

The 71 Most Highly Anticipated Movies At The 2016 Sundance Film Festival

So many exciting movies at this year’s Park City–set independent film festival, which is happening now. Here they are, grouped by recurring themes.<p><b>1. The Birth of a Nation</b> (U.S. Dramatic Competition)<p><b>Starring:</b> Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, and Mark …

The 10 Best Movies of 2015

the assasin<p><b>1. The Assassin</b><br>I’ve never seen a Cannes screening more hushed than it was during Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s story about a reluctant female assassin (ravishing Shu Qi) during the Tang Dynasty. Although the story is a bit puzzling and rarefied—Hou plunges us right into 9th-century China—the film is …

David Thewlis

Why You Should Add This Little Girl to Your List of Holiday Card Recipients

With Christmas only two weeks away, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the chaos of it all. But as much as the holidays are about gifting your family and besties some super sweet presents, it’s also about making an effort to help those less fortunate have a memorable and magical season. This year, we …

Chemicals

Adele Performs "Hello" and "When We Were Young" on "Saturday Night Live"

<i>Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC</i><p>Adele was the musical guest on the latest episode of "Saturday Night Live". The episode was hosted by Matthew McConaughey. Watch her perform her two lead singles from <i>25</i>: "Hello" and "When We Were Young".<p>In addition to her performances, the episode featured a sketch about …

Matthew McConaughey

Adele: Hello video directed by Xavier Dolan

As if the return of Adele wasn’t a big enough deal on its own, the 27-year-old singer went ahead and made history with her first music video since …

‘They were torturing to kill’: inside Syria’s death machine

Caesar, the Syrian military photographer who smuggled shocking evidence of torture out of Assad’s dungeons, tells his story for the first time<p>For two years, between 2011 and 2013, the former Syrian military photographer known only as Caesar used a police computer in Damascus to copy thousands of …

Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>اقرأ التقرير باللغة العربية<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast …

They Were 'Screaming and Crying': Eyewitness to Attempted Abduction on D.C. Metro Describes Harrowing Moments

“Let go of my baby! Let go of my daughter!”<p>These are the cries Tara Young heard when she witnessed the attempted abduction of a toddler aboard a …

Crime

The real reason airport shops want to see your boarding pass

Airport retailers have been accused of misleading travellers by claiming millions in VAT refunds without passing on the savings to passengers.<p>The vast majority of airport shops in the UK request that passengers hand over their boarding passes to be scanned at the checkout – a practice that few …

RedState leader: 'I don't want my daughter in the room with Donald Trump'

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> On Saturday morning at his annual RedState Gathering, one of the nation's most influential conservatives took the stage to deliver news that could change the course of the presidential race.<p>"If you haven't heard," the radio host and blogger Erick Erickson told his guests, "I …

Republicans