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The 9 Greatest TV Shows Of All-Time, According To Rotten Tomatoes

The Wire and The Sopranos aren't on there<p>If you think it's difficult for movies to get the coveted 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, then spare a thought for long-running TV shows.<p>To recap: RT aggregates the scores of numerous critics, so it's a measure of consensus, and puts those shows that are …

32 trips around Europe everyone should take in their lifetime, according to the world's top travel experts

But with so many cultures, countries, and landscapes to explore, it's hard to prioritise one dream destination over another.<p>Business Insider UK asked top travel bloggers and writers/editors from the likes of Lonely Planet, Suitcase, and Airbnb for the best European destinations they've ever visited …

European Travel

11 Dirty Movies On Netflix That Actually Tell A Good Story

We're currently living in a truly golden digital age, ladies and gentlemen. One where filth, raunchiness, sauciness, and unadulterated erotica is but …

Interior design ideas, architecture and renovating photos

The 17 Best Movies No One Saw In 2017

The greatest movies you've barely heard of<p>2017 has been a corker for cinema, with the likes of <i>Dunkirk</i>, <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>, <i>Wonder Woman</i>, <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> and <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> knocking it out of the park. But there were also plenty of absolute gems that fell under the radar.<p>Here's our pick of …

The 50 top films of 2017: No 1 Call Me By Your Name

Peter Bradshaw celebrates a peach of a film about ecstatic submission to love –the united No 1 choice of our British and American critics<p>This priority is often overlooked, but pure sensual pleasure is an important part of cinema. So it’s a thrill to see a really outstanding film which provides it, …

If You Liked Gone Girl, You'll Love These Suspense Thrillers

For a long time, it seemed like maybe Liane Moriarty and Stephen King had cornered the modern market on the suspense-fiction genre. But no more: …

25 Indie Films and Festival Favorites to See This Season, From ‘mother!’ to ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Plus: New films from del Toro, Anderson, Dayton & Faris, Allen, Sorkin, Linklater, and many more.<p><i>All this week, IndieWire is rolling out our annual</i> …

Nicole Kidman

Why You Should Design Your Living Room Around the Sofa

Anita Yokota is a Jill of many trades, with experience in photojournalism and a true passion (and talent!) for interior decorating. She offers professional product styling and interior design services — <i>and</i> she’s raising three kids. Oh, and her Instagram account is a boho, shibori-filled paradise. …

25 photographers to know from across the globe

There was a time when photographers would rarely been given a second glance without agency representation. But a new wave of talents aren’t waiting around for industry recognition, instead, they’ve put their time into capturing vital stories from around the globe. It’s these people that Red Hook …

Street Photography

7 Powerful Habits That Can Instantly Make You Smarter and More Creative

Put these powerful habits to work, and never run out of ideas or inspiration again.<p>Ideas serve as your gasoline to growing and innovating in life and business. But when the tank is empty and there doesn't seem to be a gas station nor anyone in sight to give you a lift, times can become …

27 Tragically Underrated Movies You Need To Watch Immediately

Give 'em a shot!<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The Best Sites For Affordable Mid-Century Modern Furniture And Decor, In One Exhaustive List

Hint: There are SO many sites to find postwar furniture styles other than West Elm.<p>We’re all familiar with West Elm and its upscale take on mid-century modern furniture, but what if you’re looking for affordable postwar styles that you <i>won’t</i> find in every apartment in Brooklyn?<p>It’s a tall order, but …

Furniture

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

<i>An amazing slow cooker meal that is way better than takeout! The chicken is breaded to perfection and the sauce is full of flavor! The cashews hidden</i> …

The Secret Ingredient in This Key Lime Pie Is Avocados!

Not all desserts need to be sugary and sweet. This key lime pie is both tart and creamy, making it the perfect treat for a hot night. Made with avocados and coconut cream, it's vegan — but dairy-lovers will enjoy it too! If you're not a fan of lime but still want a vegan treat, you should try our …

The Restaurant-Quality Veggie Salad You Can Make at Home

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.<p>Place the cauliflower and chickpeas on …

7 Thrilling Summer Reads With Fierce Female Leads

What’s the best way to show your fierce feminist colors this summer (besides crushing on <i>Wonder Woman</i>’s Gal Gadot all season)? By picking up a book (or seven) with a kick-ass female lead. Whether you’re spending your days poolside or indulging in a city staycation, these are the tales and heroines …

Multiple Narratives Mean Non-Stop Action In 'The Child'

Some books tell you a great deal, while other books show even more. I'm happy to report that Fiona Barton's second novel, <i>The Child</i>, falls firmly into the second camp. That's not because of the usual "show, don't tell" dictum that so many novelists hear from instructors, but because Barton has a …

This DIY Wall Idea Is Incredibly Clever, Cheap & Chic

Everything about Aysu Sener's Dutch home is lovely. The color palette is warm and welcoming. A mix of textures adds an atmosphere of coziness. And of …

16 Places You Need To Visit When In Italy

You might have guessed by now, my love for Italy is deep, real and very, very meaningful. 🙂 You’ll have probably also have guessed by now that I …

Luggage

Here's 7 Pancakes From Around The World That Will Change The Way You Think About Pancakes

Which one would you eat?

What America's most prestigious private schools are making students read this summer

It's a time to indulge in the texts that are most appealing, without scrutiny: an easy beach read, a guilty pleasure, or that book you've always meant to start.<p>But students at some of America's most prestigious private schools are digging into substantial works this summer. The required or …

College & University

22 Delicious Salads That Are Actually Filling Enough To Eat For Dinner

Salads can be way tastier than you'd think.

These Six Brazilian Desserts Are Gonna Blow Your Mind

If you've never heard of brigadeiros, your life is about to change forever.

Dessert

Movie Review - The Shepherd (El Pastor) (2016)

<b>The Shepherd</b> (El Pastor), 2016.<p>Written and directed by Jonathan Cenzual Burley.<br>Starring Miguel Martín, Juan Luis Sara, Alfonso Mendiguchia, Maribel …

Paula Hawkins new novel 'Into The Water' is a clunky mystery thriller that'll leave you wanting more

It's hard to talk about contemporary mystery thrillers without hearing the name Paula Hawkins.<p>When her novel <i>The Girl On The Train</i> (which was also a …

Not Just Toast: 16 Recipes That Let Avocado Shine

I've lived in California nearly a year, and one of the best things about it is affordable avocados. They've become a fixture of my diet, and I use them in all sorts of dishes. Creamy and buttery, there are few things that avocado doesn't make better. Often, I'll use it as a garnish, but avocado can …

These 18 Sexy Thrillers Are Equal Parts Exciting and Erotic

I love a good sex-filled film as much as the next person, but I prefer the steamy scenes to be following at least somewhat of a plot. There are erotic films that also make you think, and we've rounded up the best ones out there to fulfill your smutty and sensible movie-watching sides. From murder …

Baileys Prize: Naomi Alderman wins for 'shocking' sci-fi novel The Power

<b>Naomi Alderman has won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for her feminist sci-fi novel The Power.</b><p>Her book envisages a world in which women have developed the ability to give electric shocks at will.<p>The chair of this year's judges, Tessa Ross, praised Alderman's "brilliantly imagined dystopia, …

Books