28 Black Movies on Netflix That You'll Want to Watch on Repeat

28 Black Movies on Netflix That You'll Want to Watch on Repeat

To the internet's utter delight, Netflix recently announced that for the rest of the year, the streaming service will rotate iconic Black films each month—meaning you'll have tons more great content, but only 30 days to watch each. The latest? The Beyoncé-led Carmen: A Hip-Hopera. But don't worry too much. If you're really looking to flex your binge-watc ...

The 11 Biggest Moments from Game of Thrones’

The 11 Biggest Moments from Game of Thrones’

“The Long Night” will go down in television history as the Game of Thrones episode that made “Arya Stark” a verb. Episode 3 of season 8 started slow on Sunday night, opening as if from the backstage of a play, with all of the players grabbing their props and – “Places everyone!” – moving to their marks. It is called a theater of war, after all. The curta ...

Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73: a Performer's Analysis

Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73: a Performer's Analysis

I would like express my profound gratitude and thanks to Dr. Pamela Ryan for her support and guidance in the completion of my treatise. Many thanks to my committee members, Dr. Evan Jones, Professor Eliot Chapo and Dr. Alexander Jiménez, for their time, advice and support. I am also deeply indebted to Katie Geeseman for her time and tireless work in edit ...

100 Movies on Netflix Right Now

100 Movies on Netflix Right Now

With thousands of movies to choose from, and a navigation system and algorithm that don’t always make the right choice easy to find, it can be difficult to know what to watch on Netflix. That’s why we’re here, breaking down the 100 best movies on the service at this minute, with regular updates for titles that have been removed and when new ones are adde ...

The 40 Best Christmas Movies of All Time

The 40 Best Christmas Movies of All Time

Trim the tree, stuff the stockings, and watch one of these classics movies filled with holiday cheer. BY ESQUIRE EDITORS NOV 26, 2018 There's no more festive time of year than Christmas, which over the years has been the backdrop for plenty of old-school classics and modern favorites that have gifted moviegoers with an abundance of warm-and-fuzzy cheer. ...

Top 10 Popular Chinese Songs 2019

Top 10 Popular Chinese Songs 2019

In this post, we want to share with you, our Top 10 Popular Chinese / Mandarin Songs 2019 you must hear. There are many good and beautiful Chinese songs released and reach it's popularity last year, such as Eric Chou's How Have You Been? , Hebe Tien's A Little Happiness, Mayday's Here, After, Us and much more. Some of them still popular now, but others a ...

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

The year on vinyl. As Nina Simone so famously said, “how can you be an artist and not reflect the times?” This year, it was the music that could not help but react to the circumstances of its creation that moved us most. If ever there were 12 months that made good on the Chinese curse “may you live in interesting times”, it was 2016. For us, the goal pos ...

30 Video Games from the 90S Everyone Played (But Forgot About)

30 Video Games from the 90S Everyone Played (But Forgot About)

The 1990s was a decade which yielded many innovations in gaming. It was the time in which games made the leap from sprite-based graphics to full 3D graphics. The introduction of discs instead of cartridges also meant games became much bigger and more detailed. It also marked the period in which arcade games began to decline in popularity as home consoles ...

Tada-Kun Wa Koi Wo Shinai Review

Tada-Kun Wa Koi Wo Shinai Review

Mitsuyoshi Tada was out taking pictures of cherry blossoms when he ran into an interesting foreign girl named Teresa Wagner. After a few more chance meetings the same day, Tada brings Teresa back to his grandfather's coffee shop after he learns that Teresa was separated from her friend. There Teresa meets Tada's sister Yui and the upbeat and self-proclai ...

Should ‘Old Town Road’ Be Nominated for the CMA Awards? Voters Aren't Sure

Should ‘Old Town Road’ Be Nominated for the CMA Awards? Voters Aren't Sure

Kristin M. Hall , Associated Press Published 3:48 p.m. ET Aug. 14, 2019 | Updated 4:45 p.m. ET Aug. 14, 2019 Lil Nas X has set two new records on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs and Hot rap songs charts. "Old Town Road," which is spending its 19th week at No. 1, surpasses the record set by Drake's "One Dance" on the R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart. (Photo: Ric ...

Independent Musicians Are Becoming the Future of the Music Industry

Independent Musicians Are Becoming the Future of the Music Industry

Stereotypes of professional musicians tend to stick to one pole or another — they're either a world-famous, arena-touring troubadour with a luxurious lifestyle, or they're down on their luck playing in a dive while forgoing a "normal job." Take a look at reality and you'll find plenty who are something in between: the independent artist who aims to make ...

7 Ways to Get Unusual Vocal Effects with Izotope Plug-Ins

7 Ways to Get Unusual Vocal Effects with Izotope Plug-Ins

Clean edits, tonal balance, a brilliant EQ, perfect dynamics, and tasteful ambience—this article is about none of that! Instead we’re going to examine how Nectar 3, RX Elements, VocalSynth 2, and a few bonus goodies, can help you achieve interesting, esoteric, exciting new vocal effects. 1. Harmony vocals with Nectar 3 If you need quick harmony vocals, N ...

Permut 8 User Guide

Permut 8 User Guide

Permut8 is an effect plug-in that embraces the sounds of primitive digital signal processing hardware. It is programmable to produce a wide range of effects from traditional delays and flangers to beat-repeaters, bit-crushers and yet unheard of circuit bent madness. At its core is a 12-bit digital delay with variable sample rate from 0 to 352 khz. The de ...

The 25 Best Female Jazz Singers of All Time

The 25 Best Female Jazz Singers of All Time

There is no shortage of talented vocalists, but the best female jazz singers possess unique voices which hold their own against their male counterparts. By Charles Waring Ever since jazz was born at the dawn of the 20th Century, women have been – and continue to be – a minority in what is a largely male-dominated world. There is, however, one area of the ...

Science-Backed Office Music Playlists for Productivity

Science-Backed Office Music Playlists for Productivity

1) Classical Music One of the most frequently cited studies related to music and productivity is the "Mozart Effect," which concluded that listening to Mozart for even a brief period each day can boost "abstract reasoning ability." The study -- led by researchers Gordon Shaw, Frances Rauscher, and Katherine Ky -- employed 36 Cal-Irvine students who were ...

Top 25 Relaxing & Calming Songs to Chill To

Top 25 Relaxing & Calming Songs to Chill To

Hakuna Matata , what a wonderful thing. It means no worries. So if you're feeling stressed, fear not. Billboard Dance has you covered with a relaxing music playlist of calming and peaceful songs from established headliners and up-and-comers alike. Hit play to enter a mellow and soothing state of mind with these relaxing and calming music favorites. Relax ...