Google Podcasts launches for Android with personalized recommendations - The Verge
Google today is introducing a new standalone podcast app for Android. The app, called simply Google Podcasts, will use Google’s recommendation algorithms in an effort to connect people with shows they might enjoy based on their listening habits. via Pocket
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10 hours ago
International Yoga Day: The science behind why yoga makes us happy — Quartz
Can we really unlock our personal power by adopting “powerful” body postures? Unfortunately, the findings that link these so-called “power poses,” beloved of certain politicians, with a real sense of power and control are difficult to replicate. via Pocket
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10 hours ago
YouTube Music vs. Spotify: Which is the better streaming music service? | Android Central
If there is a throne to be won in music streaming, Spotify won it years ago. via Pocket
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11 hours ago
What is Project Fi, how does it work, and why do I want it? | Android Central
Google's own carrier offering definitely has some appeal. If you're an Android enthusiast, you've likely already heard of Project Fi. But that doesn't mean you necessarily know everything about it, so we're here to give you the high-level look at the carrier option that comes directly from Google. via Pocket
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11 hours ago
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In the past 100 years, exactly one baseball player has posted a WAR above 14. That was Babe Ruth. That was his best season.¹ That was 95 years ago. Mike Trout is on pace to eclipse that mark this year. I’m fascinated by Mike Trout. via Pocket
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19 hours ago
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Well, the good news is that I didn’t fall asleep. The bad news is that I probably should have: this WWDC keynote clocked in over two hours long. This was shorter than last year, but it felt longer. That one had iMacs and iPads and HomePods, oh my. This had… well, we’ll get to that. via Pocket
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19 hours ago
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The numbers are in and the trend is clear. That is, there is no trend. Despite months of controversy, users don’t seem to be leaving Facebook. Certainly not in any meaningful way. via Pocket
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19 hours ago
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“Disruption” is undoubtedly the buzzword of our current time. On a daily basis, old ways of doing things are under assault from new ways of doing things. This is nothing new, of course. In fact, you could argue that the word “progress” has simply been disrupted by the word “disruption”. via Pocket
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19 hours ago
Best photo editor for your Chromebook in 2018 | Android Central
Polarr Photo Editor is the best way to edit pictures on your Chromebook. One of the most often asked questions about Chromebooks we get is how to edit photos. You see the same questions in the comments of Chromebook posts and in forums and everywhere else. It's a valid question. via Pocket
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YouTube Music: Everything you need to know | Android Central
Google's music strategy has been fractured and confusing and falling behind for years, with Google Play Music being treated like an orange-haired stepchild, YouTube Music being ignored by some users and unheard of by the rest, and YouTube being a place where people of all kinds come to listen to m via Pocket
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yesterday
Google Podcasts ready to launch globally on Android with 2 million indexed podcasts
Changes have been afoot with Google and podcasts for many months. Cody has discovered sign after sign of the Google app adding podcast support, there was a long exposé of Google's podcast plans a couple of months ago, and podcast subscription and management then downloads started showing up. via Pocket
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Amazon Kindle Oasis review: The best e-reader you can buy | Android Central
There are plenty of options available if you're interested in reading e-books. You can pick up an Android tablet for under $100, load up the Kindle app, and get started right away. via Pocket
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yesterday
Google: YouTube Music Can't Replace Google Play Music Yet | Androidheadlines.com
Google-owned YouTube recently got a total revamp of its YouTube Music app to more closely match and better improve upon the functionality of Google Play Music, but according to YouTube product head T Jay Fowler, the two apps aren’t quite ready to converge just yet. via Pocket
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yesterday
Keri Russell on Child Stardom, Quitting the Biz After 'Felicity' and Reinventing Herself on 'The Americans' | Hollywood Reporter
"I have a feeling I'll kind of go into my little world for a little while and read my books and see my kids and take adventures," says Keri Russell, as we sit down at the offices of The Hollywood Reporter to record an episode of THR's 'Awards Chatter' podcast, and begin talking about what her life w via Pocket
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2 days ago
How Babbel Brought Us Closer Together - The Journiest
My husband and I have been talking about a trip to Europe to "travel back to our roots" for years, and as soon as the kids were out of the house, we finally began planning it. He wanted to see Ireland and Germany, but for me, France was at the top of my list. via Pocket
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2 days ago
Forget Nirvana, Pearl Jam Was the Most Influential Band of the 90s - Noisey
A few years ago, I interviewed Tom Delonge at an Angels & Airwaves show. He made sure to tell me about how he has always drawn his influence from the 70s’ mod scene, the band The Jam, and the esoteric symbolism surrounding the occult. He really said this. via Pocket
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2 days ago
Did the Era of The Strokes Set Rock and Roll Back? - Noisey
Last month, writer and friend Lizzy Goodman released a book called Meet Me in the Bathroom, an exhaustive oral history of the New York City rock scene at the turn of the century. via Pocket
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2 days ago
You might be sharing private events on Google Calendar without realizing it - here's how to fix that
Everybody uses Google Calendar (well, most people), and it's a tool many of us probably rely on every day to manage our lives, our work, and all the things we'd forget if our phones didn't remind us to do them. via Pocket
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2 days ago
Weezer Finally Covered "Africa" and the Rains Are Truly Blessed - Noisey
For the last few weeks, we’ve been asking—begging, basically—for Weezer to cover the song “Africa” by Toto. We even elevated the voice of this beautiful angel high school student who dedicated a Twitter account to the sole purpose of making this happen. Why did we do this? Good question. via Pocket
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2 days ago
Weezer Covered a Toto Song That Isn’t “Africa” and Honestly, What the Fuck? - Noisey
A while back, we at Noisey ran an interview with an ambitious young Weezer fan focused on a singular quest. She was determined to get Weezer to cover the song “Africa” by Toto. via Pocket
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2 days ago
Rock Is Dead, Thank God - Noisey
The phrase “rock is dead” makes people angry. Whisper it in seclusion at the top of the Himalayas and 30 people in CBGB shirts will materialise to drop some well, actuallys... on you. The subject is such trite internet bait that gallantly defending rock’s honour has become Rock Journalism 101. via Pocket
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2 days ago
Notion’s sophisticated note-taking software arrives on a new platform with a friendly new price - The Verge
Notion, a sophisticated note-taking app with a sleek design, arrives on Android today. via Pocket
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3 days ago
How Firefox is using Pocket to try to build a better news feed than Facebook - The Verge
On this week’s episode of Converge, Pocket founder and CEO Nate Weiner tells us why he sold his company to Mozilla, and how he’s working to build a better version of Facebook’s News Feed into the Firefox browser. via Pocket
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3 days ago
The Oral History of the Gaslight Anthem’s ‘The ’59 Sound’ - The Ringer
Brian Fallon and Bruce Springsteen at Hard Rock Calling in 2009 via Pocket
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3 days ago
How to fix common Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL problems | Android Central
Having trouble with your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL? Here's where you start. No phone is perfect. And even though the Pixel 2 and 2 XL seem to be pretty solid devices, there are some issues that have cropped up over time as thousands and thousands of them made their way out into the wild. via Pocket
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6 days ago
Why TickTick Is the Best To-Do App for Android
If you want to maximize productivity, you need a to-do app. Offloading task management from your brain lets you focus your mental energy on what’s important: the task you’re working on. But finding a to-do app that fits your style can be tough. via Pocket
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7 days ago
Todoist vs. TickTick – Not Unremarkable
To-do list showdown! I’ve been using Todoist for several months and am really starting to develop and trust my system with it. However, I had recently been hearing a lot of hub-bub about TickTick and decided to take a look at their offering and compare it with Todoist. via Pocket
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7 days ago
TickTick, a Todoist Challenger?! – Keep Productive – Medium
Although an avid Todoist user, I do keep an eye on the likes of Wunderlist, Things 3, Nozbe and Nirvana HQ as practical replacements. As a productivity app reviewer, that’s my job (well, in my spare time)! via Pocket
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7 days ago
How to set up Braintoss for Todoist to capture ideas on the move
Braintoss is the perfect tool for capturing information on the go, something that is a key element for successful GTD.  Here is everything you need to know to set up Braintoss for Todoist. One of the many practical challenges we face every day is to capture a thought or idea before it vanishes. via Pocket
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8 days ago
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys Bid Farewell to ‘The Americans’ | Hollywood Reporter
FX's Cold War drama centered on Russian spies Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Rhys and Russell) wrapped up on May 30 after six seasons, leaving the cast and crew reflective: "We've had moments of sentimentality," says co-showrunner Joel Fields. via Pocket
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8 days ago
How non-English speakers are taught this crazy English grammar rule you know but you've never heard of — Quartz
English grammar, beloved by sticklers, is also feared by non-native speakers. Many of its idiosyncrasies can turn into traps even for the most confident users. via Pocket
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9 days ago
What if Star Wars never happened? - Polygon
Despite the decades that have passed since its release, it would be hard to argue that any film is as relevant to the way movies are made today than George Lucas’ 1977 space opera, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. via Pocket
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9 days ago
How Anthony Bourdain Came to Be Anthony Bourdain | Bon Appetit
Editor's Note 6/8/18: We are saddened to learn of Anthony Bourdain's death at age 61. In 2012, he wrote a Father’s Day essay for Bon Appétit about his childhood, his memories of his father, and raising his own daughter. We're re-sharing his words today. via Pocket
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9 days ago
Ramblings On Time Management – Haystack.vc
This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for many months. Ironically, I’ve haven’t had the time for *this specific* post until now, today. I’m writing while all my three toddlers are napping and my wife went to work to get organized. via Pocket
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10 days ago
A week later, I'm haunted by The Americans finale - CNET
I don't envy anyone tasked with writing the finale to a popular television program. Pleasing everyone is probably impossible, so I imagine that you stick to pleasing as many viewers as possible. via Pocket
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10 days ago
Project Fi wish list: 3 things that would make me switch | Android Central
When Google launched Project Fi in April 2015, I signed up for the service as fast as I possibly could. I ordered the starter kit for my Nexus 6 and loved the added benefits, but ultimately went back to my previous service provider after the first month. Project Fi gets a lot of things right. via Pocket
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11 days ago
YouTube Music vs. Google Play Music: Which should you use? | Android Central
When we compare music services, we're usually trying to help you figure out which one you should give your money to. via Pocket
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11 days ago
How to improve your YouTube Music recommendations | Android Central
Even if you've never used the YouTube Music app or shiny new desktop site before, chances are your profile is already chock-full of recommendations. via Pocket
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11 days ago
Notion's do-it-all productivity app arrives on Android
Popular productivity app Notion is finally available on Android. The service makes it easier to organize your life with everything from notes to to-do lists, and its support for all major platforms lets you access your data from almost anywhere. via Pocket
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11 days ago
Zach Lowe on LeBron James and the future for the Cleveland Cavaliers - NBA playoffs
Maybe it was inevitable the moment Dan Gilbert wrote his rage-infused, burn book excerpt in 2010 -- poisoning whatever relationship he had with LeBron James, and perhaps pushing James to maximize his leverage with a series of one- and two-year deals upon his return to Cleveland. via Pocket
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11 days ago
2018 Stanley Cup Final - Alex Ovechkin is unwavering in his commitment to daily meal from Mamma Lucia's - NHL
When Alex Ovechkin arrived to the Washington Capitals in 2005, the team had the same meal ordered to the practice facility after every game-day morning skate. It was a large spread from Mamma Lucia's, a local Italian chain. Think: carbs, sauces, more carbs. via Pocket
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11 days ago
2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Ranking every player in the Stanley Cup Final - Vegas Golden Knights, Washington Capitals - NHL
Forty-nine players have appeared in a playoff game for the Washington Capitals or the Vegas Golden Knights en route to the Stanley Cup Final. Some of them have contributed mightily. Some of them have had their moments. One of them is from Australia. via Pocket
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11 days ago
The confessions of LiveJournal Tara | The Outline
I’ve got a vision of my life. I think I know exactly what I want to do with my life, and that's calming. After college (ideally, D. via Pocket
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11 days ago
Anthony Bourdain’s Moveable Feast | The New Yorker
When the President of the United States travels outside the country, he brings his own car with him. via Pocket
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11 days ago
Anthony Bourdain and the Power of Telling the Truth | The New Yorker
I have long maintained a theory that Anthony Bourdain—who died on Friday, at the age of sixty-one, of an apparent suicide—was the best-known celebrity in America. via Pocket
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11 days ago
Bach at the Burger King - Los Angeles Review of Books
AT THE CORNER of 8th and Market in San Francisco, by a shuttered subway escalator outside a Burger King, an unusual soundtrack plays. A beige speaker, mounted atop a tall window, blasts Baroque harpsichord at deafening volumes. The music never stops. via Pocket
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12 days ago
latimesblogs.latimes.com
One of my favorite books of all time is "Watership Down." In that story, the main action of the book ends with around 20 pages left. (It's here that I'll warn you there are spoilers for "Watership Down" ahead, but the book is almost 40 years old. C'mon. via Pocket
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13 days ago
The best and worst TV series finales - Vox
It’s a muggy Atlanta afternoon, and Lee Pace is filming what will become the final shot of the final episode of the AMC drama Halt and Catch Fire. He has to deliver just one line: “Let me start by asking a question. via Pocket
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16 days ago
June Challenge: Eat Healthy Meals to Get Sexier : zen habits
OK, so the title was an attention-grabber, I’ll admit — eating healthier meals won’t necessarily make you sexier. But that’s because most of you are as sexy as possible already. via Pocket
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16 days ago
World Cup 2018 - Inside Russia's new-school hooligan culture
This story will appear in ESPN The Magazine's June 18 World Football issue. Subscribe today! | Leerla en español via Pocket
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16 days ago
The Americans finale recap: “START” ends the series brilliantly - Vox
Every week, some of Vox’s writers gather to discuss the latest episode of FX’s spy drama The Americans. via Pocket
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16 days ago
The Americans’ final season is one of the best ever made - Vox
It’s very early in production on the sixth and final season of The Americans, and I’m pretty sure I’m watching the calm before the storm. via Pocket
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16 days ago
The Americans series finale proves there are fates worse than death - Vox
One of the biggest trends in TV storytelling in the 2010s has been the rise of character deaths as a plot device. It had become so pervasive — and so ineffective — that I wrote an article attempting to diagnose the problem in 2016. But something welcome has happened since I wrote that article. via Pocket
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16 days ago
The Americans Series Finale: What Happened to Paige and the Rest of the Characters? - Today's News: Our Take | TV Guide
The Americans' series finale was one for the ages, a heartbreaking but inevitable end for the Jennings as their family unit pretty much disintegrated. But hey, they all made it out with their lives, at least. via Pocket
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16 days ago
The Americans finale: The greatest secrets, explained by the showrunners - Vox
The Americans has ended. After six seasons of betrayals and double crosses and moving conversations about marriage, the FX drama — one of the very best TV shows of the decade (and, okay, sure all time) — concluded with a deeply moving series finale that made Vox’s Americans fans applaud. via Pocket
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16 days ago
'The Americans' Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys talk 'devastating' finale - INSIDER
Warning: There are major spoilers ahead for "The Americans" finale. This is your last chance to head back before spoilers. via Pocket
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16 days ago
U2 Was the Perfect Choice for The Americans Finale
Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell. Over the years, The Americans has excelled at excavating some of the more obscure pop songs from the 1980s to underscore intense and emotional moments. via Pocket
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16 days ago
Holly Taylor Discusses the Future of Paige Jennings
Spoilers ahead for the series finale of The Americans. In The Americans series finale, Paige Jennings got off a train, ditched her parents, and ultimately went to an abandoned apartment in D.C. via Pocket
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16 days ago
'The Americans' creators discuss McDonald's in the series finale - Business Insider
Warning: This post contains major spoilers for the series finale of "The Americans." Read at your own risk. via Pocket
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16 days ago
The Americans Finale: What About That Dream? | ScreenRant
The Americans co-showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields discuss those unforgettable paintings seen throughout the final season and why one of them appeared again in Elizabeth’s enigmatic dream in the final episode. via Pocket
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16 days ago
"The Americans" series finale: Goodbye to one of the great TV dramas of the decade — Quartzy
When FX’s Cold War-era spy drama The Americans premiered in January 2013, Donald Trump was still hosting The Celebrity Apprentice. US-Russian relations were tense, but not particularly eventful. Netflix had yet to begin producing original content. via Pocket
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16 days ago
[WATCH] ‘The Americans’ Holly Taylor On Series Finale, Possible Spinoff & More | Deadline
“I can’t believe almost all of my teenage years were spent on that TV show, and I was lucky enough to have that opportunity,” says Holly Taylor of The Americans, which airs its Season 6 and series finale tomorrow. via Pocket
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16 days ago
Goodbye, 'The Americans': Cast, Creators on Series Finale - Rolling Stone
After six seasons and 75 episodes, one of the best spy thrillers in TV history aired its last chapter – not with one last eruption of violence, but with an ending more muted and melancholy. via Pocket
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16 days ago
‘The Americans’ Team on Series Finale, Potential Spinoffs – Variety
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the series finale of “The Americans” that aired May 30. The cast and crew of “The Americans” spent 13 hours filming one climactic finale moment that was nearly six years in the making. via Pocket
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16 days ago
The Americans Series Finale: What Happens to Henry Jennings?
If you know your television tropes, you’re probably familiar with Chuck Cunn via Pocket
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16 days ago
The Americans Finale: An Ode to the Parking Garage Scene
The heart of The Americans series finale, which aired Wednesday night, is a single, stripped-down scene in a dank parking garage. via Pocket
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16 days ago
‘The Americans’ Finale: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys’ Brilliant Sendoff – Variety
No one had to die for “The Americans” to be devastating. Throughout the show’s stellar sixth season, the walls seemed to be caving in on everyone with alarming speed. via Pocket
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16 days ago
'The Americans' Series Finale Explained | Hollywood Reporter
Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell) left the United States and returned to their native Russia in the series finale of The Americans on Wednesday night. But in a tragic twist, the Russian spies who'd spent years posing as an American couple living outside of Washington, D. via Pocket
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16 days ago
The Americans Finale: The Dream Sequence Decoded
Keri Russell as Elizabeth and Derek Luke as Gregory. Spoilers ahead for the series finale of The Americans. The Americans is a series typically uninterested in the vocabulary of dreams. via Pocket
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16 days ago
Are You Mad About ‘The Americans’ Series Finale? - The Ringer
With one sweeping U2 song, The Americans came to an end on Wednesday night after six seasons. A lot happened, and so after the episode aired, The Ringer’s devoted Americans fans (we call them communists) were asked to answer a series of questions, with the most important being: U mad? via Pocket
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16 days ago
The Americans finale savored the agony of uncertainty.
This post contains spoilers for The Americans. It seems obvious in retrospect that The Americans was never going to end with anything as satisfying as catharsis. via Pocket
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16 days ago
The Americans Series Finale Was Predicted In Episode 1
Warning: This story contains spoilers for the series finale of The Americans. I screamed when Paige (Holly Taylor) stepped off the train. Even after all this time, I somehow believed that this family of spies that I've come to love and root for would make it out whole. via Pocket
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16 days ago
‘The Americans’ Series Finale Oral History
The final episode of The Americans does just about everything an Americans fan could want. It provides a conclusive, tragic ending for our now-exposed Russian spies, Philip and Elizabeth Jennings. It leaves certain questions unanswered, which was very much in keeping with the show’s ethos. via Pocket
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17 days ago
What YouTube Music means for the future of Google Play Music | Android Central
Ever since YouTube Music and YouTube Premium were announced, I've seen Google Play Music subscribers freaking out about whether to cancel their subscriptions. via Pocket
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18 days ago
YouTube Music Premium doesn't make sense, and that's exactly why it exists | Android Central
YouTube made several announcements this month, from the announcement of a "brand-new" YouTube Music to the evolution of YouTube Red into YouTube Premium. via Pocket
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19 days ago
How many Google messaging apps are there? Seven - here's what they do
Since the launch of Google Talk in 2005, Google has emphasized the importance of people using the company’s services to communicate with one another. via Pocket
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19 days ago
I tried living the dual phone life — it just isn't for me | Android Central
A couple of months ago, I wrote about carrying two phones at once; why you might want to, and some of the strategies that go into making it easier to manage. via Pocket
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20 days ago
North Americans in KHL: ‘I can’t believe that just happened’ – ProHockeyTalk
Ben Scrivens keeps trying to figure out what he is doing wrong. And it has nothing to do with playing hockey. via Pocket
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20 days ago
Where Hemingway Went to Write, After Partying in Venice | Literary Hub
Harry’s Bar was down just a couple of blocks from the Gritti in the direction of Saint Mark’s Square, and Ernest Hemingway quickly succumbed to the seductive charm of the place, with its sleek 1930s design, cosmopolitan chatter, delicious seafood, and well-trained bartenders. via Pocket
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21 days ago
How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People
It started with money, as it so often does in New York. A crisp $100 bill slipped across the smooth surface of the mid-century-inspired concierge desk at 11 Howard, the sleek new boutique hotel in Soho. via Pocket
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21 days ago
The Best To-Do List Apps for Every Kind of Person - The Muse
Odds are high that you’re probably not as obsessed with your task list as I am. No, really: I’ve been known to spend more time organizing my to-dos than actually doing them. via Pocket
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22 days ago
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