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Entertainment in containment


Your couch is your new best friend. Might as well turn on the TV and embrace it! And now you don’t need to feel guilty for skipping social outings and wearing sweatpants until noon. You’re being responsible.

But what to watch? When the standard 30 Rock marathon runs thin, we have all the hidden gems that never made it to your Netflix or Hulu queue. Engrossing dramas? Check. Comedic relief? Check. Enlightening documentaries to make you feel just a little less guilty about all your tube time? We’ve got that, and a lot more.

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The best podcasts of 2022

There are hundreds of thousands of podcasts out there for nearly every subject. We’ve compiled a list of the best podcasts, whatever your interests may be.
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The best podcasts for kids of any age


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The best online concerts to watch in August

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Watch these virtual concert livestreams during your social distancing

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San Diego Comic-Con 2020 brought back to life as Comic-Con at Home

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Alamo Drafthouse offers on-demand service for a stay-at-home world

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This cyberpunk suit was designed for concertgoers in our post-pandemic future

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AMC’s Trolls feud proves movie theater chains may be their own worst enemy

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Spotify says the pandemic has changed how we listen to music and podcasts

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The Nintendo Switch is sold out (almost) everywhere — here’s where to get one

Just because Nintendo Switch production has been limited, doesn't mean it's impossible to pick up the company's latest gaming console. Here is where to look.
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YouTube partners with Tribeca, Cannes, Sundance for free film festival

YouTube is partnering with Tribeca, Cannes, Sundance and several others to offer a free film festival on its platform from May 29 to June 7, 2020. 
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is staying creative while stuck at home

Joseph Gordon-Levitt said that HitRecord's new show, Create Together, was inspired by people who still collaborate to make art during these difficult times.
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Free on Apple TV: Pearl Jam’s new album is now a Dolby Vision/Atmos experience

Pearl Jam has a treat for fans who are stuck at home: The band's Gigaton album will be presented as a free visual experience on Apple devices with Dolby tech.
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How to watch tonight’s One World: Together at Home benefit concert

One World: Together at Home is a benefit concert for frontline healthcare workers. Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and many more will perform to fund PPE for workers.

Fighting through coronavirus isolation: 4 people share their tech habits

Millions across the world are currently under shelter-at-home orders. For those living alone, tech has become an essential service connecting them to others.
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The best free online classes to take based on your interests

We've compiled the best free online courses you can take right now, depending on your interests, so you can come out of quarantine having learned something new.
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All the social distancing hashtags you need to know

We’ve broken down what the most popular hashtags across social media mean so you can be in the know about new social slang while you are social distancing.
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Disney is making new Frozen animated shorts for your kids to watch on YouTube

Disney's new Frozen streaming series, At Home With Olaf, is the product of Disney animator Hyrum Osmond and actor Josh Gad. It is being created at their homes.
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The best free streaming, education and fitness trials to keep you entertained right now

There are plenty of things to keep you busy with all the free trials right now -- whether it’s streaming services, education, fitness apps, and more.
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What’s safe for kids to watch on YouTube?

YouTube is an attractive option for work-from-home parents looking to keep their kids occupied, but you should know some things in order to make it safer.
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How accurate are the pandemic movies you’re binge-watching?

We spoke to doctors about Outbreak, Contagion, and other pandemic films people have been streaming in the wake of the coronavirus -- and how realistic they are.
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Why everyone is binge-watching pandemic movies right now

At a time when coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, is sweeping the world, why are many of us tuning into movies, shows, and video games about pandemics?
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The best free online concerts to watch from your couch

Many artists are taking the social distancing opportunity to provide free, live shows so all of us stuck at home can pretend we are right there with them. 
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The best shows to binge watch

Whether it's a new series everyone is talking about or a long-running classic, here are the best binge-worthy TV series that might become your newest addiction.