What is How to Live it?

How To Live It is your guide to the newest and best home-entertainment and mobile tech. The experts at Stuff.tv and Whathifi.com, with support from LG, will show how it can enrich your life - and how you can make the most of now. It is a place to escape, to learn and, simply, to make life good.

Pop-music Music

Why you should listen to… Pop

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision editor Simon Lucas doesn’t think you should feel guilty about liking pop music. Quite the contrary, in fact. Go on, embrace the mainstream…

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HipHopa Music

Why you should listen to… hip hop

Hip hop gets a bad rap. Whether it’s being accused of glorifying gang culture and violence, perpetuating misogyny and homophobia or shacking up with capitalism, there are few music genres that get more criticised. And that’s before we even start on all that swearing… Verity Burns goes on the defence…

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western TV + Film

Why you should watch… westerns

It’s 50 years since Clint Eastwood first saddled up as the Man With No Name. To mark the occasion, whathifi.com’s Stephen Graves dons his stetson, six-gun and spurs and, dressed like the most ridiculous man in London, hits the trail.

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trainspotting_158292851 TV + Film

7 films to celebrate Scotland

Check out our pick of films that wouldn’t exist without Scotland – and rest assured there’s not a Mel Gibson in sight. “You may take our history but you cannot take our lists!”

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grunge Music

Why you should listen to… grunge

Very much of its time, but nonetheless responsible for some of the most anthemic pop records ever committed to vinyl: without grunge teenagers everywhere would have been stuck in the 80s. Simon Lucas takes a look at their sludgy salvation.

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Jazz2a Music

Why you should listen to… jazz

In the eyes (and ears) of most listeners, there’s only one thing less fashionable than classical music – and that’s jazz. The common image of jazz is a result of its enthusiasts… But don’t be put off. Andrew Everard argues its case…

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