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'Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, producers talk tonight's stunning dragon unleashing

The reason <i>Game of Thrones</i> exists as a TV series can be traced to a few key sequences in George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire novels that several …

McDonald’s Theory

I use a trick with co-workers when we’re trying to decide where to eat for lunch and no one has any ideas. I recommend McDonald’s.<p>An interesting …

McDonald's

People Vanishing from Iraq War History

Ten years and the scripted media narrative of the Iraq War — now receding into the rear-view of our embarrassingly short American memory — is about …

From El Salvador to Iraq: Washington's man behind brutal police squads

An exclusive golf course backs onto a spacious two-storey house. A coiled green garden hose lies on the lawn. The grey-slatted wooden shutters are closed. And, like the other deserted luxury houses in this gated community near Bryan, Texas, nothing moves.<p>Retired Colonel Jim Steele, whose military …

Scientists' hope for HIV cure

Researchers are working on "novel strategies" to find a cure for HIV, with the first results expected “within months”.<p>Danish scientists are hoping for results that will show that “finding a mass-distributable and affordable cure to HIV is possible”.<p>They are conducting a clinical trial to test a …

Immune System

Cannes film festival adds Jim Jarmusch's 'crypto-vampire love story'

The Cannes film festival found a last-minute berth for the undead as Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive was announced as a late entry in this …

Criticwire Picks: ‘Sun Don’t Shine’ Appeals to All of Critics’ Five Senses

Criticwire Picks: 'Sun Don't Shine' Appeals to All of Critics' Five Senses<p>Amy Seimetz’ “<b>Sun Don’t Shine</b>” is one of two new additions to our …

20 Years of TV: How Cable Opened Up the Television Landscape to a Chorus of New Voices

<b>Editor’s Note: This is part four of a series of five articles exploring the past 20 years of television and its effect on the current “Golden Age.”</b> …

Soderbergh, Payne, Polanski and the Coens Lead 2013 Cannes Film Festival Lineup

This morning in Paris, the official competition lineup for the 66th Cannes Film Festival was announced.<p>Steven Soderbergh (“Behind The Candelabra”), …

Cannes 2013 lineup: a programme of heavy-hitters and unexpected gems

More than the first cuckoo, the announcement of the Cannes competition list is the first sign of spring; always an exciting moment and even more so …

Cannes Line-Up Includes New Films From the Coen Brothers, Nicolas Winding Refn, Alexander Payne, and Roman Polanski – /Film

The lineup for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival was released this morning, and as ever it is a list that represents great promise and potential for the …

Alexander Payne

Will Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods' Series Overlap With His 'American Gods' Sequel?

The clock is already ticking on Neil Gaiman's sequel to <i>American Gods</i> -- because they're going to need that material for the HBO series. A recent news …

Sebastian Junger on the Value and Cost of War Reporting and Making a Film About His Late ‘Restrepo’ Co-Director Tim Hetherington

Sebastian Junger on the Value and Cost of War Reporting and Making a Film About His Late 'Restrepo' Co-Director Tim Hetherington<p>On February 27, 2011, …

The Surprises & Notable Absences Of The 2013 Cannes Line-Up

So the 2013 Cannes lineup has finally been unveiled and as usual, there were a fair few surprise inclusions, a fair few snubby exclusions/category …

The Man Who Pierced the Sky

When Felix Baumgartner set out to make a living by stunt jumping—from cliffs, buildings, and bridges—the young Austrian had no idea where it would take him: to a pressurized capsule nearly 24 miles above New Mexico, last October 14, preparing to free-fall farther than any man in history, and at …

The 10 best words the internet has given English

My book Netymology: A Linguistic Celebration of the Digital World is about the stories behind new words. I've been an etymology addict since I was a …

Getting stuffed: a tale of love and taxidermy

Does there come a day in every man's life when he looks around and says to himself: I've got to weed out some of these owls? I can't be alone in …