Ariel Brock

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Robert De Niro Really Drove An NYC Cab To Prep For His 1976 Role In 'Taxi Driver'

Robert De Niro was nominated for an Oscar for his 1976 leading role in "Taxi Driver," about a Vietnam veteran working as a night-time cab driver in New York City to battle his insomnia.<p>Perhaps De Niro was so convincing in the role because he actually <i>was</i> a taxi driver.<p>While preparing for the film, …

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This is the man bringing your favorite anime to virtual reality

You don’t realize the size of Totoro until you’re standing next to him. You have to tilt your head all the way back to look at his face when you’re close to his belly. He’s cute on the screen, but in person? The big lug is an intimidating presence.<p>I’m playing a virtual reality recreation of the bus …

Kevin Cummins Q&A: 'I saved Joy Division from being Bon Jovi'

The Mancunian photographer's seminal shoot with Joy Division has been selected for the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale<p><b>Kevin Cummins</b> is one of Britain’s most acclaimed rock photographers. A former staff photographer for the NME, Cummins has taken shots of some of the world’s …

Calvin And Hobbes’ Bill Watterson secretly drew some comic strips this week

With the real J.D. Salinger dead and Jeff Mangum—the J.D. Salinger of indie rock—touring again, the world is running out of reclusive geniuses who …

The world's largest video game collection is for sale

The person with the certified largest video game collection in the world is putting it all up for sale.<p>Michael Thomasson's collection was declared by Guinness World Records to be the largest in the world when judges showed up to count it in December. The official number was 10,607, but he has added …