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Watch Live: NASA Scientists Discuss Paving the Way for Humans to Mars

Watch live as a scientists and engineers celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Spirit and Opportunity rovers landing on Mars by looking at what we …

Antarctic rescue: how we expressed our heartfelt thanks

We're on the move again. It felt a little strange after 10 days of being stuck in the pack ice. All the familiar sensations from a month ago have come back one by one – the insistent hum of the ship's engine, the rocking from side to side, being surrounded by an endless expanse of rolling water. …

Hubble Reveals Universe's Oldest Galaxies

The new Frontier Fields images show 13-billion-year-old stars.<p>Hubble Space Telescope astronomers Tuesday released views of the oldest galaxies yet seen, about 13.2 billion years old. They offer intriguing glimpses of the chaotic birth of the first stars.<p>The images are the first in a series called …

“The Great Beauty”: A delirious Italian feast

<b>Galatea Ranzi and Toni Servillo in "The Great Beauty" (Gianni Fiorito)</b><p>An aging Roman journalist faces the wreckage of a gorgeous, wasted life in Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty”<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>November 15, 2013 6:46pm (UTC)<p>Jep Gambardella, the aging Roman journalist played by the great Toni …

The highly unusual company behind Sriracha, the world's coolest hot sauce

If David Tran were a more conventional CEO, he would be a fixture at conferences, a darling of magazine profiles, and a subject of case studies in the Harvard Business Review. Sriracha hot sauce, made by Huy Fong Foods, which Tran founded 33 years ago in Los Angeles, is one of the coolest brands in …

Jack Nicholson Deserves a Better Biography Than This

<i>Nicholson</i>? The title of Marc Eliot’s latest movie star biography is counter-intuitive to say the least. Who but an irate headmaster ever referred to …

What We're Reading This Weekend: True Stories

The hunt for Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Chinese smuggling rings in New York City, a transformative drama program in Levittown – these unfamiliar worlds …

Review: Naomi Watts is extraordinary in the flawed 'Diana'

While Diana, Princess of Wales, was living life as the World's Most Famous Woman, happiness was an elusive pursuit: a nagging struggle between a thirst for privacy and a need for affirming public recognition. That the new film "Diana," based on Kate Snell's book about Diana's two-year secret …

“Big Sur” star Jean-Marc Barr: “I’ve been living Kerouac all my life. So there was nothing to play”

<b>Jean-Marc Barr as Jack Keroac in "Big Sur"</b><p>The actor talks to Salon about Twitter, celebrity, and why reading Kerouac made him skateboard more<p>Gary M. Kramer<p>October 27, 2013 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Jack Kerouac has been the subject of more than a dozen films. However, most of these have concentrated on the years …

Big Sur

After decades of being considered unfilmable, Jack Kerouac’s <i>On The Road</i>finally made it to the silver screen last year, and turned out to be precisely …

'Tai Chi' Master: Keanu Reeves Takes The Director's Chair

<b>Man Of Tai Chi</b><p>Director: Keanu Reeves<br>• Genre: Action<br>• Running Time: 179 minutes<p><i>Rated R for violence</i><p><i>With:</i> Tiger Hu Chen, Keanu Reeves, Karen Mok, Simon Yam<p><i>In Cantonese, Mandarin and English with subtitles</i><p>Keanu Reeves' directorial debut, <i>Man of Tai Chi,</i> is basically the anti-<i>Kill Bill.</i> Both movies are …

Review: Keanu Reeves, as director, gives 'Man of Tai Chi' zip

The "Bill & Ted's"-style flop-mop that martial artist Tiger Chen sports in "Man of Tai Chi" isn't the only reminder of Keanu Reeves in this directorial debut from the "Matrix" star. There's Reeves himself, using his lower surfer-register for the forces of evil as a Hong Kong businessman who …

Banksy Fans Interact with His Clever NYC Street Art

While the ever-elusive street artist Banksy continues to put up his clever works all over New York, his fans have been flocking to them, snapping pictures of the priceless pieces before they're gone (or defaced). Some have even put their own creative spin on them, interacting with the works in …

Exclusive Clip From 'Our Day Will Come' - "We Do Gangsta" – /Film

<b>Our Day Will Come</b>, from music video director <b>Romain Gavras</b> (‘No Church in the Wild’), is a strange road trip movie about two very messed-up guys, …

Nicolas Winding Refn and Cliff Martinez Explain the Intersection of Art and Finance, and 'Only God Forgives' – /Film

Celebrate the filmmaker who is able to rip stuff right out of their head and put it on screen. One of the most striking movies of 2013 is <b>Only God</b> …

Spike Lee: 'We didn't know where the next nickel was coming from'

In 1986, Spike Lee was devouring a veggie burger and milkshake in a swish London hotel. His first feature, <i>She's Gotta Have It</i>, had earned $7m from American punters, including, it's now said, Barack Obama on his first date with Michelle. During the low-budget production, his weight had "dropped to …

For Your Consideration: Predicting This Week’s Gotham Award Nominations

For Your Consideration: Predicting This Week's Gotham Award Nominations<p>On Thursday, the nominations for the 23rd Annual Gotham Independent<br>Film Awards …

Giuliano Gemma obituary

When the spaghetti western was born in the early 1960s, some of the Italian lead actors disguised their names under American-sounding ones (though nobody was fooled). Among those competing successfully with bona fide Yanks such as Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef were Terence Hill (born Mario …

Ben Kingsley Shot a "Secret Project" for Marvel – /Film

Marvel hired <b>Sir Ben Kingsley</b> to play The Mandarin, and wrote for him a character that was one of the most ballsy and brilliant (and therefore, to …

Leonardo DiCaprio to Play Hit Man in BLOOD ON THE SNOW

10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Pulp Fiction’

Over the weekend, the wonderful folks at the Tallgrass Film Festival (the annual Wichita, Kansas fest that we’ve previously described as one of the …