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How Steven Spielberg Created One Of The Most Iconic War Scenes In Film

When Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan” hit theaters in the summer of 1998, it was instantly hailed as a war film unlike anything audiences had …

Steven Spielberg

The Thing Is Arizona's Most Mysterious Attraction

The Thing is advertised on billboards stretching hundreds of miles, from Arizona to Texas, but it's impossible to understand The Thing until you're staring right at it.<p>The billboards advertising The Thing begin about 40 miles outside of Tucson, Arizona. Sometimes they are so hidden by desert broom …

Nintendo's Stock Plummets Because It's Not Making Enough Money Off of Pokémon Go

Earlier last week, Nintendo was basking in a dewey post-<i>Pokémon Go</i> glow, its stock doubling in value because of the game’s wild success. But what …

28 Documentaries For People Who Just Want To Watch Netflix

You're welcome.<p>We’ve already given you recommendations for TV and film to stream when you’re <i>actually</i> watching Netflix and chilling. But if extreme weather is still forcing you inside with no content to devour, here are 28 documentaries you can watch from the comfort of your own Netflix account.<p>This …

Warren Ellis Talks Bringing Ian Fleming’s James Bond to 2016

Warren Ellis is not the first writer that comes to mind when you think of the James Bond property. When he was announced as the author of the newly …

The Story Behind America's First War on 'Terror'

This summer marks 202 years since a force of American soldiers and volunteers embarked on the nation’s first war on terror. It did not turn out well. …

Jon Batiste's Stunning Cover of 'Blackbird' Finally Showcases the Late Show Bandleader's Talent

A beautiful version of The Beatles' classic.<p>Fifty-two years ago, The Beatles stood on stage at the Ed Sullivan Theatre and changed popular music. It speaks to the lasting influence of the band's music that a jazz and R&B bandleader from Louisiana can sit on that stage five decades later and still …

Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza, Where Have You Been All Our Lives?

Thanks to a store-bought dough and a screaming-hot cast-iron skillet, weeknight pizza just got a whole lot better.<p>What if we told you there existed a pizza recipe that was so easy, so fast, and so insanely delicious it would change your life? It's true! It'll <i>at least</i> change your weeknight-cooking …

Buster Keaton Died 50 Years Ago Monday. Here’s His Hilarious First Solo Film.

Silent film star Buster Keaton died on February 1, 1966, 50 years ago Monday. Although his career had a long, alcoholism-fueled twilight, in the …

Arts and Crafts movement

Watch James Corden and Sean Hayes Play Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' With Their Feet

Playing music on a giant piano isn’t as easy as Tom Hanks made it look in <i>Big.</i><p>On Thursday’s <i>Late Late Show</i>, James Corden and guest Sean Hayes played a …

Watch: 11-Minute Video Explores James Bond’s Relationship With Women

To put it gently, James Bond is a misogynist. The iconic spy, who has become one of the longest lasting characters in cinematic history, has never …

James Bond

Alan Turing, James Bond and London Spy: how the security services became Britain’s most inclusive employer

Where once homosexuality might have led to blackmail, exposure or disgrace, MI5 and MI6 now welcome gay people<p>If you had walked past MI5’s headquarters in central London earlier today, you might have noticed the rainbow flag flying above the building. It is not the first time – it flew there on the …

How American G.I.s Stacked Up Against the Germans

<i>Photograph courtesy of David Foster/Flickr</i><p>I got into this because I just wrote a post on the Battle of the Bulge, and because I just watched <i>Saving</i> …

Secret history of a northern slave state: How slavery was written into New Jersey’s DNA

<b>(Wikimedia/Salon)</b><p>Though eventually & thankfully on the right side of history, the North wasn’t immune to America’s original sin.<p>Robert Hennelly<p>July 29, 2015 9:57am (UTC)<p>In the immediate aftermath of the election of President Obama back in 2008, a Gallup poll found a state of near euphoria among the …

Remembering George Washington's Advice About How To Avoid Wars

As the United States prepares to celebrate its birth on July 4th — the day in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Second Continental Congress – it is awash in foreign commitments that might lead to war. In Eastern Europe, allies are urging Washington to counter Russia’s …

Memorial Day, 2015

In which we study Memorial Day as it is, not as it was.<p><i>(Optional Musical Accompaniment To This Post)</i><p><b>At the end of last week,</b> in the old church of St. Nicholas of Myra on Francis Street in Dublin, Father Martin Dolan delivered a homily. Ireland was about to vote to legalize marriage equality, and …

“Over there”: The battle for Cantigny and the birth of our modern Army

<b>The 28th Infantry Regiment of the First Division, A.E.F. going over the top on May 28, 1918 during the first American offensive of World War I in the battle of Cantigny, France. (AP)</b><p>The doughboys’ first victory of WWI was brutal, harrowing, confusing — and marked the US military’s …

Remembrance Day

Buried In Baltimore: The Mysterious Murder Of A Nun Who Knew Too Much

<i>Archbishop Keough High School in 1969. (Photo: Archbishop Keough High School yearbook)</i><p>On a frigid day in November 1969, Father Joseph Maskell, the chaplain of Archbishop Keough High School in Baltimore, called a student into his office and suggested they go for a drive. When the final bell rang at …

Crime

Soldier’s Camera and Photos from Battle of The Bulge Found in Foxhole 70 Years Later

<i>Update: Turns out this story was a hoax. Head on over to our update and apology to catch up on the latest.</i><p>The Battle of the Bulge is known as one of …

American ISIS: The Domestic Terrorist Fallout of the Iraq War

The US military recruited neo-Nazis, gang members, and criminals to fight the war on terror—and now they're coming home.<p><i>The following is an excerpt from the new afterword of Matt Kennerd's</i> Irregular Army: How the US Military Recruited Neo-Nazis, Gang Members, and Criminals to Fight the War on …

New Greek PM Tsipras: I'll End Five Years of Austerity 'Humiliation'

Greece’s new left-wing leader has promised to end “five years of humiliation and suffering” from austerity demanded by the European Union and International Monetary Fund after securing a crushing election victory.<p>Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Syriza party, will be sworn in Monday with a pledge to …

Europe