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You Can Explore the Ghost Island That Inspired Skyfall on Street View

If this view looks familiar, it's because it was the inspiration for the Javier Bardem's cyberterrorist HQ in Skyfall. Now, you can explore the …

Four-Panel Album Cover is Actually One Cleverly Arranged Photo

This album cover for the 2011 album <i>Terrain</i> by VLP may look like a four-panel collage, but it is actually a single photograph. The painstakingly …

Lake Lucern, Switzerland

Rereading Stephen King, chapter 22: The Eyes of the Dragon

There's a lot of debate in some circles about exactly what sort of author Stephen King is. Genres are either dismissive of him, or claim ownership: …

These Photos Of NYC's Subway Project Are Astonishing

New York City is doing some serious work on the Second Avenue Subway, the first new line built under the city since 1932. The $4.5 billion project …

MTA

Helios Bars - Transform any bike into a smart bike.

<i>Kenny Gibbs combines innovation and technology with a love of biking in his Helios Bars project, which reinvents the cycling experience as we know</i> …

How werewolf erotica found its way to prison

A hardened prisoner was comfortable enough reading werewolf romances that he sued for the right — and won<p>Much amusement greeted the announcement, earlier this month, that the 1st District Court of Appeal in San Francisco had overturned previous rulings to allow an inmate of a state prison to …

Exclusive Video: Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Taps Into The Magnificent Desolation of Ruin Porn

In a summer when <i>White House Down</i> director Roland Emmerich will lay waste to Washington, D.C., for the third time in his career, one of the most hotly anticipated video games of the year will demonstrate that there are still new ways to devastate our nation’s capital with striking visual flair.<p>If …

53 Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Everything

1. “Everything you can imagine is real.” ― <b>Pablo Picasso</b><p>2. “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, …

'Game Of Thrones's' Ramsay Snow Speaks: Iwan Rheon On Sausages, Torture And More

<b>Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 3, Episode 10 of HBO's "Game of Thrones," titled "Mhysa."</b><p>Theon Greyjoy's tormentor was finally revealed on the Season 3 finale of "Game of Thrones": He is none other than Ramsay Snow, the bastard child of Roose Bolton, who revealed the mysterious …

Why Do We Fall - Motivational Video

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My First Writing Teacher -- Frank McCourt

My first encouragement to write came about in 1983 when I was a 30-year-old special education teacher at Seward Park High School on Grand Street in New York. I had just started teaching and had to take an after-school course on writing held every Tuesday on the second floor. It was a writing …

Healthy Hiking With Your Dog

By Kim Boatman<p>For years, Doug Gelbert, author of <i>Doggin America: 100 Ideas for Great Outdoor Vacations to Take with Your Dog</i>, and his border collie …

Pets

Matt Whyman's top 10 unusual fictional families

"Standard-issue parents are a problem when it comes to books for younger readers. Why? Because nobody wants to read about olds who are well-balanced …

Steal the Menu

<b>I’m</b> surrounded by serious, professional, and, I don’t think it is too much to say, influential food people. (Send me an SASE and I will divulge their …

Seasonal Food

Why the minimalists do what they do

I was 31 when I figured out breakfast, and after that life’s overall difficulty level declined a bit.<p>Every month I buy a bag of bulk steel-cut oats, …

Minimalism

Why Game Of Thrones’ Red Wedding packs such an emotional impact

<i>Warning: This piece contains spoilers for HBO’s</i> Game Of Thrones <i>series up through the end of the June 2 episode, “The Rains Of Castamere.”</i><p>As <i>Game Of</i> …

13 Vintage Photos Of Famous Authors Writing

Who knew that so many famous authors were photographed while perfecting their craft?<p>Real or staged, we find these photos of our favorite authors ploughing away at their writing to be pretty awesome!<p>Maybe they'll inspire you to pick up your pen and paper, typewriter, computer and start writing!