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A ‘human slaughterhouse’ in Syria

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL calls it the “human slaughterhouse”: a Syrian military prison where thousands of civilians have been killed “after being repeatedly tortured and systematically deprived of food, water, medicine and medical care.” Allegations of atrocities against civilians are nothing new for …

Middle East

Alex Gibney explains why his Steve Jobs documentary may cause you to put down your iPhone for good

"The motivation to make the film was why so many people who didn't know Steve Jobs were weeping when he left," Gibney told an audience last week who had recently seen his film "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine."<p>Gibney opens the film with footage of people all over the world crying at makeshift …

Alex Gibney

Romanian mountain Ice Church draws all types of Christians

BALEA LAC, Romania (AP) — High on a remote mountain in Romania, priests have blessed a church made entirely from ice, outstanding both for its architectural style as well as being a place for religious tolerance.<p>Builders have once again created the Ice Church, which is only reachable by cable car …


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Swedish Guest Cabin

Originally constructed in 1912 by Swedish homesteaders near Ennis, Montana, this cabin was disassembled and brought back to life as an active part of …

High Fashion Goes Off the Grid With This 14'-by-14' Cabin

For a pared-down escape from the demanding world of haute couture, fashion stylist <b>Scott Newkirk</b> retreats to this hand-built, technology-free cabin in Yulan, N.Y. Boasting a mere 196 square feet—because that's what micro homes do these days, they boast—the place is downright diminutive, but it seems …