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'Born-free' South African voters cast ballots

South Africans are voting in general elections as the country marks 20 years since the end of white minority rule.<p>The African National Congress is tipped to win, returning President Jacob Zuma for a second five-year term.<p>The BBC's Nomsa Maseko visited the township of Diepsloot, where thousands of …

Gorgeous and Rare Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland by John Vernon Lord

<i>“Words mean more than we mean to express when we use them,”</i> Lewis Carroll once wrote in a letter to a friend, <i>“so a whole book ought to mean a great deal more than the writer means.”</i><p>Perhaps due to its timelessly whimsical nature, <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> — the umbrella title given to Lewis Carroll’s …

The 10 Best Bond Villains

<b>James Bond is often only</b> as good as his villains, which is why the Internet went nuts when rumors began circulating late last week that 007's next adversary might be played by Chiwetel Ejiofor. The Oscar-nominated <i>12 Years a Slave</i> star would be not only the rare black actor to face off against Bond …

Austin Powers

Champions of France again, but PSG must now conquer Europe

The Parisians have tightened their grip on the domestic game but Laurent Blanc must now capture the Champions League<p><b>COMMENT</b><br>By Robin Bairner<p>And so Paris Saint-Germain are champions again.<p>Only six years ago, such an achievement would have been unthinkable. On the final day of the 2007-08 season, PSG …

Smithsonian Magazine's 2013 Photo Contest

The editors of <i>Smithsonian magazine</i> have just announced the 60 finalists in their 11th annual photo contest. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here, including some great shots from each of the competition's six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, …

The Cascade Flow

The 11 Most Intense Celebrity Couples of All Time - PAPER

<i>Photo via Getty Images.</i><p><b><br>4) Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston</b><br>Their on-again-off-again relationship lasted 16 years, ending in 1989 when Nicholson knocked up a woman 12 years his junior. This, after Huston, whose nick name for Nicholson was, ahem, 'the hot pole,' had begged him for years to have …

The Mesmerizing Gifs of Graphonaute | Colossal

<p>Science student Hugo Germain (aka. Graphonaute) is just 18 years old, but crates animations and visual effects that seem well beyond his years. …