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One of the grandest structures of the ancient world could be reborn

Until an earthquake in 226 BCE knocked it down, the Colossus of Rhodes, a 98-foot-high iron and bronze statue of the Greek god Helios, sat near the harbor of Rhodes, Greece, for 54 years.<p>Now a plan put forth by a small team of scientists seeks to rebuild the ancient statue and boost tourism and …

4-day Havasu Falls Hiking Tour

Photos of this Trip<p>Trip Itinerary<p>Day 1 <i><br>Shuttle to Hualapai Hilltop: 3.5-hour drive from Flagstaff<br>Hiking Mileage: 10 miles<br>Elevation Loss: 2,400 …

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7 Things to Do Before You Submit Your Screenplay Anywhere

Whether they’re submitting it to competitions, production companies, agents, managers, studios or talent, screenwriters need to go through a …

Filmmaking

Being Yourself Can Make You Happier, According to Research

I’d revise it to “be your <i>best</i> self.”<p>People who deliberately exercised their signature strengths — those qualities they were uniquely best at, the …

Need Public Domain Footage for Your Documentary? Here Are 8 Great Sources

No tracking down rights-holders, no licensing, and — in theory — no cost. But a quick internet search for public domain footage will reveal a …

New Photo Book Celebrates the Unusual Architecture of Soviet-era Bus Stops

<i>Gagra, Disputed Region of Abkhazia</i><p><i>Aralsk, Kazakhstan</i><p>From Eastern Europe, passing though the Caucasus and all the way to Central Asia, American …

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Five Mistakes First-Time Filmmakers Make (From the Creators of ‘The Chair’)

I first heard about the Starz original series <b>The Chair</b> a few weeks ago, when a /Filmcast listener suggested it to me. The novel approach of the show …

Filmmaking

The Game of Thrones cartographer explains how to draw maps

How to draw a map - a tutorial on creating a map from sketch to finally rendered map<p>If you've ever wanted to make your own map—either of the real …

Game of Thrones

7 Documentaries to Deepen Your Understanding of Le Corbusier

This week marked 50 years since the death of Le Corbusier, and to commemorate his 78-year career we’ve rounded up a selection of videos and …

Did Nazis really try to make zombies? The real history behind one of our weirdest WWII obsessions

From comics to video games to Indiana Jones, the occult pursuits of Nazi villains continue to fascinate us<p>From the pages of "Hellboy" and the pixilated corridors of "Wolfenstein 3D," popular culture has wondered whether the Nazis, who had no shortage of well-documented kooky ideas, might have …

If You Want to Become a Better Filmmaker, Study Bad Movies

It's no secret that studying films can improve your own filmmaking, but which ones should you watch for maximum educational impact?<p>The obvious answer …

Primer: How to Get a ‘Film Look’ with DSLR Footage

Want to give your DSLR footage a cinematic look? DSLR filmmaking enthusiast Jake Coppinger made this 11-minute video tutorial to teach you how you …

10 TED Talks That All Filmmakers Should Check Out

TED Talks help spread the ideas of the most amazing, creative minds of our generation, including those of our most revered filmmakers and …

Filmmaking

5 Top Habits Shared By Successful Directors

Great directors are not all cut from the same cloth, but the most successful of them share these five habits.<p><i>Top image from Warner Bros. Other images</i> …

Dinosaurs Could Still Be Alive. This Science Theory Will Spook You Out

How to Make Bacon Your Go-To Post-Gym Snack

A quick and simple recipe perfect for post-workout munchies.<p>Eggs and bacon are the true breakfast champions. They're delicious, easy to make, and boast unlimited combos. But these Bacon and Egg Tartes are a total game-changer. In her new book, <i>The Athlete's Fix</i>(VeloPress), nutritionist and …

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Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: 6 Tips for Getting Your Subject to Open Up on Camera

<i>In “112 Weddings,” Doug Block revisits the many couples whose wedding videos he shot over the past two decades and finds himself learning about what</i> …

Filmmaking

Someone Is Mercilessly Attacking Portland's Power Lines with Dildos

Some Portland vigilante is throwing pairs of dildos over telephone wires like rubber dick nunchucks.<p><b>Read: Portland, Oregon, Is a Paradise</b><p>Someone in Portland has been slinging massive numbers of dildos over the city's telephone wires. The dildos are tied together in groups of two, like a pair of old …

35 One-Dish Dinners That Won't Leave You With an Overflowing Sink

Make one of these one-dish dinners tonight for the easiest clean-up ever.<p><b>For everyday weeknight dinners, we love</b> the idea of a simple and hearty meat and veg dish. And we love the idea even more when it leaves just a single pot or pan to wash at the end of the meal. Skip the sink full of dishes …

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6 Top Online Photography Portfolio Hosting Options

Your photography deserves a website that can showcase its creativity and beauty… without breaking the bank. Former TIME CEO and Curator Gallery owner …

43 Essential Kitchen Secrets

These helpful tips and tricks will save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.

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Best mobile games of June 2015 (pictures)

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29 Chorizo Recipes Because It Makes Everything Taste Better

We love chorizo, and these 29 recipes prove it.<p><b>Chorizo might have to be a favorite</b> when it comes to cured meats if we were forced to choose. Here are all of our favorite chorizo recipes.

Cooking

16 Abandoned Places That Show What Life Will Be Like After Humans

"Every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable." —John F. Kennedy

Abandoned Buildings

How to Make a Camp Cocktail

When it comes to boozing in the backwoods, there’s only one category of libation, in my opinion, that’s fit for camping: hard liquor. Wine is too …

Anesthesiology

The History & Structure of the Universe (Infographic)

The Illuminated Universe<p>Credit: Illustration: Karl Tate, based on a photo of Galaxy M74 (NASA, ESA, and Hubble Heritage Collaboration) and the …

Flying cars and giant snakes: 60 years of street life in Los Angeles – in pictures

The city of angels combines glamour and grit like no other. With pet pythons, palm trees, oil refineries and smoke breaks on Sunset Boulevard, here’s how photographers have depicted the metropolis over the last six decades<p>Both Sides of Sunset is published by Metropolis Books on 6 July

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Smudge Sticks + Wearable Sleeping Bags: 5 Incredible Camping Picks

GSI Outdoors Collapsible JavaDrip Coffee Maker<p>Brew your favorite beans in the wild! This chic and easy set-up has us just as excited about making the …

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9 Camp Lunches That Go Beyond PB & J

Camp lunch can be so much more than peanut butter sandwiches and an apple.<p><b>Packed lunch is hard.</b> With camp season upon us, we wanted to come up with recipes that were appropriate for summer, without a ton of work. While these 9 recipes are meant for kids, we'd definitely bring nearly all of them to …

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