Joakim Rønnestad Syrstad

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How 20 popular websites looked when they launched

From Google to youtube, from craigslist to flickr - how some of today's biggest sites looked back in the early days of their existence.<p>Remember the days when the word Google was not interchangeable with internet? Or when every site seemed to have a Netscape icon on it? Or when Flash was still …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

The World of Japanese Vending Machines

For decades now, Japanese vending machines have served up an array of interesting, mundane, and useful things. Things like manga. Or bread in a can. …

Tremble at These Surreal, Sky-High Urban Roller Coasters

Six reasons why space tourism matters

It’s easy to dismiss plans to take paying customers into orbit as a pursuit for the rich. But our space correspondent explains how it could benefit all of us.<p>Right now, one of the most exciting space facilities in the world is a World War Two hangar in the Mojave Desert in California.<p>The wooden …

Space Travel

10 Contemporary Photographers Who Are Pushing The Boundaries Of Their Medium

Photography is everywhere, with diluted and dispersed forms of the art medium popping up at your family reunions, your museum visits and your attempts to brunch in peace. Yet regardless of the form's omnipresence, a truly great photograph still has the ability to captivate your entire being, like a …

The Raid 2: Berandal review – 'astonishing gusto'

The writer-director Gareth Evans was raised in Wales, moved to Indonesia in his 20s and rustled up a left-field hit with 2011's <i>The Raid</i>, in which a rookie cop knocked seven bells out of the gangsters infesting a nightmarish block of flats. Now along comes the sequel, which only goes to show that …

The Last Days on Mars – 'a jolting sci-fi thriller'

First published on Sat 12 Apr 2014 19.05 EDT<p>Bad news for the astronauts inside Ruairi Robinson's jolting sci-fi thriller: a visit to Mars is no walk in the park. The dust-clouds swirl, bacteria blooms inside a nearby rock fissure and fallen comrades return as flesh-eating zombies. As if that …

How Scarlett Johansson helped me challenge disfigurement stigma

Adam Pearson is used to people noticing him. A few weeks ago, he was in a DVD shop near his home in Croydon, south London, and a gaggle of teenage girls starting talking loudly about him and taking photos of his face on their smartphones. "They were saying 'Oh, look at that man'," says Pearson. …

Joanna Hogg: 'With each film, I go further into my dreams'

In the opening scene of Joanna Hogg's first film, <i>Unrelated</i>, a woman of 40 or so – played by Kathryn Worth – arrives, at night and apparently from nowhere, at a Tuscan villa where friends and friends of friends are staying. She has come alone and pulled her own suitcase up a dark road (along with …

Andrew Garfield: a sensitive superhero

Slender, soulful and British, Andrew Garfield isn't everyone's idea of an action hero. But he's proving Hollywood cynics wrong as the Amazing Spider-Man, and now Martin Scorsese has come calling. He tells Will Lawrence why he's still a little thin-skinned<p>There were many "really stupid, brilliant …

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Would James Dean have been a Newman or a Brando?

What if he'd lived, James Byron Dean? What if he'd never ploughed his Porsche Spyder into that oncoming station wagon, had won his auto race that afternoon in Paso Robles, and gone back to work after the weekend to reshoot his final drunk scene from Giant, the one he'd botched the week before?<p>Would …

James Cameron posts an update on the Avatar sequels

<b>James Cameron took part in an online Q&A over the weekend, in which he answered questions across a number of topics, including an update on the</b> …

James Cameron

Rian Johnson (almost definitely) rules himself out of directing Star Wars 9: 'It was never... the plan'

Star Wars 9 giveth, and Star Wars 9 taketh away. With the news of Colin Trevorrow departing the last movie in the new trilogy, eyes turned towards …

Tom Cruise stars in new Oblivion image

<b>A new image has emerged online from Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion , featuring a space-suit-wearing Tom Cruise getting his sprint on.</b><p>The film is set on a …

The Watch review

Originally called ‘Neighbourhood Watch’, <i>The Watch</i> was re-titled after the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin by an armed volunteer.<p>Yet despite …

Gun Control

The Guardian review

Yep, it’s a soggy Top Gun . Or perhaps, more accurately, a watered-down version of An Officer And A Gentleman , with Kevin Costner as Lou Gosset’s …

Boats

Baz Luhrmann in talks to bring Kung Fu to big screen

Baz Luhrmann is in talks to bring the cult 1970s martial arts western Kung Fu to the big screen, according to the Hollywood Reporter.<p>Luhrmann, fresh from box-office success with last year's The Great Gatsby, would rewrite the screenplay if he takes charge of the cameras. A film version of Kung Fu …

My guilty pleasure: The Rock

If you take film seriously, there's one certainty: Michael Bay is the enemy. Loud, brash and without an engaging character in sight, Bay's films are held up time and again as exercises in shamelessly deplorable film-making. They take place in an unreconstructed adolescent dream world where men are …

The name's Bland, not Bond: why Pierce Brosnan is right about his 007

Pierce Brosnan's revelation that he doesn't rate his own performances as Bond, James Bond, ought to be shocking stuff. Here is an actor who throughout his seven-year run as the suave British sleuth was regularly voted the public's second-favourite 007 after Sean Connery. Occasionally, he even came …

Sir David Attenborough is working on an Oculus Rift nature documentary

Sir David Attenborough is developing a new nature documentary for the Oculus Rift headset, Atantic Productions' commercial director John Morris told realscreen.<p>The program, which will be called "Conquest of the Skies," is being filmed by the production company and will feature 360 degree views of …