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Here Is The Inspirational Letter J.J. Abrams Wrote The Cast And Crew Of 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

J.J. Abrams and the cast and crew, all of whom are likely hoping to put out a film that will live up to the high hopes and expectations of the generations of <i>Star Wars</i> fans. J.J. Abrams apparently recognizes the value of some words of motivation, as the following note to the <i>Star Wars</i> cast and crew …

Star Wars

Cultism and Caricature: Hunter S. Thompson at the Movies

<i>Editor's Note: Brian Kevin has written about travel, adventure, and culture for</i> Outside<i>,</i> Sierra<i>,</i> Men's Journal<i>, and</i> Travel + Leisure<i>. He received a</i> …

Ryan Gosling debut fails to light Cannes critics' fire

CANNES France (Reuters) - Hollywood actor Ryan Gosling burned up the screen at the Cannes film festival with his directorial debut on Tuesday, but critics’ reaction was a damp squib.<p>Director Ryan Gosling poses during a photocall for the film "Lost River" in competition for the category "Un Certain …

Chet Faker’s debut is mostly the real thing

Chet Faker’s debut album, <i>Built On Glass</i>, starts with some lounge-level organ, lightly touched, as if it’s preparing for Michael McDonald to walk in, …

LCD Soundsystem

Indie Cindy

How long were they supposed to wait? Ten years after the Pixies launched their reincarnation as a touring band, they’ve cranked out a new album – …

A Letter Home

Earlier this year, Neil Young unveiled Pono, a super-high-def audio service meant to deliver us from the sonic crimes of the earbud era. For his next …

Hit and Run

Could there be a modern cult object more perfect than a comprehensive reissue from a band that broke up before releasing a full album? This two-disc …

Upside Down Mountain

“I’m blessed with a heart that doesn’t stop,” Conor Oberst declares in a still-boyish voice in the aptly titled “Zigzagging Toward the Light.” At 34, …

Shake it up! Refreshing smoothie recipes for summer

Smoothies are a quick, easy way to pack lots of fruit and vegetables into one nutritious glass. They make a great snack or meal replacement whenever you want to get outside and enjoy the sun. An energizing way to start the day, smoothies are also satisfying as a light lunch, as a nutrient-dense …

Food

The best Latin American photography from 1941-2012 – in pictures

A boy poses with an inferno, a farmer climbs a lamppost for a smoke, and a troupe of mannequins go for a stroll in Mexico City ... a new exhibition called Urbes Mutantes spans seven decades of staggering photography from Argentina to Bolivia to Cuba and beyond

Cannes 2014: The Salt of the Earth review – photographer Sebastião Salgado is a magnetic subject

Sebastião Salgado is the Brazilian photographer whose nightmarish pictures of teeming, dirt-swamped gold miners electrified the world’s media in the mid-1980s. Now 70, Salgado has had his life story told by the joint force of his own son Juliano and Wim Wenders, and it’s a story that has turned out …

Experimental Photography by Xiao Yang

Love Letter, an experimental photo series.<p>Xiao Yang is a Beijing, China based photographer with a preference for night photography, light painting, …

Photography