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‘Actors are cattle’: when Hitchcock met Truffaut

There’s a derangingly perverted scene in the 1958 film Vertigo. The femme fatale Judy, played by Kim Novak, appears before Scottie, James Stewart’s retired cop, in a sleazy motel room. She’s dressed as the dead woman with whom he’s obsessed. “I indulged in a form of necrophilia,” the director …

Filmmaking

Cinema Tarantino: The Making of Pulp Fiction

The first independent film to gross more than $200 million, Pulp Fiction was a shot of adrenaline to Hollywood’s heart, reviving John Travolta’s career, making stars of Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, and turning Bob and Harvey Weinstein into giants. How did Quentin Tarantino, a high-school …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

10 Historical Photos and Stories of Drag Queens

"Queens," or men who defy gender norms and dress as women, have always been present in the LGBTQ community and pop culture. Their journey has been long, but as a society we have progressed to a level of acceptance which has unfortunately not always been a part of our culture.<p>We acknowledge that not …

Chart: The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People Throughout History

How does your daily schedule compare to the 24-hour routines of some of the most famous creative individuals throughout history? Podio created the …

Joan Didion anointed Céline's new 'cool girl'

Long before Gone Girl’s “cool girl” rant made cool a negative term, there was, and is, the original cool girl, Joan Didion. In a perfect marriage of cutting-edge fashion and American literary royalty, she is now the new face for the Spring 2015 line of fashion label Céline, designed by British …

Literature

Dame Maggie Smith's Best One-Liners From Downton, As Told By Gifs

Happy birthday Dame Maggie Smith -- or should we say Lady Grantham? The Dowager Countess turns 80 on Sunday and though her "Harry Potter" days are over, we thank our lucky stars we can still get our weekly dose of her sharp wit and biting humor when "Downton Abbey" returns for its fifth season on …

Diamond Nights - Photographs and text by Beth Moon | LensCulture

As night falls over the Makgadigadi Pans, large trees stand starkly against the horizon, leafless branches reach for the light. As the sun sinks lower, the sky drains of all color until just red remains. On the opposite side of the sky, Earth's shadow is rising, bringing a curtain of indigo and the …

Astronomy

Gold Fever - Photographs and text by Heidi Woodman | LensCulture

Ghana has a rich history in gold. Its traditions in mining and trading gold are woven into the cultural, political and economic fabric of Ghanaian society. Indeed, one could say that the country was and is quite literally built on it.<p>Formerly called the “Gold Coast” under British colonial rule, …

Profit

Dürer's polyhedron: 5 theories that explain Melencolia's crazy cube

The distinctive three-dimensional shape in Albrecht Dürer’s 1514 engraving Melencolia I has been the subject of innumerous analyses and still no one is sure what it is or what it means. On the occasion of its 500th birthday, mathematician Günter M Ziegler looks again at art history’s most infamous …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Mac Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, that MacBook on your desk might be even more powerful than you think.<p><b>1) Have Your Computer Read to You</b><p>Don't feel like reading that enormous document yourself? One of the accessibility features in OS X is its ability to read text aloud. Highlight the section …

These Stunning, Simple Posters Tell The Story Of The Syrian Revolution

Syrian designer Fares Cachoux creates heartbreaking and hopeful posters of his country’s struggle.<p>When the Syrian revolution began, Syrian-born graphic designer Fares Cachoux was living abroad. He couldn’t concentrate on his work–especially after his hometown was bombed–so he quit his job, and used …

Graphic Design

Nature is a petrified magic city…[explored]

A Year in the Life of Pro Photographer Forest Woodward

Photo: Forest Woodward<p>Forest Woodward has an enviable travel schedule. In the last year, the climber, surfer, and pro photographer has visited half a dozen countries, including Spain and Peru, and about 20 states in the U.S. Here are a few of the best shots he's taken over the past year. Don't be …

Adventure Travel

This Week in World War I October 17-23, 1914

Ypres November 1914<p>The First Battle of Ypres<p>Following their defeat at the first battle of the Marne, the German armies withdrew 40 miles to a point north of the Aisne River, where they dug in. Now began the so-called "Race for the Sea." Each of the opposing forces attempted to outflank the other by …

Remembering Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro had missed her intended flight from New York to London, forcing her to take a plane that arrived at six o’clock in the morning. Now here …

26 Stunning Images You Won't Believe Were Found On Google Street View

He created a Tumblr, 9-eyes — named after the 9 cameras Google Street View uses— where he curates the best images he finds.<p>Rafman says sometimes he picks a location and "just wanders," captivated by what he sees.<p>He also doesn't document where exactly the photos were taken.<p>He told The New York Times …

Prague vs. Amsterdam (PHOTOS)

Prague and Amsterdam are two very different cities that are often compared by tourists. Prague is the heart of Europe known for having beautiful architecture, pretty women and cheap beer. Amsterdam is known as a place with a crazy night life, legal prostitution and legal drugs. But of course there …

Bette Davis on The Sexes

Bette Davis

Charting the Celebrity Engagement Ring

See what A-listers are wearing on their ring fingers.<p>From Elizabeth Taylor's 33-carat rock to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's heirloom sapphire, the celebrity engagement ring is an object of constant fascination. Here, we trace the most iconic, from Hollywood's Golden Age to today.<p>Getty Images