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The best battle scenes ever shot from Apocalypse Now to Hacksaw Ridge

The people behind the cameras, stunts and special effects on six classic war movies explain their creation<p>Freshly blessed with six Oscar nominations, Mel Gibson’s new second world war film Hacksaw Ridge doesn’t just raise the bar for combat scenes. – it annihilates it. It may have a gun-shy …

How to Politely Disagree, According to Science

After an election that was glaringly short on tolerance and compassion, it’s clear we need a new kind of public conversation, where we learn to reach …

Best in Travel: 10 Most Amazing Destinations in the World

The world is filled with so many spectacular places that one lifetime would not be enough to visit all of them. Most of us will never be able to …

Hawaii

Why traveling to London is cheaper than you think

If you’ve never been to London — or if it’s been a while since your last visit — now’s the time to go. The dollar is strong, airfare is cheap and, because it’s winter, the city isn’t filled with tourists.<p>“Airfares are down as a result of lower fuel prices, uncertainty surrounding Brexit and …

‘I Am Michael’: fascinating minefield about gay conversion

As a subject, “I Am Michael” is a minefield. It’s the story of Michael Glatze, a gay activist and writer who converted to Christianity, stopped identifying as gay and married a woman.<p>There’s a lot of emotion attached to this, a lot of political feeling, and a lot of ways writer-director Justin …

San Francisco

Best Photos of 2016

BY TIME’S PHOTO DEPARTMENT<p>In the waning hours of 2015, as we reflected on the images produced by a year dominated by Europe’s migrant crisis, the …

Top Ancient Sites for Stargazing

Travel<p>From petroglyphs to castles carved into hilltops, explore our night sky through our ancestors at these amazing archaeological sites.<p>The night sky is a time machine and so is archaeology. Since I was a teenager in Iran, a land filled with ancient sites, my passion for the night sky has blended …

Why Skee-Ball Doesn't Change

A century after its creation, the game is still a perfect balance of skill and chance. An Object Lesson.<p><i>Updated on December 5, 2016</i><p>In 1909, the same year that William Howard Taft became president, the arcade game known as skee-ball made its appearance. That same year, an issue of <i>Popular Mechanics</i> …

Roller Coasters

Why has the tap water in San Francisco tasted strange lately?

If your tap water has tasted a little grimy or moldy lately, you aren't imagining it.<p>Residents all over San Francisco noticed over the weekend that the water coming from their tap had taken on an odd, earthy flavor. Residents posting to Reddit and Next Door termed it "lake water," "funky" and "like …

Tap Water

Scottish fossils tell story of first life on land

<b>Fossils of what may be the earliest four-legged backboned animals to walk on land have been discovered in Scotland.</b><p>The lizard-like creatures lived about 355 million years ago, when the ancestors of modern reptiles, birds and mammals emerged from swamps.<p>The discovery plugs a 15 million-year gap in …

Fossils

'Harry Potter' eyeshadow is here, just in time for the Yule Ball

Makeup company Storybook Cosmetics recently released their awesome line of makeup brushes inspired by <i>Harry Potter</i> characters'wands – and now, there's …

Watch Adele Freak Out After Seeing Bat at Concert

America's top 10 Christmas and holiday festivals

The holiday baking, shopping and wrapping can wait. The best way take stress out of the season is to grab those you love most -- or at least those you like -- and head to a holiday festival. Many are free. Most everyone will be in high spirits. And the best part: they’re held all over the …

Giant Donald Trump Effigy Burned at UK Bonfire

A 36-foot model of Donald Trump holding Hillary Clinton's head was burned during annual bonfire celebrations in a British town on Saturday night.<p>The Edenbridge Bonfire Society selects a public figure each year and organizers say the U.S. presidential candidate was the overwhelming choice for this …

Movie Review - Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

<b>Hacksaw Ridge</b>. 2016.<p>Directed by Mel Gibson.<br>Starring Andrew Garfield, Hugo Weaving, Vince Vaughn, Teresa Palmer, and Sam Worthington.<p><b>SYNOPSIS:</b><p>WWII …

This Epic Star Wars Fan Film Is What Being a Filmmaker Is All About

Filmmaker Stephen Vitale and Writer Eric Carrasco​ created a truly epic Star Wars fan fiction. When I came across this short, I found myself wishing …

10 Best Trekking Expeditions in Sikkim | Hiking & Walking Tours

Statuesque Sikkim exudes lovely hill ranges, scenic places and a plethora of Natural Mountain trekking options. Its misty mountains and marvellous …

10 must-watch monster movies

It’s surprising how many of the best monster movies were made in an era before CGI effects. While CGI works its magic on sci-fi movies like <i>Gravity</i>, …

Horror

Artist Adds New Series of Pop Culture Characters and Objects to Old Thrift Store Paintings

Rochester, New York artist Dave Pollot, whose work we have written about in the past, is back with a new series of old thrift store paintings that he …

Top Ten Books to Give to Adolescent Boys Who Say They “Hate Reading” by Oona Marie Abrams

Three years ago, I welcomed the ritual of ten minutes of daily independent reading into my 12th grade classroom. Of course, I was nervous at the …

Books

The Avengers Assemble to Support Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

<i>The Avengers</i> stars are on a mission to get President Barack Obama‘s attention in support of protestors aiming to halt the Dakota Access …

33 Authors Gave Us Their Best Advice On Writing

"Write the book that you're desperate to read. Fall in love with your characters. Finish the day's writing at a point where you want to know what happens next. And keep writing every day."<p><b>01.</b> As Kandinsky says, "Everything starts with a dot." Sometimes the hardest thing in writing a story is where …

Why Bigfoot Sightings Are So Common Across Cultures

Visions of hairy “man-apes” speak to something deep in the human psyche.<p>Since the 15th century, and possibly earlier, there have been accounts of hairy, nude, and tremendously strong people living in the more obscure corners of the Caucasus. Called ‘Almas,’ the creatures are occasionally shot, …

Paranormal

The best road trip movies of the 21st century

When it comes to road trip movies, there are a handful of classic films that have become so synonymous with the genre - Dennis Hopper’s <i>Easy Rider</i> for example, or the brilliant <i>Thelma & Louise</i> – that for a while, to attempt to tackle it seemed almost pointless. The cinematic open road still has …

Mad Max

Striking Black & White Portraits of Elegant Dancers Caught in Captivating Motion

Based in St. Petersburg, artist Vadim Stein boasts an extensive and eclectic background. Though he currently identifies as a photographer, videographer, sculptor, and stage designer, his past creative endeavors span graphic design, art restoration, and even acting. Each experience—though seemingly …

Black & White Photography

Tyler Perry's Madea beats Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher at US box office

Ninth instalment of Perry’s franchise tops second adaptation of Lee Child novel in battle of the sequels<p>Tyler Perry’s latest Madea film topped the US box office over the weekend, knocking Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher sequel into second place.<p>Related: Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween review – more …

'Logan' Mashed-Up With X-Men Cartoons Is Surprisingly Awesome

You know the trailer for <i>Logan</i> is a great piece of art when you can mix it with scenes from the X-Men cartoons, and it still works. Who knew the …