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Human, all too human: 10 sci-fi films that show what it means to be alive

MoMA’s latest film series sees the institution search deep and wide for the best in out-there science fiction. Here’s a selection that pushes at ideas of humanity<p>When putting together MoMA’s new film series, Future Imperfect: The Uncanny in Science Fiction, its curator, Josh Siegel, set out to …

Horror

If you think sci-fi is about the future, think again

An exhibition in London shows how much of science fiction is fuelled by nostalgia<p>Walking through Barbican’s new science-fiction exhibition, “Into the …

The Exposure Triangle Explained in 3 Animated Videos

The exposure triangle forms the basis of creating a good exposure. Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO speed are the three different factors that …

Shutter Speed

How the Depth of Field Preview Button on a DSLR Works

DSLR cameras often have a little depth of field preview button beside the lens mount. This 3-minute video by ZY Productions revisits the basics of a …

Cuban Sandwich

Recipe: Cuban Sandwich<p>Sorted<p>Whether you've seen the movie 'Chef' or not, you're going to want this sandwich in your mouth. It's seriously worth the …

Traveling With My Toddler Made Me a Better Mom

How one single mother flourished in a far-off place with her young daughter.<p>My daughter and I are both sticky with sweat, pushing our way through the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica. We have less than an hour to get to the domestic terminal to fly to the Nicoyan …

Parenting

Why Big Adventure Doesn't Need To Cost A Small Fortune

As you head off for a summer vacation, there’s something key to remember. A big adventure doesn’t have to cost a small fortune. In fact, quite the opposite. On top of that, taking a break in an unconventional way will help open your mind to new ideas. Ultimately, that will change the way you do …

Los Angeles

Why Sharpness is Overrated

“Sharpness is a bourgeois (rich person) concept.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson<p>1. Softer lenses often have more soul<p>I remember when I started digital …

Street Photography

16 non-boring salad recipes to whip up this spring

As warmer weather and fresher produce start sprouting up, so do salad cravings. Tempting greens and veggies at the farmers market may once again make …

La La Land trumped and seven records smashed: five Oscars surprises

Was there a bigger star in attendance than Gary from Chicago? What must Donald Trump have made of it all? Here is what we learned from this year’s Academy Awards – aside from the need for more clearly labelled envelopes<p>Donald Trump got off lightly<p>It was anticipated to be the most politically vocal …

Entertainment

Film Production Books You Need to Read - Top Ten List

Film Production Books You Need to Read – Top Ten List<p><b>Indie Film Production</b> explains the simple, basic, clear cut role of the independent film …

Filmmaking

The importance of B-roll: how to use B-roll and raise your videos on a new level

How much do you use video in your work? Do you use B-rolls? They make the video work more complete, more dynamic and add interest. And if you are …

How to Write Your Screenplay in 24 Hours - Advice from a Hollywood Screenwriter and Producer

Norman Mailer once said that “writer’s block is a failure of the ego.”<p>I’d rather say it’s a failure of motivation, preparation, and discipline—a …

Writing

Bye-Bye Bland: 6 Recipes With A Chipotle Kick

Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce are dried, smoked jalapeños in a tangy, slightly sweet tomato sauce. There are endless ways to enjoy them -- from Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas to Mashed Chipotle Cheddar Sweet Potatoes.<p><b>1. Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas</b><p>Crisp flour tortillas filled with gooey melted …

Mapping The 6,000-Year History Of The City

<b>New map and video show that urbanization is not as modern a concept as you might think.</b><p>When talking about <i>Science and the City</i>, I’m often asked about the earliest days of urbanization – when and where did we build the first ‘proper’ city? What influence did those early settlements have on their …

Urban Planning

10 Things I Used to Think Were IMMENSELY Important in Screenwriting, That Turned Out To Be Not Important At All

<i>Featured in number 8!</i>When you start out as a screenwriter, it’s a bit like being dropped into the middle of the Atlantic on a life boat. You have a …

Writing

20 Cool Cinemas with Magnificent Movie Experience

The <b>earliest cinemas were opened in 1900</b> and since then movie theatres popped up in almost every city in the world. These days we no longer need to go …

Sydney Opera House

The Number of People You Can Fit in the World's Biggest Buildings Is Staggering

Real Life Lore asks a question that I’ve never actually considered before: what if everybody in the entire world lived in just one building? How big …

How to Book the Cheapest Flights (Based on Recent Travel Trends)

There’s a lot of conflicting travel advice online for finding the cheapest flights, and a lot of advice which is repeated so often it’s now general …

Flying