Lou Menzies

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Incredible panorama of London before the Great Fire shows just how much capital has changed in 393 years

A STUNNING drawing of London 393 years ago has sold at an auction for £106,000.<p>The seven-foot panorama has the old St Paul's Cathedral over the river …

England

Tom Hardy Is Now The Favourite To Be The Next James Bond

Dreams can come true<p>Sorry James Norton, but if we're all being really honest, since Big Driis ruled himself out of the running, there's only one person we really want to see take over as Britain's favourite fictional spy.<p>We're talking, of course, about Edward Thomas Hardy. Now, according to …

Russian investigative journalist: Snowden is 'a sort of ghost'

Russian investigative journalist Andrei Soldatov, who co-wrote the definitive books on the post-Soviet security services and the history of the …

Edward Snowden

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In Mexico, Gaudí-esque treehouse looks out over jungle and sea

Live tree branches grow through the walls<p>Perched above it all, treehouses are an architecture of playful escape. This gloriously curvy example—a treehouse built at a design-conscious eco-hotel in Tulum, Mexico—looks to be a particularly sweet suite. Its Seussian shape peeks out above the jungle …

Treehouses

Tequila 101

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The ritual looked simple enough: Lick the back of your hand, sprinkle salt on it, lick the salt, knock back a jigger of distilled cactus juice, and suck a lime wedge. Trouble is, those things tended to get mixed up: lime preceded salt, tequila followed, everything dribbling …

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: Art, History, Fine Cuisine And Matilda

My favorite colonial city in Mexico, San Miguel de Allende, is home to my favorite Mexican hotel, sleek little Matilda. Here’s why you’ll love both:<p>A three-hour drive from Mexico City, in the central highlands – the Bajio region of Mexico, and the state of Guanajuato — SMA offers year-round …

An Art Director Shares How Book Covers Are Made

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but when the cover is insanely gorgeous, who can blame you? Definitely not Alyssa Nassner, an Associate Art Director at ABRAMS Kids. Her job requires creativity; browsing through bookstores; and working with editors, artists, and book sellers to …

Publication Design

Inspiration File: Industrial Steampunk

Are you a fan of steampunk designs? Not sure what steampunk style is? Think late victorian era, metals, gears, machines run on steam. The colors tend …

Winning Tactics

Cheese Stuffed Albondigas in Tomato Chipotle Broth

Cheese Stuffed Albondigas with Tomato Chipotle Broth<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 lb Group Beef<br>• 1/2 lb Ground Pork<br>• 1 Large White Onion<br>• 2 Cloves Garlic<br>• 6 Ounces Cream …

The Library of Books and Bombs

Last summer, I moved into a flat on the edge of London’s Bethnal Green and Whitechapel. I chose it only because it was where my significant human made his home. It was my first time moving in with someone. As I clattered up from the Tube, I found myself in a swell of schoolchildren on Jack the …

Combined Chelsea 04-05 and 16-17 XI

<b>Chelsea's 1-0 win at West Brom on Friday clinched the Blues their fifth Premier League title.</b><p>It comes 12 years after their first, when Jose Mourinho's 2004-05 side stormed to glory, 12 points clear of nearest rivals Arsenal after having lost just once, to Manchester City, all season.<p>Didier Drogba …

L.A.’s Coffee Tapestry Expands To Lake Forest With Patch Coffee

There’s been a recent boom for specialty coffee in Orange County, California. It seems like every month a new city in the region directly south of …

Mind-Boggling Anatomical Illustrations of Steampunk Crab Machines

Old biological studies inspired the biomechanical illustrations of Steeven Salvat.<p>The history of naturalist illustration meets mechanical drawings in a new series of drawings from illustrator Steeven Salvat. The artistic approach is a bit like the recent explorer drawings of robots, but the ten …

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John Constantine

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The Punisher

The obscure religion that shaped the West

It has influenced Star Wars and Game of Thrones – and characters as diverse as Voltaire, Nietzsche and Freddie Mercury have cited it as an inspiration. So what is Zoroastrianism? Joobin Bekhrad finds out.<p>Talk of ‘us’ and ‘them’ has long dominated Iran-related politics in the West. At the same time, …

Religion

'Kentucky Fried Movie' reunion served up at TCM Festival

<b>(CNN) —</b> "The Kentucky Fried Movie" has become a classic? Surely you can't be serious.<p>Gleefully rude and outrageous, "Kentucky Fried Movie" doesn't seem like obvious material for the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival. Yet the 40-year-old sketch comedy from the team responsible for "Airplane!" is …

The reasons why nature photo editing should be done.

Eight words that changed the way we think

The exact origins of words are often difficult to place. But sometimes they are the inventions of ground-breaking pioneers – from Chaucer to JK Rowling.<p>Every word conceals a story, a secret history. Behind the syllables we use every day lurk countless forgotten tales. “If you know the origin of a …

J K Rowling

Sand sculpture - Sculpture de sable

Aquaman teaser trailer LEAKED: Watch the footage here [VIDEO] - IBTimes India

Jason Momoa's Aquaman movie teaser trailer has been leaked online from the sets of the film. Watch the trailer starring the DC's Justice League …

Chelsea to concentrate on buying Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sánchez, and keeping Eden Hazard — reports

Summer priorities.<p>The latest configuration of the already spinning summer merry-go-round is that Chelsea will prioritize potential targets Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sánchez in the upcoming transfer window. You might say that’s old news, but there had been some rumors that Álvaro Morata was back in …