Maria Ortega

25 Added | 6 Magazines | 16 Likes | @MariaOrtega4c9v | Keep up with Maria Ortega on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Maria Ortega”

The Ultimate Bucket-List Travel Guide

The world’s top chefs, authors, actors and other globe-trotters—from Anne Rice to Ruth Reichl—share the places they’re dying to see before they die. Take note, then take off. Bon voyage!<p>By<p>Lauren Lipton<p><b>ROBIN ESROCK,</b> whose book “The Great Global Bucket List” will be published next year, has traveled …

Siem Reap

A Popular 'Game Of Thrones' Theory Has One Major Problem

With the death of that big character on the "Game of Thrones" finale, one thing is certain (and it's not that everyone hates Olly): Theories, and spoilers, are coming!<p>Image via HBO/HuffPost<p>The death of Lord Commander Jon Snow caused outrage across the Internet. In the book, there are hints that the …

Robert Durst: the Millionaire Drifter Who Can’t Run From His Past

The arrest of millionaire developer Robert Durst on murder charges in the 2000 execution-style slaying of a mobster's daughter-turned-journalist in Los Angeles isn't the most bizarre twist in Durst's life. Not by a long shot.<p>Durst, 71, was arrested Saturday in New Orleans at a hotel where he'd …

Crime

This Tumblr Pairs Medieval Art with Rappers, and It's Brilliant

Gives new meaning to the expression "hip-hop royalty."<p>If you've ever looked at a photo of a blinged-out Rick Ross and thought, <i>Dude totally looks like Henry VIII</i>, there's a new Tumblr for you. The site, B4 XVI (a.k.a. beforesixteen), juxtaposes famous rappers with medieval and Renaissance artwork …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The cheesiest lines from Law and Order: SVU's gamer episode

<i>Trigger warning for sexual assault and spoilers for this evening's Law and Order: SVU episode follow.</i><p>Tonight, <i>Law and Order: SVU</i> tackled the harassment of women in gaming in an episode titled "Intimidation Game". It's been a hot topic in our industry since August of last year, and the SVU writers …

TV

New Game of Thrones Casting Information Brings a Fan Theory Back from the Dead

On the one hand, there’s really no way to talk about this new wrinkle in <i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 5 without referencing a plot from the book (a.k.a. a “spoiler”). On the other hand, this so-called “spoiler” was ruined for most online readers at the end of last season anyway. But just in case you …

The original Game Of Thrones plan included a Jon-Arya-Tyrion love triangle

<i>A Song Of Ice And Fire</i> was a very different beast when George R. R. Martin first sat down to write it 22 years ago. As reported in <i>Variety,</i>British …

'Better Call Saul,' The Prequel To 'Breaking Bad,' Stands On Its Own

I'm guessing that the first thing fans of Vince Gilligan's <i>Breaking Bad</i> want to know is whether its AMC prequel series, <i>Better Call Saul</i>, premiering Sunday and Monday,is anywhere near as good as the original — which was TV at its very best. And I'm also guessing that people who haven't yet worked …

TV

Here's the original 3-page outline George R.R. Martin wrote for 'Game of Thrones' in 1993

Redditor TheNextRobin noticed a tweet from UK bookseller Waterstones which contained three photos of a 1993 letter Martin wrote outlining the entire series. The tweet has since been deleted, but not before the images made it to the Internet.<p>Variety first picked up on the Reddit post.<p>While the …

TV Series

Berlin 2015: Mr Holmes review – Ian McKellen does Sherlock with a built-up nose

Sir Ian McKellen stylishly inhabits the role of Sherlock but the film is hampered by relying on two flashback sections<p>Yet another artefact from the Sherlock Holmes industry rolls off the production line. (I personally would like to see a film version of Simon Rich’s short story The Adventure of the …

Texting Is In Decline

WhatsApp revealed last week that it had more than 700 million monthly users, putting the messaging app in first place among its competitors, including Facebook Messenger and WeChat.<p>But there's also proof that WhatsApp is replacing texting. Thirty billion messages are sent over WhatsApp each day — …

Apps

West Antarctica ice sheet collapse: 'it will change the coastline of the world'

Adapting to sea level rises as ice sheets melt will be a really big deal – it'll be expensive and hard<p>We should be worried, and it looks increasingly probable that we should be worried – that's what these new studies on the west Antarctic ice sheet tell me.<p>The interesting thing for me as a …

What If Disney Illustrators Drew Tyrion Lannister And Jon Snow From ‘Game Of Thrones’?

A Disney version of <i>Game of Thrones</i> is a thing that should never, ever happen. But that didn’t stop Brazilian artist Fernando Mendonça from imagining what Westeros’ characters would look like if drawn by Mickey Mouse’s team of illustrators.<p>Check out his Disney-fied versions of Tyrion Lannister and …

8 Current TV Shows Based On Popular Books

Luckily, there are plenty of shows out there that have been based on best-selling novels.<p>From vampire drama to the end of the world, books turned TV shows offer some excellent entertainment. Here are eight worth watching (and reading.)

TV

The All-Dinklage ‘Game Of Thrones’ Theme Song Remix Might Be The Best One Yet

Prior to watching this video, I had no idea how much I wanted a version of the <i>Game of Thrones</i> theme song with the words “Peter Dinklage” as all the lyrics, but it turns out the answer is “more than oxygen.” Seriously, it’s perfect, and it’s going to be in your head all day today, as well as every …

The Brilliant Game of Thrones Easter Egg You’d Need a Translator to Catch

Do you remember that scene from <i>Game of Thrones</i>’ third episode “Breaker of Chains”? No, no, not <i>that</i> one. We’re talking about the scene where (the new) Daario Naharis squared off against the Champion of Meereen. How could you forget? There was a saucy wink, some public urination, and a beheading. …

This is the Biggest Problem with Mobile Gaming Today

“Have you played <i>Threes</i> yet?”<p>I rarely ask my wife about whether or not she’s played certain games, but <i>Threes</i>, I felt, would mark a great exception. …

9 Ways to Celebrate Star Wars Day (Other Than Watching Star Wars)

Sure, you could spend May the fourth watching The Empire Strikes Back for the 200th time (a worthy use of your day). Or you could take a moment to appreciate the artists, movies, comic books, and legends that inspired a galaxy far, far away.

Science Fiction

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

Photographers

Apple relies on Samsung more than ever for iPad displays

Think Apple is free from Samsung after defeating it yet again in court for<p>flat out copying the iPhoneinfringing on several Apple patents? Think again!<p>In fact, when it comes to the iPad Apple is more reliant on Samsung than ever, according to a new report which suggests that the South Korean tech …

IPad Air

iPhone 6 images reportedly from Foxconn reveal larger body

The alleged images also show more rounded corners and a change in the position of the power button.<p>A flurry of recent rumors suggest that Apple will unveil a larger-screened iPhone this year. A new series of images have popped up online to add to the rumor mill.<p>Renderings of the iPhone 6 …

Mobile Technology

Flight 370 search chief: Hunt for plane is the most difficult in history

The man leading the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 says the search is the most difficult in human history, but modern technology greatly increases the chances of finding the missing plane.<p>The four underwater signals that search teams detected are still "the most promising lead" investigators …

'Game of Thrones' spawns epic baby name boom

If you thought Apple and North were bizarre baby names, it seems that HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones has spurred Americans to name their …

Brazil

Watch This Sweet, Beautiful Film Of Strangers Jerking Each Other Off For The First Time

Does anyone remember their first handjob with their significant other? Maybe it was in the car — following a sweaty, drunken night out, or in the morning after a sleepover, or even in the shower, or on the Atlantic City boardwalk at 5am. Odds are, you probably don’t remember it very clearly. Which …