Maciej Wojcieszek

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The Making of Ghostbusters: How Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and “The Murricane” Built “The Perfect Comedy”

From a potential lead who died of a drug overdose to a marshmallow man suit that went up in flames, Ghostbusters looked like anything but a slam-dunk when Columbia Pictures made it. How Dan Aykroyd’s big idea led to an all-time comedy classic.<p>For the record, <b>Dan Aykroyd</b> really does believe in …

Comedy

New Photos Reveal Michael Fassbender as 'Macbeth'

Michael Fassbender, in his relatively short career, has played many roles -- he's been a robot in Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," an ancient soldier in "300," a cruel plantation owner in "12 Years a Slave," a film critic spy in "Inglourious Basterds," Carl Jung in "Dangerous Method," and an evil …

Brzezinski: Hope for Peace in Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as National Security Advisor to President Carter and is now an advisor to the Center for Strategic and International …

Interview: Kwabs on Beyoncé’s New Album, James Blake, and Trying to Inspire People

Kwabs grew up surrounded by music. Growing up in Bermondsey, South London, he sang in choirs as a schoolboy and was given blues and jazz CDs by his …

I Went to LA for The Grammys and This is What Happened

Turns out in LA there are famous people fucking everywhere…<p>Last week a friend of mine asked if I wanted to go to the Grammys with him. Do I want to go the Grammys? With my friend? Uh. Yeah. It was a no brainer. I’d nearly lost nipples eating “cinnamon and lesbian flavored” ice cream in the polar …

Arrested Development

Here's Naomi Pilgrim's EP and an Interview with the Rising Swedish-Barbadian Singer

If Lykke Li and Lauryn Hill could reproduce Naomi Pilgrim would be the result.<p>If you’re still sore and missing Lauryn Hill circa 98, meet newcomer Naomi Pilgrim. The half-Barbadian and half-Swedish singer brings her own silkily soulful version of R&B blended electropop to the table. Pilgrim began …

Dance

St Vincent interview: 'I try to live at the intersection of accessible and lunatic'

Art rock darling St Vincent, aka Annie Clark, makes bold, complex records and has worked with the likes of Sufjan Stevens and David Byrne. But her songs have simple messages and, as the singer admits, she rarely suffers self-doubt<p>In the Manhattan restaurant, a beanie covering her hair, Annie Clark, …

Prince: the Purple One on New Girl

After months of waiting, the singer appeared on Zooey Deschanel's kooky sitcom as a party host and love guru. Watch the 5ft 2in singer turn his sophisticated hand to schmaltz<p>Seinfeld fans may have been disappointed by the cast's stingy 90-second reunion during the Super Bowl this weekend, but …

Broken Bells: “Nothing matters that much in the grand scheme of things, and that’s kind of a relief to me”

<b>“I went in there and started riffing again, you know, just scatting stuff out. I had a falsetto a couple of times and Brian lit up. I figured out a</b> …

Bondax: 'We love Disclosure but we have our own sound'

<b>With Disclosure, Rudimental and Flume bringing a little credibility back to the dancefloor and dominating the charts the world over, 2013 was</b> …

What does their brand new management deal mean for Muse?

<b>With that hotly-anticipated 20th anniversary tour currently seeming like just a wet dream in the mind of Muse's hardcore massive, all seemed to have</b> …

New halfpipe, slopestyle Olympic events lend youthful vibe into Games

The Sochi Winter Olympics will introduce 12 new winter sports. But it’s the new ski halfpipe and slopestyle events that are benefiting Colorado’s …

Skiing

Why Sochi Will Be the Greatest Winter Olympics Ever

Much has been said about the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Like many host countries, Russia has made its share of enemies. But where we often see the Host Country and the Games themselves as one entity, it's important to remember that is not the case. After the security concerns, …

Winter Olympics

Olympic dream in Sochi: Internet in the hotel

SOCHI, Russia — President Vladimir Putin is counting off the final days until the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics on Friday, and that’s probably time enough to get the Internet working in the hotels.<p>But getting grass to grow? Perhaps not. There’s so much goopy earth everywhere, it could …

Sochi city hall orders killing of stray dogs

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A pest control company which has been killing stray dogs in Sochi for years told The Associated Press on Monday that it has a contract to exterminate more of the animals throughout the Olympics.<p>Alexei Sorokin, director general of pest control firm Basya Services, said his …

The Sochi Olympics Are a Five-Ring Mess

In 2010, the people of Russia were asked to design an Olympic mascot, and the people responded—creating 24,000 cartoon bears, tigers, saints, snowflakes, witches, and wolves in just three months, a forest of candidates, a seeming triumph of democracy. The upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics, in the …

Russia

Women of the Winter Olympics: Amazing Athletes in Action

Fifteen-year-old Andrea Mead Lawrence, the first American alpine skier to win Olympic gold, training in 1947.<br>George Silk—Time & Life Pictures/Getty …

Winter Olympics

Possibly the world's most impressive paper plane | CNN Travel

Her and Captain Phillips scoop Writers Guild prizes

<b>Her and Captain Phillips have won the main prizes at the Writers Guild of America (WGA) awards in the US.</b><p>Spike Jonze was the winner of best original screenplay for Her, which he also directed.<p>Captain Phillips - a film about piracy starring Tom Hanks - won writer Billy Ray best adapted screenplay …

Golden Globes

Cancer 'tidal wave' on horizon, warns WHO

<b>The globe is facing a "tidal wave" of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar need to be considered, say World Health Organization scientists.</b><p>It predicts the number of cancer cases will reach 24 million a year by 2035, but half could be prevented.<p>The WHO said there was now a "real need" to …

Cancer

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Genius

Philip Seymour Hoffman gave one of the greatest onscreen performances that anyone ever gave, in “The Master”; he won an Oscar for “Capote”; from 1991 until now, he acted in what IMDb reckons as sixty-three filmed productions; in recent years, he gathered accolades virtually every time his feet hit …

Do the Poor Have More Meaningful Lives?

Jonathan Safran Foer, in the first chapter of “Eating Animals,” recounts a conversation he once had with his grandmother, in which she described the combination of fear and hunger that haunted her in Eastern Europe as the Second World War drew to a close. When she became so hungry that she couldn’t …

Behind Sochi’s Futuristic Logo

Anyone who has watched an Olympics whose vision is sharp will notice that the logo for Sochi 2014—which appears in every stadium, on every ticket, and on tens of millions of dollars’ worth of Olympic merchandise—is remarkably different from those of previous Olympics. It contains no drawing and …

Why Bob Dylan Lost the Super Bowl, and Why Coke Won

Why was the Bob Dylan Super Bowl ad so bad? Why was the Coca-Cola ad so good? Part of it, in both cases, was the execution; Chrysler seems to have picked a fair number of the images for the Dylan ad from the postcard rack at a mid-level stationery store. Maybe one shouldn’t get too grand when …