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Daniel Day-Lewis Opens Up About Giving Up Acting After Phantom Thread

Around two years ago, as part of his preparation to play the couturier ­Reynolds Woodcock in Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, <i>Phantom Thread</i>, Daniel Day-Lewis re-created a Balenciaga dress. At that time, Day-Lewis could not have predicted that Woodcock would be the last character he would play. …

Daniel Day-Lewis

Christian Bale: 'I was asked to do a romantic comedy. I thought they’d lost their minds'

The actor, famous for playing brooding, damaged men, is back playing, well, a brooding, damaged man in the gritty western Hostiles. He talks about why the film industry has to change, balding up to play Dick Cheney – and why he will never, ever, do a romcom<p>The interview’s first surprise is that a …

Stephen Hawking’s Uplifting Metaphor About Depression Is Your Must Read For This Week

Stephen Hawking just celebrated his 76th birthday on Jan. 8, so perhaps unsurprisingly, a selection of the words of wisdom which he has bestowed upon …

Stephen Hawking

Woody Harrelson: 'I used to have my head up my ass'

Laid-back stoner Woody Harrelson used to see life through a haze of smoke, but since he quit, his career has come into sharp focus. He talks to Martyn Palmer about film, family – and Trump’s mayhem<p>As a kid growing up in Texas, Woody Harrelson daydreamed about being a cop and, later, some kind of …

Frances McDormand

Archaeologists Uncover an Ancient Model of The Universe in Mexico

It tells a very different story.<p>The people of ancient Mexico may not have had the powerful telescopes that we have access to today, but that didn't …

Heroic New Zealanders Evade Local Alcohol Ban by Building a Sand Island in "International Waters"

A heartwarming story of New Year's Eve perseverance.<p>Another New Year's Eve—that holiday rivaled only by Valentine's Day with respect to the consistently cavernous gap between giddy expectations and disappointing results—has, mercifully, come and gone at last. If your evening began with watery …

Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and …

Woman finds her cats sprawled out on the floor after eating her marijuana plants

Forget catnip, the good stuff is here.<p>A woman in Massachusetts had a little issue with her grow lights for her cannabis plants, so she moved them to …

‘The Matrix’ Code’s Hidden Meaning Has Been Revealed, and There’s Something Fishy About It

Production designer Simon Whiteley got the idea from his wife's cookbook.<p>If you’ve ever wondered what that green text in “The Matrix” really meant, …

Movies

Richard Branson Emerges From His Wine Cellar With a Hurricane Irma Update

“I have never seen anything like this hurricane,” says man who has probably pretty much seen everything<p>Hurricane Irma is a powerful storm, no doubt — …

Underwater Art from the World Swim Championships: Pictures

Seychelles

Husam Qasem

Up Helly Aa Festival in the Shetland Islands: Pictures

Festivals

Colorful & Minimalist Miami Rescue Towers

Photographer Paolo Pettigiani created a stunning series showing us New York in infrared. He is back with his new collection entitled <i>Shapeguard</i>, where …

Design

Five times US President Barack Obama went viral

As Barack Obama prepares to stand down as US president, BBC World Have Your Say looks at some of the times he went viral and won the Internet.<p>Listen to World Have Your Say on the BBC iPlayer.<p><i>Produced by Trystan Young</i>

Barack Obama

The Arresting Illustrations of 19th Century Fantasy Artist Gustave Doré

Today is the birthday of the great 19th century French artist Gustave Doré, a sculptor and book illustrator whose work set the stage for today’s …

Literature

Diego Luna Shares A 'Star Wars' Story That Will Bring Tears To Your Eyes

Yes, representation really does matter.<p>The two most recent “Star Wars” films have made the jump to hyperspace, not only by breaking box office records but by showing that a galaxy far, far away can be inclusive.<p>Mexican actor Diego Luna, who plays Capt. Cassian Andor in “Rogue One,” shared a story …

Incredible Illustrations of Wild Canine Creatures Sprouting Out of Overgrown Greenery

Artist Holly Lucero has created a truly incredible illustrated series of wild dog-like creatures sprouting and emerging from over plants, topiaries, …

Here are the 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners

The iPhone Photography Awards (iPPA) is a yearly competition that sees some incredible photographs submitted, which were all captured on an iPhone. …

22 Quotes From Salvador Dali That Creatively Inspire Success

For success today, you have to be creative or get passed by. Dali was an expert in thinking differently and teaches you his approach.<p>If you are simply doing business the same as everyone else you are destined for mediocrity. Whether you are a CEO building a company or trying to achieve top …

Muhammad Ali: A Life in Pictures

Trainers

Unpublished Photos Of Amy Winehouse Show A Side Of Her Few Have Seen

"Before FRANK" is a compilation of photos taken before the singer's debut album release.<p>"The first time I met Amy Winehouse was the day I shot her album cover," photographer Charles Moriarty recalled in a video featured on Kickstarter. The year was 2003 and Winehouse was about to release her debut …

I Got Lost In The Beauty Of Tokyo At Night

My name is Liam Wong, and I work in the video games industry as Graphic Design Director at Ubisoft, where I direct the ‘look and feel’ / visual …

Japan

Ben Affleck's Response to Batman v Superman's Awful Reviews Is the Saddest Thing You'll See All Day

Apparently Ben Affleck needs to work on his poker face.<p>The 43-year-old actor was in the middle of a recent press appearance for his latest film,</i> …

An Anonymous Artist's Erotic Utopia | Monday Insta Illustrator

Anonymous artist Alphachanneling has drawn more naked bodies than you can count.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>Simple, evocative, passionate drawings are the name of the game on anonymous artist Alphachanneling's massively popular Instagram account. Austere characters, either smiling sweetly …

“Nature can surprise us”: There’s a new species of bacteria that eats plastic

There’s an estimated 311 million tons of plastic (pdf) produced every year across the world. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, it’s probably in our food, and will likely leave its mark long after we’re gone.<p>Polyethylene terephthalate (known as PET), which is used for …

Pollution

Stinging Scorpion vs. Pain-Defying Mouse | Deep Look

Insects