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Through the Lens of Elizaveta Porodina

The Russian photographer living in Munich, Germany offers us to discover stunning sceneries where the main characters have such a dramatic potential. …

Meet Buff Cat, the super swole kitty winning the internet’s heart

Ladies and gentleman, meet the super muscular cat the internet can’t get enough of, known simply as Buff Cat.<p>everyday i think about this buff cat i …

‘The Opposition’ Confronts ‘Crisis Actor’ Alex Jones

One of the Comedy Central show’s ‘citizen journalists’ turned the tables on Alex Jones—and it was incredible.<p>Jordan Klepper’s <i>The Opposition</i> owes a …

A good look at how the Hobbit movies got so bad

It’s worth your time<p><i>The Hobbit</i> trilogy — a series of words that, to this day, can only be written with a sigh — is long, bloated and mostly unnecessary.<p>That’s not exactly breaking news, but two video essays from culture commentator Lindsay Ellis do a remarkable job of explaining exactly why the …

Movies

Family Guy confirms Stewie's sexuality and reveals his real voice

<i>Family Guy</i> has confirmed Stewie's sexuality and revealed his real voice.<p>There was a lot of apprehension before Sunday night's (March 18) episode …

This Video is the Perfect Introduction to the Most Important Actor Whose Face You've Never Seen

Most moviegoers may not know Doug Jones, but they’ve almost inevitably seen one of his roles.<p>The beloved monster in <i>The Shape of Water</i>? Doug Jones. …

Doug Jones

LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos

This new LSD study is like an acid trip all on its own.<p>One Saturday in 1964, neurologist Oliver Sacks took a bit of amphetamines, LSD, a “touch” of cannabis, faced a white wall in his home, and said “I want to see indigo now—now!”<p>“And then,” he wrote in the New Yorker in 2012, “as if thrown by a …

Models Carried Their Own Severed Heads At The Gucci Show

Fashion!<p>Fashion insiders love to be jaded about fashion week, as a rule. It's all, "That's been done," or "I've seen it before." Well, try saying that about Gucci's latest show, which, aside from the clothes themselves—grandma and grandpa chic, in the best way possible—featured a couple of models …

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. …

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 Blackhole Metaphor For Depression Is Incredibly Powerful & Uplifting

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 …

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 …

Woody Harrelson

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 …

Archaeology

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 …

Wildlife

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, …

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 — …

Rainfall

Underwater Art from the World Swim Championships: Pictures

Seychelles

Husam Qasem

Up Helly Aa Festival in the Shetland Islands: Pictures

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 …

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>

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, …

Art

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. …

Hyperrealistic Aqua Paintings by Reisha Perlmutter

Originally from Naples, Reisha Perlmutter is a painter who draws all his inspiration from having grown up next to the water. In a very realistic way, …