Nitin Parmar

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Man Helping President With Cheating Scandal Caught in Cheating Scandal

In case you were wondering about the personal life of Rudy Giuliani, a sleazy garden gnome tasked with legally protecting the personal life of Donald …

Kindle Unlimited Book Stuffing Scam Earns Millions and Amazon Isn't Stopping It

Book stuffer Chance Carter is gone. But readers are still paying for books that are 90 percent filler.<p>What would you do if you knew that scammers were cheating your company and your customers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars every single month? If you're Amazon, apparently not much. You …

Writing

Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna finds Muslim family, who saved his life in 1992 riots, posts emotional message

Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna doesn’t need introduction. From hosting the Indian version of MasterChef to cooking for the then US President Barack …

What if Napoleon Hadn’t Lost Europe and Other Questions of Alternate History

Across pop culture, history is being unraveled and remade. There’s the post-World-War-II dystopia that emerges from a triumphant Nazi Germany in the …

The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud.

The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.<p>The Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous and compelling psychological studies of all time, told us a tantalizingly simple story about human nature.<p>The study took paid …

Psychology

“The Directors Series” Presents Free Immersive Studies of Stanley Kubrick, the Coen Brothers, David Fincher, Paul Thomas Anderson & Christopher Nolan

Humorist and movie critic Joe Queenan once stood outside a theater after a screening of <i>Jurassic Park</i> and asked each exiting viewer if they knew who …

This film is the scariest thing you’ll see all summer

We’re used to the world of jump scares that horror films take us into—a world of creaking doors, eerie background scores, loud panting, running …

Incredible drone footage of seven huge buildings being demolished is memorising to watch

This incredible drone footage shows seven huge buildings across the US being demolished in planned explosions.<p>Properties collapse into rubble, each …

A Debut Novel. A Tiny Press. A Pulitzer Finalist.

Håkan Söderström, the hulking hero of Hernán Diaz’s novel, “In the Distance,” makes a stupendous entrance, ascending onto the first page through a star-shaped void on a featureless plain of white sea ice. Longhaired, white-bearded, gnarled and naked, he pulls himself onto the floe and walks on bow …

Literature

Moody and Lifestyle Portrait Photography by Baba Brouk

Marvelous female portraits by <b>Baba Brouk</b>, talented photographer, retoucher and artist from Carlsbad who currently lives and works in Los Angeles, …

How globetrotting Magnum photographers capture the idea of “home”

Magnum is a legendary photo agency, synonymous with globe-trotting photojournalists who have documented conflict and cultures around the world. But for a new project in collaboration with camera maker Fujifilm, a group of its photographers were tasked a simpler assignment: Interpret the theme of …

Street Photography

15 new science fiction and fantasy books to read this March

I’ve been working to sprinkle in some non-science fiction and fantasy books into my to-read list lately. To that end, I picked up Brian Merchant’s <i>The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone</i>, and I’ve been working my way through it whenever I have a couple of spare minutes. It’s a fascinating …

Artist George Taylor’s erotic optical illusions are a must-see at the Pangolin gallery

Viewers are to experience erotic intimacy and inner stillness<p>Sculptor and installation artist George Taylor spent her childhood on a farm in rural …

Spielberg Takeover: Tom Hanks on Saving Private Ryan’s Omaha Beach D-Day Scene

After showing the horrors of the Holocaust in <i>Schindler’s List</i>, Steven Spielberg later returned to World War II to deliver one of the most harrowing …

Why You Need to Stop Making Excuses and Make a Short Film

We finally figured out the formula for getting a short film into Sundance, but it won't work if you copy it.2018 was another year of razor sharp …

Marvelous Moody Portrait Photography by Hunter Hatch

Hunter Hatch a.k.a. @apollozphotography is a talented self-taught photographer, retoucher and artist currently based in Dana Point, California. …

So Neanderthals made abstract art? This astounding discovery humbles every human

Abstract painting? My Neanderthal great great grandad could do that!<p>If you go to the painted caves of Spain and France, crawl through narrow passages and keep your balance on slippery rock floors, you reach the hidden places where ice age hunters made their marks tens of thousands of years ago. …

Humanity

Wesley Snipes Has a Good Idea Why More People Don't Remember How Important Blade Was

With just a few more days until it hits theaters, the hype around <i>Black Panther</i> is reaching a fever pitch as everyone prepares to see Marvel’s first …

The 2018 Underwater Photography Winners Are Otherworldly

The Underwater Photography of the Year Competition announced its 2018 winners Monday, and the photos capture all the different landscapes hiding in …

Guillermo del Toro Picks 11 Criterion Collection Movies You Need to See

Del Toro recommends classics from the Coen brothers, Jean Cocteau, and Alfred Hitchcock.<p>Guillermo del Toro may be one of the world’s most beloved …

Paul Thomas Anderson Couldn’t Believe His Eyes While Watching ‘Dunkirk’: ‘How the F*ck Did Nolan Do That?’

The "Phantom Thread" director also praised "Lady Bird," "Get Out," and "The Shape of Water" during a talk at the Santa Barbara International Film …

I make $267,000 as a legal sex worker in Nevada — here's what I spend in a week

Dreamy Photos of New Zealand in Pink Captured With Infrared Camera

Interested in producing images on “the fringe of the otherworldly,” landscape photographer Paul Hoi creatively combines science fiction with psychedelia. Using a camera modified for full spectrum infrared, Hoi is able to craft dreamy scenes of nature that transform familiar visuals into foreign …

Dejah Thoris: Amy Chu resurrects the Princess of Mars in new Dynamite series

Edgar Rice Burroughs' masterful sci-fi novels of Barsoom, <i>A Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars,</i> and <i>The Warlord of Mars,</i> are titans in the annals of …

37 Underrated Netflix Hidden Gems You Should Already Be Watching

*bookmarks this post for whenever I'm bored*<p>1. <i>Sing Street</i> (2016): This truly underrated musical follows a teen in Dublin in the '80s as he forms a rock band to impress a girl.<p>—irishpink<p>2. <i>Train to Busan</i> (2016): It’s a Korean film about a zombie virus outbreak, and it's got a huuuuuuuge twist ending. …

Frances McDormand, the Annie Leibovitz Portraits

With Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Frances McDormand took her rightful place in the elite company of Hollywood heroes alongside the likes of Gary Cooper, Jimmy Stewart, and Tom Hanks.<p>Sex symbols, ass-kickers, and clowns are a dime a dozen on-screen. Rarer are movie stars who embody …

How a First-Time Director Spent 20 Years Making Sundance Award-Winning 'Burden'

Andrew Heckler spent over two decades trying to get a film made about the true story of reformed Klansman Michael Burden, and today it's more …

Raunchy new French film leaves A-listers blushing

Leave it to the French to come up with a film that makes “Fifty Shades” look positively G-rated.<p>A celebrity-studded Cinema Society screening of the …

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A Photographer On The Rise Explains Going Analog In A Digital World

Some of the photographers we interview (and we interview a lot) grow up with photographer parents and are seemingly born to take festival photos or capture the Canadian wilderness. But there are also a fair few who have a singular transformative moment — something that changes their lives, ushering …

Photography