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5 Things Pure Film Photographers Won’t Tell You, or: Why I Shoot Hybrid

I love film. I purely, madly, and deeply love film. I learned on film, I shot my first wedding with film, traveled around Europe with a film camera, …

Photography

Seven times Kanye West dressed like a 'Final Fantasy' character

Apparently the Kanye West role-playing game, <i>Kanye Quest 3030</i>, contains an eerie hidden area involving a butterfly and a New Age cult called Ascensionism. We know, it's hard to believe that Kanye has a video game. Anyway, this secret game-within-a-game is weird, but it's certainly not surprising …

Dimitri Soudas holds Conservative secrets amid fiancée's move to Liberals

Dimitri Soudas held privileged positions in the Conservative Party, including as one of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's closest allies.<p>He went on to …

Chad fighter jets just bombed a Nigerian town targeting Boko Haram

A raid was carried out around midday by two fighter jets on the town in Nigeria's far northeast along the Cameroon border, sources from Chad and Cameroon said on condition of anonymity.<p>Boko Haram overran the town several months ago as part of its campaign to seize territory in the region and create …

10 Dark Facts About Boko Haram

In early January 2015, as all eyes were on France, Islamist gunmen attacked the town of Baga in Nigeria. It’s unknown how many died, but the highest …

Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

Nigeria's military has repelled a Boko Haram assault on the key city of Maiduguri as violence raged across the country's northeast just two weeks before national elections.<p>Heavily armed gunmen had attacked the southern edge of Maiduguri at roughly 3am local time (02:00 GMT) on Sunday, setting off …

Rebels pound Ukrainian troops after peace talks fail

YENAKIEVE, Ukraine (Reuters) - Separatist rockets streaked across hills in eastern Ukraine on Monday as rebels pounded the positions of Ukrainian government troops holding a strategic rail town, while both sides prepared to mobilise more forces for combat.<p>A woman stands in her house, which was …

Russia

Hezbollah: we don't want war with Israel but do not fear it

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah said on Friday his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for one, and reserved the right to respond to Israeli attacks any time, anywhere.<p>Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters during a rare public …

Middle East

This sweet little stereo system sounds better than it has any right to

As regular Audiophiliac readers know, I love writing about cost-no-object, high-end audio, but I also have a soft spot for dirt cheap, but decent sounding gear.<p>When I recently reviewed the new small bookshelf speaker from Dayton Audio, the B452 , I couldn't help but be knocked out by their sound. …

Woman Allegedly Suffocates Fiancé's 2-Year-Old Daughter for Revenge

Awful.<p>On January 9, Melinda Lynn Muniz, 25, of Plano, Texas,allegedly suffocated her fiancé's 2-year-old daughter to death and then staged a break-in to deflect suspicion. <br>From <i>USA Today</i>:<p>Grace Lillian Ford, 2, was found unconscious in a crib, her mouth covered with duct tape, according to an arrest …

Architizer

'Dear White People' takes a funny, frank, provocative look at race

<b>Dear White People</b><p>Lionsgate, $19.98; Blu-ray. $24.99<p>Available on VOD Feb. 3<p>Writer-director Justin Simien's campus comedy is one of the most provocative films about race since Spike Lee's early films. Simien doesn't have Lee's talent as a filmmaker (yet), but he does share a gift for attacking issues …

Blu-Ray

Danger: Saint-Malo and the highest tides in Europe

In this French beach town, the ocean rushes in fast and without forgiveness.<p>When I stepped out of my beachfront hotel in Saint-Malo the night I arrived, I noticed a distinct lack of beach. Instead, there was only ocean: kilometres of choppy English Channel, uncomfortably close to the hotel’s …

New app promises to give your iPhone a 32MP camera

How would you like an app that transforms your regular 8-megapixel iPhone 6 camera into a 32-megapixel one?<p>Okay, so it’s not <i>exactly</i> as miraculous as it sounds, but photography app Hydra is a worthy tool to add to your virtual camera bag. It works by taking a series of up to 60 small images and then …

Mobile Photography

‘We’re not elitist – or racist’ says Bafta boss after Selma snub claim

Film industry is open to all, insists group as honours look set to go to public school actors<p>The British film industry’s glittering gala – the Bafta movie awards – will strive to reflect the makeup of the country it represents.<p>This is the pledge of the woman who has run the organisation for 17 …

These 11 apps and websites will make you miss your childhood

Product Hunt, a discovery website that shows you the newest startups and products, has collected a bunch of websites and apps that will make you want to relive the past. Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover even wrote a blog post about how he thinks the emotional power of nostalgia makes it a perfect …

Moment Case for iPhone 6 on Kickstarter

Boko Haram in Nigeria targeted with African Union troops

African leaders have agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official said Saturday.<p>The …

Good Luck, Jonathan

Americans tend to think of elections as the apex of democracy. But in some cases they are the opposite. In countries with weak democratic cultures …

Yola: the city where people fleeing Boko Haram outnumber 400,000 locals

Photograph: Monica Mark for the Guardian<p>People queuing for food at St Theresa’s church.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/28/1422456249971/47273551-cf1e-4c78-be00-ce31b085f581-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Monica Mark for the Guardian<p>People queuing for food at St …

Boko Haram

Military warned about Boko Haram attacks

Amnesty said it received information from senior military officers and other sources indicating that defence officials were told about Boko Haram’s …

Nigerian Army missing in action amid Boko Haram terror surge

The militant Islamist group has increased its destructive attacks in the new year, leaving many wondering why the response from the Nigerian Army and …

Nigerian Military Warned Before Major Boko Haram Attacks: Amnesty

<b>Lagos:</b> Amnesty International on Wednesday claimed that Nigeria's military top brass were warned of brutal Boko Haram attacks on the northeast towns …

African Union Summit to address Boko Haram threat

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- As African Union heads of state prepare for their summit Friday, AU Chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma …

Fighter Jets Bomb Nigeria Town Held by Boko Haram, Say Witnesses

<b>Kano:</b><p>Fighter jets have bombed the northeast Nigerian border town of Malam Fatori, controlled by Boko Haram Islamists, witnesses told AFP on …

Nigerians angry at Goodluck Jonathan's failure to fight Boko Haram

Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering …

How Boko Haram is slowing growth in northern Nigeria | DW | 29.01.2015

Kano, Nigeria, November 14, 2014 - two Boko Haram militants drive their car into a petrol station, fill it with fuel, then ram it into a police truck …

How I Made Myself a DIY Spider Light for $40

I recently made myself a DIY Spider Light as a thrifty alternative to the Spiderlite that costs hundreds of dollars. The entire project ended up …

5 Tricks That Boost Your iPhone 6's Camera

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cameras comfortably rank as two of the best in the smartphone industry, according to analysts – as well as Forbes’ review team. But they’re limited if you want to consider doing something out of the ordinary – say, for example, printing out your favourite pictures …