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The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Ancient History

Sime

Kate Upton showcases enviable curves in sexy selection of lace lingerie for new campaign

Kate Upton looks jaw-dropping as she models a range of sizzling lingerie sets.<p>The Sports Illustrated beauty is the face of Yamamay Spring 2018 …

Klimt and Schiele: The artists who shocked Europe

Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele were two titans of Viennese art who shared a firm friendship and an artistic free will that scandalised many, writes Cath Pound.<p>At first glance there is little to suggest a connection between Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. Klimt was the archetypical sensualist who …

Art

The best turntables of 2017

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Inside Two New First Order Vehicles from The Last Jedi

In <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>, the First Order’s military might goes next level.<p>As revealed in this week’s episode of <i>The Star Wars Show</i>, <i>The Last Jedi</i> …

Everything Cut From Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

We know there were a lot of changes made to <i>Rogue One</i>, be that in the script phase, the shooting phase, or the edit phase. That means a pile of stuff …

9 bonkers things Donald Trump said in his new exclusive interview with Time

“I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not.”<p>In an exclusive interview with Time’s Michael Scherer, published Thursday, President Donald Trump basically gives three types of explanations for why it’s okay for him to say things that aren’t true.<p>Trump thinks it’s okay to repeat …

Donald Trump

When a President Can't Be Taken at His Word

In April 1966, the streets of America were crime-ridden, Southeast Asia was threatened by "godless communists," and some radical theologians were …

Donald Trump

A definitive guide to Paul Thomas Anderson’s work

Paul Thomas Anderson occupies a strange, liminal space in American cinema. As a key figure of Indiewood filmmaking, he operates both inside and outside the mainstream, with his work attracting Oscar nominations and yet retaining aesthetic, formal, and thematic elements keeping him firmly in line …

Everything That Aftermath: Empire's End Reveals About the New Star Wars Universe

Chuck Wendig’s <i>Aftermath</i> books act as a sort of in-between trilogy, bridging a lot of the gap between the original <i>Star Wars</i> trilogy and <i>The Force</i> …

9 things it’s hard to believe the president of the United States actually just said

Minutes after President Donald Trump’s press conference concluded on Thursday afternoon, CNN’s Jake Tapper called it “unhinged” and “wild.”<p>Here are nine quotes from the presser that back up that assessment.<p><b>1)</b> At the beginning of the press conference, Trump blasted intelligence community leaks about …

Donald Trump

48 Things We Learned From J.J Abrams' Director Commentary on The Force Awakens 3D

Did you know Harrison Ford wore digital hair extensions in <i>The Force Awakens</i>? Well, that’s just <i>one</i> of the awesome tidbits J.J. Abrams gives up during …

Steven Spielberg

J.J. Abrams Explains What Really Happened Between Han and Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens

There was more going on in that big scene than we realized.<p>It's been 305 days since audiences at the first showings of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> watched Kylo Ren stab Han Solo through the stomach and let his body drop into the abyss below. And I just now feel comfortable writing that in the …

New ‘Star Wars’ Novel Reveals Why Dark Side Lightsabers Are Red

Every time a new in-canon <i>Star Wars</i> novel releases, we find out cool new details related to characters we already know. There was backstory about characters in <i>Rogue One</i> covered in the novel <i>Catalyst</i>, releasing next month. And <i>Aftermath: Life Debt</i> revealed new information about General Hux’s …

Star Wars

15 Reasons Why You Should Go to Iceland On Your Next Vacation

Consider this your must-see list.<p>There are plenty of practical reasons why Iceland is a great place to travel. You can fly there in less than six hours from the East Coast, the dollar remains strong against the Icelandic krona, and it's an easy layover on your way to Europe. But even if all those …

The most photographic spot in the US?

A former biology teacher turned naturalist guide, Kurt Johnson has traded in the classroom for the great outdoors at Grand Teton National Park, located in a rare ecosystem.<p>“Beavers hate the sound of running water; they are always looking for ways to stop it.”<p>We couldn’t tell if Kurt Johnson, our …

National Parks

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

Why Mr. Robot’s Film References Are Subtler Than You Think

<i>Mr. Robot</i> is one of the most pop-culture-fluent series on TV. Rather than merely recycle favorite references, writer-director Sam Esmail and his …

J.J. Abrams Reveals The Dark Backstory Of Kylo Ren’s Table Of Ashes

Kylo Ren, amongst other things, is a hoarder. But he doesn’t hoard dice or old-school lightsabers, or even, mugs from cantinas across the universe. It turns out Ben Solo’s dust pile, whose origins have been irking super fans attempting to dissect everything in <i>The Force Awakens,</i> is his favorite …

Kylo Ren

Why Rey Is Obi Wan Kenobi's Granddaughter

<b>Warning: Major spoilers ahead -- but really the movie's been out for more than 10 days. Why are you reading Star Wars analysis if you haven't seen the movie yet?</b><p><b>Who is Rey?</b><p>Like much of the world last weekend, I had the sincere pleasure of seeing a brand new <i>Star Wars</i> movie. For an entire weekend …

Images of Pluto and Charon continue to captivate Nasa: 'This world is alive'

Photograph: Nasa/JHUAPL/SWRI<p>A high-resolution image of Pluto taken by New Horizons shows small features, from craters to faulted mountain blocks, to the texted surface of the vast basin informally called Sputnik …

Solar System

The Insider's Guide to the Grand Canyon

Autumn, when temperatures fall and the tourist hordes go home, is the perfect time to head to the Grand Canyon. Whether you have a weekend or a month, we've got options.<p>Car Camp<p>You don’t have to take all your vacation days to have a good adventure. For starters, you get a pretty damn good view of …

Meet Rebecca Ferguson, the beautiful scene-stealer in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

With the release of <i>Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation</i>, all eyes are on actor Tom Cruise’s newest leading lady, Rebecca Ferguson (<i>The White Queen</i>). …

The Second Coming of Lauren Bacall: ‘Mission: Impossible’ Star Rebecca Ferguson’s Breakout Turn

Her Ilsa Faust combines old school Hollywood glamour and modern-day ass-kicking. Yes, Swedish stunner Rebecca Ferguson is going to be a very big deal.<p>…

32 photos that will make you want to travel to Iceland

Most of the island is an uninhabited landscape of jagged lava rock, fields of bright green moss, hot springs, towering waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes.<p>Many visitors say that the country is reminiscent of another world.<p>Plus, it is a perfect place for any adventurous traveler — visitors to the …

5 Absolutely Magical Places to Visit in Iceland

I started off my Euro trip on an island, but warm weather and coconut cocktails weren't on the menu. I was in search of adventure, majestic sights -- I wanted to change my perspective on the world, and come back a new person.<p><b>Iceland did just that. It changed my life forever.</b><p>Touring the South Coast …

Breaking Down the Oscar-Winning Editing of 'Whiplash'

Film editing can be many things: subtle or in your face, downtempo or high octane. Not only is the editing in <i>Whiplash</i> all of those things and then …

Filmmaking

More human than human: the making of Ex Machina’s incredible robot

<b>Bryan Bishop: Let’s talk about making Ava. Other than the restrictions with budget and time, what were the biggest challenges?</b><p>Andrew Whitehurst: I think there’s a sort of film historical precedent issue, which is we didn’t want Ava to look obviously like a robot from any other film that people …

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Review - 'Ex Machina' Is A Sci-Fi Masterpiece

Writer Alex Garland has impressed with his previous cinematic efforts as screenwriter for <i>28 Days Later</i>, <i>Sunshine</i>, <i>Never Let Me Go</i>, and <i>Dredd</i>. His writing mixes smart science fiction elements with emotional characterization, thrilling action, and poignant themes about humanity. But his latest film — …