Ryan Goodwin

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Focal Length Explained

Focal length has a <i>lot</i> to do with modern photography. It’s always been important, and now, even more so. Changing the focal length makes a photograph …

Game of Thrones has burnt down most of its own structure, and that's a risky move

<i>Game of Thrones</i> has always been a show that delights in rewriting its own rules, even to the point of creating new ways to think about the profitability of television as a whole.<p><i>Incoming, massive, Game of Thrones spoilers</i><p>We were originally sold on a show led by a honorable hero who followed his …

Zarechny: a rare glimpse into one of Russia's last closed cities

Photographer Ksenia Yurkova provides intimate portraits of life inside a relic of the Soviet era; secret cities. Under Communism these cities were home to sensitive strategic facilities meaning most were wiped off the map, and movement was heavily restricted. Today some, like Zarechny, are …

Five albums to try this week: Lana Del Rey, White Lung and more

Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence (Polydor)<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: With production from the Black Keys’s Dan Auerbach and pivoting away from the string-laden, hip-hop-lite sensibilities of Born to Die, this album shows Del Rey’s vocal maturity and ability to experiment with a different sonic palette. An …

100 Best Debut Albums of All Time

50<p>‘Los Angeles’<p>X<br>Slash, 1980<p>Produced by Ray Manzarek of the Doors, this is the first great West Coast punk album. Searing songs fly off like sparks, …

Asbury Park

A Peek Into Tim Cook’s Design Philosophy

Steve Jobs was an artist. Tim Cook is a general.<p>There’s a must-read profile of Apple CEO Tim Cook over at the <i>New York Times</i>. Cook declined to be interviewed, but the piece, by Matt Richtel and Brian X. Chen, features insights into Apple’s design process from design chief Jonathan Ive and a slew of …

Change in Westeros: The 7 Big 'Game of Thrones' Season 4 Deviations

From the very first episode, HBO's "Game of Thrones" has had to walk the difficult tightrope between being as faithful as possible to its source …

How Twitter killed the official movie website

When was the last time you saw a web address on a movie poster or trailer and felt compelled to type it into your browser, letter by stupid letter, to see what you'd find? An ad displaying a humble domain name already feels like an archaic marketing method, the equivalent of shouting your URL at …

James Franco targets 'Spring Breakers' sequel as it seeks Cannes sales

Days after taking to his Instagram account to pan the notion of a "Spring Breakers" sequel as "lame," James Franco continued his social-media campaign against the proposed movie with another rebuke on Wednesday -- at the same time as the sequel began seeking funds at the Cannes Film Festival.<p>In a …

Film Festivals

Throwback Thursday: More Vintage Nuclear Reactor Cutaways Than You've (Probably) Ever Seen In One Place

Everyone loves a good cutaway illustration (and we've got no shortage on Core77 (just take a look at our entire series on cutaway masters). We've …

Google Search

Experimental navigation system swaps satellites for quantum physics

GPS can be useful when you're trying to navigate to that hot new bar -- as long as your travels don't take you somewhere its signal can't reach. A new so-called quantum positioning system could pick things up when satellites fail, and help guide your way using super-cooled atoms. Aside from better …

10 Amazing Ways People Are Using The Oculus Rift Today

Now, two years and a $2 billion acquisition later, the device is being used for much more than video games.<p>The Oculus Rift, created by Oculus VR, is a virtual reality 3-D headset that uses 360-degree head tracking to make it feel like you're inside a different world.<p>For example, looking to the left …

Virtual Reality

One Day You’ll Google the Physical World With a Scanner Like This

Ever wondered how to search for something on the Internet without knowing the name of the object? How many times have you thought, <i>What in the heck is THAT? I wish I could snap a picture or scan it and Google what I’m seeing!</i><p>A new scanner — designed to identify the molecular structure of objects — …