Devin Stokes

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Why Are We So Fascinated by Cults?

In March, I sent an announcement around to friends and colleagues: watch out for my new novel, <i>Buddhism for Western Children</i>. It’s a spiraling story of a powerful, manipulative guru versus a boy who must escape to recover his will, I wrote, and it profiles Western lust for Eastern spiritual mystique …

University of Iowa

Obama knocks 'vulgar and divisive' presidential campaign

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama lamented a "vulgar and divisive" presidential campaign Tuesday, saying that GOP presidential candidates were setting bad examples for children and tarnishing the United States' reputation abroad.<p>"In America, there is no law that says we have to be nice to …

Donald Trump

10 Tips for Successfully Producing a Micro-Budget Feature

Prolific indie producer Jennifer Westin has three low-budget features being released in 2014, including “The Big Ask,” “Mutual Friends” and “Dead …

Here Are the Two Seinfeld Episodes Too Controversial to Air

Thanks to a flurry of in-depth reporting around <i>Seinfeld</i>’s 25th anniversary, we know about one of the sitcom’s more controversial unaired scripts: “The Bet,” a.k.a. “The Gun.” Both star <b>Julia Louis-Dreyfus</b> and the episode’s would-be director, <b>Tom Cherones,</b> balked at one particularly dark joke that …

Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea

I have read two books more than a 100 times, for different motives and with different consequences. Hamlet I read a 100 times for my dissertation, The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse a 100 times for comfort. The experience is distinct from all other kinds of reading. I’m calling it centireading.<p>I …

Literature

Control Your DSLR Wirelessly Through a Smartphone - Fstoppers Reviews the CASE Remote

The CASE remote is a wireless device that creates a mobile hotspot attached to your camera, providing you with live-view connectivity on your mobile …

Watch as Fashion Photographer Mario Testino Shoots Special Editions of Vogue

For its 100th issue back in 2013, <i>Vogue China</i> invited renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino to help create a special issue by contributing every …

Dustin Hoffman: 'It's time I took some credit'

Dustin Hoffman says he mastered the art of self-sabotage soon after he could walk. Seven decades later, he reveals that he co-wrote many of his most famous films.<p>The day I meet Dustin Hoffman is his last in London, and he seems in no rush to get home. He is quiet, courteous, dry-witted; tanned but …

Marlon Brando

Exploding Cinema: the DIY projectors

Ships, churches, car parks, roofs, drained swimming pools, bank vaults, derelict coaches… Exploding Cinema will put on a film screening just about anywhere in the UK. Well, except for actually in a cinema. It’s been 23 years since the London-based democratic collective was founded in a squatted sun …

Joanna Jolly on Twitter: "#Ferguson crowd getting more and more vocal, police standing still http://t.co/Vk3RNJ9Itd"

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Real-Life 'Unicorn' Found; Deer Has Extremely Rare Deformity

A roe deer shot in Slovenia has a single antler that makes it look exactly like a unicorn.<p>It looks like it just walked out of a fairy tale, but this deer with a single, unicorn-like antler is the real thing.<p>Shot by a hunter in Celje, Slovenia (map), in August, the roe deer has an extremely rare …

The New GoPro Cameras: Everything You Need to Know

Three ways of looking at the newer GoPro action cameras.<p>Last month GoPro, the best-known maker of “Look at me!” action cameras, introduced a new lineup of products. This includes two new top-of-the-line GoPros and the company’s first entry-level camera.<p>Your <b>Re/code</b> reviews team has been testing all …

The trial of Sid Vicious – a classic report from the vaults

Sid Vicious, bass player for the now-defunct, notorious punk rock band the Sex Pistols, pleaded not guilty on 21 November at his arraignment to the charge of second-degree murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.<p>Miss Spungen was found dead in the couple's Chelsea Hotel room in lower Manhattan on …

Stunning Video of Paris Captured Through the Viewfinder of an Old Pentax 67

If this video doesn’t make you want to go out and buy a Pentax 67, nothing will. Paris is beautiful enough as-is, but there’s something about …

Dreamlike Watercolor Paintings of Iconic Skylines Around the World

Depicting iconic cityscapes from around the world using a keen eye for structural beauty, Maja Wronska continues to capture a dreamy and refreshing quality in her paintings. Encapsulating scenes from Seattle to Amsterdam, Wronska uses watercolors, pastels, and sometimes coffee, to create artwork …

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The Graphic History Of Sex On Screen

Since the dawn of film, we’ve shot nudity and sex. But only recently has it become art.<p>There’s an old saying in the film industry: What’s the difference between art and porn? Porn has better lighting. Nowhere is the connection between the two more apparent than in the below infographic by Fandor, …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Infographic: Famous Writers Who Hated Each Other’s Guts

Author bitchfights are a fun pastime on Twitter, but they aren’t anything new. Here are some famous authors who hated each other.<p>Writers have been slagging each other off for centuries, and this fun interactive infographic courtesy of the <i>Huffington Post</i> is a good primer on just how ugly it can …

Rarely Seen Images of Biggie, Flash and More from Rap's First 25 Years

Lisa Leone was still a student at New York's High School of Art and Design in 1982 when she began photographing the burgeoning hip-hop movement, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Bobby Womack: 10 Essential Tracks

Artistically, the late Bobby Womack inhaled rarefied air – coming up as Sam Cooke's protégé; recording as an innovative rhythm-groove guitarist with …

Aretha Franklin

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Fitness

Stanley Kubrick: Photos taken as a teenager

A new show reveals how the 2001: A Space Odyssey director first developed the vision that set him apart. BBC Culture takes a look at ten rarely seen images.<p>In April 1945, at the age of 16, Stanley Kubrick snapped a newspaper vendor looking at headlines that shouted ‘Roosevelt Dead!’. This was no …

How we made City of God

<b>Alice Braga</b><b>, actor</b><p>I was just 18 when I got the phone call from director Fernando Meirelles. I was still in high school and had only appeared in a few commercials. He told me he was looking for someone who wasn't famous, since he didn't want the slum kids who would be acting in his film, a crime …

Movie muses: Every Scorsese needs his De Niro

Some directors have a special bond with an actor – and together they make magic on screen. Lisa Schwarzbaum examines the delicate art of collaboration.<p>On the movie screen, chemistry is easy to see. A couple either has it or they don’t. Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy: yes! Will Smith and Tommy …

Anatomical 3D Self-Portrait by Joshua Harker | Colossal

<p>Chicago-based artist Joshua Harker recently unveiled this 3D-printed sculptural self-portrait titled 21st Century Self-Portrait. Harker utilized a …

Frank Horvat's best shot: the seedy side of 1950s Paris

In 1956, a New York agency asked me to do a sexy story for a US "men's magazine" about the nightlife of Paris, where I was living. I was 28 and had little money, so was glad to accept. I headed for Place Pigalle and asked nightclub doormen if they would let me in to photograph the girls in their …

Stunning Celebrity Portraits Taken at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party

<b>Lupita Nyong'o</b><p>Did you catch last night's Oscars? If not, here's a quick recap. Jareto Leto and Lupita Nyong'o gave two eloquent and moving acceptance speeches, Ellen (or rather Bradley Cooper) took a celebrity-filled selfie that broke Twitter, and Leonardo DiCaprio didn't win..again. Of course, the …

Associated Press News

5 Of The Most Popular Plus Size Models

In the plus size community, no one is more popular than plus size models so when it was time to make their year end list of popular plus size models, DailyVenusDiva.com asked their readers to chime in.<p>Below are 5 of the most popular working plus size models according to plus size women.<p>ASHLEY …