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Kubrick wanted 90 tons of sand dyed gray for ‘2001’ — and that was just the start

Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” had its world premiere April 2, 1968, at the Uptown Theater in Northwest Washington. People in the audience were “streaming out” before the film was over. The next day, in New York City, 241exited early. Obviously, some viewers didn’t know what hit ’em, or …

Stanley Kubrick

4 important things you probably aren’t noticing on your T4 tax slip

A T4 is often a source of “tax envy.” Regardless of how much or how little you made during the year, having a T4 likely means your taxes will be …

A platform that allows you to write short stories for money, like an Airbnb for writers.

Everyday, for each and every one of us, there are new events that could be another narrative. We tell them in different ways that serve a purpose, …

Writing

15 Horror Books That Are Perfect To Pick Up This Halloween For The Right Amount Of Spooky

Halloween is here, and our need to frighten ourselves has only just about peaked. And what better way than to read the most terrifying novels, a …

Horror

39 Books That Are Actually Scary

Um... maybe don't read these if you're home alone.<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Hayao Miyazaki's 50 Favorite Children's Books Are Definitely Not Just For Kids

The first time I saw Hayao Miyazaki's <b>Howl's Moving Castle</b>, I pondered out loud whether it was weird to have a crush on a cartoon character. Howl, with his uncanny brooding abilities, dry sarcasm, and soft spot for Sophie, won me over in a heartbeat. The Japanese film director, producer, …

13 Deeply Depressing Books That Are Worth Reading Anyway

Most of the time, we read books as a way to escape our real lives for a few hours, and vanish into a magical world that's much more exciting than our …

Is Time Travel Possible, According To Science?

Have you ever dreamed of traveling through time? Not at the standard, “boring” rate that we normally do — at one second per second — but either:<p>faster, so that you wound up far into the future while remaining the same age,<br>• slower, so that you could accomplish much more than anyone else over the same …

Physics

A Dead Simple Tool To Find Out What Facebook Knows About You

A new Chrome extension reveals the unsettling amount of information the company might have on you.<p>If you could measure all the information you consume online, what would you learn about yourself?<p>That’s the question behind the new Chrome extension Data Selfie. Created by developers Hang Do Thi Duc …

Hillary Clinton

Essential Lenses Of The Pros

<b>Everyone has one.</b> It’s the lens you never leave at home. No matter what, this is the one you have in your bag, and more often than not, it’s the one …

Cameras

These Pre-Fame Pictures Of Emily Ratajkowski Leave Absolutely Nothing To The Imagination

The unseen polaroids are seriously not suitable for work.<p>Before her "Blurred Lines" video and <i>Gone Girl</i> cameo made the world fall in love with her, Emily Ratajkowski spent two nights in a house in New York with photographer Jonathan Leder.<p>The images from the shoot with the then model in 2012 have …

26 Very Long Books Worth the Time They’ll Take to Read

Binge-watching is easy; just drag the laptop into bed and go. But savoring a book of, say, 800 pages or longer is a <i>project</i>. No book that size is …

13 Haunting Books To Read This Fall, If You Dare

👻<p>‘Tis the season for re-re-watching “Stranger Things” and contemplating the punniest possible couple’s costume, plug and socket notwithstanding. ‘Tis also the season for picking up scary books ― books that disturb, books that alarm, books that go bump in the night.<p>We’ve selected a few of our …

Short and spectacular - 23 great novels under 200 pages long

Creating memorable characters, moments and messages whilst keeping the spine width under control is no easy feat. Here is a selection of brilliant …

Books

It took 9 years to make this 25-minute sci-fi film. It was worth the wait.

Filmed on location in Japan, "Dust" culls a fragile beauty from a disease-ridden, post-apocalyptic world.<p>It's been 10 years since a trio of filmmakers conceived the idea for a visually rich science fiction parable filmed in Japan, but <i>Dust</i>, the short film they labored nearly a decade to make, proves …

Science Fiction

The 50 Best Sci-Fi Films of the 21st Century Thus Far

<b>10. 2046 (Wong Kar-wai)</b><p>So large is <i>In the Mood for Love</i>‘s place within contemporary cinephilia that it can be somewhat easy, even among <b>Wong Kar-wai</b> …

Science Fiction

5 of the Best Horror Books to Make You Love Being Afraid

I loved horror as a kid. I read things that were age-appropriate (RIP, Lois Duncan) and not so much (Stephen King, John Saul, etc.). I loved feeling …

Horror

This Totally Accurate Battle Simulator Might Be the Most Ridiculous Video Game Ever

Sorry, I don’t care if you caught a Squirkachu on Pokemon GTFO, because the only video game that will matter after today is Totally Accurate Battle …

Top 10 Alternative Rock David Bowie Covers

David Bowie was easily one of the most influential musicians of all time. Every era of music that has followed the 60’s/70’s classic rock era has …

Short Horror Film 'VICIOUS' is Scary As Hell!

If you want to watch an excellent short horror film that will more than likely keep you up tonight, then we have a great one for you. The short film</b> …

Three Must-Read 21st Century Sci-Fi Novels

Science fiction may be in crisis. But there are still 21st-century sci-fi novels proving the genre is a vital realm of prophecy and fresh ideas.<p>A few …

Amazing bars around the world to drink at before you die

Although most of the focus when talking about great superhero games is often on the original X-Men Legends, this sequel, in many respects, is even …

29 of the most surreal landscapes on the planet

Some are land formations molded over thousands of years by Mother Nature, while others are man-made creations that have altered the earth in strange ways.<p>From the bubbling lava lakes of Ethiopia, to a lake that has been nestled in the desert for 2,000 years, here are 29 landscapes that are so …

National Parks

Japan's getting a $350 million Mario theme park attraction

The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan might feel a long way off – and, well, they are – but by the time the event starts, another of the country’s major cities (Osaka) will be hosting a dedicated Super Mario attraction inside Universal Studios Japan (USJ).<p>Confirmation of the Nintendo Mario area (it’s …

This video shows what ancient Rome actually looked like

Ancient Rome

Fear of a Trump Presidency Could Drive Emigration to This Picturesque Canadian Island

Free health care, and "Muslim people can roam freely."<p>Americans who are scared or perhaps just embarrassed about the prospect of Donald J. Trump …

Donald Trump

Monkey cat is the pet we all desperately want

We’re going bananas over a new video posted to YouTube of a cat dressed as a monkey. Who knew a cat in a monkey costume could be so thoroughly …

11 of the best modern sci-fi authors to read this Science Fiction Day

<b>Science fiction is having a moment.</b><p>Posters for Amazon’s serialisation of Philip K Dick’s Man In The High Castle have shocked and confused public …