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BBC ON THIS DAY | 26 | 1994: Man gets 'bionic' heart

<b>1994: Man gets 'bionic' heart</b><p>A man has been given the world's first battery-operated heart in a pioneering operation in Britain.<p>The patient, an unnamed 62-year-old from the south of England, is now in a stable condition at the world-famous Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire.<p>He had only months to …

Medicine

‘As Above So Below’ filmmakers find horror, Hell lurking beneath Paris | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Perdita Weeks in a scene from the film "As Above, So Below." (Universal Pictures)<p>Perdita Weeks and Ben Feldman in a scene from the film "As Above, So Below." (Universal Pictures)<p>Ben Feldman ("Mad Men") and Perdita Weeks ("The Tudors") in a scene from "As Above, So Below." (Universal Pictures)<p>"As …

Silicon Valley (TV Series)

Let’s Be Cops is a dumb movie with comic smarts

The signs weren’t good, but Damon Wayans Jr, Jake Johnson and director Luke Greenfield’s losers-turned-coppers have real comedy pedigree<p>My expectations for Let’s Be Cops were at sub-basement level as I took my seat. All the signs were there: a super-high concept pitch (losers pretend to be cops!), …

An Oral History of Burning Man, the Biggest, Weirdest, Most Clothing-Optional Desert Carnival on the Planet | Events

<i>"This creed of the desert seemed inexpressible in words. And indeed in thought." —T.E. Lawrence,</i> The Seven Pillars of Wisdom<p>It took some convincing to get me to Burning Man, even though—or because—friends couldn’t shut up about it. Their pictures were intriguing, sure, but the camp back then …

Festivals

A 9-Year-Old at a Shooting Range, a Spraying Uzi and Outrage