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The Romanov Sisters

• <b>Author:</b> Helen Rappaport<p>A 12-WEEK <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<p>"Helen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses." <b>—People magazine</b><p>"The public spoke of the sisters in a gentile, superficial manner, but Rappaport captures sections of letters and diary entries to showcase the …

'Tolkien & Lewis' and the History of the Faith-Based Film

The term "faith-based film" gets tossed around a lot, often with reckless abandon. Presently, we're at the point when it's virtually a bespoke genre …

50 Years On: Alfred Hitchcock's Troubled 'Marnie'

Anyone who's delved into his oeuvre even a little bit knows that Alfred Hitchcock had some odd fixations and disturbing tendencies both as a director …

World War I Centennial: 12 Movies to Guide You Through WWI History

June 28, 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of the official start of World War I, sometimes called the Great War or "the war to end all wars" (a …

insta files friday: cool artists edition

drawers, painters, poets, movers + shakers.<p>There is definitely an art to Instagram. It might sound pretty silly, but whether it's the editing skills, #nofilter vs. filter, or just a command of aesthetics, taking the perfect ‘gram is definitely becoming an art form in and of itself. That’s why it’s …

Art

Communism, Geometry, and the Stories Buildings Tell in Bulgaria

One photographer's "alternative photo guide" to the city of Sofia.<p>History, thousands of years worth of it, can be found in Sofia. Surrounded by examples of architecture that represent the Bulgarian capital's past, Nikolay Nikolov is fixated on the buildings that might seem to say the least.<p>In a …

Leo Tolstoy Creates a List of the 50+ Books That Influenced Him Most (1891)

<i>War and Peace</i>, <i>Anna Karenina</i>, <i>The Death of Ivan Ilyich</i> — many of us have felt the influence, to the good or the ill of our own reading and writing, of …

'I Won A Genetic Lottery': What It's Like To Become A Supermodel

"I barely recognized myself," she tells Business Insider. "I couldn't believe it was a picture of me. But of course it wasn't really. It was hair, makeup, styling, lighting, post, all that. And it looked really sexy, which I had never even considered in my presentation — I was only just 16."<p>That …

Columbia University

Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' nearly perfect, critics agree

The 12 years Richard Linklater spent making "Boyhood" appear to have been time well spent. The coming-of-age drama starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and Lorelai Linklater (the director's daughter) and shot over more than a decade is garnering nearly unanimously positive …

Special Vampires Unit: Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain' is 'CSI' with the undead

Even Nazi bad guys can't save this forensic vampire show<p>It's taken almost a decade, but Guillermo del Toro finally has his chance to call a mulligan on the civilized millennial vampire. In the prolific monster maker's first TV show, <i>The Strain</i>, vampires don't look like pop stars and sip blood from …

8 facts about Magna Carta: how much do you know?

The year 2015 – the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta – is the ideal time to hold a new debate on the pros and cons of a written constitution, MPs …

Cold War smuggling and First World War veterans

Peter Finn and Petra Couvee discuss how banned literature was smuggled into the USSR during the Cold War, while First World War veterans share their …

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like …

This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

Through her work, Esther Honig hopes to discover if a global beauty standard actually exists.<p>Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring …

Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

Animation

'Nothing is ever dry down here. Ever.'

Sixty feet below the sea, in the world's only underwater habitat, a group of scientists is trying to unlock the ocean’s secrets. But how do the crew of the Aquarius stay sane?<p>What Houston is to space stations, a turquoise two-storey home in Key Largo is to Aquarius, the world’s only underwater …

'It Just Takes Your Breath Away': What It's Like To Step Into Space For The First Time

The next day he'd be making his first space walk, stepping out of the airlock to replace a refrigerator-sized piece of equipment on the outside of the International Space Station.<p>"The night before, all your training is done," Hopkins says. "You're prepared, you've got your tools ready, your suit's …

Space Science

Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard

Researchers and divers have started studying the secrets that Mars, the pride of Sweden's 16th-century navy, has held for 450 years.<p>It was the largest and fiercest warship in the world, named the <i>Mars</i> for the Roman god of war: But it went up in a ball of flames in a brutal naval battle in 1564, …

The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

On July 4, 1862, English mathematician and logician Charles Dodgson boarded a small boat with a few friends. Among them was a little girl named Alice Liddell. To entertain her and her sisters as they floated down the river between Oxford and Godstow, Dodgson fancied a whimsical story, which he’d …

mtvU announces 'Fandom of the Year' nominees

Forget the World Cup’s USA-Portugal-Ghana-Germany nightmare. A competition category that pits fans of <i>Game of Thrones</i>, <i>Doctor Who</i>, <i>Sherlock</i>, <i>Breaking …

See Ian McKellen as an aging Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock’s pipe has been passed on to Ian McKellen, who’s playing the famous detective in the upcoming film <i>Mr. Holmes—</i>and now we have a photo to …

Now you see him: First look at Adrien Brody in History's 'Houdini'

What scares Erik Weisz—better known as escape artist extraordinaire Harry Houdini? A lot of things, according to this promo for History’s upcoming …

Syfy greenlights pilot based on Lev Grossman's 'The Magicians'

Syfy announced on Wednesday that it is moving forward with a pilot for <i>The Magicians</i>, an adaptation of Lev Grossman’s fantasy series, <i>Deadline</i> reports. …

Video: The stirring trailer for Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken'

This is almost three biopics in one: the story of a racing champion, the story of a man lost at sea, and the story of a survivor in an internment …

Kim Kardashian Is About to Make How Much From Her New Game?

You won't believe it and you won't want to.<p>Kim Kardashian's new video game, an addictive simulator where you, the player/customer, try to crawl your way up from the D-list to the A-list using only your wits, your wallet and some random extensions you found on the street somewhere (tumbleweave) is a …

'Boyhood': 12 years of filming, all grown up - CNN.com

Don't be mistaken: That really is a blond James Franco. The actor is going for "that Late 90s bleached look," as he explained on Instagram. Could it have anything to do with his work in the 2015 drama "Michael," about former gay activist Michael Glatze? We'll know in time. For now, see these other …

Kesha Opens Up About Her Eating Disorder and Experience in Rehab

"I convinced myself that being sick, being skinny, was part of my job," the pop star writes<p>Six months after Kesha entered a Chicago-area rehab center …

Martial arts drama 'Badlands' gets straight-to-series order from AMC

AMCdemonstrated its flexibility in its range of programming Friday in announcing a straight-to-series order for the martial arts drama "Badlands."<p>The six-episode series is to premiere in late 2015 or early 2016.<p>Loosely based on the classic Chinese tale "Journey to the West," the series centers on a …