Alberto Paolucci

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Nine Inch Nails Enters Its Least Compromising Phase Yet

The rock band’s Bad Witch completes a trilogy of terse, inventive, post-Trump blasts of rage.<p>In December 2016, I opened an envelope that arrived in the mail, and a fine black dust—like magnet shavings, or gunpowder, or ground-up malice—poured out onto my countertop. It gunked my fingers, and it to …

Synthpop

Wild Eye Releasing Sets Portuguese Horror Film ‘The Forest of the Lost Souls’ As Debut Theatrical Release

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Wild Eye Releasing, the independent distributor best known for B-movies such as <i>Hell’s Kitty</i> and <i>The Jurassic Dead</i>, has picked up its first …

Horror

Spend a summer's evening at London's 5 best street-food markets

Open-air food markets have become a new genre of summer entertainment, with late opening hours and a festival atmosphere. From bao buns in west …

England

How to Control Contrast So You Always Get Amazing Landscape Photographs

Contrast, sometimes there’s too much, sometimes there’s too little. Contrast in a landscape can make or break the image. But getting the perfect …

Landscape Photography

'On repeat in our house': your albums of the year so far

Father John Misty: God’s Favourite Customer<p>After many listens this is definitely my favourite Father John Misty album, adding genuine heart and emotion to the usual combination of wit and irony. Can’t recommend it highly enough. BiggsDixxon<p>Laura Veirs: The Lookout<p>My favourite so far this year. …

Courtney Barnett

Why the state of the big-screen comedy is no laughing matter

In years past, the summertime box office could always be counted on to deliver at least one mainstream comedy smash that would break out of the pack of superhero films, action spectacles and rampaging giant-monster epics.<p>Think: “The Hangover,” which pulled in $277 million domestically in 2009. Or …

Comedy

Things that matter, in the words of Charles Krauthammer

Over the course of his 34 years at The Washington Post, Charles Krauthammer wrote some 1,600 columns on subjects that ranged from his passion for chess, his frustrated love of the Nationals, his affection for dogs to, above all, politics. That is, politics in the most elevated sense of that word — …

Political Science

The New Old Democrats

When political commentators aren’t talking about Donald Trump, they are often talking about how the Democratic Party has “moved to the left.” This is …

Income Inequality

The Example of Charles Krauthammer

I was a student at the University of Washington in Seattle when I arrived in Washington, D.C., to work as an intern in 1983. I was in search of an intellectual role model. I soon found one in Charles Krauthammer, who was writing for The New Republic and Time. In 1985, he became a columnist for The …

20th Century

Arp: Zebra review – sonic chef cooks up ambitious treat

Plenty of musical chefs are admirably single-minded, preparing their dishes entirely from the sonic equivalent of salt, sugar, or minced meat. It makes the New York-based producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Alexis Georgopoulos something of an oddity in the world of electronic music: …

Parallelism

Receptor networks underpin plant immunity

Plants are attacked by a multitude of pathogens and pests, some of which cause epidemics that threaten food security. Yet a fundamental concept in …

Biology

Naplan data under review to see whether teachers 'teach to the test'

Education ministers have agreed to review the publication of Naplan data and how it affects classroom teaching.<p>The federal education minister, Simon Birmingham, has presented it as a win over teachers’ unions’ calls to review the content of the test and scrap Naplan.<p>The Victorian, Australian …

Education

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Proves the Dinosaur Franchise Should Go Extinct

The blockbuster sequel may have a new director in J.A. Bayona (‘The Impossible’) but is haunted by the same script problems that plagued the first …

Jurassic World

Love Island 'is a sad reflection of our education system', says ex-Ofsted chief

Love Island may be the most watched series in ITV2's history but not everyone is a fan.<p>Former Ofsted chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw …

Love Island

Edgar Wright to direct documentary about cult pop duo Sparks

Following his 2017 heist film Baby Driver, Edgar Wright is to direct a feature-length documentary on cult pop duo Sparks. The British director shot the Los Angeles band’s concert at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London this May for inclusion in the documentary and is gathering archival footage of …

Edgar Wright

SupaJam is proving a hit with music courses for young people who have fallen out of education<p>It is midday, and a teenage boy has been removed from class for causing trouble. But instead of being sent to the headteacher’s office, he is jamming on a keyboard while a teacher adds in some drums.<p>“It …

Drums

From vibrators to gay kisses, how Bollywood embraced the taboo

This is the summer the vibrator arrives in Bollywood. No woman in the 105-year history of the Hindi film industry has ever pleasured herself. But this month, in the blockbuster Veere Di Wedding and Netflix’s Lust Stories, no fewer than three women are featured in onanistic embrace.<p>It is one sign of …

Bollywood

How did some of cinema's greatest films end up in an Iowa shed?

Michael Zahs thinks of himself as a saver. “I like to save things,” he says, “especially if it looks like they’re too far gone.” This retired history teacher from Iowa, now in his 70s, has amassed quite a collection over the years: stray animals, farm implements, even a church steeple. He can trace …

Film Festivals

Here's The Full Transcript Of Trump's Rambling Remarks To His Cabinet While Melania Visited The Border

"They walk through Mexico like it's walking through Central Park. It's ridiculous."<p>While First Lady Melania Trump made an unannounced visit Thursday to a border facility housing children separated from their families, President Trump held a cabinet meeting where he continued to blame Democrats for …

Donald Trump

A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Fifteen years ago, psychologists Barbara Rogoff and Maricela Correa-Chavez ran a simple experiment. They wanted to see how well kids pay attention — even if they don't have to.<p>They would bring two kids, between the ages 5 to 11, into a room and have them sit at two tables.<p>Then they had a research …

Parenting

The Transformative Nature of the Photographs of Diane Arbus

John P. Jacob first saw Diane Arbus’s work in 1980 while taking a college photo class to help him in his chosen career of architectural preservation. The effect of her images was so powerful that he dreamed about them every night for the next week. He then decided to dedicate his life to …

Street Photography

Alzheimer's link to herpes virus in brain, say scientists

The presence of viruses in the brain has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease in research that challenges conventional theories about the onset of dementia.<p>The results, based on tests of brain tissue from nearly 1,000 people, found that two strains of herpes virus were far more abundant in the brains …

Neuroscience

Samuel L. Jackson Spent 5 Weeks Training For a Two-Minute Lightsaber Duel in ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith’ — Watch

Mace Windu's fight against Emperor Palpatine took over a month of preparations to nail down.<p>With the record-breaking release of “Incredibles 2,” …

Star Wars

Immigrant children housed at U.S. detention centre were beaten, stripped and placed in solitary confinement, court documents say

WASHINGTON – Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention centre in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up …

Immigration

A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.<p>For Markus Heilig, the years of dead ends were starting to grate.<p>A seasoned psychiatrist, Heilig joined the National Institutes of Health in 2004 with grand …

Neuroscience

Fun montage dance scenes from 292 movies

Someone made this 7-minute video that consists of snippets of dances scenes from almost 300 movies. The full list is here. Almost every one is …

Movies

‘Hurricane Heist’ Producers Moshe Diamant & Christopher Milburn Team With Superkombat CEO On Action Label

Producers Moshe Diamant (<i>Black Dalia</i>) and Christopher Milburn (<i>Outcast</i>) are teaming up with Superkombat Fighting Championship CEO Eduard Irimia to …

Action Movies

Pete Davidson Loves Robert Pattinson So Much He’s Promoting ‘Good Time’ More Than His Own Film — Watch

We can only hope this means Ariana Grande is familiar with the work of Josh and Benny Safdie.<p>A lot of indie movie lovers were upset when Robert …

Ariana Grande

The Gates Foundation bet big on teacher evaluation. The report it commissioned explains how those efforts fell short.

Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address reflected the heady moment in education. “We know a good teacher can increase the lifetime income of a …

Education

Meaningless Degrees Are The Natural Result Of Rising Fees

More than a quarter of students now graduate with the highest degree grade available, raising fears that increased tuition fees have led to rampant grade inflation.<p>The proportion of students at U.K. universities receiving the top grade at the end of their degree course has doubled in the last seven …

Higher Education