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The Trials of Alice Goffman

Before the morning last September when I joined her at Newark Airport, I had met Alice Goffman only twice. But in the previous months, amid a widening controversy both inside and outside the academy over her research, she and I had developed a regular email correspondence, and she greeted me at the …

Great beauty: Eugène Green on La Sapienza | Sight & Sound

I tried to contact the French filmmaker Eugène Green for an interview shortly after his fifth feature, La Sapienza, played the New York Film …

Officials Are Evacuating the City in Kazakhstan Where Villagers Fall Asleep At Random

They're hoping that by rounding everyone up and kicking them out the affliction will just disappear.<p>Over the past few months, the town of Kalachi, Kazakhstan, has suffered yet another round of the mystery illness that causes its villagers to fall asleep at random for no apparent reason. The problem …

Social Media Marketing Tactics to Substantially Boost Engagement

It’s no secret that the right social media marketing tactics can make a significant difference for your business.So why is it that a vast majority of …

Social Media

Event Marketing Plan: How To Make Sure Yours Is Perfect

If an event happens and nobody hears about it, did it really happen?<p>Maybe that’s not the philosophical question of the decade, but it’s a good one …

FEDS 2016: Film Exhibition, Distribution & Sales Trainee Scheme

<b>We need host venues to continue our FEDS scheme. Could your cinema or film festival host a hard-working, aspiring trainee from an underrepresented</b> …

Aesthetica 2014: shorts circuit York | Festival blog | Sight & Sound

<i>Web exclusive</i><p>Following an overwhelming response to a call for submissions by Aesthetica Magazine to their Short Film Competition in 2010 – in which, …

HS3: Pennines rail tunnel key to high-speed plans for the north

Plans for high-speed rail links beneath the Pennines are to be developed after the government backed proposals from HS2’s chairman to radically reduce journey times between Manchester, Leeds and cities across the north.<p>David Higgins’s review of the second phase of HS2 endorsed the two planned …

Watch: Elle Fanning & John Hawkes Star in Gorgeous Sigur Ros Short Film ‘Leaning Towards Solace’

Watch: Elle Fanning & John Hawkes Star in Gorgeous Sigur Ros Short Film 'Leaning Towards Solace'<p>Sickness in a parent, when seen from their child’s …

I'm Beautiful, But Hire Me Anyway

It has ranked among the top ten irritating TV ads of all time. “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful,” pouted actress and model Kelly LeBrock back in …

What’s the Best Way to Throw a Party Online?

How do you party with a group of people across four continents? As a trustee of Awesome Knowledge, I’m looking for great ways to celebrate our …

There is no shame worse than poor teeth in a rich world – Sarah Smarsh

I am bone of the bone of them that live in trailer homes. I grew up next to Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett, the hostile former drug addict from the …

"Ice Ice Baby" Sung by Clips from Movies And TV

Some Random Thoughts On The Spotify / Thom Yorke Debate

So Thom Yorke pulls some of his music off Spotify. The Weeknd sample Portishead’s Machine Gun even though Portishead refused consent. The whole ‘what …

Inside A Real Doll Factory (NSFW-ish)

Photographer Zackary Canepari recently shot a very creepy series called "Love Machines."<p>Canepari was allowed inside Abyss Creations in San Marcos, California, where the brand Real Dolls are made. The dolls cost $6,000 (or more).<p>Why would you use such a depressing (through apropos) word in the …

How to road-trip Canada on a budget

Canada is big and beautiful, but climate, distance and the high cost of domestic travel make it hard to get to know her. Having the freedom to throw your stuff in the trunk and set off as you please makes self-driving a tempting way to explore this frequently spectacular country.<p>The Trans-Canada …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

A road trip through Scotland's intoxicating Isle of Skye

Like the finest single malt whisky, the Isle of Skye is an intoxicating distillation of all that is great about Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Its dramatic landscape embraces everything from bleak, wind-scoured mountains to sheer sea cliffs and edge-of-the-world, seashell-strewn beaches. Throw …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

National Parks