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10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

The 10 Best Cars Designed by Bertone

Iconic Italian design house Bertone is reportedly on the cusp of bankruptcy. Its history includes some of the greatest automotive designs ever committed to sheetmetal. Let's revisit 10 favorites from the company's epic highlight reel.

Supercars

10 Men's Style Rules To Live By

This is hard - as what they are really asking is:<p><i>Antonio - can you tell me exactly what to do so I don't have to think about it.</i><p>Unfortunately it's not that easy.<p><b>Situation, environments, culture……all this goes into our personal style.</b><p>What I wear to a presentation in Las Vegas during the summer is …

Clothing

18-Year-Old Photographer's Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …

Viral

From Nymphomaniac to Stranger By the Lake, is sex in cinema getting too real?

As Lars Von Trier's controversial and explicit sex odyssey opens in cinemas this weekend, we ask actors what they think about being asked to perform in increasingly graphic sex scenes<p>The script, Christophe Paou says, was even more sexually explicit, so the French actor knew what he was getting …

Discovering the Higgs through Physics, Dance and Photography

Changing Planet<p>The Arts Council of Greater New Haven has chosen our project ¨<b>Discovering the Higgs through Physics, Dance and Photography¨</b>, as one of the seven chosen to receive funding as part of Reintegrate<i>*</i>: Enhancing Collaborations in the Arts & Sciences.<p>The Project´s team is formed by Sarah …

Physics

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover 2014: Chrissy Teigen, Lily Aldridge AND Nina Agdal Strip Down!

This year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has finally been revealed -- and there is not one, not two, but THREE cover girls! The stars of the highly anticipated 50th anniversary issue were announced on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Thursday night.<p>The cover, which the magazine is calling "the happiest …

Photographer Explores Beauty Through Facial Symmetry

Both Sides Of is a series by photographer Alex John Beck that explores the definition of physical beauty. Each image in the British-born, New York-based photographer's collection is a composite offering two sets of symmetrical faces. One image takes the left half of the subject's face and mirrors …

Photography

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Beer

Louis C.K.'s 10 Funniest Moments

America's darkest comedian dressed as Abe Lincoln and more<p>Louis C.K. struggled as a stand-up comic for 15 years, telling the same inane jokes. Then …

Comedy

Mapping children's chances

A Californian university has produced maps comparing how family-friendly countries are around the world

World Health Organization

The Most Fabulous Flight Attendant Fashions In History

Is there anything more jet-set fabulous than a chicly turned-out flight attendant? In honor of Pedro Almodóvar's new ultra-gay romp <i>I'm So Excited</i>, which takes place on a Madrid to Mexico City flight and features some fabulous flight attendant fashion, we've rounded up our favorite moments of …