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Exclusive interview: James Blunt on his latest album, protecting the Queen and that hit, You're Beautiful

<p>James Blunt, the man behind <i>You're Beautiful</i>, is back on the music scene with his fourth studio album, <i>Moon Landing</i>.<p>The sensitive crooner released his …

Nobel Prize

An Eye-Opening Look at 6-Year-Old Muay Thai Fighters

<i>Die Kampfkinder</i>, roughly translated as <i>Fighting Kids</i>, is an eye-opening series by German photographer Sandra Hoyn that takes a look at children as young as 6 years old who have been thrown into the ring to compete in Muay Thai matches. The images give a glimpse of the lives of these tiny warriors …

Thailand

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Surreal Photos of Singapore’s Solar-Powered Supertrees

Is it just us or do these trees look like something out of a sci-fi movie or, the very least, digital paintings? Sure, there's a bit of post processing done to these images but, for the most part, these are actual photos of Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Back in 2009, we posted on …

Arunachal Pradesh

Man Told to Tone Down His Halloween Decorations Because They Made a Child Cry

(Photo: Sky News)<p>Since 2009, James Creighton of Stevenage, UK has decorated his house for Halloween. He’s very serious about the work and uses it to …

Meet The Man Who Lives Without Any Form Of Money

Mark Boyle was once just like you and me. He had a bank account, lived in a house, had access to electricity, clean water and a virtually continuous …

Specialty Box Office: ’12 Years’ Gets Off To Strong (But Not Huge) Start

Specialty Box Office: '12 Years' Gets Off To Strong (But Not Huge) Start<p>After a month of essentially non-stop Oscar buzz and critical acclaim …

Box Office

Best Look Yet at Dwayne Johnson as HERCULES

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Benedict Cumberbatch Can't Save WikiLeaks Movie 'The Fifth Estate' From Bombing At Theaters

The film, which cost an estimated $28 million to make, barely made the top ten earning $1.7 million in ticket sales opening weekend.<p>Before the film's release, WikiLeaks leaked a script of the film and a long 4,000-word memo tearing apart the film .<p>None of this weekend's newcomers fared …

Ben Affleck

Review: ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ With Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, Puts an Enjoyable Spin On the ‘Mary Poppins’ Saga Without Romanticizing Disney

Review: 'Saving Mr. Banks,' With Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, Puts an Enjoyable Spin On the 'Mary Poppins' Saga Without Romanticizing Disney<p>From its …

Mary Poppins

CARRIE Movie Review - Julianne Moore Will Stab Your Soul!

Steve Buscemi: 'I hope people remember the shutdown in the next elections'

Dressed in dark colours and a black baseball cap, in person the 55-year-old Steve Buscemi cuts basically the same slight, rumpled figure we met a quarter-century ago in Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train. He might be a roadie coming off a world tour. His famously exophthalmic eyes are a washed-out blue …

Saving Mr Banks: London film festival – first look review

An enormous spoonful of sugar and the tiniest bit of medicine: it all goes down, just about. This is a warmly, in fact outrageously sentimental and self-congratulatory film from Disney about the master himself: the story of how in 1961 the wily genius Walt Disney – likably played by Tom Hanks – …

Thor's Natalie Portman: London rivals Hollywood

The actor Natalie Portman has praised the "incredible" diversity that London offers film-makers and hinted that the UK may even trump Hollywood as a location for film production.<p>At a press conference in London ahead of the world premiere in Leicester Square of superhero movie Thor: the Dark World, …

The First Picture Of People — From 1838

It's easy to forget how old photography is.<p>Given that flying, internal combustion engines, electricity, the telephone, and other staples of modern life didn't get cranking until the late 1800s and early 1900s, it's always startling to be reminded how relatively long photography has been with us. …

Internal Combustion Engine

Dubai Ruler Wants to Build the Super Connected Smart City of the Future

Dubai will become one of the biggest technology “world laboratories”, with high-speed wireless to be rolled out across the entire city as part of a …

Turn Your Smartphone Into a Microscope and Macro Photography Stand for Only $10

If you’ve followed PetaPixel for a little while, you’ll already know that a laser pointer’s focus lens can be put to good DIY use helping you take …

Maciej Dakowicz's street photography – in pictures

'In Asia, I'm not discreet, I don't blend into the crowd,' says Maciej Dakowicz, a Polish photographer currently based in Mumbai. 'In many non-western countries, people don't mind being photographed, they even ask to be photographed,' he explains, 'although getting natural pictures can be difficult …

The National Theatre at 50 – in pictures

Part of the National Theatre's original 1963 lighting team, Chris Arthur began taking backstage photographs as a hobby, eventually being allowed to sit in on dress rehearsals and snap away. His photographs have been collected in an exhibition to mark the National's 50th birthday. <br>Chris Arthur: …

How Light Can Be Used in Photography

Photography cannot exist without light. From the beginning of photography, the only element that had to be present for photography to exist was …

Guardian Camera Club: Andrew McClymont's portfolio

A review of Andrew McClymont's portfolio. <i><br>Pedestrian crossings (shot in black & white) can be irresistible, but in 'Look Left, look right' there's simply too much distracting stuff at the top of the frame - a cleaner image would work better. 'Where is my mind?' is certainly more interesting and it's</i> …

37 Amazing and Useful Photography Links

It's been a very exciting week in the world of photography with many talented artists producing and sharing some truly incredible pieces. Toad Hollow …

Security guards hired to protect work by Banksy in New York

A Brooklyn building owner has hired security guards and installed a metal gate to protect a work by the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy.<p>The New York Post reports that the rolling gate went up on Friday over the wall in Williamsburg where Banksy spray-painted two geishas and a bonsai …

Neighbor of notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro charged in murders, rapes

A man who lived on the same block as the late Cleveland serial rapist and kidnapper Ariel Castro will appear in court Monday on kidnapping, rape and murder charges after county prosecutors released a 293-count indictment, officials said.<p>Elias Acevedo, Sr., 49, was charged late Thursday with four …

Newark Newspaper Calls Christie 'Overrated,' 'Fraudulent,' Then Endorses Him Anyway

Those are all things the Newark Star-Ledger said about Christie this Sunday in the process of <i>endorsing</i> him for re-election.<p>Christie got the Star-Ledger's endorsement even though they think he's "a catastrophe on the environment," even though he's refused to meet with their editorial board at any …

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Bulger Witness Killed by Cyanide