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Every Oscar best-picture winner, ever

Here's a look back at the Oscars' 90 best pictures. 1927/1928 - 'Wings' | Richard Arlen, Clara Bow and Charles "Buddy" Rogers star in the first Academy Award best-picture winner, a silent film. Sunset Boulevard, Corbis via Getty Images<p>1928/1929 - 'The Broadway Melody' | Bessie Love and Charles King …

10 things you didn't know about the 'Notorious RBG'

<i>This article, originally published in 2016, has been updated. For more on Justice Ginsburg, watch the documentary "RBG"</i> on CNN Monday, September 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- the 85-year-old liberal legal icon -- has spent 25 years on the Supreme Court and says she plans …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Growing up poor, fighting naysayers and injustices: BooksActually’s Kenny Leck goes On the Record

SINGAPORE: Kenny Leck looks nothing like a conventional businessman but in his field he is considered a formidable force. In an era where many major …

Books

How Uber, valued at billions, was sent packing by a start-up in Singapore

SINGAPORE: It brought us services such as UberX, UberPool and UberPet. For millions of commuters worldwide, Uber has changed the face of transport, …

South-east Asia

The Most Infamous Swimming Pool in Japanese Pornography

Ask anyone who’s ever seen an adult movie in Japan. Or, at least, anyone who has ever spent some time on the internet. More than likely, they’ll know …

Swimming Pools

Sophie Marceau Private Sitting by Michel Comte on artnet

Past Auction<p>Michel Comte• <i><br>Sophie Marceau Private Sitting</i>, 1998<br>• 30.4 x 20.4 cm. (12 x 8 in.)<p>Artist:<p>(Swiss, born 1954)<p>Title:<p><i>Sophie Marceau Private …

Standard 4×5: A Large Format Camera You Assemble Yourself for $320

The Standard 4×5 is a new 3D printed large format camera that’s perfect for aspiring large format photographers on a budget: the camera comes as an …

Cameras

Bill Gates Wants You To See The World This Way (Warning: Once You Do You Can't Un-See It)

Every so often an image flashes across our collective social consciousness that forever changes how we see the world and ourselves. This is one of them.<p>Every so often something comes along that dramatically alters our perception of the world. These are social memes that are utterly simplistic but …

The graceful restoration of a 200-year-old serif typeface shows the problem with digital fonts

In the early 1800s, a talented German punchcutter by the name of Justus Enrich Walbaum created a typeface that signaled modernity. A departure from the Blackletter fonts that were common in German books at that time, Walbaum designed a “warm and stylish” Roman typeface that would become a favorite …

Typography

Kanton DX35 is a Concept Machine for Easy At-Home Film Processing

One of the barriers to entry for people interested in trying film photography is the challenge of getting film processed. Finding a convenient lab …

Jill Greenberg Establishes Alreadymade, an Online Directory of Women Photographers

While women account for 85% of consumer purchasing power, they are woefully underrepresented behind the camera, creating the images behind …

I’m a neurosurgeon, and the best morning routine I’ve found only consists of 3 simple steps

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when juggling career and work demands, family time, relationships, and other obligations.<p>If you feel like you’re …

Productivity

How Blockbuster, Kodak and Xerox Really Failed (It's Not What You Think)

The roots of disruption are always more complex it first appears<p>Go to just about any conference today and you will hear a familiar tale of woe. A once great corporation, which had dominated its industry, fails to adapt and descends into irrelevance. The protagonists of these stories always come out …

Innovation

These Funny, Disarming Photos Will Make You See Sports in a New Way

“I can say about all my pictures that what you see really happened, just not at the same time,” the Massachusetts photographer Pelle Cass tells me. …

The Best Ramen in Tokyo

Suzuran<p>1-7-12 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku<p><b>Order:</b> Kakuni Tanmen<p>If there’s a New York-born Jewish guy who knows his Tokyo ramen, it’s Ivan Orkin. He lived in the …

Iconic Houses: The Eames House

Constructed in 1949 by the husband and wife duo of Charles & Ray Eames to serve as their home and studio and also known as <b>Case Study House No. 8</b> (as …

Architecture

Scientist searches for Loch Ness monster DNA

A New Zealand scientist is using the latest DNA detection methods to search for the famed Scottish creature. Claimed sightings go back more than …

Commentary: Most successful entrepreneurs are older than we think

Young founders can make for a dramatic story, but this stereotype of youth's success is a myth, say two observers.

Director Tim Warble Delivers Shocking Triplets-Separated-at-Birth Doc

Warble opens up to RealClearLife about his mind-blowing documentary "Three Identical Strangers."<p>In the mind-blowing doc <i>Three Identical Strangers</i><i>,</i> …

How this Epic Volcano Photo Was Shot

While some may think that award-winning photos are simply snapshots created at the right place and right time, there’s often a huge amount of time, …

Netflix Accused Of Favoring Tentpoles Over Indies — Produced By

One prominent film agent says Netflix, which for years provided an outlet for independent films that otherwise might have struggled to find …

13 Underrated European Cities You Should Visit in Your Lifetime

There’s so much more to Europe than the overcrowded cities that most tourists flock to. These overlooked cities are just waiting for you to …

7 Inspiring Podcasts That Every Entrepreneur Should Listen to This Summer

Make the most of your summer with these informative and entertaining podcasts.<p>Summer is around the corner, which means beach getaways and family vacations are also on the horizon. While the rest of your friends search Amazon for their summer book list, you should find great podcasts to fill your …

15 Times People Ran Into Their Doppelgängers IRL

NOW SEND THEM TO THE ISOLATION CABIN!!!!!!!

How I Processed a Backlog of 1,061 Emails to Reclaim My Inbox

Stay on top of your inbox -- without devoting your whole day to email -- with these tips.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few weeks ago on a Monday morning, I opened my inbox with a tense tightening in my stomach. My inbox a few weeks prior was around 20 emails. This …

Productivity

This is the free online course Bill Gates thinks everyone should take

We know Bill Gates has a stellar list of books for you to read but he is not done making recommendations. In a recent post on his blog he praised …

Oops! Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has a misattributed ‘Ralph Waldo Emerson’ quote on his refrigerator

Some of us say affirmations in the mirror, others have a conversation with a friend when in need of support. But some people rely on other sources of …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Christina Aguilera strips topless in very sexy video for comeback single Accelerate produced by Kanye West

SHE'S no stranger to getting raunchy in her music videos and Christina Aguilera has definitely returned with one of her most revealing yet.<p>The Dirrty …

James Cameron Interviews Steven Spielberg

James Cameron sits down with fellow blockbuster director Steven Spielberg to discuss where his love of space began in this preview for the new AMC …