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Watch Robert Pattinson Go Full 1950s in New James Dean Biopic

Pattinson plays a Life magazine photographer.<p><b>Robert Pattinson</b> has spent the past 10 years in front of the camera, but in the upcoming period drama <i>Life</i>, the <i>Twilight</i> alum gets a chance to move behind the lens by playing a photojournalist profiling the late actor James Dean.<p>Directed by <b>Anton Corbijn</b> (<i>A</i> …

The fuss about fifties

It seems there are perhaps as many roads to Rome as there are 50mm lenses and their approximate equivalents – these are just some of the examples …

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Mesmerizing Illustrations by Brian Edward Miller

From time to time we get to find a fine example of fantastic art. Brian Edward Miller is a super talented American artist that comes up with some …

24 Tips by Legendary Filmmaker Werner Herzog

German filmmaker Werner Herzog is considered by some to be “the most important film director alive.” Writer and fellow filmmaker Paul Cronin recently …

Social Media Is Going to Get More Anonymous and More Ubiquitous in 2015

The future of socia<p>We're long, long past the point where social media seems new or particularly novel. Even the term <i>social media</i> itself is beginning to feel dated; the communications it refers to have become so ingrained into our everyday existences that the phrase seems redundant, like "color TV" …

Inside the Party Dungeon of One of History's Biggest Arms Dealers

In the early 1980s, Adnan Khashoggi was a billionaire who threw lavish parties in his Marbella hunting lodge. He lost his riches later that decade, but the basement at his former residence stands untouched.<p><i>The entrance to La Zagaleta, a gated community for Europe's super-rich outside Marbella.</i> …

January's Best and Worst Records

Chief Keef is the shit, Joey Bada$$ is just shit, and Panda Bear made something that sounds like the Grateful Dead got trapped in Jim Henson's Creature Shop overnight.<p><b>BEST ALBUM OF THE MONTH</b><p><b>CHIEF KEEF: Thot Breaker</b> <i>(Glo Gang)</i><p>What's the longest you've gone without pounding off? My personal record is, …

Our Generation of Hackers

We spend so much of our time trying to hack and subvert and work around the systems that make up the world, but should we be trying to change them for the better instead?<p>​ We are all hackers now, apparently—or are trying to be. Guilty as charged. I am writing these words, as I write most things, …

The Perfect $10 T-Shirt

<b>For most men</b>, the plain white T-shirt is both an essential and an afterthought. The vast majority of American men—perhaps you included—buy plain white T-shirts in packs of three or six, use them exclusively as undershirts, and don't think a whole lot about them until it's to buy another pack. But …