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The Civil Archipelago

How far can the resistance to Vladimir Putin go?<p>On the night of November 20th, two weeks before elections for the State Duma, Vladimir Putin set aside the cares of the Kremlin and went to the Olympic SportComplex for an ultimate-fighting match—a “no rules” heavyweight bout between a Cyclopean …

The Last Movie Maestro

For decades, John Williams has been the go-to composer for swelling orchestral compositions. Now, younger, cheaper and edgier musicians are changing the score.<p>On the sprawling Universal Studios lot, inside the bungalow where John Williams wrote the music for "Saving Private Ryan," "Schindler's …

Steven Spielberg

A Few Too Many

Is there any hope for the hung over?<p>Of the miseries regularly inflicted on humankind, some are so minor and yet, while they last, so painful that one wonders how, after all this time, a remedy cannot have been found. If scientists do not have a cure for cancer, that makes sense. But the common …

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

What the Internet is doing to our brains<p>"Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave?” So the supercomputer HAL pleads with the implacable astronaut Dave Bowman in a famous and weirdly poignant scene toward the end of Stanley Kubrick’s <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>. Bowman, having nearly …

F1, Take One

Special precautions were in order. You needed only look skyward one weekend last November to realize it. Helicopters hoisted bigwigs from various …

100 Trips You Must Take In Your Lifetime

If you're stuck in front of a computer all day, then yours probably is, too.<p>We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations around the world, from a dogsled ride through the Montana wilderness to a hike around Richard Branson's private Caribbean island. For a closer look at some …

National Parks

I Was Totally Blown Away By Singapore's Skyscraper Infinity Pool

That amount paid for the massive 2,561-room hotel, a museum, casino, restaurants, bars, a swanky shopping mall, and the pièce de résistance: the SkyPark, an insane rooftop pleasure dome with a 150-meter (492 ft.) infinity pool.<p><b>Click here to see photos ></b><p>Located on the 57th floor, this pool offers …

Marina Bay Sands

Gorgeous Instagram Photos Show The Modern Side Of Riyadh

Lucien Zeigler, research director for the non-profit Saudi-U.S. Trade Group, took some Instagram photos on a recent trip to Riyadh showing the modern side of the city.<p>They are accompanied here by Zeigler's own captions.

8 Countries Where It's Dangerous For Women To Travel

We've seen an alarming number of stories about sex attacks on female travelers in recent weeks, from a Swiss tourist who was gang-raped in India to an American student who was raped in a van in Rio de Janeiro.<p>It doesn't mean that women shouldn't visit foreign places or that no parts of those …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

5 Things to Do in Salzburg Austria

Best Places in Europe Summer Cities

Not all European cities are ideal destinations in the summer, some are overcrowded, thick with smog and geared towards over charging tourists for …