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Kevin Smith Will Pit Man and Hell Against Jesus in 'Helena Handbag' – /Film

<b>Kevin Smith</b> has talked about the possibility of impending retirement from feature film directing, but that isn’t how things are going down. Instead, …

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Church Teens Battle a Demon from a Porno Mag in Christian Found Footage Movie

I think my two favorite things in the world are North Korean propaganda and Church-produced movie synopses. On the latter note, <i>The Lock In</i>, a new found-footage style horror film from Holy Moly pictures, follows a group of church teens as they inadvertently release an evil demon when they bring a …

Noam Chomsky, the Salon interview: Governments are power systems, trying to sustain power

<b>(AP/Adel Hana)</b><p>Exclusive: The polymath looks back with Salon on this year’s NSA revelations and ahead to the earth’s destruction<p>Natasha Lennard<p>December 29, 2013 11:59am (UTC)<p>In his 85th year, political theorist and linguist Noam Chomsky remains a fiercely busy polymath and dedicated activist. …

Watch Dogs project was originally a driving game

<i>Watch Dogs</i>' newly developed engine, Disrupt, was initially intended for a driving-focused game, IGN reports.<p>Ubisoft North American president Laurent Detoc told the publication that the developer first had its eyes on a new Driver title. Three years ago, however, the team changed directions.<p>"We were …

The cost of false eyelash glamour - in pictures

The international hub of the false eyelash industry is the town of Purbalingga in Central Java, Indonesia, where young women work for as little as 20p a day making the must-have fashion accessory

How Hollywood cloaked South Sudan in celebrity and fell for the 'big lie'

When violence erupted two weeks ago in the world's youngest country, one of the first voices to speak out, before the US president or the head of the United Nations, was that of the Hollywood actor George Clooney. There was nothing particularly objectionable about his counsel, which in any case was …

Egypt: student dies as police open fire on protesters

One student has been killed and dozens injured after police in Cairo opened fire on students protesting against the military government.<p>Buildings at Al-Azhar University, the world's most important Islamic school, were set on fire by students who have been protesting against the coup that ousted …

South Sudan: Thousands of pro-rebel youths 'march on Bor'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1039000/1039940_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532520621_b1b178d08d98cdd70aea35fce2b77934<p><b>Thousands of youths loyal to South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar are marching on the strategic town of Bor, according to government …

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As critics gain, ALEC gives ground

ALEC is putting 2013 in its rearview mirror.<p>The American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative group of state lawmakers and corporations that, among other things, drafts model legislation, saw an exodus of members and a sharp decline in fundraising after it was tied to controversial “stand …

Minimalist Posters Depict The Architecture Of 13 Classic Films

An Italian artist illustrates the iconic buildings of your favorite movies from The Big Lebowski‘s Malibu bachelor pad to The Incredibles‘ futuristic suburban home.<p>Sometimes, even more than wanting to be a film’s beautiful heroine or superhero protagonist, viewers are swept away by a desire to …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

An Octopus Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye | Colossal

<p>Artist Keng Lye whose work we explored earlier this year recently completed a new painting that blends sculpture and layers of acrylic paint to …

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

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