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Tour de France 2018, week one – best of the photography

Road Cycling

Superheroes are thriving in movies and on TV — but comic books lag behind

There is no hotter commodity in pop culture than Marvel Comics superheroes. They're the powerhouse behind four hit films this year (including the top two in global box office, Disney's $3.6 billion tandem of "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War") and on television they're featured in 10 …

Comics

Homeland Security warns the public that photography may be a sign of terrorism

I’m sure many photographers had unpleasant situations when photographing certain objects and places, even if they’re on public land. But Homeland …

Homeland Security

This Tour De France Is Designed To Stop Chris Froome

The time has come once again for a few hundred skinny fellows to hop on their bikes and ride unconscionable distances, every day, for three weeks. …

Road Cycling

The Revolutionary Bike Safety Breakthrough Every Cyclist Needs - Including You

Bicycles and cars don’t play well together, and between a rapid increase in smartphone-driven distracted driving and the increasing prevalence of quiet electric and hybrid cars which make little or no noise to announce their approach, things on the road are getting more challenging than ever for …

Cycling

Tom Baker and Doctor Who producer speak about "fan" Peter Capaldi in rediscovered clip from 1975

It's common knowledge among <i>Doctor Who</i> fans that Peter Capaldi was obsessed with the series in his youth, before going on to play the lead …

TV Series

How the surging Seven Stills found the magic formula of beer and spirits

“Quiet on the set!”<p>The director is shouting, flanked by a woman behind the bar grasping a boom pole and a man adjusting his camera. A forklift by the 300-gallon copper whiskey still has ceased beeping and filming is set to resume when Tessie, a particularly vociferous pup, yowls loudly.<p>It’s a busy …

Whiskey

A photographer captured stark images of a former human zoo that’s now a public park near Paris

1/<p>Around the turn of the 20th century, the French government allotted 16 acres of land for an experimental botanical garden, called the Jardin …

French Government

Tour de France: 'skirting the frontiers of human possibility' - archive, 1924

I like to think that when the Atlantic Wall has crumbled the coastal road will feel once more those spinning, silent tyres in a resurrected Tour de France<p>Cycling notes: new race<p>9 March 1903<p>A new race, Le Tour de France, is to be started in June. It is to be run in six stages on consecutive Sundays, …

Tour de France

Turns out that a potato can be used as a camera, with predictable results

The phrase "recorded with a potato" has gone from figurative to literal thanks to a group of curious spud-hackers.<p>Granted this is using a potato to …

Potatoes

Thomas Guide Maps: The Rise And Fall of LA's Directional Holy Grail

There was a time you wouldn't dare leave your house without a Thomas Guide. Here's the history of this beloved tome. [ more › ]

Los Angeles

The Secret Beauty of Marvel’s What If Comics

Mainstream superhero continuities encourage readers to remember every step of every journey a character has taken. Marvel’s <i>What If</i> series was one of …

Comics

Melania Trump's 'I really don't care. Do U?' jacket was no mistake

<b>(CNN) —</b> As she boarded a plane to head to McAllen, Texas, for a surprise visit to the heart of the family separation crisis at the southern border, Melania Trump was spotted wearing a coat with these words scrawled on the back: "I really don't care. Do U?"<p>Here's a close-up -- of the first lady and …

Donald Trump

Men Shouldn't Be Ashamed of Beating Off with Sex Toys

Sales of masturbation sleeves are on the rise. So why does the stigma persist?<p>B* became interested in masturbation sleeves about three years ago. At the time, he was in a relationship and taking an anti-anxiety medication that made it difficult for him to come. First he used an inexpensive sex toy …

Sex and the City

The Greatest Moments in Sports History. Ever.

Recently, we decided to poll <i>Outside</i> staffers on their favorite sports moments in history. We didn’t discuss our picks beforehand, but clearly a good number of us are hopeless Lance Armstrong fangirls and boys: He claims one-third of our favorite moments in this list. Below, listed in no particular …

Cycling

MFA Boston Explores Ansel Adams' Legacy in Upcoming Exhibit

<i>Ansel Adams is joined by his predecessors and contemporaries in an upcoming exhibit that celebrates the legacy of his iconic photography</i><p>Heads up …

Art

Obama finally speaks out on Trump’s family separation

“Are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents’ arms, or are we a nation that values families, and works to keep them together?”<p>Former President Barack Obama offered a sharp criticism of the Trump administration’s family separation policy at the US-Mexico border on …

Immigration

Britain's 20 best secret attractions

Jimi Hendrix

Paris is hosting a nude picnic and everyone's invited

<b>(CNN) —</b> Would you do a spot of yoga in the buff or eat a sandwich in your birthday suit?<p>If the answer's yes, and you're in Paris on June 24 -- you're in luck.<p>The city's Nudists Association is hosting a giant picnic for naturists aimed at newbies and pros alike.<p>The event will honor the inaugural …

France

Book excerpt: When Lance met LeMond

New book tells the story of the first encounter between Lance Armstrong and Greg LeMond and how it led to acrimony between the two.Read the full …

Cycling

How to follow the Tour de France online, on live TV and daily episodes of the Telegraph Cycling Podcast

Throughout the month of July the focus of the cycling world will centre around France as the 105th edition of the <b>Tour de France</b> courses the length and breadth of the country, turning its villages and cities yellow as <i>la Grande Boucle</i> heads towards Paris.<p>After setting off on its 3,351 kilometre …

Tour de France

The secret of the famous ‘Earthrise’ photo

The May 30 special section on 1968 repeated a time- ­ honored error in the positioning of the famous “Earthrise” photograph from Apollo 8. The photo was taken by astronaut William Anders as the spacecraft emerged from behind the moon for the first time in lunar orbit. From 1985 to 1990, Anders was …

Al Gore

Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell Set Historic Speed Record on El Capitan

The expert speed climbers reached the top of Yosemite's grandest wall in under two hours—something never before accomplished.<p>On June 6, 2018, in California’s Yosemite National Park, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell accomplished the seemingly impossible—climbing the 3,000-foot Nose route of El …

Climbing

The Golden Gate Bridge opened 81 years ago: Rare images from the archives

The Golden Gate Bridge opened to traffic 81 years ago and instantly became one of the world's most recognizable structures.<p>To mark the birthday, we unearthed images from the construction, several of which have not been seen in years. Construction started Jan. 5, 1933, after authorization by the War …

From the Archives: Ansel Adams gets cheeky when asked about his nose

Ansel Adams, in the midst of a three-week promotional tour for his book "Yosemite and the Range of Light," broke into laughter over a question about his famous nose.<p>Former Los Angeles Times staff photographer Martha Harnett explained an unpublished caption on the back of the print:<p><i>Photographer</i> …

Sally Mann Looks Back on Life in the American South

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past,” William Faulkner wrote in the 1951 novel <i>Requiem for a Nun</i>. He understood the ways in which history is …

Richard Avedon on Portrait Photography

Richard Avedon instructions on dodging and burning.I consider Richard Avedon the best portrait photographer who ever lived (so far).Here are some …

I Shot Photos of Cameras Placed on Film

Last summer, I visited Gifford Stevens at his home in Bradley, Maine. He was one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. He taught English at Hampden …

LIFE at the 1953 Tour de France: Rare Photos of a Sport Spectacle

Not published in LIFE. Unidentified rider, 1953 Tour de France.<br>Frank Scherschel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>1 of 24<p>For the Tour de France, …

Fujifilm SQ6: The First Analog Square-Format Instax Camera

Fujifilm has just announced the new Instax Square SQ6, the world’s first analog square-format Instax camera.<p>Fujifilm announced the square-format SQ10 …