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Mike Leigh to make movie of Peterloo massacre

Nearly a year after the premiere of his biopic of JMW Turner, Mike Leigh has announced his intention to return to the 19th century for his next film. Peterloo, due to start shooting in 2017, is a drama about the infamous 1819 Manchester massacre, which killed an estimated 18 protesters and injured …

19th Century

12 Funny Photos of Animals On Top of Miscellaneous Things

While the same species tend to stick together, the animal kingdom is a funny place, and occasionally you see different creatures interacting with each other in unexpected ways. The adorable friendships between cats and dogs and even lions, tigers, and bears have been documented, but it's not often …

How One Designer Created An Upbeat, Dynamic Home In Illinois

Young designer Megan Winters infuses her dream house outside Chicago with Parisian flair, dressmaker details, and her own exuberant personality.<p>Megan Winters loves one color more than all others. "Pink has been my friend for many years," she confides with a smile. "I couldn't live without it."<p>That …

Interior Design

HOUSE TOUR: Inside A Delightfully Upbeat Home In Illinois

Young designer Megan Winters infuses her dream house outside Chicago with Parisian flair, dressmaker details, and her own exuberant personality<p>Young designer Megan Winters infuses her dream house outside Chicago with Parisian flair, dressmaker details, and her own exuberant personality

Interior Design

How One Woman Integrated Years Of Design Inspiration In Her Home

Thanks to her renowned decorator mother, Kate Rheinstein Brodsky has been style-savvy since childhood. So it's not surprising her new Manhattan apartment is the picture of panache.<p>When Kate and Alexander Brodsky moved with their two young daughters from an 1,800-square-foot Upper East Side …

Interior Design

10 Tips to Improve Your Landscape Photographs

Landscape photography is a huge passion for many photographers. My enjoyment of photographing landscape stems from the desire to be in a beautiful …

Landscape Photography

Sony’s Next RX Model May Pack a Four Thirds Sensor

Bigger things may be coming to Sony’s popular RX compact camera line, sensor-wise. A new report says that Sony is field testing a new RX camera that …

Interrupt: A Slow-Motion Audiovisual Experience of Daily Life in Southeast Asia

Earlier this year, filmmaker and musician Paul Wex traveled through a number of countries in Southeast Asia. Instead of using standard photos or …

Videography

This Experimental Time-Lapse Imagines Life Without Light Pollution

What kind of nighttime time-lapses could you shoot in cities like Los Angeles if light pollution weren’t a problem? A couple of time-lapse …

The Sun-Blaster: How to Build a Powerful DIY 1000W-Equivalent LED Light for $40

Want a portable and powerful LED light for illuminating your shots? The “Sun-Blaster” is a 1000 watt equivalent LED flashlight that you can build …

DIY

Buttes and beasts: amazing US national parks – in pictures

The US’s national parks offer up some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. To celebrate National Park Week (18-26 April), we’ve picked some of the best photographs shared on the Department of the Interior’s Instagram account, showcasing astonishing canyons, mountains and wildlife

U.S. Dept. of the Interior

Interview: How Instagram Photographer Lauren Bath Has Made a Job Out of Traveling the World

If traveling the world and photographing incredible destinations sounds too good to be true, then you haven't met Lauren Bath. We introduced you to her a few days ago when we showed you her spectacular photos of camel trains on Australia's Cable Beach. In the short three and a half years since …

Do Visual Push-Ups Everyday to Grow as a Photographer

Please note that I do not know who originally coined the phrase “visual push-ups”. I have heard it used many times and find it very suitable to …

Spectacular Landscape Photos Capture Nature's Grandiose Beauty

Shot with incredible clarity and crisp detail, Max Rive amazes with his stunning outdoor images. Summertime over in the northern hemisphere typically …

2016 Honda Pilot Trim Levels Revealed

Honda just announced some more details about the upcoming 2016 Pilot SUV. No, we still don’t know the actual price, but we do know how you’ll be able to option the three-row, minivan-based crossover. Let’s take a tour of the scintillating SUV’s five trim levels.<p>At the bottom of the pile is the …

Watch 'Game Of Thrones' Jon Snow Crash Seth Myers' Dinner Party

The hype is strong for Season 5 of <i>Game of Thrones</i> which debuts on HBO this coming Sunday.<p>As part of that hype train, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) paid a visit to Late Night with Seth Myers.<p>The results are pretty hilarious.<p>I was never a big Seth Myers fan in the past, not because he wasn’t funny but …

TV Series

This 900-hp, V-8 VW Passat Will Spend Its Life Sideways

Volkswagen’s current Passat mid-size sedan is nice enough, being solidly built and anonymously handsome, and it even topped a comparison test of ours. Yet, with a maximum of 280 horsepower available from the factory, exciting is one thing the Passat is not. Guess what? Tanner Foust’s VW Passat is …

30 Fantastic Photos of the April 4th Blood Moon

April 4th was the first of two Total Lunar Eclipses in 2015. Also known as a “blood moon” because of the rusted hue the moon takes on when fully …

Moon

Style and Vision: What Makes One Photographer Different From Another?

In the artistic community much is said about style and how that style is more often than not linked to some innate talent. The style side is mostly …

Multimedia

How to Use a Wide-Angle Lens for People Photography

Wide-angle lenses are indispensable in travel photography. When I organize photo tours, I find that each and every trip has a storytelling component. …

How to Grout Tile

Follow these step-by-step instructions.<p><b>How to Grout Tiles</b><p>Grout is the waterproof cement that goes between the tiles. All tiling must be finished with grouting, and this is the really satisfying part! You can create very different looks with colored grout. For more outlandish combinations, test a …

An Inside Look at the Barefoot Contessa's Barn

Ina Garten takes us on a tour of her impressive entertaining space in the Hamptons.<p>Ina Garten takes us on a tour of her impressive entertaining space in the Hamptons.

A Plain Stairwell Gets a Playful Pop

Who says fabric is just for your drapes?<p>Transforming an plain staircase into something with a bit more oomph doesn't have to cost a fortune or take a ton of time. Blogger Sage from Plaster & Disaster gave her retro staircase a breezy, colorful look using only paint and fabric.<p>Sage covered the …

Interior Design