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The Blues Brothers: review

The 1980 film The Blues Brothers, directed by John Landis and starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi is a comedy classic with some of the finest car chase scenes in the history of movies<p><b>The Blues Brothers (1980) was directed by John Landis and stars John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Carrie Fisher, John</b> …

New England’s Crazy Christmas Tree Tradition

We're always excited to discover a Christmas tree that isn't a "tree" at all. Like the one made of wine bottles at Seattle's Hotel Vintage Park, the …

England v Australia: Andy Farrell's family keeps Special One grounded

Exclusive interview: Union’s most promising coach can look back on success in both codes at the age of 38, but he says he wants to be around for the long haul<p>Andy Farrell’s reputation increasingly attracts the same sort of lustre as a rugby union coach that it did when he was one of the world’s …

Winter Wonderland - The Keys to Photographing Snow

Love it or hate, for those of us inhabiting the northern climes, winter is fast approaching. Some of us will pack away our cameras over the long …

How the Fujifilm X-Series Made Me Feel Inadequate

Recently there’s been a fair bit of hullaballoo about these new cameras Fuji has been bringing out – the X-series. X100, X-Pro 1, XE-1 and most …

Olympus Stylus 1: A Premium Compact In the Style of a Mirrorless Camera

Olympus is bringing the sleek design of its mirrorless cameras to the world of premium compacts. Yesterday it unveiled the new Stylus 1, a fixed-lens …

Newcastle v Manchester City: how did Joe Hart's stand-in Costel Pantilimon fare?

Joe Hart watches on as Costel Pantilimon is picked by Manchester City to face Newcastle in the Capital One Cup<p><b>1. Command of area</b><p>As the tallest player in the Premier League, the Romanian should not have any trouble making his presence felt inside his area and he was out quickly to gather a through …

top 10 regions

Need inspiration for your travels in 2014? These 10 regions have captivated our travel experts with their natural beauty and cultural riches.<p>1. Sikkim, India<p><b>Green is the colour</b><p>A bird's-eye view over Yumthang Valley in Sikkim, India. Image by Image Source / Getty Images.<p>Picking up national accolades …

Pacific Ocean

Seeking Adventure Through Timelapse Photography

We all seek comfort. And for many of us, that comfort comes through routine. But at what point should you break out of your comfort zone? What are …

Portraits of a ravaged land: incredible photography by Nick Brandt

Nature Photography

Chris Robshaw: England need to step up a gear in Tests

Captain returns to the Test stage with his passion for rugby revived by an enforced summer sabbatical<p>“I feel that I have evolved,” says Chris Robshaw, reflecting upon his turbulent trajectory from ‘Captain Calamity’ headlines to slayer of the All Blacks, and from the nadir of Lions rejection to his …

MPs sceptical Thameslink rail project will be delivered on time

MPs raise doubts over the timetable for the Thameslink rail improvement project following contract delays.<p>MPs have cast doubt on the Government’s ability to deliver a multi-billion pound rail project by 2018 to improve services on one of Britain’s busiest commuter lines through London.<p>The Commons …

Choose your own adventure in Turkey

Whether you are a weary beach bum or the ultimate culture connoisseur, out to splash the cash or in search of cheaper options, this diverse country has plenty of holiday potential.<p>More than 30 million tourists visited Turkey in 2012, cementing the nation's reputation as one of the world's top …

Travel

Olympus Stylus 1: pros and cons, how-to, news and more - CNET

Excellent enthusiast compact for zoom lovers<p>Joshua Goldman 19 December 2013<p>Compact cameras with fast lenses and large sensors are plentiful these …

Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The winners have just been announced in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The overall winner, top 10 category winners and top 50 finalists were unveiled at a ceremony in Hong Kong earlier today. The contest invited photographers to submit images of the world of …

How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

Nothing makes a sky pop in a photograph the way that a sunset can. Beautiful purples and yellows in a sky are often the result of the setting sun, …

Landscape Photography

Syria: UN child specialists warn of new 'lost generation' amid crisis

Two and a half years of ever-worsening war has deprived children of education and family ties, and left many vulnerable<p>In Zaatari, the day that Britain welcomed a new future king, another 12 newborn babies joined the swollen population of the Zaatari camp in Jordan.<p>They face a grim future. Syria's …

Composition and the Power of Line

Lines are all around us in photography. Conscious use of line can add depth or dynamism to your composition. Let me show you what I mean. Take a look …

A Mega Victory

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Russia Not Only Country With Anti-Gay Laws

Many other countries, from Iran to Cameroon, have harsh anti-gay laws.<p><b>A new Russian law that criminalizes "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors" has sparked growing calls from the global gay community and its supporters for a boycott of Russia's upcoming Winter Olympics.</b><p>While …