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With Year-End Kudos, Critics Can Widen Oscar’s Playing Field

In 2011, the New York Film Critics Circle had seemingly had enough of lagging behind other groups in the year-end superlatives game. That year, the …

The Best 2015 Film You've Not Seen: 'Heart of a Dog'

'Tis the season for Oscar Bait. Every week, another handful of those big-scale, self-serious films hit the multiplex, and while some are fantastic …

Love Stories

5 awesome movies have come out — drop everything and see one of them this weekend

One where a string of movies comes out the same weekend that will satisfy you, whether you love a big Hollywood epic or an intimate indie.<p>Some of them are made by legends and others by rising stars who are just starting to make names for themselves.<p>Let's break down five movies you should run to see …

Fantasy Basketball 2015: Position Rankings and Team Names for 2015-16 NBA Season

Link to Media<p>October means one thing: Basketball returns. I mean, sure, it means other things to well-adjusted humans. Some folks like Halloween or fall foliage or may even prefer the winter sport played on an actual winter surface.<p>As for basketball fans? Nah. That stuff can all be ignored. It …

NBA

And the Oscar may go to: 30 movies we've already seen which could win big

Contrary to popular belief, Oscar contenders don’t only premiere in the autumn. Keep these films on your radar as the red carpets are rolled out<p>Autumn is when studios typically unspool their serious-minded awards contenders. But with major film festivals like Sundance, Berlinale and SXSW all …

Mad Max

Dozens of Blizzard's biggest game characters are getting figurines

You're typically lucky if you get even a few figurines based on your favorite games. That's certainly true with Blizzard -- despite its deep game universes, you seldom get more than a handful of characters. Thankfully, that relative drought is about to end soon. The National Entertainment …

Amazing Black and White Lightroom Tutorials

Processing black and white photos is a skill of its own. <br>Learn how it’s done – in less than 2 hours!<p>As a photographer, you know it’s super-important …

Tutorials

Review: Salewa Ramble

When it comes to traveling, footwear is my Achilles heel. I’m usually heading off to a place where winter boots or lug-toed hiking shoes are a …

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Download The Songs<p>Hiss Golden Messenger, 'Brother, Do You Know The Road?'<p>It doesn't splash whiskey around the way Hiss Golden Messenger's good-time single "Saturday's Song" does, but the country-soul smolder in "Brother, Do You Know the Road" rests in a deeper groove. Songwriter M.C. Taylor's best …

30 Amazing Photography Links That Will Get You Inspired

This week's list of hand selected photography destinations represent the best links to tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting …

Video: Comprehensive Introduction to Macro Photography

Landscape photographer Tim Cooper is a name we just recently shared with you. Today, we’re sharing his work with you again, this time in the form of …

Glyn Dewis Shows You How to Save an Almost Unusable Image

In this valuable tutorial Glyn Dewis takes a quick snapshot and shows you how to pull detail from highlights and shadows to make it a beautiful …

How To Buy Photography Gear Without Breaking the Bank

Let’s face it; photography is a very expensive hobby. If you’re looking to get into the profession (or become a serious hobbyist), you’ll find that …

Bird Photography Tips for Beginners

The colour and texture of birds’ plumage makes them fascinating subjects for photography, made all the more exciting by their fleeting and elusive …

How to Create a Vintage Look using Lightroom

Before you create a vintage look using Lightroom, you have to decide what characteristics you think that look should have. It may mean different …

Photography

How to look after your lenses (aka summer is coming)

<b>How to look after your lenses (aka summer is coming)</b><br>Heat and humidity are the biggest enemy of any precision instruments, and even your lastest and …

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How to use the Contrast Checker Technique to Give Your Images More Punch

I am about to reveal a technique that will have your images looking awesome in seconds every time you use it. I am even going to share the Photoshop …

Tutorials

All About Polarizing Filters, and Why You Should Have One

Filters are not as important now as they were back before digital sensors were housed inside our cameras. Back in the day, filters were needed to …

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