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By Landis Stokes | Film, pics, and other things I like

Pictures of the Week 10.26.17

World Records

Photos of Cats Doing Martial Arts

Hisakata Hiroyuki is a Japanese photographer who has focused his career on a rather unusual subject matter: action photos of cats that make them look …

Martial Arts

From 'Heat' to 'Blade Runner', This Guy Immortalizes Himself In L.A.'s Most Famous Filming Locations

Aside from movies, Phil Grishayev also tackles TV series and music videos. [ more › ]


A Japanese immigrant's beautiful portraits of 1990s Harlem

'Once in Harlem'<p>An outsider's entry to an American neighborhood<p>In 1983, 18-year-old Katsu Naito arrived in New York City from his small hometown of …


The 20 photographs of the week

Wildfires in California, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the aftermath of Hurricane Maria – the week’s biggest news stories captured by the world’s best photojournalists


Studio Ghibli's Sequel To My Neighbor Totoro

Nestlé to Open New Plant for Novelty KitKats to Meet Millennial Demand

Discover how the humble KitKat became more than just a wafer and chocolate in Japan, and why tourists just can't seem to get enough.


Photos of Snow-Covered Vending Machines in Japan

Photographer Eiji Ohashi has captured a unique collection of images that feature Japanese vending machines at night, covered in snow. The eerily …


Best Time to Visit Japan

From "hello" to "sayonara" – timing your trip to Japan<p>Traveling to a foreign country can be a bit daunting. When is the best time to go? What's the …


Pictures of the Week 10.5.17

Independence Referendums

Animated Lego video presents classic poison bottles puzzle

The Riddler has poisoned Catwoman. He tells Batman he can save her by giving her an antidote, which is in one of 1000 barrels in a room. The other …


The 20 photographs of the week

The Las Vegas shooting, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, the Catalonia referendum and the Iraqi advance against Islamic State – the news of the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists

Stephen Paddock

Studio Ghibli in Real Life video beautifully combines the worlds of reality and Hayao Miyazaki

The characters of <b>Ghibli’s anime films</b> live in our hearts, and in this amazing video, they live in our towns too.One of the things that makes the <b>anime</b> …


Pictures of the Week 9.28.17

Aung San Suu Kyi

World's First Official Godzilla Store Opening In Tokyo Next Month

On October 30, the world’s first official Godzilla retail shop will open in Japan. It’s called Godzilla Store Tokyo and will be located in …

This Amazing Timelapse Of A Cargo Ship’s Journey Will Show You Things You Never Thought You’d See

For most of us who have dreamed of life at sea, it has remained just that. A dream. We have all dreamed of leaving behind everything, our jobs, our …


Pictures of the Week 9.21.17


In pictures: the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Florida

The scale of Hurricane Irma’s trail of devastation across Florida is becoming evident as the remnants of the most powerful storm in Atlantic history limps north into Georgia. Daylight has exposed the extent of the damage in the hardest-hit areas of the Florida Keys and the south-west coast, whipped …


The Serenity of Hayao Miyazaki's Films Is Perfectly Captured in These Posters

There are many great things about the films of Hayao Miyazaki. Just one of them is that if you happen to pause on seemingly any single frame, that …

A Closer Look at the Unicorn Gundam in Odaiba

Odaiba is no stranger to Gundam. Until earlier this year, the seaside city was home to a life-sized replica of Amuro Ray's iconic Gundam suit. I …


Bandai Turned Captain America into an Armored Samurai

Shield. Sword. Shuriken. Bandai’s latest Manga Realization action figure is an armored samurai version of Captain America. The action figure is …


KitKat bets on weird and wonderful flavours in Japan

Cough-medicine-flavoured KitKat anyone?<p>It may not be to everyone’s taste, but this is just one of 300 weird and wonderful flavours flying off the …

CENTRAL JAPAN: Awesome 5-Day Itinerary to Explore Central Japan! (Day 1

<i>by Abigail Javellana</i><p><b>Central Japan</b>, the old country, has so much more to offer than the famed <b>Shirakawago</b> UNESCO Heritage Site, 400-year-old <b>Matsumoto</b> …

The mural that disappears with the tide

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the Bay of Fundy, where the highest tides on Earth touch Canada's shores, a stunning new mural is naturally unveiled twice a day.<p>It's the latest work of surfing artist Sean Yoro, who has a penchant for precarious surfaces, having previously painted on floating icebergs, remote waterside …

Street Art

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Report this ad<p>Thank you for voting.<p>Transcript<p>Man: Would you like to sign up for our customer loyalty program? Dilbert: Why would I do that? Man: If …

17-Year-Old Stanley Kubrick’s Photos Of 1940s New York Prove That He Was Born Genius

Bored Panda has gathered a collection of his photos of New York from 1945 to 1950, when he was working in the Look magazine. During that time Stanley …

I Just Had 20,000 Slides Returned from Sports Illustrated

Ever since I was a kid, I loved saving stuff. I saved all my baseball cards in rubber band stacks in shoe boxes. I collected stacks and stacks of …

Hiking the Kumano Kodō: Japan's ancient pilgrimage route

One of Japan's most remote and rewarding journeys, the Kumano Kodō hiking route weaves through the mountainous Kii Peninsula, south of Osaka. Once a sacred pilgrimage reserved for emperors and samurai, the ‘Kumano Old Road’ is today open to all modern-day seekers and wanderers.<p>Walkers on the Kumano …


What I Said When My White Friend Asked for My Black Opinion on White Privilege

Yesterday, I was tagged in a post by an old high school friend, asking me and a few others a very public, direct question about white privilege and …