Madison Harrison

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Why The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the one film you should watch this week – video

After a dull and meandering first instalment, Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy is starting to find its hairy feet, says Peter Bradshaw. He recommends the second film based on JRR Tolkien's book, in which Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and the dwarves hunt the evil dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch). …

Top 10 biopics

10. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould<p>This is the most radical of all biopics. It does exactly what it promises, breaking the Canadian pianist's intense and troubled life into concentrated fragments. Reassembly is left to the viewer. When he began working on the screenplay with Don McKellar, …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Editor's Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is Terrible: Here’s a …

5 Things To Know About The NSA's Surveillance Activities

It's hard to keep track of all the leaks by Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor. Much of the material has been published in Britain's <i>Guardian</i>, as well as other publications, including <i>The Washington Post</i>, and have shed light on some of the agency's surveillance …

The Truth About Diet Soda

Illustrated By Gabriela Alford.<p>Let’s be real: Most of us who choose diet over regular soda probably know, deep down, that its lures are too good to …

The Dalai Lama Supports Medical Marijuana Use

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Dalai Lama isn't that keen on recreational marijuana use, but the spiritual leader told …

TOMS Shoes rethinks its 'buy one, give one' model of helping the needy

The "buy one, give one" business model of TOMS Shoes - buy a pair and the California-based company will give a pair to a child in need - has spawned many copy-cats.<p>These days, you can buy an array of products - from solar panels, to baby goods, to soccer balls - and the manufacturer will give a …

The All-Time Greatest Grindhouse Films

We have genre-loving filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez to thank for bringing grindhouse cinema to the mainstream. Their collaborative …

FINALLY: Purses, Handbags, and Clutches That Charge Your Cell Phone!

Yup, that's right, now you don't need to carry around a bulky extra battery pack—and you won't need to hunt for a Starbucks outlet midday. Each full Everpurse charge (the purse itself needs charging) will, in turn charge your phone from 0 percent to 100 percent TWICE. All you have to do is dock it …

Experience: I disappeared for 30 years

It wasn't my intention to walk out of my own life and vanish, especially when things were going so well. I was an ambitious 24-year-old folk singer and had just started work on my third album. The second had been a critical success and had really started to get me noticed.<p>A bad trip was the …

This Collection Of War Photography Holds Some Of The Most Haunting Images You'll Ever See

"Photographs are our collective memory of war. Luckily, most of us don't ever experience it first-hand," Tucker told ShutterLove, a photography website.<p>The survey has now been collected in a museum exhibition called, "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath," showing currently …

This Stunning Time-Lapse of New York City is a Must-Watch

New York City isn’t what it used to be. Soldiers with M-16s stand guard at Grand Central Station, walking through Times Square feels like you’re on …

Gravity Reviewed by An Actual Rocket Scientist

<i>I reviewed Gravity last week and loved it, but of course the only thing *I* know about rockets is the red one that comes out when I jerk off my dog. It seemed pretty realistic to me, but then what the hell do I know? So I went ahead and asked a real-life former NASA contractor to see it and provide</i> …

The List: October's Objects of Desire

Check out what shoes, bags and accessories our editors are coveting for October.<p>Check out what shoes, bags and accessories our editors are coveting for October.<p>Don Penny and Jesus Ayala/Studio D

Saks Fifth Avenue

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …