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20 Colorful Facts About Blue Velvet

Following the critical and commercial failure of <i>Dune</i>, his adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel, David Lynch was determined to make his next film a …

45 Wonderful Illustrations of Sea Life From 1868

Dry land covers only a small percentage of the planet. It’s no wonder, then, that we’ve always been a little mystified about what’s happening in the …

Wireless electricity? It's here

Katie Hall was shocked the second she saw it: a light-bulb glowing in the middle of a room with no wires attached.<p>Looking back, it was a crude experiment, she remembers: a tiny room filled with gigantic copper refrigerator coils -- the kind you'd see if you cracked open the back of your freezer.<p>She …

La Belle et la Bête – review

Jean Cocteau's erotic and surreal fable is now revived on the big screen as part of the BFI's fascinating Gothic season. Watched now, 67 years after its first release, you can sense how its echoes have reverberated in the figures of Guillermo del Toro and Michael Jackson. Its special effects are …

29 Vintage Photos of Dogs Being Man's Best Friend

Happy National Dog Day! Celebrate by taking a look at these historical pictures of pooches. All photos and captions courtesy of Getty Images.<p><b>1.</b> 1860: …

Pets

Looking at 5 Pointz Now, Extolling a Graffiti Holy Place in New York

As graffiti culture continues to assert its place in modern art history even while continuing to expand and redefine itself on the street and in homes, galleries, and museums along a storied continuum, we are reminded again about the foundational role that graffiti has played in our aesthetic, …

Streetwear

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds thrilled a room full of fans with a free-wheelin' live set of songs at KCRW's Apogee Sessions.<p>LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE<p>FROM …

Pin-Up Girls: 100 Years Of Erotic Photos From Mark Rotenberg

Last week we travelled back in time to the Roaring 20s, where pin-up glamor involved bizarre costumes and a flair for drama. This week we're continuing to feed our obsession with retro erotica by tracking the evolution of the glamor shot from 1860 to 1960.<p>These racy mementos come courtesy of Mark …

Elk Calf Lets Loose And Jumps In Puddle (VIDEO)

We highly recommend puddle-jumping as a fail-safe method of stress relief.<p>Take this baby elk for example. He doesn't care who might be watching as he indulges in 47 seconds of unadulterated splash-happy fun.<p>"We should all be so playful," YouTube user shemye99 commented.<p>So hey, take a lesson from …

Watch Phoenix on "Saturday Night Live"

Last night's "Saturday Night Live", hosted by Melissa McCarthy, featured musical guests Phoenix (plus cameos from "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage and Dennis Rodman). Watch the band perform "Entertainment" and "Trying to Be Cool"/"Drakkar Noir" from <i>Bankrupt!</i>.<p>It's out April 23 in the U.S. and …

Apple’s “iRadio” reportedly close to launch, yet labels still have to sign

The streaming service is expected to be ad-supported and offer easy downloads.<p>The "iRadio" rumor is back, and there are new details on how Apple …

Eileen And Warner Billington, Teenage Sweethearts, Reunite And Marry In Their 70s (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Two British septuagenarians have gotten married more than 60 years after they first met.<p>The photos below -- one of them as teenagers and the second in their 70s -- suggest that Eileen And Warner Billington, 78 and 79, have been together for much of their lives.<p>But there was a six decade period in …

Faking Anime Fight Scenes is Emerging As a Fun Photo Fad in Japan

There’s a humorous new photography meme emerging from Japan. Students in the country are shooting photos that look like they’re ‘Kamehameha’ scenes …