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Beautifully Designed Movie Theaters in Golden California

<b>The Fox Theater I, Oakland</b><br>New York-based French photographer Franck Bohbot traveled to California to spotlight the most amazing movie theaters, big and small, as an homage to the history of film in his series titled <i>Cinema</i>. He captures the grandiose scale of some exquisitely designed theaters as …

San Francisco

For the first time, scientists can identify your emotions based on brain activity

The mind reading trick, done before with objects, is now plumbing the depths of human feeling<p>The field of neuroscience has been animated recently by the use of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or fMRI. When a person lies in an fMRI machine, scientists can see their brain activity in real …

12 Monty Python Side Projects, Ranked from Worst to Best

We've just learned that Simon Pegg will star in <i>Absolutely Anything</i>, a brand new film that reunites the surviving Monty Python castmembers. But how …

Comedy

Monty Python, A Remix of the British Comedy Group’s Films and TV Series by Eclectic Method

Eclectic Method has released “Monty Python,” a catchy remix of the British comedy group’s films and television series. The remix was created to …

5. It's Not A Full Reunion

The Monty Python reunion in July might be the biggest cultural event of 2014. The Pythons- John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and …

Comedy

What Lou Reed Was Really Like: Legs McNeil’s Tribute to the Velvet Underground Legend

Punk old-timer Legs McNeil on how, despite his best efforts at acting like a grump, Lou Reed died a beloved legend.<p>Lou Reed was always a grumpy old …

David Bowie Stole My Suicide Record So I Ripped the Hubcaps off His Limo

In my ongoing attempt to rebuild my vinyl collection, I was recently perusing a Brooklyn hipster record store and came across the new David Bowie album, 'The Next Day.' This is sort of a review, but it’s mostly about the time he robbed me at the...<p><i>Legs and Joey Ramone around the time this story</i> …

David Bowie

Sid Vicious and the aesthetics of punk rock

The hotel room was destroyed. A television lay shattered on the ground, surrounded by a shredded pile of photographs and Bible pages, soda cans and broken furniture. On the mangled hotel bed, the sheets were coiled up in a corner, still holding the form of the human responsible for this mess. Just …

Mockups

GoPro Releases Inspirational POV Footage from Stratos Jump

During Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking Stratos jump from 128,100 feet above the Earth, he was packing a total of seven GoPro Hero2’s on his …

The 13 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2013

After the best biographies, memoirs, and history books of 2013, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the most stimulating psychology and philosophy books published this year. (Catch up on the 2012 roundup here and 2011’s here.)<p>1. ON LOOKING: ELEVEN WALKS WITH …

George Orwell’s Dessert Recipes

It’s no secret I have a soft spot for unusual cookbooks, especially ones with a literary or art bend — from homages like <i>The Alice in Wonderland Cookbook</i> and <i>Modern Art Desserts</i> to actual recipe collections by Alexandre Dumas, Andy Warhol, Liberace, and Alice B. Toklas, and especially <i>The Artists &</i> …

How elite soldiers wore nuclear bombs like backpacks during the Cold War

Twenty years after nuclear bombs leveled Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the US and Soviet Union were deep in the Cold War. Tensions were high; while the Soviets had the Americans outgunned in terms of conventional arms, the US had a vastly superior store of nuclear power. However, due to President …

Worms regrow their decapitated heads, along with the memories inside

Some memories just won't die — and some can even be transferred to a whole new brain. Researchers at Tufts University have determined that a small, yellow worm known as a planarian, which has long been studied for its regenerative properties, is able to grow back a lot more than just its body …

The solar system has a tail, NASA reveals

Our solar system, home to Earth and the other seven planets, may be the equivalent of our own backyard in astronomical terms, but it's still full of surprises. The latest, according to NASA, is that the entire solar system has a humongous tail, estimated to be a cool 93 billion miles long (1,000 …

Private companies plan to put telescope on the Moon

Soon, when you’re looking up at the moon at night, people could very well be looking back down at you. A partnership between two private companies plans to install a long-range telescope there as early as 2016, perching it atop the rim of a crater three miles above the surface near the moon’s south …

Sensory Fiction is a prototype that lets you feel a book's emotions

Over the past 50 years, wind, water, fog, 3D, and even Smell-O-Vision have graced our theaters in the name of cinematic enhancement. How then, has the humble book remained largely unchanged for centuries? That question could soon be moot, as researchers at MIT's Media Lab have developed a new way …

J.K. Rowling admits Harry and Hermione should've ended up together

<i>Harry Potter</i> author J.K. Rowling has admitted she may have made a mistake by marrying off Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley in the final book of the series. The comments came in an interview conducted by Emma Watson during her tenure as guest editor for the upcoming issue of the British quarterly</i> …

Google Research project turns 64 years of music into a rock rainbow

Google has compiled the last 64 years of musical history in a large, rainbow-colored chart for both education and the hope that you might buy some of it on the company's store. Today Google's Research group put out a new project called Music Timeline that tracks the popularity of musical genres …

Video on Demand: ‘Jackass’ Goes Geriatric in (Oscar-Nominated Film) ‘Bad Grandpa’

The Headliner<p><b>Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa</b><p>Oscar completists can thank VOD for the help in checking another title off their lists this week: Here’s</i> …

Morgan Freeman

TRAILERS: Top 10 Films to Make You Smile Away the Winter Blues

Watch all 10 trailers here.<p><b>By Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren</b><p>Let's face it. January is a bear. We'd all like it to go away and let us climb down …

This short film will make you want to get out and ride

Just look at all those bikes.<p>Filmed in just three days in nine different locations, the short film below, titled <i>Blood & Oil</i>, is meant to capture the passion, motivation, and desire that we all have. It's clear that Hollywood filmmaker and cinematographer Cale Glendening gets his drive from creating …

Blow The Bloody Doors Off, Al Pacino Season: this week's new film events

Blow The Bloody Doors Off | Al Pacino Season | We Love Wes! | Takeover Film Festival, Glasgow Youth Film Festival<p>Blow The Bloody Doors Off, London<p>His was the bespectacled face of swinging London to be sure, but Michael Caine's movies also inspired some of the era's greatest scores. This event, …

'Frozen' wins Annie Award for best animated film, several others

Walt Disney Animation Studio's box office blockbuster<p>"Frozen"won the 41st Annie Award for animated flm Saturday evening at a ceremony at UCLA's Royce Hall.<p>The film, which is nominated for an Oscar for animated feature, also won the honors for directing for Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee; music for …

Animation

You're my type Art Print by dzeri29

Mission to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah – in pictures

Photojournalist Jim Urquhart always wanted to go into space. Here he comes close to his dream, documenting a team of scientists who are using the Utah desert as a dry run for future missions to Mars

The Lost Ancestors of ASCII Art

People will make art with any technology.<p>ASCII art is as much a part of the Internet as emoticons, cats, or <i>lol</i>.<p>We're talking about pictures made from text: letters, numbers, and special characters like # * and \ . They look like this.<p>Sometimes letters are used just to form other, bigger …

Mysteriously Playful Composite Images by Dariusz Klimczak

Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak constructs surreal landscapes through clever manipulation. Each image in the skilled photo editor's growing collection is a composite of multiple elements that work in unison to present a cohesive, albeit unusual, scene. More often than not, Klimczak's subjects …

Photography

The Kelpies: Scotland's Amazing Giant Horse Head Sculptures

The Kelpies is an enormous installation consisting of two giant horse head sculptures by artist Andy Scott. The 100-foot-tall structures, which were eight years in the making, are inspired by a legend from the artist's Scottish background that tells of a water spirit that takes the shape of a …

Sculpture