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11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

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Observing the Earth: Incredible Satellite Photos of Earth from the European Space Agency | Colossal

<p>Though I don’t have a homepage set, the first page in my daily rounds is always the Astronomy Picture of the Day (site currently down), a website …

Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color

Color photography may not have been widely used until the 1930s but that hasn't stopped an active group of Redditors from looking to change the past. On the Colorized History Subreddit, Redditors use photo manipulation to add color to historical black and white images.<p>Two of the most prolific …

Photographer Captures New Yorkers Kissing for Past 30 Years

For thirty years, photographer Matt Weber has been capturing candid scenes of romantic passion on the streets of New York City. His <i>Urban Romance</i> collection reveals the numerous tender moments of love that take place between adoring couples throughout the bustling city. Their affection ranges from …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

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 …

Movie Review – Machete Kills (2013)

<b>Machete Kills</b>, 2013.<p>Directed by Robert Rodriguez.<br>Starring Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega, Mel Gibson, Carlos Estevez, Amber Heard, Vanessa Hudgens, Sofia …

Why big data has made your privacy a thing of the past

Watching the legal system deal with the internet is like watching somebody trying to drive a car by looking only in the rear-view mirror. The results are amusing and predictable but not really interesting. On the other hand, watching the efforts of regulators – whether national ones such as Ofcom, …

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★★★☆☆<p>The fourth Irvine Welsh novel to be adapted for the big screen, Jon S. Baird’s <i>Filth (2013)</i> thankfully bears far more in common with the …

Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal take no Prisoners at the UK box office

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September 2013…<p>The Hugh Jackman / Jake Gyllenhaal thriller <b>Prisoners</b> …

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★★★☆☆<p>The examination of sex addiction in cinema is becoming more and more frequent. Steve McQueen’s <i>Shame (2012)</i> was a bold exploration of the topic, …

Filth star James McAvoy: 'There's a freeing of intelligence that can come with mental illness' - video interview

The star of a film based on Irvine Welsh's scandalous novel talks about playing debauched policeman Bruce Robertson, while Welsh explains how the character's bad bahaviour is a pure and rational response to grief. Filth, adapted for the screen and directed by Jon S. Baird, also stars Jamie Bell as …

James McAvoy talks “epic” X-Men: Days of Future Past

Earlier this week we heard from Peter Dinklage (<b>Game of Thrones</b>) and Evan Peters (<b>American Horror Story</b>) about their roles as Bolivar Trask and …

Jack Bauer Hits London In 24: Live Another Day

London, at least in Hollywood’s eyes, hasn't suffered enough this year. Despite taking a pasting in the likes of <b>G.I. Joe: Retaliation</b> and the …

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The 10 best Woody Allen films

10. Sleeper<p>"Allen was a compulsive gag writer; in Sleeper he paid homage to Keaton and co with slapstick and visual gags galore. A giant banana skin, a growing cake mix, a steamroller squashing the President's nose. It's full of fantastic ideas that have lived long in the memory (orgasmatron, robot …

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★★☆☆☆<p>World wars and their subsequent fallout are topics cinema loves revisiting. Directed by Peter Webber and set in the immediate aftermath of the …

Exclusive video interview with How I Live Now star Saoirse Ronan

Earlier today we brought you an exclusive interview with director Kevin Macdonald (<b>One Day in September</b>, <b>The Last King of Scotland</b>) ahead of the …

Special Features – Why Elizabeth Olsen is good for The Avengers: Age of Ultron

<i>Anghus Houvouras on the casting of Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron…</i><p>At the onset of 2013, if you’d asked me which …

James McAvoy tells X-Men baddo Bolivar Trask to suck his "hairy mutant you-know-whats" on this week's Empire Podcast: http://bit.ly/159OxkX

First trailer for I, Frankenstein starring Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Eckhart is set to bring Mary Shelley’s iconic monster into the present next year in writer-director Stuart Beattie’s (<b>Tomorrow, When the War</b> …

Machete Kills Lady Gaga trailer and Alexa Vega character poster

We’ve already had one trailer for Machete Kills this week [see here], and with a week to go before the film’s release, Open Road has now dropped …

Kodak No 1 Camera – early images to mark its 125th anniversary

The Kodak No 1 camera, launched 125 years ago, was pre-loaded with 100 exposures and required customers to use all the film and then return the camera to Kodak for processing. The customer then received 100 images, all circles with a diameter of 2.5 inches (6.5cm). The camera from the Eastman Kodak …

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Bad Advice: Five Common Travel Tips That Are Wrong

There’s no shortage of advice given every day on the Internet, from what foods to eat to how to raise your kids. Travel of course is not immune to …

24 hours in Mumbai

Be prepared to be jostled, hurried and incessantly chatted to as you soak in the trendy yet traditional vibe of Mumbai.<p>24 hours isn't nearly enough time to explore all the highlights of this intoxicating city, but this whistlestop tour will help you catch the flavour of Mumbai: serene mornings by …