Ryan Oberle

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'Silence' Please: Scorsese Begins His Long-Awaited Passion Project

<i>Editor's Note: An update on Martin Scorsese's long-coming passion project, a new film noir tribute, and more in our snow-day Daily Blunt.</i><p>Martin …

What Makes A Killer Business Pitch For Branson And Other Top Investors

Business angels and venture capitalists and business angels play a vital role in new business creation, providing capital and access to a powerful resource network and enabling thousands of entrepreneurs to realise their dreams of creating and growing new ventures.<p>But they don’t make investment …

A 3-D Printer Can Pay For Itself In Less Than A Year

Routine questions for the makers of desktop 3-D printers: "what do you do with this thing?" and "why would you want one?" A study from Michigan Technical University answered that with some math: the researchers found that you could recoup the up-front cost of a 3-D printer in less than a year.<p>The …

Angelina Jolie on Maleficent: 'I was drawn to the evil' - video interview

Angelina Jolie, the star of Disney's revisionist Sleeping Beauty story Maleficent, tells Andrew Pulver why she was attracted to the idea of making the wicked witch relatable, while her co-star, Sam Riley, talks about learning how to think like a bird

Turn Every Meal Into Monkey Brains With These Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom Serving Bowls

While I would never agree with Dan Seitz’s suggestion that <i>Temple of Doom</i> was the “best Indiana Jones movie” (and frankly, I think he should be summarily melvined for even suggesting so) I do think it is pretty cool that once upon a time Spielberg was filming scenes in kids’ movies inspired by <i>Faces</i> …

Photographer's Unique Approach to Dealing with Catcallers

For the past few years, photographer Hannah Price has taken a stand against men who catcall her along the streets of Philadelphia. Rather than accepting herself in a place of defenselessness when men ogle her, she decided to turn those feelings back on her tormentors by photographing them …

Photography

Know What You’ve Got: How to Package Any Movie for Financing

Know What You've Got: How to Package Any Movie for Financing<p><i>In this post from Slated.com’s Filmonomics blog, Editorial Director Colin Brown starts to</i> …

Tom Hardy

Assessing Fall’s Scene-iest New Nightlife Spots

<b>Where:</b> <b>The Raven</b> <i><br>55 Gansevoort St., nr. Ninth Ave.; Late Aug.</i> <b><br>For:</b> Those who still go out in the meatpacking district; Samantha Ronson and Rita Ora, who …

The Last Chocolate Cake Recipe You Will Ever Need

Always on the lookout for the best chocolate cake recipes, we were delighted to find this one! It's been called "delicious" by non-chocolate cake eaters, and requested for many a birthday and more non-occasions. The cake itself is made from scratch with buttermilk and plenty of eggs to keep it …

Dessert

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

3D Printing

Here’s How Screenwriters Can Learn to Talk to Movie Moguls and Agents

Here's How Screenwriters Can Learn to Talk to Movie Moguls and Agents<p><i>Screenwriter Max Adams has just released her book “</i><i>The New Screenwriter’s</i> …

Brazil

French tycoon Tapie charged with fraud

Bernard Tapie, a French business tycoon, has been charged with fraud in the latest twist of a French corruption investigation threatening to embroil International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde.<p>After four days of interrogation in custody, Tapie, 70, was placed under formal investigation on …

Can Nerf's New Super Soaker Out-Douse The Competition?

A new design makes for lighter, more easily refilled guns, Nerf says. But is that enough for Super Soaker to remain king of the backyard?<p>When the original Super Soaker debuted in 1989, it changed backyard water wars forever. With a pressurized reservoir system, it could hold more water and shoot …

Astronomers Find Trio Of 'Super-Earths' Around Nearby Star

New observations of a fairly well-studied star have revealed a system with at least six planets, three of which are in the star's habitable zone. This is the first time that three such planets have been spotted orbiting in this zone in the same system.<p>At just 22 light years away from Earth, Gliese …

Iced-Tea Battle Brews for Burger Chains

This is the first week of summer, when temperatures and iced-tea consumption rise sharply. But with the noisy introductions of such recent entrees as Wendy's Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger, Sonic's Pretzel Dogs and McDonald's new Quarter Pounders it's been easy to overlook the quiet race for iced-tea …

Dwell on Design 2013 Exclusive House Tour: Mazess House

We head back to the West Side Home Tour 2013, part of Dwell on Design’s Dwell Home Tours, to take a look at the Mazess House in Santa Monica, …

This Clothes Rack Turns Your Mess Into Art

Chairs seem to exist in two states. Either there’s a person sitting in the chair, or it’s buried under jackets, hats, and bags. For some, coat racks and closets don’t really exist. For guilt-ridden folks who are unable to curtail the habit of throwing their clothes on a chair, Arash Eskafi, a …

Go Behind the Scenes to Watch How Heather Dewey-Hagborg Creates Portraits with Found DNA | Colossal

<p>Just a few weeks ago we covered the amazing 3D-printed portraits created by artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg, who uses genetic clues from found DNA to …

How to Find the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

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Plants do math to get through the night

New research shows that to prevent starvation at night, plants perform accurate arithmetic division.<p>The calculation allows them to use up their …

Nutrition

Virtuix Omni Takes Virtual Reality In Every Direction

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin.</i><p>Now that there are enough wearable sensors on the market to track one activity per day each week, we’ve seen some sensor-based products turn their attention to chilling out …

The Physics of Star Trek by Lawrence M Krauss – book review

Teleportation is technically demanding, especially when the object being teleported is a whole human. The energy required to turn Captain Kirk into a …

Kip Thorne: physicist studying time travel tapped for Hollywood film

If you could pass through a wormhole and fast-forward to November 2014, odds are many people will be talking about Kip Thorne and the possibility of …

Meet the 2013 Eater Young Guns: Mike Brown

When <b>Mike Brown</b> opened <b>Travail Kitchen & Amusements</b> (along with fellow chefs and co-owners James Winberg and Bob Gerken) in 2011, he was only 25. That year, in addition to widespread local acclaim, Travail was also named one of <i>Bon Appétit's</i> Best New Restaurants in America. The restaurant was known …