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This Padded Foot Sling Makes Economy Feel Like First Class

Thanks to this gizmo, I was able to sleep for four to six hours at a time on my flight to Singapore.<p>Some people can fall asleep anywhere. I’ve …

The trailer for Matthew Weiner’s The Romanoffs is a star-filled study in royal delusions

Mad Men

You’re gross and your smartphone is filthy. Please get this accessory.

Look, don’t take this the wrong way, but you’re gross. Your hands and clothes are always covered in filth and bacteria that’s invisible to the naked …

IPhone 8

Ritz-Carlton’s new cruise liners are the last word in luxury travel for the ‘1 per centers’ | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

Last year the Ritz-Carlton Hotel revealed plans for a luxury cruise line, with three cruise ships set to begin sailing in 2020. Now, reservations are …

Hospitality

Review: Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Journeys Into White America’s Heart of Darkness

In the middle of “BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee’s new joint — his best nondocumentary feature in more than a decade and one of his greatest — Ron Stallworth and his sergeant have an argument about the future of the Ku Klux Klan. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron (John David Washington), the first …

BlacKkKlansman

The Best Way to Get to Petra Is on One of World’s Best Hikes

Named one of the best hikes in the world, the Jordan Trail stretches 400 miles, from the forests of Um Qais in the verdant north to the Red Sea in …

Hiking

Netflix’s ‘Insatiable’: Fat-Shaming Is the Least of This Misguided Show’s Problems

The controversial Netflix satire was criticized for a “fat-shaming” trailer. We’ve seen the actual episodes, and the backlash was warranted, for more …

Feminism

How Trump Radicalized ICE

A long-running inferiority complex, vast statutory power, a chilling new directive from the top—inside America’s unfolding immigration tragedy<p>Settling into a sense of safety is hard when your life’s catalog of memories teaches you the opposite lesson. Imagine: You fled from a government militia …

Immigration

Naked 360-degree body-scanning mirror tracks body transformations

San Francisco's Naked Labs has started shipping its 3D-scanning smart mirror with rotating scale. Connected to a mobile app, the Naked scales build …

San Francisco

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie: The Most Beautiful Village in France?

I’m thankful I didn’t have any previous expectations of the cliffside village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. I didn’t Google any photos before I left for the …

France

Things to do in Santorini - You know a Visit to the Greek Isles is in Order!

Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in Greece that literally has everything I want in an island – hidden and blue domed churches, stunning …

European Travel

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

Climate Change

‘Shining’ Movie ‘Doctor Sleep’ Taps ‘Westworld’s’ Zahn McClarnon to Play Crow Daddy (EXCLUSIVE)

Zahn McClarnon is in talks to join Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the Stephen King novel “Doctor Sleep,” the …

Stephen King

Ghost towns of Tuscany: Scenic splendor frozen in time

It’s easy to miss the ancient Tuscan town of Sommocolonia, Italy. Perched on the spine of a high ridge amid a wild expanse of canyons, ravines and chestnut forests 38 miles north of Pisa, there are no restaurants, inns or cafes there. Nor are there any banks, grocery stores, pharmacies or things …

Italy

'Suspiria' Remake's Lengthy Runtime Revealed

Based on the first trailer for the film, the upcoming <i>Suspiria</i> remake looks to be pulling out all the stops in delivering audiences a horrifying tale. …

Horror

Canadian craftsman turns out beautiful, high-end retro TV consoles

Canadian craftsman Konstantin Mazin runs MazinCraft, a Vancouver-based company specializing in high-end custom timber interiors and home theaters. He …

Radiators

The best places to surf, stay and eat on Portugal's coast

Veerle Helsen spent six months touring the coasts of north-west Spain and Portugal in her campervan and with a surfboard. Her book Surf & Stay documents the trip in photos: the places to stay, eat at and visit, as well as the beaches. In this extract we’ve focused on the Portuguese coast, picking …

European Travel

Tiny Microlino EV now street legal in Europe, moving into production

Initially revealed back in early 2016, the Microlino promised a new electric interpretation of the classic 1950s bubble car, the BMW Isetta. After …

Electric Vehicles

Meet the $27 pen that lets you draw physical objects in midair

Whether or not you have a single artistic bone in your body, we guarantee that you will have an absolute blast with the Canbor 3D Printing Pen. This …

Printing

‘Charlie’s Angels’: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott Confirmed With Ella Balinska Set To Star In Elizabeth Banks-Directed Reboot

The rumors have finally been quashed. Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott are officially confirmed to star in Elizabeth Banks’ <i>Charlie’s Angels</i> reboot, …

Hollywood

Segway’s whacky new roller shoes will cost $399

Did you know Segway is making a pair of self-balancing roller shoes? It is! The company has been tinkering with all sorts of new form factors since it was acquired by Ninebot in 2015, from half-sized Segways to kick scooters. Next up: inline… shoe… platform things.<p>Called the Segway Drift W1s, they …

Hoverboards

I Think We're Alone Now teaser: Peter Dinklage stars in a very different kind of post-apocalyptic film

Peter Dinklage thinks he’s the last man on earth — and he’s just fine with that.<p>In <i>I Think We’re Alone Now</i>, the elegiac new drama film from Reed …

Entertainment

27 brilliant things to do in Bruges

The Groenerei<p>The most romantic canal in Bruges<p>Bruges was once a seaport and although the coast has shifted, it remains a waterborne city, its many …

North Sea

Inside the world’s new luxury airline with glass floors and private rooms

Imagine floating gently through the clouds on a three-day travel expedition in an airbus that resembles a luxury, super yacht. It sounds a little far-fetched, right? Surprisingly enough, it could soon be a reality for passengers of the Airlander 10.<p>Since its first test flight in 2016, there has …

Aviation

Pret a Porto: Portugal’s second city is ready for the limelight

Something odd is happening in Porto’s most famous bookshop. We arrive in the middle of the morning, after a leisurely breakfast of coffee and custard-filled pastéis de nata. The queue to get inside runs around the next block. At the ticket office, where access to the bookshop can be achieved by …

European Travel

‘How It Ends’ is an apocalyptic showcase for Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker is in the Nic Cage zone.<p>No matter the movie, Whitaker gives maximum effort and does his part to entertain. He can be great like he is …

Sacha Baron Cohen Didn't Return to Humiliate Republicans. He's Here to End Careers.

Who Is America? is the comedian's most savage work since Borat.<p>At one point during the first episode of Showtime's <i>Who Is America?</i>, Larry Pratt, executive director of firearms lobbyist group Gun Owners of America, is cracking up over the idea of a man raping his own wife. This is before Sacha Baron …

‪Joss Whedon returning to TV with epic HBO sci-fi series

Joss Whedon is about to make a spectacular return to TV.<p>The <i>Firefly</i> and <i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i> creator, and <i>The Avengers</i> director, has an “epic” new …

This giant wheel lets you ride inside it — here's how it works

Hunter Howell moved from motorcycles to monowheels. A hobby he shares with his father and brother, monowheeling is a type of action sport requiring the user to ride inside a motorized wheel, close to the ground. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>This is a monowheel.<p>It's most similar to a …

The Towns of Santorini: The Complete Guide

The villages of Santorini are remarkably varied. Considering that this is an island of barely 28 square miles, with a population of about 15,500 …

European Travel