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How WWI made wristwatches happen

In any case, the ladies’ wristwatch, often called a “bracelet watch”, a “montre bracelet”, or a “wristlet”, existed for at least a century, if not …

Abraham Zapruder: the man behind history's most infamous home movie

It's a scene etched into our collective unconscious. The smiling couple waving to crowds from a black open-top limousine. Bright green grass. Her bright-pink suit and hat. Then something seems to catch his throat. She leans over to him. His head snaps back and forth violently. She rises out of her …

Mirganj’s stigma hangs heavy over Nehru’s birthplace

In the warrens of Mirganj — amid its crumbling facades, stained walls and cries of the marketplace, red-light areas with crowds of sex workers and …

Nazi looted art 'found in Munich' - German media

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1025000/1025163_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524654243_04f6170105b6a2567939a52018d76d7d<p><b>A collection of 1,500 artworks confiscated by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s has been found in the German city of Munich, media reports say.</b><p>The …

India's space-based 'revolution'

<b>India is preparing to send a robotic spacecraft into orbit around Mars - a first for the country. Yogita Limaye from the BBC's India Business Report spoke to K Radhakrishnan, chair of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) - the country's space agency - about his hopes for the mission.</b><p>Q: …

A ‘Parampara’ of generations and traditions !

Twenty three years of ad jingles, corporate films, documentaries and television serials - primarily involved in conceptualisation and production, …

Borders did not matter to singer Reshma

Legendary Pakistani folk singer Reshma, who died in Lahore on Sunday was known as Nightingale of the Desert.<p>Reshma, who remained unaffected by fame, …

The latest 'Gravity' trailer is as beautiful as it is terrifying

Our anticipation for Alfonso Cuaron's <i>Gravity</i> has been slowly building for months now. The film's received praise at recent festival screenings, and director James Cameron recently called it the best space film ever made. This latest clip emphasizes the isolating silence of space, before plunging …

Jack Nicholson: a career in film - in pictures

Reports from Hollywood suggest that Jack Nicholson has called time on his film career. The 76-year-old has been nominated for an Oscar 12 times, more than any other male actor, a good reason for us to bring you some highlights.

Collages of Superheroes & Villains Made From Recycled Comic Books

Austin, Texas artist Mike Alcantara of ComicCollageArt has made a fantastic collection of collages depicting well-known superheroes and villains from …

Miniature Clay Artworks on the Outside of Altoids Tins

Redditor Qoth recently uploaded an album of clay polymer artworks affixed to the outsides of Altoid tins. The post quickly went viral, with the …

40 Hidden Artworks Painted on the Edges of Books

A fore-edge painting is a technique of painting on the edges of the pages of a book. The artwork can only be seen when the pages are fanned, as seen …

12 Gorgeous Color Photos Of Geisha In The Late 1800s

A glimpse at what is known as the geisha golden age — and the kimonos are absolutely striking.<p>These photos would have been taken during what is generally known as the golden age of geisha.<p>(via)

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Elizabeth Taylor photographed by Sanford Roth, 1954

Elizabeth Taylor photographed by Sanford Roth, 1954.

Gerda Taro: Inventing Robert Capa by Jane Rogoyska – review

Gerda Taro was the first female photojournalist to die in battle. On 25 July 1937, she was shooting on the front line of the Spanish civil war alongside her then partner, fellow photographer Ted Allan. As loyalist planes strafed retreating republican troops, the couple hitched a ride on the running …

Risk and Reward for Organic and GM Farmers: A Tale of Two Villages

Wildlife<p><i>In a place where population growth is moving incredibly fast, added pressure on farmers in India in the wake of crushing debt and failed crops calls for a new agricultural approach. Genetic modification and organic farming present promising solutions. Young Explorer Andrew Flachs will</i> …

Wadjda, directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, reviewed.

There’s something about a kid on a bike—that combination of innocence, exploration, and autonomous forward motion—that’s always been a natural …

The People of Clouds

Matt Black’s “The People of Clouds” is a long-term examination of the lives of Mixtec migrant workers, a community that he first encountered near his home, in California’s Central Valley, in the late nineteen-nineties. “I noticed a shift in the people I was photographing in the fields around my …

Eli Roth, Director of ‘The Green Inferno,’ on His Favorite Bloody Movie Kills

The horror director on his top gross-out scenes, including a zombie biting a (real) shark—and worse.<p>It’s hard to pick your favorite movie kills …

Saudi's First Female Film Director Says Women Aren't Victims

"I wasn't trying to make a 'loud' film," Saudi Arabia's first female film director tells NPR's Michel Martin.<p>Haifaa Al Mansour's <i>Wadjda</i> is the first full-length feature film to be shot and produced in Saudi Arabia, and it lifts the veil on life in the kingdom.<p><i>Wadjda</i> tells the very universal story of …