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Melbourne again tops Economist's world most liveable cities index

Australian cities have once again been named among the world’s most liveable, with Melbourne topping the international index produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit for the fourth consecutive year.<p>The Victorian capital beat 139 other cities to top the list, while Adelaide (5th), Sydney (7th) …

50 reasons why NYC is the greatest city in the world

Narrowing down to 50 the reasons we love New York City was a difficult task—inevitably, some of the things that make Gotham great were left out. But …

A New York Winter's Tale – review

In this modern-day fairytale romance, Colin Farrell has two facial expressions. Number one is roguish lock of hair falling over face. Number two is roguish lock of hair swept back from face.<p>He plays Peter, a roguish handsome guy in late 19th-century New York, with a wayward lock of hair – and an …

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Marvel Begins Director Search For 'Doctor Strange' Movie

Marvel is currently seeking directors for their only other confirmed Phase Three movie, Doctor Strange, with Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Mark Andrews (Brave), Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) and Dean Israelite(Welcome to Yesterday) currently in contention.<p>The studio has either already met with …

That’s One Gigantic Lizard In The Newest Poster For ‘Godzilla’

Hollywood’s scariest pissed off lizard is set to attack San Francisco – Vince knows what he did – on May 16, and a lot of us are pretty skeptical about it all, because the 1998 Roland Emmerich version was basically one giant monster poop being crammed into our eyeballs. Additionally, a couple of …

Stream Them if You’ve Got Them: Your Guide To Netflix And Streaming, Feb 21st, 2014

<b>Top Netflix Streamer of the Week</b> <i><br>House of Cards Season Two</i><br>If you got all the people who love <i>House of Cards</i>, and pitted them against all the people who love <i>True Detective</i>, that would be a bloodbath. Sure, most people love both, but if you look at the Venn diagram of fans of these shows and then throw …

The Wind Rises: a flight into Hayao Miyazaki's magic and poetry

The Wind Rises, the new film from 72-year-old Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki, takes its title from a line in a Paul Valery poem ("The wind is rising! We must try to live!") and is inspired by the life of aeronautical engineer Jiro Horikoshi who designed Mitsubishi's A6M Zero fighter. It's …

Will Smith in Talks to Join Legendary Pictures' BRILLIANCE

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: new frontiers or bottom of the barrel?

Reading on mobile? Click to view trailer<p>It all used to be so simple when it came to superheroes on the big screen. Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, X-Men … the odd spot of Catwoman or Daredevil if one were really unlucky. So how did we reach a place where the most hyped comic book movie of the year …

‘Pompeii’ Is Old-Fashioned Fun

'Pompeii' Is Old-Fashioned Fun<p>February pickings are traditionally slim, but the reviews for Paul W.S. Anderson’s <i>Pompeii</i> are some of the most …

The Ultimate Pop Culture ABC's by Jeff Victor

World Laughter Day: the world's happiest places

High Flyer's Top 5 Destinations

Trust me when I say that everyone needs to experience this little piece of heaven on Earth in their lifetime.<p>He has sand-boarded down giant sand …

5 Unusual Places To Visit In Europe

Europe conjures up images of picture-perfect medieval towns, spectacular mountain ranges, and star-studded Mediterranean beaches, but there’s much …

Wild at heart: best animal adventures

Set your pulse racing with the wildest animal adventures around the world. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Get close to giant pandas near Xi'an, China<p>Pandas by Chi King. CC BY 2.0.<p>These black-and-white beauties are battling extinction but you can help them out – …

Ten great ghost towns in the West

13 Incredible Natural Wonders That Deserve A Spot On Your Bucket List

As humans, we built a Great Wall. We built some pyramids. We also built a lighthouse and a temple and some hanging gardens.<p>...but we can't just <i>build</i> an underwater river. It's time to make way for Mother Nature's craftsmanship on your list of must-see world wonders.<p><b>1. Pink lakes</b><p>A breed of tiny algae …

Deadvlei Is The Most Beautiful 'Dead' Place You Will Ever See

Deadvlei is like a graveyard for trees, and for a place devoid of life, it's quite beautiful.<p>Located inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia, Deadvlei is surrounded by some of the highest sand dunes in the world, some of which, according to Atlas Obscura, tower at 1,312 feet high.<p>A river once …

A guide to the eateries of Turkey

<i>A guide to the various types of eating places you'll find in Turkey.</i><p>One of the joys of eating out in Turkey is that there’s no need to order your whole meal at once. It’s perfectly acceptable to order one or two small dishes, see how you go, and order more later if you’re still hungry or tempted. …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

The World's 8 Scariest Viewing Platforms

Is Step into the Void, a new 12,650-foot (3,856-meter) perch in the French Alps, the scariest?<p>"I must have torrents, rocks, pines, dead forests, mountains, rugged paths to go up and down, precipices beside me to frighten me," wrote Jean-Jacques Rousseau of his love of rambling in the French Alps. …