Vinay Dwarkadas

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Sample Letters to My Copyright Infringers, from Credit Requests to Payment Demands

Because you asked, these are real letters I have sent to people found using my photographs inappropriately, ranging from “The standard DMCA takedown” …

The high life and times of the weed Willy Wonka

DJ Short has been researching, growing, and consuming prodigious amounts of cannabis since the 1970s. Thirty years spent tinkering with seeds in small grow cupboards has produced subtle strains of the plant, and made Short himself a figure of reverence among the cannabis community. <i>Grantland</i>'s Jason …

15 Modern Kids’ Room Interiors Featuring Bold Colors And Sleek Lines

If you were to decorate a children’s room right now how would you do it? Would it be the typical cute décor or would you opt for something simpler? …

29 Tips For Growing The Best Marijuana In America

Denver Relief, one of the oldest dispensaries in Colorado, are the experts you want to hear from on this.<p>Their strain OG-18 won the top prize in the Cannabis Cup for medical hybrids.<p>They've even started a consultant side-business with the goal to advise people new to the industry on how to start …

THE BIG LEBOWSKI Told In 60 Seconds - Animated Video

Happy 70th Birthday, DeNiro: A Supercut of Robert Deniro Losing His Sh*t

Robert DeNiro turned 70 on Saturday, just in time to celebrate his 70th horrible movie in a row (okay, it’s probably not that many, but I’ve lost count). In honor of his birthday, Flavorwire is helping us celebrate the good times, when he could regularly make us pee our pants or squeal with glee, …

A Rare Talk With Robert De Niro

In David Mamet’s Broadway hit <i>Speed-the-Plow,</i> a frenetic Hollywood producer visits the office of a studio exec and friend. On his lips is the magic …

Science for stoners: Here’s how pot works

Explaining the chemistry behind medical marijuana that got Sanjay Gupta and others to finally believe<p>Last week, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta grabbed headlines for coming out in support of the validity of the medical use of marijuana, something he had opposed in the past. What changed his mind? …

Disney Cruises to Go All Out for Halloween and Christmas Parties

Aside from being a well-known kids’ dreamland, Disney Cruise Line is renowned for constantly developing fun new on-board programs so returning guests …

Jerry Garcia: 1942-1995

He was the unlikeliest of pop stars and the most reticent of cultural icons.<p>Onstage he wore plain clothes – usually a sacklike T-shirt and loose …

Rock & Roll

Insane NYPL $1 record sale starts today

Nothing gives us greater pleasure than a good clear out to remove the clutter from our lives—so we can replace it with more clutter, obviously. It …

20 Aerial Views Of Some Of The Most Amazing Maldives Resorts

A vacation in the Maldives is like a trip to heaven. The atmosphere here is just stunning. Island resorts are, of course, the most wonderful. They …

Is the word “marijuana” racist?

The cannabis lexicon is growing as fast as the industry itself, and journalists are struggling to keep pace<p><i>I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast.</i><p><i>— Ronald Reagan</i><p>IT'S BEEN A LONG JOURNEY from the …

Breaking Bad, Nurse Jackie, and the Complete Inversion of '60s Drug Culture

TV's self-centered, drug-obsessed antiheroes make the flower-power promise of Owsley Stanley and the clean-and-sober promise of the War on Drugs seem like cruel jokes.<p>AMC<p>In 1971, President Richard Nixon announced the federal government's "War on Drugs," calling controlled substances' widespread use …

Try on London’s Bespoke Style

Savile Row’s artisans offer big-name talent and multigenerational expertise.The post Try on London’s Bespoke Style appeared first on Four Seasons …

Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks Right Now

The full list compiled by ESPN's Ron Jaworski of the top 32 quarterbacks (subscription required) was unveiled in its entirety for the first time this week. "Jaws," as most Philadelphia Eagles and St. Louis Rams can attest to, used to be a good quarterback in his own right. However, America is a …

Dance through Saturn's rings in beautiful film made of NASA imagery

It's easy to see only lifeless nothingness when glancing over the pixelated stills taken by NASA's spacecrafts, but there's really a gorgeous, moving universe hidden within them. Sorting through eight years of photos taken by the Cassini probe, film editor Fabio Di Donato is taking viewers for a …

'Gravity' Trailer 2

Watch Two Wildly Impressive Single-Shot Trailers for 'Gravity' [Updated] – /Film

When we ran a video of the full <b>Gravity</b> panel from Comic Con, I lamented that for the time being, most people would have to digest the conversation …

Another terrifyingly tense Gravity trailer: watch now

<b>If you’ve been following the recent trailers unleashed by Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity (and if you haven’t, catch up here and here ), you’ll know that</b> …

Deadpool 2 Trailer Introduces The 'Super Duper Fucking Group' We've Been Waiting For

Movies<p>The latest movie news, casting updates and rumors, trailer sneak peeks, and expert reviews on MTV.<p>Movies<p>We lost one Chris and gained another, …

Another Great Trailer for GRAVITY - "I've Got You"

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Hello from 30,000 feet! I wrote this on my 23rd airplane flight since November 2012, but here’s the part where you can be certain at last that I’m as …

As efforts to legalize marijuana intensify around the country, LIFE recalls a federal anti-pot program dubbed “Operation Intercept.”

As efforts to legalize marijuana intensify around the country, LIFE recalls a federal anti-pot program dubbed “Operation Intercept.”<p>(Co Rentmeester—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? …

Ask a Fodor’s Disney Expert: Special Needs, Annual Passes, and More

Doing Disney right means more than just booking a flight and snapping up a pair of Mickey ears. You need to do a bit more homework to really knock …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.