Vincent Comppen

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How Auntie Mame changed my life

Somewhere in the early muddy mess of puberty, I got a new aunt. Like the other six, this one came from my grandma – but not in the usual way.<p>We shared a bedroom, my grandma and I, from when I was four until shortly before she died when I was 16. Our nightly ritual was watching Fox News before we …

Blade Runner 2: 10 things to hope for

The sequel to the sci-fi masterpiece has Harrison Ford and Ridley Scott on board as producer, so what magic might we look forward to?<p>It’s official: Blade Runner 2 is on, and the boys are back together again. Original director Ridley Scott is producing, Harrison Ford is back as detective Deckard, …

Blade Runner

SAUDI ARABIA: A Tribute to the King

Early in the evening, we heard that he was not doing well. Then again, as is the way here, we had been hearing a great many things since the king had …

Saudi Arabia

No space jockeys, no time travel: five things the new Alien film should avoid

Science fiction and fantasy,Culture,Film,Alien,Sigourney Weaver,James Cameron,David Fincher,Neill Blomkamp<p>Director Neill Blomkamp is inheriting a rich but sometimes troubled film franchise – here are a few ways he can steer clear of his predecessor’s missteps<p>The news that director Neill Blomkamp is …

Science Fiction

Belgium: 5 Things You Can’t Do Anymore When You Have Children

When you become a parent you soon realize that there are a million things you CAN and WILL do, only you never suspected you were capable of doing …

Cat People

Twilights: Ink Paintings on Vintage Books by Ekaterina Panikanova | Colossal

<p>Artist Ekaterina Panikanova (previously) recently opened her third solo show at Sara Zarin Gallery in Rome featuring a number of ink and acrylic …

Futuristic Office Concept in Amsterdam Doesn't Have Chairs or Desks

Upon first glance, the new conceptual office by Dutch design firm RAAAF resembles an obstacle<p>Upon first glance, the new conceptual office by Dutch …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Uhr Kraft

The Robot that Sends Thank You Notes — in Your Handwriting

<i>Below is an excerpt from “Ghost Writer,”</i> <i>which originally appeared on PureWow. Read the full story at purewow.com.</i><p>Remember handwriting?<p>If you're …

Ghostwriters

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10 Style Risks to Take in 2015

The best and boldest trends to try this year.<p>With a new year come the requisite reflections and resolutions: lose weight, break a bad habit, finish that half-done DIY project you started as part of last year's resolution, and of course, refresh your fashionable life. We're setting all sorts of …

Michelle Tea's Affirming New Memoir 'How to Grow Up' Is a Must-Read

Left Coast bohemian force of nature Tea turns her outsider moxie to the task of finally settling down (sort of).<p><i>This article appears in the January 2015 issue of ELLE magazine.</i><p>In four gutsy previous memoirs, Michelle Tea has built a fervent cult following by writing about her blue-collar …

Photographer’s Incredible 14-Year Quest to Document the World’s Oldest Trees

For the past 14 years, San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon has journeyed to almost every continent in a quest to document some of the world's biggest, oldest, and rarest trees. Using the criteria of immense size, great age, and notable history to select her subjects, Moon tracks down …

Forests

Work out at your desk with Darryl Agawin's Balance Stool

The "wobble seat" of this stool by Canadian designer Darryl Agawin helps the user to exercise their core muscles and work off any extra Christmas …

Isabel Ahm's Secretary Desk is designed for working at home

In response to the growing number of people who work at home and a need for increasingly multi-functional spaces, this writing desk was designed to …

Living Rooms

Man Quits Job to Convert Old Van into Mobile Home to Travel the World

Like many others, Mike Hudson longed to exchange the monotony of work and everyday routines for a life filled with adventure and travel. He made that dream a reality in 2013, when he quit his job as a systems engineer, gave away most of his worldly possessions, and began the enormous project of …

Federal Judge In Florida Says “Constitution Requires” Same-Sex Marriages Beginning Jan. 6

Judge puts clerks on notice that if they don't start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples next week he is prepared to order them to do so.<p>The federal judge overseeing the challenge to Florida's marriage equality ban ruled on Thursday that his current injunction applies only to the couples …