Roger Briggs

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National Geographic Travel

Arrivederci Rome: Venice Votes On Independence Referendum

ROME – While the referendum over Crimea’s secession from Ukraine continues to make headlines worldwide, a much lower-profile poll for independence is gaining momentum in Italy: the vote for the breakaway of Venice.<p>Residents of the northern Italian region of Veneto – Venice being its main city – are …

Italy

President Obama Presents the Medal of Honor, October 15, 2013 (excerpt)

President Obama Speaks on Reopening the Government

'Gravity' Reviews From The Venice Film Festival: 'Nerve-Shredding,' 'Extraordinary'

Since the first trailer for Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" debuted in May, audience anticipation for the space-set two-hander has been tumbling through cyberspace with an untethered excitement. Judging from the early reviews of "Gravity" after its Venice Film Festival bow on Wednesday, interested …

Sandra Bullock

Telluride Film Festival lineup includes 'Gravity,' 'Labor Day'

A man adrift at sea. A woman adrift in space. And a young girl all by herself in the desert.<p>If there's a theme at this weekend's Telluride Film Festival, it's that solo travel may have its benefits but also carries more than a few risks.<p>Colorado's<p>Labor Dayweekend festival — which is starting …

Alexander Payne

George Clooney and Sandra Bullock at the Venice Film Festival's Gravity premiere - in pictures

The stars of Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity helped open the 70th Venice film festival in style. George Clooney and Sandra Bullock arrived on the red carpet to promote their new thriller, which sees them play a pair of astronauts stranded in Earth's orbit

Alfonso Cuarón On His Spellbinding Sci-Fi Film ‘Gravity,’ Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney

Alfonso Cuarón discussed his sci-fi instant classic, ‘Gravity,’ at the 40th annual Telluride Film Festival.<p>Believe the hype. <i>Gravity</i>, the seventh …

James Cameron Praises 'Gravity': Director Says Alfonso Cuaron Movie Is 'The Best Space Film Ever Done'

James Cameron knows a thing or two about visual effects, which might make his praise for Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" all the more resonant. Cuaron screened the space-centric movie for Cameron a few weeks ago, and now the "Titanic" director tells Variety that its technical effects are some of the …

Animation

Buzz Aldrin Reviews Space Suspense Film 'Gravity' - Unbound Worlds

The second man on the Moon, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, shared his thoughts on “Gravity”, the new suspense film starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock …

James Cameron: 'Gravity' Is the 'Best Space Film Ever Done'

Warner Bros.<p>Positive reviews are streaming in for "Gravity," but the highest praise comes not from a critic, but an iconic director.<p>James Cameron told Variety that he was "stunned, absolutely floored" after screening Alfonso Cuaron's space epic, which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as two …

Where Do I Start With Paul McCartney?

After blowing everyone’s minds in the ’60s with monumental breakthroughs like <i>Sgt. Peppers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band</i> and “Hey Jude,” Paul McCartney …

Paul McCartney at 71: still here, there and everywhere

Sir Paul McCartney continues to be worshipped abroad, while we too often treat him as an embarrassing uncle. Now an exciting new album has brought him back home. He invites Miranda Sawyer round to his studio for a chat about the Liverpool that shaped him – and how he fell in love with Nancy<p>The road …

Review: Paul McCartney sounds revitalized in 'New'

Great, just what the world needs: more enthusiasm for something Beatles-related.<p>It's a little tiresome, after all, this relentless fawning. Seems like every fiscal quarter something else pops up: an anniversary, reissue,<p>Cirque du Soleilproduction, documentary, or surprising new solo album.<p>Can't we …

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney: New – review

(Concord Music)<p>Like that of some of his illustrious contemporaries from the 1960s, Paul McCartney's new music needs to perform a move of such complexity that it would be more at home in yoga: looking forward, while looking back, while remaining relevant. It's decidedly difficult to pull off, this …