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Posted on September 24, 2016 by Editor

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Massive Banksy Attack

from artnews

Is Massive Attack Founder Robert Del Naja the Real Banksy?

Would that blow your mind?

by Brian Boucher

Robert Robert “3D” del Naja, right, and Grantley “Daddy G” Marshall of British trip-hop band Massive Attack during a visit to the Burj al-Barajneh camp for Palestinian refugees, south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on July 28, 2014. Photo Maya Hautefeuille/AFP/Getty Images.

What if one of the biggest stars of the trip hop genre were also the most famous street artist of our day?

Journalist Craig Williams says he’s got compelling evidence that Robert “3D” Del Naja is also the anonymous street artist Banksy, known for his cheeky stencil work and other street art projects worldwide, reports the Daily Mail.

Related: Yet Another Banksy Mural Destroyed by Clueless Construction Workers

Again and again, Williams claims, murals pop up in cities where Massive Attack has staged concerts, shortly after the performances take place. Not only that, but Del Naja was a graffiti artist in the 1980s and professes to be friendly with Banksy.

Massive Attack, which Del Naja co-founded in Bristol along with Grant “Daddy G” Marshall, debuted with the album Blue Lines in 1991; that LP and 1998’s Mezzanine are cited in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The band has sold more than 11 million records.

Related: Is Banksy’s Iconic ‘Spy Booth’ Mural Lost Forever?

To support his theory, Williams offers the following: Massive Attack appeared in San Francisco in late April 2010; a half-dozen Banksy murals appeared May 1. Just days later, the band played in Toronto and Banksy murals popped up in that city. The band took to the stage at the Hollywood Bowl in 2006; Banksy’s “Barely Legal” exhibition took place a week later.

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Posted on September 23, 2016 by Editor

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AMC Gothic

from C21Media

AMC gets Gothic with CBS

American Gothic is produced by CBS Television Studios

AMC Networks International Iberia has picked up CBS drama American Gothic after striking a deal with distributor CBS Studios International.

The 13-part show, which will air on the AMC-owned network in Spain and Portugal from October, centres on a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders.

It is produced by CBS Television Studios, with Corinne Brinkerhoff, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, James Frey and Todd Cohen attached as executive producers. Juliet Rylance and Virginia Madsen star.

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Posted on September 22, 2016 by Editor

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Cum Face

from Dangerous Minds

CUM FACE: PORTRAITS OF WOMEN REACHING ORGASM

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Laura.

Photographer Albert Pocej set himself an unusual challenge. He wanted “to capture the moment of women reaching the highest point of physical pleasure.”

How did he come (ahem) up with this idea? In his wildest dreams, of course.

I simply woke up and I knew I just had to do it. So I tried to explore the female orgasm through a photography experiment.

At first I thought it would be impossible. Finding the models was the most difficult part. I started to write to everybody I know without any boundaries since all the women are so different. The answers I got were mostly two kinds: “I don’t have enough courage”, and just the silence, which is also pretty obvious as an answer. When I finally found 20 women that were ready to take part in this project, some of them refused to continue when I told them that it will not be acting, and some of them weren’t able to relax already while shooting. So at the end there were only 15 left.

According to Albert—all of the participating models “experienced real orgasms” during their photographic session. To achieve the “best results” Albert used time lapse to help the models relax. Some of them didn’t need it and were happy to enjoy themselves in front of the photographer.

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Posted on September 21, 2016 by Editor

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Hunter Returns Hemingway’s Horns

from Chicago Tribune

Hunter S. Thompson’s wife returns antlers he stole from Ernest Hemingway’s house

Hemingway's Idaho homeAn interior view of the house formerly owned by Ernest Hemingway outside Ketchum, Id., in 2007. (Ted S. Warren / AP)

A young Hunter S. Thompson went to Idaho to write about Ernest Hemingway and decided to take a piece of his hero home with him — a set of trophy elk antlers.More than half a century later, the gonzo journalist’s wife returned the antlers to Hemingway’s house in the mountain town of Ketchum.

“He was embarrassed that he took them,” Anita Thompson said Thursday, noting the deep respect her husband had for Hemingway’s work. “He wished he hadn’t taken them. He was young, it was 1964, and he got caught up in the moment.

“He talked about it several times, about taking a road trip and returning them,” she said.

She gave back the antlers Aug. 5 to Ketchum Community Library, which helps catalog and preserve items in the residence where the author took his own life. It’s now owned by the Nature Conservancy.

In 1964, Hunter Thompson, then 27, came to Ketchum when he was still a conventional journalist. He had not yet developed his signature style, dubbed gonzo journalism, that involved inserting himself, often outrageously, into his reporting and that propelled him into a larger-than-life figure.

Thompson was writing a story for the National Observer about why the globe-trotting Hemingway shot and killed himself at his home three years earlier at age 61. Thompson attributed the suicide in part to rapid changes in the world that led to upheavals in places Hemingway loved most — Africa and Cuba.

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Posted on September 20, 2016 by Editor

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More Evidence Cats Are Evil

from The Telegraph

Cuddling kittens can kill you, warn scientists

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Bettina Strenske / Alamy Stock PhotScientists found the scope and impact of a potentially deadly cat-borne disease was wider than they thought CREDIT: BETTINA STRENSKE / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO

Cuddling a kitten may always make you feel better – but it could be dangerous to your health, according to experts.

Doctors from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US conducted a large-scale survey of the cat-borne bacterial disease cat scratch fever.

They found the scope and impact of the potentially deadly disease was larger than they thought.

The disease causes fever, pustules and in extreme cases, the complications from the illness can cause death.

[ click to continue reading at The Telegraph ]

Posted on September 19, 2016 by Editor

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THE HAUNTED Goes to SyFy

from Deadline

Syfy Orders Pilots For AI Drama ‘The Machine’, ‘Haunted’ & ‘Happy!’ Adaptation

by 

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The Machine is set in a world that is being transformed by the emergence of artificial intelligence. The project

Syfy is stepping up its development efforts with three pilot orders to artificial intelligence drama The Machine, based on the 2013 cult hit film; supernatural horror-drama Haunted; and Happybased on Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel. All three hail from sibling Universal Cable Prods.

After several straight-to-series orders, Syfy returned to pilot development this year with the pilot greenlights of Prototype in February and Superman prequel Krypton in May. The former was filmed and not going forward, while the latter is currently casting. Today’s pickups mark the largest batch of pilot orders for Syfy in a while as the network had been going through a creative revamp.

The Haunted is a supernatural horror-drama about four siblings who reunite following their parents’ deaths. As they try to overcome their fractured personal relationships they find that they must also face the literal ghosts from their past in order to survive. Noga Landau (Tau, The Magicians) wrote the pilot and is also a co-executive producer. Author James Frey and Todd Cohen of Full Fathom Five will executive produce.

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Posted on September 18, 2016 by Editor

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A Pack Of Wolves Runs Through It

Posted on September 17, 2016 by Editor

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Edward Albee Gone

from The LA Times

Playwright Edward Albee, 3-time Pulitzer winner and ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ author, dead at 88

by Associated Press

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died in suburban New York City at age 88. (Jennifer S. Altman/For The Times)

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died in suburban New York City at age 88.

Albee challenged theatrical convention in masterworks such as “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “A Delicate Balance.”

Albee assistant Jackob Holder says the playwright died Friday at his home on Long Island. No cause of death has been given.

Albee had been arguably America’s greatest living playwright after the deaths of Arthur Miller and August Wilson in 2005.

Sharp-tongued humor and dark themes were the hallmarks of Albee’s style. In more than 25 plays Albee skewered such mainstays of American culture as marriage, child-rearing, religion and upper-class comforts.

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Posted on September 16, 2016 by Editor

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Nina Hagen Diddles

Posted on September 15, 2016 by Editor

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OSIRIS-REx – Asteroid Hunter

from The Christian Science Monitor 

NASA greenlights OSIRIS-REx for asteroid hunt

On September 8, OSIRIS-REx is scheduled to be launched toward the asteroid Bennu to collect samples to send back to Earth. The asteroid may provide hints about the formation of planets and the origins of life on Earth.

By Weston Williams

NASA//Reuters

On September 8 at 7:05 a.m. Eastern time, NASA plans to launch a historic probe to rendezvous with a nearby asteroid.

For the first time, a NASA probe will send pieces of an asteroid back home for study on Earth.

So far, everything seems to be a go for the mission. NASA confirmed details about the probe, the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer or OSIRIS-REx, Wednesday in a press release.

According to NASA, the probe will carry a camera system, multiple types of spectrometers, and a laser altimeter to map the shape of the asteroid Bennu.

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Posted on September 14, 2016 by Editor

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Watching Pitch Drip

from Atlas Obscura

The Pitch Drop Experiment

Begun 82 years ago, this science experiment keeps on going, ever so slowly. 
University of Queensland Physics Museum

Begun in 1927 by Professor Thomas Parnell, this experiment was meant to reveal the surprising properties of an everyday material: pitch. Pitch is the name of a number of hard tar-like substances and in this case bitumen was used. Though at room temperature pitch appears to be a solid and can be shattered by a hammer, it is in fact a very high-viscosity liquid, and Professor Parnell wanted to prove it.

Just getting ready to perform the experiment took years. First the Professor heated a sample of pitch and poured it into a sealed funnel. Then, he waited. For three years Parnell let the pitch settle in the funnel, until in 1930, when he felt the pitch was settled enough, he cut the bottom of the funnel, freeing the pitch to begin its mind-bogglingly slow downward escape.

Professor Parnell lived long enough to record only two drips—the first in 1938, eight years after the opening of the funnel – and the second, nine years later in 1947.

Curiously, because it only drips every 8 to 9 years, no one has ever actually seen a drop fall. A webcam was setup in 2000, but due to technical problems it missed the drip. The last drip was nine years ago, so the pitch is due to drop any day now. The webcam is currently set up and one can try their luck, and patience, here.

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Posted on September 13, 2016 by Editor

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Michelangelo Pranks The Pope

from International Business Times

Michelangelo secretly painted symbols of female anatomy on Sistine Chapel ceiling

Michelangelo may have hidden symbols as dissection of human body was banned by Catholic Church.

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Sistine Chapel ceiling MichelangeloClose-up of the ram skull with female anatomy diagramDeivis de Campos et at/Wiley/ Clinical Anatomy

Michelangelo secretly painted symbols of the female anatomy on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, a team of researchers have said. In analysing the central fresco, The Creation of Eve, a team led by Deivis de Campos of the UFCSPA in Brazil claims there are several representations of female anatomy the artist likely concealed, potentially as a subversive act and to hide his knowledge of anatomy through dissection.

In their study, published in the journal Clinical Anatomy, the team notes that much Renaissance art contains an inner meaning – including animals depicted, positions of characters and juxtapositions. Michelangelo, as an anatomist, may have felt the need to conceal elements of his paintings via symbols.

The team used imaging software to analyse the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel to look for representations of human anatomy. Depictions of female anatomy are normally associated with a downward pointing triangle, while those for males would be upwards pointing.

They found the position of Eve’s arm and forearm “clearly resembles the shape of an inverted triangle … thus, in the exact centre of the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling … Michelangelo may have placed a notorious pagan female symbol”.

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Posted on September 12, 2016 by Editor

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Dissected Graces

from Nautilus

The Brief, Mystical Reign of the Wax Cadaver

Early medical models of human anatomy shrouded death in feminine beauty.

BY JOANNA EBENSTEIN

Ebenstein_BR_Venus_open-cl.Image courtesy of Museo Della Specola, Florence, Italy / Bridgeman Images

Toward the end of the 18th century, in a wax workshop in Florence, a life-sized, anatomically correct, dissectible goddess of colored wax was created. Artist Clemente Susini took the idealized feminine beauty for which Italian artists had long been renowned in an ambitious new direction, and to hyper-realistic lengths. The result—an Anatomical Venus—is the perfect object: one whose luxuriously bizarre existence challenges belief. It—or better, she—was conceived as a means of teaching human anatomy without the need for constant dissection, which was messy, ethically fraught, and reliant on scarce cadavers. The Anatomical Venus also tacitly communicated the relationship between the human body and a divinely created cosmos, between art and science, and between nature and mankind, as it was then understood.

Often referred to as the “Medici Venus,” this life-sized, dissectible wax woman with gleaming glass eyes and human hair can still be viewed in her original Venetian glass and rosewood case. She can be disassembled into seven anatomically correct layers, revealing at the final remove a tranquil fetus curled in her womb. She and her sisters, wax women in fixed states of anatomical undress sometimes referred to as Slashed Beauties or Dissected Graces, can still be found in a handful of European museums. Supine in their glass boxes, they beckon with a gentle smile or an ecstatic downcast gaze. One idly toys with a plait of real golden human hair; another clutches at the plush, moth-eaten satin cushions of her case as her torso erupts in a spontaneous, bloodless auto-dissection; another is crowned with a golden tiara, while one further wears a silk ribbon tied in a bow around a dangling entrail.

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Posted on September 11, 2016 by Editor

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Ring Guy

Posted on September 10, 2016 by Editor

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Aliens Underneath

from New Scientist

Ocean worlds: The search for life in the solar system’s other seas

Our best chance to find alien life lies in the vast oceans inside the icy moons of Saturn and Jupiter – and we don’t have to leave Earth to start looking

By Joshua Sokol

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SUDDENLY, out of darkness, a ghostly city of gnarled white towers looms over the submersible. As the sub approaches to scrape a sample from them, crew-member Kevin Hand spots something otherworldly: a translucent, spaceship-like creature, its iridescent cilia pulsing gently as it passes through the rover’s headlights.

This is not a dispatch from an alien world, but it could be. Hand is a planetary scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California, and one of a select few to have visited the carbonate chimneys of the Lost City at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the site of an extraordinary ecosystem – one that Hand suspects might be replicated on icy moons orbiting distant gas giants. “In my head, I was saying to myself: this is what it might look like,” he says.

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Posted on September 9, 2016 by Editor

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Never-Repeating Patterns

from Real Clear Science

The Math Behind Never-Repeating Patterns

By Priya Subramanian

Penrose tiling. PrzemekMajewskiCC BY-SA

Remember the graph paper you used at school, the kind that’s covered with tiny squares? It’s the perfect illustration of what mathematicians call a “periodic tiling of space”, with shapes covering an entire area with no overlap or gap. If we moved the whole pattern by the length of a tile (translated it) or rotated it by 90 degrees, we will get the same pattern. That’s because in this case, the whole tiling has the same symmetry as a single tile. But imagine tiling a bathroom with pentagons instead of squares – it’s impossible, because the pentagons won’t fit together without leaving gaps or overlapping one another.

Patterns (made up of tiles) and crystals (made up of atoms or molecules) are typically periodic like a sheet of graph paper and have related symmetries. Among all possible arrangements, these regular arrangements are preferred in nature because they are associated with the least amount of energy required to assemble them. In fact we’ve only known that non-periodic tiling, which creates never-repeating patterns, can exist in crystals for a couple of decades. Now my colleagues and I have made a model that can help understand how this is expressed.

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Posted on September 8, 2016 by Editor

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Oh, Mickey You’re Still So Fine

Posted on September 7, 2016 by Editor

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Life in a Hellish Place

from Real Clear Science 

What Is the Earliest Evidence for Life on Earth?

by Ross Pomeroy

For the first 600 million years of Earth’s 4.54 billion-year history, our planet was a hellish place. The rampant volcanism and frequent collisions that wracked our world rendered the surface unforgiving and purportedly inhospitable to life. While water was probably present, the oceans of the time may instead have been rolling seas of magma. The name for this period, the Hadean, is borrowed from Hades, the Greek god of the underworld. The moniker’s meaning is obvious: early Earth was a place of death.

Yet it was on this comparatively cursed landscape that –against all odds — life might have emerged. The controversial clue to this incredible notion was made public last fall. Scientists from UCLA showed off apparently biogenic carbon that was locked away inside a near impenetrable crystal for 4.1 billion years.

The oldest rocks on Earth don’t even date back that far, but peculiar minerals called zircons do. The oldest-known zircons, discovered in the Jack Hills of Western Australia, originally crystalized 4.4 billion years ago! It was within one of these zircons that geochemist Elizabeth Bell and her team discovered the carbon they think was produced by life. Life that old, whatever it was, would not have bones, or even a clearly-defined shape, so a true fossil find will probably never be unearthed. Instead, whatever carbon-based life existed back in the Hadean would simply leave traces of itself in the form of carbon itself. Bell’s co-author, Mark Harrison, referred to the stuff as “the gooey remains of biotic life.”

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Posted on September 6, 2016 by Editor

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Gigantic Pain In The Ass Pisses On Polanski

from gamesradar+

20 Most Awkward Movie Sets

Oh the glamour…

By 

Faye Dunaway vs. Roman Polanski

The Movie Set: Polanski’s 1974 masterpiece Chinatown , in which Faye Dunaway gave great smoulder opposite Jack Nicholson’s busted-nose investigator.

The Awkward: It started with Dunaway attempting to understand the motivations of her character. When she asked her director for, uh, direction, he reportedly merely yelled: “Say the fucking words. Your salary is your motivation!”

Worse still, when one of the actress’ stray hairs threatened to ruin a shot, Polanski plucked the offending strand from Dunaway’s head without even considering calling in make-up.

Dunaway got her own back when, after her director refused to let her take a loo break, she threw a coffee cup full of urine in his face. Polanski’s later description of his lead actress as “a gigantic pain in the ass” seems fitting.

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Posted on September 5, 2016 by Editor

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Life Re-written

from Phys.org

Scientists find 3.7 billion-year-old fossil, oldest yet

by Seth Borenstein

Scientists find 3.7 billion-year-old fossil, oldest yetIn this photo provided by Laure Gauthiez, taken in July 2012, a field team examine rocks in Greenland.

Scientists have found what they think is the oldest fossil on Earth, a remnant of life from 3.7 billion years ago when Earth’s skies were orange and its oceans green.

In a newly melted part of Greenland, Australian scientists found the leftover structure from a community of microbes that lived on an ancient seafloor, according to a study in Wednesday’s journal Nature .

The discovery shows life may have formed quicker and easier than once thought, about half a billion years after Earth formed . And that may also give hope for life forming elsewhere, such as Mars, said study co-author Martin VanKranendonk of the University of New South Wales and director of the Australian Center for Astrobiology.

“It gives us an idea how our planet evolved and how life gained a foothold,” VanKranendonk said.

Scientists had thought it would take at least half a billion years for life to form after the molten Earth started to cool a bit, but this shows it could have happened quicker, he said. That’s because the newly found fossil is far too complex to have developed soon after the planet’s first , he said.

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Posted on September 4, 2016 by Editor

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The Perfect Beekend

from the New York Post

The ‘Beekman Boys’ are back to entice you with farm life

By Michael Starr

The ‘Beekman Boys’ are back to entice you with farm lifeBrent Ridge (left) and Josh Kilmer-Purcell Photo: MARIE HAVENS / PatrickMcMullan.com

“Beekman Boys” Josh Kilmer-Purcell & Brent Ridge (“The Fabulous Beekman Boys” on Cooking Channel), who are regulars on eVine, are hosting a special on the digital network called “The Perfect Beekend” (Sunday at 8 a.m.)

“Beekend” follows the guys — and staffers from their magazine, an offshoot of their lifestyle brand Beekman 1802 — as they immerse themselves for a weekend at Josh and Brent’s farm in upstate Sharon Springs, NY.

Kilmer-Purcell and Ridge also won CBS’ “The Amazing Race” in 2012. Here are a few other factoids about them:

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Posted on September 3, 2016 by Editor

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The Coolest Thing About Being a Billionaire – You Can Create Big Explosions!

Posted on September 2, 2016 by Editor

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Russo Bros. Invade China

from Variety

Russo Brothers in Talks With Huayi Brothers for Partnership

by 

Joe and Anthony Russo BrothersDAVID FISHER/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors of “Captain America: Civil War,” are in talks for an untitled production partnership with China-based Huayi Brothers Media Corp.

The new company would be a production and financing company to develop high-concept material that focuses on storytelling and strong characters. Huayi Brothers will contribute $250 million for operation, overhead, production development and intellectual property acquisition for mainstream global English-language franchise tentpole films to be distributed worldwide plus $100 million in production funding as well.

Huayi Brothers will have distribution rights in Greater China and South East Asia along with the right to exploit theme park construction, development and operation based on projects from the partnership.

“Captain America: Civil War” grossed $1.15 billion worldwide this year with $407 million domestically and $190 million in China as the top two territories.

The Russo Brothers are also producers on STX Entertainment’s “17 Bridges,” Fox’s “Sex Castle,” Fox 2000’s “Space Runner” and MGM’s remake of “The Thomas Crown Affair.” They are also producing a TV series based on “The Warriors” as a Paramount Television Production in association with Getaway Productions.

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Posted on September 1, 2016 by Editor

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Willy Wonka, The Waco Kid, Dr. Fronkenshteen Gone

from Vanity Fair

The Mad, Dark Genius of Gene Wilder

The late Wilder was a brilliantly funny actor who infused his comedy with intriguingly sinister notes.

by RICHARD LAWSON

If you were a kid at any point in the last 40 or so years, and you liked funny movies, you almost certainly knew Gene Wilder’s face—that amused oval, capable of both warmth and a wry, half-insane menace. Wilder, who died on August 29 at the age of 83, could cast such a gaze—withering, peculiar, surreally funny—that it became the subject of a wildly popular Internet meme in recent years. A muse and collaborator of Mel Brooks’s, Wilder, and that face of his, were emblematic of the cerebral, absurdist spoof’s heyday.

The first time I saw Wilder was almost certainly in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Mel Stuart’s swirling, scary adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel. Dahl was famously unhappy with the film,, and it wasn’t a huge success in its initial run—but it found an audience later, delighting (and frightening) generations of children. It became an odd, half-loved, half-reviled classic of its era. Wilder, as the saturnine and mercurial Wonka, is at the center of that oddness, entrancing and dangerous in equal measure. That look of his, and his sing-song speech loaded with secrets and hidden meanings and innuendos, burns into your brain. At least, it burned into mine.

When I next encountered Wilder, probably just a few years later, in a pair of Brooks films, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, there was that same surprising, alluring darkness. These are fun, silly movies, but Wilder finds fascinating chords of melancholy and madness to play in both of them. In Blazing Saddles he’s a washed-up, sad-eyed former hotshot gunslinger, a drunk with a wistful death wish who talks with the dreamy fatalism of a Byronic poet. It’s beguiling, and kinda depressing. And yet Wilder locates the humor in the humanity, giving an arresting performance that, in less complicated hands, could have been simply goofy.

The same is true of his Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein, a madcap black-and-white riot. Wilder seems unloosed in the movie, wild-haired and tinged with unwieldy vainglory—but you also laugh with him, share his petty frustrations with his family legacy, his furtive asides laden with skepticism and suspicion. He’s strange, but not quite alienatingly so, inviting the audience in to play around in his weird world. Well, it’s Brooks’s world, too—but Wilder did some kind of transmogrification in his best performances. He could guide a movie’s wavelength toward his own, but not at the expense of the larger story.

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Posted on August 31, 2016 by Editor

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HELEN RAE @ EXHIBITION A

from EXHIBITION A

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Posted on August 30, 2016 by Editor

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Enormity Underneath

from Films For Action

Real Underground Kingdom That Has Existed for Millions of Years Went Unnoticed, Until Recently…

28 Stunning Photos Of The World’s Largest Cave

By Kid Krunk

Real Underground Kingdom That Has Existed for Millions of Years Went Unnoticed, Until Recently...

In 1991, Ho Khanh, a local farmer was out gathering wood in the dense jungle of Vietnam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, when he stumbled upon an enormous cave entrance. The roar of a rushing stream and the whistling sound of wind in the cave can be heard through the entrance located in a limestone cliff.

According to Khanh, it “felt like something from the underworld.” He soon forgot the cave’s location until he met British spelunkers exploring the area, some 20 years later. He began looking for the cave entrance again, which he found in 2008. The following year, he led an international team of scientists from the British Cave Research Association, led by Howard and Deb Limbert, in exploring what is now known as Son Doong Cave, the largest cave in the world.

Below are 28 stunning photos that capture the cave’s surreal, massive beauty. Enjoy!

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Posted on August 29, 2016 by Editor

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Duct-tape Sucks

Posted on August 28, 2016 by Editor

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The Eternal Orgasm

from My Tiny Secrets

This Ancient Egyptian Sex Technique May Be the Secret to Eternal Life

by Drunvalo

The ancient egyptians believed that orgasm is more than just something that feels good and allows procreation…”

They believed that an orgasm is sacred!

And that if the energy of an orgasm would be harnessed in the right way, it would become a source of infinite pranic energy and thus lead to eternal life.

In this article we will explore the incredible benefits of an orgasm according to the ancient Egyptians and their ways of harnessing its rejuvenating power.

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Posted on August 27, 2016 by Editor

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THE KICKS Premieres Today on Amazon PRIME!

from Stream Daily

The Kicks starts streaming in August

The soccer-themed live-action series, based on books written by U.S. Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan, will make its Amazon debut on Aug. 26.

By 

Brand-new Amazon original kids live-actioner The Kicks is set to launch Aug. 26 on Prime Video in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Austria. The show is based on a book series by U.S. Olympic gold medalist and current U.S. Women’s National Team soccer player Alex Morgan.

Aimed at kids ages six to 11 years, the series follows young female soccer star Devin Burke (Sixx Orange), who, after moving to California with her family in the middle of the school year, must cope with turning around her struggling new team.

The series’ pilot episode is available to stream from today and nine additional episodes will debut exclusively for Prime members via the Amazon Video app for TVs, and internet-connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online on Aug. 26.

Full Fathom Five novelist James Frey (I Am Number Four), Todd Cohen (Lumen), David Babcock (Twisted) and Andrew Orenstein (Malcolm in the Middle) are the series’ executive producers.

The Kicks is co-executive produced by Nastaran Dibai (According to Jim) and written by Orenstein, David Steinberg (Space Racers), Taylor Cox (King Julien Stand Up) and Jacquie Walters (Building Wild).

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Posted on August 26, 2016 by Editor

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Forgotten Madonna

from VICE

66 long-lost polaroids of madonna in ’83 show a mega star on the verge

Photographer Richard Corman looks back on meeting and shooting the charismatic East Village club kid as she was poised for stratospheric stardom.

by Rory Satran

In June 1983, Madonna was an ambitious 24-year-old getting some heat on the club charts. When photographer Richard Corman met the young singer, she served him bubblegum and espresso on a silver tray at her beyond-bohemian walkup on East Fourth Street between A and B. It was, as he puts it, “literally right before she stepped out and ran into the stratosphere.” The month after they took some casual casting Polaroids, she released her debut album, Madonna, which produced three top-ten hits (“Holiday”, “Lucky Star”, “Borderline”). One year later, she was writhing around a wedding cake in her career-making MTV VMA performance of ‘Like A Virgin.’ But when Corman took these gorgeous, stripped-down SX-70 Polaroids, she was still DJ Jellybean Benitez’s girlfriend, the good dancer from Funhouse and Danceteria, and a hustler who paid the rent by waitressing and posing nude for art students. As she wrote of that time, “I felt like a warrior plunging my way through the crowds to survive.”

Richard Corman was well-connected in the early 80s. He had assisted Avedon, and his mother Cis was a casting director who worked on films like Raging Bull and The Deer Hunter. When Corman photographed Madonna, he was also taking pictures of Keith Haring in Soho and Jean-Michel Basquiat at his Great Jones Street studio. But nothing prepared him for the young woman who looked to him like she “was going to rule the world.” After 30 years of languishing in a warehouse, the 66 polaroids will finally get their due this fall as a book and an exhibition. Corman shares the story with i-D.

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Posted on August 25, 2016 by Editor

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Forgotten Muscle

from The Drive

The 10 Muscle Cars Everyone Forgets About

Don’t let these less-than-iconic muscle monsters die of neglect.

BY BEN KEESHIN

HEMMINGS.COM

Rock ‘n’ Roll has Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and the Rolling Stones—the most-loved icons of the genre. In the realm of the muscle car, running parallel to those stars are the Pontiac GTOPlymouth Hemi CudaDodge Charger, Chevy Chevelle and Buick GSX, the most celebrated and culturally significant of their kind. With long coupe bodies, big-block V-8s and enough vinyl to side a suburban McManse, the classic quintet of muscle cars have enough mid-century swagger to rival even The King.But what about the proverbial Big Mama Thorntons, Bo Diddleys and The Seeds? The cars pushing just as much power and style that have been forgotten over the years, living in the shadow of the fifty-foot letters, G-T-O? During Big Muscle’s prime years, 1964 through the gas crisis of the early Seventies, Detroit churned out super-powerful cars at a reckless rate; today, only a few are held aloft. To rectify such amnesia, we’ve lined up the 10 muscle cars forgotten by the masses—not out of hipster-y, in-the-know superiority, but because we love the muscle car too much to let its middle-children die from neglect.

That’s not just metaphor—for every cherry red Chevelle shined to a blinding finish is a 427-equipped Chevy Kingswood rotting in a barn. Please, go find ‘em.

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Posted on August 24, 2016 by Editor

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Boston Rocks

from The Observer

Boston’s Debut Album Isn’t a Guilty Pleasure—It’s One of the Best Records Ever

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I have long detested the phrase “guilty pleasure,” especially when it is applied to music, art, films, books, TV shows, and other cultural ephemera. It presumes that the user has to feel bad for liking something; it assumes that a person believes their friends will think less of them if they admit they listen to something.

Listen: It’s O.K. to like BTO’s Greatest more than Amnesiac. You don’t need to make excuses to me, or anyone else. History has taught us that the only thing any music fan should feel guilty about is not outgrowing Elvis Costello by the time you finished your junior year at SUNY New Paltz.

Boston isn’t a guilty pleasure. It’s one of my 50 favorite albums.

Boston’s debut album, which turns 40 this month, is an absolute treasure of melody and architecture. It has the immediacy of pop, but also the deliberate intricacy of prog rock; it has California pop’s attention to zealous sweet harmony, yet it also has some of the heaviest and most memorable guitar riffs on the planet. Until the day Fu Manchu and the Moody Blues get together to re-record Days of Future Passed, it is sui generis.

Like the debut albums by the Ramones, the Velvet Underground and Neu!, it’s difficult to know where the hell Boston came from; it is so staggeringly unique, but also deeply rousing, resonant, aurally sensuous and pleasing.

And do not let its extraordinary commercial success (or our desire to confine it to the trash bin of ‘70s nostalgia, alongside Jimmy Carter, Chevy Chase and Mark Spitz) distract from its innovation or originality. Boston is a spy, a vastly unique spy in the house of memory, virtually as original and as individual as any of those more “credible” acts I just mentioned.

How do you describe Boston’s stunning, heavy/light planetarium bubblegum, this mix of garage rock memes and pure FM Valentine? I mean, it’s like freaking Paul Revere & the Raiders recording Dark Side of the Moon.

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Posted on August 23, 2016 by Editor

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