The Pied Piper crew is returning but possibly not as a complete unit. The first teaser for the fourth season opens up with Richard quitting to pursue building a new Internet. From the sound of the garage scream session, maybe it turns out to be a better idea than we're imagining. The series returns April 23, 2017, on HBO.
After nearly six years since filming began, Terrence Malick has finally released the first look at his latest feature. The film is set in the Austin music scene and follows an indie rock duo trying to make it big with the help of a music mogul and waitress girlfriend. Multiple love triangles follow. Starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, and Natalie Portman and cameos by Iggy Pop, John Lydon, Arcade Fire, Alan Palomo, Iron & Wine, Fleet Foxes and The Black Lips, Song to Song is slated for release March 10, 2017 at South by Southwest.
The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles; and even his own residence in Santa Monica — all considered to be some of the most important works of architecture in the modern era, and all designed by master architect Frank Gehry. The Masterclass series of lectures now brings the legendary designer and artist to the masses, with his own run of talks. You can learn more about the 15 lessons at the Masterclass website.
Last year, baseball star Kris Bryant pulled a huge prank on the Mesa Community College baseball team, going undercover to join the team as a transfer student. This year, Bryant got his payback. Hall of Fame pitcher and part-time sound guy Greg Maddux took the mound to throw Kris some batting practice. As Kris noticed, that sound guy has a heck of a curve ball.
When we think of CGI, Michael Bay explosions and giant monsters are what come to mind. It often comes off as fake and over the top. But sometimes VFX can be much more subtle. Roy Peker shows us just how digital compositing works, popping up in the least suspecting places.
Chinese company Ehang is bringing the first unmanned aerial taxi to Dubai this year. The massive drones can carry 100 kgs and have a compartment for a small suitcase. Navigation is provided by a passenger-controlled tablet, for selecting your destination. While pricing isn't yet available, you can expect it to be a little more expensive than a cab ride across town.
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Cosplay king Adam Savage has a passion for creating authentic replica costumes and giant hairy Wookiees. Although he's already donned a Chewbacca costume in the past, he's never been too keen of his homemade bandolier strap. So in this one day build, the perfectionist Savage remakes the prop from scratch using some scrap metal and leather.
123456. Qwerty. Password. These are just a few of the easiest to remember passwords, and hackers love them. Technology has made juggling the massive amount of logins required to function in our modern world much easier with password managers. Vox has some helpful tips to keep your information as safe as possible — at least from people looking to criminally profit. We have enough things to remember in the course of a day, so take passwords off that list.
The traditional THWACK! of Hollywood fight scenes sounds like anything but flesh and bone being pounded by flesh and bone. Easily the most disturbing quality of David Fincher's 1999 masterpiece Fight Club is the sound design: every time someone gets hit or thrown to the ground, you feel it. You cringe. It hurts you in the same place they were hit on the screen. Film Radar discovers the ingredients for realistic fight sounds — chicken carcasses, walnuts, celery, and plastic wrap, with a side of punching each other in the chest.
Charlie Day can't handle his hot wings. The Always Sunny in Philadelphia star stopped by First We Feast for some hot conversation and even hotter hot sauce. While host Sean Evans plied Charlie with wings, he discussed everything from meeting his wife at an arm wrestling competition to how friendly Zac Efron is.
When an actor takes a role, who is really casting who? Typecasting is more complicated than always playing the villain, or the hero, or the average guy. Michael K. Williams asks himself if he's been typecast throughout his career — and isn't too sure of his answer.
College is expensive. So instead of forcing their daughter into an eternity of student debt, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler decide to pay for her tuition themselves — by operating an underground casino in their basement. This makes them either the best parents ever or the worst. We're still trying to figure that one out. The film is set for release June 30, 2017.
If you haven't seen Denis Villeneuve's Arrival, be warned that there are major spoilers ahead. Go watch it. And then come back to the Nerdwriter's exposition on how the film takes the safe-bet swill that Hollywood cranks out on a monthly basis and shreds it. Nerdwriter looks at the high concepts of Arrival — time, language, communication — and how a film is, in the words of Andrei Tarkovsky, "a mosaic made of time."
Apple pie, baseball, block-long cars, Woody Allen: few things are more American. From comedies, dramas, Oscar-winners and critical bombs, and the sordid rumors of his personal life, Woody has been kicking out nearly a film a year for over half a century. This retrospective from The Solomon Society breaks the director and actor's long career down into ten of his most fascinating, memorable lines.
The Alps stretch for over 750 miles across eight European countries, creating some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet. From the 15,000-foot peak of Mount Blanc and the legendary Matterhorn to the green foothills of Switzerland, the Alps have watched over the continent for millions of years. Joshua Cowan captured these images of the Alps in all their winter glory on a recent road trip through Europe. See more of Joshua's work on his Instagram page.
It's February, and February means Valentine's Day. Significant others the world over begin a mad scramble for flowers, chocolate, and all the things that supposedly say "I love you". Brad Hall was out of ideas and nearly came home to his sweetheart empty-handed, when he got a great idea: giving his wife his brand-new pair of Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Breds. Nothing says love like sneakers that won't even fit.
From the mass-production Beetle to the most successful endurance race car ever produced, the company founded by Ferdinand Porsche has become synonymous with performance. The heart of any performance machine is the motor, and the unique flat cylinder arrangement Porsche is famous for produces an aural assault unlike any other. Porsche pulled five of its most iconic vehicles from the Porsche Museum and recorded the exhaust notes for an official list of the best Porsche engine sounds.
The PBS carpentry classic This Old House and Nick Offerman go together like two sides of a dovetail joint. So it's only fitting that host Kevin O'Connor made the trip out to Los Angeles to visit Nick in his monument to woodworking. Nick takes Kevin on a tour of the grounds, and peppers the conversation with enough kiln-dried carpenter humor to fill an HBO special.
After saving the Earth with The Avengers, Thor decided to take some me time and head back to Australia. We catch up with the crown prince of Asgard and his roommate Darryl to see how things are going. Apparently, there's still a few kinks to work out.
You would only expect a duo as eclectic as Daft Punk to have similarly eclectic influences. From Gary Numan to Tron, the two take inspiration not just from music, but from film and art. This side-by-side comparison shows some of the ways Daft Punk has referenced or been inspired over the last 20 years.
Gordon Ramsay is known for his french cuisine and fiery personality. For this challenge, the fast-talking chef tries to keep his temper in check to guide an amateur cook through a crab cake recipe. The trick is, they can't see each other.
The Best Animated Feature category wasn't created solely to hand Pixar Oscars — although they've definitely dominated. From traditional, stop-motion, and anime to computer animation, the award has gone to a variety of deserving films. With the Oscars almost here, here's every Best Animated Feature winner since its inception in 2001.
There have been lots of changes in how we listen to music since the vinyl record was the dominant format. From records to cassettes to CDs and finally the mp3, how we store music has evolved, but the process of making a record has stayed basically the same since the early 1900s. With this in mind, a group of people is bringing record manufacturing out of the dark ages and into the 21st century.
The New England Confectionery Company, or Necco, has been kicking out the most popular Valentine's Day candy since 1901: Sweethearts. The little heart-shaped candies with the love-themed sayings are as ubiquitous on February 14th as flowers and chocolate, to the tune of over 2 billion per year. Refinery 29 goes to the heart of Valentine's Day for a behind-the-scenes look at how Necco creates its famous candy.
By day, Iceland is well-known for its rugged terrain and clear, stunning vistas. By night, that same harsh countryside softens into something almost alien — nearly unrecognizable from its daylit counterpart. The OZZO Photography crew captured Iceland under a full moon, and with a little help from the Northern Lights, presents a rarely seen side of the island nation.
There are few things more inseparable than love and cannibalism. A young woman falls in with a group of outcasts in the Texas desert, where romance and humans are on the menu. Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, and Keanu Reeves star in The Bad Batch, coming to theaters June 23, 2017.
El-P and Killer Mike took over NPR's Tiny Desk for a live show so big it almost didn't fit the room. The two comprise supergroup Run the Jewels, known for their scathing brand of activist hip-hop that has evolved to be louder and better with each album since 2013. The duo brought three songs from their latest EP RTJ3 to NPR's Washington, D.C. office for 11 of the best minutes from the hip-hop underground.
If you're going to set world speed records on a production mountain bike, you need a few things: A complete lack of fear, a good bike, and a very funny looking aerodynamic suit. Max Stöckl broke his own 2011 speed record, running down a 45° gravel slope in Chile's Atacama desert. Max topped just over 103 MPH on the run, breaking his old record of 102 MPH down the side of a volcano in Nicaragua.