A show about the zombie apocalypse isn't the first place you'd think to find a delicious cookie recipe, but inspiration comes in the strangest of place. Babish recreates Carol's beet and acorn cookies. Write it down so you'll be sure to satisfy that sweet tooth while the world collapses around you.
Authors love telling the future. Dark dystopias and surreal comedies give a warning to our future selves that we'd be wise to take to heart. But there aren't any clear visions, and some predictions hold up better than others. Blank on Blank looks at interviews with authors Ayn Rand, Kurt Vonnegut and Aldous Huxley to see what they got right — and what they didn't.
The 1988 thriller Miracle Mile imagines the breakdown in the hour before a nuclear war begins. It starts as a romance until a random phone call informs the main character that there is one hour before the apocalypse. Sadly, the premise deserves a second look during the heightened tensions of today's world.
From 1989 to 1999, the 8-series sat at the top of BMW's lineup. A two-door grand tourer, the V8-powered 840 and the V12-engined 850 were an entirely new design aimed at customers looking for the best way to cover long trips at averages of over 100 MPH. While the 8-series is rare in any form, this 850CSi is even more so, with 1500 produced. This well-loved example is driven daily, with a family heritage that makes it more than your usual trailer queen.
Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. Two disparate ends of the music spectrum came together in the early 90s and built a hip-hop empire that is still a force over 25 years later. The Defiant Ones features interviews with rapper and entrepreneur Dre and legendary producer Iovine, along with the likes of Eminem, Gwen Stefani, Trent Reznor, and Bruce Springsteen. The four-part series premieres on HBO July 9, 2017.
Porsche recently celebrated a milestone as the one millionth 911 rolled off the assembly line on May 11, 2017. The iconic shape of the 911 is unmistakable, being able to trace its ancestry from today's platform to the original 1963 model. Watch the 911 evolve over its seven generations without forgetting what made it great.
The 1960's was a revolutionary time for diving, with significant improvements to underwater diving apparatus and underwater timing instruments. Leading the charge was Oris, and now they've reached back into their archives for the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Watch. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed blue-dialed version, the green Oris arrives with an updated look of the original while retaining retro details like the slim case line, thin bezel, and trapezoid date window. It's also taken advantage of 21st-century watchmaking techniques with Swiss Made automatic movement, bubble-curved glass made of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and anti-reflective coating on the inside to reduce glare and increase legibility while underwater. This direct descendant of one of Oris's first diver's comes with a choice of three straps and a metal bracelet, and successfully melds the groundbreaking features of the original with modern enhancements for a diver that's in a class by itself.
We spend about a third of our life sleeping, so the mattress you sleep on every night is incredibly important. Make sure you get the right one by trying out a Casper. This USA-made mattress is made up of multiple layers of foam, including one for support and pressure relief, and one to make sure you don't get too hot. It's all wrapped up in a durable woven cover, and shipped right to your door in a box that's easy to maneuver into even the smallest abodes. You get 100 nights to try it out, can return it for free if you're not satisfied, but if you are (and you probably will be), you can upgrade even further by grabbing some of the company's soft Supima cotton sheets and dual-layer pillows.
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Director Adam McKay won an Oscar for The Big Short. But don't let the high-brow stuff fool you. What McKay is really known for is smart comedy — that's really dumb. Patrick Williams takes an in-depth look at McKay's work and how his work is a comedic take on society as a whole.
George Lazenby sold cars. But for a brief moment in 1969, George was the most famous secret agent on the planet — James Bond. In Becoming Bond, Lazenby recounts the wild ride of being James Bond and then walking away from it all.The documentary is available exclusively on Hulu.
It's a sad day when you have to make a video explaining that the world isn't flat. While flat-earthers haven't taken over science, the wonder of the Internet means that lots of half-brained theories have a platform to reach a far larger audience than they should. The selfless crew at Life Noggin took upon themselves to fight the good fight, and offer the scientific proof of our spherical planet.
The dead outnumber the living by about 11 to 1. The current population of Earth is estimated at about 7.5 billion people. So what would happen if those 108 billion dead people were suddenly alive? Real Life Lore answers the biggest questions behind a very interesting thought experiment.
After trading in Brendan Fraser for Tom Cruise, Universal is leading off their upcoming Monster series with a reboot of The Mummy. Cruise's Nick Morton becomes the mortal plaything for a 2,000-year-old Egyptian princess who's wreaking havoc on the world after she awakens from her tomb. The trailer gives a glimpse into the possible second film in the series with a shot of Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Also starring Sofia Boutella and Annabelle Wallis, the film is slated for release June 9, 2017.
The rules of cannibalism are pretty straightforward. Clean your kill properly, and don't eat the brains, guts, or blood. As for whether or not you would like the taste, you'll have to find that out for yourself. AsapScience looks at what to look out for if you're eating other people.
When Björn Borg met John McEnroe in the finals at the 1980 Wimbledon, the match became one of the best tennis matches ever played. A sensation since he turned pro as a teenager, Borg was at the height of his game, and McEnroe was playing in the first Wimbledon final of his career. Borg/McEnroe stars Shia LaBeouf as John McEnroe and Sverrir Gudnason as Björn Borg, coming to theaters September 15, 2017.
David Lynch and Robert Frost's story of murder in a small town had a very unlikely origin — the death actress Marilyn Monroe. Originally conceived as an investigation into Marilyn's death and possible murder, Lynch was unable to nail down his theory, and so the show went nowhere. But Marilyn was reborn in the character of Laura Palmer, the murder victim that is the center of the Twin Peaks story.
More than just background, a theme, or an effect, the sound of Blade Runner helped to create the world in which the film was set. Composer Vangelis created a score that helped bring the dialogue and visuals together in one cohesive whole — an unforgettable gritty and dark Los Angeles of the distant future. Here's hoping that Blade Runner 2049 remembers its roots.
Kings, queens, even the Pope — the wrappings of royalty hardly compare to the ornate dress of the matador. Antonio Lopez Fuentes has been handcrafting matador dresses for 55 years, cloaking those who make a living facing down 1,300-pound beasts. It takes months of preparation and mounds of material, but as Antonio says, if you're facing a charging bull, you ought to be well-dressed.
There's only one beverage more popular in the world than tea — water. From its origins in China to the wars fought over its trade, tea has a long and sometimes bloody history. TED looks at tea's Chinese origin story to the nearly infinite ways to prepare the restorative drink.
It was one of the most imaginative worlds ever created, and one of Jim Henson's biggest achievements — 1982's The Dark Crystal. There have been sequel rumors on and off since the release of the first movie, but now we finally have a look at a finished product. Using some of the original molds and puppets, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is shot with completely practical effects and puppets — no uncanny CGI. Coming to Netflix, the series is currently in production.
A young girl is best friends with a gigantic animal that could help feed the world — and one corporation will stop at nothing to get it. Directed by Bong Joon-ho, Okja stars Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, and Paul Dano. The film comes to Netflix June 28, 2017.
It's the crumbling strip-mall wasteland of America. Finding where you fit in hasn't gotten any easier, and having few options doesn't help. Patti Caske$ is the debut film from commercial and music video director Geremy Jasper, and follows the rise of an unlikely rapper reaching for fame and a place to be.
In 1980s Los Angeles, a struggling actress is desperate for a role — that preferably doesn't involve being the stereotypical meek woman. A fateful call sends to to an audition for GLOW — the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. GLOW is the fictional origin story of the women's wrestling league that has run in various forms since 1986. Starring Allison Brie, GLOW premieres June 23, 2017 on Netflix.
Dev Shah loves food. So much so that food is almost a secondary storyline in Master of None. Dev's victory in the battle for a perfect carbonara is a sublime win for the character, and Andrew Rea shows you how to make your own in this episode of Binging with Babish.
Struggling to just get by, the Conners were the antithesis of TV families like those portrayed in Dallas, Family Ties, and Growing Pains. From 1989 to 1997, every week Americans looked a family that was strangely like their own, with everyday problems that hit close to home. ABC is reviving Roseanne with the original cast, coming to TV in 2018.
In 1957, the USSR launched Sputnik, the first man-made object to reach orbit around the Earth. The event ignited the "Space Race" between the US and the Soviets, which ran parallel to the Cold War. In 1959, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to enter space, and it looked as if the race had been lost. But in 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the goal of putting a man on the Moon — and the rest is history. Created from thousands of stills taken by astronauts, Lunar animates the longest journey ever undertaken in the history of mankind.
In 1973, one of the most-watched sporting events in history took place — and it had nothing to do with the MLB, NBA, or NFL. It was a tennis match. Former top-ranked tennis player Bobby Riggs took on then-current World No. 1 female player Billie Jean King in what became known as "The Battle of the Sexes". When the match was over, it would kick off a global conversation on gender equality and reinvigorate the feminist movement. Starring Emma Sone and Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes comes to theaters September 22, 2017.
Based on the Dutch comic strip Agent 327, this Blender Animation Studios short features the spy looking for a secret entrance in a barbershop leading to an evil genius and her terrifying experiments on humans. Made completely in the freeware Blender 3D modeling and animation suite, Blender Animation Studios wants to make this short into a feature-length movie. Learn more about the project and how you can help here.
It's not a reboot — it's a revival. NBC has 12 new episodes of one of TV's best not-couple couples, Will Truman and Grace Adler. After last fall's voter registration PSA, Will and Grace return to NBC Studios where Will convinces Grace to sign on for another run on the set of their old apartment.
Logan was rightly praised as a jolt to the system that the Marvel Universe desperately needed. Hugh Jackman gave an excellent final performance as an aging Wolverine, but even his towering role was overshadowed by his much younger co-star — Dafne Keen as Laura Kinney. This audition tape shows exactly why Dafne earned the role, partially by sending Hugh home with bruises for the first time.