The Berlin Wall didn't just divide East and West Germany — it divided the world. Communist versus Capitalist, with the United States leading the West and the USSR leading the East, the Wall is one of the most infamous barriers in human history. TED looks at how the Wall came to be, and the events that lead to it coming down.
Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh have enjoyed one of the longest friendships in the history of friends. This ethereal remix by Pogo puts a dreamy spin on the two pals with clips from Pooh's Grand Adventure.
Steven, a surgeon, takes to mentoring a teenager, who begins acting strangely — and Stevens life begins to fall apart around him. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster), The Killing of a Sacred Deer stars Barry Keoghan, Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell and comes to theaters November 3, 2017.
Don't blink. On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse will pass over the United States for the first time in almost 40 years. Everyone is going to be watching — but before you do, WIRED has a few tips for getting the most out of this rare astrological opportunity.
Molly Bloom ran an illegal poker table for more than a decade. But this wasn't just any back room poker game. Hollywood stars, professional athletes, business elites, and the Russian mob were frequent guests. After making millions, it all came crashing down. Directed by Aaron Sorkin, Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba star in Molly's Game, due in theaters November 22, 2017.
Courtesan au Chocolat is work. A lot of work. A number one contender for the Fussy Foodie Film Festival, in the words of Babish himself. If you have the motivation, he shows you how to make a dessert that's almost as good to eat as it is involved to make.
Just like your mattress, your pillow has a big effect on the quality of your sleep. And just like their comfortable mattress, the Casper Pillow is designed to make sure you rest well. It provides both comfort and support regardless of your sleeping position, with a firm inner core and a softer outer shell. Essentially it's a pillow within a pillow. It also won't pancake or lose shape thanks to the silky fibers it was constructed with, and is finished with breathable percale cotton to keep things cool. Take advantage of the 100 night trial and if you don't love it, Casper will give you a free refund.
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If it were socially acceptable, most of us would wear sweatpants everywhere. But that level of comfort is reserved for lounging around the house — until now. If you aren't familiar already, get to know the line of Dress Pant Sweatpants from Betabrand. Available in slim-leg, regular fit, and 5-pocket, each pair features flexible 4-way stretch fabric. They provide a look that's fit for the boardroom with a level of comfort typically reserved for the bedroom.
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Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson, and Dustin Hoffman are one of New York's most dysfunctional families. Although Sandler and Stiller are typically known for their more comedic roles, the pair take on dramatic characters as brothers for the Noah Baumbach-directed piece. After premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, the film is set to begin streaming on Netflix October 13, 2017, along with a few showings in select theaters.
Babyface. Heel. You may think professional wrestling is a fake sport, but some view it as a real form of storytelling. One of those people is Cauliflower Brown. In this short documentary, the independent wrestler gets deep on his philosophy behind the craft.
When a scientist turns up dead after releasing an invention that can extract, record, and play other peoples memories, and an amateur detective is pulled down the rabbit hole trying to find the culprit. Rememory stars Peter Dinklage and Henry Ian Cusick. The film is available on streaming platforms worldwide.
For the first time in almost 40 years, the United States will experience a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Unfortunately for some, the celestial sight will only be visible from 14 states — Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina — leaving the rest of the country to witness a mere partial eclipse. If you're not lucky enough to already be a resident of one of these states, Alex Gorosh urges you to get out and go see this eclipse.
Movie trailers have gotten to the place where they nearly make seeing the movie irrelevant — or maybe most movies don't have much to them these days. Formulaic and often overly dramatic, blockbuster movie trailers suffer from a bad case of sameness. On the other hand, it makes it easy for all you wannabe trailer editors out there to make your own. Auralnauts gives a comedic breakdown of big movie trailers and their color-by-numbers creation.
It's summertime in Orlando and 6-year-old Moonee is homeless, bouncing around motels while the adults around her struggle to stay afloat. But Moonee and her groups of friends make the most of it, filling the summer and the people around them with a sense of wonder and adventure. Starring Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Price, and Bria Vinaite, The Florida Project releases October 6, 2017.
Fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, fish or any other perishable foodstuff is just a trip to your local grocer away. Keeping food fresh enough to eat used to be a challenge, and a myriad number of ways to preserve foods have been developed over the entire course of human history. Now, fresh foods are a matter of logistics. How to Make Everything looks at what it takes to bring fresh food to your plate year-round, in or out of season.
Hollywood stunt doubles are no secret. Aside from a rare few, actors have been pawning off their dangerous action stunts for years. With advancements in CGI, digital doubles allow close-range action shots are more real than ever. While working on Logan, visual effects studio Image Engine reveals how they morphed Hugh Jackman and his stunt double to create the ultimate Wolverine.
No apps. No camera. No nonsense. Designed by Jasper Morrison for Switzerland-based Punkt, the MP 01 Phone is meant to put the spotlight back where it belongs: on calls and messages. The 2-inch LCD display — protected by Gorilla Glass — is ideal for dealing with SMS messages, and the built-in noise cancellation ensures that your conversations sound great. It does have Bluetooth, since hands-free setups are handy, but without the need for a bevy of other radios, battery life is fantastic (it only needs charging every few weeks, instead of every few hours), and the soft-touch finish and angled back plate make it a pleasure to hold. Not to mention, we could all use the occasional social-media detox. In Punkt's own words, this is offline as the new luxury.
Height: 4.58" / Width: 2" / Thickness: 0.6" / Weight: 3.1oz
Requires a low-cost 2G GSM plan.
The James Brand is a small team trying to do big things — something we understand very well at Uncrate. They're all about the details. They're aiming to build a longstanding company. And they're designing knives that they want to carry themselves. We knew all of this before we approached them to do a limited edition knife, and we also knew they'd knock it out of the park. The James x Uncrate County Knife is the result of our collaboration.
Built in the James Brand HQ in Portland, our edition gets the obligatory blacked-out styling, while retaining all of the utility and usefulness of your favorite pocket knife. The knife features beautiful ebony wood inlays, a black PVD-coated Sandvic 12C27 steel blade, black PVD-coated 416 steel handles, and a custom black paracord lanyard for easy retrieval. With a blade length of 2.5-inches and a clip-less design, the County knife will live in your pocket undetected — both by you and by anyone who thinks you shouldn't be carrying one. Ships free within 24 hours.
400-pound film reels and a projector the size of a small car — getting an IMAX projector loaded and ready to play a movie is no joke. High Orbit Media takes you to the projector booth to see what it takes to play an IMAX movie — seven times a day.
When a dictator dies, it leaves some huge shoes to fill. It's 1953 and Joesph Stalin has died. The Communist Party is in disarray as to what to do about filling the newly vacant position — and they go about in the most inefficient way possible. The Death of Stalin takes the stereotype of the unwieldy Communist bureaucracy to its blackly comedic extreme. Starring Steve Buscemi and Jeffrey Tambor, the movie releases in September 2017.
Every year at the Bonneville Salt Flats, a group of daredevils gathers to do one thing — go as fast as possible on anything with wheels. Motorcycles, cars, and even jet-powered monsters that have more in common with aircraft than anything on road spend one week in the desert trying to break records. Director Skylar Nielsen talks to these speed freaks about what keeps them coming back.
An artificial island, a Buddist guru, endangered birds, and the UN building — New York City's U Thant Island has a very interesting history. For an island measuring about 100 by 200 feet, it has a lot of history, even for a place like New York. Vox takes a trip down the East RIver to U Thant, and learns a little about canoeing in the process.
Pro-BMXer Nigel Sylvester travels a lot. From Tokyo to LA and points beyond, Nigel has been all over the world. Now he's making a stop in Dubai. Starting with a skydive into the desert, Nigel hitches a ride into the city and brings you a unique tour of the places and people from a BMX point of view.
What if famous directors were famous chefs instead? It's a question philosophers and scientists have been agonizing over for decades. David Ma has finally given us the answer with a series of short films imagining classic dishes in the style of Hollywood blockbusters. In the lastest installment in the series, he reimagines spaghetti and meatballs with a dose of violence, Tarantino-style.
There are a lot of references to other battle scenes in the epic dragon attack in Game of Thrones. From American westerns to Mongol invasions, napalm in Vietnam and the Spartans in 300, the writers drew from a lot of sources to create the scene. Nerdwriter digs up some of those references to recreate the loot train attack with shots from other films.
Size. It determines more about living things than nearly any other measurable factor. Kurzgesagt demonstrates this in most illustrative way possible — by throwning animals off of a tall building.
The National has released a new video for "Carin at the Liquor Store" from their upcoming album Sleep Well the Beast. A hazy ballad about someone you saw every day but didn't have the gumption to talk to. And then, years later and thousands of miles away, you wonder what's happened to them. Sleep Well the Beast is out September 8, 2017. Pre-order the record here.
Two years ago, Henning M. Lederer had an idea: What if all those abstract academic book covers you came across in the library had animated covers? Henning found another trove of material, and has set another series of covers in motion.
An easy kayak cruise turned into an epic adventure when a man found his way inside an abandoned ship. The spooking interior looks like it's been completely gutted or at least rotted away, and the sound of water dripping and lapping of the steel inside is almost creepy.
LAIKA Studios specializes in traditional stop-motion animation — but combines that with modern CGI effects and technology like 3D printing. A packed roster of talented artists seamlessly combines traditional techniques and modern movie making processes to create an experience unlike any other. Watch the people behind LAIKA describe the creative and practical process behind their work in this short.
The Shins latest video from their 2017 album Heatworms is a stop-motion affair — but not like any stop-motion you've ever seen. Made by LAMAR+NIK, the entire video was filmed on a white backdrop. Then, over 5,000 stickers were cut from almost 5,000 frames to create the animation.
Tick. Tick. Tick. That's the sound of time. In this minute-long supercut by Art of the Film, the films of Christopher Nolan count down in anticipation of the release of Dunkirk, the director's latest film.