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DVD Review: New to Criterion, Riot In Cell Block 11 is at once an exploitation flick and a message movie

Shot on location in Folsom State Prison, Riot In Cell Block 11 was as much the brainchild of producer Walter Wanger as of director Don Siegel—a fact reflected in Wanger’s prominent (and highly unusual) possessive credit on the front cover of the new Criterion release. Show More Summary

A Literary Map of San Francisco

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The San Francisco Chronicle has created a literary map of San Francisco online called The Literary City. The interactive map plots literary facts from around the Bay Area onto a Google Map. Readers can find locations from novels, see where authors lived and wrote, as well as read passages from books set in the city. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Mattress of Fact

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Mattress vandal springs again! BY: Unknown LOCATION: Bain Avenue PHOTOS BY: Marie Wilson FIELD NOTES: Folks, there is a mattress menace on Bain Avenue. This pun-wielding misfit has struck at least once before. If you live on Bain Avenue, keep a watchful eye on your mattresses. On a side note: if we had a mattress of fact, the last […]

True Facts About The Octopus by Ze Frank

3 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Ze Frank describes the “marvelous” octopus, one of the most intelligent animals of all the invertebrate, in his new video “True Facts About The Octopus.” Parts of the video were shot on location at Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California. We’ve previously written about Ze Frank and his funny True Facts web series. music by [...]

Chicago faces fly in 'Peter and the Starcatcher' tour

NEW YORK — Rick Elice and Roger Rees are a quintessential New York couple. So much so, in fact, that their apartment, located on Central Park West on Manhattan's Upper West Side, served as a model for the lighting design in Terrence McNally's "Mothers and Sons," which opened here this week on Broadway and is set is just such an apartment.

How I Narrowed Down The Location Of Malaysia Air Using "Monte Carlo" Data Models

Using geostationary satellite location and a basic knowledge of 777 specs, can we predict the likely locations of MH370? While networks like CNN claim the search for the missing Malaysia Air flight have "gone low-tech," in fact behind the scenes the opposite happened. Read Full Story

Japan's 30-Foot Tall Godzilla Statue Doubles as a Playground Slide

last monthGenres / Horror : Fearnet

In 1958, four years after the release of the original Godzilla, a statue of the titular beast was erected on Japan's Kanonzaki beach, paying tribute to the fact that Godzilla rose from the ocean at that very location, in the film. Unfortunately,...Show More Summary

The End Of The World Doesn't Have To Be Ugly

The Last Of Us' singleplayer DLC, Left Behind, continued the main game's legacy of taking place in some beautiful locations. Well, relative to the fact everyone's dead and everthing's busted, at least. Read more...

This Scorned Pennsylvania Woman Showed A Teenage Boy Naked Photos Of His Mother

Julie Ottaviani, a 54-year-old Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania woman (fun fact! the real location of fictional Dunder-Mifflin) was nailed with a grab bag of criminal and corruption charges after she hacked into her estranged husband’s...Show More Summary

Australian Grand Prix 2014: 10 Facts About the Track at Albert Park, Melbourne

The Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, located in Albert Park in Australia's second city, has hosted the Formula One Australian Grand Prix since 1996. The Australian Grand Prix is usually the first race of the F1 season, and this year isShow More Summary

Microsoft Could Be Selling Your Xbox Live Information For Targeted Political Ads

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Ubergizmo

The gaming industry is a huge one consisting of millions upon millions of players of different races, cultures, gender, preferences, age, location, and so on. In fact this is a pretty huge demographic that can be tapped into for allShow More Summary

New lab reference standard for CO2 and Methane

From the National Physical Laboratory, a rather curious press release that had a fact I didn’t know: the gas calibration standard sample for measuring CO2 comes from an obscure location in the Rocky Mountains. One would have thought Mauna Loa … Continue reading ?

Real Greece in 7 days following the steps of Centaur

Pelion is a very pivotal location and in ancient times played an important role in Greek commerce and culture. The fact that it is cited in the center of Greece, the physiology, and also the desire of residents to explore and evolve very quickly, made it a great center of the ancient world.   Pelion is [...]Show More Summary

The Importance Of Food Plot Location

2 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Wired To Hunt

By Mark Kenyon Despite the fact that we’re still buried in snow, I’m definitely getting the itch to start planning my whitetail habitat projects for the coming spring and summer. If for no other reason, it gives me reason to imagine what the warming rays of the sun feel like, and maybe even recall how […]

Short stay: GLO Hotel Ithaca, Helsinki, Finland

On a recent visit to Helsinki, I stayed at the GLO Hotel Ithaca - a moderately-sized hotel with an excellent city centre location, putting you in easy walking distance of many key sites. I arrived late at night (in fact, in the early hours of the morning), so please forgive the night-time shot of the exterior [...]Show More Summary

Santa Catalina

Over the past two decades I've traveled all over the country. All over the world, in fact, and my list of favored locations is long indeed. It's hard to beat sitting on the beach next to the Sunset Bar & Grill in St. Maarten. I could spend a month in London taking in shows at the Globe, ENO or the West End. Show More Summary

Pope John Paul II's Blood Stolen

A vial of Pope John Paul II's blood has been stolen... by Satanists? The first part is fact, the second speculation. NBC News reports that the relic was taken on Saturday from the Church of San Pietro della Ienca, which is located in central Italy's Abruzzo region. Reuters reports the...

Just the Facts, but Which Ones Are Included in Times Articles?

Answering some reader questions about when location and age should be included.

Follow the Adventures of a Real Shepherd from the Lake District

The Atlantic Monthly recently ran an interesting article about a sheep farmer located in England’s Lake District that uses Twitter to tell his world about his flock. Here’s an excerpt: I’m not really an “early-adopter.” In fact, I’m the exact opposite. Show More Summary

Take All Your Fighting and Moaning About ‘This Town’ and Shove It

4 months agoNews : Mediaite

In the past week, journalists have been engaging in a weird fight over the culture of "this town," when, in fact, the physical location reporting is done from doesn't broach the top ten list of problems people have with political journalism.

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