It’s been a damn crazy year filled with all sorts of ups and downs, and nothing demonstrates this better than some of our most popular stories of the year. Looking back at our biggest hits of 2014, one thing is abundantly clear: The stories you folks liked the best and shared the most are as diverse and eclectic as […]
I’m taking a break today from my series on personally Influential Authors to talk about movies. Specifically, movies from 1939, a year that I (and many film critics) consider the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time.) This is not a unanimous choice as a couple of links will show. Nevertheless, if you do a Google search [...]
“As long as it will be chic and posh for you to have an archaeological piece in your living room that guests can admire, we’ll be talking about this. We need to get this message across that it’s a crime. Collecting looted antiquities is a white-collar crime. Show More Summary
Zadie Smith may be British, but the author has been living in Manhattan and Queen’s Park in London for nearly a decade. In Smith’s estimation, that’s enough time for her share a treatise on how she sees the world and what it’s like to be a modern Manhattanite in The New York Review of Books. Show More Summary
The Jaguar XJR-9, complete with its 750 horsepower stock block V12, carbon chassis, and five-speed manual transmission, was one of the greatest cars in sports car racing history. Here's a walk around the car, aided by a man who drove one. Read more...
NASCAR has always been and always will be about rivalries. That’s one of the best things about the sport, and it's what fans love so much, when they love to tout “their” driver against any other driver. Whether it’s a career-long rivalry...Show More Summary
2014 is almost over — but before we say goodbye, let's say "thank you" to the people who made this year way more awesome. Without these beautiful apes, superheroes and robots, we would have been left with a pretty crap year, overall. Here is our complete list of the best breakout stars of 2014. Read more...
Super-Agent Jorge Mendes has given an interview with Brazilian media group GlobeoEsporte, in which he’s extolled his primary client Cristiano Ronaldo as the greatest player to ever play the game. Hailing the virtues of his prime assets is Mendes’ job, but he lays it on pretty thick when he says: ‘Cristiano is the greatest ever. […]
Andre Johnson, the greatest receiver in Texans history and the longtime face of the franchise, may be somewhere else next year. He'll turn 34 during camp, and after a disappointing season, it'd be hard to justify the $16.1 million cap hit he'll carry. Read more...
Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. When you're a parent, one of greatest things about the holidays is receiving heartfelt gifts or letters from your children. Of course, seeing your little one's face light up Christmas morning is hard to top, but nothing can warm a mama's heart quite like a sweet, adorably misspelled note from a child. Show More Summary
Christmas did not stop celebrities from doing random things this week. Kanye West showed off his parenting skills (THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME), Taylor Swift tried to make her brother the new Fonzworth Bentley and Rihanna wore "Smurfette Couture." Click the slideshow to see what we’re talking about. [Photos: Splash News]
“Perfect, the greatest film in history, all hail Sony."
Valve is one of the world's greatest computer game developers, making groundbreaking titles like "Half-Life," "Portal," and "Left 4 Dead." It also runs Steam, the hyper-successful software distribution platform. As a private company, Valve doesn't disclose financials. Show More Summary
Boyhood is one of the greatest movies ever made, by the way.
"Showtime" was truly in the giving spirit on Christmas day this year. He bought his mother a house and a car. In perhaps his greatest move since walking off the cage and kicking Benson Henderson at WEC 53, UFC lightweight champion Anthony...Show More Summary
Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down as Manchester United manager 18 months ago after 26 years in charge. The 72 year old Scotsman is widely regarded as the greatest football manger of all time. BT Sport screened a 25 minute interview with Sir Alex Ferguson on Christmas Day, covering a host of topics. The legendary Manchester […]
The Dark Knight is known as the world’s greatest detective so he must be pretty bright, but that brightness takes on a whole new meaning with the Batman Arkham Origins Cowl Full-Scale Replica. Based on the pointy-eared mask worn by the Caped Crusader in Batman: Arkham Origins, this hand-finished and hand-painted replica measures 26?H x23.5?W […]
Denzel Washington, who turns 60 on Dec. 28, has built a career that makes him worthy of being included in any discussion of the greatest actors of all time, alongside Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro and Sidney Poitier. With more than 40 films to his credit, he is one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. Show More Summary
Yannick Grannec is the author of The Goddess of Small Victories, her debut novel about the life and marriage of one of the greatest mathematicians of the last century, Kurt Gödel. In this guest essay, she compares the lives of...
Count down the days until 2015 together with the OA-ICC! Each day of December you will find a short story on the OA-ICC news stream highlighting an ocean acidification project, effort, or resource. Discover today’s story below: “OA greatest hits!” Who says ocean acidification cannot inspire musical jewels? If you share such an opinion, we […]