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Ten of the Most Disturbing Body Horror Films Ever Made

yesterdayGenres / Horror : Fearnet

There are several subgenres in scary movies, but one of the most petrifying to endure is "body horror." While it's certainly unnerving to watch an innocent heroine try to hold her own against a murdering sociopath, it's much more unsettling to witness a person menaced by their own body. Show More Summary

French Film 'Party Girl' Chosen as Cannes Un Certain Regard Opener

Cannes has officially announced another film in this year's line-up ahead of the full selection unveiling next week. We already know that Olivier Dahan's Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, will be the opening competition film of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Show More Summary

Cannes: France’s ‘Party Girl’ To Open Un Certain Regard Section

French debut feature Party Girl, written and directed by the trio of Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, has been selected as the opening night movie for the Cannes Film Festival‘s Un Certain Regard section. The titleShow More Summary

Cannes: Argentine Director Pablo Trapero to Head Un Certain Regard Jury

The filmmaker will help decided the winner of the prestigious Cannes sidebar, where three of his films have competed at past festivals. read more

Cannes: Argentina’s Pablo Trapero Named Un Certain Regard Jury President

Pablo Trapero‘s last appearance at the Cannes Film Festival was with his Un Certain Regard title Elefante Blanco in 2012. He’ll now head up the jury for that section, which runs parallel to the Competition and includes 20 features to be unveiled on April 17. Show More Summary

Powerful New Film on Cambodian Struggle

If veteran documentarian Rithy Panh?s new film is any indication, he has little use for political romanticism. Panh?s Cannes Un Certain Regard award-winner ?The Missing Picture? shows how his family became part of the 1.8 million lives sacrificed on the altar of a new political system which observers claimed blended the ideas of Marx and Rousseau. Show More Summary

The Maddening Beauty of Romanian Living Rooms

Oppresive regimes have a tendency to force certain fashions on their people. From al Shabaab's ban of bras to Kim Jong Un's latest haircut mandate, one could say that, from an aesthetic point of view, a bit of fascism in taste is not always the worst thing in the world. Show More Summary

UN Report on Global Warming Warns of "Severe and Irreversible" Changes

Yesterday, the U.N. released a new report on climate change. Basically, we're fucked: According to the report, the damage from global warming is likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible" and will almost certainly lead to environmental and economic disaster, including widespread famine in the world's poorer countries. Read more...

Less Food, More War: CO2 Driving Certain Global Warming, Rising Insecurity

Climate change boosts conflict risk, floods, hunger: UN (via AFP) Soaring carbon emissions will amplify the risk of conflict, hunger, floods and mass migration this century, the UN’s expert panel said Monday…

Wingnuts Turn On Rand Paul, Part Three

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"As certainly Sen. Paul knows, the President is on an anti-family, anti-life, anti-marriage, anti-religious liberty crusade, using the power of the presidency, executive orders regulation, pressure from the Justice Department, to undermine basic institutions of our country and of our culture. Show More Summary

Chaos Theory: A guide to finishing off the Filth in TSW's Whispering Tide event

When The Secret World puts on a long-term event, it certainly doesn't skimp on the long part! The Whispering Tide commenced way back in September 2013 and just last month moved into the final phase. During that time, players have unlocked portals, collected lore, and fought the Filth, all with the ultimate goal of opening Tokyo at the end. Show More Summary

A Slow, Lovely, Aggressively Sexy Movie

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Winner of the Un Certain Regard best director prize at Cannes 2013, Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger by the Lake is a slow, lovely, aggressively sexy movie with a brilliantly black heart. The story: At a lakeside cruising spot in France, a cute twentysomething gay man makes two new... KEEP READING > >

L'infusion sèche

Je connaissais l'infusion à froid (leng pao), mais je découvre aujourd'hui l'expression d'infusion sans eau (gan pao)! C'est un concept qui peut s'avérer très utile dans certaines circonstances.Je vous sens un peu perdu. Prenons un exemple:...Show More Summary

Michelle Obama Reveals New Rules For Marketing Junk Food In Schools

First Lady Michelle Obama revealed on Tuesday new rules that would restrict the marketing of certain junk foods and sugary drinks in schools. The White House and Department of Agriculture initiative prohibits the advertisement of unhealthy foods on school campuses during school hours, including sugary drinks which amount to 90 percent of such ads. Show More Summary

How Every Key LA Clipper Is Adjusting to Life Without Chris Paul

There are a few things certain about the NBA. LeBron James is amazing and nearly indefensible. The San Antonio Spurs defy Father Time and win games at a prolific clip. Chris Paul makes life easier for everyone who plays with him. Unfortunately...Show More Summary

UN GIVES UP COUNTING SYRIAN DEAD

They had said 100,000 dead in fighting in Syria. The number for certain is even greater now. But don’t ask the UN what it is. The United Nations is giving up counting casualties because it can’t find reliable sources of information.

No, Kim Jong Un probably didn’t feed his uncle to 120 hungry dogs

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

If you've been on the Internet at all today, you've almost certainly seen the story claiming that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his uncle executed last month by stripping him naked and feeding him to 120 hungry dogs. The story was first reported by a minor Hong Kong outlet on Dec. 12, was […]

WorldViews: No, Kim Jong Un probably didn’t feed his uncle to 120 hungry dogs

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

If you've been on the Internet at all today, you've almost certainly seen the story claiming that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his uncle executed last month by stripping him naked and feeding him to 120 hungry dogs. The story was first reported by a minor Hong Kong outlet on Dec. Show More Summary

Chemical Weapons Won’t Be Out of Syria by Dec. 31, UN and OPCW Say

4 months agoNews : ABC Headlines Blog

WASHINGTON — Syria’s most dangerous chemical weapons will almost certainly not be removed on schedule, according to the international organizations responsible for the operation. Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime is cooperating with a joint United Nations/Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) team to remove...

Ted Cruz Was Right, For Once.

Ted Cruz deserves some credit. It has been easy to criticize his actions of late and his allies in the Tea Party have certainly contributed greatly to the gridlock in Washington, but this time he deserves some credit. As the only United States Senator to attend yesterday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela, he did the right thing. Show More Summary

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