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“..The surrealist photography of Herbert List..”

“..Herbert List – b. 1903-1975 – Hamburg – Germany..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The surrealist photography of Herbert List – Boing Boing.

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“..Viggo Mortensen on ‘Lord of the Rings’..”

“..The chameleonic star on why the first LOTR movie was best..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Viggo Mortensen on “Lord of the Rings” — and playing an American at last – Salon.com.

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“..Fleetwood Mac’s Mad Hatter..”

“..Mick Fleetwood is still having the time of his life..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Men’s Journal Magazine – Men’s Style, Travel, Fitness and Gear.

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“..Artist Recreates Iconic Photographs With John Malkovich – And It’s Fantastic..”

“..Miller said he and a team of experts spent the next eight months dissecting every last detail of the photos – - an effort to ensure the project honored – - not mocked – - the original photographers..” (cont..) go … Continue reading

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“..Ever Bought Catnip Thinking It Was Marijuana? – 10 of the Most Common Drug Scams..”

“..For the drug user in need – there is perhaps no worse feeling than opening a bindle/ wrap/ baggie/ balloon – - only to discover that it contains no drugs. Your stomach sinks as you realize that you have been … Continue reading

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“..Stars of tomorrow: the greatest painters you haven’t heard of yet – in pictures..”

“..A global hunt has uncovered the world’s most promising painters – - chosen from over 4,000 artists in more than 30 countries..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Stars of tomorrow: the greatest painters you haven’t heard of yet – in pictures … Continue reading

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“..one of world’s biggest Elvis festivals hits Wales this weekend..”

“..The annual Porthcawl Elvis festival draws thousands of the King lookalikes to the small coastal town. Here are some snaps from last year’s celebrations..” (cont..) (ed:..heh..!..this one is funny..) go to source/story>>> Viva Porthcawl: one of world’s biggest Elvis festivals … Continue reading

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“..AC/DC’s Malcolm Young departs – as new album Rock or Bust announced..”

“..AC/DC’s 17th studio album will be the first not to feature their founding rhythm guitarist – - whose place has been taken by his nephew Stevie Young..” (cont..) go to source/story>> AC/DC’s Malcolm Young departs as new album Rock or … Continue reading

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“..iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can bend in pockets – users complain..”

“..users discover that pockets can warp them..” (cont..) go to source/story>> iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can bend in pockets, users complain | Technology | The Guardian.

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“..UN general assembly’s greatest hits – video..”

“..some of the most memorable moments from the lectern. They include Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signalling an end to the cold war – - Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez describing George Bush as ‘the devil’ – - and Iranian president Mahmoud … Continue reading

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“..Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the best all-round budget smartphone..”

“..The follow up to the best budget smartphone of 2013 has an even bigger screen and better camera – – at the same price..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Motorola Moto G 2014 review: the best all-round budget smartphone | Technology … Continue reading

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“..The War On Drugs: Here come Philly’s finest..”

“..you’re going to want to buy yourself an early Christmas present – - because they’re coming to Auckland for a show at the Powerstation on December 18..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The War On Drugs: Here come Philly’s finest – … Continue reading

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“..A gross and funny animated flick..”

“..There’s something about stop motion 3D animation — – the not-quite-real textures of skin and hair – - the quite real cloth and metal – - the subtle gloomy lighting effects — – that says ‘spooky’..” (cont..) go to source/story>> … Continue reading

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“..The Crazy Evolution Of Workout Clothes – From Petticoats To Lululemon..”

“..Check out the evolution of workout clothes..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Crazy Evolution Of Workout Clothes, From Petticoats To Lululemon.

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“..What Is It About Narcissism That Almost Everyone Doesn’t Understand?..”

“..Jeffrey Kluger discusses his new book about a clinical personality disorder – - that affects 1 to 3 percent of the population..” (cont..) go to source/story>> What Is It About Narcissism That Almost Everyone Doesn’t Understand? | Alternet.

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“..Bruce Springsteen turns 65..”

“..As the Boss dances into the darker years – - let’s take a stroll through his glory years – - quick – before his hair starts thinning..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Bruce Springsteen turns 65: officially a senior citizen, always … Continue reading

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“..Victorian inventions that didn’t change the world – in pictures..”

“..Portable baths – moustache protectors – - a diving suit with a urination plug – – and the world’s first smartphone. Here are some of the silliest Victorian gadgets that never caught on..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Victorian inventions that … Continue reading

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“..Fifa 15 review – not flawless – but still the best..”

“..Football simulation’s answer to Lionel Messi romps back on to the field – - with some picturesque improvements – - and one or two new ideas..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Fifa 15 review – not flawless, but still the best … Continue reading

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“..Five best laptops to suit any budget..”

“..With so many choices – picking a new laptop that does what you want it to – - without over – or under-paying – is difficult. Here’s a guide to a few solid options..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Five best … Continue reading

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“..Colin Hogg: Late night brekky all oafs – no fibre..”

“..Possibly it was hilarious on paper – an anti-talk show – breakfast-style at night – - with befuddled frontmen – and a string of guests to be variously insulted and misunderstood. A bit like Top Gear – but with no … Continue reading

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“..Apple’s software updates are like changing the water in a fish tank – I’d rather let the fish die | Charlie Brooker..”

“..The all-new iPhones and Apple Watch can be easily avoided – - but there’s no escaping iOS 8..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Apple’s software updates are like changing the water in a fish tank. I’d rather let the fish die … Continue reading

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“..The best goals of the week: Hernández – Rodríguez – Riquelme – and Eliseu..”

“..Featuring a goal from 90 yards out – a collection of finishes from Real Madrid – - and one of the worst free-kicks you will ever see..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The best goals of the week: Hernández, Rodríguez, Riquelme … Continue reading

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“..Stephen Fry: ‘I spent an enormous amount of money on cocaine ‘..”

“..Stephen Fry addresses the ‘messy subject’ of ‘drugs and dependency’ in his latest autobiography – More Fool Me. In the book – the third part of his life story – – the presenter- writer – and actor admits to having … Continue reading

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“..Big problem: Why I might return my iPhone 6 Plus..”

“..A device that requires two hands – - is a device that demands your full attention..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Big problem: Why I might return my iPhone 6 Plus | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Lena Dunham – Not That Kind of Girl: A roller-coaster tale from the ‘voice of a generation’..”

“..Lena Dunham’s memoirs – written at the age of 28 – – are honest to the point of making you squirm..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Lena Dunham, Not That Kind of Girl: A roller-coaster tale from the ‘voice of a … Continue reading

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“..5 Totally Vile Right-Wing Moments This Week: Hannity Stands Up for Child Abuse..”

“..My father beat the crap out of me – - and look how great I turned out..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 5 Totally Vile Right-Wing Moments This Week: Hannity Stands Up for Child Abuse | Alternet.

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“..Leonard Cohen: a life as an outsider..”

“..As the singer and poet turns 80 – and releases his 13th studio album – - a new book including rarely seen photographs captures the life of a man who always stood apart..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Leonard Cohen: a … Continue reading

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“..Why is Thomas Piketty’s 700-page book a bestseller?..”

“..Thomas Piketty is a French economist whose Capital in the Twenty-First Century has swept American discourse. Four experts take on why that is..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Why is Thomas Piketty’s 700-page book a bestseller? | Money | The Guardian.

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“..The rise and fall of a music legend..”

“..Musicians remember Peter Gutteridge – - an architect of the Dunedin sound, better known abroad than at home. It was on his return home from the United States that police met him at the airport – had him admitted to … Continue reading

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“..Here Are the 10 Best Songs for Scotland’s Historic Vote for Independence..”

(..a playlist..and steel yrslves..! ..there is one from mariah carey..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Here Are the 10 Best Songs for Scotland’s Historic Vote for Independence | Mother Jones.

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“..My Rules: Gorgeous book of punk – hiphop – skate photography..”

“..The release of this photography collection is exciting news for those of us who grew up in the ’80s – - digging hardcore punk – hiphop – and skate culture — – and all who are fascinated by art that … Continue reading

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“..15 Insanely Great Tricks to Master Apple’s iOS 8..”

“..So – you just downloaded iOS 8. Looks pretty familiar – right? But there are a bunch of differences – and not all of them will be immediately obvious. Let us show you..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 15 Insanely Great … Continue reading

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“..Should You Buy a New iPhone?..”

“..There is a new iPhone! There are two new iPhones – in fact. But should you buy one? It honestly isn’t for everyone. Let’s break it down based on just who you are..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Should You Buy … Continue reading

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“..This Burly $65K Motorcycle – Is Inspired by a Fighter Plane..”

“..The F6F Hellcat fighter plane was the original inspiration for the bikes in the Hellcat series..” (cont..) go to source/story>> This Burly, $65K Motorcycle Is Inspired by a Fighter Plane | WIRED.

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“..Nick Cave’s dark – strange – and sometimes hilarious odyssey..”

“..The Aussie post-punk pioneer’s life and career inspires the haunting revealing music doc ’20,000 Days on Earth’..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Nick Cave’s dark, strange and sometimes hilarious odyssey – Salon.com.

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“..Terry Gilliam: Hollywood is just ‘gray – frightened people’ – holding on for dear life..”

“..The godfather of dystopian cinema on the death of Hollywood – - why he gave up U.S. citizenship – - and his new movie..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Terry Gilliam: Hollywood is just “gray, frightened people” holding on for dear … Continue reading

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“..Wonder Woman’s Secret Past..”

“..The little-known story behind Wonder Woman’s origins..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Wonder Woman’s Secret Past.

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“..Here’s How Much Caffeine Is in Every Single Starbucks Drink..”

“..When you’re looking at it – - keep in mind that the Mayo Clinic says 400mgs of caffeine per day is safe..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Here’s How Much Caffeine Is in Every Single Starbucks Drink | Thrillist.

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“..The 5 Coolest Things About iOS 8..”

“..Here’s a small taste of what you’ll get – - when you upgrade to iOS 8..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The 5 Coolest Things About iOS 8 (And How To Get It).

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“..Culture Clash: Bob Marley – Joe Strummer – and the punky reggae party..”

“..Marley’s single Punk Reggae Party put a name to an underground phenomenon – – the coming together of the punks and the Rastas at the height of 70s social unrest. That era may be over – but the punky reggae … Continue reading

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