"Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings are two AMAZING adaptations of two INCREDIBLE fantasy stories. Gil and Theo discuss whether those adaptations do justice to the books or are they mostly relying on a captive audience."
"Sam Taylor-Johnson talks to Laura Bailey about photographing Mademoiselle Chanel's apartment. Tell us what you think of the eingmatic Mademoiselle Chanel? What does her apartment tell us about her and the Chanel brand?"
"Modern hobos may not use the complex set of codes that proved so useful for 19th century wanderers, but the always-hilarious Rob Cockerham of Cockeyed.com has come up with a modern set of symbols that might be useful for anyone who needs some covert information."
Thanks to Mr. Percifield.
"In the Life: Episode 1711, "Talking It Out." Original air date: August 2008. Host: Michael Billy. Featured guests: Camille Paglia, Sandra Bernhard, Richard Kim, Marjorie Hill, Wilson Cruz.
"Summary: This episode consists of three installments of the A conversation with… segment. In the first segment, Camille Paglia and Sandra Bernhard discuss the sexuality in their work, the many faces of lesbian identity, and the influence of the gay male sensibility in contemporary art and culture. In the next segment, associate editor of The Nation Richard Kim sits down with host Michael Billy to look at issues in the LGBT community. In the final segment, CEO of Gay Men's Health Crisis Dr. Marjorie Hill speaks with Wilson Cruz about the AIDS epidemic and the continuing importance of education in confronting the disease and LGBT stereotypes."
"In this full interview from 1992 with Daniel Richler, Camille Paglia talks Madonna, Sinead O'Connor and paganism."
“I think when you sense that there is a divide in your country and that there are people who perhaps you’re not relating to, and that those of us who are fortunate enough to live in a world of very liberal human rights and privilege, it’s a wake-up call that we’re not addressing a big part of the country that does feel disenfranchised. It made me feel more nationalistic, if anything. The whole country is not like New York and L.A. and the world that I am used to living in.”
"The Sen Toku I-400-class Imperial Japanese Navy submarines were the largest submarines of World War II and remained the largest ever built until the construction of nuclear ballistic missile submarines in the 1960s. They were submarine aircraft carriers able to carry three Aichi M6A Seiran aircraft underwater to their destinations. They were designed to surface, launch their planes, then quickly dive again before they were discovered. They also carried torpedoes for close-range combat.
"The I-400-class was designed with the range to travel anywhere in the world and return. A fleet of 18 boats was planned in 1942, and work started on the first in January 1943 at the Kure, Hiroshima arsenal. Within a year the plan was scaled back to five, of which only three (I-400 at Kure, and I-401 and I-402 at Sasebo) were completed."
"Former Electric Circus host Monika Deol came back to town, four kids later, with a new line of beauty products for Sephora."
The Century of the Self is a 2002 British television documentary series by filmmaker Adam Curtis. It focuses on the work of psychoanalysts Sigmund Freud and Anna Freud, and PR consultant Edward Bernays. In episode one, Curtis says, "This series is about how those in power have used Freud's theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy."
NSFW: breasts, Europeans.
"Famous perfumer Yann Vasnier takes us on a sensory journey as he reveals the mysteries behind how fragrances are created. Vasnier shows the audience how unique smells combine to create striking perfumes, such as BANG - Vasnier's latest creation for designer Marc Jacobs. After watching this talk, you'll have a newfound appreciation for the science and the artistry of perfumery."
"With performances from Peter Capaldi, imagine... marks the 500th anniversary of Machiavelli's notorious book The Prince. Famous for lines like 'It is better to be feared than loved', The Prince has been a manual for tyrants from Napoleon to Stalin. But how relevant is The Prince today, and who are the 21st century Machiavellians? Alan Yentob talks to contributors including Colonel Tim Collins, who kept a copy of The Prince with him in Iraq; plus Hilary Devey, Alastair Campbell and Game of Thrones writer George RR Martin."
Wonderfully insightful and well done.
"Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of the school, Agatha, has an evil twin sister who plans to destroy the school. Can Mildred foil the plan before the Grand Wizard (Tim Curry) comes to the Academy for the Halloween celebration you'll never forget?!!"
"A look beneath the veil of secrecy that has shrouded Britain's nuclear project for 50 years. Using footage of the British atomic bomb, never before seen, which has been de-classified by the MOD for this programme, the men who built the bomb tell their dramatic story for the first time."