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Shark Week: 6 of the most famous sharks to bite our screen

As we are in the heart of Shark Week, I thought it would be a nice addition to explore 6 famous sharks that have graced our screens. If you are unware of what Shark Week is, let me explain: Shark Week is an annual, week-long TV series created by Tom Golden at the Discovery Channel, which if you hadn’t already guessed by ...

The Essence of Cosmopolitanism :: The Timeless Principles Behind Worldly Sophistication

When was the last time you felt like you were a cultured participant in the larger world? Has it been awhile since you felt edgy and sophisticated? Or maybe even just intellectually stimulated? As humans we stumble back and forth between exploration and safety, and more often than not it is simply easier to remain within our safety zones, especially ...

6 Reasons to Ditch Midtown Manhattan and Explore Downtown NYC Instead

Thousands flock to New York City every year to take in Manhattan’s glorious sights. For many a New Yorker Midtown Manhattan is their personal hell – look no further than Times Square.

Oldest Roman Tablets In Britain Found In London.

The Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) has unearthed the oldest tablets written by the Romans in the UK so far, clinching the record for being the oldest handwritten "record" in this country. At the 3-acre site in central London, near the underground Walbrook River (preserved in mud) over 400 tablets have been excavated, dating as far back as 57 AD, near to the very beginning of the Roman's occupation of Britain in 43AD, when the empire was ruled by Cladius. Each of the wooden tablets would have been coated in blackened beeswax and etched by styluses, the beeswax of course has long since vanished and nearly 2,000 years have taken their toll on how legible the writings are, yet it apppears that many are referring to financial transactions.

One in particular reads:

"In the consulship of Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus for the second time and of Lucius Calpurnius Piso, on the 6th day before the Ides of January (8 January AD 57). I, Tibullus the freedman of Venustus, have written and say that I owe Gratus the freedman of Spurius 105 denarii from th


Independence Day: Resurgence – Extended Look

Seriously, trailer-makers, guys, enough with the echoing piano-key musical opening. After ‘Star Wars’, ‘Captain America’ and even the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ teaser just yesterday, it’s becoming a bit of an over-saturated marketing trope. But I’ll let it slide this time, because this is the ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ extended trailer (emphasis on the word ‘extended’, it’s close to five minutes ...


“Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind…” How precisely you remember that opening narration by David Ogden Stiers may vary, but who could forget the accompanying ethereal, haunting piano music that opened Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ ...

Girl-Busters: Is Feminism In Film Being Fixed To Fail?

In the past year, film merchandising has become scrutinized for its habitual omission of female characters. Black Widow was overlooked in ‘Avengers 2’ products. The star of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ was absent from games and toy sets, spawning the hashtag #WheresRey. Back in October, Jennifer Lawrence ignited an industry-wide debate on the wage disparity between male and female ...

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