Martin Scorsese teams up with British writer for epic take on the Romans

British writer Michael Hirst joins forces with the mega-filmmaker to tell story of the Caesars Martin Scorsese The Observer Martin Scorsese teams up with British writer for epic take on the Romans US director Martin Scorsese and British writer Michael Hirst will focus on youth and vitality of ancient Rome’s rulers Dalya Alberge Sat 10 Feb 2018 19.04 EST Last modified on Sun 11 Feb 2018 12.24 EST Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email View more sharing options Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Close Katheryn Winnick in Vikings. The series writer, Mi

Friends, Romans, naked wolf-men … why an ancient festival is still controversial

The annual Lupercalia festival turned society upside down and the location of its starting point is still hotly debated Friends, Romans, naked wolf-men ... why an ancient festival is still controversial Science The Past and the Curious Friends, Romans, naked wolf-men ... why an ancient festival is still controversial The annual Lupercalia festival turned society upside down – and the location of its starting point is still hotly debated Krešimir Vuković Thu 15 Feb 2018 02.00 EST Last modified on Thu 15 Feb 2018 05.47 EST Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email View more sharing options Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on WhatsApp Sh

Archie Panjabi: ‘An agent told me an Indian woman could never have a Hollywood career’

The actor on being rejected by EastEnders and an embarrassing moment at the Baftas Television The Q&A Archie Panjabi: ‘An agent told me an Indian woman could never have a Hollywood career' The actor on being rejected by EastEnders and an embarrassing moment at the Baftas Rosanna Greenstreet Sat 3 Feb 2018 04.29 EST Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email View more sharing options Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Close Archie Panjabi: ‘My greatest fear?Falling out of love with my work.’ Photograph: Maarten de Boer/Getty Images Born in London, A
20+ Surprising Movie Details You Probably Never Noticed

20+ Surprising Movie Details You Probably Never Noticed

Sometimes we want to forget a film the second we walk out of the movie theatre, but sometimes we desire to get its copy and rewatch it again, and again, and again. Maybe the acting is captivating, maybe the cinematography is beautiful, or maybe the filmmakers have hidden so many little details within the scenes, you find something new every time you press play. To show you how scrupulous some productions are, Bored Panda has collected an eye-opening list of incredible movie details. From Interstellar's cornfield to the Matrix's doorknob, it's no wonder why some films take years and years to make. Scroll down to check out images and let us know in the comments which entry surprised you the most! ...
Sour note: In Ancient Rome, lemons were only for the rich

Sour note: In Ancient Rome, lemons were only for the rich

Lemons were the acai bowls of the ancient Romans prized by the privileged because they were rare, and treasured for their healing powers. In fact, this coveted fruit, as well as the citron, were the only citrus fruits known in the ancient Mediterranean it took centuries for other fruits, such as oranges, limes and pomelos to spread westward from their native Southeast Asia, a new study finds. However, the citrus fruits that followed in later years weren't as exclusive as lemons and citrons, said the study's lead researcher, Dafna Langgut, an archaeobotanist at Tel Aviv University in Israel. "All other citrus fruits most probably spread more than a millennium later, and for economic reasons," Langgut, told Live Science in an email. [10 Biggest Historical Mysteries That Will Probably Never B...
Jason Silva Is The Aristotle Of The Digital Age

Jason Silva Is The Aristotle Of The Digital Age

“In the information age, you don’t teach philosophy you perform it.” That’s the motto of Jason Silva, one of the brightest young thinkers around today. Jason refers to himself as a performance philosopher and has become a modern-day YouTube star. His channel “Shots of Awe” has millions of views from people all over the world who listen intently as he expounds philosophically on the everyday issues of life.  Here, Jason Silva explains his views on the power of ideas, a very important subject matter for him. He claims that if Aristotle were alive today, he wouldn’t reach people on the streets as he did in ancient Greece, but rather through a YouTube channel. If that is correct, then Jason Silva could very well be the modern Aristotle. R...
What’s The Absolute Worst Way To Die, According To Science?

What’s The Absolute Worst Way To Die, According To Science?

Death is, by default, unwelcome. Most demises triggered by the natural world are relatively uneventful, but nature can be cruel and spectacularly gruesome from time to time, providing science with the unenviable task of picking apart how these deaths occurred, step-by-step. Here’s a selection of five truly awful, messy, accidental ways to hurtle into oblivion, and the gut-wrenching science behind them. If you’ve not got a strong stomach, then abandon hope, all ye who enter here. Most of these are, rather curiously, relatively painless for the victims - but they'd be rather awful to accidentally observe. 1 – The Missing Skulls of Ancient Rome Death by pyroclastic flow – or its less dense, gas-rich cousin, the pyroclastic surge – isn’t a pleasant way to g...

The problem with immersive theatre: why actors need extra protection from sexual assault

Performers in the experiential show Sleep No More allege that they were sexually assaulted by patrons, raising concerns about the vulnerability of actors Stage The problem with immersive theatre: why actors need extra protection from sexual assault Performers in the experiential show Sleep No More allege that they were sexually assaulted by patrons, raising concerns about the vulnerability of actors Alexis Soloski @ASoloski Mon 12 Feb 2018 11.45 EST Last modified on Tue 13 Feb 2018 09.01 EST Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email View more sharing options Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Clos
This Is The Odd, Sometimes Shocking History Behind Wedding And Engagement Traditions

This Is The Odd, Sometimes Shocking History Behind Wedding And Engagement Traditions

From proposing with a ring to exchanging vows in front of our loved ones, we follow a lot of traditions when it comes to getting married. Practicing such rituals has become second nature to us in the modern age; in fact, we don't really think about how they came to exist in the first place. Obviously, they aren't anything new -- most of them date back hundreds of years to very different times and cultures. And while they're all sweet, cute, and fun now, the same can't exactly be said for them back then.You'll probably view weddings a bit differently when you learn these 15 interesting, strange, and even barbaric origins of marriage traditions. 1. In 1215, Pope Innocent III instituted a waiting period between a betrothal and the marriage cere...
Jason Silva Is The Aristotle Of The Digital Age

Jason Silva Is The Aristotle Of The Digital Age

“In the information age, you don’t teach philosophy you perform it.” That’s the motto of Jason Silva, one of the brightest young thinkers around today. Jason refers to himself as a performance philosopher and has become a modern-day YouTube star. His channel “Shots of Awe” has millions of views from people all over the world who listen intently as he expounds philosophically on the everyday issues of life.  Here, Jason Silva explains his views on the power of ideas, a very important subject matter for him. He claims that if Aristotle were alive today, he wouldn’t reach people on the streets as he did in ancient Greece, but rather through a YouTube channel. If that is correct, then Jason Silva could very well be the modern Aristotle. R...