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The Year's Biggest Box Office Turkeys

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.27.2014 | Entertainment

Box office figures have been down this year to such an extent that even the hits are considered a disappointment. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part...

These Punctuation Marks Look Absolutely Nothing Like They Used To

Keith Houston | Posted 10.27.2014 | Books
Keith Houston

The comma is one of the oldest marks of punctuation. It was created over 2,300 years ago by a Greek scholar named Aristophanes, head of the fabled Library of Alexandra, in a punctuational big bang that also gave us the colon and the period.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Bastille's Dan Smith on "Eh Ohs," Covers, and the "Awesomeness" and "Weirdness" of Success

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Most of the time, a song gets stuck inside your head for hours, days courtesy of a catchy chorus or well-written verse. In the case of Bastille, however, their orca-whale-sized hit "Pompeii" produced a mind gloriously filled with repeated "eh ohs."

Bastille's 'Pompeii' From Peter Hollens Is Pure A Cappella Awesomeness

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment

The last time we checked in on Peter Hollens, he was bringing the a cappella heat hard with his cover of Ed Sheeran's "I See Fire" from "The Hobbit: T...

Another Part Of Pompeii Crumbles After Heavy Rain

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2014 | World

ROME, March 3 (Reuters) - A wall in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii collapsed on Monday, the third piece of the UNESCO world heritage site to crum...

Archaeology Professor Sarah Yeomans Discusses the Reality of Ancient Pompeii

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

The eponymous movie (Pompeii) is fun, and I like this stuff, thus I figured I'd go the extra mile and speak with a real-life archaeologist -- the intrepid kind! -- in the form of Professor Sarah Yeomans, a faculty member at West Virginia University.

Fall in Love With Pompeii

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 04.27.2014 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

12 Years a Slave closed down 2013 as the most powerful movie of the year, a movie that continues to speak to us today. It told the tales in history of...

'Pompeii' Can't Measure Up

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Action-packed new releases couldn't stack up to 3D hit "The Lego Movie," which took the No. 1 slot in its third weekend at the bo...

Interview With Paul W. S. Anderson, Pompeii Director, on the Film's Scientific and Historical Accuracy

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alejandro Rojas

The filmmakers did their best to accurately portray what producer and director Paul W. S. Anderson calls "probably the most spectacular disaster of the ancient world." I talked with Anderson about the ways he incorporated history and science in order to make the movie as accurate as possible.

Cities That Could Be the Next Pompeii

Travel + Leisure | Posted 04.23.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Pompeii's legacy is so iconic, it's hard to imagine a volcano dealing a similar blow in modern times, but it has happened -- and could possibly happen again.

Mike Ryan

Do You Like Disaster Porn? Then You Might Like 'Pompeii'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment

In 79 A.D., the Roman city of Pompeii was destroyed by a volcanic eruption. In 2014 A.D., director Paul W.S. Anderson has created a cinematic version ...

Scientists Solve Mystery of 'Chinese Pompeii'

| Sid Perkins | Posted 02.05.2014 | Science

Scientists have long marveled at the immaculately preserved fossils unearthed from ancient lake sediments in northeastern China. The former creatures...

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

Ancient Pompeii's Elite Ate WHAT?

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

The commoners of the ancient city of Pompeii may have eaten a varied diet, with the wealthier even dining on giraffe, new research suggests. Remains...

What Really Happens When Your Teens Lose Wi-Fi On Vacation

Shelley Emling | Posted 03.05.2014 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

It's unbelievable to me how something that was a rare perk only a few years back is now considered as indispensable as a napkin or toilet when traveling in any part of the world.

'Game Of Thrones' Star Battles Volcano

Posted 08.22.2013 | Entertainment

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9 Lost Cities That Were Rediscovered

weather.com | Posted 08.18.2013 | World

Our fascination with ancient peoples and the ancient past causes us to dig, often deep into the Earth, to see what has escaped the ravages of the elem...

Italy Trying To Save Pompeii

AP | Posted 10.02.2013 | World

ROME — Italy's government is trying to spare the ancient ruins of Pompeii from further neglect. Premier Enrico Letta told reporters that his Ca...

The Ancient Entrepreneurs of Pompeii: Rethinking History

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

For the field of history, the small business person is invisible -- the entrepreneur is forgotten and ignored. The psychic damage this perspective has done to our collective consciousness is significant.

Interview: Kiefer Sutherland and The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Mira Nair's film of the novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist isn't about terrorism, Kiefer Sutherland observes, but about the reaction to terrorism -- a very different thing.

Interview: Kiefer Sutherland and The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Mira Nair's film of the novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist isn't about terrorism, Kiefer Sutherland observes, but about the reaction to terrorism - a ...

Erotic Statue Is Historic -- But For Kids At A Museum?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts

An ancient statue of Pan having sex with a nanny goat has brought up an age-old problem: How do you present an erotic work of art to the public? Th...

Restorations Begin For Pompeii's Ruins

AP | Posted 02.06.2013 | Travel

ROME -- Work has begun to shore up Pompeii's fragile ruins, following several collapses in the sprawling ancient Roman city. The tourist attraction n...

Six Picks for the Week Ahead From the Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 01.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

With Cyber Monday and Black Friday in the rearview mirror, it's time to cram some culture before the holiday merchandising ramps up again. Here are our choices for the week.

Six Picks for This Week From The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Distract yourself from election politics by visiting a museum and get a dose of something that always has your back: great art and culture.