A documentary film about Andre the Giant is going to air on HBO on April 10.
André René Roussimoff was born in 1946 in Grenoble, France. In his early teens, he exhibited signs of gigantism though he was not diagnosed with acromegaly until his twenties. He began his training in Paris at 17 and eventually became known in wrestling circuits around the world. In 1973, Andre joined the organization now known as World Wrestling Entertainment, where he became a superstar and rival of WWE legend Hulk Hogan.
The White House asked to borrow a van Gogh. The Guggenheim offered a gold toilet instead.
Over the course of a year in partnership with a professional research firm, Cards Against Humanity is running a different sort of opinion poll with more unusual questions. The early results are at Pulse of the Nation.
They asked people if they’re rather be “dumb and happy” or “smart and sad”. The “dumb and happy” respondents were more likely to say human-caused climate change is not real:
The majority of black people surveyed believe a second civil war is likely within the next decade:
65% of Democrats surveyed would rather have Darth Vader as President than Donald Trump:
And one’s approval of Donald Trump correlates to a belief that rap is not music:
Many of the responses were irrational — Darth Vader would be much worse than Trump and Democrats believe that the top 1% of richest Americans own 75% of the wealth (it’s actually 39%)…and people with more formal education guessed worse on that question. The divide on rap music is racial and generational but also points to a lack of curiosity from many Americans about what is perhaps the defining art form of the past 30 years. But the worst is what Americans thought of each other…Democrats think Republicans are racist and Republicans don’t think Democrats love America. The polarization of the American public continues.
360 view of Barcelonetta Beach in Barcelona.
I am looking forward seeing Michelin Stars Tales From The Kitchen on the big screen.
Life is never dull in Catalunya.
Sébastien Bras, left, and his father Michel at Le Capucin, the pair’s restaurant in Toulouse, in 2014. Sébastien now runs the acclaimed restaurant Le Suquet, in Laguiole. Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images
High pressure of three star rating in the gastronomical bible leads some chefs to either close their business entirely or request to drop off the list according to a timely article in The Guardian.
One of France’s most celebrated chefs, whose restaurant has been honoured with three stars in the Michelin guide for almost 20 years, has pleaded to be stripped of the prestigious ranking because of the huge pressure of being judged on every dish he serves.
Bras said that like all chefs he sometimes found himself thinking of Bernard Loiseau, the acclaimed French chef who killed himself in 2003, an act widely seen as linked to rumours that he would lose his third Michelin star. “I’m not in the frame of mind,” Bras said.
Photo taken on i-Phone from the garden. Clouds worked as a protective screen.
Social media star Celeste Barber has 1.8 million followers on Instagram.
During the game the Australian comic displays social media snaps showing people in various stages of undress and asks the audience to guess which have been allowed to stay up and which have been taken down by the moderators.
Often the difference, she says, comes down to appearances: “One of them is a banging hot model and the other one is, well, me.”
The raving review of Transformers from The Village Voice
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Light of the Soul by Pierre Gonnord is at Festival Portrait(s), Vichy, France, 16 June to 10 September. All photographs: Pierre Gonnord; he is represented by the Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid
Noteworthy GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS exhibit by Sergey Borisov at RuArts Gallery.
When Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon a dilapidated cement factory in 1973 he saw the opportunity. La fábrica was born. 45 years later it transformed into a spectacular and unique home.
Photos above were taken on Rolleiflex 2.8F with Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm lens on Fuji 400H Pro film in February of 2017.
The test is conducted by The Auditor. The subject is Preclear. You can read full list of questions and answers here. This makes me want to watch now PT Anderson’s 2012 film The Master.
- Do you make thoughtless remarks or accusations which later you regret?
- When others are getting rallied, do you remain fairly composed?
- Do you browse through railway timetables, directories, or dictionaries just for pleasure?
- When asked to make a decision, would you be swayed by your like or dislike of the personality involved?
- Do you intend two or less children in your family even though your health and income will permit more?
- Do you get occasional twitches of your muscles, when there is no logical reason for it? Read the rest of this story »