100 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) Quentin Tarantino’s latest jaw-dropper bumps Kill Bill: Vol 1 off the list in gloriously irreverent fashion. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt star as a fading western star and his mutt-loving stunt double in this relaxed and loving roast of bygone Tinseltown. CS Read the review 99 Bright Star (2009) An early lead for Ben Whishaw as the ailing John Keats romancing Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) is the tremulous soul of this underappreciated Jane Campion drama. The butterflies are too tropical for Hampstead, but the rest is spot-on. CS Read the review 98 The Dark Knight (2008) The only comic book movie to make the cut is Christopher Nolan’s genre masterpiece: fatalist, bracing and forever the legacy of Heath Ledger, posthumously awarded an Oscar for his terrifying performance. CS Read the review 97 Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) Michael Moore’s finest hour: a blazing juggernaut with George W Bush, the Iraq war, the media, democracy and us, … [Read more...] about The 100 best films of the 21st century
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With a rich maritime history, the Solent is synonymous with the evolution of deep sea diving. Portsmouth and the surrounding area has been home to many firsts in the development of both sport and commercial diving. As such, it seems only fitting the UK’s first museum dedicated to the endeavour should take up residence in the area.The Diving Museum, at Number Two Battery, Stokes Bay Road, in Gosport, was established nine years ago and is run by a band of 20 dedicated volunteers. It is home to more than 7,000 items spanning the entire history of the sport – from the first free divers searching for corals and crustaceans, to the most recent sophisticated equipment used in commercial diving.Museum curatorAnn Bevan says: ‘The world’s first ever diving helmet, invented by John Dean, was used in 1829 to dive on a wreck off the Isle of Wight to remove copper. ‘Over the next two years John and his … [Read more...] about Explore the bottom of the ocean at Gosport’s Diving Museum
What moved me as a child in 1969 wasn’t the moon landing but the dramatic splashdown I thought very seriously about whether I could get the goldfish bowl on my head. I went as far as scooping out the three fish I’d got at the carnival and putting them in a tumbler of water. But the hole just wasn’t big enough – even if I could get the upturned bowl over my face, I’d never be able to get it off again. I had to put the fish back in. It was a great disappointment. There was nothing else that could approximate an astronaut’s helmet with its wide visor of clear glass. Though, we didn’t call them astronauts, just as we didn’t call the Soviets cosmonauts. We called them all what they were: spacemen. That summer of 1969, when I was 11, none of us were cowboys or Indians. We were all, even with nothing better than cardboard boxes with slots cut out for the visors and bits of old rope trailing out to feed us oxygen from imaginary tanks on our … [Read more...] about Fintan O’Toole: They went to the moon; we discovered the Earth
Video PUBLISHED: 18:30 12 July 2019 Steve Russell Talliston House and Gardens have been transformed by owner John Trevellian into a miniature palace: 'Thirteen Rooms of Dreams and Nightmares'. RACHEL EDGE Could Talliston in Great Dunmow inspire you to transform your own semi-detached? Talliston House and Gardens have been transformed by owner John Trevellian into a miniature palace: 'Thirteen Rooms of Dreams and Nightmares'. John Tarrow - the man who transformed a 1930s three-bed semi into Britain's most extraordinary home - drops a bombshell: "I'm moving out because, without moving out, this would be my life for ever more. I can't say it isn't infinitely scary, but I know it's the right decision."It seems inconceivable. This is the dreamer who once couldn't wire a plug but spent 25 years turning the unremarkable ex-council house near Stansted Airport into something totally remarkable - room by room.Not one square-centimetre of the original … [Read more...] about Check out one of the UK’s most extraordinary homes!
Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Listen Schedules Birthdays Newsletter Promotions Advisories Wanted Weather About LIFESTYLE KUAM Podcast Network i94-FM Isla63-AM TV11 TV8 TVone GNN Auto Beauty & Style Entertainment Food Health Home/Family Money Pets Tech Travel VideoBytes Press Releases SHPO: military will 'wipe it off the face of the earth' Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:15 AM EDTUpdated: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:15 AM EDTBy Chris [email protected] They will find more - that's what our State Historic preservation officer tells KUAM News about the discovery of three more sites with ancient CHamoru artifacts that will eventually be destroyed because of the military buildup. State Historic Preservation Officer Lynda Bordallo Aguon says her office was notified of three more sites "inadvertently discovered" by the military in the last few weeks - two near the Magua area where the new Marine base will be … [Read more...] about SHPO: military will ‘wipe it off the face of the earth’