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News: Bones of a Saxon Princess in Germany

  The body of an English princess found over a thousand years after her death in a German cathedral might sound like fodder for a romance novel but in a laboratory in Bristol, England this month, the story became very real.   In 2008, the body of Queen Eadgyth, granddaughter of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, who married Otto ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Neuschwanstein, Germany

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Less than two hours outside of Munich, along a quaint two-lane highway, sits a castle any little girl will recognize. The castle rises from amongst the treetops, high up the mountainside, looking as if it has emerged from a dream and if you were to blink, it might disappear forever. The castle is Neuschwanstein, former home of a reclusive king, ... Read More »

News: McDonalds + Cupcakes?

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We’re not sure if this is a ploy to get German McDonald’s customers excited about the new Sex and the City movie or an attempt to bank on a secret rabid fandom German McDonald’s customers have for the fabulous New York foursome. Either way, it’s kind of creepy.   German McDonalds are now serving up four types of cupcakes: chocolate, ... Read More »

“Jud Suss” Revisited, Haunted Hotels, and “A Prophet” Wins Top French Prize

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  “A Prophet”, which just opened in the States last Friday, has won the César—France’s equivalent of the Academy Award. (Yahoo!)   Martin Scorsese may have the International Olympic Committee and NBC to thank for the box-office success of “Shutter Island”. (NYT)   Authorities are warning civilians to be on the look out for giant battling robots in Moscow and ... Read More »

The “Lost Art of ‘Inglourious Basterds’” To Aid Haiti Relief in L.A.

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  Think you’ve seen all the bloodshed, bullets, and baseball bats you were going to get from Quentin Tarantino for a while? Wrong. Thanks to an exhibit by West Coast streetwear and skateboard kings Upper Playground, you’ve got 12 new stomach-turning takes on Tarantino’s “Natzi Killin’” whopper, “Inglourious Basterds”, and a chance to help the people of Haiti. Read More »

Scorsese, DeNiro to Create New “Taxi Driver” With Von Trier?

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  An interesting bit of news coming out of Germany’s Berlinale Film Festival is only slightly more odd than the idea of Werner Herzog redoing Abel Ferrara’s “Bad Lieutenant” with Nic Gage (which, if you don’t remember, actually happened). According to multiple reports coming out of Berlin, Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro are currently mulling a remake of of their ... Read More »

Fullest Cut of Lang’s “Metropolis” in 83 Years to Be Live Streamed This Afternoon

  “Star Wars”, “Blade Runner”, “Avatar”, “The Terminator”, “The Matrix”, “2001″—if you had to count down the list of blockbusters and other films both good and bad that were influenced by Fritz Lang’s 1927 black-and-white silent masterpiece, “Metropolis”, you’d be in for a long night. And that’s before you turned your attention to the video games, comic books, novels, musicians, ... Read More »

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