September 16, 2021
In Claughton, Lancashire, the Forterra brickworks produces 50 million bricks a year, from shale that's quarried a mile and a half away. To get that shale to the brickworks: the last aerial ropeway in the country. These used to be common: but now, the last one will be gone by 2036.
September 5, 2021
September 2, 2021
Protestant leader Albert Mohler speaks with Archbishop Charles Chaput about ‘Things Worth Dying For’
In this edition of the popular podcast series “Thinking in Public,” Albert Mohler speaks with Archbishop Charles Chaput about his books Strangers in a Strangle Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World and Things Worth Dying For: Thoughts on a Life Worth Dying For.
August 30, 2021
California teacher removes U.S. flag from classroom, tells student to pledge allegiance to rainbow flag instead
The Newport-Mesa School District is investigating a teacher after she posted a video admitting that she encouraged her students to pledge allegiance to a gay pride flag after she removed the American flag from her classroom.
August 24, 2021
Before the widespread use of CGI, filmmakers used surprising in-camera tricks and optical illusions to fool audiences. Early filmmakers like Georges Méliès could add a hidden cut to film a wide array of illusions. Creative composites allowed for an invisible character in 1933's “The Invisible Man” and for Moses to part the sea in “The Ten Commandments.” Artists literally painted on top of shots to extend sets in “Citizen Kane” and create fantasy worlds in “The Wizard of Oz.” While most of these methods are obsolete today, new technologies like the LED projection used in “The Mandalorian” and the motion-control cameras in 2020's “The Invisible Man” build off these past methods.
August 17, 2021
America was built on the promise of religious liberty for all, but a new lawsuit filed by an activist group threatens to radically undermine this bedrock principle.
August 6, 2021
The fake Arab prince in this Groucho Marx show? It’s William Peter Blatty, 10 years before he wrote ‘The Exorcist’
The guy in the first round became famous for a great deal more than impersonating Arab princes.
July 17, 2021
July 8, 2021
Why are deli subs better than homemade ones? Here’s the secret, and here are 6 sandwich tips to help you make ’em right...
YouTuber Ethan Chlebowski makes a classic Italian sub and another favorite as we discuss 6 sandwich tips to make better deli-style subs at home.
What’s the one knot to rule them all? This expert says it’s the ‘arbor knot.’ Here’s how to tie it...
If I could use one knot and one knot only around camp, what would it be? What is the knot to rule them all? I’m putting my money on the the “arbor knot” (also known as the “jam knot”) and here’s why.