How to Make It in Theater: A Quick Guide By the ‘West Side Story’ Cast

Somewhere in the back of my mind, there’s a child’s dream to be onstage. Growing up seeing Lea Salonga and Monique Wilson make it big here and abroad, theater acting seemed alluring. Beyond it, however, is a rigorous life. Behind success, there are always stories of long nights and self-doubt. To be able to face […]

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How Kylie Verzosa Is Swinging Her Caped Dress

Superheroes aren’t the only ones who wear capes, sometimes ordinary people do too. But we don’t always go for the red ones that Superman is known for. These capes can be seen on outerwear or incorporated with our tops and dresses. Fall/winter 2017 runways showcased pieces with capes from Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Dior, and Chanel. […]

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What 21 famous companies’ archaic websites looked like when they launched

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Your favourite brands haven’t always had the sleek, user-friendly interfaces you’re used to today.

Everyone must start from somewhere, even the likes of Amazon and McDonald’s.

Unfortunately, most of the resulting efforts were pretty terrible. There was no winning model to follow, so designers were left stabbing in the dark.

We used a combination of images from Educational consultants Essayroo and the Wayback Machine, which archives old websites, to dig up some of the most basic sites brands like Coca-Cola and Booking.com had when they first launched.

Scroll down to laugh at their primitiveness, ordered by launch date.

An earlier version of this article was written by Will Heilpern.

Amazon: 1995


McDonalds: 1996


Burger King: 1996


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Watch Attorney-General George Brandis destroy Pauline Hanson for wearing a burqa to Parliament today

Bravo Attorney-General, George Brandis. After the controversial One Nation leader, Pauline Hanson (yes, that Pauline Hanson) rocked up to the Australian Senate today wearing a burka to make yet another … Read more

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The best of northern Spain: readers’ travel tips

Forget crowded Med beaches: the four coastal regions of España Verde offer cool cities, wild shores and great walking in verdant coast and mountains

If you’d rather stray far from the tourist trail, the Basque Coast Geopark is a delight. It’s a protected area of the coastline around Mutriku, Deba, and Zumaia. There are 13km of cliffs made up of flysch (shale bed) deposits which have created layered and bizarre rock formations. We felt as though we were on the set of Jurassic Park. These staggering cliffs show how the Earth changed over millions of years and fossils are plentiful for the kids to admire. A boat tour is a great way to see it and costs €20 adult, €10 under-12s.
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It’s a race against time to ensure people vote on marriage equality in Australia


In Australia, the deadline to enrol to vote for marriage equality is approaching fast.  

Australians will be sent a voluntary postal survey on the matter in September, after the country’s government failed to get its marriage equality plebiscite (a public vote on an issue which doesn’t affect the country’s constitution) through parliament twice.

The announcement of a postal vote has culminated in a campaign called Equality Weekender, a series of events, parties and barbecues between Aug. 17 to 20 around Sydney — and hopefully nationally — encouraging people to enrol or ensure they’re eligible to vote. Read more…

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Want To Buy A Car In Hong Kong? Answer These Two Questions First

Do you have plans to buy a car in Hong Kong? Some people may feel the need for it.   The truth is, you can easily get around through the public transportation system – which is actually one of the safest and most efficient in the world. You have a lot of options from taxis, rail, bus, or tram. You can even use the ferry to get to the different islands around Hong Kong. Thanks to the Octopus Card, you can choose to ride any of these without difficulty.   While the public transport may be the best in the world, having your own car is still quite convenient – especially when you have a child. You can choose to go anywhere you want and no rain or other weather disturbances will make it hard for you to get to your destination.   This is probably the sentiment of the car owners in Hong Kong. According to the data from the Transport Department, the number of new registrations in the region is steadily growing from 2011 to 2015. For the first quarter of 2016, it is slowing a bit and in some months, the new registrations are lower than the

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We’re Okay Now (I Think)

I spent two weeks without any alcohol—and my head stopped hurting in the morning and I didn’t throw up in any kitchen sinks and I didn’t have to make any phone calls to apologize and I didn’t eat a spring roll while sitting on the floor of my shower and I didn’t ever at all think it was an appropriate idea to FaceTime the guy I used to like three times at 3:34AM. I just felt fine.


‘Game of Thrones’ is proving itself to be leak-proof


What is dead may never die — and what is Game of Thrones will never be defeated by leaks.

It’s been a rough ride for HBO recently. Like a White House administration that cannot stop leaking out of its “whatever,” the prestige TV mogul can’t seem to seal its faulty pipes. Yet somehow its most popular show stared those instruments of potentially devastating audience dropout and taunted: “What do we say to the god of death? Not. Today.”

Two weeks ago, hackers spoiled “The Spoils of War” by releasing one of Season 7’s most epic episodes a full two days before its official release. We urged true fans to wait until Sunday night to watch the dragonfire unleash — for their own good. Read more…

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