Smart devices are great—until they peep on damsels and kidnap old men.

Sorgente: ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ Still a Cautionary Tale About the Smart Home | WIRED

Mountains have been flattened and villages bulldozed to build Lanzhou New Area in China’s wild west. Four years ago Tom Phillips met empty streets and an eerie hush, but now he finds this improbable desert mirage finally filling up

Sorgente: China goes west: a ghost city in the sand comes to life | Cities | The Guardian

This is the underground music mecca you’ve been waiting for.

Sorgente: The Underground Guide to Chinese Counterculture | Fast Forward | OZY

Even if you haven’t seen this movie, you’ve seen this movie.

Sorgente: ‘Life’ Review: These Days, ‘Original’ Sci-Fi is Anything But | WIRED

You’ve probably heard television is in something of a golden age, but the same can be said of title sequences.

Sorgente: How TV Opening Titles Got to Be So Damn Good | WIRED

Director Gareth Edwards is finally talking about the ending his movie almost had.

Sorgente: Cantina Talk: This Is How Rogue One Originally Ended | WIRED

16.416 Flip | 15 Riviste | 3 Apprezzamenti | 9 Following | 26,1mio Follower | @thephotodesk | Galleries from The Photo Desk at Flipboard

Sorgente: The Photo Desk su Flipboard

The virtual reality (VR) bandwagon is beginning to roll but a Strategy Analytics report surveying the needs, behaviours and expectations of future VR users has found that current VR experiences lack the context required for real engagement with the medium.

Sorgente: Current VR experiences lacking context for real engagement | Infrastructure | News | Rapid TV News

But a new crop of cult classics and nostalgic favorites may say otherwise.

Sorgente: 45 Years After Pink Flamingos, John Waters Says the Midnight Movie Is “Dead” | Vanity Fair

With Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s live-action machine homes in on the studio’s ’90s Golden Age — but mining the vault isn’t without its challenges.

Sorgente: How Disney’s Live-Action Remakes Get Made

This way for LoLs.

Sorgente: The 11 Best Comedies on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon—From Caddyshack to Bridesmaids | WIRED

French actors Josette Day and Jean Marais on the set of La Belle et la Bête, written and directed by Jean Cocteau.

Sorgente: Album fotografico Inside the classic fairy tale

Since her years as Hermione ended, Emma Watson has fought to assert her own identity. Now that she has found her voice—most notably as a U.N. ambassador—she’s revamping a classic stereotype, the Disney princess, in Beauty and the Beast, the live-action musical coming out in March. Watson talks to Vanity Fair about her metamorphosis from child star to leading woman.

Sorgente: Cover Story: Emma Watson, Rebel Belle | Vanity Fair

Can we maybe try to wait a few decades before resuscitating a still-great movie?

Sorgente: A ‘Matrix’ Reboot? Sorry, Warner Bros., That’s Not How Nostalgia Works | WIRED

The idea of “genre” has gone from scuzzy to buzzy, thanks to some great mid-budget films.

Sorgente: From ‘Logan’ to ‘Get Out,’ You’re in A+ Times for B Movies | WIRED

Seth Meyers, John Oliver, the Daily Show’s producers, and more tell Vanity Fair how President Trump changed the game—and where late night might go from here.

Sorgente: How Late Night Sharpened Its Teeth in the Age of Trump | Vanity Fair

Every episode has lessons that are still very relevant.

Sorgente: The Twilight Zone Can Make You a Better Person. Really | WIRED