Scrapping episodes, Emma Stone’s hatred of her elf role, and Jonah Hill’s questionable Icelandic accent: Cary Joji Fukunaga takes us inside the making of his Netflix series ‘Maniac’

Michele K. Short/Netflix “Maniac” director Cary Joji Fukunaga told Business Insider about the challenges of making his trippy new show for Netflix. He also explained why Emma Stone hated playing the elf character, and why he and Stone almost went to Netflix to see if the screening giant would not release all the show’s episodes […]

The Indivisible Invisible: Inside Brazil's Spirit World

Somewhere in Rio de Janeiro, 28-year-old Krysllah Mendoca closes her eyes and lifts her arms in reverence. Dressed in all white, Mendoca is paying homage to spirits and the spirit world during an Umbanda ceremony. Umbanda, which emerged from Rio in the 1930s, is a mix of the region’s religions, including African traditions of worship, […]

Belgium extradites Russian accused of financing ISIS from inside EU

Belgian authorities have extradited a 30-year-old Russian citizen at the request of Russia’s law enforcement agencies, the FSB said in a statement on Saturday. The man, identified as Ali Gekhaev, a radical Islamist, is accused of rendering financial support to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). He had lived in the EU since 2015, according to […]

You Need to Visit This Tranquil Island Inside Metropolitan Rio

Little-Known Neighborhoods of Well-Known Cities: An OZY series that uncovers some of the hidden places and spaces in the global cities we think we know. Read more. Rio de Janeiro is a lot of things — bustling, crowded, complex, chock-full of crazy parties — but “pure tranquility” is not how you’d typically describe Brazil’s cultural […]

Grape expectations: Inside India’s blossoming wine region

Joanna Lobo September 5, 2018 Share this article A district on India’s western coast has become an oenophile destination in just two decades—but you’ve probably never heard of it. Joanna Lobo samples the bouquet. In Hindu mythology, the war between the gods and demons over a pot of amrit—the nectar of immortality—resulted in a few […]

‘Flying infirmary’: VIDEOS show confusion inside quarantined Emirates plane at JFK

Videos from inside an Emirates plane grounded and quarantined at JFK airport show confusion among the passengers. The plane was quarantined after some passengers reportedly fell ill during a flight from Dubai. Emirates Flight 203 landed Wednesday morning, after the pilot noticed passengers coughing and exhibiting symptoms of fever. The plane has since been parked […]

Grape expectations: Inside India’s blossoming wine region

Joanna Lobo September 5, 2018 Share this article A district on India’s western coast has become an oenophile destination in just two decades—but you’ve probably never heard of it. Joanna Lobo samples the bouquet. In Hindu mythology, the war between the gods and demons over a pot of amrit—the nectar of immortality—resulted in a few […]

Is the Cure for Alzheimer's Hiding Inside Us? She Thinks So

Annelise Barron sits patiently at a small table in Stanford University’s Coupa Cafe, as freshly caffeinated college students mill around her. Thick stacks of paper sit close by — printouts of her recent studies on the body’s immune system. A small sticker adorns her laptop, reading “Bitcoin: because fuck banks.” It’s a hint at the […]

What it’s like inside the internment camps China uses to oppress its Muslim minority, according to people who’ve been there

Kevin Frayer/Getty Images China is accused of detaining up to 1 million Uighur Muslims in internment camps in the western region of Xinjiang. Two Uighurs who had been inside those camps have told BBC Newsnight about the physical and psychological torture that goes on there. One described being shackled to a chair, deprived of sleep, […]