Iconic Black and White Photographs, Colorized

A sizable number of history's most unforgettable images were photographed in black and white. Now, through the digital process of colorization, we can see how these scenes might have appeared in person. » 7/27/13 3:00pm 7/27/13 3:00pm

British intelligence investigated whether Charlie Chaplin was a secret…

Here's a curious tidbit from spy history: in the 1950s, American intelligence asked Britain's MI5 to investigate the actor Charlie Chaplin on suspicions that Chaplin was a dangerous communist. But the intelligence agencies were unable to confirm that Chaplin was born in England, leading to an investigation into… » 2/19/12 10:00am 2/19/12 10:00am

In the future, we will use the surface of the moon as a multiplex

In the short film "Modern Times," a spaceship crew uses the lunar surface as a giant movie screen. Videographer BC2010 put this stellar short together "with no money, just a little time and a lot of passion." » 12/15/10 4:17pm 12/15/10 4:17pm

The Matrix, Starring Charlie Chaplin

The Matrix gets a retro upgrade as a silent film starring none other than Charlie Chaplin. Neo learns he's the One, learns boxing-fu, impresses Trinity, and fights the goggle-wearing Agents Smith with the power of pie-fights. » 11/09/09 6:40am 11/09/09 6:40am

Crushed By Steel In China's Industrial Powerhouse

Is this dissident art? The sculpture "Obscure Space III" by Xiang Yi shows a dehumanizing image of a person squeezed through a water pipe. The image is somewhat reminscent of Charlie Chaplin caught in the gears in Modern Times. It's especially an interesting statement about the time and place where it appeared. » 10/11/07 6:21pm 10/11/07 6:21pm