Newspaper flashback: Here's a look at Guardian profile of Christopher Lee that was published 43 years ago today. Back then, Lee's career was only just starting. Who knew it would still be going strong now? And that he'd be a metal Christmas carol singing badass? [Read a digital except here] » 3/11/15 3:30am 3/11/15 3:30am

The Shocking News That Greeted The World 75 Years Ago Today

It was on this day in 1939 that Great Britain declared War on Germany, a momentous decision that was reached just two days after the invasion of Poland. Here's a sampling of the newspaper headlines and news reels that greeted the world on that fateful day. » 9/03/14 8:45am 9/03/14 8:45am

The World's Oldest Newspapers Still Being Published Today

People always bemoan the slow death of the newspaper industry, but to be fair many newspapers have had a significantly long run. Here are several papers from around the world that have weathered many centuries, and are still publishing today! » 9/23/13 3:05pm 9/23/13 3:05pm

The Oddest Ways People Died in Victorian Times

The Victorian Era may not have had its own version of the Darwin Awards, but thanks to the miracle of newspaper records, we can reflect on the bizarre deaths and disasters of yore. The blog The Baby Died collects morbid clippings from 100 years ago, featuring billiard ball, corset, and umbrella-related demises. » 9/22/12 10:00am 9/22/12 10:00am

What if the Three Little Pigs went on trial for murder in the 21st…

In this clever (and fairly creepy) spot for The Guardian's open journalism initiative, the story of the Three Little Pigs is transformed into the trial of the century, complete with protestors wearing the porcine equivalent of V for Vendetta masks. » 3/01/12 6:25am 3/01/12 6:25am

Wuxtry! Wirephotos the Wave of Newspaper Future! (1937)

Learn how photos are wired from one end of the country to the other in this clip from a 1937 educational film. It's a pretty amazing piece of not-particularly-high technology. Western Union first sent a halftone photo in 1921, and Associated Press started its WirePhoto service a couple years before this film was… » 5/14/08 1:40pm 5/14/08 1:40pm

Ben Affleck Sees The Future, So You Don't Have To

"If you show someone their future, they have no future." That's the wisdom of Ben Affleck, in this bizarre clip from Paycheck, the movie that bounced. Apparently if you can look into the future, you turn everybody into soulless mall kids, with no purpose. And your attempts to prevent future catastrophes will always » 1/31/08 11:20am 1/31/08 11:20am