“Last Rides”: Photographer Takes Pictures Of The Roads Where Stars Died In Car Crashes

James Dean, Grace Kelly, Marc Bolan, Albert Camus… Christophe Rihet photographs the roads where famous people died, shooting at dawn or dusk to bring a sense of calm. Captions by Camille Riquier.

James Dean, Route 46 in California, 30 September 1955

Christoph Rihet

When James Dean, at the wheel of his Porsche, notices a car in the distance, he reassures his passenger: ‘He has seen us, he will stop.’ But the driver of the Ford Tudor hasn’t seen anything, because his vehicle is very high. Dean cannot avoid the collision. His passenger survives, but Dean’s feet are stuck under the pedals and his neck is broken upon impact. Continue reading »

Uber Is Offering Mad Max Rides In Seattle

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For all its corporate skullduggery and obnoxious, rules-don’t-apply-to-me swagger, it’s hard to deny that Uber has some clever promotions at times. In a partnership with Warner Bros, the company is offering limited edition rides straight from the post-apocalypse to celebrate the September 1st release of the Mad Max video game. The cars are available for a limited time in Seattle only, but at least the rides are free because “dollars are worthless in the wasteland.” Continue reading »

The Free Ride – Crow Rides On The Back Of An Eagle

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Phoo Chan, a talented California-based bird photographer whose photos have been featured by National Geographic, has captured an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime series of photos of a crow landing and riding on the back of a bald eagle mid-flight. Continue reading »

Hillary Clinton Goes Viral: ‘Texts From Hillary’ Meme Rides Wave Of Success

Hillary Clinton is best known for her political accomplishments – representing New York as a United States Senator, being a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008 and working as the current Secretary of State — but now she’s become part of some neither she nor anyone else ever expected.

The celebrated Secretary of State is the star of a new internet meme in which the she’s shown wearing a pair of dark sunglasses looking at her blackberry. Beneath the photo of her looking at her blackberry is a caption of Clinton responding to someone on her phone.

The meme, called “Texts From Hillary Clinton,” has been started on Tumblr blog of the same name. The Tumblr account appears to be created in the same fashion as other Tumblr hits including “Kim Jong-Il Looking At Things” and “Garfield Minus Garfield,” which are each themed photo collections. Continue reading »

Surfer Rides Standing Wave in Icy German River


A man surfs on the wave on the small man-made river Eisbach with snow and temperatures around freazing in the English Gardens in Munich, Germany on Thursday. The standing wave in the Eisbach is a favorite spot for daring water sports enthousiast the whole year round. (Peter Kneffel / EPA) Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Horse Rides


Race horses are exercised in Malton, England. (John Giles/PA Wire) Click image to zoom.