The world-famous La Tomatina festival has been held in the Valencian town of Buñol on the last Wednesday of August since 1945.

Tens of thousands of people come together to throw over 100 tonnes of tomatoes at each other, costing an estimated $3,000 per minute. More photos »

New York, San Francisco, New York (again) - all the usual destinations are under attack in this year’s blockbusters. Armageddon needs to branch out 

guardianmusic:

HAPPY KATE BUSH WEEK, EVERYBODY
Now that the only likeable manic pixie dream girl in the history of the world is playing live for the first time in 35 years, expect a lot of our music coverage to centre around her return. Just for a couple of days, mind.
If you weren’t lucky enough to nab tickets to her series of shows, live vicariously through Alexis Petridis’ five-star review (and Harriet GIbsone’s liveblog from night one, yesterday).

guardianmusic:

HAPPY KATE BUSH WEEK, EVERYBODY

Now that the only likeable manic pixie dream girl in the history of the world is playing live for the first time in 35 years, expect a lot of our music coverage to centre around her return. Just for a couple of days, mind.

If you weren’t lucky enough to nab tickets to her series of shows, live vicariously through Alexis Petridis’ five-star review (and Harriet GIbsone’s liveblog from night one, yesterday).

nprbooks:

The excellent folks over at the Guardian have put together a handy guide for figuring out whether you’re reading a gothic novel: Scary eyed villain? Virginal, fainting heroine? Spooky castle? Ghost? YES PLEASE! Also, now I REALLY need to read The Mysteries of Udolpho.

— Petra

Image via Guardian Books

Thanks for sharing, nprbooks!

Taylor Swift has gone from ringletted country artist to feminist role model and the world’s most charming pop star. As she returns with her catchiest material yet, she talks awards-ceremony etiquette, autobiographical lyrics and why she puts nice before naughty. Read the interview

Photo: Kate Head

Doctor Who - Deep Breath: episode recap

So Peter Capaldi has finally boarded the Tardis, and in the end he was … probably how you imagined he’d be: intimidating, bold and unsettling. Read the recap

Photo: Adrian Rogers/BBC

Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones: it’s the final round of our Emmy’s bracket. Vote for the show that deserves to win it all

• Breaking Bad beat Orange is the New Black with 73% of the vote.

• Game of Thrones beat House of Cards, with 62% of the vote.

Breaking Bad trumped True Detective! House of Cards beat Mad Men? Things are heating up in our quest for 2014’s best show. Who should move on to the championship round? Cast your vote

“Squeeze me, baby, till the juice runs down my leg

The way you squeeze my lemon, I’m gonna fall right out of bed”
— We’ve rounded up the five weirdest sexual lyrics, which includes The Lemon Song (Led Zeppelin), in which frontman Robert Plant talks about his penis like some kind of seedy fruit seller. Ok