Get Ready For Spring With This Stunning “Flowers” Time Lapse

Spring is nigh, and life is on the cusp of being beautiful (again). In the meantime, get excited with Thomas Blanchard’s lovely ode to flowers and a life in bloom.

We Explore Costa Rica’s Stunning Osa Peninsula With A GoPro

The Osa Peninsula juts off southwestern Costa Rica and extends into the Pacific Ocean. Incredibly, at least half of all species living in Costa Rica can be found here. Corcovado National Park covers about a third of the area and has been called “the most biologically intense place on Earth” by National Geographic.

Continue Reading

Commodifying Nature: Ecotourism And Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula

Osa Peninsula At Dusk

Man silhouetted against the dusk. Source: Julia de Guzman

The Osa Peninsula juts off southwestern Costa Rica and extends into the Pacific Ocean. Incredibly, at least half of all species living in Costa Rica can be found here. Corcovado National Park covers about a third of the peninsula and has been called “the most biologically intense place on Earth” by National Geographic. But to really understand what that means, you have to visit.

Osa Peninsula Golden Hour

Golden hour on the Osa Peninsula. Source: Julia de Guzman

Continue Reading

The 10 Most Powerful Oscars Speeches Ever

Oscars Statue

Source: NBC

The Oscars has always been rife with political controversy and emotional turmoil. Whether you like it or not, Oscar winners often use their time at the dais to make a plea for change or to expound on their own political views. In these videos, we see ten of the most controversial, emotional, and memorable Oscars speeches of all time:

Prev Next 1 of 11

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando refuses the Oscar for his portrayal of Vito Corleone, allowing Sacheen Littlefeather to take the stage to speak about the rights of Native Americans and the Wounded Knee Incident of 1973.

Sally Field

Sally Field shows real human vulnerability in this famous speech when receiving her first Oscar for her leading role in Places In The Heart.

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin receives this honorary award for his groundbreaking work in film, perhaps most notably for his portrayal of an unwitting despot in The Great Dictator.

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer shows incredible humility and gratitude after winning the Oscar for her role as Minny Jackson in The Help.

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks sheds tears for two of his lost mentors, who happen to be gay, after winning Best Actor for his portrayal of a gay man afflicted by AIDS in the movie Philadelphia.

Michael Moore

Michael Moore lashes out against what he calls 'a fictitious president' and 'a fictitious war' in this controversial 2003 Oscar acceptance speech following his win for Bowling For Columbine.

John Legend and Common

John Legend and Common make an impassioned speech after winning the Oscar for Best Original Song, talking about race and mass incarceration, saying 'the struggle for justice is now'.

Vanessa Redgrave

In this shocking speech, Vanessa Redgrave speaks out against violence in Palestine after her win for Julia, a 1977 film portraying the plight of two Jewish women who meet to conspire against Nazi Germany.

Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette makes a passionate plea for equal rights for women, condemning the gender pay gap in Hollywood after her win for Boyhood.

Dustin Lance Black

Dustin Lance Black reassures his fellow gay and lesbian artists that they too 'will have equal rights' after winning Best Original Screenplay for Milk.

Like this gallery? Share it!

And if you liked this post, be sure to check out these popular posts:

The 7 Best Commencement Speeches Of The Century
The 7 Best Commencement Speeches Of The Century
The Greatest Speeches In Modern History
The Greatest Speeches In Modern History
12 Stunning Oscars Behind the Scenes Images
12 Stunning Oscars Behind the Scenes Images

If these videos inspired you, then you must check out the fascinating history of the masquerade ball and the greatest speeches in human history.

Close Pop-in
Like All That Is Interesting

Get The Most Fascinating Content On The Web In Your Facebook & Twitter Feeds