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Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones to Star in All-Female Cast of ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot

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The primary cast of director Paul Feig‘s upcoming Ghostbusters reboot has finally been announced with Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones set to star. Wiig and McCarthy previously worked with Feig on the film Bridesmaids, and McKinnon and Jones are both current cast members on Saturday Night Live. Feig announced he was officially attached to the project in October of 2014 as director and writer along with with Katie Dippold.

Feig posted a photo of the four women today on Twitter.

image via Paul Feig

via The Hollywood Reporter

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Notable Maps From 100 Years of National Geographic Cartography

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A 1914 map of Central Europe produced shortly before the start of World War I.

To mark the 100-year anniversary of its cartographic department, National Geographic has posted a fascinating feature on notable maps it has produced over the past century. According to National Geographic, the society has produced 10 world atlases, 438 supplement maps, and about 3,000 maps for the magazine.

100 Years of National Geographic Maps
Revisions to a map of Ukraine after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.

100 Years of National Geographic Maps
A 1969 map of the moon.

100 Years of National Geographic Maps
A map of the oil rigs located off the Gulf Coast of the United States. The map was created after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill.

images via National Geographic

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World Class Bartender Taktumi Watanabe Gracefully Crafts a Gorgeous ‘Smoked Rum Martinez’

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Award-winning bartender Taktumi Watanabe demonstrates how to gracefully craft a gorgeous neo-classic “Smoked Rum Martinez” utilizing a simple recipe of 2 parts rum, 1 part maraschino liqueur, 1-2 dashes cherry vanilla bitters and wood smoke.

Stir with ice, strain into smoke-filled decanter, swirl, then strain into cocktail coupe. Before stirring with ice, mix ingredients and taste. Adjust Maraschino until you can detect its flavor in the drink. The Smoking Gun from PolyScience can be used to generate the smoke. Recommend a wood smoke instead of a tea smoke with this drink. Smokiness of the drink will vary based on the amount of time in the decanter – a few quick swirls is sufficient. Smokiness of the drink will start strong, but mellow as the drink sits.

via Digg