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Diego Rivera’s mural depicting workers at the Ford Motor Company in Detroit was painted between 1932 and 1933, just before the 40-hour week was instituted in the US.(Detroit Institute of Arts)

How did we end up with the Mon-to-Fri, 9-to-5 grind anyway?

By Rachel Lopez | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 06:48 PM IST
From tilling fields to filling in leave cards so you can wrest some time away for yourself once in a while, our relationship with the office, work hours and the right to rest has come a long way.
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You can hear Regina Spektor’s Japanesy version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps in the 2016 film Kubo And The Two Strings.(Laika Animation)
You can hear Regina Spektor’s Japanesy version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps in the 2016 film Kubo And The Two Strings.(Laika Animation)

Ten Beatles covers for fans and haters to fight over

By Rachel Lopez | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 09:21 AM IST
Don’t ask, “who sang it better?” New versions and recordings unlock new ways of appreciating the same hits, so come together already!
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The 2001 mystery-horror movie From Hell looks at the unsolved Jack the Ripper murder spree from over a century ago. In contemporary London, dozens of city tours loop around the locations of the original grisly crime wave.(20th Century Fox)
The 2001 mystery-horror movie From Hell looks at the unsolved Jack the Ripper murder spree from over a century ago. In contemporary London, dozens of city tours loop around the locations of the original grisly crime wave.(20th Century Fox)

Follow the bloody trail: Cool crime tours around the world

By Rachel Lopez | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 06:13 PM IST
From mobsters in Shanghai and Pablo Escobar’s escape route to Melbourne’s brothels and the history of justice in Frankfurt, see how cities look at their criminal pasts and mine them for tourist revenue.
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The new Dune movie stars Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson alongside Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.(Warner Bros)
The new Dune movie stars Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson alongside Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.(Warner Bros)

Can you keep up with the Duniverse?

By Rachel Lopez | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 10:30 AM IST
The Dune movie has been pushed back to October 2021, but this is as good a time as any to get used to Spice Melange, Arrakis, the Bene Gesserit and other terms from a whole other universe.
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Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen died on October 6, aged 65.(AP)
Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen died on October 6, aged 65.(AP)

High strung: The essential Van Halen playlist

By Rachel Lopez | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 12:05 PM IST
He’s done a voice cameo on Frasier and played an undead hamburger in the 1985 film Better Off Dead. But what of the music? Here’s where to hear Eddie Van Halen at his rocking best.
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(HT Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)
(HT Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)

What we miss: An ode to city life as we knew it before the pandemic

By Team HT | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:48 AM IST
#AllTheFeels for the foods we ate, the sounds we heard, the sights that felt familiar and the things that made us shake our heads and smile. What do you miss most about life in your city?
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