11 new trailers you should watch this week

One of my favorite moviegoing traditions is seeing the Oscar-nominated animated shorts each year, which always get bundled together around this time and played in some smaller theaters. The package is always a mix: some good shorts, some okay ones, some really bad ones, and, of course, whatever Pixar made that year, which is inevitably great.

This year was very much the same. Pixar’s short, Lou, which was originally attached to Cars 3, was adorable and the perfect mixture of story and slapstick comedy — something animated shorts often lean on a bit too hard. There was also a very long but often fun and charming BBC adaptation of a Roald Dahl story, which could have been trimmed down but ultimately still captures some of Dahl’s goofier…

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Utah speedskater finishes sort-of fourth (again) as mass start event makes its Olympic debut

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Every push of Joey Mantia’s skates hurt.

“I was freaking out a little bit, and trying to stay with it,” said the Sandy speedskater, who came agonizingly close to an Olympic podium for the second straight day. “I was a little tired in the heat, so I tried to play it safe in the final.”

Mantia officially finished ninth in the Mass Start, a new Olympic event for long track speedskaters that both coaches and athletes are still trying to figure out, but in reality he was much closer to a medal than the final standings indicate.

On Friday night, Mantia finished fourth in the 1000-meters, an unexpectedly good performance that he said would give him confidence going into Saturday’s Mass Start. Mantia won the event making its Olympic debut in Pyeongchang at World Championships last year.

“I think that’s the problem,” he said of how different the mass start race is from every other long track competition. “We just didn’t train enough on the race lane going fast enough at those speeds. It’s weird because it’s a new event so we didn’t really alter the program exactly. We kind of just rested on the laurels of winning the world championships. ‘Oh, we’ll be good enough.’ When it comes down to these guys racing, everybody is on the top of their game, and you’ve got to train specifically. And we just didn’t.”

Long track is distinct in that skaters take the ice in pairs and battle the clock. In mass start, however, up to 12 skaters race at the same time in a 16-lap contest that features four sprint laps worth points that help a skater’s standing. And yet, the first three across the line in the final are the medalist.

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This Concealer Is Like A Time Machine For Your Sleepless Night

I, like most of us, frequently have to get ready in a pinch in the morning. Just the other day my bathroom was out of commission, I’d had one too many glasses of wine the night before, and my cat kept me up until 3 a.m. meowing incessantly at the birds living outside my apartment window.

Needless to say, I needed something that would make me look like someone who has proper access to a quiet bedroom and a working bathroom — and I was running late. I don’t often reach for new products when I’m pressed for time, but for some reason I gravitated toward Laura Mercier’s Flawless Fusion concealer. As you might guess, I’m glad I did.

The concealer — which is brand-spanking-new and comes in 12 shades — is blendable, yet opaque, dewy, yet comfortable, and leaves a skin-like finish that doesn’t feel or look like heavy makeup. It has the power of the brand’s cult classic Secret Camouflage concealer (a two-pan cream concealer that I find cumbersome to use daily), but with a dewy finish that’s easier to use on the go. It also has a plush, flexible applicator that makes it easy to dab all over the face without having to re-dip for more.

Earlier this afternoon my coworker Sam Sasso described my skin as “glowy, but not in an oily way” — the seven words an oily-skinned individual revels in hearing. Now, I know this entire ordeal means I have only tried this thing a few times, but if it performs this well on one of my skin’s worst days, then I’m sold.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer, $28, available at Laura Mercier.

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The best photos taken of planet Earth last year will transform the way you see the world

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The natural world is a stunning place.

Every year, the best landscape photography shows off Earth’s beauty. The following photos are some of the winners from the 2017 International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest.

They highlight powerful mountains, scenes of isolation, worlds of color and light, and the abstract loveliness found in landscapes all over the world. Winning photos were shot in the wilds of Patagonia, the mountains of Iceland, and in the desert-surrounded lakes of Brazil.

They show the world in ways that will make you want to get up, pack a bag, and go exploring.

SEE ALSO: A remarkable picture of a single glowing atom just won a photography prize — here are the most eye-catching images from the competition

Cristiano Xavier of Brazil won the aerial photography award with this stunner from the Lençóis Maranhenses in northeastern Brazil.

Brazilian photographer Marcio Cabral won the long-exposure award for this galaxy-revealing shot from Veadeiros National Park in Brazil.

Huibo Hou, who’s based in San Diego, won third in the “Photographer of the Year” competition. Here, she shows the otherworldly Bisti Wilderness Area of New Mexico.

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