Sometimes it takes a while to find the words. Bob Dylan always finds the words. A year after receiving the Nobel Prize for literature, the American legend finally found the words to articulate what winning the Nobel meant to him — and it's poetry as only Bob Dylan could do it.
With an abundance of flat streets in South Korea, downhill longboarding is out of the question. So Hyojoo Ko had to adapt the sport to her surroundings. That's how freestyle dancing came to be. As she rolls through the city of Seou, Ko demonstrates her unique technique on the longboard.
You wouldn't expect Dirty Harry to pull any punches, and in this 2009 interview, he comes out swinging. Cal Fussman sat down with Clint Eastwood to talk about what Eastwood has learned over the years, in his own words. Moving around and being the new kid in school, Clint learned about being bullied — and how to defend himself when the time came.
Come in. Have a smoothie. Speak Italian and listen to Master of None creator Aziz Ansari try and rank his favorite Kanye West albums — yes, it's that hard for everyone else, too. Vogue joined the comedian in his home before the Met Gala for a walking tour and 73 off-the-cuff questions that give a surprising portrait of Aziz.
For such a well-loved celebrity, surprisingly little is known about painter Bob Ross. Aside from a few details about his early life and his time with painting mentor Bill Alexander, Bob's iconic personality remains opaque. While not exactly a recluse, Bob simply wasn't asked for interviews very often, and the company that protects his intellectual property is also fiercely protective of his privacy, even after his death. Today I Found Out digs a little deeper into the man and shares a few personal stories to try and round out a portrait of the artist.
If you're going to ask Action Bronson about his glass collection, be sure you have the rest of the day free. Or week. Because Action has a huge collection of unique pieces — and he loves demonstrating them. VICE sat down with the rapper to talk about his pieces and get a few live demos.
Already known for their quality craftsmanship, Shinola recently branched out into the world of audio equipment with the release of the Runwell Turntable. The Runwell Turntable features a built-in phono preamplifier and a belt driven pulley, and every component and element were carefully sourced from manufacturers around the globe before being built at the brand new Shinola Audio factory in Detroit under the watchful eye of Alex Rosson, Director of Audio. They might be the new kid on the block, but the Runwell is already in the conversation with some of the best turntables on the market, and should make even hardcore audiophiles pay attention.
Bridging the gap between the stuff on store shelves and a trip to a custom tailor, INDOCHINO offers high-quality made to measure suits with amazing fit and feel. They take 14 measurements to create suits and shirts that fit and feel better than anything off the rack. And the fit isn't the only thing that will make you stand out, as INDOCHINO offers a great selection of fabrics and complimentary customization options — from lapels to linings and more — to personalize your look. The result is an investment-quality wardrobe that's far more attainable than traditional custom-tailored options and is much more affordable than just about any custom-fit suit on the market.
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Allen Iverson was known for his crossover and on-court style. But before he was in the NBA, he was just a kid idolizing HIs Airness. That's why even though the Hall of Famer has his own signature shoe, he still has a soft spot for a pair of Jordans. While shopping at Lapstone & Hammer in Philadelphia, The Answer talks about his first pair of sneakers, as wells as some of his personal favorites.
Michael Caine talks too much, Alan Arkin kind of speaks Russian and Morgan Freeman still thinks he's God. The three elder statesmen of acting take WIRED's Autocomplete interview, answering the most-searched questions about themselves — and no, Michael Caine doesn't do ballet.
Another young artist gone too soon. Fresh off his incredible performance as the Joker in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger was dead. His posthumous Oscar win for Best Supporting Actor felt like salt in the wound. But behind all that was person. Now, from the people who knew him and hundreds of hours of personal video, Ledger's story is being told. I Am Heath Ledger airs May 17, 2017 on Spike.
Googling your name can be hilarious — or completely terrifying. Now imagine searching your name when you're a famous actor. Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal sit down with the most popular web searches using their names and answer the questions themselves, instead of letting Google answer for them.
The Internet, destroyer of public discourse and resonating echo chamber for any opinion, no matter how half-baked. Whereas at one time people might have been more likely to keep their opinions to themselves, the lack of any tangible repercussion for what is said on the internet means that people speak without thinking about what they're saying. The Guardian sits down with a few of the more vehement internet commentators, to find out what they're like without the relative anonymity and distance of the web to shield them.
He's spent nearly 20 years playing one of films' most iconic characters. Still don't recognize him? That's because Haruo Nakajima spent his entire career inside a giant lizard. Now 87-years-old, Nakajima recounts his time as Godzilla and how he brought the King of the Monsters to life.
He's the highest paid actor in Hollywood. He's People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. And he has a workout that would make Maui blush. Dwayne Johnson lets the cameras roll as he smashes through a routine that would leave most mortals in traction.
Kabul, Afghanistan native Abbas Alizada has had a very unconventional life. Growing up under the Taliban, movies and music were banned, and could cost you your life. Abbas' love for martial arts was more than just a hobby — it was a way to protect his family if he ever needed to. Now, Abbas has turned his love into a film career that has made him an international star.
Made 100% in the USA, Leesa mattresses have been drawing praise from customers and critics worldwide, racking up more than 10,000 five-star reviews to date. With a groundbreaking 3-layer foam design that provides the perfect combination of support, breathability and softness, it should come as no surprise that some of the world's greatest athletes turn to Leesa for a better night's sleep. Whether you are getting ready to make a move or simply want a better sleep this summer, you can try your Leesa mattress for 100 nights, commitment free. Order completely online and have your mattress delivered to your door for free compressed in a shockingly compact and convenient box. Skip the showroom this summer and start sleeping with Leesa. You won't regret it.
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Dedicated to one of the world's most advanced air rescue organizations in Switzerland, the Oris Altimeter Rega Limited Edition Watch is a one-of-a-kind timepiece. Rega uses a fleet of rescue helicopters and air ambulances and this watch is inspired by the needs of those pilots. It features an integrated mechanical barometric altimeter, air pressure and altitude displays, and a standout Rega logo at 9 o'clock on the dial. It comes with a stainless steel case that is coated in anti-reflective gray PVD, along with a gray fabric strap with red leather lining. The case back is embossed with a Rega helicopter and engraved with the limited edition number and only 1,414 pieces will be made.
You Googled it, now Samuel L. Jackson is going to answer it. From his place of birth to his first movie, the Kong: Skull Island star sits down to respond to the web's most searched questions. He even gives out some free Star Wars scoop.
T-shirts are the Andy Warhol of the modern wardrobe: cheap, infinitely replaceable, and a mass-produced piece of art, depending on who you're asking. If you're asking Perry Shall, he would definitely agree with that last statement. Perry owns t-shirts by the hundreds and shared his epic collection with Super Deluxe.
Extreme spice can do crazy things to people. When you take someone who's already a little out there, it can make them downright delirious. Case in point: Russel Brand. During his Hot Ones challenge, the comic finds the path to enlightenment through a series of spicy vegan wings, which eventually leads him to an impromptu show tunes tribute to the show's superfan Brett Baker.
He was a professional athlete, movie star, and pitchman that seemed to have broken not just a color barrier, but barriers plural, by not talking about race. And when he went on trial for the stabbing of his ex-wife and her friend, the televised court proceedings were perfectly concocted for American consumption. America loves to watch their celebrities fall even more than making them, and the case of O.J. Simpson crystallized this so perfectly it couldn't have been scripted any better. But even more than the tawdry gawking at murder victims and a man whose life was coming apart live on TV, the O.J. trial held a mirror up to America and forced us to look at ourselves, revealing some very uncomfortable truths.
Brixton, in the south of London, is the birthplace of David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie. After his passing in January 2016, the entire town became a memorial to the late musician, as residents and people the world over paid their respects and left mementos in his memory. Now Brixton wants to build a more permanent ode to their most famous resident: a three-story-tall depiction of Bowie's iconic lightning bolt from the 1973 album Aladdin Sane.
Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech stands as one of the greatest achievements of oration since Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. In the shadow of that same president, Dr. King delivered the words that broke open the floodgates to the civil rights reforms of the 1960s. Nerdwriter goes line-by-line-through Dr. King's speech, showing how the great mind composed one of the most memorable works in modern history.
Legendary oceanographer and explorer Jacques Cousteau is one of the most memorable personalities of the 20th century. He helped to invent the Aqua-Lung, predecessor to modern SCUBA equipment, brought diving to the masses, and was a renowned researcher, explorer, and conservationist. He also liked a glass of cognac after a hard day's diving. From Bill Murray's portrayal of Jacques in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou to a generation of American fans introduced to him by PBS, Mr. Cousteau made huge contributions to science and the public.
Cosplay king Adam Savage has a passion for creating authentic replica costumes and giant hairy Wookiees. Although he's already donned a Chewbacca costume in the past, he's never been too keen of his homemade bandolier strap. So in this one day build, the perfectionist Savage remakes the prop from scratch using some scrap metal and leather.
When an actor takes a role, who is really casting who? Typecasting is more complicated than always playing the villain, or the hero, or the average guy. Michael K. Williams asks himself if he's been typecast throughout his career — and isn't too sure of his answer.
Gordon Ramsay is known for his french cuisine and fiery personality. For this challenge, the fast-talking chef tries to keep his temper in check to guide an amateur cook through a crab cake recipe. The trick is, they can't see each other.
America: land of the free, home of the strange. Americans are good at lots of things, but nothing can beat our love of bizarre collections. Topping that list is the Jerry Maguire Video Store in Los Angeles. It's a store that doesn't sell anything and stocks only one product: Over 14,000 copies of Tom Cruise's 1996 film Jerry Maguire. The brainchild of the creators of Everything is Terrible!, the final goal of the project is to build a shining pyramid in the Nevada desert to house their collection for future generations.
Seth Rogen finally comes clean. High school in Canada, playing rugby, being a big guy, wearing two pairs of socks — nothing is off limits. Tyler, The Creator and Seth set down for a hilarious, wide-ranging interview that leaves little to the imagination.
Ricky Gervais is the only person who can turn setting your mouth ablaze into a stand-up comedy routine. While promoting his David Brent mockumentary Life on the Road, Gervais sit in the Hot Seat to talk about the Netflix movie, free speech, and his whacky bathtub selfies over a plate of vegan wings. Although the meat is animal friendly, the sauces aren't to kind to the comedian's mild British palate with scoville levels hitting 135,600.
When most people quit their jobs and sell off all their possessions, it's to spend their lives traveling the world, doing good works, or pursuing their lifelong dream. Steve Feltham did the latter. Steve bought a van and has lived alone on the shores of Loch Ness for 25 years, patiently waiting for some sign of the Loch's famous monster.