Saturday Night Live is full of interesting characters. In this behind the scenes look, head makeup designer Louie Zakarian shares how his department helps transform the cast and guests to bring those memorable roles to life.
Australia's Holden car company got its start building bodies for imported GM chassis but became a full-fledged automaker when it started designing and building its own cars. From racing to the open road, Holden proved itself tough enough for Australia's unforgiving terrain, and even sent a few models stateside for GM.
Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson team up outside of the Marvel Universe for Unicorn Store. Captain Marvel herself directs the film about an aspiring artist who moves back into her parents' house. After receiving an unusual invitation, she tests the theory of growing up. Available on Netflix April 5, 2019.
There's Alexa, Siri, and Google but now we can add Q. Unlike the others, Q is the first AI voice to be completely gender neutral. The project is a collaboration between Copenhagen Pride and Virtue Nordic along with linguists, technologists, and sound designers aiming to create a digital assistant option that is neither male or female. Using the voices of non-binary people, the recordings were altered to 145 and 175 Hertz, resulting in a sound that was completely genderless.
Vampire Weekend just released a video for their own song "Sunflower", but at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge played a different song by the same name. The band covered Post Malone and Swae Lee's "Sunflower", bringing their own quirky style to the duo's hit song.
After over a decade and several failed attempts, Deadwood is finally back. This time, the HBO western is in movie form and will pick up in 1889 during South Dakota's statehood. Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, and Molly Parker reprise their roles when the film premieres on May 31, 2019.
With a muscular shape and aggressive stance, the Harley-Davidson LiveWire is unlike anything that's come before. The LiveWire is the latest example of the innovative spirit of the most iconic motorcycle brand in the world. Its permanent magnetic electric motor provides instant torque, so a flick of the wrist takes you from 0 to 60 in 3.0 seconds without any of the shifting or clutch work required by its combustion-based cousins. The motor sits below the battery to lower the center of gravity for easier handling, a fully adjustable Showa suspension helps improve the ride further, ABS and Traction Control for enhanced cornering and Brembo brakes ensure you can get it stopped in a hurry. The bike also has a 4.3 inch, full-color touchscreen. Built-in LTE connectivity and the H-D Connect service gives you remote access to bike vitals, its location on a map, and security alerts if it's bumped or moved through the Harley-Davidson app. Available in three color options, the LiveWire is coming to dealerships this August.
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Your pass to unlock a winter of adventure, the Ikon Pass returns for the 19/20 season with 38 unique destinations. Every lap up the lift means more unforgettable experiences on the slopes, and that means more memories that you can take home. With its global access, you can seek out adventure from west coast to east coast, north of the border and south of the equator, up and down the Rockies, and across the planet. Starting at $649, seek your next winter of adventure and lock in the best prices of the season before April 24.
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Michael Bream of EV West in San Diego, California is giving classic cars a new lease on life — with zero emissions. Bream and his small team got their start building an electrified BMW 3-series for the Pikes Peak Hillclimb, setting records and beating international auto manufacturers, showing what a group of dedicated people can do. In addition to racing EV West now does conversions for customers, and business is booming.
John is still running. After assassinating a member of the High Table, John finds himself with a $14 million bounty on his head. His only option is to get out of New York — and he's going to need help from a fellow assassin to do it. Keanu Reeves reprises his role as John Wick in the third installment of the action franchise, with Halle Berry starring as hitwoman Sofia. John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum comes to theaters May 17, 2019.
Sir Ian McKellen is an excellent actor — but not just for his ability to capture the essence of a character. Sir McKellen has an unrivaled ability to convey meaning in a glance, using his eyes say things that words cannot. Windows to the soul indeed.
After making waves at Sundance, A24 has released the first trailer for The Last Black Man in San Francisco. In the film, Jimmie Fails plays a cinematic version of himself who goes back to the Victorian-style home of childhood in San Francisco. The house was built by his grandfather in 1946 but is now under new ownership, leaving Fails to imagine the community as though it had never changed. Directed by Joe Talbot, the film also stars Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold, and Danny Glover and will be in theaters June 14, 2019.
If you think you've ever tried wasabi, think again. Most sushi restaurants serve a concoction of horseradish and Chinese mustard tinted with green food coloring. Even the most authentic sushi restaurants serve the fraudulent condiment. The reason is the real stuff is one of the most expensive crops in the world. In this short document, eighth generation farmer Shigeo Iida shares the tradition of growing Wasabia Japonica.
During the height of the Cold War, the US government built 1,000 nuclear ICBM silos across the country, mostly in the Great Plains. As the threat of nuclear war with the Soviets waned, over half of the sites were decommissioned — making them ideal doomsday bunkers for the ultra-rich and paranoid. The Survival Condo Project repurposes these sites built to withstand sustained nuclear war, converting them into condos that can support a family nearly indefinitely.
As if dealing with the side-effects of puberty isn't enough, the kids from Hawkins also have to face-off against one of the most insane-looking supernatural monsters to come out of the Upside Down. Looks like it's going to be one hell of a summer. Season three of Stranger Things beings July 4, 2019, on Netflix.
Quentin Tarantino and one of the most star-studded casts in history take on the Manson Family murders for the director's ninth film. Following actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth, the film takes place in 1969 Los Angeles during a series of gruesome murders orchestrated by Charles Manson, which included the death of actress Sharon Tate. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Lena Dunham, and Luke Perry and is slated for release July 26, 2019.
Inspired by the Pacific Crest Trail, designed for daily adventure. Named for the 2650 miles the trail measures, Danner's new, lightweight hiker combines innovative comfort with maximum stability. The EXO heel system provides a secure fit and increased comfort, while a mesh liner keeps air moving, no matter how many miles you cover. Self-adapting lugs and Vibram's legendary Megagrip compound complete the shoe for enhanced traction on both wet and dry surfaces. Athletic performance meets more than 80 years of Danner toughness.
The Blundstone 500 Series was originally created over 50 years ago, but its classic styling and sturdy construction have ensured that its legacy is alive and well today. The timeless Chelsea boot design is constructed with breathable, waterproof-oiled leather and a hefty, slip-resistant outsole that works rain or shine. Although, what truly makes these boots stand out from the pack is their comfort. The combination of a cushioned midsole, a shock-absorbing footbed, while being lightweight, allows for all-day wear.
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Never underestimate humanity's ability to make anything into a specialized profession. At $29 per cup, Sey Coffee in Brooklyn serves one of the most expensive cups of coffee you can find. It's the result of years of testing and communicating with coffee growers on a personal level, all in the name of extracting the best from the beans. The world of high-end coffee is the end-result of the Starbucks revolution, with small businesses and enthusiasts taking one of the world's favorite beverages into the rarified air of wine.
Bear is back. Following Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, the new interactive series has the extreme survivalist in the wild but instead of using his particular set of skills, he'll be relying on viewers to make decisions for him. You vs. Wild will arrive on Netflix on April 10, 2019.
David Attenborough isn't even close to being done telling you about the wonders of the place we call home — and there's even more to be discovered. Our Planet is shot completely in UltraHD 4k resolution, using the latest in digital film equipment to bring the amazing breadth of life on this planet into your living room. The documentary series premieres April 5, 2019 on Netflix.
After a successful run on television with Fargo and Bones, director Noah Hawley makes his feature film debut with Lucy in the Sky. The story centers around an astronaut who's having a hard time transitioning back to civilian life after a long mission. Losing touch with reality, she beings spiraling out of control. Loosely inspired by Lisa Nowak, it stars Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, and Dan Stevens and will be released later this year.
The gang's back along with a new, questionable toy. Bonnie's imagination has brought another character into the mix and will take Woody and the crew on a road trip that reunites them with an old friend. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Blake Clark, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, and Estelle Harris return to voice their original characters while Bo Peep comes back to the action thanks to Annie Potts. Toy Story's fourth installment premieres June 21, 2019.
Filmmaker Morgan Cooper gives The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air a gritty reboot with this fan-made trailer, reimagining the 90s sitcom for 2019.
During the beginning of a zombie apocalypse, Rose is separated from her daughter — and the journey begins to get her back. Rose joins up with a group of American refugees that are fighting to stay alive and find their loved ones. But the fight isn't just against zombies and the government — it's also against each other. Black Summer is a companion prequel to SyFy series Z Nation and premieres on Netflix Aprill 11, 2019.
Drugs, money, supermodels, cars — it's not the life of a 70s rock star; it's the life of former GM exec and founder of DeLorean Motor Company John DeLorean. The maverick engineer rose through the ranks of GM and was responsible for cars like the Pontiac GTO that kicked off the muscle car craze. After leaving GM, he founded DMC and built the iconic DeLorean — before it all came crashing down. Starring Alec Baldwin as DeLorean, Framing John DeLorean is the true story of an American icon.
With three dragons in the cast, Game of Thrones sees a lot of fire. The person in charge of controlling all of these flames is Rowley Irlam. In this behind-the-scenes look, the stunt coordinator shares how they safely burn more people than anyone else.
The origin of consciousness is one of the biggest mysteries in the universe. The complex inner lives that humans have versus the seemingly simple ones of other animals is thought to be the process of millions of years of small evolutionary steps leading up to us. Kurzgesagt looks at some of the scientific — and not so scientific — theories for the number one thing that makes humans truly human.
Music is something that cuts across culture — it's an essential part of what makes us human. It's nearly hardwired into us, and the way it pricks our senses and affects our brain is remarkable. WIRED's Peter Rubin looks at why music moves us so deeply in interviews with scientists and musicians in the first episode of Tech Effects.
18 animated shorts. Definitely NSFW. All the love, death, and robots you can handle. Netflix is stepping up its animation game with Love Death + Robots, featuring stories that cover the gamut from hell-demons to sci-fi to dystopian futures. The series comes to the streaming platform on March 15, 2019.
Wherever they are, knives need sharpening. For Thierry Coursier, this was his dream job — not the desk he sat behind as a logistics worker. So Thierry gave it up to chase his dream, traveling around Paris to make sure no knife is dull.
The debate over technology in golf isn't new — it's been a point of contention for over 100 years. But in the early 2000s, the ever-rising average drive distance on the PGA Tour shot up six yards practically overnight. The reason was the Titleist Pro V1. The solid-core ball provided the best of both worlds in feel and distance — and the debate over its influence continues today.