There's hardly a guitar that's been rode as hard and put away wet as Willie Nelson's iconic Trigger. Willie's Martin N-20 has seen thousands of stages and bears the signatures of over 100 of Willie's friends and fellow performers. Luthier Mark Erlewine has been taking care of Trigger for years and gives an up close look at the famous guitar during a recent repair.
Unlike those other superheroes, he's a vigilante that has no qualms with killing. Marvel's Punisher is getting his own TV series after his guest appearance in Daredevil. Jon Bernthal reprises his role in the MCU spinoff, coming to Netflix in 2017.
Mistakes have led to some of the most important discoveries in human history: X-rays, the microwave, and that ubiquitous 80s gated reverb drum sound. From Phil Collins to hair metal to synth pop, that strange, unnatural drum sound defined the decade. Vox explains how a happy accident led to a sound that was popular then and is making a comeback now.
After losing the battle against Godzilla and the giant monsters, humans are forced to pack up and abandon planet Earth. After a 20 year journey to another planet, they find it inhabitable — and a plan is hatched to return and take Earth back from Godzilla. The first animated film in the Godzilla franchise, Godzilla: Monster Planet releases November 2017 in Japan and worldwide on Netflix.
They've saved cities, planets, galaxies — but can they save the universe from the end of everything? Marvel goes slightly buddy cop in Thor: Ragnarok, with the god of thunder and protector of man teaming up with a man — albeit a man with two personalities. Loki and Valkyrie join with Thor and the Hulk to thwart Hela, goddess of death, played by Cate Blanchett. Thor: Ragnarok comes to theaters November 3, 2017.
Marvel takes four heroes from four shows — Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Iron Fist — and brings them all together in what might be peak Marvel. And what evil force would take this many superheros to be stopped? Sigourney Weaver, of course. The Defenders premieres on Netflix August 18, 2017.
Inspired by the timeless look of 007, the Mack Weldon Vesper Polo brings effortless style to your wardrobe. To pull it off, the company created a lightweight knit fabric that uses micro mesh to enhance breathability and high-end, fine-thread cotton for added comfort and a smoother look. The collar keeps its shape wash after wash, the chest pocket gives you a little added on-the-go storage and the modern tailored fit pairs well with everything from shorts to sport coats. Now available in four different colors to keep your look fresh and clean at all times.
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Built with top quality components and thoughtful construction, you can't go wrong with a made to measure gray or blue suit from Indochino's Premium Collection. All their suit jackets are half canvassed, with fully fused fronts, for greater versatility and excellent shape for your body. Each jacket also features fully canvassed lapels, bullhorn buttons, lightweight shoulder pads and high-quality collar felts. Just choose your fabric, customize your suit, and submit your measurements. The result is an investment-quality suit that's far more attainable than bespoke options and fits better than off-the-rack options. You can wear them year round, and you get the most bang for your buck as each suit is under $400.
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Drug smugglers, the super-rich, and Miami Vice — three things that all come to mind when you think of speedboats. From their origins in the drug trade to today's fast party barges, boating for speed has come a long way. Miami is the undisputed speedboat capital of the world, and VICE went to South Beach to find out why.
This is definitely not the yo-yo-ing you did as a kid. Shu Takada is the 2017 World Yo-Yo Champion and shows his mastery of the form in his winning performance on the stage in Iceland. His hypnotic skills on full display as he seems to tie himself in knots, unwind, and even add in a little bit of dance in a highly technical masterpiece.
Action Bronson has a new cookbook out called, appropriately enough, F*ck, That's Delicious. To mark the occasion, Action went to the Munchies test kitchen to share his unique take on chicken parm. A simple red sauce, cheese, and golden-breaded chicken along with some unconventional peppers make this chicken parm Action-approved.
While writing by hand might be a dying art in our digital world, good penmanship is one of the finest arts around. If you've ever looked at an architectural drawing or schematic and wondered how to write in that distinctive style, look no further. How to Architect shows you how to easily get that super-precise look to your handwriting.
The Berlin Wall didn't just divide East and West Germany — it divided the world. Communist versus Capitalist, with the United States leading the West and the USSR leading the East, the Wall is one of the most infamous barriers in human history. TED looks at how the Wall came to be, and the events that lead to it coming down.
Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh have enjoyed one of the longest friendships in the history of friends. This ethereal remix by Pogo puts a dreamy spin on the two pals with clips from Pooh's Grand Adventure.
Steven, a surgeon, takes to mentoring a teenager, who begins acting strangely — and Stevens life begins to fall apart around him. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster), The Killing of a Sacred Deer stars Barry Keoghan, Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell and comes to theaters November 3, 2017.
Don't blink. On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse will pass over the United States for the first time in almost 40 years. Everyone is going to be watching — but before you do, WIRED has a few tips for getting the most out of this rare astrological opportunity.
Molly Bloom ran an illegal poker table for more than a decade. But this wasn't just any back room poker game. Hollywood stars, professional athletes, business elites, and the Russian mob were frequent guests. After making millions, it all came crashing down. Directed by Aaron Sorkin, Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba star in Molly's Game, due in theaters November 22, 2017.
Courtesan au Chocolat is work. A lot of work. A number one contender for the Fussy Foodie Film Festival, in the words of Babish himself. If you have the motivation, he shows you how to make a dessert that's almost as good to eat as it is involved to make.
Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson, and Dustin Hoffman are one of New York's most dysfunctional families. Although Sandler and Stiller are typically known for their more comedic roles, the pair take on dramatic characters as brothers for the Noah Baumbach-directed piece. After premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, the film is set to begin streaming on Netflix October 13, 2017, along with a few showings in select theaters.
Babyface. Heel. You may think professional wrestling is a fake sport, but some view it as a real form of storytelling. One of those people is Cauliflower Brown. In this short documentary, the independent wrestler gets deep on his philosophy behind the craft.
When a scientist turns up dead after releasing an invention that can extract, record, and play other peoples memories, and an amateur detective is pulled down the rabbit hole trying to find the culprit. Rememory stars Peter Dinklage and Henry Ian Cusick. The film is available on streaming platforms worldwide.
For the first time in almost 40 years, the United States will experience a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Unfortunately for some, the celestial sight will only be visible from 14 states — Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina — leaving the rest of the country to witness a mere partial eclipse. If you're not lucky enough to already be a resident of one of these states, Alex Gorosh urges you to get out and go see this eclipse.
Movie trailers have gotten to the place where they nearly make seeing the movie irrelevant — or maybe most movies don't have much to them these days. Formulaic and often overly dramatic, blockbuster movie trailers suffer from a bad case of sameness. On the other hand, it makes it easy for all you wannabe trailer editors out there to make your own. Auralnauts gives a comedic breakdown of big movie trailers and their color-by-numbers creation.
It's summertime in Orlando and 6-year-old Moonee is homeless, bouncing around motels while the adults around her struggle to stay afloat. But Moonee and her groups of friends make the most of it, filling the summer and the people around them with a sense of wonder and adventure. Starring Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Price, and Bria Vinaite, The Florida Project releases October 6, 2017.
Fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, fish or any other perishable foodstuff is just a trip to your local grocer away. Keeping food fresh enough to eat used to be a challenge, and a myriad number of ways to preserve foods have been developed over the entire course of human history. Now, fresh foods are a matter of logistics. How to Make Everything looks at what it takes to bring fresh food to your plate year-round, in or out of season.
Hollywood stunt doubles are no secret. Aside from a rare few, actors have been pawning off their dangerous action stunts for years. With advancements in CGI, digital doubles allow close-range action shots are more real than ever. While working on Logan, visual effects studio Image Engine reveals how they morphed Hugh Jackman and his stunt double to create the ultimate Wolverine.
400-pound film reels and a projector the size of a small car — getting an IMAX projector loaded and ready to play a movie is no joke. High Orbit Media takes you to the projector booth to see what it takes to play an IMAX movie — seven times a day.
When a dictator dies, it leaves some huge shoes to fill. It's 1953 and Joesph Stalin has died. The Communist Party is in disarray as to what to do about filling the newly vacant position — and they go about in the most inefficient way possible. The Death of Stalin takes the stereotype of the unwieldy Communist bureaucracy to its blackly comedic extreme. Starring Steve Buscemi and Jeffrey Tambor, the movie releases in September 2017.
Every year at the Bonneville Salt Flats, a group of daredevils gathers to do one thing — go as fast as possible on anything with wheels. Motorcycles, cars, and even jet-powered monsters that have more in common with aircraft than anything on road spend one week in the desert trying to break records. Director Skylar Nielsen talks to these speed freaks about what keeps them coming back.
An artificial island, a Buddist guru, endangered birds, and the UN building — New York City's U Thant Island has a very interesting history. For an island measuring about 100 by 200 feet, it has a lot of history, even for a place like New York. Vox takes a trip down the East RIver to U Thant, and learns a little about canoeing in the process.