Milk Bar's cake truffles are a thing of beauty. The bite-sized balls of magic are a masterful mix of chewy cake, sweet white chocolate, and a crunchy topping. For those who can't visit one of the bakery's locations on the regular, founder and chef Christina Tosi demonstrates how to make her signature treat with a refreshing summer twist.
When you think of surfing destinations, you think California, Hawaii, Australia — not NYC's East River. But sometimes you can't get away to a surfer's paradise and just have to use what you got. Casey Neistat did just that when he got a group of friends together for some Independence Day powerboarding on one of the smelliest rivers in the US.
Wonder Woman duo Patty Jenkins and Chris Pine team back up for a small screen project. The six-episode series follows the story of Fauna Hodel, a young woman given away as a baby. Fauna's search for her birth parents leads her to Hollywood gynecologist and Black Dahlia suspect Dr. George Hill Hodel. I Am the Night will premiere on TNT in January 2019.
Yorgos Lanthimos returns with another unique offering. This time, The Lobster director is going back to the 18th-century while England is at war with the French. But rather than focusing on the front lines, this story takes a look behind the scenes following Queen Anne, her friendship with Sarah Churchill, and the intense rivalry that sparks from the arrival of the new servant and Sarah's cousin Abigail Masham. Starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, and Emma Stone, the film is set for release November 23, 2018.
BioWare took home the award for Best Action Game from the 2018 E3 conference with its first new IP in 20 years Anthem. Now, instead of cinematics and descriptions, BioWare has released a 20-minute gameplay demo. The demo details the inner workings of combat, travel, customization, loot, and multiplayer systems, giving a good idea of what to expect when the game releases in early 2019.
Humans are social creatures, and while solitude can be good for everyone, too much can be extremely harmful. One way we've learned about isolation is by solitary confinement in prison. The effects of solitary are well-known — mental issues, violence, and hallucinations — and have also been studied with primates in the lab. LifeNoggin looks at what happens when we're alone too much, and what that teaches us about ourselves.
The secret is in the springs. The Sapira by Leesa is a luxury hybrid mattress. What is a hybrid mattress? They provide the best of both premium foam and spring technology. The Sapira combines pressure relieving memory foam and cooling Avena foam layers from the Leesa mattress with a reimagined pocket spring base for unparalleled support. Premium grade steel pocket-springs react individually to your body shape for optimal body contouring and virtually zero motion transfer, so you and your partner can sleep soundly. The Sapira is Leesa's best attempt at delivering the highest quality mattress on the market. Get $200 off the Sapira mattress and try it in your own home for 100 nights.
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Searching for barware that's as interesting as today's modern cocktails, we partnered with North Drinkware on a collection of smoked glass mountain range tumblers. Made in Portland, each set contains two hand-blown, 8 oz. cocktail glasses in a custom smoked translucent black. Using data from the United States Geological Survey, a two-day, fifteen-step process forms the molds of Mt. Hood (Oregon), Mt. Rainier (Washington), or the dual peaks of The Maroon Bells (Colorado) inside the bottom of each tumbler, ensuring the natural topography of each is perfectly represented. The limited edition sets also include leather and felt coasters produced by the artisans at Spooltown in Portland, and arrive in a handmade wooden stash box. Limited to 50 sets per mold, our collaboration with North is a commitment to the original makers of these patented, American-made designs.
Rick Astley is back — and not to rickroll you. Astley has just released the eponymous first single off his new album Beautiful Life. After the surprise success of his last album 50, Astley is keeping things uptempo with this single and an 18-date UK tour later in 2018.
The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" has become a stadium rock classic with the likes of Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll Part 2" and Queen's "We Will Rock You". But the song didn't get there by way of American basketball arenas or football stadiums — it started on the football pitch in Europe. In Belgium, fans of the Brugge KV were about to play Italy's AC Milan when the song came on in a bar. It started later at the game, and the rest is history.
In Poland, the tallest, fastest roller coaster on the European Continent is open to the public. The Hyperion has a 262-foot, 85 degree drop into a tunnel, a splash zone, and hits a top speed of 87 MPH. If you want to catch it, swing by the Energylandia theme park.
AMC's Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul is returning for its fourth season on August 6, 2018. After Jimmy was barred from practicing law for a year, all he has to do is keep his nose clean and maintain a job and he'll be back in. Sounds easy, but for Jimmy, that's going to be a tall order.
The invention of plastic changed human history forever. From sterile medical supplies to food packaging that lengthens shelf lives, our world would grind to a halt without it. But all that plastic has to go somewhere, and it's beginning to show up in huge amounts in our waterways, oceans, and even ourselves. Kurzgesagt looks at the plastic problem and what we can to clean up our own act.
In order to get a giant mural of yourself in Philadelphia, you have to have done something important — like 76ers Dr. J. Will Smith has had one of the biggest careers in TV and Hollywood, and now the Philadelphia native has his own mural. Artist Richard Wilson created it as a tribute to Smith's continued involvement in the city even after becoming a star.
The current water speed record was set 40 years ago in 1978, and everyone who's attempted it since has been killed trying — making it the deadliest world record in history. Most of the record attempts have been made in boats built by the pilots themselves, with disastrous consequences. But Australian Ken Warby averaged 317 MPH in a boat he built in his backyard and is working with his son to try and beat his own record.
The brains behind Hell's Club bring you another masterful edit. Narrated by the The Shining's Jack Torrence, the ADMS Films team somehow makes the Outlook Hotel even creepier by mashing together cinema's most sinister horror films into one terrifying short.
Lightweight, sharp, discreet, and easy to use, this automatic knife from Tekto Gear is their most impressive to date. The knife features a 3.8-inch chrome steel blade with a double-edge that is activated by an automatic mechanism using a dual-action switch. The handle is made using durable rose wood and includes a hip clip and a glass window breaker on the end to use in an emergency.
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Inspired by military watches and classic divers, the Navi Ocean Watch from Timex is a standout member of the Pioneers collection. The timepiece boasts a highly legible black dial with Arabic numeral hour markers, a ring to note military time, luminous hands, and a quick date feature. It's powered by quartz movement while the rotating bezel features an elapsed time scale, and the crown is protected by crown guards for extra security. Each Navi Ocean is finished with a brown leather strap stonewashed in Italy.
Diameter: 38mm / Lug width: 18mm / Depth rating: 100 meters
You can have the best dinosaurs money can buy, but if the characters are underdeveloped, those dinosaurs don't mean anything. That's the lesson of the original Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg's 1993 classic that spawned a host of sequels. Jurassic Park wowed audiences with it's dinos, but 25 years later, the film still holds up with its well-developed characters. Lessons From the Screenplay looks at how Jurassic Park was much more than just great special effects and action sequences.
Explaining quantum computing to your average person is hard. You'll definitely need an expert — and the expert has to be able to explain quantum computing in a way that's easily understood. Senior Manager of Quantum Research at IBM Dr. Talia Gershon is just that person. Not only does Dr. Gershon know her stuff, she has a natural gift for being able to break down tough concepts into bite-sized chunks. WIRED had Dr. Gershon explain quantum computing on five different levels, from a child to an educated professional.
Dave Matthews showed up solo to get behind the NPR desk. Armed with only an acoustic guitar and his signature voice, the DMB singer kicked things off with some material from the band's new album, followed up with a few classics. Come Tomorrow is available now.
One of the largest land carnivores ever to walk the Earth also had such small arms they might have been useless. With no T-Rexes around to study, the only thing to make guesses from are fossils, and there aren't too many of those around. PBS Eons looks at what we do and don't know about T-Rex and those funny little arms.
The WWE has had its share of insane moments, most of them involving Mick Foley. But 20 years ago today, he topped them all with one of the greatest matches in sports entertainment. His alter ego Mankind faced off against the Undertaker in the infamous Hell in a Cell match. From being tossed off the top of the cage to the chokeslam through the chainlink fencing, Foley's brutal beating has become one of the most iconic events in wrestling history.
The present, the future, and now, the past: Matt Groening is completing the third phase of his domination of animated series with Disenchantment. The show centers around the kingdom of Dreamland and the rebel-rousing Princess Bean and her group of misfits. Disenchantment will be available to stream August 17, 2018 on Netflix.
Sent to live with his rather eccentric uncle Jonathan Barnavelt, who turns out to be a rather poor warlock, puts Lewis in a strange house with a sinister ticking in its walls. The previous owners were practitioners of the dark arts, and the ticking is a hidden clock, made to bring the universe into alignment so that the creators can destroy it. Based on the 1973 novel by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey, The House with a Clock in Its Walls stars Kyle MacLachlan, Cate Blanchette, and Jack Black. The film comes to theaters September 2018.
When Carol Twombly created the Trajan typeface for one of the earliest versions of Photoshop, she never knew it would become one of the most used typefaces on movie posters. The rise of Photoshop for design also meant that there was a lot of homogeneity — and designer Yves Peters wanted to know why Trajan became the go-to font. Vox looks at what caught Peters eye and how he put the puzzle together.
Nicolas Cage hunts crazy evil in the first trailer for Mandy. The gorefest follows Cage as he seeks bloody vengeance on a sadistic cult leader after his wife is taken from their home in the Pacific Northwest. The film already made its premiere at Sundance but will officially be released September 14, 2018.
Geography seems like a pretty cut-and-dry subject — until you start breaking it down. New York City, with its cold winters, is roughly on the same latitude as Madrid, Spain, which is renowned for its good weather. RealLifeLore finds this and a lot of other strange quirks of geography in this surprising video.
Timothée Chalamet follows up Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird with what looks like another Oscar-worthy performance. In Beautiful Boy, the 22-year-old actor teams up with Steve Carell to portray real-life father and son David and Nic Sheff. The screenplay is based on their memoirs, chronicling the family's experience with addiction. Also starring Amy Ryan and Maura Tierney, the film is set to premiere October 12, 2018.
Born in 1949, Blaze Foley lived the outlaw country life that would inspire a whole host of successful musicians — something Blaze himself never found. One of his closest friends was Townes Van Zandt, and the two of them couldn't be more alike musically or philosophically, which should tell you something about Blaze. Directed by Ethan Hawke, Blaze looks at three important stages of his life: His love affair with Sybil Rosen, his last night on Earth, and the effect his music has had since his untimely death. The film opens in Blaze's adopted hometown of Austin, Texas, on August 17, 2018.
Volkswagen recently smashed the overall record at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb with their electric-powered I.D. R prototype racer. They beat the old record by over 15 seconds — almost an eternity when first place can come down to thousandths of a second. Mark Robber was challenged by VW to make a battery that could charge the I.D. R, and decided on one of the oldest tricks in the book — making a lemon battery and trying to break a world record himself.
The car might be rapidly losing its significance in American culture, but no one has captured America's love affair with the automobile like the Coen Brothers. From Raising Arizona to No Country for Old Men, the car has played a major role in the directorial duo's work. Rick Perales shows how central the car and road can be in this video essay spanning the Coen Brother's entire catalog.