The European Space Agency took a group of disabled children from five countries for the ride of their life. A converted Airbus A310 produces several seconds of true weightlessness during a serious of parabolic maneuvers. Along with the kids, several disabled adults got to ride along as well.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is opening in a couple months, but when Vogue caught up with actress Daisy Ridley, she wasn't in New York on a press tour. She was in town for a friend's wedding. Sitting in her swank hotel room, Daisy and Vogue sat down for 73 questions, a workout demonstration, and a cover of Eminem's "Lose Yourself".
Love or hate him, Hugh Hefner helped touch off a revolution in the way America viewed sex. The founder of Playboy built an empire on nude women and a lifestyle straight out of 1930s Hollywood. In this 2008, Hefner sat down with The New York Times and discussed his life the magazine he created. Hugh Hefner was 91.
Bryan Cranston's new memoir, A Life In Parts, is the story of someone who was born to act — starting at age seven in commercials. Then, Cranston's father disappeared, and playing parts became necessary to make it in an adult world. Cranston talked with Big Think about how his own experiences with love, drugs, money, and power influenced the Walter White we came to know on the screen.
Alright alright alright. Yup. Mmmhmm. Throw in a few punches and some intense, inward-looking monologues, and you have enough McConaugheyisms to fill a supercut. Grab your Big Hug Mug and settle in for some of the best quirks in the history of acting.
They're fleeting as the wind. No matter how affecting they are, dreams are hard to pin down — talking about them to others never captures how they felt when they were happening. The School of Life has a few tips are preparing how to explain our strange unconscious to others.
The first watchmaker to create a dive-certified regulator in 1999, Oris knows a thing or two about dive watches. That extensive knowledge is applied to the updated Aquis collection and the Regulateur Der Meistertaucher. Each timepiece has a 43.5mm case made of lightweight titanium, a matching titanium bracelet, red rubber diving strap, and a helium escape valve built into the case. It's water resistant up to 300 meters, and to ensure the safety of your next dive, the Der Meistertaucher features a bright red outline on the minute hand which calculates the remaining dive time and decompression stage.
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It should come as no surprise that staring at screens all day can lead to eyestrain, blurry vision, and headaches. Felix Gray is here to help with their handcrafted non-Rx and reading eyewear. Each pair is made from premium Italian acetate with a clear leans that filters blue light and eliminates glare to battle digital eye strain. Available in multiple frames and a line of new winter colors for a limited time.
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The first step in hiding your sneaker addiction is realizing you have a sneaker addiction. Otherwise, you'd have no reason to hide it. Brad Hall has a few tips for avoiding those embarrassing confrontations with your loved ones over finances, closet space, and why you stopped going to work three weeks ago with this informative video.
Photographing roundabouts, collecting milk bottles, following brown street signs, and visiting water pumps are just a few of the uninspiring hobbies you'll find among the members of the Dull Men's Club. Founder Grover Click finds beauty in the boring and is redefining what it means to be dull.
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.
Most guys dread the thought of clothes shopping and dread the thought of having to try clothes on at a store even more. With Mott & Bow, you can say goodbye to that painful process, and still get a well designed, great fitting pair of premium jeans. Mott & Bow is all about comfort and quality. They use different types of denim from left-hand weave Italian denim for extreme softness (seriously, they're really soft) to 4-way stretch denim for optimal flexibility. Mott & Bow cuts out the middleman and sells directly to you so they can sell their jeans at half the price of jeans of the same quality. They will also ship you two waist sizes at no extra charge to make sure you get the right fit — just send back the pair that doesn't fit at no additional cost. Finally, you can afford premium denim that fits without an awkward trip to a department store. And keep an eye out, as several new styles are on the way in 2017.
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With a timeless design and a steel frame with a lifetime guarantee, the Campaign Sofa is built to last. And during that kind of commitment, tastes can evolve, so the fabric of each sofa is removable via velcro, giving you the option to change and upgrade the color or fabric as you see fit. Each sofa is manufactured in the U.S. using high-quality, hand-selected materials, and after you place an order, the sofa arrives at your door in less than a week and can be assembled in minutes without any tools. Ideal for your third floor walk-up.
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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.
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.