The only thing ever keeping Bruce Lee from being a real-life Jedi was a lightsaber. Well not anymore. Patrick Nan took a scene from 1972's Fist of Fury and added in some weapons from the Star Wars universe, giving the martial arts master a Nunchuk saber that would rival even the crossguard of Kylo Ren.
For David Letterman's upcoming Netflix special, one of the guests is none other than President Barack Obama. The former POTUS describes how he kept his dad moves in check while on stage with Prince during an interview with the Late NIght host. Hopefully, he'll be sharing more wisdom when the series premieres tomorrow, January 12, 2018, on Netflix.
Indigofera and the dye made from it has a long history in Japan, dating back to the 1600s. Used not just for color, it was worn under the armor of samurai for its natural stiffness and antibacterial properties. It even found its way into firefighter clothing, as indigo can be flame retardant up to 1500 degrees. In Tokushima, Japan, only five farmers still grow the labor-intensive plant renowned for its beautiful shades of blue.
There are two types of Santas in this world: the creepy mall ones and the warm, jolly Saint Nicks. The later probably spent some time at The Charles W. Howard Santa School. For over 80 years, the Michigan intuition has been graduating authentic Kris Kringles with their lessons in beard grooming, caroling, and even child psychology. Great Big Story goes inside the classroom with 200 aspiring Santas to see what it takes to be the man with the bag.
The Force isn't strong with everyone, so the Last Jedi cast had to put in some serious work. In this behind-the-scenes look, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, and Kelly Marie train like a Jedi to prepare for scenes in the upcoming Star Wars release. The film is set for theaters December 15, 2017.
Over his years as a designer, Ward Bennett created over 150 chairs. Many of them can still be seen in people's homes, as well as the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection. On what would've been his 100th birthday, Herman Miller pays homage to the visionary with this tribute featuring an archival interview.
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When you slap on deodorant each day, you don't think much about how it affects your body. But since your skin absorbs around 60% of what you put on it, it might be worth considering. Oars + Alps uses aluminum-free, natural ingredients sourced from the arctic circle for all their products, including this deodorant. And unlike other natural deodorants, they are alcohol and glycol free. So you're free of potentially harmful toxins while smelling fresh and keeping dry.
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Daisy Ridley is a talented person — so talented that she can conduct an interview while building a LEGO Millennium Falcon. Daisy sat down with Elle magazine and some bricks to talk about cats, what her lightsaber would be, and what it was like doing her second Star Wars film.
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 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.
Jack + Mulligan's Welles backpack is a prime example of simplicity and versatility. Its slim, minimal exterior belies an interior that conceals a 15-inch laptop sleeve, a zippered pocket, and two patch pockets. Keeping the same timeless silhouette and utility, we've partnered with the brand and reconstructed the backpack it in our bison leather in a stealthy black. We've left the rest of the details, including the padded back panel, water-resistant nylon lining, and comfortable shoulder straps, alone. Crafted in the USA and limited to 50 examples.
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Brooklyn-based bespoke knife and bike workshop Horse Brand Co. already produces some of the finest American-made knives available, so it's rather difficult to improve upon on an already top-of-class product. Enter the Horse Brand Co. x Uncrate Bison Horn knife — made from the highest quality high carbon steel and held together by a sustainably-sourced buffalo horn handle from Texas that's cut and finished by hand in to a one-of-a-kind 3D geometric grip. A tonal carbon fiber pin and lanyard hole hold things together. The knife lives in a vegetable-tanned black leather sheath that was custom designed for the blade by Commoner & Co., also a Brooklyn-based independent workshop dedicated to the bespoke leather craft. Each of the 20 limited edition blades is stamped by hand with "USA" on one side and "Uncrate" on the other to give the bench-made knife a custom maker's mark, a touch true knife enthusiasts will appreciate on this already heirloom-worthy piece.
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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.
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.