On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, 97-year-old veteran Tom Rice parachutes into Normandy to recreate his original landing. Rice served in the Army's 101st Airborne Division and jumped out of a C-47 Douglas during the World War II invasion. His return to France was much different this time, with the vet describing his recent jump as "perfect."
In March, a New Jersey high school caught the internet's attention when they performed a live, stage version of the 1979 sci-fi classic Alien — even receiving praise from director Ridley Scott and the film's star Sigourney Weaver. Weaver was so impressed she even headed to North Bergen High to catch an encore performance. A recording of that 90-minute show has been released, including the introduction given by the original Ripley.
Maddie Roark is training for a six-month hike on the Appalachian Trail in the most authentic way possible — by living alone in the forest, getting everything she needs from the land. Beyond the training, Maddie is preparing herself for college and what's to follow by living completely off the grid.
Vogue crashes Kim and Kayne's minimalist monastery for a round of rapid-fire questions. During the interview, the couple shares a rare glimpse into Casa de West.
15-year-old photographer Govert De Roos captured one of the most iconic images of the 1960s. Using a fake press pass he'd made himself, De Roos was let in to John Lennon and Yoko Ono's presidential suite at the Hilton Amsterdam, room number 702. Using the announcement of their marriage to gain awareness for world peace during the height of the Vietnam War, the couple's Bed-In For Peace let members of the press into their room for 12 hours a day for one week — and De Roos was there.
Bear Grylls has done everything from sleep inside a camel carcass to drink his own urine. The man knows a thing or two about survival. Putting his knowledge to the test, Bear reviews iconic survival films like The Revenant and Cast Away to score their authenticity while sharing some of his own insane stories.
Combining form and function, Thuma has thoughtfully redesigned the bed for the modern indoor enthusiast. Their platform bed offers the best of both worlds with its sleek, minimalist aesthetics and quality craftsmanship. It takes advantage of traditional Japanese carpentry techniques that not only produces a sturdy, noise-free base but also reduces the need for hardware. That means quick, easy assembly in as little as five minutes. With all of that, The Bed is still mindful of its environmental impact and utilizes upcycled, eco-friendly materials. It's available with a Dark Charcoal or Light Linen Pillowboard and ships free right to your door.
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Combining time-honored techniques with modern materials, Weiss Watch Co. is the only watchmaker designing, engineering, and assembling nearly every function and detail of their watches in the United States. This re-imagined edition of their flagship Standard Issue Field Watch boasts a refined design that is thinner and better for daily wear. One solid piece of surgical grade stainless steel is machined and polished by hand to create the case, while sapphire crystals on the front and back add strength and display the precise mechanical movement. The in-house manual-wind movement is comprised of over 100 Swiss parts that are hand-finished and assembled in Los Angeles. The mechanical watch features a classic black dial with small-seconds complication and hands made of steel, finished with black oxide treatment and filled with lumed paint for increased legibility in low light conditions. And the dial and subdial are machined from a single piece of naval brass before being hand painted. The Field Watch is finished with a waterproof, leather-lined black canvas strap for a dial/strap combination that is exclusive to Uncrate. Each one is individually numbered and arrives in a custom-built California pine wood box that is built by hand in the USA. Unlike the normal made-to-order process of purchasing a Weiss timepiece, our limited release is available for immediate shipment.
Uncrate is an Authorized Dealer of Weiss Timepieces, extending the full Weiss Watch Company 2-year warranty.
Case Diameter: 38mm / Case Thickness: 9.7mm / Strap Width: 20mm / Depth rating: 100 meters
Through his company Lexicon Branding, David Placek has named over 4,000 brands including Swiffer, Febreeze, and Dasani. His ability to create successful product names could be considered an art form, but his approach is more scientific. Placek utilizes sound symbolism — a method that tracks feelings evoked from certain letters all across the globe, ensuring your product gives off the right vibes to every customer around the world.
El Chapo is one of the world's most notorious drug traffickers. One of the things that made him so successful was his masterful use of tunnels. Not only did he use the sophisticated underground passages as a way to transport drugs across the border, but also to transport himself out of danger and even out of jail.
Steve Albini is a rock legend that has worked with bands like Bush and Nirvana. But this isn't about his musical history. Albini is also now a legend at the table. In this mini-documentary, Stories from the Felt goes into the non-producer's past with poker and how he won his first WSOP Gold Bracelet in 2018.
Although he's lousy at making tea, the King of the North would like you to join him for some. Sign up through Omaze and you and a friend will get the VIP treatment starting with tea at London's exclusive Groucho Club with Jon Snow (luckily he won't be making it) before heading to the Vaudeville Theatre to watch Kit Harington in his play True West. The prize includes airfare and hotel and the donations go to benefit Mencap.
There are few higher honors in the Windy City of Chicago, Illinois than having a bronze likeness installed in the United Center. Michael Jordan, Scotty Pippen, Steve Kerr, and other Chicago greats are all there, and now a new figure has taken their place among the greats — Nick Offerman. Only this statue has a twist — its Nick Offerman himself.
Due to some recent breakthroughs, Elon Musk has upped the probability that he'll be on a rocket to Mars. The SpaceX CEO told Axios on HBO that there's now a 70% chance he'll reside on the Red Planet one day. He followed it up by shooting down the notion that a move to Mars is just an escape hatch for rich people by revealing the harsh realities that would come with the new zip code.
Stanley Martin Lieber helped changed comics from pulpy, kid-focused stories to something approaching high art. Lee's characters might have superpowers, but they were also human — affected by the same worries and frustrations that we all deal with. Lee took Marvel from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation and the biggest franchise in movie history. With his passing, the world has lost another hero.
On November 12, 2018, real-life superhero Stan Lee fought his final battle. Lee started in comics in 1939 and helped make Marvel the biggest in the business, creating or co-creating some of the most well-known heroes like Spiderman, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the Black Panther. Disney brought Marvel to the big screen with the massively successful Marvel Cinematic Universe, but even before the huge Disney-led films, Lee was given several cameos starring his characters. Here is every one of Stan Lee's appearances from 1989 to his last in 2018.
There's nothing quite as rewarding as a sip of your favorite spirit after a long day in the outdoors, and High Camp Flasks make it easy to enjoy that beverage. Both the 375mL Halflight and 750mL Firelight flasks are vacuum-insulated and integrate magnetic, double-wall tumblers into their cylindrical design, ensuring you've always got a cup on hand wherever you may be. Each tumbler magnetically attaches to the flask as its lid so you won't misplace it and leave it behind. The larger Firelight flask has two integrated cups so you can share your vice with a friend, while the smaller Halflight has one cup for partaking on your own while on the go. Each is made from stainless steel and has an electropolished interior that won't retain or impart any flavors to your drinks. Being released for retail exclusively with Uncrate, the 375mL Halflight is only $69 before it goes to full price later this year.
Halflight: 375mL / One Integrated Stainless Cup
Firelight: 750mL / Two Integrated Stainless Cups
You already know StockX is the place for limited edition sneakers and streetwear, but they also offer a wide selection of quality timepieces. Their open marketplace has everything from the most sought after Rolex Submariner and Omega Speedmaster, to more accessible options like the Casio G-Shock. After you find the perfect watch, buyers can place bids using real-time data provided alongside the product. There's no reason to stress about quality because once you've made a purchase, StockX will authenticate and verify the condition before shipping it out.
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Former Life magazine photographer Fred Lyon was born and raised in San Francisco. At 94 years old, he has spent his lifetime capturing his native city throughout the decades. During an interview at The Interval, the photography icon shares his unique form of time traveling through 85 photos in 365 seconds.
If you're going to make a film called Mid90s, you better know a thing or two about the era's hip-hop. Director Jonah Hill proves worthy when he takes The Genius Test and passes with flying colors.
After watching the trailers for the upcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, you see Rami Malek transform into Freddie Mercury. But becoming the Queen frontman is more than just some fancy costumes and wigs. In this featurette, the film's star, director, and members of the cast reveal what all went into turning an actor from California into one of the most electrifying singers to ever take the stage.
Although Joaquin Phoenix has been making headlines while filming Todd Phillip's upcoming Joker film, there's another actor giving the role a go. No, not Jared Leto but Tommy Wiseau. The Room director and star first portrayed the Clown Prince of Gotham back in March with a surprisingly compelling performance. Now he's back at it to recreate another scene from Christoper Nolan's Dark Knight franchise and prove he's the ultimate villain.
Steve Jobs was the co-founder of Apple, America's first trillion dollar company. To say pitching a new idea to him could be intimidating would be an understatement. Just ask Ken Kocienda. The software engineer and designer worked at Apple for over 15 years and during his time there brought several demos to the CEO, including the autocorrect touchscreen keyboard for the iPhone. In this interview, Kocienda describes exactly what it was like to pitch a prototype to Steve Jobs.
In between building rockets and electric cars, Elon Musk stopped by the Joe Rogan Experience. During the three-hour interview, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO talked flamethrowers and electric planes while smoking a blunt and sipping whiskey. The release of the podcast coincides with the departure of two more Tesla executives and a stock price drop.
If you're not a car owner or a VIP, the chances of you getting a tour of Tesla's Fremont factory are slim and even if you do, getting one led by CEO Elon Musk is nearly impossible. Until now. The engineer entrepreneur guides you through his California car manufacturing plant where the Model 3 is produced. During the walkthrough, Musk talks about the importance of robots and humans, production speed, and the brand's most popular colors.
Tinker Hatfield is a legend in the sneaker world. The architect turned Nike shoe designer made a name for himself designing icons like the Air Max 1, Nike MAGs, and his collaborations with Michael Jordan. While at his Portland warehouse, Hatfield reminisces about some of his big career moments as well as the inspirations that fuel his creative process.
With no known inhabitants and a 238,900-mile journey from our planet, it's hard to believe that anyone owns the Moon. Well, Dennis Hope does. Not only does he claim to own the moon, but he's selling it off piece-by-piece which in his eyes, also makes him the richest man on earth.
Rich is the self-titled Dr. Frankenstein of Teslas. From his home in Massachusetts, the mad mechanic scours the internet for busted and broken-down Teslas so he can independently resurrect the dead electric vehicles. This wouldn't be so interesting if the Elon Musk-run car company discourage owners from doing this very thing. He shares his adventures on his YouTube channel Rick Rebuilds in an attempt to help other people take back the right to rebuild their cars.
In front of every orchestra, you'll find a conductor passionately waving a wand as the musicians play. They seem to be putting on a performance of their own. Almost as if they're possessed by the music causing them to produce movements that are somewhat like an interpretive dance. But what are they actually doing? Conductor James Gaffigan gives us some insight into their role and how their actions influence a performance.
Meet Joe Martinez. For the last 25 years, this Brooklyn-based mechanic has kept the vintage bowling alleys of the 40s and 50s ticking. These retro pinsetter machines are regularly replaced, making Martinez part of a dying breed. In this short profile, he takes you behind the lanes to showcase the traditional methods of old-school pinsetter mechanics.
Over his 50 year career, Kurt Vonnegut wrote numerous novels, plays, and works of non-fiction as well as several short-story collections. In this vintage sound bite, the author reveals his eight secrets to writing a killer short story.
The ending of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is a bit ambiguous, to say the least. Viewers have debated its meaning for the last 50 years but we may finally have the answer now. In this unearthed interview with Jun'ichi Yaoi from 1980, the legendary director reveals his intent behind the final scene of the iconic film. The clip is taken from a documentary Yaoi was making at the time about extraterrestrial life. He spoke with Kubrick during the filming of The Shining but the project was never released and remained shelved until the footage was sold on eBay in 2016.