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.
Oris has always had an affinity for aviation, and their second partnership with Swiss air rescue foundation Rega, an independent group that provides emergency medical aid via helicopter and jets, is another beautiful example. The limited timepiece features a 45mm matte gunmetal-grey case made from PVD plated stainless steel, and is covered by domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. The black dial boasts a second time zone indicated by a 24-hour central hand with a pointer that is tipped with a red airplane, a nod to Rega pilots. The timepiece is powered by an automatic movement, is limited to 2,000 pieces, and is finished with a grey strap with red leather and stainless steel folding clasp shaped like an airplane seatbelt buckle.
Presented by Oris.
Made from a lightweight microfiber blend that's engineered to enhance breathability, Mack Weldon's AIRKNITx underwear is designed for peak gym performance without sacrificing everyday comfort. The fabric features a mesh construction that stays cool, dries fast, and has 4-way stretch so you won't slow down during an intense workout. If you don't love your first pair, Mack Weldon will send you a different size, style, or issue a refund — no return required.
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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.
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.
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.
After a lifetime of busting through doors, MJ Hegar is looking to break through one more. The Air Force veteran is joining the Texas congressional race to run against Republican Rep. John Carter. After introducing herself to the world with her first campaign ad, her inspiring story is not only gaining a lot of attention, but also a lot of support.
Behind every great visual effect is a team of VFX wizards. When it comes to season two of Stranger Things, those wizards are Paul and Christina Graff. From the Demodogs to the Shadow Monster, the Crazy Horse Effects founders break down how they turned Hawkins, Indiana into The Upside Down.
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates get the nostalgia flowing at Hollywood Candy in Omaha's Old Market. Over some sweet treats, pinball, and vintage magazines, the billionaire duo reminisces about their childhoods, business ventures, and Willie Nelson.
Behind that soft-spoken girl who can crush arms with her mind is Millie Bobby Brown. The teenage actress began turning heads when she took on the role of Eleven for the Duffer Brother's Netflix series Stranger Things. While the whole world adores her as the psychokinetic member of the Hawkins AV Club, the show's cast and crew just plain adore her.
It's been a while since we've seen Zach Galifianakis between his ferns. Following up his 2016 interview with presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, the actor returns to his hosting duties for an awkward round of questions with Jerry Seinfeld and Cardi B.
Made in Redmond, Oregon using a collapsible welded film and reinforced ballistic nylon, these Fuel Safe Bags feature an exterior webbing daisy chain with anchor points to attach securely when full, and to roll up and pack flat when empty. A short-term fuel solution, they're compatible with most petroleum fuels, including gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and jet fuel. And each bladder is individually pressure tested and comes with a filler attachment that fits universal spouts. Available in 1, 2, 3, and 5-gallon sizes.
After years of fine-tuning their original, Machine Era has perfected their wallet with an even slimmer, lighter model. Made from aerospace grade titanium that's been coated with a black DLC or gold PVD coating, your cards and cash are held in place with an elastic band, and its slim, ultralight profile is ideal for front pocket carry. The wallet, which holds up to seven credit cards, is also RFID-blocking, keeping the card chips secure from hackers. A small opening in the back allows you to quickly access items with the swipe of a thumb or open bottles with the flip of a wrist.
Length: 3.4" / Width: 2.25" / Thickness: 0.28" / Weight: 0.6 oz.
As seen in Uncrate Issue 04.
With the publication of Kitchen Confidential in 2000, Anthony Bourdain became an overnight sensation. He would go on to write two more bestsellers and become a TV host, traveling the world in search of good eats — and those common threads that make us all human. Intelligent, empathetic, and a rebel at every stage of his life, Anthony Bourdain used food to spark conversations about things much bigger than what was on the plate.
Johnny Knoxville is no stranger to getting hurt. Over two decades, the world's most infamous amateur stuntman has broken bones, gotten concussions, lost teeth, and popped an eyeball out of its socket. While we've had the laughs, Johnny has had the pain — and it's all been worth it.
Vikings are still among us. Although they've left the raiding and pillaging in the past, a small group led by Chief Ingrid Galadriel Aune Nilsen is still honoring their heritage, showcasing the modest side of the lifestyle. They reside in the mountains of Norway and do everything from eating dried meat to making their own clothes just as their ancestors did before them
As if a return to Twitter wasn't enough, Kanye West has released an in-depth interview with Charlamagne tha God. Just as his previous tweet indicated, the almost two-hour conversation between Yeezy and The Breakfast Club host touches on mental health, his beef with Obama, Trump, Jay-Z, and more.
No, your eyes are working just fine. Deadpool has traded in his signature red suit for a pink one and you have a chance to win it. Being a cancer survivor himself, Wade Wilson knows the importance of early detection. The anti-hero has partnered up with Omaze to raise money for F*ck Cancer. If donating to the cause isn't enough for your cold heart, your cash will also put your name in a drawing for a chance to own his pink gear.
Before Nintendo was in every American living room, they were a staple in the arcade scene. Howard Phillips was merely working as a shipping manager, testing new games as they came through. But when the company was looking to break into the U.S. market, they plucked him from the warehouse and made him a video game legend.
When he was diagnosed with ALS in 1963, Stephen Hawking was given a few years to live. He lived for another 55 years, making huge contributions to the understanding of our universe while being trapped in a failing body. This is a tribute to one of the most amazing people in modern history, in the man's own words.
You might know him as Hermes Conrad, the Green Lantern, or Samurai Jack, but his real name is Phil LaMarr. He's one of the most favored voice actors in the business with over 250 characters under his belt. Although he mainly works in the animated world, LaMarr has also had some live-action gigs with roles in Pulp Fiction and Mad TV.
The man who helped humanity understand what lay beyond the void has entered it himself. Theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author Stephen Hawking died Marth 14, 2018. In one of his last interviews, he sat down with Neil deGrasse Tyson to discuss some of the most pressing threats humans face — and what we need to do to prepare ourselves. The entire episode of StarTalk is presented commercial free in honor of Hawking's life and contributions to science.
From her early days as a motorcyclist to her work as an architect, the life of Elspeth Beard has been nothing short of inspiring. Her first feat started in 1982 when she took her BMW R60/6 motorbike on a two-year ride across the globe. The trip put her in a category of her own, making her the first Englishwoman to travel across the world on a motorcycle. Not missing a beat, Beard got to work restoring an abandoned water tower, picking up several architectural awards and cementing herself as one of the coolest people on the planet.
We would watch Tom Hanks do just about anything, and this video proves it. In yet another Oscar-worthy performance, the actor and typewriter enthusiast guides us through the process of changing out the ink ribbon on a Hermes 3000.
The night before the Cavs and Warriors final regular season matchup, NBA greats LeBron James and Kevin Durant meet up off the court. The future legends hitch a ride in an Uber with Cari Champion and tour James' hometown Akron. Along the way, they make stops at three significant destinations and talk about everything from the All-Star game to Donald Trump.
If it moves, you can race it. Just ask Mike Graves. Mike's dad raced stock cars his whole life with the number 41x, and Mike continues the family racing tradition — with his modified racing lawn mower. For Mike, it's about a lot more than just going fast. It's also a way to keep the memory of his dad and best friend close.
Forget the tattoos, leather, and beards. New Orlean's Caramel Curves is putting a glitzy spin on the stereotypical biker club. They might wear heels instead of boots, but it doesn't stop them from smoking tires and scraping curbs.