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.
Timex honors their rich watchmaking history with the Marlin Automatic Watch. This modern release is an aesthetic refresh of the iconic 1960s Marlin, replacing the original hand-wound movement with a 21 jewel automatic. The design has been updated here and there, but maintains the same clean, mid-century feel, and incorporates the original's signature acrylic domed crystal. It's finished with a date window at 3 o'clock and a classic leather strap using material from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company.
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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.
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.
One of the greatest novelists of the 20th Century, Ernest Hemingway's straightforward, no-nonsense style paved the way for a generation of writers who followed in his footsteps. This nine-volume collection is designed with the author's iconic signature and dark green jackets that are sure to stand out on any bookshelf. Each book is from Scribner Classics, Hemingway's publisher while he was alive and publisher's of the best editions of his works to this day.
Across the River and Into the Trees
A Farewell to Arms
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Green Hills of Africa
Islands in the Stream
The Sun Also Rises
Death in the Afternoon
Selected Letters 1917-1961
The Short Stories
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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.
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.