In the mid-1800s, Young Tom Morris was, along with his father Old Tom Morris, a pioneer of professional golf. By the age of 21, he had won the Open Championship four consecutive times, a record that remains to this day. While the game of golf would put Young Tom's name on the map, it would also be his downfall. Based on the book of the same name, Tommy's Honour tells the story of a father and son, the role of class in British society, and Old Tom's mission to keep the memory of his son alive. Tommy's Honour comes to theaters April 17, 2017.
Your favorite beer may have originated in the United States, but its founder did not. In their 2017 Super Bowl ad, Budweiser retells the story of their founder Adolphus Busch's journey from his homeland of Germany to St. Louis, where he later crafted the King of Beers.
Boston Dynamics' walking and balancing robots have often been described as nightmare-inducing, but never has the company referred to their own creations as such — until now. In this leaked footage from their latest conference, they announced their newest robot Handle, a wheeled design that has the ability to lift heavy loads, jump, and cause nightmares. Meet your demise at the 3:45 mark.
Oakland, California-based producer and musician Russell E.L. Butler is a Moog fanatic. In the first episode of Moog's Sonic Origins, Russell talks the island of Bermuda, how it inspires his music, and how it brings it to the masses using their analog synths. Listen to more of Russell's work at his Soundcloud page.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, Cuba found itself in a very difficult position. The flow of goods was abruptly cut off, leaving the island nation isolated and in need of basic supplies. Cubans turned to their own ingenuity and bicycles en masse — leading to creative solutions to a variety of problems. BMX rider Frank Gonzalez describes how he progressed in BMX riding, despite a lack of parts and government restrictions.
Coffee is finally entering the 21st century. Scientists have sequenced the genome of the geisha coffee plant, renowned for its aroma, complex flavors, and sky-high price tag — about $300 for a half-pound. The genome of the geisha has been made public, and the information promises to be a boon to growers and coffee fanatics the world over.