You can have the best dinosaurs money can buy, but if the characters are underdeveloped, those dinosaurs don't mean anything. That's the lesson of the original Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg's 1993 classic that spawned a host of sequels. Jurassic Park wowed audiences with it's dinos, but 25 years later, the film still holds up with its well-developed characters. Lessons From the Screenplay looks at how Jurassic Park was much more than just great special effects and action sequences.
Explaining quantum computing to your average person is hard. You'll definitely need an expert — and the expert has to be able to explain quantum computing in a way that's easily understood. Senior Manager of Quantum Research at IBM Dr. Talia Gershon is just that person. Not only does Dr. Gershon know her stuff, she has a natural gift for being able to break down tough concepts into bite-sized chunks. WIRED had Dr. Gershon explain quantum computing on five different levels, from a child to an educated professional.
The Movember Foundation has been raising money for men's physical and mental health issues since 2003, using the power of community to help spread awareness. Now they're teaming with Swiss watchmaker Oris and Yankees manager Aaron Boone — someone who knows a thing or two about the power of a team — on the Movember Edition watch. Based on Oris' iconic Chronoris model, it has a 39mm stainless steel case and a black dial with rose gold-plated hour and minute hands. It also features an orange second hand, and white indices that come together to create a pleasing vintage feel. An Oris 733 automatic movement powers the timepiece, which arrives on either a brown leather strap with a Movember signature mustache imprint or a stainless steel bracelet. It's packaged in a special presentation box with a leather travel pouch and a more casual red and white NATO fabric strap — a perfect bonus for those who know the importance of getting out and spending time in their community.
Presented by Oris.
Presented by Oris.
Made from resilient Japanese warp-knit fabric, Kinetic pants combine classic looks with the feel of something you'd wear to a workout. Each pair provides unrivaled mobility and stretch thanks to Primeflex polyester that has the feel and structure of a woven but bends and stretches like a knit. The pants are also water-repellent, moisture-wicking, and wrinkle-free, and are perfect for travel and daily wear, where they respond to your movement and always bounce back.
Presented by Ministry of Supply.
Dave Matthews showed up solo to get behind the NPR desk. Armed with only an acoustic guitar and his signature voice, the DMB singer kicked things off with some material from the band's new album, followed up with a few classics. Come Tomorrow is available now.
One of the largest land carnivores ever to walk the Earth also had such small arms they might have been useless. With no T-Rexes around to study, the only thing to make guesses from are fossils, and there aren't too many of those around. PBS Eons looks at what we do and don't know about T-Rex and those funny little arms.
The 19-69 brand was birthed in an effort to bottle counterculture movements from the past. Over the course of two years, the brand went through an exhaustive creative process with artisans in Scandinavia, France, and Italy before launching their fragrances in Paris. Each scent is inspired by an era, culture, or setting and the music and trends that help shape them and brought to life in the names, packaging, and the fragrances themselves.
To kick off the launch of Uncrate Issue 05 and the return of our favorite not-smartphone, the Punkt MP02, we've partnered with Punkt, Grand Classics, and Mark Ronson to host a VIP screening of 1983's The King of Comedy, staring Robert De Niro. Personally selected by Mark Ronson, the film is a timely choice given its direct influence on this month's release of Joker, and as De Niro also appears in Joker as homage to his character in The King of Comedy. On October 16th at the Public Arts venue, at New York's Public Hotel, a select group of guests and friends of Mark Ronson, Punkt, Grand Classics, and Uncrate gathered for the screening and cocktails. Punkt, maker's of minimalist technology, chose to partner with Grand Classics on this screening due the increasingly frustrating effect of smartphones on the film community. Often used to snap pictures that leak a film's plot details well before release, smartphones have become a drag on sets around the world. Punkt's MP02 phone, a camera-less work of art, fixes not only this issue but allows anyone to disconnect from the distracting while remaining connected via a good old fashioned phone call or basic text message. Animoji's need not apply.
The WWE has had its share of insane moments, most of them involving Mick Foley. But 20 years ago today, he topped them all with one of the greatest matches in sports entertainment. His alter ego Mankind faced off against the Undertaker in the infamous Hell in a Cell match. From being tossed off the top of the cage to the chokeslam through the chainlink fencing, Foley's brutal beating has become one of the most iconic events in wrestling history.
Sent to live with his rather eccentric uncle Jonathan Barnavelt, who turns out to be a rather poor warlock, puts Lewis in a strange house with a sinister ticking in its walls. The previous owners were practitioners of the dark arts, and the ticking is a hidden clock, made to bring the universe into alignment so that the creators can destroy it. Based on the 1973 novel by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey, The House with a Clock in Its Walls stars Kyle MacLachlan, Cate Blanchette, and Jack Black. The film comes to theaters September 2018.