Born in 1949, Blaze Foley lived the outlaw country life that would inspire a whole host of successful musicians — something Blaze himself never found. One of his closest friends was Townes Van Zandt, and the two of them couldn't be more alike musically or philosophically, which should tell you something about Blaze. Directed by Ethan Hawke, Blaze looks at three important stages of his life: His love affair with Sybil Rosen, his last night on Earth, and the effect his music has had since his untimely death. The film opens in Blaze's adopted hometown of Austin, Texas, on August 17, 2018.
Volkswagen recently smashed the overall record at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb with their electric-powered I.D. R prototype racer. They beat the old record by over 15 seconds — almost an eternity when first place can come down to thousandths of a second. Mark Robber was challenged by VW to make a battery that could charge the I.D. R, and decided on one of the oldest tricks in the book — making a lemon battery and trying to break a world record himself.