On November 28, 1953, bacteriologist and Central Intelligence Agency employee Frank Olsen jumped to his death out the thirteenth-floor window of the Hotel Statler. It was initially deemed a suicide, but after the government later admitted to giving Olsen LSD without his knowledge, others begin to suspect foul play. In this six-part documentary series, director Errol Morris explores the strange circumstances surrounding the tragic event through interviews and dramatic reenactments. It's set for streaming on Netflix December 15, 2017.
Adam Savage has a cosplay problem. He loves movies and costuming, and Chewbacca is his favorite costume of all time. He had Tom Spina Designs create a perfectly detailed replica based on the original Chewbacca molds, and Adam visited the shop to look at how his Chewy was made. Fortunately, his obsession doesn't interfere with his day job.
A staple in professional kitchens, this frying pan fuses the best things about cast iron and stainless steel into one do-it-all frying pan. The pan has the same heat retention, seasoning, and non-stick properties that make cast iron famous, along with the heat control and speed that make stainless steel essential. It's light enough to maneuver, flip, or saute, and is made with high-quality French carbon steel by a 3rd generation steelmaker. It can stand up to 1200 degree temps and is perfect for searing steaks, charring vegetables, and stays slick when making eggs and pancakes for breakfast.
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Based in Brooklyn, New York, graphic designer Scott Reinhard combines vintage maps with elevation data to create stunning pieces of art. Reinhard uses a chromogenic process to create each print, which takes traditional color photography development and integrates 3-dimensional data with paper maps for a result that is so visually appealing, you'll be tempted to reach out and feel what looks like 3D texture. The process brings the maps to life, creating a 2D print that is vibrant and detailed giving you a unique work of art that blends history and modern technology. In addition to the topographic maps, Reinhard creates compelling digitally rendered maps and has even adopted his technique to the surface of the moon.
The Force isn't strong with everyone, so the Last Jedi cast had to put in some serious work. In this behind-the-scenes look, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, and Kelly Marie train like a Jedi to prepare for scenes in the upcoming Star Wars release. The film is set for theaters December 15, 2017.
It wasn't the first color process, and it definitely wasn't the easiest. But Technicolor not only dominated color films for almost 40 years, it also dictated how films were made. Vox looks at how Technicolor works and some common misconceptions about the process in this video.