He never sold out arenas. He never made the top of the Billboard charts. You can't stream his records. He won't be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — but he's a rock legend as much as anyone named Lennon, Bowie, or Vicious. Johnny Physical, aka Jonathan Neuman, fronted the New York-based band The Physicals. With Frankie Lines, Danny Animal, and Nick Fiction, The Physicals became a local phenomenon with Johnny fronting the band. But like so much in music, the story has a tragic ending. Johnny was diagnosed with leukemia and succumbed to the disease after a year-long battle. But gone doesn't mean forgotten. Johnny's brother Joshua made this portrait of Johnny, showing the person he was and keeping his memory alive.
Going to the Moon takes days. A mission to Mars could be months. As technology improves, spending years in zero gravity could become a possibility. And when you put people together in such close quarters for such long periods of time — things are bound to happen. But for all we know about space and how to survive there, we know practically nothing about sex 200 miles up. Tests with animals and insects make it appear more difficult, but there is almost zero research with humans — and if space really is the final frontier, it's probably time to start finding out.
Bowling is a thing of beauty. From President Nixon to The Big Lebowski, bowling is ingrained in the national conscious — it's the largest participatory sport in the US, one of the few remaining in-person social interactions and could arguably be called the real national pastime. Ben Ketola captures the art of the sport in spectacular fashion, albeit by himself. The bowler set a world record by bowling twelve straight strikes in just under 90 seconds.
On the coast of South Wales in the United Kingdom, the small village of St Athan is home to 4,500 people — and the St Athan Royal Air Force Base. Now St Athan is getting some new neighbors. Legendary automobile manufacturer Aston Martin has taken over three supermassive hangars at the airbase, with plans to move production to the new site. To celebrate taking over the future factory space, Aston Martin brought 28 very special guests to the empty hangars for a grand tour — 28 cars that mark Aston Martin's history in automotive excellence over the last 104 years.
Vampires have been part of modern pop culture for over a hundred years and began their march into the imagination of Western Europe long before that. But one vampire above all others came to dominate those most romantic undead creatures: Dracula. Springing from the pages of Bram Stoker's novel of the same name and later famously portrayed on the screen by Bela Lugosi, Dracula has name recognition across the globe that can only be matched my a handful of fictional characters. TED looks at the history of vampires and how Dracula came to be the king of them all.
A bonus track from their upcoming deluxe edition LP Humanz, "The Apprentice" features heavy, layered synths backing up biting lyrics by Zebra Katz. Rag'n'Bone Man and RAY BLK also feature on the song, with the virtual group's fifth album due to release April 28, 2017.