The term "dogfight" takes on new meaning when Scooby takes to the skies! The fiendish Dick Dastardly and his canine confederate Muttley must be stopped! Plus, can even Mister Miracle and Big Barda help the gang escape an invasion from Apokolips? Also in this collection: Scooby and the gang meet Black Lightning, the Flash, Magilla Gorilla, and more! Collects issues #44-50.
NO GALA THIS YEAR: After months of speculation that this year’s Met Gala would be canceled, museum officials on Tuesday confirmed there will be no event in 2020.
The decision is part of an overall plan that includes the cancellation of talks, tours, concerts and events at The Met through the end of this year. The nixed plans are in line with the need to provide an environment that provides social distancing. The Met Gala and the other events are expected to be resumed by the museum next year. That will include a belated celebration of the museum’s 150th anniversary, according to a statement.
The 2021 gala will be focused on next year’s exhibition at the Costume Institute, which has not yet been revealed, according to a Met spokeswoman. In March, organizers indicated that they hoped to hold the 2020 Met Gala at a later date.
There is also the likelihood of reduced museum hours when the Met reopens. In accordance with New York state’s phased plan for reopening the city, the Metropolitan Museum of Art now plans to reopen in mid-August or perhaps a few weeks later. When the public returns to the museum, The Met will debut “Making the Met: 1870-2020.”
As the sun began to set over a frenzied Detroit crowd, Def Leppard hits the stage in this mind-blowing audio and visual extravaganza that will change your concept of what a rock concert should be! Featuring their biggest hits, this 88 minute, 17 song concert features stunning performances of Pour Some Sugar On Me, Hysteria, Rocket, Photograph, Let’s Get Rocked, Rock of Ages, Animal, Foolin’, Let’s Go, and many more! With stunning video walls, great musicianship, and their greatest hits make for an unforgettable concert experience!
A black woman and single mum, starting over. A white man who wants something more. Will they take a chance on each other? Everyting gonna be alright? London, 1960. Rose is looking for a new start. Thousands of miles away from her Caribbean home, she scrapes together money to send for her children while adjusting to a strange, new world. Jack's life is full of disillusionment. He cares little for his council flat, his town, or even his wife. The only thing that gives his life sparkle? His Jamaican friends down at the docks. When Jack meets Rose at a bus stop, a new and unexpected future unfolds… If you like rich settings and realistic characters: Long Time Walk on Water. This captivating multicultural historical novel with its splash of something quite unique, its touch of romance, reggae style, will win your heart forever. Told with pride, poise, humour and grace, this modern classic by Joan Barbara Simon, literary terrorist, will have you shouting about if from the rooftops! 'Rich, complex and beautifully written. It is something unlike anything I've read before and yet it's recognisable and resonant because all of life is in it. An absorbing and affecting read.'  (online reviewer) 'Beautifully crafted (…) will leave the reader as changed as Simon's characters. Highly, highly recommended.' (Dan Holloway)
Now that Future’s latest offering High Off Life has hit the streets and set to debut at the top of the charts, you knew he was going to be releasing some new visuals to accompany the release of his latest album.
For his visuals to the album cute “Hard To Choose One,” Future shows his appreciation for the fast life as he flaunts some nice whips and nicer women while his clip to “Tycoon” finds Hendrix searching for peace in the desert.
The Jamo Gang meanwhile bring back some of that old school street flavor as Rass Kass, El Gant and J57 link up with the legendary DJ Premier to kicks that ol’ real shit while politicking on the block for their clip to “The 1st Time.”
Check out the rest of today’s drops and some joints you might’ve missed over the weekend including work from ADG and Benny The Butcher, SAINt JHN, and more.
Last week we got some long awaited work from Yonker’s finest trio, The LOX, and while we love what the three-man group provides when together, we’re not opposed to anyone of them going solo for a minute either.
Such is the case today as Styles P comes through with some visuals for his own cut “Time” in which he highlights his hood by the hill and reminds viewers of the struggle he came from that molded him into the G he is today.
Moneybagg Yo meanwhile seems to be enjoying the fruits of his labor as he flaunts bricks of cash in the driver side of his drop top for his clip to “Me Vs Me.” Wearing gloves while handling all that paper. Smart and responsible thinking, b.
Check out the rest of today’s drops and some joints you might’ve missed over the weekend including work from Yella Beezy and Trapboy Freddy, Delivery Boys, and more.
STYLES P – “TIME”
MONEYBAGG YO – “ME VS ME”
YELLA BEEZY & TRAPBOY FREDDY – “RACCS”
DELIVERY BOYS – “YGB RAPPIN ALL FAST”
FAST CASH BOYZ & TAY KEITH FT. MURDA BEATZ – “BAD HABITS”
The New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers don’t play a game at the same time until Week 15 of the 2020 season, giving New England fans who still plan to follow quarterback Tom Brady closely with his new team an unexpected bonus. www.espn.com – NFL
Beyonce’s remix of Megan Thee Stallion’s hit, “Savage,” has everybody feeling a bit better during the pandemic … but especially the founder of an IG Live strip club she name-checks on the track. Justin LaBoy’s the guy who started Demon Time — a…
Far more interested in stunts than story, “Extraction” is a simple-minded action vehicle for Chris Hemsworth that should benefit from providing a theatrical-style adrenaline rush when the spigot for such fare has closed. Basically, Netflix is serving up an old-fashioned B movie, at a moment when the A-list blockbusters have been postponed.
Rod Taylor ("The Birds") stars as a turn-of-the-century inventor whose time machine inadvertantly transports him thousands of years into the future. When he falls in love with a beautiful woman, he fights to free her and her people from a tribe of underground mutants. Based upon the novel by H.G. Wells. Co-starring Yvette Mimieux ("Where the Boys Are"). Featuring Oscar-winning special effects.
Acclaimed musician Kathryn Calder is touring the world with one of Canada’s biggest indie rock bands, The New Pornographers, when she receives devastating news: her mother, Lynn, has ALS, and a short time left to live. Kathryn learns that ALS is a progressive, paralyzing disease, with no treatment or cure. A terminal illness requiring full time care. She consequently decides to return to her childhood home, committed to being her mom's primary caregiver through the final months of her life. The foundation of Lynn and Kathryn's bond goes beyond mother and daughter—they share a love of music. Lynn, a former piano teacher, has always dreamed of seeing her daughter in the spotlight, singing her own songs. Inspired to make something beautiful amidst the grief and trauma of this long, painful goodbye, Kathryn transforms the living room of their house into a studio. With her mother in bed just down the hall and her condition worsening every day, Kathryn will fill the house with music and make a record—her first solo album—a parting gift for her biggest fan. A Matter of Time is a heart-breaking yet hopeful documentary that examines the power of love and music, and the inspiration, salvation, and possibility that occurs when these two forces intersect with the most challenging moment in a young musician's life.
Colorado Rockies legend Todd Helton was sentenced to 2 days in jail over a 2019 incident … this after the 46-year-old pleaded guilty to DUI in court last month. Todd was busted in Knoxville, Tenn. on March 18, 2019 after cops say the former MLB…
Before Christmas, when no one had yet heard of the deadly coronavirus that would change our lives overnight, Phillip Lim wanted to push reset. Approaching his brand’s 15th anniversary, Lim found himself dealing with issues hardly unique to him — that the pace of fashion, its relentless speed and mind-set of more, had become negative forces in the culture and a drain on our humanity. “What are we doing? Why are we just running this race just to keep up? And what is the goal, what is the finish line?” he shared his soul-searching questions with WWD. Taking a step back “to allow myself the time to think about the act of joyful creation again, not just the hustle,” Lim decided to forego a runway show and instead threw a spirited come-one/come-all house party at his New York store.
Lim acknowledged that shows are expensive to stage and business was already challenged. Now, he and his partner, 3.1 Phillip Lim chief executive officer Wen Zhou, are determined to live their values, which Lim summed up as “humanity first.” But, he acknowledged, looking after employee needs as the industry implodes presents “a Catch 22 — we don’t have a source of income.”
A cryptic dream. A strange symbol. A magical ring. Will’s life will never be the same. Lured away from his life at the orphanage by the promise of a family reunion, fifteen-year-old Will Save unwittingly embarks on an adventure through time and space. Catapulted into the distant past. Struggling to survive a dinosaur-infested land. Plagued by a mysterious shapeshifting ability. These are only some of the challenges Will faces as he battles mythical creatures in a desperate attempt to save a race of prehistoric humanoids from a deadly plague. Avalon is obsessed with altering the course of history. If she succeeds, Will’s entire life will come crumbling down around him. Desperate to protect those he loves and reunite with his long-lost mother, he must accept his destiny and become the saviour everyone believes him to be. Can he live up to his name and save the world? Find out in this action-packed, pulse-pounding first installment in a brand-new YA series about courage, love, and destiny. What are you waiting for? Buy this book today before this timeline is altered and life as we know it ceases to exist.
Chris Harrison isn’t one to discriminate when it comes to love, which applies to age too — ’cause he all but confirms producers are bringing senior citizens into the ‘Bachelor’ fold. We got the longtime host of the ABC dating series Tuesday at LAX…
James Brown was NOT murdered, regardless of what a woman who knew him is now suggesting … so says the doctor who signed the legendary singer’s death certificate. Dr. Marvin Crawford tells TMZ … the Fulton County D.A.’s Office is wasting its…
Lori Loughlin says the government has withheld key evidence proving her innocence in the college admissions scandal, but the government has just fired back … sarcastically responding that the so-called exculpatory evidence was a statement that…
Robert d'Eglantine invites five of his friends to spend a week-end in his castle, lost in the woods. He explains to them that he studied secret documents on nazi scientific research during World War II. These researches were on time travelling and he's now able to take his guests into an amazing trip seventy years back in time, in 1944, during the Occupation and only a few weeks before the landing in Normandy. The demonstration seems to be a big joke but once in the past our characters will be facing troubling events. Real time travel or devilish game meticulously crafted?
From bestselling author Stacey Lynn comes This Time Around, an emotional and sexy standalone contemporary romance! Five years ago I married the man of my dreams. He was supposed to be my last first kiss–my happily ever after.  He promised to hand me the world, but in one night, all of those promises were shattered.  Now, I was barely surviving the tragic loss of my husband, struggling daily to manage what was left of the life we'd promised to build together, when Cooper Hawke unexpectedly walked into my life. The Hollywood heartthrob had plenty secrets of his own and his eyes held the same darkness as mine. I couldn't stop myself from needing to know why. And as much as I tried to keep him out of my heart, he slipped past all my defenses.  We both had pasts that destroyed our trust and had broken our hearts, but nothing will stop Cooper from trying to convince me we could have it all this time around.
French Montana is finally out of the hospital after a nearly 2-week stay, and while he still has a long road to recovery … he also has a new album to help motivate him. Sources close to French say he was released from West Hills Hospital in the…
Bond has been wearing an Omega watch since Pierce Brosnan played the character in 1995’s GoldenEye. For this particular timepiece, Omega is releasing it as part of a non-limited collection in February, giving fans everywhere the chance to wear the same timepiece as Craig’s Bond in the new film.
The design of the new Seamaster was inspired by Bond’s military past as a former Royal Naval Reserve Commander, as he would have been given an Omega watch in real life if he was a British Royal Navy officer. The Bond films’ original partnership with Omega was in part inspired by that history as well.
“When our costume designer on GoldenEye, Lindy Hemming, whose father would have been one of the people who got the Navy Omega watch in the war, recommended it, I felt that particular history was a fit for the character,” said longtime Bond producer Michael G. Wilson, who has worked on the franchise since 1972, at a press conference for the release of the watch. “Omega first came to mind for me as a strong timepiece when Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and all the astronauts had Omega timepieces. When Lindy brought it to me, I thought, ‘if it’s good enough for the astronauts, it has to be good enough for James Bond.’”
Craig himself collaborated with the design team, making it the first time ever that an actor playing Bond helped design a watch for the character.
When it was brought to me at the beginning of the filming process, I thought, ‘You’ve done it: This is the James Bond watch.’
“I wanted to help create a watch that suited my Bond character, who is a military man at heart,” Craig said at the press conference. “We started having a dialogue and Omega took in my input, and the watch is the culmination of that dialogue, and, in a way, a culmination of my character of Bond in this series of films. It’s a military watch, but it’s also elegant. You can wear it as a dress watch, but it feels like a military watch, which is what Bond would need. It’s titanium, and light as a feather. When it was brought to me at the beginning of the filming process, I thought, ‘You’ve done it: This is the James Bond watch.’”
The new Seamaster is featured multiple times in the No Time To Die trailer, including when Bond is speaking with Spectre villain Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) and later when he gets ready to shoot a gun around the two minute mark. Here’s a look at the trailer:
The watch will be available with a titanium mesh bracelet strap, or a striped NATO strap in dark brown, gray, and beige, which also has “007″ engraved on the loop. The timepieces are made with Grade 2 Titanium on the case and mesh bracelet, and the caseback includes references to the Omega’s military history as well as the Bond character.
Each watch includes a naval code-number that fits the format for genuine military-issue watches along with “007,” for Bond’s double-00 agent number, and “62,” referencing the year the first Bond film (Dr. No) was released. The Seamaster watch with the NATO strap is available for $ 8,100, while the titanium mesh strap timepiece is set at $ 9,200.
The Yale Band marched around the field waving flags while 150 of us watched anxiously. Following weeks of planning, groups of Harvard and Yale divestment activists sat scattered throughout the stands, waiting for the signal to enter the field. Our minds raced: Was everyone ready? How would the police respond? Once we made it onto the field, there would be no going back. News
Filmed in 2000 at London’s Wembley Stadium and features Turner’s unbelievably energetic and moving performances of several hits. This unmissable concert was filmed on 18 different cameras, making for a video which is almost as spectacular as the singer herself.
Capturing the powerful intensity and artistry of Nine Inch Nails amazing live performances during the 2005-2006 “Live: With Teeth” Tour, the Beside You In Time concert film showcases the band in peak form. A visually stunning experience with an array of inventive and ingenious lighting designs that draws the viewer in while focusing the force of NIN’s epic sound into visual form. Witness 24 songs filmed in high definition with incredible 5.1 surround sound and stereo audio mixes.
'TIME MACHINE 2011: Live In Cleveland' is an evening with Rush performing their classic hits and features the legendary 'Moving Pictures' album, performed live in its entirety. Released in 1981, 'Moving Pictures' is their most successful album, certified 4x Platinum, and features some of the band's most well known songs and perennial radio favorites, including “Tom Sawyer,” “Limelight” and the Grammy®-nominated instrumental “YYZ.” Captured in April, 2011 in Cleveland during the renowned trio’s extensive world tour, 'TIME MACHINE 2011: Live In Cleveland' marks the band’s first live concert filmed in the United States. The choice to record in Cleveland was a deliberate nod of gratitude to the first city to support Rush on its airwaves, as former WMMS DJ Donna Halper is widely credited for helping break the band in 1974 by spinning “Working Man.” The reinterpreted live version of “Working Man” was the encore closer on the Time Machine tour and is included on this release. In addition to the 26-song concert set, Rush’s notorious concept tour videos are included: The first short film, entitled “The ‘Real’ History of Rush Episode No. 2 ‘Don’t Be Rash,’” and the opening second set video, "The ‘Real’ History of Rush Episode No. 17 ‘…and Rock and Roll is My Name.'"
Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML) and in the end of book include a bonus link to the free audiobook. White Fang  is a novel by American author Jack London (1876–1916) — and the name of the book's eponymous character, a wild wolfdog. First serialized in  Outing  magazine, it was published in 1906. The story details White Fang's journey to domestication in Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush. It is a companion novel (and a thematic mirror) to London's best-known work,  The Call of the Wild , which is about a kidnapped, domesticated dog embracing his wild ancestry to survive and thrive in the wild. Much of  White Fang  is written from the viewpoint of the titular canine character, enabling London to explore how animals view their world and how they view humans.  White Fang  examines the violent world of wild animals and the equally violent world of humans. The book also explores complex themes including morality and redemption. As early as 1925, the story was adapted to film, and it has since seen several more cinematic adaptations, including a 1991 film starring Ethan Hawke and a 2018 original television series for Netflix.
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott don’t seem fully committed to breaking up, because they’re spending an awful lot of time together, and it may not just be about Stormi. Sources close to the former couple tell TMZ … Kylie and Travis are getting very…
Wannabe a true Barbie girl? Now you can because, for the first time ever, you can stay at the Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse, but there’s a catch. The life-size Dreamhouse — located in the heart of Malibu, of course — is now listed on Airbnb. It’s a…
Too Short is leaving the player life behind … and moving forward with fatherhood!!! Sources close to the “I’m a Player” rapper tell TMZ … Too Short is a proud father, welcoming his first child into the world at the tender age of 53, and he’s…
Seventeen-year-old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything… a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English Grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tag in a tube station transports Saira to the 19th Century and she comes face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all. Saira meets Archer, a charming student who helps her blend in as much as a tall, modern American teen can in Victorian England. He reveals the existence of the Immortals: Time, Nature, Fate, War and Death, and explains to Saira that it is possible to move between centuries – if you are a Descendant of Time. Saira finds unexpected friendships at a boarding school for Immortal Descendants and a complicated love with a young man from the past. But time is running out for her mother, and Saira must embrace her new identity as she hides from Archer a devastating secret about his future that may cost him his life.
After Sam is murdered, his consciousness travels through the bodies of his friends to protect them from his killer. This dark journey leads Sam on a path of self-discovery to save his friends and find out why he is doomed to never let go of his life.
The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895. Wells is generally credited with the popularisation of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively. The term "time machine", coined by Wells, is now universally used to refer to such a vehicle.
Antonio Brown has departed Raiders training camp again over his helmet issue, leading general manager Mike Mayock to issue the wide receiver an ultimatum: “It’s time for him to be all-in or all-out.” www.espn.com – TOP
This collection contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. The Stories included are: -The Nameless City -The Festival -The Colour Out of Space -The Call of Cthulhu -The Dunwich Horror -The Whisperer in Darkness -The Dreams in the Witch House -The Haunter of the Dark -The Shadow Over Innsmouth -Discarded Draft of "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" -The Shadow Out of Time -At the Mountains of Madness -The Case of Charles Dexter Ward -Azathoth -Beyond the Wall of Sleep -Celephaïs -Cool Air -Dagon -Ex Oblivione -Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family -From Beyond -He -Herbert West-Reanimator -Hypnos -In the Vault -Memory -Nyarlathotep -Pickman's Model -The Book -The Cats of Ulthar -The Descendant -The Doom That Came to Sarnath -The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath -The Evil Clergyman -The Horror at Red Hook -The Hound -The Lurking Fear -The Moon-Bog -The Music of Erich Zann -The Other Gods -The Outsider -The Picture in the House -The Quest of Iranon -The Rats in the Walls -The Shunned House -The Silver Key -The Statement of Randolph Carter -The Strange High House in the Mist -The Street -The Temple -The Terrible Old Man -The Thing on the Doorstep -The Tomb -The Transition of Juan Romero -The Tree -The Unnamable -The White Ship -What the Moon Brings -Polaris -The Very Old Folk -Ibid -Old Bugs -Sweet Ermengarde, or, The Heart of a Country Girl -A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson -The History of the Necronomicon
Logic’s been in the game for a minute and though he’s one of the game’s most popular rappers he’s never been one to floss his riches in his videos… until now. Kinda.
Giving his fans an idea of what he’d look like if he was balling, Logic throws on some jewelry and rocks a full length fur to ride the bus before falling victim to the jux in his Gucci Mane assisted visual to “Icy.” We guess this is why he doesn’t rock ice like that cause the wolves would come for him on that first full moon, b.
Back in the A, Jeezy finds himself rapping in a prison yard while his fans get a tour of his section at the Trap Museum in his clip to “1 Time.”
Check out the rest of today’s drops and some joints you might’ve missed over the weekend including work from Kash Doll featuring Big Sean, Dee-1, and more.
Get ready to kick some serious past with the wildly inappropriate movie HOT TUB TIME MACHINE. The outrageous laughs bubble up when four friends share a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub, only to wake up with nasty hangovers in 1986 – back when girls wore leg warmers, guys watched Red Dawn and Michael Jackson was black! Now, nice-guy Adam (John Cusack), party animal Lou (Rob Corddry), married man Nick (Craig Robinson) and mega-nerd Jacob (Clark Duke) must relive a wild night of sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll. And, with the help of a one-armed bellhop (Crispin Glover) and a mysterious repairman (Chevy Chase), these time tourists just might get lucky, survive the acid-wash ’80s and change their future—forever!
For Quentin Tarantino, time travel is entirely possible. And it didn’t take green screens or computer generated backdrops to make it back to 1969-era Los Angeles. All it required were fond, vivid memories of the time, an exhausting attention to period detail and a production designer like Barbara Ling.
For a Ghost-Free Time, Call is an episodic supernatural adventure set in the emerald city of Eugene, Oregon which follows a young man, who–since he was a boy–has had the irritating ability to see ghosts all around him. In spite of this so-called “gift,” he found a way to cope and a few less than legitimate ways to make a little money on the side. But a con that started out as a way to make a quick buck will soon become a terrifying reality check about the world he thought he understood… “Eugene is teeming with ghosts and for some stupid, God damn reason, I’m the only one who can see them.” At the young age of nine, Jared developed the unnatural ability to see the lingering spirits of the dead, and beyond its initial novelty, all it’s ever done is piss him off. After having to grow up rather quickly on his own, Jared took something that would have easily driven most people insane and found a way to use his unwelcomed gift to his advantage. He studied and took notes from the most prevalent movies and television shows, and armed with every mainstream supernatural trope and cliché he could find, started his very own—more or less legitimate—ghost removal service. With years of hit-or-miss cons and a number of temporary solutions to combat the most crippling aspects of his “gift,” Jared finally found a way to live a “normal” life and a way to fit in with society. However, one day, while working a routine job for a rich mark, Jared will be confronted with his own lies and a glimpse of the truth behind the world around him and his abilities. For a Ghost-Free Time, Call is a supernatural thriller written by up and coming Pacific Northwest author Sean Kelly (author of "The Drive Home: A Tale of Bromance and Horror" and co-founder of Emerald Inkwell, A Pacific Northwest Publishing Community) and is the first story in an episodic series brought to you by Emerald Inkwell. Episode one is a FREE and complete short story setting the stage for an otherworldly series taking place all across Eugene, Oregon. Every city has their supernatural annoyances, but that doesn't mean you have to put up with them. Instead, for a ghost free time, just call.
USA Today Bestselling author, W.J. May brings you a continuation of the international bestselling series, The Chronicles of Kerrigan! Come back and enjoy the famous characters, or step into the series right here. You won't be disappointed! How can you save the future, when someone's slowly unraveling your past? Rae Kerrigan and her friends finally have the lives they've always wanted. Jobs, children, security, no super villains trying to destroy the world—things are about as normal as they can get for a band of superspies. But when someone jumps back into the past and starts messing with their future—everything they've worked so hard to build goes up in smoke. To save their future, the Kerrigan gang must travel back into the past. Using her father's tatu, Rae and the others embark upon a wild time-hopping goose chase as they try to track down this latest threat before things are broken beyond repair. Will they stop the time traveler before things are too late? Can they manage not to lose themselves in the process? More importantly… …how far down the rabbit hole are they willing to go? Kerrigan Chronicles Stopping Time Passage of Time Ticking Clock READ THE WHOLE SERIES: Prequel Series: Christmas Before the Magic Question the Darkness Into the Darkness Fight the Darkness Alone in the Darkness Lost in Darkness The Chronicles of Kerrigan Series Rae of Hope Dark Nebula House of Cards Royal Tea Under Fire End in Sight Hidden Darkness Twisted Together Mark of Fate Strength & Power Last One Standing Rae of Light The Chronicles of Kerrigan Sequel A Matter of Time Time Piece Second Chance Glitch in Time Our Time Precious Time The Chronicles of Kerrigan: Gabriel Living in the Past Present for Today Staring at the Future Kerrigan Chronicles Stopping Time, A Passage of Time, Ticking Clock
In part one of a two-part series, ESPN explores the dangers of youth basketball — and how the culture of perpetual competition is jeopardizing the futures of the very stars it hopes to create. www.espn.com – NBA
Here it is!!! The first look at Anthony Davis head-to-toe in his new threads … and it’s probably bringing a tear to LeBron James’ eye. The NBA superstar threw on his #3 Lakers jersey and shorts for the first time on Wednesday for some promo for…
Mick Jagger is unreal, and for that matter, so are all of The Rolling Stones. They performed for the first time since Mick’s heart surgery and looked incredible … but there’s something even more shocking. The Stones entertained 60,000 fans Friday night…
A stripped back version of Freddie Mercury performing the song “Time” is released on Thursday (June 20), emerging after a long search for the recording made in 1986 at Abbey Road Studios. Edward Baran reports.
During Eagles Of Death Metal's 13 November 2015 show at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, gunmen entered the venue and opened fire on the crowd, leaving 89 dead. On 16 February 2016 the band returned to the Olympia in Paris to complete their show. Includes Don't Speak (I Came To Make A Bang!), Complexity, Save A Prayer and Wannabe In L.A.
Time travel to medieval Wales! A medieval man with an uncertain destiny, Llywelyn, the Prince of Wales, faces treachery and deceit at the hands of friends and foes alike … A modern woman with a troubled past, Meg’s life is in tatters when she slips through time and into medieval Wales … Only by working together can Meg and Llywelyn navigate the shifting allegiances that threaten the very existence of Wales–and create their own history that defies the laws of time. **A note from the author: I am so happy to be able to share with you this prequel to the After Cilmeri series. I created Footsteps in Time and Prince of Time first, and only wrote Daughter of Time after so many readers wanted to know how the story began. Meg's journey is continued in Footsteps in Time and Winds of Time, a novella that is meant to be a companion to the series. Happy reading!
The Lord really does work in mysterious ways in “Good Omens,” which — given the recent abundance of apocalyptic series — is surprisingly good, and even when it lags, considerable fun. Neil Gaiman adapts his own 1990 novel, yielding a show that thematically falls somewhere between the prolific writer’s impenetrable “American Gods” and TBS’ end-of-the-world comedy “Miracle Workers.”
Justin Hartley ("This Is Us") stars in this thrilling romance about a man who travels back in time for a chance at love. Along the way, he meets Ally (Arielle Kebbel, Fifty Shades Freed) who might be the love he's been searching for. The film also stars, Chrishell Stause (“The Young and the Restless”), James Kyson (“Preacher”), and was written and directed by Thomas Hennessy (What We Can’t Have).
Luann de Lesseps felt the cold steel of handcuffs Thursday, but she’s NOT going back to jail for violating her probation by downing a couple of mimosas. The ‘Real Housewives of New York’ star went before a Florida judge and during the…
Directed by Sergio Leone, this epic Western re-established the genre, and still stands as one of the greatest, artistic films of all time. Henry Fonda stars as Frank, a ruthless murderous psychopath who feels no remorse, even after annihilating Mrs. McBain’s (Claudia Cardinale) entire family. Charles Bronson plays The Man, a harmonica wielding loner who will never forget how his brother was savagely tortured. The Man joins forces with Cheyenne (Jason Robards), the man wrongfully accused of murdering Mrs. McBain’s family, to put an end once and for all to Frank’s reign of terror.
When Emeline Chase walks through a portal and ends up in Salem of 1692 she reallizes that her grandmother's stories were actually true–there are witches in the family, and she's one of them.  But why is she here? Her conclusion that she's in the past to change history puts her into mortal danger. What she doesn't realize is that the more she meddles in the past the more her own time line will be affected. With witch hunters after her and an uncertain  future, Emeline must find a way to stay alive.
The Time Traveller, a dreamer obsessed with traveling through time, builds himself a time machine and, much to his surprise, travels over 800,000 years into the future. He lands in the year 802701: the world has been transformed by a society living in apparent harmony and bliss, but as the Traveler stays in the future he discovers a hidden barbaric and depraved subterranean class. Wells's transparent commentary on the capitalist society was an instant bestseller and launched the time-travel genre.   The Time Machine inspired the international bestseller The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma. As a gift to our readers, we are including the first three chapters of The Map of Time in this ebook edition.
Postseason hopes can be fragile. Golden State closed out the Clippers, but the Warriors showed just how important it is to close out teams quickly — and the consequences of when that does not happen. www.espn.com – NBA
CLAD IN A white lab coat and sitting at a large wood workbench in the corner of a workshop with views of the woods out back, Charles Emslie grabs a magnifying loupe and casts his gaze on a 1989 Rolex Submariner 16610. The stainless steel watch with a black bezel probably sold for around $ 1,500 when it was released, but today it is prized by collectors and can fetch as much as $ 8,000—if it’s in mind condition.
Unfortunately, that’s not the case with this Rolex. “The watch is old enough that the oils have degraded and gotten dirty and dried out,” Emslie says. “It needs a complete overhaul.”
With that, Emslie, 32, who’s been repairing fine watches for a decade, prepares to go inside the Submariner and take it apart piece by piece. This is no simple task. The mechanical watch, which is powered by the movement of the wearer’s arm, comprises hundreds of pieces—some “only a little thicker than a human hair,” Emslie says. To inspect the Rolex, Emslie will use an array of specialized tools, everything from millimeter-size screwdrivers to wooden tweezers—you don’t have to worry about scratches quite as much with the wood ones, he explains. From there, certain key parts of the watch, including its automatic movement, will be placed in a cleaning machine called the Greiner Vibrograf ACS900 in a nearby room. The case, meanwhile, will be washed separately in something called an Elma Ultrasonic Tank. Then Emslie will put it all back together, testing and retesting the rehabbed timepiece to ensure precision accuracy.
EMSLIE IS AMONG a team of watchmakers, technicians, and refinishers here at the headquarters of Crown & Caliber, a watch retailer based in Atlanta that buys and sells pre-owned luxury timepieces online. Since it launched in 2013, the company says, it has had more than 40,000 transactions.
Crown & Caliber was founded by Hamilton Powell, an Atlanta native with a background in finance. He got the idea after a friend described what he went through when he tried to sell a rare Rolex Day Date. After posting the watch on eBay, the friend was besieged by scammers. With estimates of the timepiece’s value all over the map, he was unsure of an asking price, until he finally sold it for $ 5,500 to a mom-and-pop jewelry shop—which flipped it for more than twice that amount.
Sensing an opportunity, Powell did some research. He learned, to his surprise, that the U.S. market for high-end mechanical watches is some $ 5 billion a year. “Some estimate that the pre-owned industry is more than double that,” Powell says. But that pre-owned market was like the Wild West. “Pre-owned watches are traded in back alleys, and pawnshops, and on forums or on eBay and Craigslist,” Powell says. “I thought, ‘We can make it easier and more trusted, a better way to buy a watch.’”
So he set out to do just that, launching Crown & Caliber with a small team and a single watchmaker. “I remember a couple of nights at 1:00, looking for a lost watch part in the carpet of our office with a flashlight,” Powell says. Today, the company has about 60 full-time employees, including watchmakers, refinishers, and customer-service staff.
Pre-owned watches are traded in back alleys, and pawnshops, and on forums or on eBay and Craigslist. I thought, ‘We can make it easier and more trusted, a better way to buy a watch.’
Crown & Caliber takes the guesswork and uncertainty out of the process. Sellers know they’re getting a fair price, and buyers can be assured that what they’re getting is authentic and in tip-top shape. Would-be sellers fill out an online form, answering a series of questions. The company sends back a quote, based on a proprietary database that analyzes how much similar watches have sold in the past. “We’re not using our gut; we’re not using just a hunch,” Powell says. “We’re using real data to determine what we’re going to pay.”
Once Crown & Caliber gets hold of the watch and confirms its authenticity, the real work begins. First, the team tests the watch in a Witschi analyzing machine to determine accuracy. If they find that it’s not keeping time the way it’s supposed to—like the Submariner being worked on by Emslie—it goes to the workshop, where repairs are made. From there, the watch is refinished, polished up, and photographed, before being posted as for sale on the site. Watch experts are on hand to guide buyers through the process, patiently answering questions about what makes a particular timepiece special or why two watches that look identical can vary widely in price.
Those prices are nothing to sniff at. At the lower end of the scale, a Baume & Mercier Clifton Club watch can go for about $ 1,250. At the upper end, hardcore collectors will spend from $ 40,000 to $ 50,000 for an automatic 2010 Patek Philippe Nautilus or 2015 IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater Limited Edition— roughly what you’d pay for a Mercedes-Benz SLC Roadster.
BACK IN THE Crown & Caliber workshop, Emslie turns his attention from the Rolex to a Patek Philippe Complications Annual Calendar, an automatic watch with a solid white-gold case that can fetch as much as $ 50,000. The Patek is “less than two years old, in my estimation,” Emslie says. His main job with this Patek isn’t to disassemble it—he just needs to make sure it’s not a fake and then get back to the seller with an offer. (It is, in fact, real.)
Next comes something slightly more affordable than the Patek: a Breitling Chronomat A13050 that Emslie says costs around a couple of grand. It’s a good way to end a Tuesday—Breitlings happen to be among Emslie’s favorites. “Stainless steel, white dial, very pretty movement,” he says, somewhat wistfully. “It’s reliable, it’s accurate, it’s a beast.”
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Lil Nas X’s rise to fame has already come with some controversy. He discussed his unlikely overnight success in a new feature.
Imagine randomly dabbling with country music and your song actually making some noise? So much so that it lands on the country music chart but is promptly removed. That is the story of Lil Nas X. Time Magazine interviewed the Atlanta native about his recent come up and the bumps and bruises along the way.
In the feature, the 19-year-old detailed dropping out of college to pursue music much to his parent’s chagrin. “My dad initially was like, ‘There’s a million rappers in this industry’. They wanted me to go back to school.” But it seems he has already proven his father wrong. His single “Old Town Road” has already slotted on the Billboard Hot 100. The song’s southern twang appeal became a viral sensation with the likes of Justin Bieber showing him love.
It also afforded him some relevancy within the country market as well landing him on the Hot Country Songs chart but that didn’t last too long. Billboard officially pulled him from the list citing his inclusion was a mistake. Naturally, the pulling of the track looked like an obvious jig. X discussed the snub with the iconic periodical.
When asked to describe “Old Town Road” he made it clear the work can thrive in several genres. “The song is country trap. It’s not one, it’s not the other. It’s both. It should be on both” he explained. While the masses think Billboard’smove was racially biased, he attributes the slight as another example of the hesitancy of embracing something new. “I believe whenever you’re trying something new, it’s always going to get some kind of bad reception. For example, when rap started, or when rock and roll began. But with country trap, I in no way want to take credit for that. I believe Young Thug would be one of the biggest pioneers in that.”
Lil Nas X just signed a recording deal with Columbia Records. You can read the rest of the interview here.
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COMPLETELY FRAMED: Inclined to spend 10 hours outdoors each day shooting and to cover 16 or 17 parties a week, New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham amassed a slew of photographs.
Nearly three years after the photographer’s death at the age of 87, his friends Steven Stolman and former coworker John Kurdewan offered a slide show celebration of his life Wednesday night at the Museum of the City of New York. Along with the runway shots and on-the-town party pictures, there were numerous images of the always-smiling street photographer on and off duty.
Stolman said The Times is doing “an extraordinary retrospective coffee table book,” which is due out this fall. “Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography” is set to be published by Clarkson Potter on September 3. Meanwhile, Kurdewan has an “amazing collection of memorabilia, personal photographs, letters, Post-it notes and other keepsakes from working with Cunningham that would make for a compelling story, Stolman said. The photographer’s archives prior to 1993 are owned by his family, and those post-1993 belong to The Times, he added. His total estate reportedly was valued at $ 4 million.
Wednesday’s crowd also saw photos of Cunningham’s sparse loft where boxes of files