Month: July 2018

Rolls Royce Looks to the Sky

Rolls Royce, the legendary british car and engine maker, has released plans for a flying taxi. The flying taxi will be able to take 4 passengers at speeds up to 250 mph for 500 miles. This amazing development wont hit the skies until sometime in the next decade, but I for one am excited about another new form of transportation that feels like something straight out of Matt Groening’s Futurama.   The vehicle uses “electrival vertical take-off and landing” (EVTOL), which allows the flying Rolls Royce to make drone-like takeoff and landings with exacting precision. Imagine a quick trip...

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Yunus Belgin: Jazz Drummer, Producer, Citizen of the World

Contemporary society has a very interesting relationship with jazz, especially here in the U.S., its birthplace and native land. While it seems to have largely faded from the grand stage of mainstream entertainment, it continues to crop up unexpectedly, drawing a significant following among millenials. For example, there’s Damien Chazelle, who has single-handedly re-introduced America to the sheer energy, fun, and versatility of the genre with movies like “La La Land” and “Whiplash.” Then there’s Tyler, the Creator, who has incorporated jazz sounds into every one of his albums, including work with the hippest Canadian jazz outfit on the...

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Street Art: Giving Life to Grey Walls

How a person walks through a city and what details grab their attention depends much on an individual’s past experiences. I look for captivating street art because I think it immerses me in a new place and helps me find beauty around every corner. Street art is an evolution of graffiti that embraces the line between art and rebellion by bringing spontaneity, creativity, and color to spaces that would normally hold earth toned paint. Graffiti has long been rejected by mainstream culture as a destruction of property. Governments and property owners spend millions removing unwanted spray paint and installing...

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‘Back to the Future’ Shoe Hits the Jackpot

Seeing such a successful and influential actor like Michael J Fox endure such a painful, degenerative disease has been influential in bringing great awareness to Parkinson’s Disease and the desperate necessity to fund research into this complex illness. Now, the Michael J Fox Foundation has auctioned off Marty McFly’s single, crumbling left shoe from the Back to the Future sequel to raise money for research and awareness. The futuristic, “fast strap,” Nike shoe stunned audiences when it sold at auction for over 97 thousand dollars. The 1989 film showed Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly wearing futuristic shoes in...

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Lebron Moves West to the Lakers

Lebron James, the basketball legend who has played in eight consecutive NBA finals, is leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Los Angeles Lakers. James became a free agent on July 1st but was already in a deal by the next day. I consider Lebron James arguably the best basketball player in the world (along with many other basketball fans) because he is constantly producing unbelievable performances and results. The only fault in James’ accolades are his several losses in the NBA finals and controversial move to Miami, but I stick in the camp that a player is only as...

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