DEPPS MYSTISKA UNGA KVINNA!

DEPPS MYSTISKA UNGA KVINNA!

”Förde in flaskan i mig gång på gång!” Det har varit en jobbig vår för Johnny Depp, 58. Mycket tid har han tillbringat i en rättssal i Virginia för att bestrida 36-åriga exfrun Amber Heards text publicerad i tidningen Washington Post, där hon pekade ut ”Gilbert Grape”- stjärnan som en kvinnomisshandlare. Men kanske finns det nya glädjeämnen i stjärnans liv. Mitt i den turbulenta tiden har Johnny setts med armarna om en ny ung kvinna. TOG BAKVÄGEN UT Depp är mest känd som skådis, men han är också musiker. Bland annat spelar han i bandet Hollywood Vampire. Dagar innan den omtalade rättegången påbörjades spelade skådisen under en välgörenhetskonsert på nattklubben The Troubadour i Los Angeles. Efter spelningen syntes han gå ut bakvägen i sällskap av en ung mystisk brunett. Enligt sajten JustJared höll Johnny…

The Hockey News 75th Anniversary

The Hockey News 75th Anniversary

THIS ISSUE YOU ARE reading is historic in that it is the opening issue of the 16 issues of The Hockey News’ 75th season, which all began back on Oct. 1, 1947. The Hockey News began at the start of the NHL’s 31st season, when the Original Six teams played a 60-game schedule leading up to the Toronto Maple Leafs winning the Stanley Cup. The Hockey News has outlived most of the players from that year, as well as the ownership groups and anyone in the league office. It was 11 years before Willie O’Ree made history and played for Boston and 14 years before Wayne Gretzky was born. This and the following 15 issues will be full of stories and references celebrating the 75th season, culminating on Oct. 1, 2022, which…

The food catastrophe

BY INVADING UKRAINE, Vladimir Putin will destroy the lives of people far from the battlefield—and on a scale even he may regret. The war is battering a global food system weakened by covid-19, climate change and an energy shock. Ukraine’s exports of grain and oilseeds have mostly stopped and Russia’s are threatened. Together, the two countries supply 12% of traded calories. Wheat prices, up 53% since the start of the year, jumped a further 6% on May 16th, after India said it would suspend exports because of an alarming heatwave. The widely accepted idea of a cost-of-living crisis does not begin to capture the gravity of what may lie ahead. Antonio Guterres, the UN secretary general, warned on May 18th that the coming months threaten “the spectre of a global food…

The food catastrophe
Corinthians make ‘NOSTAR’ transat

Corinthians make ‘NOSTAR’ transat

MOD70 record smashing continues The ongoing battle for record honours between the MOD70s continues, with Jason Carroll’s Argo demolishing the Bermuda-Plymouth transatlantic record in June. Argo took over 16 hours off the previous record for the 2,870-mile eastbound course across the North Atlantic, crossing in 4d 19h 30m. The crew sailed a total of 3,347 miles at an average speed just under 29 knots. Les Voiles turns 40 Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez celebrates 40 years of the annual French classic this year. The event will run this year with a new two-week format, as adopted in 2020, with the classic and modern yachts racing from Saturday 25 September and the Maxi yachts competing the following week from Tuesday 5 October. Teens set first IRC record The first recipients of a ratified record from the newly…

John Petrucci

John Petrucci

In the still-youthful genre of prog-metal, Dream Theater are the undisputed silverbacks. Founded 36 years ago in the fertile breeding ground of Berklee College Of Music in Boston, the line-up took the calling cards of classic prog and turned up all the dials, leading the charge for a new movement that made you both bang and scratch your head. Comprising seven extended tracks, groaning with super-technical solos and pinballing between tricky time signatures, this year’s A View From The Top Of The World album represents everything you love/hate (delete as applicable) about the genre. Co-founding guitarist John Petrucci tells us more. Undoubtedly you’re pleased with the new album. I had a feeling when we finished it: “There’s something special about this one.” We started the band in 1985. A View From The Top…

ANALOG CORNER

ANALOG CORNER

THIS ISSUE: Mikey conducts a zenith-error test and auditions Channel D’s latest Lino C phono preamplifier. Plus, a pretty and pretty effective record weight. The stylus that cuts the grooves in your favorite records is best described, in simple terms, as “chisel-shaped.” The most accurate playback styli—the “extreme” ones that extract the maximum amount of information from the grooves—have a similar shape, with sharper and more severe contact edges than a standard elliptical stylus, itself an advance over spherical styli. These extreme shapes, with names like Line Contact, Fine Line, Gyger, Replicant, Shibata, and van den Hul, have complex geometries with long, narrow vertical contact patches that sit deep within the groove, can better trace the deepest lateral modulation crevices, and beat the fastest, most efficient path up and down those modulation…

JEWEL OF ANCIENT JORDAN JERASH

JEWEL OF ANCIENT JORDAN JERASH

The Old Testament of the Bible describes the journey of the Israelites to the Promised Land. They needed to cross the kingdom of Edom, a land that straddled modern southern Israel and Jordan. The Israelites pleaded with the Edomites to “go by the King’s Highway until we have passed through your territory” (Num. 21:22). The existence of the King’s Highway can be traced back to the Bronze Age. This royal route was central to trade in the Middle East, connecting Egypt via the Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea all the way north to Damascus. No great empire was centered along this road, but the cities along it grew rich from commerce, as traders bearing grain from Egypt, incense from Yemen, pearls from the Red Sea, and spices from India…

A LAYOUT FORGED IN FIRE

A LAYOUT FORGED IN FIRE

THE INSPIRATION FOR Mike Rabbitt’s HO scale H&R Steel Co. layout came to him in a flash – literally. As a youth in Sandusky, Ohio, Mike entertained himself riding his bicycle through the industrial landscape, observing the workings of the many factories and railroads in the city. One day he was outside a steel mill that he could look inside to see workers loading an electric arc furnace that converted scrap metal into steel. A sudden flash of light and blast of hot air almost knocked him over as the melting process began. The sight – as well as a wave of searing heat – took his breath away. It was a moment that kicked off a lifelong study of iron and steel, and ultimately the construction of several model railroads focusing…

MALTESE CROSS BRACELET

DIFFICULTY square stitch / bead weaving Capture crystal chatons in square stitch bezels, and secure them with a crisscross of seed beads. Embellish them with even more crystals in a design that resembles a Maltese cross. FIRST MALTESE CROSS UNIT 1) On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread and leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail, pick up 20 11° seed beads, and tie the beads into a tight ring with a square knot. Sew through the next several beads, pulling the knot into a bead. 2) Pick up two 11°s, skip back two beads in the ring, and sew through the two beads you skipped and the next two in the ring (figure 1, a–b). Repeat this stitch nine times to complete the round (b–c). Sew through all the beads added in this round to…

MALTESE CROSS BRACELET
DISASTROUS DEBUT

DISASTROUS DEBUT

Charlie and Beverly Heebner woke up early on Dec. 18, 2017, ready to be a part of history. The couple from Olympia, Wash., purchased tickets to be aboard the first Amtrak Cascades train to take the newly rebuilt Point Defiance Bypass, a 14.5-mile route that moves passenger trains away from Puget Sound and inland toward Interstate 5. Days earlier, the couple had taken one of the last Cascades trains to run on the original route, which BNSF Railway still uses. The Heebners had little idea that they would be present for a different historic event, a more infamous one, when, minutes after departing the Tacoma, Wash., station, Amtrak train No. 501 derailed on a curve at speed. The lead locomotive and 12 cars derailed and some landed in the middle of…

A 1990s TRUNK LINE IN AN 1840s BASEMENT

A 1990s TRUNK LINE IN AN 1840s BASEMENT

Those of us who grew up in the 1980s were keenly aware that the “golden age” of railroading had passed. We heard about how great things once were, and why many people with an interest in trains were no longer excited by the ones they now saw. In the Northeast, Conrail had taken over. Drastic changes had come, and Conrail itself was born of government action required to save the railroad industry in the region. Main lines were consolidated, even outright abandoned. But the trains still ran. And although some “old hats” hated Conrail – it replaced the beloved railroads of their memories – for many of us, Conrail is the memory! Our parents dropped us off at trackside, but with no insider information or depot to visit, we had to improvise. We…

MASTERING the UNIVERSE

MASTERING the UNIVERSE

21 SECONDS. On May 30, 2021, a team of 300 nuclear scientists and engineers at the EAST (Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak) reactor at China’s Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, about halfway between Shanghai and Wuhan, accomplish something human beings have never done before. A new world record is established. 30 seconds. They’ve created a small “artificial sun” that burns hotter—120 million degrees Celsius or 216 million degrees Fahrenheit, 15 times hotter than the core of our actual Sun—than any temperature previously reached on Earth. 40 seconds. Now the question is how long they can keep the reaction going. 50 seconds. Superheated hydrogen plasma twists as it pushes around a circular path inside the reactor’s doughnut-shaped metal tube. 60 seconds. A series of superconducting toroidal and poloidal magnetic coils—an innovation unique to EAST—keeps the streams of superheated plasma from expanding…

How Venture Capitalists Make Decisions

AUTHORS Over the past 30 years, venture capital has been a vital source of financing for high-growth start-ups. Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Gilead Sciences, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Whole Foods, and countless other innovative companies owe their early success in part to the capital and coaching provided by VCs. Venture capital has become an essential driver of economic value. Consider that in 2015 public companies that had received VC backing accounted for 20% of the market capitalization and 44% of the research and development spending of U.S. public companies. Despite all that, little is known about what VCs actually do and how they create value. To be sure, most of us have the broad sense that they fill a crucial market need by connecting entrepreneurs who have good ideas but no money with investors…

How Venture Capitalists Make Decisions

TRENDING

The Big Picture Want to stay busy? Try taking a head count of all the life on Earth. That’s what researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and the California Institute of Technology did, picking through hundreds of studies to conduct a global census. They dug up some interesting stuff: Of the approximately 550 gigatons of carbon (Gt C) life that inhabits our planet, plants take up the biggest chunk, accounting for 450 Gt C. The team also found that the combined biomass of humans and livestock far outweighs the biomass of wild mammals, pointing to the impact our species has had on the biosphere. Source: “The biomass distribution on Earth,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2018 “For the first time, we can really study those processes that are occurring…

TRENDING
Make a mask for double stars

Make a mask for double stars

Over the years, I’ve always been an advocate for the small-aperture telescope, touting its remarkable capabilities in my writings and through talks at astronomy conventions and club meetings. During my salad days as an amateur astronomer, back in the 1970s, my telescopic arsenal was made up of a 3-inch f/10 reflector and a 2.4-inch f/11 refractor. Modest in size though they were, these high focal ratio instruments were remarkably capable — especially on double stars, my favorite night-sky targets. In the early 1980s, I took a giant leap and purchased a 13.1-inch Dobsonian-mounted reflector. This “fast” (f/4.5) light-gobbling beast revealed deep-sky wonders well beyond the grasp of my little scopes. But it didn’t do well with double stars. The bright binary star Castor, whose component stars were separated by 2" at…

30 years of the Great Lakes & Western

With its 800 feet of main line track regularly hosting freight and passenger traffic, the HO scale Great Lakes & Western is a tribute to the club members who maintain and operate it. The Los Angeles Model RR Society has members ranging in age from teenagers to senior citizens, all with a wide variety of modeling interests. This group not only keeps trains running on the GL&W, but also continues to enhance and update the sprawling model railroad. The GL&W is a freelanced model railroad that runs from Superior, Wis., to Salt Lake City, Utah, with lines running to San Francisco and Seattle. A narrow gauge line and a standard gauge logging branch connect to the main. All three lines feature staging yards representing connections to a larger railroad system. Although it…

30 years of the Great Lakes & Western

MEET THE filter guy

When I attend astronomy conventions or star parties, I meet lots of people who know me as “the guy who sells filters.” Fair enough. I’ve been producing highquality filters for astroimaging through my company, Astrodon, for 14 years. Far fewer people realize that I also love to image. So, when Astronomy asked me to briefly describe that part of my life (in words and pictures), I agreed. It seems like everyone has a unique story about how they became passionate about astroimaging — I do, too. I didn’t get interested until about 2000, despite several events that should have tipped me off to where my interests are. I earned a Ph.D. from Caltech in its Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, where I studied field geology under Gene Shoemaker, the codiscoverer of Comet…

MEET THE filter guy

Flying into June’s RING OF FIRE ECLIPSE

ANNULAR ECLIPSES ARE A SIGHT TO BEHOLD, the Moon inching in front of the Sun until all that’s left of our star is a glowing ring. It’s no wonder so many ancient civilizations, looking upon the resulting ominous halo, or annulus, of sunlight, believed such an event meant they had angered celestial gods. As an avid eclipse scientist who was forced to sit out last year’s solar eclipses, I was eager to see whatever bit of June’s annular eclipse that I could. Unfortunately, continuing travel restrictions prevented me from going to see annularity from the ground. Still, beautiful views of its partial phases were visible from the northeastern half of the continental U.S., so I wasn’t alone in heralding the beginning of summer with a blazing partial eclipse. Above the clouds I have…

Flying into June’s RING OF FIRE ECLIPSE
Rails to the North Star

Rails to the North Star

Minnesota occupies 86,943 square miles and ranks 12th among states in terms of land mass. While not exemplary in either category, it has played an outsized role in railroad history and commerce. Consider that the North Star State has historically been known as the gateway to Chicago and the Pacific Northwest for railroads such as Great Northern, Northern Pacific, and Milwaukee Road. Today, the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” serves as a funnel for BNSF Railway’s Northern Transcontinental main line, sending grain, oil, and other commodities east and west. The state is also a portal to the United States for both Canadian National and Canadian Pacific. CN’s former Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range ore lines provide taconite to make steel, while the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior, Wis., serve as transfer points…

Searching for life on SATURN'S BIG MOON

Searching for life on SATURN'S BIG MOON

Titan experiences rainfall. But instead of water, Titan’s clouds dump liquid methane from above. IN 1908, WHEN PERCIVAL LOWELL PUBLISHED Mars as the Abode of Life, he saw the Red Planet as surely teeming with life. Today, we know that’s not the case — but the search for life in the solar system continues, and with far more tantalizing targets. We have since learned a great deal about the icy ocean moons of the outer solar system. We’ve seen cryovolcanoes erupting from Enceladus and witnessed nitrogen glaciers sliding across the face of Pluto. But still we wonder: What life might be out there? If biomes have secured a foothold on the distant worlds of our solar system, what form do they take? These days, astrobiologists are turning their sights to another alien world, nearly…

STREET VALUE

STREET VALUE

THINK ABOUT THE big-name car collections. The Collezione Umberto Panini in Modena, Italy. The Revs Institute in Naples, Florida. The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Now consider the real heart and soul of connoisseurship—the smaller collectors, like Hank Davis, owner of Hank’s Garage in Bucyrus, Ohio, with his 14 Edsels, or Robert Lederer, owner of Chicago Parts & Sound, whose cars you see pictured here. Now imagine all that machinery left to rot. From the talk we heard at Monterey Car Week in August, it seems the car-collector world is facing a crisis. Future generations won’t care about vintage vehicles. The internal-combustion engine will be legislated off the road. The values of prized cars will plummet. Can that be true? Road & Track spoke with some big thinkers in the collector…

How to Make Your Kitchen More Modern, More Open, More Organized

1 More Modern Maria Hawilo and Konrad Schlater’s kitchen felt too dark and too traditional. “We wanted something that was much lighter and more playful,” Konrad says. But an overhaul wasn’t in the budget. Instead, they focused on a few impactful moves that didn’t require changing the layout. CHOOSE A FRESH COLOR At interior designer SuzAnn Kletzien’s suggestion, the couple had the cabinets painted Benjamin Moore’s Heaven on Earth. “It’s not something you see every day,” Konrad says. Color Update “Simply painting the cabinets really made a world of difference.”SUZANN KLETZIEN, designer LOSE VISUAL WEIGHT On the cooktop wall, Kletzien replaced wall cabinets with floating wood shelves to open the space and create a spot to display decorative accessories. Other load lifters: switching the stainless-steel hood for a white plaster one and swapping the island’s…

How to Make Your Kitchen More Modern, More Open, More Organized
Putting ON THE GLITZ

Putting ON THE GLITZ

Lux tux This season, the tuxedo jacket takes a leading role on glamorous nights out. The new elevated evening blazer has that effortlessly cool-without-trying look and can be worn as part of a suit or casually draped over a strappy dress, if you prefer some arm coverage. Choose decorative designs or keep it classic and simple in black velvet, but style with an off-white fairy-tale ruffle blouse to bring feminine allure. When the party’s over, just add jeans. Relaxed glamour When you want to feel dressed up but not too dressy, a mesmerising sequin skirt is the answer. It instantly feels less ‘done’ than a gorgeous gown, but still shows you want to have fun. Keep it casual on top with a glittery sweater or, for an even more relaxed vibe, switch strappy…

THE truth THE ABOUT collagen

Like blue eyeshadow and kitten heels, trends have a funny way of re-emerging if we’re around for long enough. So, if the current excitement about the latest anti-ageing must-have feels remarkably familiar, you’re not going mad: we’ve been here before. Yes, collagen is making a comeback… or should we say bounce-back? You may have owned a skin-firming collagen cream in the past or dabbled in first-generation collagen supplements before their popularity quietly waned. It has been under the radar for quite some time, but market researcher Mintel recently singled out collagen as ‘a hero ingredient of the moment’, and Boots decided that a 1,570% increase in searches for collagen on its website warranted the development of a collagen-based skincare range. Dozens of other brands have had the same idea, once again giving…

THE truth THE ABOUT collagen

color local

cuando el artista Jorge Pardo decidió mover su estudio de Los Ángeles a Yucatán hace nueve años, tenía sentido trasladar su base de operaciones americana a Nueva York. La ciudad estaba a un paso de Cancún y era un lugar en el que podía conectar fácilmente con las galerías y visitar a su hija Penélope, que se había mudado allí. Buscando imprimir su visión personal y exuberantemente coloreada, aterrizó en unas cocheras de principios del XX situadas entre un edificio de apartamentos de poca altura y un garaje en Bushwick, un barrio de Brooklyn que hasta ahora se ha resistido a la gentrificación. “Soy un inmigrante, y esta era una comunidad de inmigrantes que me gustaba mucho”, dice Pardo, un cubanoamericano que creció en Chicago desde los seis años. “Es…

color local

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NYE VARIANTER At designe til mennesker og aldrig til en specifik funktion eller et specifikt formål er den italienske designer Piero Lissonis grundprincip. Som sagt så gjort fx med hans ’Lissoni Sofa’ for Fritz Hansen, der nu lanceres i to nye størrelser. Når størrelsen er på plads, er der et væld af polstringer at vælge imellem. Og hvorfor ikke gå efter den gule, der med garanti vil sprede glæde? ’Lissoni’, sofa, Piero Lissoni for Fritz Hansen, fra 29.000 kr. I ORIGINALE RAMMER Sidste sommer fik Fredericia Furniture, der står bag produktionen af en lang række møbler af den danske arkitekt Børge Mogensen, mulighed for at genskabe et komplet Mogensen-univers i hans gamle hus i Nordsjælland, tegnet af arkitekten selv i 1958. Med enkelte samtidsværker og en hel stribe originale møbler fik de skabt en…

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JAG VILL BIDRA TILL ATT FÅ STOPP PÅ DET HÄR

Tidigt en morgon i oktober 2019 slits tystnaden isär i det lilla samhället Torshälla. Flera skott avlossas mot en villa där Marita, hennes man och minsta dotter bor. Under natten har dottern tjatat sig in till föräldrarnas säng. – Jag brukar säga nej, men det gjorde jag inte den här gången. Det tackar jag gud för idag, berättar Marita i podden Dokumentär hjältarna (SOS Alarm). En kula gick in i väggen vid sidan av flickans säng och genom en barnteckning med Tingeling, i rummet på övervåningen. Och genom hennes morgonrock var det ett stort hål. – Det är en sådan där bild som jag aldrig, aldrig kommer att glömma. Motsatt effekt I det beskjutna huset fanns det ingen svårighet att lägga ihop två och två. Marita var inkallad att vittna i en rättegång senare under…

JAG VILL BIDRA TILL ATT FÅ STOPP PÅ DET HÄR

Societetsdramat väckte stor uppståndelse

Fallet von Bülow var en av 1980-talets stora mediehändelser. Inte bara i USA där tragiken utspelade sig. En av aktörerna, Claus von Bülow, hade danska rötter och intresset var på topp på båda sidor av Atlanten. En åklagare sammanfattade dragningskraften i fallet von Bülow så här: ”Det här fallet har allt. Det är pengar, sex, droger, Newport, New York och Europa; överklass, jung- frur, butlers och en trädgårdsmästare.” Claus von Bülow föddes som Claus Borberg i Köpenhamn 1926. Claus var barnbarn till justitieministern Frits Bülow och föddes rakt in i den danska societeten. Men pappan misstänktes sedan för att ha kollaborerat med nazisterna under ockupationen och gav namnet Borberg en dålig klang. Claus beslöt sig för att ta sin mammas efternamn men tillfogade också ett adelsklingande von framför. Sålunda rustad gav sig Claus ut…

Societetsdramat väckte stor uppståndelse
GRAVARNA KAN LÖSA MORDEN

GRAVARNA KAN LÖSA MORDEN

Tänk dig en korsning mellan Indiana Jones och tv-serien Bones. Då har du ett hum om vad arkeologen, osteologen och kriminalteknikern Zorah Linder Ben Salah jobbar med. – Det finns en en stor etisk del i det att ta tillvara på människors kvarlevor utan att information går förlorad. Sommaren 1952 blev ett svenskt signalspaningsplan nedskjutet av Sovjetiskt stridsflyg över Östersjön. Sovjet nekade så klart inledningsvis till att de hade någon aning om var planet, en DC 3:a, blivit av. Det här utspelade sig när det kalla kriget var som kyligast. Anhöriga till de åtta besättningsmännen ombord fick vänta länge på svar om vad som hänt deras makar, söner och bröder. DC 3:an hittades inte förrän 2003 av ett privat konsortium. – Helt fantastiskt att de lyckades. Det var som att söka efter en nål…

Formstarkt flöde

”Jag har försökt att inreda minimalistiskt, men det går emot min natur.” NÄR HON INTE TYCKTE ATT hon hittade väskan hon ville ha, den utan blaffig logga som ofta går under namnet ”it bag”, började hon rita sina egna. Åtta år senare driver Paulina Liffner von Sydow väskföretaget Little Liffner med stor framgång över hela världen. USA, Kina och Japan är stora marknader, förutom Sverige förstås. Hon gör all design själv, har numera tre anställda och känner att hon har hittat sin nisch. Paulina är ekonom i botten och har arbetat med PR och marknadsföring, den bakgrunden hade hon naturligtvis stor nytta av när hon startade eget designföretag. Och åren som modeassistent på ELLE förstås. – Att ha kunskap kring bild och varumärke har hjälpt mig mycket i arbetet med Little Liffner. Men…

Formstarkt flöde
$1 TRILLION:   A REMARKABLE MILESTONE FOR TECH INDUSTRY

$1 TRILLION:   A REMARKABLE MILESTONE FOR TECH INDUSTRY

A TRILLION DOLLAR COMPANY Over the past several months, Apple has been on the brink of becoming the first technology company in the world to reach a trillion-dollar market capitalization - a feat many thought would be impossible. Now, after Apple announced stronger-than-expected earnings, the company has topped $1 trillion for the first time, overtaking its rivals in Samsung, Alphabeat, Microsoft, and Amazon to the crown. Today, we look back at how Apple got there, and predict the tech giant’s next moves. FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS Apple may now be a trillion-dollar company with a string of successful product lines, but that wasn’t always the case. In the late 1970s, three men, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Mike Markkula, came together to design and market the Apple II series of computers. The result? The first…

CABRINHA SWITCHBLADE 9M

CABRINHA SWITCHBLADE 9M

TEST TEAM NOTES: You’ll come off the Moto thinking, ‘That’s the kite for me!’, but then Cabrinha go and make the 01 Switchblade more manageable in stronger wind conditions for more riders! If you love twin-tip riding, the Switchblade could be your weapon, and it still delivers to bigger riders in a unique way. The Switchblade is now one of the longest running kite models in the business, having been delivering super smooth low end performance and benchmark park and ride ease of use for well over a decade. You just can’t argue with it for general kiting conditions. When we have riders who are over 90 kilos coming up and asking which kites we recommend for them (especially if they don’t want to have to size up to a 14 metre…

Repaires créatifs

CIMAISES URBAINES Dans une ville si accueillante pour la création, il était logique que l’art urbain vienne faire son nid. Depuis 2008, au moment du K-Live Festival piloté par Laurent Vilarem, Crystel Labasor et Stéphane Marmonier, un vol de street artistes se pose sur les échafaudages dressés dans les rues. Au fil du temps, ils ont laissé leurs œuvres éclatantes aux quatre coins de la cité, constituant un poétique Musée à ciel ouvert (MaCO), dont les cimaises se découvrent nez au vent. C215, Sun7, Mademoiselle Maurice, Seth, Ratur, Philippe Baudelocque, Maye, Levalet, Laho, Monkeybird, Isaac Cordal, Andrea Ravo Mattoni et bien d’autres sont les flamboyants protagonistes de ce jeu de piste, toujours renouvelé et toujours surprenant. MUSÉE À CIEL OUVERT (MACO) Visites guidées de fresque en fresque avec l’office de tourisme. Du 2…

Repaires créatifs

FRIENDS OF ’59

PETE LEPPARD AND KEITH Bender never forget about the friends and teammates they lost on a rainy Saturday morning in February more than 60 years ago. They were just 10 at the time and their whole world literally came crashing down on them. It was community hockey in Listowel, Ont., and the local peewee organization was holding tryouts for the prestigious Young Canada tournament the following month in nearby Goderich. On the morning of Feb. 28, 1959, the roof of the Listowel Memorial Arena collapsed under the weight of rain that fell on top of the existing heavy winter snow. Two dozen peewee players and coaches were buried in the rubble. Most were rescued but eight people were killed, including seven youth players and Listowel recreation director Kenneth McLeod. McLeod was…

FRIENDS OF ’59

AS WE SEE IT

THIS ISSUE: Recorded music’s bright future. I wrote about the music industry’s impressive recovery in the February 2022 AWSI.1 Robust LP sales were a headline item of that report, but they’re a sideshow: Paid-subscription streaming is what is bringing the industry back. When I wrote that, 2021 wasn’t quite over, so year-end financials weren’t available. They’re available now. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, in 2021 recorded-music revenue reached $15 billion, an astonishing $2.9 billion—19.3%—increase over 2020. That increase is probably exaggerated by COVID-suppressed 2020 revenue—physical media sales were certainly down—but 2020 revenue was still $1 billion higher than 2019’s. Numerically, 2021 recorded-music revenue set a new record: $400 million higher than the previous record high, in 1999—the year before the start of the great decline, when illegal file sharing nearly broke…

AFFLECK & J-LO:S DJUPA KÄRLEKSKRIS!

”Han skrek hysteriskt!” Hur mår Ben Affleck, 49, egentligen? Efter återföreningen med Jennifer Lopez, 52, i våras har stjärnan sett ut att stråla av lycka. Men något har förändrats den senaste tiden, och källor i hans närhet vittnar om att allt inte är så kärleksfullt bakom lykta dörrar som stjärnparet vill ge sken av... ”INTE HELT RÄTT I HUVUDET” Att Ben är under stor press syns enligt källor i hans närhet på hans allt kortare stubin. – Han är inte helt rätt i huvudet. Han fattar många dåliga beslut, säger en insider i OK! magazine. Hans korta stubin blev tydlig när han häromveckan syntes skrika på sin exfru Jennifer Garner, 49, på öppen gata. Anledningen till storbråket sägs vara Bens nya tjej, J-Lo. Ett vittne säger i tidningen National Enquirer att Ben ”skrek hysteriskt” på…

AFFLECK & J-LO:S DJUPA KÄRLEKSKRIS!

NO DEAD END FOR NED

“POOR ALEX NEDELJKOVIC.” You said it, didn’t you? Plenty of us did on July 22, 2021, when the trade happened. The presumptive narrative suggested he’d been stabbed in the heart. He’d delivered a stellar debut season for the Carolina Hurricanes across 23 starts, posting the NHL’s best goal-against average (1.90) and save percentage (.932). Among goalies with 1,000 or more minutes played, only Nashville's Juuse Saros saved more goals above average per 60 minutes at 5-on-5. Nedeljkovic started nine of 11 playoff games for the Hurricanes last spring, too. He was supposed to be the entrenched young No. 1 on a Carolina team set up to contend for years. He’d overcome a lot since being drafted 37th overall in 2014. He was perceived by many scouts as far too small for an…

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SKIP NOVAK

SKIP NOVAK

When the story broke about the Suez Canal fiasco I was reminded of my transit in May of 1980, not least of all how I got there in the first place. It all started in Fremantle. I was asked by Peter Wright, the owner of the Swan 65 Independent Endeavour, a yacht I skippered on the 1979 Parmelia Race (Plymouth to Cape Town to Fremantle) what we should do with the boat as it had to leave Australia to avoid paying VAT. I suggested a charter season in the Med. Peter Wright was a fascinating chap who, with his partner Lang Hancock, prospected, discovered and developed the Pilbara iron ore fields in Western Australia, which made their fortunes. Logically the Suez Canal was our route north, and Peter, a sprightly septuagenarian, wanted to…

COOL HAND LUCAS

LUCAS RAYMOND wasn’t a straight-A student. He enjoyed school, but hockey kept him out of class too often, he says. He’d probably be top of his class if it weren’t for that. Every time he steps on the ice, he’s the smartest kid in the room. Was it because of how he was raised, growing up in Gothenburg, Sweden? His parents had white-collar jobs. His mother, Cecilia, worked in real estate, while his father, Jean, worked in finance. Jean Raymond was born in France and moved to Sweden at 15, so Lucas grew up interested in, and learning about, French culture. He retained some of the language, though he didn’t really keep it up. He wasn’t a scholar in the making. So why, then, in the years and months before Detroit drafted…

COOL HAND LUCAS

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

You grew up on a farm in England. How did your upbringing shape your perception of beauty? I had a very sheltered childhood. We never discussed the way we looked. No one ever told me, “Oh, you look pretty.” Instead, I was asked to go outside and grab a chicken, pick up its eggs, muck out the horse [stall], and cut a tree down. Those were the activities that were celebrated. Meanwhile, when I spoke to my American girlfriends, they were all cutting their hair to look like their favorite pop star! [laughs] What was the transition like when you started modeling as a teenager? I was often really frustrated because I like to be in control. I’ve always had a hard time modeling or acting because you’re basically waiting for…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
12. Tim Horton

12. Tim Horton

BORN: Jan. 12, 1930, Cochrane, Ont. NHL CAREER: 1950-1974 TEAMS: Tor, NYR, Pit, Buf STATS: GP 1,445 G 115 A 403 P 518 PIM 1,611 ALL-STAR: 6 (First-3, Second-3) STANLEY CUPS: 4 HHOF: 1977 IT REMAINS ONE OF THE enduring oddities that in the 66 years the Norris Trophy has been awarded, a Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman has never won it. It’s particularly ignominious considering their Original Six cohorts have won the trophy a total of 42 times, with the Boston Bruins leading the way with 14 and the Montreal Canadiens next with 11. But Tim Horton came close. And throughout the 1960s, there weren’t many defensemen better than Horton. There probably weren’t any as tough, although Horton did not possess a malicious bone in his body. And certainly there were none as strong as Horton, who had…

AN OREGON BRIDGE LINE

AN OREGON BRIDGE LINE

THE LAYOUT AT A GLANCE NAME: Pacific & Eastern SCALE: HO (1:87.1) SIZE: 26 x 52 feet PROTOTYPE: semi-freelanced LOCALE: southern Oregon ERA: 1989 STYLE: double-deck walk-in MAINLINE RUN: 531 feet MINIMUM RADIUS: 34" MINIMUM TURNOUT: no. 6 (main),no. 4 (sidings) MAXIMUM GRADE: 2.5 percent (main), 4 percent (logging branch) BENCHWORK: engineered wood I-beams and 1 x 4 open-grid HEIGHT: 39" to 62" ROADBED: cork on plywood TRACK: code 83 flextrack (main), code 70 (industrial sidings) SCENERY: plaster shell over cardboard mesh or extruded-foam insulation board BACKDROP: hand-painted Pacific & Eastern HO scale (1:87.1) Layout size: 26 x 52 feet Scale of plan: 5⁄32" = 1'-0", 24" grid Numbered arrows indicate photo locations Illustration by Rick Johnson Find more plans online in the ModelRailroader.com Track Plan Database. The Pacific & Eastern RR is the Rogue Valley Model Railroad Club’s HO scale layout in Medford (Ore.) Railroad Park. It’s a “what if”…

The Perfect Combination

The Perfect Combination

I came to collage through weaving. Years ago my main interest was weaving wall hangings and decorative, nonfunctional pieces. I enjoyed being able to feel the various yarn textures and weights in my hands while I was working. When I began experimenting with watercolor, I missed the tactile quality that had become an integral part of how I expressed my ideas, so I turned to a combination of watercolor and collage. I started working in collage using various types of rice papers that I painted with watercolor and layered over one another, then blended with watercolor. Over the years, the papers and my approach to handling them have changed. I now make almost all of my own textures using archival tissue with black or white gesso, gloss medium or tar gel,…

All you need to know, in two slides

All you need to know, in two slides

Over the years, I’ve used a pair of slides (above) in some of my clinics to make the point that you can design the basic plan for any model railroad in a few seconds using a common household utensil: a fork. The idea is that a railroad has to come from Somewhere and go to Somewhere Else, with Somewhere and Somewhere Else represented by the tines of the fork – often passive staging or active fiddle yards. If you’re modeling a stub-end short or branch line, you can get by with a single fork, although it, too, should connect with the rail network at a junction with a trunk line. So maybe you better swipe another fork from the kitchen drawer and T it off the first two. If you want a…

Small, but complex

Small, but complex

Few things are simple for the New York & Atlantic Railway. And that includes motive power. The NY&A roster includes five locomotive models leased from four sources; legacy, Tier 3 plus, and Tier 4 emissions technology, and equipment with and without cab signaling and positive train control technology. That’s a lot of variety in just 14 locomotives “I’ve got to plug the hard work and effort of our mechanical forces,” says NY&A President James Bonner. “The variability of training required for each different locomotive — it’s a lot for a short line.” Much of the complexity in NY&A operations comes from the railroad’s status as the contract operator for freight service on the Long Island Rail Road, the nation’s busiest commuter line. The operational challenge of coexisting with more than 700 weekday…

BARE-METAL beauty

BARE-METAL beauty

The motivations for building a model are diverse, including subject, color scheme, history, nostalgia, and the movie of the week. Roden’s 1/144 scale Boeing 720 inspired me for a variety of reasons, not least of which was the desire to finish it in American Airlines’ terrific bare-metal lightning-bolt livery. That gave me a chance to try a non-traditional painting method using Alclad II lacquers. These metallic paints give great results but achieving multi-hued panel effects can be problematic. High-shine shades like chrome and polished aluminum, normally applied over gloss black, don’t take kindly to masking tape. In the past, I’ve successfully applied Alclad II paints over not only black but also gloss white and blue. I wondered what would happen if I used other base colors? A test on a sheet of…

HOLIDAYS MADE EASY

Plant-Based Plates MUSHROOM & BUTTERNUT SQUASH VEGETABLE WELLINGTON Active time 35 minutes Total time 1 hour, 40 minutes Serves 8 4 cups fresh butternut squash cubes (from two 13-oz. pkg.)4 tsp. olive oil2 tsp. kosher salt1¼ tsp. black pepper3 (8-oz.) pkg. sliced fresh cremini mushrooms4 medium shallots, cut into large chunks4 medium garlic cloves, peeled3 Tbsp. dry sherry1 (10-oz.) pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed1 cup precooked lentils½ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley1½ Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary or 2 tsp. dried rosemary1½ tsp. chopped fresh thyme or ¾ tsp. dried thyme2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed1 large egg 1. Preheat oven to 400°F with oven rack in middle position. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss together butternut squash, 1½ teaspoons olive oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl, then…

The Vanishing City

The Vanishing City

Every year around Labor Day weekend, about 75,000 people converge on the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to build a city. Occupying more than 14,000 acres, the pop-up metropolis features distinctive neighborhoods, extensive dining and entertainment, even a small airport. I find no hint of this when I visit the playa, or desert basin, on a sunny afternoon in March. All I see is a flat expanse of white alkaline soil, nearly identical to what pioneers described in their 19th-century journals. The disappearing act is by design. It’s one of the core attributes of Black Rock City, guided by the tenets of the event for which this temporary metropolis is built: the annual pyrotechnic extravaganza known as Burning Man. Yet the weeklong festival’s leave-no-trace ethos has not stopped archaeologist Carolyn White…

Explore Ceres’ icy secrets

Explore Ceres’ icy secrets

OUR SOLAR SYSTEM SHIMMERS with a host of volcanoes. Its erupting menagerie includes forms familiar to us, like the cinder cones and graceful shields of the martian landscape. The mountains of Venus take on more alien shapes, given the planet’s dense atmosphere and unique rock chemistry: pancake domes, spiderwebs, and ticks. Farther out, the volcanoes on Jupiter’s moon Io display violent natures, blasting material hundreds of miles above the moon’s pizzalike face. Some volcanoes, called cryovolcanoes, even spew icy slush instead of rock: The ice worlds Europa and Enceladus have their own versions of Vesuvius, sending jets of freezing water into the void. At Neptune, the moon Triton flaunts unique eruptions, with chilled nitrogen columns wafting into dark skies. We even see hints of cryovolcanism at Pluto’s cratertopped Wright and Piccard…

Invitation to the Dark Side

Invitation to the Dark Side

“Which is better, a 3-inch refractor or 6-inch reflector?” That’s the kind of issue debated on astronomy forums. Oddly enough, this page has never offered equipment advice. Let’s do it now. But before I pretend to be an authority, let me briefly explain my background. It has a familiar beginning: I became an enthusiastic observer at age 12, thanks to a 60mm refractor I received for Christmas. My obsession drove me to memorize every star that had a name or Greek letter, along with their distances and spectral classes. Studying astronomy at a university provided sufficient credentials to teach astrophysics at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, even though I’d never earned a doctorate. The old cliché is still true: No one telescope type can confer every advantage. Nor did I ever…

A voyage to the stars

A voyage to the stars

On Nov. 6, 2018, as millions of Americans cast their votes in a hotly contested midterm election, astrophysicist Avi Loeb sat in his office surrounded by four television crews. Loeb, chair of Harvard University’s Department of Astronomy and author of the new book Extraterrestrial (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021), was not being targeted for his political insight. Instead, the media attention was due to his recent eye-catching paper-exploring whether the interstellar space rock ‘Oumuamua was really a piece of alien technology that’s sailing on sunlight. Loeb first pondered the possibility that the solar system’s first known interstellar interloper was an extraterrestrial craft back in late 2017, shortly after astronomers discovered the object (formally known as 1I/2017 U1) using the Pan-STARRS telescope at Haleakalā Observatory in Hawaii. But it wasn’t until he began…

Resurrecting the Gorre & Daphetid

Resurrecting the Gorre & Daphetid

There have been some notable and most pleasant surprises in recent times regarding projects to resurrect notable prototype locomotives or even complete railroads. Witness the recent restoration to service of Union Pacific Big Boy no. 4014 and Chesapeake & Ohio 2-6-6-2 no. 1309. Hulking Santa Fe 4-8-4s are no longer merely stuffed-and-mounted displays in parks. Nickel Plate Berkshire 765 continues to see service, and two Reading class T-1 4-8-4s are being restored to operating condition, as is Pennsylvania class K4s Pacific no. 1361. Even the mothballed East Broad Top has new owners whose plans far exceed its first restoration to service since its shutdown in 1956. All is remarkably good on the 12"-to-the-foot front. One of the biggest surprises regarding railroad resurrection, however, is happening indoors and in HO scale. Most veteran…

YOU’LL DIG THIS RAILROAD

YOU’LL DIG THIS RAILROAD

Situated high atop East Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau lies the town of Crab Orchard. It’s home to Lhoist North America’s massive limestone mine, a tiny hamlet that is virtually unnoticeable to motorists on nearby Interstate 40. Crab Orchard has always been one of those places that you pass through to get to wherever it is that you’re going. When European explorers traveling west first discovered a gap in the mountains 300 years ago, they named it for the abundance of wild crab apple trees that dominated the forest. As the United States continued to expand in population and industrial development from 1830 to 1860, fuel was needed to power factories in America’s growing cities. Coal mining in Tennessee was virtually nonexistent prior to the 1850s, but with the completion of the Nashville…

COUNTRY MODELING MOVES TO THE BIG CITY

COUNTRY MODELING MOVES TO THE BIG CITY

FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS I built and operated an HO scale model railroad based on the Boston & Maine RR in northern New Hampshire. Like many modelers, I was captivated by the 1950s rolling stock and the region’s rural charm. But I reached the point at which the roster and scenery were complete and there were few projects left. So the idea of building a new railroad based on a busy urban area began to seem more compelling. I could create areas that offered lots of switching. Urban architecture is different from that of rural areas, offering new and interesting construction opportunities. I also wanted a prototype location with seaport operations and a car float. I considered Virginia’s Tidewater area, where the cities of Norfolk and Newport News have a lot going…

THE FUTURE WE WANT

TRYING TO PREDICT THE FUTURE is a fool’s errand. The only saving grace for those who attempt it is that they’re typically not around long enough to be proved wrong. While this volume of Road & Track is devoted to what lies ahead, we won’t be indulging in (surely faulty) soothsaying. Instead, we’re offering over the next several pages projections built around our own desires. Four editors were tasked with imagining a plausible way in which automotive enthusiasm survives, indeed thrives, in the face of coming challenges. I NEVER CARED MUCH for model-train sets. Somehow preteen me ended up with a small Lionel set anyway. I arranged a simple oval track solely for the purpose of seeing what the old Chesapeake Flyer could crush. I built a series of Lego overpasses,…

THE FUTURE WE WANT
CAPTURING the COSMOS

CAPTURING the COSMOS

MOST NOVICE ASTROPHOTOGRAPHERS have a defining moment, when they find themselves staring in disbelief at what they just recorded in their camera. For me, that moment came a decade ago, standing outside on my back patio with a new Canon Rebel T1i DSLR. Although dark skies will reveal the Andromeda Galaxy to the unaided eye, suburban light pollution had forced me to clumsily determine its location using star charts. Targeting our galactic neighbor as well as I could, I simply took a string of exposures with a basic camera lens. The setup was crude, at best. And the results were even more unsophisticated (see the image above). Still, that singular view on the back of my camera proved to me that astrophotography was something I could do from my own backyard. I…

Life’s a BEACH!

Life’s a BEACH!

Devil’s Bay National Park, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands GO FOR: ADVENTURE Beaches are the main reason we go to the Caribbean, especially in winter when the weather at home is grim (which can also be said of much of the British ‘summer’, too!). Antigua alone has a beach for each day of the year (366 if you count the sister island of Barbuda). But if I had to single out just one, it would be Devil’s Bay on the island of Virgin Gorda. It’s utterly beautiful, of course, but getting to it is all part of the magic. From the car park at The Baths National Park, you have to follow a twisty path between (and occasionally under) an avenue of smooth, pinkish granite boulders as big as elephants, and wade…

WEEKEND DRESSING? It’s a walk in the park

WEEKEND DRESSING? It’s a walk in the park

MAC FOR GOOD A quality mac is worth the investment and it will be your go-to cover-up as the weather starts to turn. Choose belted shapes to enhance your waist or stick to a straight silhouette if you prefer something slim-line. Layer over a striped T-shirt, your favourite jeans and white plimsolls for a sporty, relaxed edge, and you can still use your summer raffia accessories – a bucket hat or basket bag – to keep it from feeling too autumnal. SMART CHOICE You heard it here first: it’s time to try out dungarees. Choose a relaxed fit to flatter and wear with a crisp white blouse to make them feel more grown-up. Smart leather accessories will take them from playful to polished. SHORTS STORY Not ready to give up your summer denim shorts just…

designer crooner raconteur

‘Did you know that the first public performances of Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Creation in the New World took place in the newly built opera house at Rio de Janeiro? Dom João VI of Portugal had imported a German kapellmeister, who had worked with Salieri, and he brought the musical scores with him in his luggage. Isn’t that extraordinary?’ Nicky has an insatiable social curiosity, following Lady Diana Cooper’s mantra: ‘Say yes – you can always leave.’ He rarely does, since, as he puts it, ‘There is always something that can be winkled out of even the greatest bores.’ Subsequent conversations are a mixture of gossip, interesting facts and humour, and – rather like the rooms in his new house – full of wit and originality. Three years ago, Nicky moved…

designer crooner raconteur

Spirit of Dragonfly

CREATE A BEAUTIFUL PAIR of dragonfly earrings using two-needle appliqué flat beadwork techniques that find their roots within Indigenous beading traditions. This project provides the opportunity to create your own pair of dragonfly earrings done in the powwow style of beadwork. TECHNIQUES Two-needle applique flat beadwork Brick stitch PROJECT LEVEL MATERIALS 3 g white pearl AB size 15° Japanese seed beads (A) 1 g 24k gold-plated size 15° Japanese seed beads (B) 2 g Tiffany blue size 15° Japanese seed beads (C) 8 g green AB transparent size 11° true-cut Czech seed beads (D) 2 g matte Vermillion opaque size 11° Japanese seed beads (E) 10 g dark red transparent size 11° Czech seed beads (F) 4 g white pearl AB size 11° Japanese seed beads (G) 2 azuro pearl shine 8×5mm 2-hole GemDuos (H) 2 jet AB2X 6mm Swarovski crystal bicones (J) 2…

Spirit of Dragonfly
TOXISKA TRENDER OCH MÖRKA MOTIV

TOXISKA TRENDER OCH MÖRKA MOTIV

”Jag tror fortfarande mest på plastflasketeorin” En eftermiddag i mars 2018 stannar bekymrad allmänhet till vid en parkbänk i Salisbury inte långt från ortens turistmagnet – den storslagna katedralen. På bänken sitter en äldre man och en yngre kvinna till synes helt borta för världen. Mannen är medvetslös medan kvinnan har öppna ögon som stirrar blint framåt och skum runt munnen. Paret förs till sjukhus och när deras identiteter blir kända för-djupas dramat. Mannen heter Sergej Skripal och är rysk dubbelagent. Kvinnan är hans dotter Julia. Det är inte första gången avhoppade ryssar blir mystiskt sjuka och till och med dör utomlands. 2006 förgiftades till exempel avhoppade KGB-översten Aleksandr Litvinenko med Polonium, insjuknade och dog. Enligt en brittisk domstol låg två namngivna ryska agenter bakom mordet. Det låg alltså nära till hands att anta…

EMANUELA försvann spårlöst

EMANUELA försvann spårlöst

År 1968 var familjen Orlandi en av få barnfamiljer som bodde i Vatikanstaten, ett självständigt furstendöme med bara 400 innevånare. Pappan Ercole var stolt över att liksom sin far tjäna påven. Han arbetade i förvaltningen och koordinerade påvens audienser. Av barnen Orlandi var den åttaårige Pietro äldst, så kom tre flickor och år 1968 föddes Emanuela som Vatikanstatens yngsta medborgare. När hon var tio år gammal fick den katolska kyrkan ett nytt överhuvud, polacken Johannes Paulus II. Han såg som sin livsuppgift att bekämpa kommunismen och för att befria sitt hemland skänkte han svindlande summor till den självständiga fackföreningen Solidaritet. Varifrån kom pengarna för allt detta? Chefen för Vatikanbanken, ärkebiskop Paul Marcinkus, hade affärer med maffian och ägnade sig åtfinansbedrägerier. Den fullständiga omfattningen har aldrig kunnat klarläggas då påven vägrat samarbeta med…

Hembyggaren

”Ambitionen är att skapa en miljö som håller över tid, även stilmässigt.” VILLASTADEN PÅ ÖSTERMALM i Stockholm anlades vid tiden strax före förra sekelskiftet. Från början var tanken att kvarteren enbart skulle rymma friliggande villor av engelskt snitt med liten trädgård framför, men det ändrades efter hand och så småningom uppfördes det flerbostadshus. I ett sådant bor inredaren Sara Rydberg Nilsson med sin man Thomas och två pojkar, Victor, elva och Max, sju år. Huset är byggt i jugendstil med ornamenterad fasad, till exempel finns en liten familj ugglor att beskåda. – Vi gillar verkligen området här. Humlegårdens grönska ett stenkast bort, Lill-Jansskogen med sina promenadstråk och nära till det mesta som staden har att erbjuda som restauranger och kulturliv. Lägenheten är en femrummare med 3,80 meter i takhöjd, tre rum i fil mot…

Hembyggaren
full bloom

full bloom

When she’s feeling ungrounded or anxious, KK Ledford turns to one of yoga’s quintessential postures, Padmasana (Lotus Pose). As the San Francisco–based Anusara instructor moves into this time-honored asana, she feels her femurs root, her groins settle down, and her side body lift. Settling in, she finds her midline and visualizes her roots descending to the earth as the energy moves up and out of the top of her head. From this dance of stability and softness, a natural contentedness and calmness sweep over her. This powerful hip and heart opener completely shifts her energy. “I feel the earth is holding me,” she says. “And from that place I feel really balanced as a sense of freedom emerges from my heart.” Lotus Pose (Padmasana) is considered by many to be an…

BUMBLE’S BIG BOSS

On February 11th, from the Bumble offices in Austin, Texas, Whitney Wolfe Herd virtually rang the bell to open the Nasdaq exchange in New York. Wearing a brilliant yellow power suit and holding her son in her arms, the young mother celebrated as yellow confetti and balloons showered down around her and her team. The entrepreneur’s company, Bumble, had just begun publicly trading, instantly making the 31-year old the youngest woman to ever bring a company public as well as the youngest selfmade female billionaire on the planet. The image of a strong, confident, female billionaire at such a significant moment was a striking sight for a financial world that has always been male dominated. But it also served as a metaphor for Wolfe Herd’s professional and personal journey. She has…

BUMBLE’S BIG BOSS
GET A GREAT GUITAR SOUND

GET A GREAT GUITAR SOUND

Once spurned by electronic musicians, the guitar has seen something of a rebirth over the last decade. It has shifted from being a symbol of rock’s ubiquitous dogma, to becoming a creative paintbrush with which kaleidoscopic new sounds have been weaved via the use of software effects and samples, while the once restrictive price tags of high-end amplification can now be replicated via a range of simulations. So, if you’re a traditionally equipped guitarist looking for new ways to explore your instrument with software, or even if you’ve never previously recorded, come along for a tour! A very brief history Across its many decades of life, the guitar has always been an instrument that its players have sought to wrangle new sounds from. The blues players of the Mississippi Delta back in…

Welcome to the Putin show

WHEN VLADIMIR PUTIN was elected president of Russia in 2000, he changed little in the office he inherited from Boris Yeltsin. Yet in place of a pen on the desk, Mr Putin put a television remote control, one visitor noted. The new president would obsess over the media, spending evenings watching coverage of himself. One of his first moves was to bring under Kremlin control the country’s television networks, including NTV, an independent oligarch-owned channel, which had depicted him as a dwarf in a satirical show called “Kukly”, or Puppets. After more than two decades in power, today Mr Putin is the puppet master. The state controls the country’s television channels, newspapers and radio stations. The Kremlin gives editors and producers metodichki, or guidance on what to cover and how. As…

Welcome to the Putin show
Subjects of Considerable Gossip

Subjects of Considerable Gossip

Garbo by Robert Gottlieb. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 437 pp., $40.00; $25.00 (paper) The Sun and Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler’s Exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood by Donna Rifkind. Other Press, 550 pp., $30.00 The Kindness of Strangers by Salka Viertel, with an introduction by Lawrence Weschler and an afterword by Donna Rifkind. New York Review Books, 343 pp., $18.95 (paper) Greta Garbo was born in 1905 in one of the poorest sections of Stockholm. She lived in a cold-water flat with no indoor toilet. Salka Viertel was born in 1889 into a well-to-do Jewish family living on an estate of rolling meadows and orchards in Galicia, near what is now Lviv, Ukraine. Their stories, which began in radically different circumstances, came together in the same place: Hollywood. They became lifelong friends and…

Gossip

BEKRÄFTAT: LABEOUF BLIR PAPPA Under hösten gick ryktet varmt att den skandalomsusade skådisen SHIA LABEOUF, 35, skulle bli pappa, efter att han återförenats med exfrun MIA GOTH, 28 – som är gravid. Ingen av skådisarna har uttalat sig om saken offentligt, men nu bekräftar en källa i tidningen People att det mycket riktigt är Shias barn. Shia och Mia chockade alla när de oannonserat gifte sig under en liten ceremoni i Las Vegas i oktober 2016, en vigsel som dessutom direktsändes på nöjessajten TMZ. Men äktenskapet varade inte ens i två år innan de gick skilda vägar och Shia gick vidare med sångerskan FKA TWIGS, 34 – som sedan anmälde honom för misshandel. ”TILL ALLA KILLAR”- STJÄRNAN FÖRLOVAD Hon sa ja! ”Till alla killar jag har gillat”-skådisen LANA CONDOR, 24, går i giftastankar. I slutet…

Gossip
SKIP NOVAK

SKIP NOVAK

Pelagic Australis is sold. You read that right. On 17 May Pelagic Australis was handed over to Greenpeace International in Cape Town and is currently on her way to the Netherlands with skipper Chris, mate Sophie and a Greenpeace crew of three. The send-off was a carnival affair for the seller (second happiest day of a boat owner’s life…) and the buyer (the first…) complete with Zulu dancers cavorting on the foredeck thanks to Greenpeace South Africa. This was a one-on-one transaction with no brokers involved. DIY, just the way I like things. Greenpeace seldom divulges specific campaign plans going forward but we can say she will be undergoing a refit in the Netherlands, making ‘green-tech’ modifications and running a competition for a new name. Then she goes into campaign service. So,…

Gossip

KANYE WEST STÄMD – AV PASTOR Rapparen KANYE WEST, 44, har varit i blåsväder den senaste tiden för sina offentliga attacker mot exfrun KIM KARDASHIAN, 41, och hennes nya kille PETE DAVIDSON, 28. Bland annat har han begravt en docka föreställandes Pete i en av sina musikvideor, och Kim har öppet vädjat till honom att sluta hänga ut henne och kärleken offentligt. Nu möter han motstånd från annat, mer oväntat håll. Den öppet kristna artisten, som också är uppmärksammad för att hålla egna gospelgudstjänster, har nu blivit stämd av en pastor för att olovligen ha använt dennes röst i sin musik. Enligt Texas-pastorn DAVID PAUL MOTENS har Kanye aldrig bett om lov att få använda runt 70 sekunder av hans predikan i låten ”Come to life”. I sin stämningsansökan skriver pastor David att…

Gossip
Keokuk Junction’s unsung GEEPS

Keokuk Junction’s unsung GEEPS

Ripples of the La Moine River roll across the tires of two Jeep Cherokees. Five photographers pile out for a photo of the Keokuk Junction Railway’s road train on its return to Keokuk, Iowa. On this first day of spring, March 20, 2017, the choking fumes of anhydrous ammonia drift across the valley as the sun burns through a milky sky. A local farmer rolls two pony tanks of the chemical back and forth in the field east of the tracks as the roar of his New Holland tractor gives way to a more familiar sound. The high-pitched howl of turbochargers of two basic-black GP20s and the drone of a GP9 mix with the sound of empty covered hoppers and tank cars as they roll on jointed rail laid by the…

Flower sprouts bangle

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Flower sprouts bangle

AIRBOW SUPREMACY

You may already be familiar with pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) airguns—the ones powered by high-pressure air (HPA) stored in an on-board reservoir to launch a pellet or soft lead bullet. If you consider such things “kids toys,” let me bring you up to speed. It may surprise you that large-caliber airguns have been around for at least a couple hundred years. Lewis and Clark carried a .54-caliber repeating PCP air rifle on their expedition to open the West. But what if your interest leans more toward bowhunting as a way to put meat on the table? Or you have a physical limitation that hinders lugging a heavy firearm into hunting areas. Perhaps the latest offering from Crosman’s Benjamin Airguns has the solution, combining the power of HPA with the effective and efficient…

AIRBOW SUPREMACY

Depicting a specifc era

Choosing the right place at the right time When designing a model railroad, there’s no bigger decision than choosing a relatively tightly defined era to model. Era choice affects every other decision, from what motive power should be leading your trains to what color to paint fire hydrants and stop signs. Many of today’s better prototype or prototypebased modelers place era choice at the forefront of every decision. Too often we allow less-important factors, such as season (think fall foliage), to overly influence our choice of modeled era. I suspect many of us choose modeled eras that recall a specific time or event, perhaps when we first came in contact with a prototype railroad at a grade crossing. Fond memories from our youth may weigh heavily on our choices. While there’s nothing wrong…

EMBRACE THE EXODUS

I rocked up at the country pub one Sunday in 1996 with an asthmatic hatchback stuffed full of boxes and big hopes. I was 22, about to move into a South Oxfordshire village and had stopped en route for a solo lunch. Upon entering the ‘pub’ I was gobsmacked to discover crystal chandeliers, champagne on tap, goldfish in the loo cistern (since removed) and so many cool-kitsch decorative quirks that I felt I had walked through a time-space portal straight into Soho. This was my first hour of full-on rural living and I have been continually surprised ever since. Little did I realise that, 24 years later – thanks to the impact of the coronavirus – masses of London inhabitants, among other city slickers, would also be quitting the capital…

EMBRACE THE EXODUS
LESSONS FROM A SUCCESSFUL LAYOUT

LESSONS FROM A SUCCESSFUL LAYOUT

SEVERAL YEARS AGO I DECLARED that my former HO Boston & Maine New Hampshire Division was finished. Of course there were still things to do, but everything appeared to be complete – there was no bare plywood showing, all track was in and operational, and there was appropriate equipment to run. My announcement brought several congratulatory replies, questions about what it was like to have a finished layout, and of course comments like “… so when are you going to tear it up?” One acquaintance even called asking if he could have the paper mill section. It’s a nice feeling to complete any project, especially a fair-sized model railroad. The grand plan came together pretty much as I had envisioned, and I’m generally satisfied with the result. But after working on…

The Sleeping Giant

ALONG ANTARCTICA’S west coast near the Amundsen Sea, great white glaciers the size of U.S. states slowly slide into the ocean. In the early ’80s, scientists dubbed it the continent’s “weak underbelly” after learning that ice here — which helps hold back the entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet — is anchored below sea level. If oceans warmed, this unfortunate topography could cause rapid and irreversible retreat. In decades past, glaciologists had assumed these ancient features advanced and retreated on epic time scales — not in human lifetimes. Ever since, climatologists have been spellbound watching the rapid changes. We now know that melting the whole West Antarctic Ice Sheet could cause 15 feet of global sea level rise. And that’s galvanized the scientific community, leading to a new $50 million joint U.S.-U.K. project…

The Sleeping Giant
Rekindling dreams

Rekindling dreams

It is hard to say whether I truly remember Mercury astronauts being bolted into tiny capsules and blasted into space, or whether I only remember remembering. Regardless, those images are there in my mind. That is where my lifelong love affair with science, engineering, and exploration took root. Even as a young kid, I understood that spaceflight was about pushing the limits of human experience. Maybe I became aware of the danger when Gemini VIII tumbled out of control after the first-ever docking of two spacecraft in orbit. A quick-thinking Neil Armstrong and David Scott narrowly averted tragedy by using the reentry system to wrestle the capsule back under control. Or maybe it all became real with the Apollo 1 fire. Along with much of the world, I was glued to the…

Cataclysm in the EARLY SOLAR SYSTEM

Cataclysm in the EARLY SOLAR SYSTEM

Apollo astronauts brought back to Earth 842 pounds (382 kilograms) of Moon rocks — a treasure-trove that carried the secrets of lunar formation. Among the many insights that scientists teased from these samples was the previously unknown ages of lunar craters. The rocks hinted that Earth’s satellite suffered a massive bombardment — a spike in the amount of material crashing into the Moon and, presumably, Earth. This catastrophe became known as the Late Heavy Bombardment (LHB) because researchers thought it occurred relatively late in the lunar lifetime, a few hundred million years after the Moon had formed, when the chaos of the early solar system had begun to calm down. Now, new results across multiple fields of astronomy are causing many to question the existence of this spike. Some scientists argue…

Summer jewels

Summer jewels

Phil is a longtime contributor to Astronomy and the author of many books. Back in the January 2020 column, we toured several colorful stars in the cold winter sky. Let’s head back out this month in search of summertime gems. We begin by aiming high in the sky toward dazzling Vega (Alpha [α] Lyrae). The brightest member of the Summer Triangle, Vega outshines its compatriots, Deneb (Alpha Cygni) and Altair (Alpha Aquilae). Vega lies 25 light-years away and is three times larger than our Sun. The striking sapphire blue color is due to a surface temperature of around 17,000 degrees Fahrenheit (9,400 degrees Celsius), about 7,000 F hotter than our Sun. That translates to a spectral class A rating. Our next colorful stop is too faint to see by eye, but is visible…

Bouncing back from disaster

IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED, FLY, FLY AGAIN. That could have been the mantra for Apollo 14 — a mission that marked a triumphant comeback for NASA after the near-catastrophe of Apollo 13. Apollo 14 was originally slated to land at Littrow Crater in October 1970. But after Apollo 13 was forced to abort its mission when an oxygen tank exploded en route to the Moon, NASA decided to take another shot at 13’s original landing site in the Fra Mauro highlands. The stakes were high for the entire Apollo program: Two planned Apollo missions had already been canceled due to budget cuts. Another failed mission could end the program. The scientific highlight of the landing site was the 1,000-foot-wide (305 meters) Cone Crater; geologists hoped the astronauts could find around its…

Bouncing back from disaster
Small garden BIG HARVEST

Small garden BIG HARVEST

Vegetable gardeners’ big dreams can sometimes be squashed by small garden spaces. Their visions, inspired by myriad seed catalogs, collide with the actual dimensions of their plots. With a few simple tricks, though, you can maximize the productivity of even the smallest vegetable patch, and harvest the plethora of produce you’ve always imagined. Pick Your Produce Some vegetables make more efficient use of space than others. For example, a cherry tomato plant — taking up perhaps a 3-by-3-foot space — yields about as much usable vegetable matter as a pumpkin plant that takes up a 12-by-12-foot plot. Years ago, the National Garden Bureau (NGB) compiled a list of the most efficient vegetables to grow. Its ratings take into account the productivity of each plant per square foot, the value of the produce,…

The enigma of ENCELADUS

“In the old time Pallas [Athena] heaved on high Sicily, and on huge Enceladus dashed down the isle, which burns with the burning yet of that immortal giant, as he breathes fire underground.”— Quintus Smyrnaeus, The Fall of Troy Saturn’s sixth-largest moon, Enceladus has a diameter of only 310 miles (500 kilometers), and a mass less than 1/50,000 that of Earth. When it comes to places to look for life, however, Enceladus is at the top of the list, and it’s right in our cosmic backyard. A bit ignored at first English astronomer William Herschel discovered Enceladus in 1789, but it remained an enigma until the Cassini mission began orbiting Saturn in 2004. Prior to Cassini, Enceladus was a bit ignored. We didn’t know liquid water could exist that far out in the…

The enigma of ENCELADUS
BUILD THE VIRGINIAN SCENERY

BUILD THE VIRGINIAN SCENERY

SCENERY IS ONE OF THE MOST distinctive features of any model railroad. While the trains you choose to run say a lot about the prototype you’re modeling and the era you’ve chosen to represent, it’s the scenery that really tells the viewer the region of the country you’ve selected. One of the appealing things about modeling the Virginian was that we got to build some tall scenery, which helped make the 4 x 8 foot layout seem much bigger than it really is, and that’s where we’ll begin this installment. Hills and trees Our Virginian project railroad is set in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, and that meant we were going to need rounded hills covered with trees. For the hills we used stacks of extrudedfoam insulation board glued together with latex…

Double down on DOUBLE STARS

Double down on DOUBLE STARS

VIEWING DOUBLE STARS is a popular activity at star parties. The presenter will usually point out Mizar and its dimmer companion, Alcor, in the bend of the Big Dipper’s handle; or, in summer, telescopes are often turned to Albireo in Cygnus, to everyone’s delight. But double stars are often neglected by today’s serious amateur observers, who are more interested in deep-sky objects. It’s a shame, because not only are double stars beautiful, but they are also a challenge by which to measure the skill of the observer and the quality of their telescope. Double stars were once the focus of both professional and amateur observers alike, and they have played an important role in our understanding of gravity and of the galaxy in which we live. Seeing double Mizar and Alcor have long…

BIOHACKED

IT’S ABOUT 6:30 A.M. when the sun starts peeking through my bedroom window. I open my eyes, feeling rested and calm. Then I reach for my phone to check my sleep patterns—recorded by a smart mattress cover, as well as a ring on my finger—and my blood sugar, which is measured by a tiny sensor, called a continuous glucose monitor, that’s inserted into my upper arm. My stats aren’t great: I didn’t get enough deep sleep. And my glucose is lower than it should be, thanks to the two glasses of wine I had last night. I breathe into a handheld machine that tells me if I’m burning fat or carbs for energy. I’m hoping I’m in fat-burning mode since I haven’t consumed any carbs since 8 p.m. The device’s screen says…

BIOHACKED

My life in beauty

Don’t get hung up on your dress size. We all know that the sizes in different shops and across brands aren’t comparable. A size 12 in Marks & Spencer doesn’t equate to a size 12 in Primark. Apart from you, no one else is going to see what’s on the label and I think a slightly too big fit is always more flattering than slightly too small. Having a ‘uniform’ is a great idea. Once you’ve found some outfits you feel happy in, don’t be afraid to stick with them. My uniform is chinos and a Breton top with trainers. If I want to feel smarter, I can swap the chinos for wide leg trousers and add a slouchy jacket. I would say I’m quite boring and stick to the same look…

My life in beauty

Galería abierta

“Nos imaginábamos a os niños dando a vuelta a a casa en bicicleta, una imagen muy viscontiana”.JON ALBISTUR Era un espacio centenario disfrazado de moderno, una incongruencia. A esta segunda planta de un palacio de mediados del XIX en el centro de Madrid la habían despojado de su pasado. Era completamente diáfana, blanca, con techos de pladur y moqueta negra. Había sido la extensión de un estudio de arquitectura y luego un showroom de moda. “Lo único que quedaban eran las ventanas, así que una de las premisas de este proyecto ha sido realizar una ruina inventada, darle solera”, recuerda Jon Albistur, el arquitecto que esta pareja de coleccionistas de arte eligieron para devolverle el carácter perdido y hacer de ella una casa de familia. Decaparon las ventanas balconeras, restauraron los…

Galería abierta
Modern short line magic

Modern short line magic

Once in a while, after years of having no space to build a layout, an opportunity presents itself — such as one of your kids leaving for college. Our room-sized HO scale version of the Morristown & Erie Ry. will fill his old room nicely and give you hours of fun. When it comes to finding a modern prototype railroad that fits into a compact layout space, it doesn’t get any better than the Morristown & Erie. Until last year, the short line’s operation was made up of four branch lines that served a variety of customers. Everything was linked together by New Jersey Transit tracks, which also affords a little commuter modeling. Our plan fits in a room slightly bigger than 10 x 12 feet. It features key scenes found in…

GERT-INGES MÖRDARE GICK FRI Sambon: Jag har ältat så mycket

GERT-INGES MÖRDARE GICK FRI Sambon: Jag har ältat så mycket

På kvällen den 31 juli 2019 polisanmälde sambon att Gert-Inge Bertinsson inte kommit hem. Det hade bara gått några timmar sedan han varit inne och klippt sig och handlat, men det var inte likt Gert-Inge att inte höra av sig. Hennes man var visserligen pensionär, men hade inte kopplat av så mycket att han skulle strunta i klockan. Gert-Inge var noggrann och punktlig. Nu svarade han inte ens i sin telefon. – Han var väldigt noga med tider. Gert-Inge kanske hade blivit sjuk eller råkat ut för en olycka. Sambon var orolig för allt möjligt men under dagarna som följde närde hon ändå ett visst hopp att han levde. – Det var inte förrän polisen kom och sa att man hade hittat en kropp som jag insåg det. – Det är klart att vi…

KAN DNA-SPÅRET LÖSA MORDET PÅ CHRISTINA?

KAN DNA-SPÅRET LÖSA MORDET PÅ CHRISTINA?

Det är mycket folk i rörelse på Wisby hotell den 11 december 1996. Här finns både det sedvanliga klientelet av övernattande gäster plus sällskap som kommit hit för att äta julbord. Sammanlagt rör det sig om runt hundra människor övernattande gäster och ytterligare 60 ätande och festande besökare. Julen står för dörren och det är uppsluppen stämning bland syltor och skinka. När borden brutits blir det dans ända in på småtimmarna. Christina Olofson, 46, jobbar som nattportier. Christina är egentligen inte så förtjust i nattarbete men en plikttrogen och lojal medarbetare. Hon står bakom disken i receptionen när en gäst går för att ta hissen upp till rummet strax före tre på morgonen. Gästen hälsar och Christina hälsar tillbaka. Han är den sista som ser Christina Olofson i livet. Brutalt våld Tidigt på morgonen ringer…

Jag är polis i själ och hjärta

På E65 mot Ystad står det en handfull polisbilar utposterade längs vägen. Danska bilister har fått stenar kastade på bilen och några har blivit illa skadade. På radion rapporterar man att en polisman blivit ihjälskjuten på Biskopsgården i Göteborg. I lägenheten vid vattnet i Ystad har Ewa-Gun Westford knutit ett sorgeband runt ljusstaken på köksbordet. Hon är förbannad och förtvivlad. Att angripa en polis är att angripa oss alla på något sätt, vi har ju vaktuppdraget. – Är man polis och något sådan här inträffar då släpper alla vad de har för händer för att åka till stationen och se om det finns något de kan göra. Jag kände att jag ville kasta mig i bilen och åka dit direkt, säger Ewa-Gun. – Vi poliser är ju doers, vi mår bra när vi…

Jag är polis i själ och hjärta

Hållbara köksdrömmar

INTRESSET FÖR KÖK har ökat i det närmaste explosionsartat. Siffror från en undersökning i Danmark visar att köksförsäljningen under pandemin steg med mellan 20 och 30 procent. Något har hänt med synen på hem och inredning. Flera svenska, exklusiva köksföretag har startats de senaste åren. Till exempel Nordiska kök, Funkiskök, Skandinaviska shakerkök och Kitchen & Beyond. Folk är beredda att betala en hel del för sitt unika, platsbyggda kök som förhoppningsvis får sitta kvar över tid. Slit-och släng-eran bör ha dragit sin sista suck. Och kanske är vi lite mätta på de stela, internationella köken i rostfritt stål som inte direkt andas skandinavisk, rustik stil? Stefan Nilsson, även känd som Trendstefan, spanar på samtiden och ser flera delar i köksyran. – Jag tror att vi kommer att se både dyrare och billigare kök.…

Hållbara köksdrömmar

COMING OUT : les Règles d’or pour vivre enfin Attention, tout n’est pas rose...

Quelques règles pour un Coming Out en douceur... Votre coming out est un procédé extrêmement personnel et vous ne devez jamais oublier que c’est vous qui êtes aux commandes pour ce voyage. Parlez de votre sexualité à vos amis, votre famille et votre entourage de la façon que vous avez choisie et lorsque vous vous sentez en sécurité pour le faire. Même si une personne est ouverte d’esprit et vous soutient, il peut être intimidant de faire votre coming out auprès d’elle. Essayez de vous décontracter et sachez qu’il est complètement normal de vous sentir stressé(e). Courage ! Quelle que soit la réaction des autres, le plus important est que vous vous aimiez et vous respectiez tel(le) que vous êtes. Acceptez-vous. Apprenez à accepter votre sexualité ou votre identité de genre. Si…

COMING OUT : les Règles d’or pour vivre enfin Attention, tout n’est pas rose...
MOSTWANTED

MOSTWANTED

ELEVEIGHT We were excited to receive news of the latest V5 release of the highly successful and versatile Eleveight RS kite – a firm freeride favourite amongst the KW test team. The new model is lighter for even more responsive handling, even in light or gusty winds. Thanks to the delta-hybrid design the Eleveight RS V5 boasts a broad wind range, ensuring you’ll be amongst the first to hit the water and one of the last back to the beach. Also recently launched, the Master is a high-performance twin-tip aimed at advanced riders. Whether you are focused on blasting full speed and launching massive jumps, or mastering slick lagoons for some advanced freestyle action, the advanced 3D shaping of the Master V4, combined with superb build quality, is bound to surpass your…

The Fett Family’s Finest

10 A Special Introduction The original 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special is infamous for many of its creative choices, but one of the attributes we can all agree on was its blisteringly entertaining introduction of bounty hunter Boba Fett. Learning that the Millennium Falcon had crash-landed on a moon, Luke Skywalker tracked down the ship, worried for the safety of his friends Han Solo and Chewbacca, only to find himself in dangerous water as he was menaced by a creature that had emerged from the inky depths. Out of nowhere an enigmatic armored figure appeared and drove the beast away, saving Luke from certain death. This was our first exciting encounter with Boba Fett, who claimed to be a friend but was actually in league with Darth Vader. With a plan to…

The Fett Family’s Finest

Nothing Will Ever Be The Same Again

EVEN PRIOR TO THE COVID-19 pandemic paralyzing the business of sports, Pittsburgh Penguins CEO David Morehouse began to notice some disturbing trends at his team’s games. People were showing up later and leaving earlier. Despite the fact PPG Paints Arena has been sold out for every Penguins game since it opened more than a decade ago, there were more and more no-shows. The crowds were getting younger and Morehouse realized that in order to engage them, the Penguins had to do more than sit on their stoop and yell at those kids to get off their lawn. So the Penguins hired a consultant to examine the marketplace, and Morehouse’s instincts were confirmed. “They came back and said, ‘You’re built to sell to baby boomers and Gen Xers, but what’s happening is…

Nothing Will Ever Be The Same Again
Born To Win

Born To Win

IF YOU TALK TO people in the real-estate business long enough, they can make a woodshed at the side of an expressway sound like the Chateau de Versailles. But you have to watch for those potentially misleading catchwords, because King Louis the 14th almost always let things slide. “Cozy” often means it’s large enough to house you or your pet, but not both. “Grandma’s house” translates into it’s really old and actually smells like grandma. “Unique decor” tells you there’s felt wallpaper on the bannisters. If it’s “airy,” look for cracks in the foundation. And “it’ll go fast” could mean anything from it will sell quickly to it’s situated on a sinkhole. It’s almost like he’s got a bit of magic. A magic touch – Cory Vitarelli, Perry’s youth hockey linemate It…

Busy B’s

IN TERMS OF PERFORMANCE, Tuukka Rask’s 2020-21 campaign was right in line with recent seasons. His regular-season save percentage of .913 and goals saved above average of 3.3 were on par with what he produced in 2018-19, when he led Boston to the Stanley Cup final. From a health standpoint, however, it was one of Rask’s worst since he became an NHL regular in 2009-10, as he missed 18 games with various ailments. But if there was a silver lining to his absence – and a stretch of games where backup Jaroslav Halak was also unavailable because of injury – it was a chance for the Bruins to catch a glimpse of their future in goal. Jeremy Swayman, a first-year pro out of the University of Maine, won seven of 10 NHL…

Busy B’s