Everlast Muhammad Ali Collection

Train like the greatest of all time with the Everlast Muhammad Ali Collection ($8-$110). This new signature range — literally, every product features a facsimile of Ali’s autograph — includes everything from cotton handwraps to full-size heavy bags, all manufactured to standards worthy of their namesake, and most including a hidden “Aliism” somewhere on the inside. via: Uncrate

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Zaha Hadid and Suprematism

Zaha Hadid and Suprematism

Zaha Hadid has curated and designed an exhibition at Galerie Gmurzynska Zurich that juxtaposes her own work with early twentieth-century Russian art pieces. Entitled Zaha Hadid and Suprematism, the show follows Hadid’s continuing interest in the Russian avant-garde, first explored with her graduation project in 1976-77. See all our stories about Zaha Hadid Architects in our special category. Photographs are by Martin Ruestchi. Here’s some more information from the gallery, followed by a text by Patrik…

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Origins of Christmas

How Did Christmas Come to Be Celebrated on December 25? A. Roman pagans first introduced the holiday of Saturnalia, a week long period of lawlessness celebrated between December 17-25. During this period, Roman courts were closed, and Roman law dictated that no one could be punished for damaging property or injuring people during the weeklong celebration. The festival began when Roman authorities chose “an enemy of the Roman people” to represent the “Lord of Misrule.”…

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Harry Houdini “I want to be the first”

“I want to be first. I vehemently want to be first. First in my profession…For that I give all the thought, all the power, that is in me. To stand at the head of my rank: it is all I ask…so I have struggled and fought. I have done and abstained; I have tortured my body and risked my life, only for that–to have one plank on the stage where they must fall back and…

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Sherlock Holmes Preview

Guy Ritchie helms a new action-packed adventure, following the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.), and his longtime trusted associate, Dr. Watson (Jude Law), as they match wits with their arch-nemesis, the criminal genius Moriarty (Jared Harris). I’m so glad to see Rapace has hit the big time after her brilliant turn as Lisbeth Salander in “The Millenium Trilogy” – she’s rumored for many other big roles, including Ridley Scott’s Alien prequels….

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Yucca Lounge, Shanghai

A tiny cocktail lounge, Yucca, has opened on the third floor of Mansion 26F in Sinan Mansions, Shanghai. The building is the headquarters of Yucca’s creator, Australian-Greek chef and restaurateur David Laris, and it also houses three of his other restaurants: Funky Chicken, Fat Olive and 12 Chairs.

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Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse

  Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse from William Castleman on Vimeo. Why did the Moon turn red? It’s not the color of the Sun. What you are seeing is the color of every sunrise and sunset on Earth’s skies. As the Earth casts its shadows and the Sun’s light hits all around Earth’s limb, the atmosphere glows red. That’s red glow—which you can’t see in a normal day—illuminates the surface of the Moon, engulfed into Earth’s…

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Conmoto Travelmate Portable Fireplace

Normally we wouldn’t recommend carrying around fire in a suitcase, but we’ll make an exception for the Conmoto Travelmate Portable Fireplace ($3,200). Made from black powder-coated steel, with glass partitions and a steel fuel holder, this briefcase-sized firebox burns bio-ethanol liquid fuel, is light enough to be carried anywhere, and looks so good that it’ll demand attention no matter what room you’re in. Via: Uncrate

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Man Officially Cured of HIV

For the first time, a man has been declared officially cured of HIV. The remedy may nearly have killed him, but it opens a door—just a crack—to hope that we may someday kill off the scourge for good. Strangely enough, the diagnosis that most concerned Timothy Ray Brown in 2007 was acute myeloid leukemia. HIV has been increasingly thought of as a manageable disease, though certainly a terribly burdensome one. What brought the 42-year old…

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Shane Mosley States His Case for Pacquiao Bout

Since the moment it was announced that Manny Pacquiao had taken a shutout win over Antonio Margarito last month, the burning question has been “If it isn’t Mayweather, then who is next?” Pacquiao’s promoter, Top Rank, has already set aside April 16 for Pacquiao to face someone in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand. For a moment, it appeared WBC titleholder Andre Berto was in line for the bout but that notion was quickly dispelled….

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Competition to live on Earth is Humanity?

Competition to live on Earth is an Inhumanity! Competing to live is not a variable of the Way of a Human. We are all born as a Human. We are Human at Birth and for most of our childhood we live the Way of a Human. As a child we have childhood dreams of growing up, being successful, marrying, having children and living a wonderful life evermore. But the way of the World today is…

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Celebrate Human Rights Day, December 10, 2010

The primary requirement of the Way of a Human is Human Rights. Human Rights should be the foundation for the establishment of Citizenship Rights of any country in the world. Is there a quality standard set of Human Rights that the Nations of the world can follow to ascertain if they are either protecting the Human Rights/Citizenship Rights of their Citizens or if they are violating the Human Rights/Citizenship Rights of their Citizens? Yes there…

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The Godfather Mansion

Live it up Don Corleone-style in The Godfather Mansion ($2.9 million). Located on Staten Island and used during the filming of 1972’s The Godfather, this gigantic English Tudor home features eight bedrooms, three and a half baths, a den, eat-in kitchen, and laundry room with chute spread across three floors, plus a finished basement with an English pub, a three-quarter bath, a rec room, and more cred than any special edition DVD set is ever…

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Sleep, Newest Status Symbol Among Wealthy

The Paris home of Helena Rubinstein. Photo credit: Condé Nast Archive. One of the subtle markers of wealth that people often fail to pick up on is the classic mid-conversation yawn. To the untrained eye, the gesture appears to be nothing more than a natural response to fatigue, but in truth it is a coded indicator of status that can effectively signify both affluence and leisure. Typically, conspicuous luxury items—sports cars, yachts, private airplanes—succeed at…

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