Visualtech’s Jaguar Growler E

Visualtech’s Jaguar Growler E

Not too long ago we penned an encomium to the Jaguar E-Type, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Even our boundless enthusiasm for the permanent classic pales in comparison to Bo Zolland of Swedish design firm Visualtech, however. Zolland has designed the Growler E in homage to the E-Type of yore, a modern supercar with style to spare and some tech borrowed from its current incarnation, the Jaguar XKR. With a hell of a…

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Is Warren Buffett and Bill Gates’s New Philanthropic Initiative Condescending?

Bill Gates, Indian business tycoon Azim Premji, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett at a March 24 press conference in New Delhi.Photograph from Raveendran/Getty Images Lately, it’s been easy to criticize billionaires. Ever since the financial crisis hit, they’ve become targets for anyone wishing to blow off steam about inequality in America, and what some believe are harmful concentrations of power and wealth. But at least two exceptional billionaires shouldn’t be put in the crosshairs: Warren…

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist. He gained popularity, first as a graffiti artist in New York City, and then as a successful 1980s-era Neo-expressionist artist. Basquiat’s paintings continue to influence modern day artists and command high prices. Basquiat’s mother, Matilde, was Puerto Rican and his father, Gerard Jean-Baptiste, is of Ha•tian origin and a former Haitian Minister of the Interior. At an early age, Basquiat displayed an aptitude for art and was encouraged by…

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Rolex Pro-Hunter Matt Dayton MK3

When it comes to customized blacked out Rolex watches Pro-Hunter was one of the very early brands in the market. Even though it seemed like a completely new thing only last year, Pro-Hunter has been paying homage to iconic Rolex styles from the 50s and 60s for many years already. Here we take a look at their new Rolex Pro-Hunter Matt Daytona MK3. Watch case and bracelet come in matt black, the dial in matt…

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Owners, NFLPA should take Al Davis’s advice

By Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer Bill Parcells often relays the story of the most important thing he learned from Al Davis. “Nobody cares,” Parcells told Bay Area media. “Nobody cares about your injuries or your problems. All they want to know on Monday is if you won.” It’s a lesson NFL owners and the NFLPA (or whatever it is) would do well to heed. Most NFL teams, including the 49ers, have issued statements to…

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Five Billionaires Who Party Harder Than Russell Brand’s Arthur

Five Billionaires Who Party Harder Than Russell Brand’s Arthur

Poster via Warner Brothers. Parker photograph via Patrick McMullan. In a few weeks, Warner Bros. will release the latest remake of Arthur, an outrageous comedy about an endearing drunk with piles of money and the audacity to spend it. The appeal hinges on the notion that no real-life person could rival Arthur’s oddly charming extravagance. In fact, the movie’s tagline claims that Arthur is “the world’s only lovable billionaire.” Maybe so, but here are five…

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Grand Leather Bean Bag Chair

Most furniture purchases need to be rationalized to make sense to men. Do you really need another set of dining room table chairs to accommodate her family that never comes over? Really? Even if it’s like $125 a seat? But anything covered in leather that man can sink into is a whole different story. Leather couches used to be the best example of this… until Restoration Hardware threw the rulebook away and made a bean…

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Beijing bans luxury ads in a bid to tighten the wealth gap

After Google’s plans to pull out of China, could luxury brands be next? Though China’s luxury consumption is luring the global luxury brands to focus on this burgeoning luxury market, a recent change in China’s advertising policy issued by the Beijing administration for Industry and Commerce might upset the international luxury brands. The new advertising policy bans the use of words like “supreme,” “royal,” “luxury” or “high class” in a bid to bridge the increasing…

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Minister Farrakhan warns, advises Obama about Libya

FROM THE FINAL CALL: Minister Louis Farrakhan blasted President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for their “arrogance” in meddling in another sovereign nation’s affairs and publicly recommending regime change. He then instructed Americans to look beneath the surface to see who stands to benefit from the unrest and warned Obama to be careful of the words coming from advisors lobbying him to move in with military forces to depose Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi.

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Serena Williams Playing Top Spin 4 for PS3 Move

2K Czech’s Top Spin 4, with its fancy TV-style cut-scenes, accurate play style animation for some of the sport’s greatest players and scarily well-captured oohs and aahs from the crowd at matches, takes a different route from most tennis games. While Wii Sports distilled the game down to its basic matter of win or lose and at the other end of the scale Top Spin 3 left players facing an epic learning curve with its…

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Why men love Charlie Sheen: A primer for those “not” Winning

Why men love Charlie Sheen: A primer for those “not” Winning

This is Charlie Sheen’s world. We’re just living in it. Go check your Facebook or Twitter feed. Everyone is linking to stories about him, quoting his diatribes, and either celebrating or condemning him. It’s most likely split by gender: ladies deriding Sheen as a “pig” and “asshole,” guys praising him (correctly) as the most hilarious person on earth. He’s instantly become a hero to millions of educated, courteous young males who would never emulate his…

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Let America Be America Again

Let America Be America Again

Let America Be America Again By Langston Hughes Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed– Let it be that great strong land of love Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme That any man be crushed by one…

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A Match Made in Hollywood

Each year after the Oscars, I ask myself the same question: Does wealth love celebrity, or does celebrity love wealth? It’s worth remembering that fame and money haven’t always gotten along. The rich once believed themselves superior, not only financially but also culturally and socially, to their entertainers. Even the most famous performers were excluded from society’s affluent inner circle. Somewhere, however, this distinction dissolved. As entertainers amassed large fortunes in their own right, the…

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