Monthly Archives: January 2014

Howard Chan – New Years Interview – Iron Man, Batman, BTTF

Same old thing we’ve heard before. – 2013 was the year of Iron Man and he hopes to release all 42 Mark suits but knows that would take 5 years – Batman Returns and BTTF is being "announced" this year —— New Year message has arrived!!! (Interview with Howard Chan by Hot Toys Japan)

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Why Astronauts Were Banned From Drinking Wine In Outer Space

Why Astronauts Were Banned From Drinking Wine In Outer Space

The story behind NASA’s brief embrace of extraterrestrial sherry is a curious one. In the early seventies, the agency’s focus was shifting from short, Moon-focused missions to possibility of longer-term inhabitation of space. A revamped menu was among the most pressing challenges: food on the Gemini and Apollo programs came in dehydrated cube form, or squeezed from a pouch, and was universally regarded as inedible.

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Intelligence: Recapping the Changing Retail Landscape of Union Square

Image via Miron Properties Union Square isn’t just for chess players and skateboarders. The intersection of Broadway and Park Avenue South on the north side, University Place and Fourth Avenue on the south, and 14th and 17th Streets running…

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Gourmet 2014 Spring/Summer Lookbook

For its 2014 spring/summer lookbook, Gourmet showcases each of its upcoming footwear drops on the various athletic surfaces that have inspiration them. A comprehensive collection with its full line of silhouettes present, Gourmet applies a plethora of premium materials including blue cactus, pony hair, snakeskin, suede, leather and Italian cork. Furthermore, the color selection ranges from vibrant two-tone options to paint splatters, red checks, and even leopard. Gourmet’s 2014 spring/summer offering will begin retailing in the coming weeks.

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Cafe Deluxe Coming to 22nd and M St, NW this Spring

A Cafe Deluxe is coming to the new Hilton Garden Inn building at the corner of 22nd and M Street, NW. Their Website says: “Cafe Deluxe, an American bistro combining the charm of a neighborhood restaurant with the energy of a bustling European eatery, serves fresh and innovative classics in a warm and inviting atmosphere. […]

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“Darwin Day” is being officially considered by Congress!

"Darwin Day" is being officially considered by Congress!

Resolution HR467 has been reintroduced into the US House of Representatives. If passed, it would officially designate February 12, 2014 as "Darwin Day," recognizing "the importance of science in the betterment of humanity."

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Rachel Zoe Cancels New York Fashion Week Show has learned that Rachel Zoe has postponed her Fall ’14 presentation, and will not show during New York fashion week. Why the cancellation, you ask? We were told that Zoe, who gave birth to her second son, Kaius Jagger, last month, “is not going to be able to travel this season.” The details remain […]

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Out Of Print Necklaces Are Sweetly Nerdy In All The Right Ways

Holden Caulfield. Captain Ahab. Daisy Buchanan. It’s not unusual for us to become obsessed with the characters in our favorite novels. But, once you finish those beloved books, how can you show your affection for these fictional friends? With Out of Print’s jewelry line, you can wear your favorites around your neck.

The collection offers beautiful, dainty necklaces inspired by eight classic novels, including The Catcher in the Rye and Alice in Wonderland. Besides being adorable and affordable (the most expensive rings up at $34), these necklaces will up your nerdy-chic game. Click through to see if your favorite novel made the cut.
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D.C. Ends Year With Another Budget Surplus

D.C. Ends Year With Another Budget Surplus At a press conference, Mayor Vince Gray said the city’s "rainy day" fund reached $1.75 billion in fiscal year 2013. However, "this does not mean we can go on a spending spree," Gray said. [ more › ]


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