In 1936, at the height of the Art Deco movement, O. Ray Courtney built this custom motorcycle, based off of the 1930 K.J Henderson model. Little is known about Courtney, who built a variety of custom motorcycles throughout his life. In a Popular Science article from 1953, Courtney was briefly mentioned alongside photos of other … Continue reading
“The Horten Ho 229 was a late-World War II Nazi German prototype fighter/bomber. It was the first pure flying wingpowered by a jet engine and designed to be more difficult to detect with radar – the first aircraft to incorporate what is now known as stealth technology.” E.
The Demon Core was the nickname given to a 6.2-kilogram (14 lb) subcritical mass of plutonium that accidentally went critical in two separate accidents at the Los Alamos laboratory in 1945 and 1946. Both incidents resulted in the acute radiation poisoning and subsequent death of a scientist. After these incidents the mass of plutonium was referred to as the Demon Core. E. … Continue reading
(TWA –terminal, John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York. New York, 1962. Photographer Balthazar Korab.) (General Motors Technical Center. Warren, Michigan, 1956. Photographer Ezra Stoller.) (TWA –terminal, John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York. New York, 1962. Photographer Ezra Stoller.) (General Motors Technical Center. Warren, Michigan, 1956. Photographer Ezra Stoller.) (General Motors Technical … Continue reading
NIGEL:…look this, this miniature bread. It’s like…I’ve been working with this now for about half an hour. I can’t figure it out…let’s say I want a bite, right, you’ve got like this… IAN: You’d like bigger bread? NIGEL: Exactly! (This Is Spinal Tap, 1984) I recently came across a book called The Little Red Riders … Continue reading
Greil Marcus: “Jackson-ism produced the image of a pop explosion, an event in which pop music crosses political, economic, geographic and racial barriers; in which a new world is suggested. Michael Jackson occupied the center of American cultural life: no other black artist had ever come close.But a pop explosion not only links those otherwise … Continue reading