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Classic Cycling Apparel by Henri 1865: Bike gear inspired by the “godfather of cycling” Henri Desgrange

Classic Cycling Apparel by Henri 1865


Henri Desgrange was a celebrated sports journalist, decorated cyclist and the first organizer of the Tour de France. He is known to many as the godfather of urban cycling and is, in fact, a defining source of…

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‘Godfather of ecstasy’ Alexander Shulgin dies at 88

Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, who earned the nickname “Godfather of ecstasy” for developing a new method of synthesis for MDMA and introducing it to psychologists in the 1970s, died today from liver cancer. As The New York Times noted in a profile back in 2005, Shulgin’s work has been controversial in the scientific community, with many seeing his prolific work on psychedelics as problematic.

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The godfather of nature documentaries is making one for the Oculus Rift

Sir David Attenborough may be 87 years old, but he’s still embracing the latest technology. After spending 60 years sharing nature’s marvels with documentary films like Planet Earth and Life, his latest work may appear in virtual reality. According to a report at Realscreen, the upcoming Conquest of the Skies is currently filming with a special eight-camera rig to deliver 360-degree video for users of the upcoming Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

Oculus recently achieved mainstream recognition when it was purchased by Facebook for $ 2 billion, and an Attenborough documentary likely won’t hurt its success. The success of the film, however, won’t rely on Oculus and Facebook. Conquest of the Skies is actually Attenborough’s sixth…

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Lazy Oaf + Garfield Summer ’14 Collection: The East London label meets the godfather of grumpy cats for a colorful and nostalgic summer collection

Lazy Oaf + Garfield Summer '14 Collection


Before Grumpy Cat became an internet sensation and a meme standard, Garfield (created by American cartoonist Jim Davis) starred in feature films, garnered multiple Emmys, broke a Guinness World Record for most widely syndicated comic strip…

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The Thing Quarterly: Issue 22: Godfather of conceptual art, John Baldessari reimagines the pillowcase

The Thing Quarterly: Issue 22


John Baldessari, the prolific visual artist and living legend hailing from southern California, has left nary a medium untouched—painting, photography, printmaking, video, sculpture, installation and more—in his quest to find beauty, drama and art in the…

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The Godfather poster

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A beautiful poster by Chocotoy.

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