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The plays of William Shakespeare have been celebrated around the world for years. However, for well over two hundred years questions regarding these works remain unanswered. The most prominent question of them all being, “Is William Shakespeare the author?” Directed by Roland Emmerich (Universal Soldier, Independence Day, Stargate), even though the film is about Shakespeare, Anonymous seeps with well placed action, acting and vivid story telling. Creative license and strong characters will have you scratching your head regarding the accuracy of history and the truth of William Shakespeare.
Frequent collaborators UNDFTD and Puma combine their skills once again to add more pages to the sneaker history books. A refresh of the Puma Clyde, the Puma x UNDFTD Collection Snakeskin Pack includes three colorways of the iconic sneaker. Each shoe in the pack is made from premium leather with the timeless Puma markings comprised of snakeskin. Available in navy, red or white, the Clyde sneaker in snakeskin is a showcase of what subtle enhancements can do refine a classic sneaker and keep it fresh. Undefeated | Puma
Barbour, known for quality, care and craftsmanship in their clothing has an authentic motorcycle jacket waiting for you to put it to good use and to the test. The Barbour International Original Jacket with its weatherproof design is ready for whatever the elements throw at it. Inspired by the Barbour motorcycle jackets of previous generations, the wax jacket combines function and utility. Loaded with large pockets, the Barbour jacket has room to hold your miscellaneous essentials without sacrificing your cool. Barbour
The Criterion Collection has included Hideo Gosha’s Three Outlaw Samurai to its growing vault of celebrated international films. The first feature film by Hideo Gosha, 3 Outlaws is an unheralded classic chanbara (sword-fighting) film. Revenge and murder push the story of two samurai hired to slay a band of rebellious peasants who kidnap the daughter of a magistrate but they happen across a wandering ronin with a strict code of honor and no fear of death. Skilled action and carefully crafted storytelling placed against an elegant black and white canvas makes this film a must have for lovers of samurai movies. Digitally restored with uncompressed audio and a new English subtitle translation, the Criterion Collection release also includes a booklet with an essasy by film critic Bilge Ebiri. Three Outlaw Samurai
Further expanding into the touch mouse market, Logitech deftly combines their skills for aesthetics and function with the Logitech Touch Mouse M600. Designed for comfort and performance the M600 wireless optical mouse fits comfortably in either hand allowing for ambidextrous use and has a wide touch surface allowing you to use gestures easily. The M600 also uses Logitech Flow Scroll software that gives the wireless mouse a scrolling capability that rivals your favorite quick scrolling smartphone. That being said when the M600 hits the market you will be able to right click, left click, swipe, browse and scroll horizontally or vertically with just a touch for less than eighty bucks. Logitech Touch Mouse M600
There are grilling cookbooks and grilling recipes to keep you busy for every summer cookout from now until the year 3000. So even if you do not currently have supreme skills on the BBQ grill, you can always pick up the slack and learn your way around the time tested and very trusted combination of fire and food. However, your sandwich skills may need some upgrading. The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches does just that. Recipes from around the world, with caveman easy how-to instructions will have you making sandwiches that look and taste so good you’ll wonder how anyone ever gets by with plain old lunch meat.
If you are planning a romantic weekend, or a brief getaway, this handsome bag can lug your stuff. Whatever is on your agenda for the quick trip, the Moore and Giles Dillard XL Duffel is roomy enough to carry the basics and a few pockets for your favorite accessories. In case you don’t want to keep a grip on things, Moore and Giles provides you a nice padded shoulder strap so you can keep your hands free. Two zip pockets on the outside for quick reach of the essentials (think maps, phones and passport), one zip pocket on the interior and two more without zippers, the Cleland is an appreciated step above the common sports duffel. Available in Black Suede or Waxwear Rangertan.
The pop rock foursome from Denver is back with Scars & Stories. Producer Brendan O’Brien helps the group further polish their sound on this release and enables the group to expand their range and depth sonically. World travels and real life experiences fuel this release and avid followers of the Fray should notice a growth and maturity in the lyrical content. New listeners should be pleased also as the Fray sits comfortably in a position that aligns their constellation with other stars in the pop rock sky.
Ryan Gosling’s Drive is a slow burn action flick that seeps of 80’s nostalgia. Drive is heralded by critics and audiences for the tone, realism and the ability to realistically capture the gritty underbelly of Los Angeles (in a way that doesn’t revolve around the typical gang bangers). The film does have slow moments, but when the violence and action shows up, it is worth the wait. Don’t expect to see lots of high-speed chases though. Drive is somewhat of love story, lead by the characters, the scene and the music. Gosling is a stunt driver who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals. He takes interest in his neighbor and her son and all is well, until her husband comes back from prison. To say more than that really ruins the film. Some critics note that with such a title, Drive should have more action. You would want that, but that is not what the move is about. Drive is not about cars, Drive is about determination. Drive.
The classic Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker gets a seasonal refresh, with the “Moto Leather Jacket”. Taking styling cues from the original and iconic Schott black leather jacket, this release fine tunes the workings of a successful, limited edition shoe previously crafted by the leather jacket makers, Schott NYC themselves. The sneaker features a genuine leather upper, metal zipper detail around the eyelets and palatable, geometric stitching to accent the leather jacket inspiration. You can get these Converse All Stars now as either a high-top or as a low. However, brown leather gets only the low option, while the black leather gets both. Order them at the Converse online store.