The team behind B Corner is an eclectic group, but while their backgrounds may be different, they’re all committed to creating a luxury men’s clothing brand that is a Spanish alternative to the English and Italian labels currently dominating the market.
As the story goes, Spanish nobleman Jaime de Marichalar y Saénz de Tejada, the former son-in-law of King Juan Carlos of Spain and a board member of Loewe and Dior, was in search of a new suit maker when his longtime tailor, Antonio Diaz, passed away about four years ago.
He happened upon Goyo Fernández, a custom tailor and owner of a men’s boutique in Madrid who was already working with Federico Zanolla, an entrepreneur and a banker, on a new tailoring concept.
Marichalar asked Fernández to make suits for him, the three men soon became friends and decided to work together to create a new business that they called B Corner.
They solicited internationally known model Oriol Elcacho, recognizable for his work for Ralph Lauren and other well-known fashion brands, along with actor Diego Martin to be the faces of the brand. And they were on their way.
“I became friends with Federico in Madrid and I started wearing the clothes to events
Starting in the 16th century, international trade began to leave its traces on tableware as European and Asian ceramics were created for newly opened export markets. Contemporary artists are now mining the rich heritage of these styles. WSJ.com: Lifestyle
United Parcel Service is starting to ask major retailers to help pay for extra workers and surplus space on trucks when a retailer fails to ship as many packages as planned during peak periods. WSJ.com: US Business
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The Ancient Greeks had a winning formula. During performances of their tragedies, acts of excessive violence and gore had to take place offstage and out of the audience’s sight. Later, the actors would describe events too horrible to imagine.
How does one describe a gruesome cyclops or monsters devouring helpless sailors? One might start with the words “Oh horror, horror, horror!” After all, when push comes to shove it’s all about telling a story, spinning a yarn, capturing an audience’s attention and keeping them hooked on a narrative.
As new technologies have helped filmmakers concoct ever more ingenious special effects, audiences have progressed way beyond the kludgy kind of stop-motion animation used in 1925’s The Lost World, 1953’s The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, and 1955’s It Came From Beneath The Sea.
No more can filmmakers rely on the man-in-a-rubber-suit device (1954’s Godzilla and Creature from the Black Lagoon). Steady advances in CGI technology allow today’s filmmakers to go for increasingly ridiculous scripts. Two classic examples of such wretched excess are 2009’s Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus and 2014’s version of Godzilla.
At some point, however, an audience is going to want more than just cheap visual gags. They’re going to want suspense, terror, and masterful storytelling. In 2006, South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho delivered all three, giving audiences the thrills they had craved with The Host.
How does one tell a contemporary horror story if one’s audience can’t see the monster? What if the audience is gathered in a 50-seat theatre with no possibility of elaborate scenic effects? How does a playwright scare the shit out of them?
According to reports, during the 1950s the United States Armed Forces used San Francisco’s coastal fog belt as “a means of masking the spread of a biological agent in simulated germ-warfare attacks. Nearly all of San Francisco received 500 particle minutes per liter. In other words, nearly every one of the 800,000 people in San Francisco exposed to the cloud at normal breathing rate (10 liters per minute) inhaled 5,000 or more particles per minute during the several hours that they remained airborne.”
One’s awareness of these tests adds an extra wallop of verisimilitude to a provocative new play, I Saw It, which was recently staged by Wily West Productions at the EXIT Studio. With Jennifer Lynne Roberts acting as head writer, most of the hard-hitting monologues/soliloquies in this 75-minute drama were written by Laylah Muran de Assereto. Tensely directed by Ariel Craft, I Saw It featured a Greek chorus of frantic Bay area Twitterati posting hysterical tweets that include pleas for help and such panicky messages as “#End of Days”
Samantha Behr is Isla in I Saw It (Photo by: Colin Hussey)
Isla (Samantha Behr) is the woman who claims to have first seen and reported “it.” In a moment of visceral panic mixed with a surprising amount of lucidity, Isla bravely thrust her hand inside “it.” Her action transferred “its” strength to herself while draining the [supposed] monster of its fearsome potential.
Van Clarkson (Richard Wenzel) is Isla’s estranged father, a harried man who works as a local television reporter. With old-fashioned “on the spot reporting” having been reduced to reading selective messages off of a Twitter feed, there really is no way for Van to check his sources or verify the information he is receiving.
Colleen Egan is Nola in I Saw It (Photo by: Colin Hussey)
Nola (Colleen Egan) is an extremely unhappy woman with a limp who hates her biological parents, loathes her stepfather, and is very protective of her kid brother, Bobby (Kyle McReddie). In a perverse way, the bitter Nola thrives on the fear and terror felt by others who have encountered “it” while magically seeming to draw strength from “its” presence and “their” misery.
Josephine (Susannah Wood) is a member of the local Twitterati who knows the location where @mal_ware usually checks in on a daily basis.
Kyle McReddie is David in I Saw It (Photo by:Colin Hussey)
David (Kyle McReddie) is a gay man in his 30s who moved to San Francisco three years ago in the hope of making a killing in the tech industry. Although he rides a Google bus to work, knows his way to Dolores Park, and buys groceries at Bi-Rite, he has no real friends, no furniture in his apartment, and no connections to the community in which he lives. With new mobile apps constantly coming online that cater to his needs, David can use his smartphone to place orders for laundry services, pizza deliveries, and sexual partners he contacts while cruising gay online hookup platforms on social media.
Diana (Genevieve Perdue) is one of David’s neighbors in his apartment building. As the executive assistant to a scientist working on a biochemical subterfuge experiment named Project 46, she has already used its amazing powers to transform her husband from an enthusiastic meat eater into a vegan like herself. Smiling, laughing, and more than willing to accept that collateral damage is often the unanticipated cost of scientific experimentation, Perdue’s Diana brings to mind the evil twin of Donna McKechnie’s needy Cassie Ferguson from the original Broadway cast of A Chorus Line.
Genevieve Perdue is Diana in I Saw It (Photo by: Colin Hussey)
I Saw It deftly demonstrates what can happen when the “monster attacking a city” bears no resemblance to a prehistoric dinosaur or a radioactive mutant creature, but results from the dissemination of a carefully engineered hallucinogen which can alter a person’s preferences and behaviors in the way a hacker might attack a software program’s source code. On a good day, the lab-engineered biochemical can trigger a person’s innermost fears, lack of self-esteem, or bravado. On a bad day….. oh, well, you know how some people act under stress!
Katrina Kroetch and Richard Wenzel are two of the Bay Area’s Twitterati in I Saw It (Photo by: Colin Hussey)
I was especially impressed by Genevieve Perdue’s portrayal of the amoral Diana, Colleen Egan’s resentful Nola, and Samantha Behr’s “take-no-prisoners” characterization of Isla. Other members of the Twitterati included Katrina Kroetch, Jason Jeremy, Kyle McReddie, and Richard Wenzel.
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A paleontologist recently proposed to his girlfriend in the acknowledgments of a scientific paper describing a newly unearthed dinosaur species, but says he hopes the romantic gesture doesn’t overshadow the discovery.
The paper, co-authored by the Tyrrell Museum’s curator of dinosaurs, Donald Henderson, describes Regaliceratops peterhewsi, a close relative of the Triceratops that lived during the late Cretaceous Period. The fossil is believed to be around 70 million years old.
Brown told The Huffington Post that the dinosaur was nicknamed “Hellboy” because the process of extracting the animal’s skull from the ground was so difficult. He noted that the name also works because of the horned creature’s vague resemblance to the ’90s comic book character.
Photo: Royal Tyrrell Museum
While discoveries of new species of dinosaurs are “fairly common” these days, Brown said, Regaliceratops is particularly interesting because it’s the first example of “evolutionary convergence” in horned dinosaurs. Evolutionary convergence occurs when two groups that are not closely related independently develop similar traits.
Brown explained that the Regaliceratops was a Chasmosaurine, a group of dinosaurs that typically had a modest, simple neck frill. The fossil that was discovered, however, had a larger and more elaborate neck frill much more similar to that usually seen in Centrosaurines, another group of horned dinosaurs that lived two million years prior to Chasmosaurines. A news release describes the frill as including a “halo of large, pentagonal plates radiating outward, as well as a central spike,” giving the dino the appearance of wearing a crown.
That crown-like appearance is what inspired the dinosaur’s scientific name. “Regaliceratops” is derived from the Latin for “royal horned face,” according to Science Watch, while “peterhewsi” is an homage to Peter Hews, the Alberta geologist who first spotted the dinosaur’s fossil sticking out the side of a riverbank in 2005.
As if a new, royal-looking species of dinosaur named “Hellboy” weren’t cool enough, the paper also has a romantic element. In the acknowledgements, Brown wrote a note to his girlfriend, which was reprinted in Retraction Watch:
C.M.B. would specifically like to highlight the ongoing and unwavering support of Lorna O’Brien. Lorna, will you marry me?
“I never expected it to get this much attention,” Brown told HuffPost. He said he just wanted to propose in a “unique and spontaneous” way, and he felt that including the proposal in the paper “immortalized” it.
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The quaint island of Bimini in the Bahamas Islands is a fisherman’s paradise, a place to relax and kick back where no one cares what you do as long as you are behaving yourself, having a good time, and spending a little cash. Beneath the peaceful and friendly facade of this tropical paradise is a sinister organization that deals in human misery. Ex-con Rohan Pinkney, known as Rooster, leads a band of criminals whose brand of commerce includes drug running and refugee smuggling. Virgil Price is the top op in all of the Bahamas Islands. He and his highly-trained, squared away troops launch a plan to infiltrate the crime syndicate ad take down the organization, along with 0,000,000 in illegal contraband. Max Carson and his teenage sons, Gaffer and P.J, are frequent visitors to Bimini. While P.J. spends his days playing video games and beaching it, Max and Gaffer are addicted to the lure of fishing and spend their days practicing their skills. Their sport fishing boat, Bimini Twist, is loaded with sophisticated fishing equipment and is capable of “tickling the bottom” a half mile deep. When Max is asked by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force to keep an eye on things offshore and report any observations of Rooster’s activities, the action begins and never lets up. Drug smugglers, shark attacks, offshore powerboat races and high-speed chases over the waves keep this story moving along at breakneck speed. Rooster conducts his business, spreading misery wherever he goes and intimidating the peaceful citizens of the island. But he doesn’t know about the forces that are conspiring to take him down. He’s in way over his head. Like a good adventure story? Take a deep breath, strap yourself in and enjoy the action. Bimini Twist takes you on an adventure like non other in literature today.
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If you are a teenage girl with a passion for gossip, celebrities, fashion, beauty, and more, then Twist is the must-have magazine for you! Every issue of the publication is completely jam-packed with photos of the hottest guys and most fashionable girls in Hollywood, alongside columns revealing the inside info that you crave. Twist Magazine offers great advice on issues that every teenage girl is faced with, such as dating, friendship, and high school. Twist celebrates the youthful energy and light-hearted interests of its readership, featuring cool prizes, full-size pull-out posters, reader polls, and fun quizzes. Read about things like what to wear on a date, to school, or at a party, what makeup is prettiest for your eye color, and beauty products for your best hair day. Twist is an appropriate and enjoyable treat for real teenage girls, and one in which they will look forward to read.
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In what is sure to take up at least a whole chapter in the history books, Prime Minister David Cameron delivered the stunning news that England is leaving the United Kingdom in order to pacify Scotland and that the latter will continue to stay in the union. Queen Elizabeth II will be going with England while Cameron will remain with the UK.
It is rumored that the British were forced to make this sudden decision when the Scots threatened to invade England wearing nothing but kilts — and more disturbingly — no underwear.
In a statement clearly intended to diffuse the growing tension between the two neighbors, Buckingham Palace said, “It is with a heavy heart that we do this but as we say in the stuffiest British tradition: needs must. We did everything we could to persuade the Scottish people to stay within the union but it became increasingly apparent that they just don’t care anymore. As a result, England was forced to make a sacrifice for the sake of everyone. Typical, isn’t it? Anyway, as the James Bond song goes: Nobody Does it Better, and so even though we are leaving, you can be sure we will look bloody good doing it!”
After its separation from the UK, England will no longer be part of the European Union nor will it continue using the pound, which itself will henceforth be called “the currency formerly known as the pound” since the Scots never liked the name. The new seat of government for the UK will be based in Scotland and its iconic flag, the Union Jack, will be replaced by the image of Sean Connery instead.
In celebration of the newfound influence of the land of its birth, Johnnie Walker will provide free scotch to everyone on the planet — except the English, of course — for six hours or until everyone is well and properly sloshed.
Speaking from a castle in the Scottish highlands, which will replace No. 10 Downing Street as David Cameron’s office, the prime minister said that he wishes England nothing but the best for the future but they should really go bugger themselves now that Scotland has emerged as the victor in this game of political brinksmanship. “We never really liked the English in the UK anyway,” he added with a wink.
The only blemish to the jubilation of the Scots has been NATO’s reaction to the news. The leading commander for NATO forces in Western Europe has indicated that the organization may have to kick the UK out because of the Scots. When pushed to clarify the reason for this unusual position, the commander answered, “It’s that damn bagpipe music the Scots are always playing! We have enough problems dealing with Russia without having to be assaulted by that cacophony. The English are annoyingly polite and boring to the point of physical pain but at least they are f—ing quiet.”
Still, according to a poll conducted in Scotland, most people feel that after the Ukrainian fiasco, NATO doesn’t have much credibility left anyway, so why worry about being expelled from the organization? It might actually save the UK some embarrassment if they weren’t part of NATO.
And the best part, according to the Scots, of England leaving the UK? The UK’s most famous alumnus and the reason that anybody even knows the British Secret Service — Sir Sean Connery, who can’t stand the English, has promised that he will return to the big screen as super-spy James Bond as soon as the English depart the scene. According to his agent, the legendary thespian looks forward to many new daring adventures, and to reconnecting with his old flame Pussy Galore.
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The traditional Japanese art of cord braiding–known as kumihimo– has been around for centuries. The technique, which uses a loom and several strands of silk thread, was once used to create the strong, slender cords that reinforced samurai warrior armor. Today, it is primarily used to make beautiful, color-drenched cords for jewelry and other decorative items. In “Twist, Turn, & Tie 50 Japanese Kumihimo Braids,” readers will get everything they need to get started in this ancient craft, including a mini braiding loom They’ll also find: An overview of tools and materials from looms to bobbins to glues to beads Step-by-step instructions for basic loom braiding, handling threads, beads, and more 50 gorgeous projects from simple beginner braids to complex beaded cords 400 full-color photographs for inspirations and instruction With details on kumihimo terminology, starting and finishing braids, and calculating thread and bead counts, this book is an ideal guide for new braiders.