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Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith to donate 1 percent of purses

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith is pledging to donate 1 percent of his purse earnings from Travers Day at Saratoga this weekend to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. The 52-year-old rider based in Southern California will travel East to ride in four
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Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith to donate 1 percent of purses

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith is pledging to donate 1 percent of his purse earnings from Travers Day at Saratoga this weekend to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. The 52-year-old rider based in Southern California will travel East to ride in four stakes on Saturday at the upstate New ...

Rumor: ITV’s Bradley Walsh Is Doctor’s New Companion

Let me preface this by saying: Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. Quiz show host, comedian, and actor Bradley Walsh is rumored to be the next Doctor Who companion. According to […] The post Rumor: ITV’s Bradley Walsh Is Docto
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Rumor: ITV’s Bradley Walsh Is Doctor’s New Companion

Let me preface this by saying: Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. Quiz show host, comedian, and actor Bradley Walsh is rumored to be the next Doctor Who companion. According to […] The post Rumor: ITV’s Bradley Walsh Is Doctor’s New Companion appeared first on Geek.com.

Cedar Point roller coaster capital set to unveil Steel Vengeance in 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Next year Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, will boast even more thrills. In 2018 the self-described "Roller Coaster Capital of the World" will introduce Steel Vengeance, a "hyper-hybrid" high-octane attraction. Combining a steel running track
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Cedar Point roller coaster capital set to unveil Steel Vengeance in 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Next year Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, will boast even more thrills. In 2018 the self-described "Roller Coaster Capital of the World" will introduce Steel Vengeance, a "hyper-hybrid" high-octane attraction. Combining a steel running track on a wooden structure, the new ride will provide a smooth ride that simultaneously ...

Get a Look at The Gifted, The Punisher and More from the Marvel Universe

Marvel had a big weekend with The Defenders making everyone’s Netflix binges a little more exciting. Now that that’s done, they’re moving right on to the next thing. Even though it might be a while before […] The post Get a Look at
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Get a Look at The Gifted, The Punisher and More from the Marvel Universe

Marvel had a big weekend with The Defenders making everyone’s Netflix binges a little more exciting. Now that that’s done, they’re moving right on to the next thing. Even though it might be a while before […] The post Get a Look at The Gifted, The Punisher and More from the Marvel Universe appeared first on Geek.com.

Flame Con Year Three: Cosplay, Creators, Comics

This past weekend was the third annual Flame Con, an LGBT focused comics and pop culture convention in Brooklyn, NY. The con is run by Geeks OUT, a national LGBT geek organization. The […] The post Flame Con Year Three: Cosplay, Creators, Comics appeare
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Flame Con Year Three: Cosplay, Creators, Comics

This past weekend was the third annual Flame Con, an LGBT focused comics and pop culture convention in Brooklyn, NY. The con is run by Geeks OUT, a national LGBT geek organization. The […] The post Flame Con Year Three: Cosplay, Creators, Comics appeared first on Geek.com.

Retro SNES Classic Edition Trailer Plays With Super Power

When I woke up this morning, not only did I learn that pre-orders for the SNES Classic Edition had gone up but that they were already sold out. Disappointing, but not surprising. But to […] The post Retro SNES Classic Edition Trailer Plays With Super P
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Retro SNES Classic Edition Trailer Plays With Super Power

When I woke up this morning, not only did I learn that pre-orders for the SNES Classic Edition had gone up but that they were already sold out. Disappointing, but not surprising. But to […] The post Retro SNES Classic Edition Trailer Plays With Super Power appeared first on Geek.com.

The Tick Cast and Crew Walk the Blue Carpet, Tease the Series to Come

Ahead of Amazon’s The Tick releasing next Friday, August 25, the show celebrated its premiere at the Village East Theater in New York. Geek was there as the cast and crew of the hotly anticipated superhero […] The post The Tick Cast and Crew Wa
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The Tick Cast and Crew Walk the Blue Carpet, Tease the Series to Come

Ahead of Amazon’s The Tick releasing next Friday, August 25, the show celebrated its premiere at the Village East Theater in New York. Geek was there as the cast and crew of the hotly anticipated superhero […] The post The Tick Cast and Crew Walk the Blue Carpet, Tease the Series to Come appeared first on Geek.com.

ISS Perfectly Photobombs Total Solar Eclipse

“That’s no moon … It’s a space station.” Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi called it: The International Space Station was caught transiting the sun during Monday’s total solar eclipse. In a stunning photo tweeted […] The post IS
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ISS Perfectly Photobombs Total Solar Eclipse

“That’s no moon … It’s a space station.” Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi called it: The International Space Station was caught transiting the sun during Monday’s total solar eclipse. In a stunning photo tweeted […] The post ISS Perfectly Photobombs Total Solar Eclipse appeared first on Geek.com.

Paris tourism group reports 10-year high for hotel stays

PARIS (AP) - The Paris region registered 16.4 million hotel guests during the first half of the year, a 10-year high following a plunge in tourism after the 2015 terror attacks in the French capital. The Regional Tourism Committee said the number of foreign v
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Paris tourism group reports 10-year high for hotel stays

PARIS (AP) - The Paris region registered 16.4 million hotel guests during the first half of the year, a 10-year high following a plunge in tourism after the 2015 terror attacks in the French capital. The Regional Tourism Committee said the number of foreign visitors increased by 14.9 percent compared ...

Preacher Goes All In on the Blasphemy and Has a Lot of Fun Doing It

Well, it’s taken us nearly two seasons to get to this point, but here we are. We’ve reached the storyline from the comics that you might think was impossible to get away with […] The post Preacher Goes All In on the Blasphemy and Has a Lot o
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Preacher Goes All In on the Blasphemy and Has a Lot of Fun Doing It

Well, it’s taken us nearly two seasons to get to this point, but here we are. We’ve reached the storyline from the comics that you might think was impossible to get away with […] The post Preacher Goes All In on the Blasphemy and Has a Lot of Fun Doing It appeared first on Geek.com.

This Crazy Japanese Burger Goes Inside Out With Cheese on the Outside

J.S. Burger Cafe in Shinjuku, Tokyo is known for its decadent food items, and a favorite has made a return to the menu. The Super Cheese Burger flips the script when it comes […] The post This Crazy Japanese Burger Goes Inside Out With Cheese on the Out
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This Crazy Japanese Burger Goes Inside Out With Cheese on the Outside

J.S. Burger Cafe in Shinjuku, Tokyo is known for its decadent food items, and a favorite has made a return to the menu. The Super Cheese Burger flips the script when it comes […] The post This Crazy Japanese Burger Goes Inside Out With Cheese on the Outside appeared first on Geek.com.

T-Shirt Tuesday: Best Game of Thrones Shirts

Back in the days of geek prehistory, a T-shirt was a signal to the world around you that you cared about your nerdy pursuits enough to fly them like a flag. Companies like […] The post T-Shirt Tuesday: Best Game of Thrones Shirts appeared first on Geek.
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T-Shirt Tuesday: Best Game of Thrones Shirts

Back in the days of geek prehistory, a T-shirt was a signal to the world around you that you cared about your nerdy pursuits enough to fly them like a flag. Companies like […] The post T-Shirt Tuesday: Best Game of Thrones Shirts appeared first on Geek.com.

Temporary Calligraphy Illuminates Historic Sites Throughout Europe

Mexican calligraffiti artist Said Dokins combines calligraphy writing with graffiti techniques to create public murals that address conflicts of power, destruction, and control imposed by both historic and contemporary regimes. His latest project, Heliographi
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Temporary Calligraphy Illuminates Historic Sites Throughout Europe

Mexican calligraffiti artist Said Dokins combines calligraphy writing with graffiti techniques to create public murals that address conflicts of power, destruction, and control imposed by both historic and contemporary regimes. His latest project, Heliographies of Memory, uses luminous tools to explore displaced memory, creating light paintings that use famous historic buildings or other iconic sites […]

Social issues dominate 2017 nominations for Beazley Designs of the Year

The nominations for 2017’s Beazley Designs of the Year awards deal with issues such as the scarcity of women in male-dominated industries, political unrest due to Britain’s Brexit vote and the power of design in bringing the world together, notes The Guar
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Social issues dominate 2017 nominations for Beazley Designs of the Year

The nominations for 2017’s Beazley Designs of the Year awards deal with issues such as the scarcity of women in male-dominated industries, political unrest due to Britain’s Brexit vote and the power of design in bringing the world together, notes The Guardian.They will be on display at the Design Museum in London from October 18, 2017. In its tenth anniversary, the exhibition will include 62 nominations across six categories — Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport. Each category will have a winner and an overall winner shall be announced on January 25, 2018.The nominations include the knitted pink pussyhat, a pro-European Union poster campaign motivated by Donald Trump’s remarks and a lending library of protest banners. The fact that merely 23% of the workforce in Egypt is female finds expression in “The Finding Her” poster campaign, designed by the Japanese agency IC4 Design for the UN in Egypt.The poster features various workers in the fields of politics, science and technology with a caption that reads “Finding women in technology shouldn’t be this hard.” Google’s set of emojis featuring women as industry and factory workers also made it to the list of nominations in the graphics category.The world’s first translating earpiece, developed by Waverly Labs; Google and Monotype’s breakthrough Noto typeface, a free font that can work in at least 800 languages and scripts and Brexit-inspired postcards and photographs find themselves among the nominations as well.A three-dimensional model of the Saydnaya prison in Syria, constructed using the memories and narrations of former detainees and commissioned by Amnesty International is among the most notable nominations in the architecture category.Click here for a sneak peek at the nominations.

The Latest: NTSB is investigating train crash at station

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on the crash of a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia (all times local): 9:30 a.m. The National Transportation Safety Board is at the scene of an overnight train accident near Philadelphia that left dozens of passengers
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The Latest: NTSB is investigating train crash at station

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on the crash of a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia (all times local): 9:30 a.m. The National Transportation Safety Board is at the scene of an overnight train accident near Philadelphia that left dozens of passengers banged up but none with life-threatening injuries. ...

Report: FBI Urges Firms to Ditch Kaspersky Lab

The FBI is reportedly urging private sector businesses to ditch cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab. Long-held suspicions that Russian spies use the Moscow-based company as a global intelligence-gathering tool have put a strain […] The post Report: FBI Ur
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Report: FBI Urges Firms to Ditch Kaspersky Lab

The FBI is reportedly urging private sector businesses to ditch cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab. Long-held suspicions that Russian spies use the Moscow-based company as a global intelligence-gathering tool have put a strain […] The post Report: FBI Urges Firms to Ditch Kaspersky Lab appeared first on Geek.com.

The Latest: NTSB investigating station train crash

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on the crash of a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia (all times local): 9:30 a.m. The National Transportation Safety Board is at the scene of an overnight train accident near Philadelphia that left dozens of passengers
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The Latest: NTSB investigating station train crash

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on the crash of a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia (all times local): 9:30 a.m. The National Transportation Safety Board is at the scene of an overnight train accident near Philadelphia that left dozens of passengers banged up but none with life-threatening injuries. ...

Incredibly Lifelike Felt Paintings of Pets and Plants by Dani Ives

Fiber artist Dani Ives conjures the natural world in her unique take on the traditional craft of needle felting. Ives describes her method as “painting with wool,” in which she applies her love of animals and her background in biology to build int
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Incredibly Lifelike Felt Paintings of Pets and Plants by Dani Ives

Fiber artist Dani Ives conjures the natural world in her unique take on the traditional craft of needle felting. Ives describes her method as “painting with wool,” in which she applies her love of animals and her background in biology to build intricately layered portraits of a variety of flora and fauna. Dogs, cats, birds, […]

It’s Electric: Classic VW Bus Gets Modern Overhaul

The Volkswagen Type 2—better known as the Kombi, Camper, Transport, or “that loaf-shaped bus hippies and surfers used to drive”—ended production in 2013. But VW’s nostalgia-inducing panel van is getting a second wind. […] The post
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It’s Electric: Classic VW Bus Gets Modern Overhaul

The Volkswagen Type 2—better known as the Kombi, Camper, Transport, or “that loaf-shaped bus hippies and surfers used to drive”—ended production in 2013. But VW’s nostalgia-inducing panel van is getting a second wind. […] The post It’s Electric: Classic VW Bus Gets Modern Overhaul appeared first on Geek.com.

Shenmue III’s Dead-Eyed Characters Ruin a Perfectly Good Debut Trailer

Shenmue and its sequel are two of the most beloved Sega Dreamcast games of all time. It is for this reason many are excited to finally play Shenmue III. Today Ys Net revealed […] The post Shenmue III’s Dead-Eyed Characters Ruin a Perfectly Good De
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Shenmue III’s Dead-Eyed Characters Ruin a Perfectly Good Debut Trailer

Shenmue and its sequel are two of the most beloved Sega Dreamcast games of all time. It is for this reason many are excited to finally play Shenmue III. Today Ys Net revealed […] The post Shenmue III’s Dead-Eyed Characters Ruin a Perfectly Good Debut Trailer appeared first on Geek.com.

I Played Trump’s Hologram Nightmare with HoloPlayer One

One of the most fascinating games I played at Play NYC, a conference full of fascinating local New York indie games, put me in the shoes of famous small-handed MODOK Donald Trump. I […] The post I Played Trump’s Hologram Nightmare with HoloPlayer One
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I Played Trump’s Hologram Nightmare with HoloPlayer One

One of the most fascinating games I played at Play NYC, a conference full of fascinating local New York indie games, put me in the shoes of famous small-handed MODOK Donald Trump. I […] The post I Played Trump’s Hologram Nightmare with HoloPlayer One appeared first on Geek.com.

Patent Shines Light on Facebook’s AR Glasses

From social network to tech titan, Facebook has grown from a limited-membership website to a global phenomenon. But it isn’t stopping at online features: The company is reportedly working on a pair of […] The post Patent Shines Light on Facebook&#
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Patent Shines Light on Facebook’s AR Glasses

From social network to tech titan, Facebook has grown from a limited-membership website to a global phenomenon. But it isn’t stopping at online features: The company is reportedly working on a pair of […] The post Patent Shines Light on Facebook’s AR Glasses appeared first on Geek.com.

Final Fantasy XV Heading to PC in 2018

It was only a matter of time before this happened. During their Gamescom press conference, Nvidia announced Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition. This PC port will include a wide range of graphical features […] The post Final Fantasy XV Heading to PC in 201
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Final Fantasy XV Heading to PC in 2018

It was only a matter of time before this happened. During their Gamescom press conference, Nvidia announced Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition. This PC port will include a wide range of graphical features […] The post Final Fantasy XV Heading to PC in 2018 appeared first on Geek.com.

The Latest: 42 injured in train crash; None life-threatening

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on the crash of a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia (all times local): 5:30 a.m. A regional rail spokeswoman says the driver of a train that crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal has been trea
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The Latest: 42 injured in train crash; None life-threatening

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on the crash of a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia (all times local): 5:30 a.m. A regional rail spokeswoman says the driver of a train that crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal has been treated at a hospital and ...

Sydney

Forty-three years later, the Biennale of Sydney (biennaleofsydney.com.au) celebrates its 20th edition this month. The biennale is distributed across seven individually themed venues that its literature calls “embassies of thought,” as well as a number of
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Forty-three years later, the Biennale of Sydney (biennaleofsydney.com.au) celebrates its 20th edition this month. The biennale is distributed across seven individually themed venues that its literature calls “embassies of thought,” as well as a number of “in-between spaces.” Running March 18 through June 5, in collaboration with the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, the event offers an excuse to lose yourself in a city that is home to the world’s largest natural harbor.SEE Established in 1816, the Royal Botanic Garden is the oldest scientific institution in Australia, covering 74 acres of green space around Sydney Harbour and into the city, and hosting both natural wonders and cultural events. From April 9 through May 1, the Lion Gate Lodge holds the “Botanica” art exhibition, including work by the country’s leading botanic and naturalscience artists. MRS MACQUARIES ROAD +61 2 9231 8111 rbgsyd.nsw.gov.auBoasting one of the largest contemporary Chinese art collections in the world, with 1,400 works by more than 500 artists, White Rabbit Gallery is housed within a former Rolls-Royce showroom in Chippendale. Judith Neilson founded the gallery in 2009 and mounts two exhibitions a year. The gallery also includes a teahouse that serves fine Taiwanese and Chinese teas, and handmade dumplings. 30 BALFOUR STREET, CHIPPENDALE +61 2 8399 2867 whiterabbitcollection.orgThe State Library of New South Wales, the first library on the continent, opened in 1826 and today contains much of the country’s heritage. Its collection includes the papers of explorer George Bass, the estate of author Jean Garling, and centuries-old documents detailing the expeditions of Portuguese navigator Pedro Fernandes de Queirós. The Mitchell Wing, completed in 1910, is an architectural wonder, with cedar joinery, stained glass, and an Art Nouveau interior. MACQUARIE STREET +61 2 9273 1414 sl.nsw.gov.auSTAY Though its name may hint of the past, Sydney’s_1888 Hotel is a contemporary cultural hub. Situated in the now-trendy suburb of Pyrmont, the 90-room property is constructed within the skeleton of a heritage-listed, former wool storage facility built in (you guessed it) 1888. 139 MURRAY STREET, PYRMONT +61 2 8586 1888 ovolohotels.comThe Darling, on the edge of Sydney Harbour, opened in 2011 with 171 spacious rooms spread over 16 levels of an inverted glass tower. Each room has floorto ceiling windows, many with knockout views of the Old Coat Hanger (a.k.a. the Harbour Bridge), and the Blue Mountains beyond. Amenities include an infinity pool, a 16 room luxury spa, and Sokyo, a contemporary Japanese restaurant and bar. For high rollers, the hotel is linked to the glitzy Star casino. 80 PYRMONT STREET, PYRMONT +61 2 9777 9000 thedarling.com.auSince opening in 2012, the QT Sydney hotel has become a go-to spot for visitors and locals alike, who flock to its bar and restaurant. A $75 million renovation combined two iconic buildings—the former Gowings department store and the historic State Theatre—into a 200-room art hotel. The façades have been restored, while inside there’s a mix of original features, art installations, and design inspired by the buildings’ histories. 49 MARKET STREET +61 2 8262 0000 qtsydney.com.auEAT Eat Art Truck is Sydney’s favorite food truck for good reason: head chef Stuart McGill draws on his previous fine dining experience to create progressive and affordable street food. Inspired by seasonal produce and barbecue flavors, the menu features such delights as pulled pork on a bun with mustard and cabbage, kingfish ceviche with chips, and almond milk jelly for dessert. The truck doubles as a mobile art gallery, with one side of its exterior dedicated to showcasing the work of Australian street artists. For weekly locations follow @EatArtTruck on Twitter. eatarttruck.comSydney’s most award-winning restaurant, Quay, is located in Sydney Harbour’s dress circle, with views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Led by chef Peter Gilmore, Quay’s menu highlights one of Sydney’s key resources: excellent seafood. Beginning with a starter of smoked Australian Blackmore Wagyu beef, the journey continues with slowcooked abalone and culminates in steamed King George whiting with citrus anchovy butter. A dessert of Jersey cream, caramel, prune, and sugar crystals is a decadent finish to the meal. UPPER LEVEL, OVERSEAS PASSENGER TERMINAL, THE ROCKS +61 2 9251 5600 quay.com.auSydney’s funky Darlo Bar, in the fashionable suburb of Darlinghurst, attracts an eclectic crowd with its quirky yet casual atmosphere. The Astro Turf-covered floors, along with Chinese lanterns and palm trees, hint at the bar’s fun cocktail list. Like the sound of a Raging Bull? This punchy Darlo cocktail features Havana special rum, Tuaca, lime, Red Bull, and mint grown on Darlo’s rooftop. 306 LIVERPOOL STREET, DARLINGHURST +61 2 9331 3672 darlobar.com.au 

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