The area along Wacker Drive near State Street is one of Chicago’s most architecturally significant and iconic locales. Perhaps that’s why Hollywood loves to destroy it over and over again. The A.V. Club looks at some of the many movies which made a mess of the place.
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Do you like sitcoms? Then check out this wonderful medley of theme songs from shows like Friends, Seinfeld, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Rec, and The Office, performed on acoustic guitar by Nathan Mills of Beyond the Guitar.
Most of the aircraft have traditional wings or helicopter-style blades to take flight. But this contraption works very differently. Watch as an ingenious kid named Finley shows Essential RC his plane that takes advantage of the spinning Magnus Effect to stay airborne.
“This hospital was built on two things: trust, and rules.” Jodie Foster stars as the head of Hotel Artemis, a hospital for criminals. Her new patients bring trouble to her door in the form of a crime boss played by Jeff Goldblum. It’s like a back story to the John Wick hotel.
Lotsen is the newest, smallest and most affordable member of Urbanears’ connected speakers. It has an output of 20W, a 4″ woofer and a 1″ tweeter. Like its bigger siblings, it supports all popular wireless streaming solutions and also has a 3.5mm input.
Just in time to get us in the mood for Season 2 to debut, musicians Brooklyn Duo and Cicely Parnas turn in an amazing live performance of Ramin Djawadi’s intense main theme from HBO’s Westworld. Be sure to check out their Bach Cello Suite No. 1, if you get a chance.
Taking inspiration from the professional wire-bending machines used in factories, LEGO master Yoshihito Isogawa created this Mindstorms EV3-based machine which can be programmed with designs and then bends pipe cleaners into the shape shown on its screen.
Hot Toys has a new Movie Edition Captain America action figure based on the hero’s appearance in Avengers: Infinity War. Not only does it come with Cap’s new pair of Wakandan shields, it also has a “mystery weapon” that will be revealed after the movie’s release.
Think your neighbors are noisy? They guys from Apartment Sessions managed to cram 100 musicians into an apartment building where they performed a cover version of Arcade Fire’s classic Wake Up. Still, we’re pretty sure they have fewer members than the real Arcade Fire.
If you’re going to be ruling the universe, you’re going to want to caffeinate to keep your energy up. Be sure to fill up with this officially-licensed Marvel coffee mug based on the golden Infinity Gauntlet that Thanos dons in Avengers: Infinity War. Available 8/2018.
Killspencer and Judson Studios created a special version of its indoor mini basketball kit. The Shattered Dreams kit has a backboard made of pre-shattered and fused transparent and opaque glass. It also has a chrome rim, a leather net and a rubber mini basketball.
This ridiculously complicated Rube Goldberg machine from DaksDominos uses dozens of ping pong balls, Hot Wheels tracks, string, dominoes, toilet paper rolls, plastic cups, glass bottles, and popsicle sticks to perform a simple task – dispensing a length of Scotch tape.