An architect breaks down five TV houses from “Mad Men,” “That ’70s Show,” & more

An architect breaks down five TV houses from “Mad Men,” “That ’70s Show,” & more

Source:  Architectural Digest 

What can we learn about suburban architecture from the way it’s represented in pop culture?

Join architect Michael Wyetzner of Michielli + Wyetzner Architects as he breaks down the suburban design of “Mad Men,” “The Brady Bunch,'” “Weeds,” “That ’70s Show,” and “Modern Family.”

Watch the video above and read the story at Architectural Digest.

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Reelz acquires tattoo documentary “The Illustrated Man”

Reelz acquires tattoo documentary “The Illustrated Man”

Source:  Realscreen

Reelz has acquired the U.S. rights to tattoo documentary “The Illustrated Man” from entertainment and media music agency Mibe Music.

Directed by photographer and filmmaker Sophy Holland, the feature-length documentary captures the evolution of tattoos from their historical associations with criminals and sailors to the art form’s adoption by mainstream culture and the rise of tattoo fashion.

Featured in the film are interviews with celebrity and fashion icons including Dave Navarro, Rocky Rakovic, Jason Santore, Ricki Hall, and the late Rico “Zombie Boy” Genest.

“The Illustrated Man” premieres September 28 on Reelz.

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David Chang’s second Netflix series “Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner” is on its way

David Chang’s second Netflix series “Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner” is on its way

Source:  Deadline

Netflix has ordered its second docuseries from “Ugly Delicious” chef David Chang and Oscar winner Morgan Neville.

“Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner” will launch globally on Netflix this fall.

Each episode of the series will feature Chang accompanied by a different celebrity guest exploring a single city, its culture, and its cuisine. As the pair travels through each city, they will also uncover new and surprising things about themselves.

“There’s something about traveling with someone that opens you up,” said Chang.  “Being away from all the craziness of daily life, you spend long days together in an unfamiliar place with nothing to do but wander the street, share meals, and talk.  That’s what BLD is all about—learning more about ourselves, our friends, and the people we encounter out in the world.  Plus, of course, the ridiculously delicious meals we share.”

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Watch the restoration of the very first American Honda

Watch the restoration of the very first American Honda

Source:  Driving

Honda has been doing business in America for 60 years this year and to celebrate the milestone, the brand has released a video highlighting the restoration of the very first Honda to arrive in America, the 1967 Honda N600, serial number one.

Tim Mings was the one person truly suitable for the job.  He’s the only full-time Honda 600 mechanic in the world.

Mings had the N600 in his possession for a few years before he noticed it was the very first Honda built for the U.S. market with the serial number 1000001.

The car was one of just fifty 1967 N600s that made their way over to the U.S. from Japan to test the market.

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With “The Chef Show,” Jon Favreau and Roy Choi take their kitchen friendship to the next level

With “The Chef Show,” Jon Favreau and Roy Choi take their kitchen friendship to the next level

Source:  Eater

Netflix has released a lot of great food programs over the last few years, but none have been as singularly focused on the act of cooking as “The Chef Show,” a new series starring Kogi empire builder Roy Choi and actor/writer/director Jon Favreau.

In each episode, you see these two friends work through every step of their favorite recipes, with running commentary from Choi about the techniques involved.

Although the series includes cameos from an array of famous people — Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, David Chang— the most memorable moments are found in these kitchen scenes, where Choi and Favreau bring dishes like kimchi fried rice and pasta aglio e olio to life.

“The Chef Show” is available on Netflix.

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The first NC-17 documentary released in over a decade profiles a group of male exotic dancers and their ardent fans

The first NC-17 documentary released in over a decade profiles a group of male exotic dancers and their ardent fans

Source:  IndieWire

Gene Graham’s “This One’s for the Ladies,” the first NC-17 documentary released in over a decade, profiles a group of male strippers in Newark, New Jersey and the fans who adore them.

Made in response to the lack of black representation in 2012’s “Magic Mike” starring Channing Tatum, but enhanced with a similar (if more pointed) sensitivity toward economic struggle and collective strength, Graham’s film is drawn to the dingiest recreation center in New Jersey because there’s something beautiful about what happens there every Thursday night.

It’s a kind of communal transformation: A multi-purpose space becomes a dance floor, a kitchen becomes a potluck, ex-cons become superheroes, and mothers who are holding their families together by a thread become fangirls.

“This One’s for the Ladies” is currently playing at the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9.  It will expand to more theaters in New York City and Los Angeles on June 14.

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