Weekend Poll Top Three: Readers Want Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to Make a Splashy Pair in La Cage aux Folles

first_img Related Shows Star Files 1. Albin and Georges (La Cage aux Folles) – 15% The big winner here is the main pair of lovers from La Cage aux Folles, and you better believe that we can envision either McKellen or Stewart taking on the iconic drag of Zaza. Either way, it’ll be the “Best of Times” indeed. This October Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will be the buzz of Broadway when they buddy up in a pair of new revivals of Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land. Over the weekend, we asked you to tell us which pair of Broadway buddy roles you’d like to see McKellen and Stewart tackle after they’re done Waiting. The answers ranged from ridiculous to revelatory, but readers were up for the challenge and made their voices heard with the results below! (Sadly, only 1% of voters foresaw a McKellen-Stewart double header in Newsies.) Patrick Stewart No Man’s Land 3. Timon and Pumbaa (The Lion King) – 12% We’d have no worries for the rest of our days if McKellen and Stewart stepped behind the puppets to channel this pair of streetwise (or, savannah-wise) buddies. Aren’t you just dying to hear their impeccably pronounced rendition of “Hakuna Matata”? Show Closed This production ended its run on March 30, 2014 2. Oscar and Felix (The Odd Couple) – 14% The big question here is which actor would play which role? McKellen seems like the type to get messy as Oscar, opposite a neurotic Stewart as Felix. But maybe they should perform it in repertory and switch roles every night! View Comments Ian McKellenlast_img read more

Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive, Starring Ciaran Hinds & Jim Norton, Extends Off-Broadway

first_img The Night Alive Jim Norton Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 2, 2014 In addition to Norton and Hinds, The Night Alive features the original cast direct from the Donmar Warehouse’s sold-out, world premiere run, including Caoilfhionn Dunne, Brian Gleeson and Michael McElhatton. View Comments This Night isn’t coming to an end just yet! Atlantic Theater Company’s American premiere presentation of Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive has extended its off-Broadway run at the Linda Gross Theatre through February 2, 2014. The show was initially scheduled to run through January 26. Directed by McPherson, The Night Alive stars Tony winner Jim Norton (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Seafarer) and Broadway vet Ciaran Hinds (The Seafarer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof). Tommy (Hinds) is not a bad man. He’s getting by—renting a run-down room in the house owned by his Uncle Maurice (Norton), keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm’s length, and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the next with his pal Doc. Then one day he comes to the aid of Aimee, who’s not had it easy herself, struggling through life the only way she knows how. Their pasts won’t let go easily. But together there’s a glimmer of hope they could make something more of their lives. Star Files Ciaran Hinds The Night Alive features scenic design by Soutra Gilmour, lighting design by Neil Austin and sound design by Gregory Clarke. Atlantic Theater Company previously presented premiere productions of McPherson’s Dublin Carol and Port Authority.last_img read more

Watch Ethan Hawke Talk About Tackling Shakespeare’s Macbeth: ‘It’s More Intimidating Than Playing an Elf’

first_img Star Files View Comments Ethan Hawke is having a very interesting holiday season: he stalks around the Vivian Beaumont Theatre slaying adversaries as the titular king in Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of Macbeth at night and he goes toy shopping as a regular father of four by day. On December 20, the Tony and Oscar nominee stopped by The Today Show and dished about why the Scottish general is a physically demanding role. “Shakespeare writes all of these really long plays that end with you having to recite all of these lines and then have a sword fight,” he joked. Hawke also discussed why he doesn’t play dead very well, what his favorite Christmas movie is and why you might see him at FAO Schwarz at 2:00AM. Watch the clip below and go see Hawke in Macbeth!center_img Ethan Hawkelast_img read more

Planning Your Move

first_imgRelocating to a new home can be one of the most stressful situations in life. Whether moving across town or the nation, preparation and organization make all the difference.For military moves, visit www.move.mil for information about moving resources and to learn about the allowances and responsibilities of a military-sponsored move.Regardless of which method you choose, the first step should be to inventory your personal belongings. The list, with photographs of any valuables, will be important for both insurance purposes and to help keep you organized during transit.Plan for one full day to pack each room — though the kitchen and garage may take longer. Make a rough estimate of your packing schedule and then add 50 percent more time. It always takes longer than predicted to pack. Toss or donate unused items to lighten your load. Visit www.goodwill.org, www.salvationarmyusa.org or www.clothingdonations.org for locations near you or to arrange a pickup.Pack for success:Consider what you are packing and control box weight. Books should go in small boxes while bedding can easily fill a larger box.Wrap fragile items with cardboard dividers, tissue paper or air bubble wrapping.Use bright colors when wrapping small items so they don’t get thrown out accidentally.Use crumpled paper or newspaper to line the top and bottom of boxes.Tape a copy of your inventory list to boxes to identify what’s inside and where it should go.last_img read more

Marine Meteorology Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey

first_imgMISSIONThe Naval Research Laboratory is the corporate research laboratory for the Navy and Marine Corps. The laboratory’s Marine Meteorology Division conducts a research and development program designed to improve the basic understanding of atmospheric processes and the atmosphere’s interaction with the ocean, land and cryosphere; to develop and implement automated analysis, prediction and weather interpretation systems for DOD users; and to study the effect of the atmosphere on naval weapons systems.ABOUTThe Marine Meteorology Division is part of the laboratory’s Ocean and Atmospheric Science and Technology Directorate, which contains six divisions performing broadly based scientific research and advanced technology development in the fields of marine geosciences, acoustics, oceanography, marine meteorology, remote sensing and space science — covering the bottom of the ocean to the top of the atmosphere to meet identified and anticipated needs of the Navy and Marine Corps.last_img read more

Marine Corps Detachment

first_imgThe Marine Corps maintains a detachment, at 2300 Magruder Ave., with the following mission: to continue to develop and groom Marines in the accession pipeline to meet the challenges of present and future operational environments in support of operational forces and supporting establishments, through mentorship and formal MOS training.last_img


first_imgNaval Support Activity Orlando’s mission is to provide consistent, effective and efficient shore installation support services to all tenant DoD agencies enabling their mission accomplishment in a joint services environment. NSA Orlando provides the following capabilities:Physical Security for all DoD componentsFull Range of Public Works Support including construction, maintenance and BOS Services to all Central Florida activitiesDisaster Preparedness & Hurricane Support to DoD components:NAVY: NAWCTSD, HPC, NEX MARINE CORPS: PMTRAYSYS USA: PEO-STRI USAF: AFAMS DHS USCG: Liaison Office. FLETC JOINT: Joint ADL Co-Lab, JDIF 3 Naval Operational Support Centers: Orlando, Tampa, and St. Petersburglast_img read more

Peaty’s x Chris King Tubeless Valves are a match made in anodization heaven

first_imgDid you get excited when The Robert Axle Project announced their Chris King color matched axles? Well, if you’re the type to stress over having the perfect pentanes for your anodized accessories, there’s another way to add some Chris King color to your bikes. This time it comes in the form of tubeless tire valves from Peaty’s. Who else?Steve Peat and Chris King have a long standing relationship thanks to King’s Buzz Works program, so it makes sense that the two have partnered up for some matching valves. The light weight aluminum valve stems are available in either 42 or 60mm lengths, and include an integrated valve core remover in the matching valve cap.The valves are now available in 10 matching colors for Chris King anodized products. That should be perfect for adding a pop of color to your bike – matching or otherwise. Priced at $32 for a set, the valves also have the advantage of Peaty’s Valves for Life program – “If you manage to break, snap, bend or crack Peaty’s valves they’ll fix or replace them free of charge! [Terms and Conditions apply].”chrisking.comlast_img read more

2020 Cube Litening C:68X SLT slips in lighter, more integrated aero road bike

first_imgDeveloped to give their pro Wanty Group team an aerodynamic advantage throughout the race season, Cube has given their lightweight Litening all-rounder road race bike a complete aero overhaul. Neatly tucking every bit cabling inside aero foil shapes, the new bike is as sleek & integrated as they come, while hiding a surprisingly comfortable ride under the deep frame profiles thanks to a new C:68X mix of carbon fibers…2020 Cube Litening C:68X aero road bikeLooking at the profile of the new bike you would be excused for thinking this is Cube’s aero model, not their lightweight all-rounder race bike. But while the outgoing Litening is a mostly thin, round tubed bike, this new version takes plenty of wind cheating inspiration from Cube’s Aerium TT & tri bike.Much of Cube’s secret to adding all of that aero benefit while still hitting a claimed <980g frame weight for a 56cm (including derailleur hangers & seat clamp) was a new, more advanced C:68X carbon construction. Still using the same high 68% carbon fiber content vs. resin as their previous top-end construction, this vaguely-named C:68X is a more advanced hi-mod mixture of fibers that allowed Cube to drop around 100g over the frame with added benefits of both increased rider comfort and increased handling & drivetrain stiffness.Besides the now aero tube shaping throughout, the most obvious change from the perspective of the rider is a newly developed one-piece aero bar & stem that integrates with the frame to hide all wires (or cables) and brake hoses completely out of the wind.Aero optimizationcourtesy CubeCube set out to turn the Litening into a faster aero bike, putting more development time into it than ever before for one of their road bikes. The goal was drag reduction, and after more than 1,000 hours of CFD flow simulation and 100 hours testing in the wind tunnel, this design resulted with 30W saved, or 30% drag reduction vs. the previous generation.c. CubeCube described how the computer simulation time was critical for refining the aero design, as we see more aero bikes looking more of the same. The reason for that is the UCI technical guidelines that define a strict 18cm wide set of boundaries around traditional frame tube positions, where all new tube shapes and transitions must stay inside.Using CFD allowed Cube to get the most out of drag reduction, while at the same time limiting side force on the bike in a crosswind, and allowing them to maintain (or even boost) frame stiffness. Basically every webbed edge from one tube to the next was pushed to the UCI’s corner boundary to maximize performance, while using horizontally optimized aero profiles to get each lower drag out of each frame tube.Tech detailsLooking into the small detail of the new bike, we find those smooth tubing transitions that pushed the UCI boundaries. But they often hide some other technical solutions as well. The lower fork transition includes a built-in, breakaway steering stop to allow for the internal cable routing. And the seat cluster provides an easily accessible wedge-style seatpost clamp, and a small tail to smooth airflow over the rear wheel.Surprisingly enough, that deep, truncated aero seatpost also engineers in fore-aft flex to provide similar comfort like you normally get only with a small diameter round post. To be honest I was quite skeptical as the post does not flex in your hand or even visually noticeably while riding. But riding the bike over rougher sections of road, pavement stones & even relatively smooth gravel, and there was none of the signature harshness that most deep section aero seatposts exhibit.At the bottom end of the bike are sharp angles that move from the narrow aero downtube to more widely set, boxy chainstays. While it looks closer here with the 25mm tires spec’d on the bikes as the bottom of the seattube wraps around the rear wheel a bit, Cube has designed space for up to 28mm road tires. In fact, there is actually plenty of room for real 30mm wide tires, but Cube were being conservative with the max size rating because of the wide variety of rim widths on the market.All of the complete bikes that Cube is offering with the new Litening include electronic drivetrains (eTap or Di2). But the new bike is mechanical shift compatible with its full internal routing channels.Continuing aero details, frontal area is reduced with an hourglass-shaped headtube, and that super integrated cockpit with cables behind the headset inside through the large stem to behind the steerer tube.Integrated aero cockpitc. CubeThe secret to a new aero road bike these days certainly seems to be in integrated cockpits. Curse the poor bike mechanics that have to build these bikes up or adjust rider fit (remember to bring your local Cube mechanic beer or homemade cookies when you pick up your new Litening). But everything does fit neatly inside, through a channel behind the steerer tube in the larger stem clamp area.The one-piece bar+stem also includes a small routing port on the underside, which also serves as the mounting point for the included universal fit out-front GPS mount. Cube includes mounting plates to work with Garmin, Wahoo & Sigma, but the mount uses a standard bolt pattern, so any K-edge inserts will fit as well.c. CubeThe complete bikes come with one of only four standard bar width + stem length combinations. But Cube explains that the bar construction uses a modular mold that will allow them to mix and match many more combinations based of rider demand (and include the possibility for more narrow bar widths.)GeometryThe new Litening is available in six stock frame sizes, and geometry developed with their Wanty pro team riders. That results in quick, race-ready handling for the bike. But it still maintains a reasonable bar position as the tall head tubes allow either a simple stack of spacers or more of a slammed stem setup with the dropped bar.Pricing & availabilityThe new Litening will be available in four complete bike builds, with the top 3 ALL sharing the same C:68X carbon, about 100g lighter that a standard C:68 carbon construction would be.The top-level Litening SLT C:68X gets a complete SRAM Red eTap AXS double groupset and DT Swiss ARC 1100 62mm deep tubeless carbon clinchers with ceramic bearings for £7500  / 7500€.The next Litening SL C:68X features a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 setup with the steel bearing DT Swiss ARC 1400 62mm carbon wheels for £6500 / 6500€.The Litening Race C:68X in Cube’s team-edition style paint job gets a SRAM Force eTap AXS groupset and Newmen SL R.38 wheels for £4500 / 4500€.Lastly, the Litening Pro uses the slightly heavier C:68 the same C:68X carbon together with a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset and Newmen SL R.32 wheels for a price of £4000 / 4000€.photo by Felix MeyerCube dealers are accepting pre-orders now for the bike that is set to debut later this week at the Tour de France. Consumer availability for the new bikes is slated for October 2019 delivery. We had the chance to ride the bike in some hot & windy Dutch weather last week, and will share more thoughts on the surprisingly comfortable bike soon.Cube.eulast_img read more

Are VeloToze Waterproof Cuffs the secret to dry feet? Plus, new neoprene covers…

first_imgVeloToze is known for making simple, 100% waterproof latex shoe covers. But while those are great in certain applications, their new Waterproof Cuff may just be the secret to keeping your feet dry, whether with their own new Neoprene Shoe Covers or those from any other manufacturer!VeloToze Waterproof Cuff latex rubber shoe cover gaiterc. VeloTozeTrying to keep feet dry never seems to be quite as easy as it sounds if you ride for extended periods of time in the heavy rain. Waterproof covers often do a good job of keeping water that hits your shoes out, but unless you carefully & perfectly overlap waterproof pants, tights, or leg warmers over top water will soon enough run down into your shoes. Then those waterproof shoes or shoe covers tend to do a good job at creating a bathtub inside for your feet. If you ride with waterproof winter shoes or even neoprene shoe covers that don’t seal perfectly against the skin under your leg coverings, your feet will eventually be wet.Now what the tall version of standard VeloToze latex shoe covers actually do best, is extend up high past your sock, sealing directly against the bare skin. In the end, that does a surprisingly good job of keeping any water from running down into your shoe (as long as they aren’t over socks or warmers). But those long things are a royal pain to stretch on, then over your shoes… with removing them just as difficult and all too often tearing the latex covers. (Beyond creating a sauna inside, the ease of tearing them is the biggest downside to VeloToze, sometimes making them one-time use only!)So, that was a long-winded way for me to get around back to the point that these little $9 cuffs or gaiters could be the best use of VeloToze’s latex construction yet (sorry, deal with it).Now… Start with any waterproof shoe or shoe cover. Make sure your sock doesn’t reach above the cuff. Then when you roll this thing over the top, it will form a water-tight seal against your skin and overtop the shoe/cover. Water rolls down the leg, but never can get inside your shoe or cover. (Don’t put them over tights/warmers/socks. Wear with knee warmers if it’s not super cold, or under leg coverings for super cold & wet riding.)The roughly ~3″/7.5cm tall latex rubber cuff/collar/gaiter comes in two sizes (S/M or L/XL) for different leg sizes, and in three color options (black, red, or hi-viz yellow.)  For $9 you get just one pair. But since this is just a small tube that you can either roll up onto your bare leg before you even put your shoe on, or stretch over the shoe with the cover already installed, it likely will be less susceptible to tearing than the harder-to-fit VeloToze shoe covers. I haven’t had a chance to try them yet, but surely will give a set a try this winter, both with waterproof shoes and with some neoprene shoe covers.VeloToze Neoprene Shoe Cover waterproof shoe cover & cuff comboSpeaking of neoprene shoe covers, VeloToze has jumped into that game too. Since they were really happy with how their VeloFingerz neoprene gloves worked out, they figured a road shoe cover with the same construction was a logical way to keep feet both dry AND warm.The $48 Neoprene Covers keep it simple, using seam-sealed construction with the stretchy material so you don’t need a zipper to put them on. Like their long VeloToze, you pull the Neoprene Covers on high up your calf after you put your sock on, but before your shoe. Then stretch it over your shoe and secure the velcro-backed kevlar strap across the instep of your road shoes.A kevlar toe and reinforced lower seam should make them fairly durable, but they are for road bike shoes only and probably limited walking. The Neoprene Covers come in three sizes (S, M, L) in black with reflective details, and include a black set of the new VeloToze Waterproof Cuffs as well. VeloToze recommends them for riding down to -5°C in the dry or 15°C in the wet, which seems super conservative and can surely be extended with some decently insulating socks.Shipping on either is free in the US or ten bucks to Europe, with both available now direct from VeloToze or coming soon to a wealth of international retailers.VeloToze.comlast_img read more