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It’s Never Really Goodbye

When former Jalopnik Editor-in-Chief Patrick George reached out in 2015 about potentially writing for some car website with a funny name on weekends during college, I was flattered. Motorsports were my specialty, but I could learn regular cars for this kind of opportunity. How hard could it be?Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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R.I.P. Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation author

Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of the bestselling memoir Prozac Nation, has died at the age of 52. The author and columnist passed away on January 7 at a Manhattan hospital due to complications from breast cancer, reports The Washington Post. In her typical candid fashion, Wurtzel revealed the diagnosis in a 2015 editorial… Read more…

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R.I.P. Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation author

Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of the bestselling memoir Prozac Nation, has died at the age of 52. The author and columnist passed away on January 7 at a Manhattan hospital due to complications from breast cancer, reports The Washington Post. In her typical candid fashion, Wurtzel revealed the diagnosis in a 2015 editorial…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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RedBox Is Ending Its Video Game Rentals, And I’ll Miss Them A Lot

There’s a small stall that occupies approximately 10 square feet of the sprawling, glass-roofed warehouse where I buy my groceries. Inside are a handful of discs—a rotating shortlist of the most popular console blockbusters—that I can take home, try, and return for only a few bucks. Redbox, you’ve burned me in the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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RedBox Is Ending Its Video Game Rentals, And I’ll Miss Them A Lot

There’s a small stall that occupies approximately 10 square feet of the sprawling, glass-roofed warehouse where I buy my groceries. Inside are a handful of discs—a rotating shortlist of the most popular console blockbusters—that I can take home, try, and return for only a few bucks. Redbox, you’ve burned me in the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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I Refuse To Believe The Maserati GranTurismo Is Dead

I was born on March 6, 2007, when Maserati parked me on stage at the Geneva Motor Show. I, the Maserati GranTurismo. I, undying. I, a vision of design and excellence that remains indefatigable. You mean to tell me that the final GranTurismo has already been built, production concluded? I refuse to believe.Read more… Continue […]

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I Refuse To Believe The Maserati GranTurismo Is Dead

I was born on March 6, 2007, when Maserati parked me on stage at the Geneva Motor Show. I, the Maserati GranTurismo. I, undying. I, a vision of design and excellence that remains indefatigable. You mean to tell me that the final GranTurismo has already been built, production concluded? I refuse to believe.Read more… Continue […]

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Migos’ Offset Mourns The Loss Of Call Of Duty Player Who Got Him Into Esports

Up-and-coming Call of Duty competitor Eric Pedro Cruz, who played under the names “Philosophy” and “Losophy,” passed away on August 18. Though he was just 18 years old, he left behind a legacy in the world of esports, which included forming connections with superstars like Migos rapper Offset.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Alexei Leonov, First Person To Walk In Space And Artist, Dead At 85

Like most people, I have some favorite cosmonauts. And, like many people, one of those favorite cosmonauts has always been Alexei Leonov, the first man to walk in space, a crew member on the first joint American-Soviet space mission, and, significantly, the first artist in space. Leonov died today, at the age of 85.Read more… […]

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John Kirby, Former Nintendo Lawyer And Kirby’s Namesake, Dies At 79

This week, the man after whom Nintendo’s iconic pink blob Kirby was named passed away. John Kirby, who died on October 2 from a form of blood cancer, represented Nintendo in the company’s 1984 case about whether Donkey Kong violated Universal Studios’ copyright for King Kong. John Kirby helped Nintendo win that case,…Read more… Continue […]

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Idiosyncratic Designer Luigi Colani Created Some Weird Cars, And That’s Why We Needed Him

Yesterday, Luigi Colani, a German industrial designer with an Italian name, died at the age of 91. While Colani was a successful designer of all sorts of things, from cameras to toilets, his transportation-related designs—cars and motorcycles and aircraft and trains and boats and almost every other sort of vehicle—…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Idiosyncratic Designer Luigi Colani Created Some Weird Cars, And That’s Why We Needed Him

Yesterday, Luigi Colani, a German industrial designer with an Italian name, died at the age of 91. While Colani was a successful designer of all sorts of things, from cameras to toilets, his transportation-related designs—cars and motorcycles and aircraft and trains and boats and almost every other sort of vehicle—…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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‘Fastest Woman On Four Wheels’ Jessi Combs Killed In Jet-Car Crash

Yesterday, while attempting to beat her own land speed record, the 52,000 horsepower jet-powered car driven by racer, fabricator, and television personality Jessi Combs crashed in the Alvord Desert in Oregon, killing her, as local news reports. Combs was 36 years old and held the title of “fastest woman on four…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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