Daily Archives: November 21, 2017

Alex Lynn joins Aston Martin's 2018 WEC line-up

Ex-Williams Formula 1 development driver Alex Lynn has joined Aston Martin Racing’s World Endurance Championship squad for next season

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Sauber set to reveal 2018 F1 driver line-up amid Alfa Romeo rumours

Sauber is poised to reveal its 2018 line-up at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as rumours swirl it could bring the Alfa Romeo name back to Formula 1 with Ferrari

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Motorsport Jobs: How useful is a mechanical engineering degree?

A degree in motorsport engineering can open many doors for a future career in the industry with teams all over the world looking for future talent

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The Runways Want You to Wear Anoraks as Shirts This Season

An elevated anorak look at Fenty x Puma Spring 2018.

An elevated anorak look at Fenty x Puma Spring 2018; Image: Imaxtree

A big cultural shift is afoot: Mother Nature has never behaved so erratically; work dominates Americans’ lives more than ever before. By necessity, utilitarianism is in. Thus, it’s no longer tough to find “elevated” rain gear.

Once upon a time, wearing an anorak on a non-rainy day sent a clear message: “I no longer care.” Nowadays, REI-inspired wardrobe accents are as much the mark of an It girl as, say, chunky-soled sneakers. (They’ve even got a name for the rain gear-slanted athleisure trend: gorpcore.)

Initially constructed in the 1940s as a means of keeping our troops dry, anoraks now come in the form of long-sleeve tees, short-sleeve sweatshirts and even figure-skimming mini dresses. (OK, so pseudo-utilitarianism is in.) Slowly but surely, lightweight waterproof material is taking over everything in the fashion industry. (See: the rise of the bungee accents trend.)

anorak trend at Valentino Spring 2018, Calvin Klein Spring 2018, A Détacher Spring 2018

Valentino Spring 2018, Calvin Klein Spring 2018, A Détacher Spring 2018; Images: Imaxtree

Still, most times the anorak takes the form of a top. Like at A Détacher Spring 2018, where a sherbet-hued anorak came tucked in marbled caramel pants. Or Calvin Klein Spring 2018, where Raf Simons teamed a sleeveless red anorak with a French blue poodle skirt and marigold heels. (Two styling takeaways: wear all three primary colors at once; transform your hoodies into cowl necks by pulling their drawstrings tight.) While Raf took his styling cues from the 50s, Isabel Marant looked to the late 80s/early 90s, pairing a graphic, poof-sleeved windbreaker with matching (in pattern and aesthetic, not material) velour sweatpants.

Anoraks on the Spring 2018 runways. Mary Katrantzou Spring 2018, Isabel Marant Spring 2018, Bottega Veneta Spring 2018

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2018, Isabel Marant Spring 2018, Bottega Veneta Spring 2018; Images: Imaxtree

Bottega Veneta, meanwhile, employed less “conventional” styling methods. In one case, an anorak doubled as a shirtdress, which came belted at the waist and glammed up with a neck scarf. Another model wore naught but an anorak and swimsuit, a play on the ever-popular no-pants look.

And that’s not all. Valentino showed more traditional windbreakers worn with point-toe stilettos and haute silk separates; Mary Katrantzou teamed bubble-sleeved nylon anoraks with bubble-hemmed nylon skirts. Representing the streetwear sect, Public School did an anorak onesie, Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma the aforementioned anorak minidress.

Needless to say, the versatile rain jackets are nothing if not, well, versatile. The overall consensus seems to be that they should be paired with ladylike heels (to add tension) and either structured pants or A-line skirts (to offset their boxiness).

With temperatures dipping daily, what better time to try out a look that’s not only fashion-forward but weatherproof? Shop our favorite anoraks au moment in the gallery below. Bonus points if you team your newly acquired plasticized topper with fun textural outerwear, like a teddy or embroidered wool coat.

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3D Comparison of the Sentricon System and Liquid Termite Treatments

The post 3D Comparison of the Sentricon System and Liquid Termite Treatments appeared first on Arizona Pest Control.

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Video: Acadia National Park in the Fall

Acadia National Park is one of the most beautiful wilderness regions in the eastern U.S., particularly in the fall when the leaves change to a dozen different shades of red, yellow, and orange. In this video, we travel to Acadia to get a sense of what makes it such a special place. From the beaches to the thick forest, to the tops of mountains, this is a journey through the park that will leave…

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Charles Manson's brief and strange relationship with The Beach Boys

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  • Charles Manson and his “family” cult formed a strange and brief relationship with The Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson during the summer of 1968.
  • The Manson “family” moved into Wilson’s home that summer, where they all dropped acid and participated in group sex. 
  • The Beach Boys even ended up recording a version of one of Manson’s songs.
  • A year later, Manson would have his cult commit seven brutal murders. 


In the summer of 1968, a year before Charles Manson orchestrated seven brutal murders, he insinuated himself into a strange relationship with an unlikely source: The Beach Boys.

Manson, who died in prison on Sunday at the age of 83, met the band’s drummer, Dennis Wilson, after Wilson picked up and drove home two female hitchhikers who happened to be living in Manson’s cult, known as his “family.”

Dianne Lake, a member of the “family” who wasn’t involved in the murders, described in a recent memoir how Manson’s ability to “captivate” Wilson, a famous musician, went on to “validate more and more” Manson’s status as the leader of their cult.

Dennis and Charlie hit it off right away, which is not surprising, given Charlie’s skills at ingratiating himself with strangers,” Lake wrote. “Dennis, in no rush to leave, hung out for a while, smoked some pot with Charlie, and listened a bit to Charlie’s songs.”

As The Washington Post notes, days after their first meeting, Manson and the “family” moved into Wilson’s home, where they all dropped acid and participated in group sex, before gonorrhea began to spread through the collective.

According to Dianne Lake, Wilson provided for the group and even drove them all to see a doctor after the gonorrhea hit. 

The Manson-Wilson relationship came to an abrupt end as the summer of 1968 came to a close. 

When Wilson took Manson, an aspiring musician, to record at his studio, Manson had a disagreement with Wilson’s producers and ended up pulling a knife on them. 

The “family” subsequently moved out of Wilson’s house, but according to Lake, Manson and Wilson would occasionally still see each other in the year before Manson was arrested for his cult’s infamous murders. 

In September 1968, The Beach Boys even recorded a slightly altered version of Manson’s song “Cease to Exist,” which they renamed “Never Learn Not to Love.” Wilson was the sole songwriting credit on the track.

“As long as I live, I’ll never talk about that,” Wilson told Rolling Stone in 1976 of his relationship with the Manson family. 

Wilson died in 1983 at the age of 39, after drowning in the waters off of Marina del Rey, California.

SEE ALSO: How cult leader Charles Manson became one of the most notorious criminals of all time, sentenced to 9 life terms for orchestrating 7 gruesome murders in 2 nights

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