Chris Dickerson, Breaking Bodybuilding Barriers, Dies at 82

America’s win was more important than muscle. Like Miss America, Mr. America was expected to represent “this incredible image of the most perfect, virile American man.” 1970s, he said in a phone call. Besides their physique, the jury also took into account the contestants’ interview skills and their potential to represent the sport positively at …

Bell hooks, Black Feminist Breaking the Road, dies at 69

Bell Hooks, whose sharp, far-reaching writing on gender and race helped move feminism beyond the white, middle-class worldview to include the voices of Black and working-class women, died Wednesday at her home in Berea, Ky. 69. His sister, Gwenda Motley, said the cause was end-stage renal disease. In 1981, “Am I Not a Woman? Insisting …

Breaking a Banksy into 10,000 (Digital) Pieces

In the latest example of art market disruption, a prominent former auctioneer met with cryptocurrency experts in May to purchase the 2005 Banksy painting.love is in the air“$12.9 million and now plans to sell 10,000 pieces NFTs, or immutable tokens. Management, Loic GouzerWhile at Christie’s, it upset the traditional auction format – most notably, arranging …

Japan Rollercoaster Thrillseekers Shut Down After Breaking Bones

The Do-Dodonpa roller coaster in Japan has been one of Fuji-Q Highland Park’s award-winning fixtures since it opened in 2001, with views of Mount Fuji. One of the fastest roller coasters in the world, the Do-Dodonpa can accelerate to 112 miles per hour without stopping in 1.56 seconds. But local government officials in Yamanashi Prefecture …