The 2014 Porsche Turbo Cabriolet ($160,700) has been unveiled and looks like it's bringing a little muscle with it. The new Cabriolet features a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine that delivers 520 horses and reaches 60 mph in 3.3 seconds. Additional perks include a roof that closes in 13 seconds, Bose sound system, and 18-way adjustable seats.
This classic Michael Cimino movie looks at war from a different angle; how people in a small industrial town are affected by what is going on thousands of miles away in Vietnam. The Deer Hunter ($13) stars Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and John Cazale and is an outstanding portrayal of the horrors of war for those at home and for those who return home damaged and unable to cope their everyday lives. The younger generation for whom the Vietnam War is something they learn about in history should watch the deer hunter, and so should everyone else for that matter.
If you need to get a fire going quickly, the Solid Brass Fire Kit ($100) is a great solution for you. Designed to stand the test of time while drawing compliments during every outdoor excursion, this solid brass kit has everything you need to light a spark in any weather condition. With it's fireproof canister and collection of strike-anywhere matches, this useful kit has been engraved with the words "Fire - Light & Warmth - Strike on Bottom" which gives you instruction on how to achieve the sizzling hot fire you desire. A knurled striking pad sits on the bottom of the canister making that first spark a breeze to achieve. And the polished brass canister makes for a useful tool for years to come.
Joel and Ethan Coen joined their directorial talents together in 1996 to bring us Fargo ($9). Starring William H Macy, Frances McDormand, and Steve Buscemi, this movie pits a very pregnant Marge Gunderson, a policewoman, against Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) and his bungling band of henchmen. Jerry works in his father-in-law's car dealership, from which he's embezzled a lot of cash. He then puts into motion a scheme to kidnap his wife to get his father-in-law to pay the ransom. Things go down hill from there. A great dialogue movie with some brutal action scenes including the famous wood chipper scene.
The Nanamica AW13 collection includes the new Nanamica Briefcase ($385). The Briefcase is made from Cordura, a treated nylon fabric used for its durability. It also features a roll top snap closure that's secured with a leather strap and buckle, two internal pockets, leather handles and shoulder strap. Made in Japan the Nanamica Briefcase is available from End Clothing.
West By West ($10) is about 'Mr Clutch', one of the towering figures in basketball history who mesmerized both his fans and his opponents. He was the coach behind the resurgence of the Lakers back in the 1970's and the man who played a major part in bringing Showtime to the LA by creating a championship winning force to be reckoned with that still continues today. For the first time Lakers legend Jerry West tells his own story from his tough West Virginia childhood to his outstanding college success that led to his four decade career with the Lakers. Whether you are a basketball fan or not this is an incredible human story.