Julie Hinds Detroit Free Press Published 11:11 p.m. UTC Aug 4, 2018 At a special screening Saturday in Detroit, Spike Lee spoke as powerfully as his new film, "BlacKkKlansman," does about racism's lingering presence in America. "Even though it takes place in the '70s, it's still going to ring true today. There were plenty of things during our research that were said by David Duke and other people (then) that now are said by this guy in the White House," the acclaimed director told a packed audience at the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts. "I don't say his name," Lee added on his indirect reference to President Donald Trump. "I just say Agent Orange." Lee spoke alongside "BlacKkKlansman" star John David Washington at a question-and-answer session after the screening held by the National Association of Black Journalists convention, which runs through Sunday in Detroit. Past NABJ gatherings have given its … [Read more...] about Spike Lee calls for unity at Detroit screening of ‘BlacKkKlansman’
Uses for orange peels
First revealed two years ago, the Microlino has been homologated for European roads, with production set to start in December 2018 followed by first deliveries in Switzerland soon after. The Microlino is the work of Micro Mobility Systems, a Swiss company that deals with urban mobility solutions. The Microlino is a modern take on bubble cars made in the 1950s and 1960s like the Isetta, FMR Tg500, Messerschmitt KR175 and Peel P50. It features a 15 kW (20 hp) electric motor that is capable of generating 110 Nm of torque, with a 0-50 km/h time of five seconds and a limited top speed of 90 km/h. Said motor is powered a lithium-ion battery that comes in two capacities – eight kWh and 14.4 kWh. Based on homologation tests, the smaller unit is said to offer up to 126 km of range, while the bigger battery offers up to 202 km. Recharging the battery using Mode 1 or 2 (standard power outlet) will take either four hours with a two kW connection and two hours using a four kW link. On a six … [Read more...] about Microlino EV passes homologation tests for European markets
We’re heading to Radwood, the fantastic 80s and 90s-themed car show in San Francisco, later this week. We want you rad readers to bring your rad rides, so we’re holding a rad contest to see which rad ride is raddest. Follow? The categories we’re handing out trophies in are: Raddest Wagon/Van Raddest Time Machine, our term for the most well-preserved ride Raddest Truck The winner of each category gets to display their car in the Jalopnik area, gets featured on the site, gets VIP passes to the show and some lovely Jalopnik swag. But most importantly, we’re letting you decide who wins! We’ve culled the original group of submissions down and are now letting you vote on the Jalopnik staff favorites. Submissions were varied and often included many details and pictures, so we’ve taken the liberty of editing them down to one paragraph and one picture. Pick your favorite for each category and vote in the poll below! Raddest Time Machine Michael Brennan, … [Read more...] about Vote For The Raddest Rides Of Our Radwood Reader Contest
By William Axford Updated 2:28 pm, Thursday, May 10, 2018 Photo: Mason Trinca, Special To The Chronicle Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 William Packard of Orange County, California, is suing American Liberty Hospitality Inc., claiming he slipped on lettuce at the Hilton Houston Downtown. William Packard of Orange County, California, is suing American Liberty Hospitality Inc., claiming he slipped on lettuce at the Hilton Houston Downtown. Photo: Mason Trinca, Special To The Chronicle California man alleges lettuce leaves at the Hilton Houston caused 'Banana Peel Slip' fall 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A California man is suing the Hilton Houston Downtown after he says he slipped on a piece of lettuce and was "severely injured." William Anthony Packard of Orange County filed the lawsuit against hotel owner American … [Read more...] about California man alleges lettuce leaves at the Hilton Houston caused ‘Banana Peel Slip’ fall
Posted by James Detmer on 09.06.12 Professional detailers hate the idea of imperfect paint – as they should. They see orange peel, which is quite literally when your paint is textured like the skin of an orange, and they want to correct it. This requires smoothing the surface by wet sanding through the clear coat and pigment layer. If you read our last piece on over polishing, you’ll know we’re not the biggest fans of invasive paintwork correction procedures. This article will cover how your car becomes riddled with orange peel, how to fix it, and why I don’t really consider it to be that big of a problem for the everyday car owner. What exactly is orange peel? Put simply, orange peel is a textured imperfection in a paint job. You can see it with your eye because the paint is wavy in a sense, and reflects light in different angles around the imperfection(s). The surface will appear bumpy and won’t reflect perfectly. Often times you will find orange peel … [Read more...] about What is Orange Peel? And How do You Fix it?