GQ Names 20 Worst Sports Franchises Of All Time

“EVERY CLEVELAND FRANCHISE” TOPS THE LIST

October Issue on Newsstands Now

GQ has revealed its list of  “The 20 Worst Sports Franchises of All Time” in its October 2013 issue, on newsstands now. For the list, GQ considered any and all professional sports franchises—currently active or not—and identifies the top twenty most inventively awful, disappointing, and frustrating teams in sports history. From the disgraceful Los Angeles Clippers (#4) to the self-destructive New York Jets (#6) to the historically helpless Philadelphia Phillies (#14), the teams on GQ’s list are ones that have caused or continue to cause their fans the most agony. Topping the list is every sports franchise based in Cleveland, a city which—between the Browns, the Indians, and the Cavaliers—”last celebrated a title four years before LeBron’s mother was born.”

Actor Jeff Bridges appears on the cover of GQ's October issue.  (PRNewsFoto/GQ)

Actor Jeff Bridges appears on the cover of GQ’s October issue. (PRNewsFoto/GQ

The “20 Worst Sports Franchises of All Time,” as selected by GQ, are: Continue reading

Westone Introduces The All New W-Series Earphones, Designed For Music Lovers And Audiophiles

Westone, the leader in high performance audio and in-ear monitoring technology, announces the availability of the new W-Series. The W-Series 10, 20, 30 and 40 are the next generation of the acclaimed W-Series that bring superior sound for music lovers and audiophiles. Combining a state-of-the-art design with performance for all levels of audio lovers, the new W-Series is designed to continue the award winning success and acclaim of the Westone lineup while adding improved audio performance and an enhanced design for improved comfort, fit and user customization with the inclusion of two cables and multiple faceplates for users choice of colors.

Combining a state-of-the-art design with performance for all levels of audio lovers, the new W-Series is designed to continue the award winning success and acclaim of the Westone lineup while adding improved audio performance and an enhanced design for improved comfort, fit and user customization with the inclusion of two cables and multiple faceplates for users choice of colors.  (PRNewsFoto/Westone)

Combining a state-of-the-art design with performance for all levels of audio lovers, the new W-Series is designed to continue the award winning success and acclaim of the Westone lineup while adding improved audio performance and an enhanced design for improved comfort, fit and user customization with the inclusion of two cables and multiple faceplates for users choice of colors. (PRNewsFoto/Westone)

The W-Series features:

W10: single balanced armature delivers extraordinary detail and clarity in a compact ergonomic package.

W20: a professional tool with a dual driver balanced armature design with passive crossover that has the range and performance for all music.

W30: unmatched sound signature tuned by artists, the three-way crossover is matched to individual low, mid, and high frequency drivers to make the sound mix smooth and balanced across all frequencies.

W40: The premier 4-driver system with 3-way crossover that yields the finest audio available today from any earphone. Continue reading

SUJA ELEMENTS™ Non-GMO Cold-Pressed Smoothies Now Available Exclusively in WHOLE FOODS MARKETS Nationwide

SUJA CO. INTRODUCES NEW FRESH WELLNESS BEVERAGE LINE AIMED AT RAISING $1 MILLION FOR SELECT CHARITIES

Suja Elements(TM) is a new line of high-quality, functional fresh smoothies that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. Six Suja Elements flavors are now available exclusively in Whole Food Markets in the U.S. Using cold-pressed organic juice as a base, Suja Elements incorporates blended fruits and some of the world's best superfoods like camu camu, bao bab, and chia. For every bottle of Suja Elements sold, 20 cents will be donated to a non-profit organization. (PRNewsFoto/Suja Co.)

Suja Elements(TM) is a new line of high-quality, functional fresh smoothies that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. Six Suja Elements flavors are now available exclusively in Whole Food Markets in the U.S. Using cold-pressed organic juice as a base, Suja Elements incorporates blended fruits and some of the world’s best superfoods like camu camu, bao bab, and chia. For every bottle of Suja Elements sold, 20 cents will be donated to a non-profit organization. (PRNewsFoto/Suja Co.)

Suja Co., known for its fresh fruit and vegetable juices and premium cleanses, is extending to the fresh smoothie category with the introduction of Suja Elements™. Co-developed and sold exclusively in Whole Foods Markets nationwide starting this month, consumers can experience this new line of non-GMO organic smoothies from the leader in cold-pressed High Pressure Processing (HPP) beverages. Suja Elements is high-quality, functional refreshment that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere with a retail price of $4.99 per 12-ounce bottle. Using cold-pressed organic juice as a base, Suja Elements also

Suja Elements(TM) is an exclusive line of refreshing organic and non-GMO fresh pressed smoothies developed in partnership with Whole Foods Market's grocery team. The line is available now at Whole Foods Markets throughout the U.S. For every bottle of Suja Elements sold, 20 cents will be donated to non-profit organizations including Whole Kids Foundation, Whole Planet Foundation, Teens Turning Green, Citizens for GMO Labeling, New Eyes and International Rescue Committee.  (PRNewsFoto/Suja Co.)

Suja Elements(TM) is an exclusive line of refreshing organic and non-GMO fresh pressed smoothies developed in partnership with Whole Foods Market’s grocery team. The line is available now at Whole Foods Markets throughout the U.S. For every bottle of Suja Elements sold, 20 cents will be donated to non-profit organizations including Whole Kids Foundation, Whole Planet Foundation, Teens Turning Green, Citizens for GMO Labeling, New Eyes and International Rescue Committee. (PRNewsFoto/Suja Co.)

incorporates blended fruits and some of the world’s best superfoods like camu camu, bao bab, and chia. And unlike all of the other smoothies on sale at the store, this drink is not heat pasteurized. Each of the six fresh smoothies offers vital nutrients and refreshing taste with no added flavors, colors or preservatives.

Suja has added an important social aspect to the new Suja Elements line, donating 20 cents for every bottle sold to non-profits that are a part of the Suja Elements Cause Collective™, including Whole Kids Foundation, Whole Planet Foundation, Teens Turning Green, Citizens for GMO Labeling, New Eyes, and International Rescue Committee. The company’s goal is to raise $1 million annually on behalf of the Elements Cause Collective.

Suja Elements has taken high quality, purpose driven products to a new level of excellence. This exclusive line of refreshing organic and non-GMO fresh pressed smoothies was developed in partnership with Whole Foods Market’s grocery team and each item donates a percentage of sales to a worthy cause. This new line is a great example of what we stand for and we are excited to be offering it to our customers,” said Errol Schweizer, Executive Global Grocery Coordinator for Whole Foods Market.

Six Suja Elements flavors, USDA Organic and Verified Non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project, will be rolled out nationwide exclusively to Whole Foods Market this week: Continue reading

Beauty’s Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits In America On View At The New-York Historical Society September 27, 2013 – March 9, 2014

 

George Peter Alexander Healy (American, 1813 –1894), Emma Cecilia Thursby (1845-1931), 1879. Oil on canvas,  Overall: 68 x 43 in. ( 172.7 x 109.2 cm )frame: 93 x 64 in. ( 236.2 x 162.6 cm ), Gift of the Estate of Ina Love Thursby

George Peter Alexander Healy (American, 1813 –1894), Emma Cecilia Thursby (1845-1931), 1879. Oil on canvas,
Overall: 68 x 43 in. ( 172.7 x 109.2 cm )frame: 93 x 64 in. ( 236.2 x 162.6 cm ), Gift of the Estate of Ina Love Thursby

 

Beauty’s Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America, a new exhibition on view at the New-York Historical Society from September 27, 2013 through March 9, 2014, will explore the critical and popular resurgence of portraiture in the United States in the period bounded by the close of the Civil War and the beginning of World War I. Known as the Gilded Age, the era was marked by unprecedented industrial expansion yielding vast personal fortunes. Today, the Gilded Age conjures visions of material opulence and personal excess, yet it also inspired a fascinating chapter in American cultural and social history. With the amassing of great fortunes came the drive to document the wealthy in portraiture, echoing a cultural pattern reaching back to colonial times. A brilliant generation of American and European artists rose to meet that demand.

Henry Augustus Loop (American, 1831 –1895), Fannie Fredericka Dyckman and Mary Alice Dyckman, 1876. Oil on canvas,  Overall: 52 1/4 x 40 1/4 in. ( 132.7 x 102.2 cm )frame: 72 x 59 in. ( 182.9 x 149.9 cm ), Bequest of Fannie Fredericka Dyckman

Henry Augustus Loop (American, 1831 –1895), Fannie Fredericka Dyckman and Mary Alice Dyckman, 1876. Oil on canvas,
Overall: 52 1/4 x 40 1/4 in. ( 132.7 x 102.2 cm )frame: 72 x 59 in. ( 182.9 x 149.9 cm ), Bequest of Fannie Fredericka Dyckman

Organized for the New-York Historical Society by guest curator Dr. Barbara Dayer Gallati, the exhibition will feature sixty-five portraits selected from New-York Historical’s outstanding holdings. The sitters—ranging from famous society beauties to powerful titans of business and industry—left lasting legacies that contributed to the cultural and economic growth of the nation. Beauty’s Legacy also takes its cue from a series of three important portrait loan exhibitions mounted in New York in the 1890s that were organized for charitable purposes by the city’s social elite. A number of paintings in Beauty’s Legacy were featured in those historic displays and will be installed to evoke the late-nineteenth-century viewing experience. Continue reading

14th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Nominations Once Again Reflect A Diverse Blend of Established and Emerging Talent from Across the Latin Music World

JAVIER GARZA, ILLYA KURYAKI & THE VALDERRAMAS AND CARLOS VIVES LEAD LATIN GRAMMY NOMINATIONS WITH FIVE EACH

EDGAR BARRERA, ANDRES CASTRO, JULIO REYES COPELLO, ALEJANDRO SANZ, AND CAETANO VELOSO EACH GARNER FOUR

LATIN GRAMMY® RECIPIENTS TO BE REVEALED ON NOV. 21 WHEN THE 14TH ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS® AIR LIVE ON THE UNIVISION NETWORK FROM THE MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER IN LAS VEGAS

The Latin Recording Academy® announced nominations for the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® at a press conference attended by national and international media at the Avalon in Hollywood, Calif. The event was streamed live at www.LatinGRAMMY.com (and is now available as video on demand), and was hosted by The Latin Recording Academy® President/CEO Gabriel Abaroa Jr., and Univision television personality Chiquinquira “Chiqui” Delgado. Artists reading nominations this morning included nine-time GRAMMY® winner Natalie Cole, Latin GRAMMY® winner Aida Cuevas,

The Latin Recording Academy Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Latin Recording Academy)

The Latin Recording Academy Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Latin Recording Academy)

bachata artist Leslie Grace, singer/songwriter Gaby Moreno, two-time Latin GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Draco Rosa, singer/songwriter Syntek, and five-time Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winner Julieta Venegas. The 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, set for Thursday, November. 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, will be broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). (For a complete list of nominees, media credentialing instructions and more information, please visit The Latin Recording Academy’s newly designed website and its social networks on Twitter and Facebook.)

Once again, it’s gratifying to see the Latin GRAMMY Awards process produce a broad cross section of diverse and impressive nominees across multiple genres,” said Abaroa Jr. “This year’s nominations truly reflect an exceptional and talented creative community that embodies some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry in their respective fields. With such a group of talented musicians, this year’s Latin GRAMMY telecast will undoubtedly be memorable.”

Best Urban Performance has been added in the Urban Field, bringing the total number of categories to be recognized at the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards to 48 in 18 Fields. Following is a sampling of nominations, featuring a diverse array of musical styles, artists and creators (or professionals), as well as some of the most prominent names and brightest newcomers in Latin music: Continue reading

New Documentary Examines Health Risks in the Adult Film Industry

SHORTS & SANDALS ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES NEW DOCUMENTARY, RISKY BUSINESS: A LOOK INSIDE AMERICA’S ADULT FILM INDUSTRY

"Risky Business: A Look Inside America's Adult Film Industry" examines the social, psychological, and economic impact of performing in adult films. What makes people decide to become adult entertainers, what are their experiences in the business, and how do they manage their lives once they exit the business? The documentary also examines proposed regulations that would address current industry issues, including workplace health and safety, such as mandatory STD testing and condom use, and job discrimination once performers decide to leave the industry and pursue conventional employment. More information at RiskyBusinessTheMovie.com.  (PRNewsFoto/Shorts & Sandals Entertainment)

“Risky Business: A Look Inside America’s Adult Film Industry” examines the social, psychological, and economic impact of performing in adult films. What makes people decide to become adult entertainers, what are their experiences in the business, and how do they manage their lives once they exit the business? The documentary also examines proposed regulations that would address current industry issues, including workplace health and safety, such as mandatory STD testing and condom use, and job discrimination once performers decide to leave the industry and pursue conventional employment. More information at RiskyBusinessTheMovie.com. (PRNewsFoto/Shorts & Sandals Entertainment)

Shorts & Sandals Entertainment released on DVD this week a new documentary film, Risky Business: A Look Inside America’s Adult Film Industry, that examines the social, psychological, and economic impact of performing in adult films. What makes people decide to become adult entertainers, how do they go about entering the business, what are their experiences in the business, and how do they deal with career options, finances, and relationships once they exit the business? The documentary also examines proposed regulations that would address current industry issues, including occupational health and safety, such as mandatory STD testing and condom use, and job discrimination once performers decide to leave the industry and pursue conventional employment. Continue reading

Michelin Reveals New York City’s 2014 Bib Gourmands

MORE RESTAURANTS THAN EVER MAKE MICHELIN’S ESTEEMED LIST OF QUALITY DINING AT A GOOD VALUE

One week prior to the highly anticipated launch of the MICHELIN Guide New York City 2014, Michelin released its coveted list of New York City’s Bib Gourmand restaurants.

Michelin’s Bib Gourmands are selected by Michelin’s esteemed and anonymous food inspectors and represent

Michelin logo. (PRNewsFoto/MICHELIN)

Michelin logo. (PRNewsFoto/MICHELIN)

restaurants that serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). Most important, they are the restaurants that the Michelin inspectors frequent themselves.

In the 2014 edition, 138 New York City restaurants, which include a diverse range of 31 cuisine types across the five boroughs, have been designated as Bib Gourmands, compared to 126 last year.  While the famous Michelin stars remain the most celebrated international distinction in the MICHELIN Guide, the Bib Gourmand is a highly desired honor among restaurateurs and one that is recognized by the many people who covet quality food at a reasonable price.

Michelin’s anonymous inspectors regularly dine across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island to make their choices for the Bib Gourmands and the other selections in the MICHELIN Guide New York. These local inspectors are trained to scrupulously apply the same time-tested methods used by Michelin inspectors for many decades throughout the world. This ensures a uniform, international standard of excellence.  As a further guarantee of complete objectivity, Michelin inspectors pay all their bills in full. Continue reading