RIO DE JANEIRO For 9.81 glorious seconds on Sunday, all the ills that have dogged athletics recently were forgotten as Usain Bolt stormed to victory in the 100 meters final to become the first man to win three successive Olympic titles on the track.
This week, Mercedes-Maybach revealed, in shadowy profile, its forthcoming concept coupé, set to be unveiled on 21 August at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California. And though the single mysterious photograph you see above speaks volumes about the car's raison d'être, the German ultra-luxe carmaker shared with this image no mechanical details, no performance figures, no purple prose about the depths of its opulence or the meticulousness of its Old Worlde craftsmanship. That will come, no doubt. But for now, nothing. Not even a name.
As endorsements go, it was not particularly flattering.
Robert de Niro, star of the 1976 movie Taxi Driver, has said Donald Trump reminds him of the iconic film’s mentally disturbed main character, Travis Bickle. “God help us,” De Niro said on Saturday at the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival, when asked what he thought of Mr Trump’s candidacy.
Cars that run on sun and not petrol still seem fantastical, even in 2016: They're expensive and slow to make, and seem stuck in university science experiment limbo. But a new remake of designer Henrik Fisker's ill-fated 2011 petrol-electric sedan — this time, with a solar-powered roof — could be the boost that daylight-slurping vehicles need.
In the summer of 2014, there was a media flurry about what cultural commentator Mark Simpson succinctly described as the rise of the “spornosexual”. A portmanteau of "sports", "porn" and "metrosexual", spornosexuals are men who go to the gym in order to share eroticised images of their toned bodies on social media.