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Fyre Festival Fraudster Billy McFarland Is Self-Publishing His Memoir From Prison

As reported by New York Magazine, Billy McFarland of Fyre Festival infamy is self-publishing his memoir, the creatively-spelled Promythus: God of Fyre, from prison, where he is currently serving six years for fraud.

The book will cover McFarland’s life from 2011 up to when he was visited by the FBI in the days after the festival mess. It will tell the “raw” story, which he feels was not accurately represented in either Netflix or Hulu’s documentaries, despite not having seen them.

This information comes from Josh Raab, a freelance editor who was contacted by McFarland’s girlfriend, Anastasia Eremenko, about editing the book. McFarland handwrites the pages, which will be about 800 in total once he’s done, and mails them to Eremenko for her to type.

Raab eventually turned down the project, but before he declined, he was connected with Brandon Rubinshtein, a publicist who also represents Dennis Rodman. Rubinshtein had a list of name-dropping stories that would be included in the memoir, including “actors, models, musicians, people who are only famous because their parents are, and cameos from members of the Trump administration.”

Now, Billy McFarland has set his sights on self-publishing Promythus: God of Fyre via Amazon. Raab said the planned release date was the end of April, but at time of writing the book is still unreleased.

For the full story, head over to New York Magazine.

This LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander Set Lets Fans Build & Code Three Iconic Robots

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LEGO is celebrating Star Wars Day (May the Fourth) today with the announcement of a new robotics coding kit, called LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander. It allows fans to build, code, and play with three iconic droids from the franchise: R2-D2, Gonk, and an Imperial Mouse.

The Droid Commander set includes a color and distance sensor, interactive motor, a Bluetooth Move Hub, and 1,177 pieces. Each droid has its own personality, skills, and Star Wars sounds and music. The droids range in height from 5-7 inches. The LEGO BOOST Star Wars app is free, and it allows the creator to solve over 40 missions by inserting the Bluetooth Move Hub into their droid of choice.

Retailing for $199.99, the Droid Commander set will be available globally on September 1.

have a good time Takes Reebok’s Retro Aztrek to the Next Level

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Brand: have a good time x Reebok

Model: Aztrek OG

Key Features: The base layer of the upper is two-tone mesh in white and gray, with leather overlays in a muted gray. A black and white color-blocked midsole, red Reebok branding, and have a good time branding on the tongue pop against the more reserved upper.

Release Date: April 12

Price: TBC

Buy: Reebok

Editor’s Notes: Tokyo retailer have a good time has teamed up with Reebok for a fresh take on the retro Aztrek runner. The sneaker’s upper has been dressed in light colors, with a predominantly black midsole and red branding hits for contrast.

have a good time was founded in 2010 by a crew of street artists and has risen to become a hub for homegrown Tokyo street art and culture. The brand has collaborated with Reebok in the past, most recently on a vintage-style capsule in February 2019.

The have a good time x Reebok Aztrek OG drops today, April 12, alongside matching track pants and an anorak. Check out the kicks in detail above.

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Descente & DSPTCH Drop Packable Wardrobe Essentials for the Everyday Explorer

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Luxury Japanese performance brand Descente comes together with San Francisco-based design and manufacturing brand DSPTCH for its latest collaboration, presenting a packable apparel collection consisting of five pieces.

The capsule — born out of Descente and DSPTCH’s shared commitment to durability, practicality and style — is designed for the everyday explorer. Featuring a short-sleeve T-shirt, shorts, jacket, long-sleeve T-shirt and vest, each garment can be quickly and conveniently folded into a compact pouch for easy carrying.

In addition to the apparel, Descente and DSPTCH offer a Weekender Backpack to hold all of the items.

The five Descente x DSPTCH apparel styles are currently available for $75 to $215, while the backpack ($360) can be pre-ordered. Simply follow the link below.

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We’re Giving Away adidas Originals Nite Joggers for an Entire Week

The adidas Originals Nite Jogger is back better than ever, and we’ve partnered with the Three Stripes to help celebrate the re-tooled and reimagined hi-vis runner by giving a pair away everyday for an entire week.

First launched in 1980 as the German brand’s first foray into reflective, hi-vis footwear, the all-new 2019 Nite Jogger is completely modernized making it the perfect shoe for those nighttime pursuits. To celebrate, we’re rewarding late night creators who visit Highsnobiety after dark with a chance to win their very own pair.

Coinciding with the launch of four brand new Nite Jogger colorways on April 11, Highsnobiety’s website will go dark at 7PM EST, when the cover of night begins to set upon our city.

For a chance to win, just come back to this page each day after 7PM and enter through the form below. We’ll notify the winners once the competition is over, terms and conditions apply.

HBO’s New High School Drama ‘Euphoria’ Finally Gets a Release Date

After it’s initial tease almost a year ago by Drake, the highly anticipated HBO series Euphoria finally has a release date. In a new teaser trailer released by the premium cable channel, Zendaya takes center stage of the 40-second visual as we get glimpses of the beautiful, dark, and twisted world of the A24 produced show.

“I promise you, if I could be a different person, I would,” Zendaya’s character narrates. “Not because I want it but because they do. But here’s the thing: One day I just showed up without a map or a compass, and at some point you have to make a choice — about who you are and what you want. And therein lies the catch.”

june 16. #EUPHORIA pic.twitter.com/wp2MWjyVFq

— HBO (@HBO) April 11, 2019

Executive produced by Drake, Euphoria focuses on a group of high school students as they “navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship,” per the show’s logline. Alongside Zendaya, the cast includes Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordie, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith and Sydney Sweeney.

HBO’s post-Game of Thrones hit will be dropping this summer, June 16. Are you excited for Euphoria?

Slam Jam Reconstructs the Converse Chuck 70

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Brand: Slam Jam x Converse

Model: Chuck 70

Key Features: Canvas uppers, color-blocked designs, exposed stitching, Converse All-Star branding patch on the medial side.

Release Date: April 13

Price: TBC

Buy: Converse Studio 70 pop-up in Milan on April 13 and in-store and online on April 15.

Editor’s Notes: Following recent collaborations with Brain Dead and Nike, among others, Slam Jam debuts its latest joint effort, back alongside Converse. For this particular release, the Italian brand has taken on the classic Chuck 70.

Slam Jam presents two colorways of the Chuck 70, each boasting a Frankenstein-type design. One pair features a color-blocked white and beige look, while the other blends black and navy. The sneakers are done up in their usual canvas, as the contrasting shades come together via exposed stitching. The Chuck 70’s signature branding is then noted on the medial side and on the heel.

Slam Jam will be releasing its “Reconstructed” Chuck 70s first on April 13 at the Converse Studio 70 pop-up store in Milan. Following, the sneakers will be available in-store and online on April 15.

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BAPE & Formula 1 Unveil Pink Camo Race Car

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BAPE & Formula 1 just jumped over Speed Racer‘s Mach 5. After unveiling the first official look at their collaborative apparel collection last week, the two brands keep the treats rolling by showcasing their new special edition race car earlier today.

Dripping in BAPE’s pink camo print & various iconic motifs such as BAPE STA & BAPE SHARK, the latest car design from F1 was unveiled during the Shanghai International Circuit to celebrate the historical F1 1000th race.

This pink beauty marks the second time the two brands collaborated on a racing machine. Last year, BAPE and Formula 1 debuted their first special edition F1 car at Omotesando Hills in Tokyo. The collab paid homage to A Bathing Ape’s momentous 25th anniversary and also featured the streetwear brand’s signature logos and original camo design.

With more collaborative drops due out later this year, expect more goodies from BAPE and Formula 1 in the near future. Take a closer look at their latest F1 camo car in the gallery above.

 

 

Supermodel Sasha Luss Is a Government Assassin in Luc Besson’s ‘Anna’

French filmmaker Luc Besson of The Fifth Element, Lucy and Valerian is gearing up to release his latest picture, Anna. The film sees Russian supermodel Sasha Luss making her acting debut, as she is joined by Helen Mirren, Luke Evans and Cillian Murphy.

Luss’ character, Anna Poliatova, is a model-turned-government-assassin. Her captivating beauty ultimately awards her windows of opportunity that ordinary hitmen cannot afford. Don’t let the pretty face fool you, however. Anna’s indelible strength and skill have turned her into one of the most feared assassins on the planet.

Anna is written and directed by Luc Besson, featuring music by Éric Serra. You can look forward to the action movie landing in theaters on June 21.

Captain America Leads the Mission to Stop Thanos in New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Clip

Marvel Entertainment has dropped another teaser trailer of the highly-anticipated Avengers: Endgame blockbuster, which spotlights the remaining superheroes split up into several teams. A previous trailer revealed their new plan to stop Thanos and undo the Mad Titan’s elimination of half of the universe in Avengers: Infinity War.

“You know your teams, you know your missions.”

Marvel Studios’ #AvengersEndgame is in theaters April 26. Get tickets now: https://t.co/h90aWvzX1D pic.twitter.com/CU7RSGa8A1

— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) April 11, 2019

In the 30-second clip, the new footage reveals the remaining team consisting of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Ant-Man, Captain Marvel and more donning white/red space suits, while Captain America prepares them for their upcoming mission.

“You know your teams, you know your missions,” Captain America says. “No mistakes, no do-overs. Look out for each other – this is the fight of our lives.” Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) then sums it up best when he tells Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), “He’s pretty good at that.”

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26 and you can start purchasing tickets below.