The Real Military History Behind Top Gun — TIME

Thirty years ago, Top Gun hit theaters and took people’s breath away with director Tony Scott’s exhilarating Navy fighter-jet flying scenes and Tom Cruise’s displays of machismo as Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, the pilot striving to be “top gun” at the Navy’s “Top Gun” school for pilots, while wooing his civilian flight instructor, played by…

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The Open-Office Concept Is Dead — Fortune

The staff at W&P Design, a New York-based startup that makes trendy barware and cocktail kits, has an unspoken policy: headphones in means “don’t bother me.” Lead designer Justin Fuller often wears earbuds even when he’s not listening to music. Without the visual cue, he is at risk of near-constant interruptions. The company’s entire team,…

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Golden State Warriors Stumble in Record Quest — TIME

OAKLAND, Calif. — Coach Steve Kerr knows just what his players are going through down the stretch of a potentially record-setting season. Having stumbled to the finish of a 72-win season as a player with the Chicago Bulls two decades ago, Kerr is watching his Golden State Warriors do the same. Stephen Curry had an…

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Pitt RB James Conner To Throw Out First Pitch On Pirates’ Opening Day — CBS PittsburghCBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that Pitt running back James Conner will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day. In a statement released by Pitt, Conner said, “I’m honored and thrilled to throw out the first pitch for the Pirates’ season opener and I want to thank everyone in the…

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Retronalysis: ‘Dazed and Confused’ Ruined Teen Comedies in the Best Way Possible — Jon Negroni

Before there was boyhood, Richard Linklater was dazed and confused, transplanting his own experiences as an angsty teenager growing up in 1976 onto the big screen. So what works in Dazed in Confused has a lot more to do with Linklater himself than the admirable cast, as it was the 90s comedy that undermined all of the others that […]

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How the Current Oil Price Rally Is Reaching Its Limits

Oil traders are setting up conditions to bring prices back to the downside

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Events Planned To Mark Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial

Pittsburgh was incorporated as a city 200 years ago today and there are several events planned to mark the occasion.

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