Flywheel Sports files for bankruptcy, plans to shut down

Spinning gym chain Flywheel Sports has filed for bankruptcy with plans to shut down its business, making it the latest victim of the coronavirus pandemic. Flywheel — known for its intense, bicycle-based classes — submitted a bankruptcy petition this week under Chapter 7 of the US bankruptcy code, which companies use to sell off their […]

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Why the N.B.A. Is Planning on Going to Disney World

Singing pirates and spinning teacups. Mickey Mouse-shaped waffles. Impossibly chipper employees chirping, “Have a magical day.” Stroller gridlock. Pre-eminent sports venue? Walt Disney World is known for many things, but few people would immediately associate it with athletics, unless you count endurance walking or Super Bowl winners gleefully exclaiming their intention to visit, a marketing […]

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Hollywood’s Backstage Creatives Try to Soldier On

LOS ANGELES — Just a few weeks ago, Hollywood’s global assembly lines were spinning at full speed. Crews were working on Universal’s latest “Jurassic World” installment and Disney’s live-action “Little Mermaid” in Britain. Guillermo del Toro was in Toronto shooting “Nightmare Alley,” a Fox Searchlight remake. Marvel had productions running in Australia and Atlanta. On […]

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Uganda’s ‘Ghetto President’: How Bobi Wine Went from Dancehall Grooves to Revolutionary Politics

When Bobi Wine was 26, he bought a brand-new Cadillac Escalade with spinning 24-inch rims. He was already a major star in Uganda, and the car, he says, was the first Escalade sold in all of East Africa. Wine’s music is a sunny blend of Jamaican dancehall and a local Afrobeat style called kidandali, but […]

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How wild offseason, NFL free agency shook up league hierarchy

The free-agent frenzy left heads spinning as usual. One man’s view of the NFL landscape, from best to worst, from 1-32: 1. Kansas City Chiefs — Their cap-strapped reality forced them to lose CB Kendall Fuller, C Stefen Wisniewski and DE Emmanuel Ogbah, but Chris Jones was tagged, and champions Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes […]

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On a Saturday Night in Florida, a Presidential Party Became a Coronavirus Hot Zone

WASHINGTON — The lights were low and the disco balls spinning as a cake with a fiery sparkler shooting flames into the air was brought out to a robust rendition of “Happy Birthday,” joined by President Trump. The birthday girl, Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., then pumped her fist in the air […]

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Olympics or not, Japan wheelchair dancer has message: diversity is cool

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) – Whirling, spinning, reaching, grasping – Japanese wheelchair dancer Kenta Kambara’s emotive performances are wordless testimony to artistic passion and possibility. Born with spina bifida, a disorder that paralyzed his lower body, Kambara aims to perform at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics opening or closing ceremonies, seeking to send a message […]

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