Ultimate Gentleman: Ultra Music Festival, Nymphomaniac and Diablo III

By Vanessa Butler

<p>Ultra Music Festival, <i>Nymphomaniac</i> and <i>Diablo III: Reaper of Souls </i>make this week's Ultimate Gentleman list.  </p>

Festival season isn’t in full swing yet, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until Bonnaroo or Coachella to get your fix! Ultra Music Festival will be in Miami, Florida March 28 to 30, bringing you the hottest names in the DJ world and beyond for its Miami flagship event featuring DJ sets from Diplo, Avicii, Nicky Romero, Zedd and David Guetta. Live headliners this year include MGMT, M.I.A., Pusha T and Cut/Copy. Three-day passes are going for $400 and are almost sold out. Can’t make it to Miami? Ultra has teamed up with 7 Up to once again live stream the event. Last year the international online experience drew over 11 million viewers, so whatever they have in store for us this year is bound to be amazing! Find all of this and more at UltraMusicFestival.com.

With the polar vortex almost gone for good, all of those spring and summer weddings are almost upon us! Ditch your lame old tie and invest in a handmade necktie. One design house of note is New England’s General Knot & Co., which creates limited-edition handmade neckwear and accessories using vintage and dead stock fabrics dating as far back as the 1940s. We’re really enjoying their spring collection full of vibrant colors, floral patterns and dark tones for more formal events. Each piece is handcrafted in the United States and goes for an average of $90. See all of their lines on GeneralKnot.com.

No pressure, but the future is here. Like right now. Since we saw wireless chargers heavily integrated at the CES 2012 booths, we’ve been very excited for them to hit the market in a big (and affordable) way. Enter Glowdeck. It’s got everything you’d want from a wireless charger and it looks sharp to boot. It lets you play music, take calls with Bluetooth and even control it with vocal commands, and the under glow is also customizable for notifications and even rave-centric light shows to your music. The Glowdeck comes in four finishes and goes for upwards of $200. Find out more on Kickstarter.com.

Volume One and Volume Two of Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac are now available on iTunes/OnDemand for your viewing pleasure. Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf and Christian Slater, this steamy second installment hits theaters on April 4 but is available online now. Writes acclaimed film reviewer Stephen Rebello,“Don’t rush to Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier’s latest cinematic provocation expecting a cheap erotic thrill or two, because the director’s saga about a nymphomaniac named Joe is anything but. Very funny, wacky, cringe-inducing, twisted, troubling and graphic, yes, but sexy? No.” He adds, “The sardonic, slow-burn movie gives us Charlotte Gainsbourg, in a deeply inscrutable performance, as a woman who relentlessly and desperately pursues sex the way a junkie chases the high, without gaining much pleasure or insight from it.” Rebello gave the controversial film three out of four stars, making it a definite must-see for cinephiles. Find it online at NymphomaniacTheMovie.com.

Gamer Next Door Pamela Horton attended the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls launch party thrown by Blizzard this week, and she’s been raving about the highly anticipated PC/Mac release ever since. If you’re thinking of picking up the latest expansion release from Blizzard, we suggest the physical Collector’s Edition. You’ll get several digital items including pets, character portraits and a Spectral Hound with a set of aesthetic artifacts to be used with the new transmogrification feature in the game. In addition to the digital items, you’ll also receive a behind-the-scenes two-disc DVD set with interviews, roundtable discussions and a look at the game’s development; a hardcover book of early sketches and artwork; a mouse pad and the official soundtrack. Order yours now for $80 on Amazon.com.

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