Maserati GranCabrio

What do you get when you rip the top off a blazing-fast Pininfarina-designed sedan? TheMaserati GranCabrio ($TBA), that's what. Powered by a 4.7L 433hp V8, the two-door GranCabrio is the Trident's first four-seater convertible, featuring a cloth top to reduce weight and save space, a ZF six-speed automatic transmission, and sexy styling that will have your neighbor's Z4 weeping in the garage.


Monday treat - Hangover Cures

Everyone over does it every once in a while, and when you do, Hangover Cures ($10) will be there to help. Weighing in at a short but sweet 62 pages, written by veteran bartender Ben Reed, this guide to the morning after is filled with reviving recipes — including the always helpful bloody mary — expert advice, and cures from around the world.


Madden NFL 10

Get ready for the kickoff of the 2009 NFL season on September 10 with Madden NFL 10($50-$55; August 14). Packing all the realism and hard-hitting gameplay the series is known for, Madden NFL 10 also offers new features like an improved online franchise mode and online co-op, new Pro-Tak animation technology that provides even more control over the outcome of each play, new TV broadcast-style presentation with cinematic cameras, and a revamped play calling system that'll have you spending less time in menus and more time playing the game.


ChefStack Automatic Pancake Machine - We need one of these asap!

Flapjack lovers, rejoice. Now you can make fresh, 97% fat-free pancakes in as little as 30 seconds using the ChefStack Automatic Pancake Machine ($3,500). This microwave-sized wonder uses no-mess batter pouches to crank out stack after stack of four- inch diameter pancakes, and doesn't even require supervision, letting you cook up breakfast for you and your crew while you get your other morning activities out of the way — like taking a shower, brushing your teeth, or downing a half-dozen mimosas.


Journalist Prepared for 40,000 Lashes.... wow

(Aug. 3) -- A Sudanese woman facing 40 lashes for wearing pants declared she was ready for thousands as she battles the country's laws.
Lubna-Ahmed al-Hussein, a journalist with the United Nations Mission in Sudan, is on trial after being arrested July 3 along with 12 other women for wearing trousers at a restaurant in Khartoum, Agence France-Presse reported.
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Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein
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Sudanese journalist Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein faces 40 lashes for wearing trousers in a restaurant. Hussein said she is ready to be whipped "40,000 times" as she fights to international attention to the treatment of Sudanese women.