Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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Vinyl Me, Please Is the Best Damn Record Club SPONSORED

Thanks to modern technology, we've lost touch with our music. We've waved goodbye to sound quality and owning our favorite albums. To fix this, get a turntable. Then sign up for Vinyl Me, Please. Every month they'll send you exclusive pressings of albums worthy of your time. Each comes with original 12" x 12" album-inspired art and a custom cocktail pairing. Past selections have included 'Lost In The Dream' from War on Drugs and many others. Sign up now and start with an exclusive pressing of Father John Misty's latest. It's like Record Store Day with free delivery and no lines. ... check it out
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American Sniper – Official Trailer 2

If the first trailer for American Sniper turned you into a ball of nerves, the second will do little to unknot that mess. Whereas the first look really focused on one scene, the second trailer takes you deeper inside the emotions of Chris Kyle throughout the film. We're canceling Christmas plans just to go see it.
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Johnnie Walker’s New Ad Was All Done in One Shot

Heads up True Detective episode 4, you've got competition. Okay, you don't really have competition for coolest tracking shot ever, but Johnnie Walker's new ad is still pretty impressive. All done in a single shot, it's an ode to the next step. The next step ... with Scotch in hand.
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The 50 Coolest Men of 2014

Cool can be an air of casual confidence. It can be the ability to always drop the perfect line. It can relate to courage, morals, or originality. A certain je ne sais quoi. It’s like porn. It’s hard to put your finger on, but you know it when you see it. No matter how you want to define it, these guys have it. ... continue reading
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Wear This: Bowl Game Weekend sponsored

Brought to you by Levi's®. Visit the Levi's® Holiday Gift Guide. While many are busy figuring out their holiday travel, college football fans are in the midst of setting up a more epic adventure, one that doesn't involve hideous sweaters and fruitcake. It's bowl season. The time of year when fans of teams still ... continue reading
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Gift Guide: The 1%

Gift Guide: The 1% You’re rich, they’re rich, holidays are a bitch. When your stocking stuffers include diamonds and car keys, your other gifts have to match. Even if you aren’t in the 1%, it’s just fun to dream about getting these things. Hey, maybe if you ask Santa nicely and leave a shit-ton of cookies ... continue reading
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The Dr. Dreidel

What do you get the West Coast rap lover for Hanukkah? You could go with an iTunes gift card so they can download some Kendrick Lamar, or you could give them something way better with the Dr. Dreidel. Okay, so you can't actually buy it (at least yet), but it's still pretty stellar. Each side features a Dre face that ... continue reading
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Watch a Beretta Shotgun Get Made

Yes, the gun created in this stunning video is a work of art, but the coolest part of the short film is watching man and machine come together to create something so good looking. It's a blend of cold machinery and worn hands. It's mesmerizing. Take a few minutes out of your day and watch this short from Ancarani ... continue reading
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MVMT Watches SPONSORED

Why buy a formal watch and a casual one when you could save money and get a single timepiece that works for every occasion? MVMT Watches are designed to flow seamlessly into your lifestyle without leaving your wallet aching. Crafted with a refined attention to detail, each watch MVMT makes is proof that quality ... continue reading
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Clair Banks by Kenny Sweeney - Highsnobiety 2 The Cult of Bulletproof Coffee - NY Times 3 The Pilots of Instagram - Quartz 4 A Retrospective of Aston Martin Bond Cars - Hypebeast 5 What Astronauts See On Reentry - Gizmodo 6 How to Buy Your First Mechanical Watch - AskMen 7 The Best Podcast Episodes ... continue reading
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