The days of graphic novels being relegated to superhero fanboys are long gone. Many are works of art that rival classic novels when it comes to story and structure. If the last time you read a picture book was when you were in some OshKosh B'gosh overalls, it's time to change that. Some of these are collections of comics, some were originally produced as books, and some, despite the term "novel," are tremendous true stories. Here are 18 to get you started.
The Invisibles has a cult-like following, and you might already be a fan without knowing it. Read through enough of the series and you'll start to see lots of similarities with The Matrix like to the point where it seems obvious the Wachowski brothers used ideas and looks from The Invisibles series. Link
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When you hit your local liquor store or brewery in search of some new beers to try, there are a few worth keeping an eye out for. Some of these are brand new, some are brewery-only releases, some were just announced for future release, and some are seasonal offerings just coming back around. So next time you're out ... continue reading
Instead of adding knobs, unnecessary features, and other knickknacks to make a better speaker, People People did the exact opposite. The Swedish design agency stripped one bare to create the most beautiful speaker you've never laid eyes on. The glass box holds just the premium audio components and nothing else. The active 2.1 Transparent Speaker comes ready for Wi-Fi devices like Apple's AirPort Express so you can stream music, or plug in your device using the speaker's 3.5mm mini-jack. Pick one up from TheBlueprint.com and you'll get free US shipping, just be prepared for every guest to comment on how awesome it is. ... check it out
It can be overwhelming to stroll the aisles of your local hardware store piecing together your toolbox. You could easily walk out with way more tools than you need and a bill that would eliminate the possibility of hiring a handyman if you screwed anything up. What you need is a smarter toolbox. One pared down to just ... continue reading
Instead of wading through the massive amount of new app releases searching for a few diamonds in the rough, just check out some of these picks. This is a collection of our favorite new apps for both iOS and Android for your downloading pleasure.
Kimd - iOS
Unclouded - Android
Steady Camera - iOS
Over - iOS or Android
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We've had beer brewed with wasabi, some slabs of bacon, and other slightly strange ingredients before, but for this list, those additions weren't bizarre enough. We wanted to share some of the most outlandish beer creations we've ever heard of. Brews that chuckle at minor oddities and little additions from the spice ... continue reading
When you sit down to watch a movie, a lot of the time you want to veg out and give your brain a little rest (see: Every Michael Bay movie). On the rare occasion you want to give your noggin a little workout, here are 12 films that will kick it into overdrive. Each is brilliant but confusing. Prepare to have your mind ... continue reading
Maybe you have a long commute or are just tired of hearing the same Imagine Dragons song every time you turn on the radio, whatever the case, subscribing to a few podcasts could entertain and enlighten you. Problem is, with just about every person in possession of a microphone and a little know-how able to create ... continue reading
Sure you could get an interesting frame or some crazy tires, but there's really only so much you can change up to make your bike truly unique. While these bicycles aren't on the streets, they do push the design conversation forward.
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It's hard to watch The Big Lebowski without wanting to whip yourself up a White Russian. There are shows and films where booze is the accessory of choice for one of the characters we love. These guys always make us want to break out the bottle after watching. We charted some of our favorites along with their go-to ... continue reading
Go to all the NYC men's style trade shows and your head will be left spinning by the amount of chambray button-downs and selvedge denim you encounter as you wind through the aisles. While so much feels repetitive, we did make our way through all the shows to find a bunch of brands doing their own thing. Here are 16 ... continue reading
Certain conditions make building a fire a challenge when you're out camping or exploring. When you're stuck in your tent with rain beating down around you, you don't always want to turn to a granola bar for a meal. Barocook is the flameless cooking system looking to give you a few more options.
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When disaster strikes and you need to haul ass, you don’t want to be running around gathering essentials. Your solution is a bug-out bag—a kit that contains the essentials to help you survive for three days. Instead of buying a precomposed version, why not assemble your own with gear you trust? Here’s a guide ... continue reading
Have you ever looked at the back of your Levi’s? Outside of checking the size when you were purchasing them, you probably haven’t studied the backside of your jeans. The iconic denim company has a fairly famous patch on there that shares a few clues about the company’s history. Here’s what everything on the ... continue reading
Drive around New York City for a day, and you're bound to see at least one film being made. They're not all blockbusters, but the city serves as a vibrant backdrop for a great number of productions. And while it's easy to use the slew of skyscrapers and gaggle of taxis as scenery, it's another thing to effectively ... continue reading
Monthly delivery clubs have been around since people actually ordered things through the mail, but these new options are much better than the ones you might be familiar with. In other words, when you're talking about whiskey, vinyl or cured meats, these "of the month" clubs are actually worth paying for.
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