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A Burglar's Guide to the City

A Burglar's Guide to the City

Geoff Manaugh, the guy behind the popular architecture site BLDGBLOG, recently wrote a book that encompasses nearly two thousand years of heists and tunnel jobs, break-ins and escapes. A Burglar's Guide to the City is a three hundred plus page tome that explores the intersection ...

Five Four Makes Style Easy

Five Four Makes Style Easy

Dressing well is an investment of money and time—or, at least it was before Five Four came around. Five Four is a men’s lifestyle brand whose mission is to make style easy and accessible. They do that by curating a monthly package based on your style profile and deliver 3-4 new items to rotate into your wardrobe. Plus, when you sign up today, you can save 50% on your first package with code COOLMATERIAL. Time saved. Money saved. Check out Five Four today and discover how easy it can be to keep your style on point.

The Chart of Cosmic Exploration

The Chart of Cosmic Exploration

Ladies and gentlemen, we have officially run out of adjectives and nice things to say about the work that comes out of Pop Chart Lab. Whether you call their work data-rich illustrations, infographics or simply art, they have a way of making everything interesting and visually app...

Where to Eat Pizza

Where to Eat Pizza

We refuse to get into a Jon Stewart rant about the merits of Chicago versus New York style pizza because the simple fact of the matter is that pizza is delicious—regardless of where it's from. Daniel Young—The New York Daily News restaurant critic, author of eight books and r...

10 New Books You Should Read

10 New Books You Should Read

Whether you read on a tablet, Kindle, or still prefer the smell of a freshly cracked paperback, finding your next book is never easy. You could never read all the new releases each week, so we’re here to help. These are a handful of the new titles we think deserve a space on ...

12 Mindf*ck Movies Every Guy Should See

12 Mindf*ck Movies Every Guy Should See

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 bu...

Printable NASA Travel Bureau Posters

Printable NASA Travel Bureau Posters

NASA might not have an active Space Shuttle program right now, but that isn’t stopping them from tapping into our collective imagination when it comes to worlds unknown. We haven’t been to Mars, Titan, Venus, Europa or Jupiter except in film and fantasy, and neither has anyth...

The Wurst of Lucky Peach

The Wurst of Lucky Peach

Lucky Peach, the New York Times bestselling journal that has won multiple James Beard Awards, has a very unique way of telling stories about food. The Wurst of Lucky Peach: A Treasury of Encased Meat is an upcoming creation from the cofounder and editors of Lucky Peach that focus...

Where's Warhol?

Where's Warhol?

From the multi-colored depictions of Marilyn Monroe and the varied Campbell's Soup cans to, well, everything else he created, it's not difficult to argue that Andy Warhol is one of the most prolific American artists that has ever lived. Where's Warhol? is Catharine Ingram and And...

Food & Beer

Food & Beer

Danish gypsy brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø (of the bar Tørst and brewery Evil Twin) and Canadian chef Daniel Burns (of the Michelin-starred restaurant Luksus, who also ran the Momofuku test kitchen for David Chang) have a passion for all things food and beer, but particularly whe...

The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees

The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees

Rob Penn is an adventuring author, journalist and TV presenter who's ridden a bicycle most days of his adult life to the tune of over fifty countries on five continents. Penn's latest book, The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees, tells the story of one man's relationship with the a...

Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel

Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel

After years of Drugwars on the older graphing calculators (remember those?) you might think that you're an expert on the drug trade, but Tom Wainwright's Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel has all kinds of information you probably never thought about. Rather than investigating...