Many guys have a passing interest in poker that never evolves out of a few games with friends. Colson Whitehead took his neighborhood poker interest and tried his hand (solid pun) at The World Series of Poker. The author who has crafted some really solid novels in the past (you should definitely read The Intuitionist), ... continue reading
A great soundtrack is more than just a collection of great songs. A great soundtrack pulls the story along while somehow effortlessly blending into the background. The right one can help define a movie, and a terrible one can ruin an otherwise decent film. Here are the 25 coolest ever put together.
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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
Most cookbooks offer directions on how to make your meal, but this might be the first that actually helps you cook it. The Bible of Barbecue was created to promote Tramontina, a Brazilian line of kitchen supplies, and it's far more useful than your standard cookbook. One page is made out of coal so you can use it to ... continue reading
Dave-1 and P-Thugg, the duo that is Chromeo, did a Reddit AMA a while back and "better, funkier, poppier, catchier, happier" is how they described their upcoming album White Women when comparing it to 2010's Business Casual. That record was phenomenal, so if that's how the artists themselves are going to choose to ... continue reading
Before you sit down with any of these movies, it's highly recommended you get a bowl of popcorn, plenty of Milk Duds, and perhaps a ribeye steak or two. Basically, you're going to be hungry. But besides making you salivate, each film will spin the tale of some interesting corner of the culinary world. While there are ... continue reading
Christian Friedrich (or Frederick) Wilhelm von der Ahe was a German-American entrepreneur. Unless you're from St. Louis, or a huge baseball buff, you've probably never heard of him. He was one of the guys responsible for the American Association and the owner of the St. Louis Brown Stockings, the team that later became ... continue reading
We know what we like when it comes to whisky, and we know how to drink the hell out of the stuff we like. We're not quite sure we'd be able to write an entire manual of our favorite brown spirit, but that's ok because we have Dave Broom. If you're dubious about needing a manual for whisky, we were too, consider Broom's ... continue reading
You know those movie theaters that serve you meals and let you drink a beer or two at our seat? Yeah, that's the kind of place you want to see Chef at. The movie focuses on Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) as he ditches the restaurant scene to serve up his own creations out of a food truck. Here's the first look at ... continue reading
For the uninitiated, ManBQue is a community based around three simple things: meat, beer and rock & roll. Once a month, members get together to cook meat, drink beer and listen to rock & roll. Eventually, enough recipes, beer pairings and stories were compiled to make an entire cookbook dedicated to everything ... continue reading
Biographies have come a long way since we were all forced to read them in school. But as much as we like reading about the influential people of the past few decades, they don't hold a candle to bourbon. Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit is a three hundred year tour de force of our favorite corn liquor, as ... continue reading
Since buying full albums is basically a thing of the past, you probably have a lot of tracks to listen to while trying to find new songs to download or add to your Spotify playlists. Every few weeks we're going to help you out with 8 new ones you should know.
1. Wake Me Up by Aloe BlacciTunesAmazon: ... continue reading
Apparently, over the course of the last few years, in between soundtracks and samurai movies, the members of Wu-Tang recorded an album in secret. It's called The Wu - Once Upon a Time In Shaolin..., and it's probably never going to be music that you can listen in the comfort of your own home. The album consists of ... continue reading
Ladies and gentlemen, the wait for new music from The Black Keys is finally over. It's been three years since El Camino, and if the new track "Fever" is any indication, the wait for the full album Turn Blue will have been well worth it.
It's commonly advised that you try every beer fresh if you haven't before. After that, then you can start having some fun with aging. Vintage Beer: A Taster's Guide to Brews That Improve Over Time will walk you through that process and help you avoid the pitfalls that can come along with it. Use this guide as a starting ... continue reading
We've been on a bit of a "based on a true story" kick around the office lately, and there's no recent movie that we can think of that delivers better than 12 Years A Slave. Set in the pre-Civil War US, 12 Years a Slave tells the story of a free black man getting abducted and sold into slavery. The film is every bit ... continue reading