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Throttle Jockey: A visual tour of the Arlen Ness custom motorcycle museum

Arlen Ness is the godfather of custom motorcycles. While there are and were many customizers out there who can use an English Wheel and make perfect welds, it was Ness who was the first to really push the boundaries in the 1970s, and push them very hard, on a consistent basis. If you opened any...
number of motorcycle magazines on a consistent basis from the 1970s on through to the 1990s, chances are good you came across a Ness creation in all its glory. And there was glory to spare. Not content simply with fancy paint schemes, fat tires and extended...

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Food & Drink

How to Deep Fry a Turkey Without Killing Yourself in the Process

Thanksgiving draws nigh, and once again, the great turkey cookening is upon us. This year, countless families will wait too long...
to put the bird in the oven, forget to remove the neck and giblets, or otherwise make a mess of things. Even the folks who do...
everything right will be disappointed because frankly, plain ol’ turkey isn’t anything to write home about. However,...
there is an alternative to roasting a turkey in the oven. If you’re looking for a turkey-cooking technique that’s faster,...
tastier, and more dangerous, consider learning how to deep fry a turkey this Thanksgiving. What You’ll...

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Fashion & Style

Keep your kicks clean with Mr. Black’s and Sneaker Freaker

Mr. Black Garment Essentials teamed up with Sneaker Freaker to provide you with the perfect package for keeping clean all winter,...
the Midnight Express Box Set.

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Living

Top 5 Coffee Table Books for the Holidays

When in doubt this holiday shopping season, gift an awesome coffee table book....
As long as you choose something beautiful, that will retain its relevance for...
years to come, you can’t go wrong. Fortunately, there is a luscious crop of...
new releases to choose from right now, from contemporary menswear to the first...
ever Instagram book. Use our discerning top five selection and make it rain...
(books).

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Food & Drink

Biltong by Jonty Jacobs

You may be asking, “What the hell is biltong?” Well, biltong is a South...
African cured meat that is comparable to beef jerky. Growing up, one of my best...
friends came from a South African family and her father used to cure biltong in...
their garage and it was (and remains, since he still actively makes the stuff)...
one of my favorite snacks. Jonty Jacobs is a biltong shop in New York’s West...
Village owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Monique Daniels and...
Camran St. Luce. Daniels was born in South Africa and decided to start...

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Travel

Steep and Deep: The Best Ski Resorts

Winter is here to stay. This season you can huddle in your home and wait out...
the latest incarnation of the polar vortex, or you can take advantage of the...
massive storms that have been hitting the entire country and get out on your...
skis or board. We've got the best ski resorts for any skier, so wax your...
boards and get out of town.

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New Music Monday

New Music Monday: Hookworms

Hookworms return with their new album, The Hum, which follows the...
Leeds-quintet’s debut album Pearl Mystic – a record that steadily went...
on to become one of 2013’s most impactful breakout statements in the UK! Even...
more ferocious and uncompromising than its predecessor and yet more melodic and...
focused, The Hum further cements the band’s status as a vital force in...
British independent music. The Hum takes the blueprint of Pearl Mystic –...
proto-punk, garage rock, Washington DC hardcore, 80’s British spacerock –...
and further stamps it with the band’s seal. Leaner, meaner and more...
propulsive thanks to the muscular...

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Fashion & Style

Persol Launches The New Icons Collection

  Persol. You might not know the Italian luxury eyewear brand’s name by...
heart, but you’d certainly recognize its styles. Timeless, sophisticated and...
streamlined in that midcentury modern way, Persol sunglasses, particularly from...
the 1950 and 60s, had as much of that continental, je ne sais quoi quality...
about them as that sporty elegance channeled by the likes of Steve McQueen, who...
wore Persol’s 649 shades in “The Thomas Crown Affair” and turned it into...
one of the most desirable frames of all times. Even today vintage eyewear...
die-hards continue to seek out the iconic 649 and the 714, the...

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Living

Put the ‘theater’ in home theater with Denon’s $3,000 Dolby Atmos receiver

With Dolby Atmos, 9 channels of potent sound, and high-resolution streaming,...
Denon's new $3K receiver is the stuff of home theater dreams.

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Fashion & Style

Shop Class – George Bass

New Orleans suit expert George Bass tells us about soft shoulder suits.

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Food & Drink

Epic Snacks Unleash Your Inner Hunter Gatherer

The folks over at Epic —the makers of protein bars with odd flavor...
combinations like bison with bacon and cranberry, turkey with almond and...
cranberry, beef with habanero and cherry, and lamb with currant and mint —...
have come up with another innovative snack idea for athletes, those on a paleo...
diet, and anyone who wants a satisfying bite to eat. Epic looked all the way to...
our roots — to the time when people were still hunting and gathering to come...
up with its new line of snacks. The snacks contain two packets, one with beef...
jerky, and the...

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Food & Drink

Thug Kitchen: Vegan Food With Attitude

Michelle Davis and Matt Holloway, the creators of the bad a*s vegan food blog...
Thug Kitchen, grew up like many of us did, making quick dinners at home...
slathered in cheese. Processed food wasn’t looked down upon on that era, and...
drinking green Hi-C and dipping your fries in purple ketchup was okay....
Fast-forward a few years to when Davis and Holloway realized that the food of...
their youth wasn’t the way to go. It’s all about fresh, organic vegetables!...
That’s when the two decided to create Thug Kitchen. For those of you who...
don’t know, the blog has a...

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Fashion & Style

10 Stylishly Classic Carryalls To Get You To The Gym This Winter

‘Padding.’ Not exactly a word to love. Especially when it’s used to refer...
to that winter weight scenario — if you’re unfamiliar with said term, the...
conceit is that since, say, bears hibernate by gaining lbs, it’s okay for us...
humans to follow suit. Plus, the stray snowmageddon serves as a great excuse to...
skip the gym commute (it doesn’t help that oversized sweaters and baggy...
sweats can fool us into ignoring any extra rolls). And, finally, we get to our...
point: Avoid bear blubber this season with a get-your-ass-moving round-up of...
sharp-looking mens gym bags built for cold-weather. The motivating...

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