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Every Kid at Heart Needs This Hot Wheels Coffee Table Book

Three hundred pages of Hot Wheels history and a personal homage from Mario Andretti make up the new Hot Wheels coffee table book released by Assouline Publishers. Here's a peek inside.

5 Best Craft Beer Books to Have on Your Shelf

While all of this information can be found with a few well-worded internet searches, there’s something to be said about buying a good old fashioned book to guide the way. These are our top five books for would-be craft beer aficionados.
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This Map Will Take You on the Same Road Trip in ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’

From Los Angeles to Las Vegas, this online map by charts the wild, psychedelic journey taken in Hunter S. Thompson's novel 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'. Mescalin not included.
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Fall Reading List: 10 Books to Read in October for Chills and Thrills

These 10 moody pieces of literature are the perfect way to enjoy the Halloween season. Ranging from Dante's Inferno to Stephen King's "Misery," some Edgar Allen Poe, and other haunting tales, these are the best books to add to your fall reading list.
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Jazz Legend Miles Davis’ Ferrari 308 Heads to Auction

Own a piece of music and automotive history, with Miles Davis' Ferrari 308 GTSi, which is up for auction now via with eBay and Beverly Hills Car Club. A portion of the proceeds will help the Grammy Foundation.
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Ever Heard of a Cigar Box Guitar? This Book Teaches You How to Build One.

Cigar box guitars are DIY instruments that are low on cost but big on sound, says author and musician Shane Speal in his new book, 'Making Poor Man's Guitars: Cigar Box Guitars, the Frying Pan Banjo, and Other DIY Instruments.'
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Channeling Hemingway’s Last Road Trip Through the New Buick Regal Avenir

Times do indeed change, but here are two things that never do: the call of the American road trip and a thoughtfully designed vehicle to take it in. We indulged in both while spinning through Michigan's wooded Charlevoix county, where we were treated to a first look at the new Buick Regal Avenir.
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Too Broke to Travel? Take a Virtual Vacation With This Summer Reading List.

Some of us work all summer and need to find inventive ways to travel. You can transport yourself to the Greek island of Rhodes or the modern streets of Berlin with a book on our summer reading list. They could be the inspiration for your next big vacation, but for now, settle into your couch.
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5 Boozy Books to Read this Summer

Your next beach read doesn’t have to be some cheap murder mystery. Choose a book about spirits, cocktails, and hard liquor instead. Our summer reading list includes 'Cocktails Across America' by Diane Lapis and Anne Peck-Davis, 'A Short History of Drunkenness' by Mark Forsyth, and more.
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Sink Your Teeth Into the Best Summer Barbecue Playlist

Through a series of complex, charbroiled experiments, we have calibrated the optimal BPM (beats per minute), vibe, and attitude needed to take your summer bbq playlist from genetically modified slumping to organic, farm-to-table bumping.
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Anthony Bourdain Taught Me More Than Just How to Travel and Eat

Anthony Bourdain is a legend. He is also the reason I was standing in a market across the world from where I lived, eating some of the best food of my life when I learned of his death.
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New Music Preview: Kamasi Washington, Neko Case, and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

What are we listening to this month? The new albums from groundbreaking saxophonist Kamasi Washington and indie rock star and New Pornographer Neko Case, plus the must hear debut full-length from Australia's Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.
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Def Leppard’s Got Their Own Beer Now

No foolin’ — you’re going to need more than a photograph of this new brew from Elysian Brewing Company. The Seattle-based brewery is ready to launch Def Leppard Pale, a beer as rockin' as its namesake.
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Get Folk-ed Up On Bob Dylan’s New Whiskey Line: Heaven’s Door Spirits

Folk singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, in partnership with Spirits Investment Partnership (SIP), has launched Heaven’s Door Spirits, a unique line of whiskey. This marks Dylan's first consumer brand partnership in over 50 years.
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These Cocktails Will Perfectly Pair With Some of Your Favorite Vinyl Records

In 'Booze & Vinyl' (Running Press, 2018), André Darlington and Tenaya Darlington offer cocktail and record pairings. Each duo is crafted to match the highs and lows of drink flavors with the tunes of the album.
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Puff, Puff, Playlist: The Best Songs About Weed

These dank, crystallized nuggets of herb-celebrating tunes have been hydroponically engineered to flow with your bud-induced buzz like THC-soaked butter. Our Spotify playlist of the best weed songs journeys through many genres, moods, and top-shelf hybrid strains.
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What Guys Should Wear to a Music Festival (That Isn’t Cheesy or Cheap)

Make your next music festival your most stylish yet with our guide to the best clothes and accessories for guys that don't look cheap or cheesy. No mesh shirts or bro-ho fringe, please.
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How Best to Fest: Music Festival Camping Tips and Gear

Freedom, great music, and good company are a recipe for one helluva weekend, but you want to make it back alive and intact. Here are some tips on how to camp at a music festival while keeping yourself and your belongings safe and clean in the process.
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4 Cocktail Recipes Inspired by Your Favorite Books

Adelaide's Bibliotheca Bar and Book Exchange shared some delicious cocktail recipes based on best-selling novels, including Harry Potter, Lolita, Don Quixote, and Memoirs of a Geisha.

Lil Yachty Chats Braids, Body Wash, and Being Yourself

We caught up with Lil Yachty to chat about his signature red hair, how he keeps up with his personal style, and his new work with Axe.
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Savannah Music Festival Unveils Signature Beer for 2018

The Savannah Music Festival has once again teamed up with local brewers Southbound Brewing Co. to craft a 2018 flagship beer. Meet Rollin’ & Tumblin’ Vol. 2., an update to the two brands' previous collaboration by the same name.
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Shaken and Stirred: A Mixologist’s Mixtape

This Spotify playlist has been mixed to provide maximum ambiance for all of your bartending and cocktail-sipping needs. It's on the lighter side of funkiness to help you get your head nodding and your wheels greased (without ever getting too crazy).
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New Music Preview: Franz Ferdinand, Belle and Sebastian, and Brandi Carlile

February 2018 has plenty of new album releases lined up, but the three we're most excited about are records from Franz Ferdinand, Belle and Sebastian, and Brandi Carlile.
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Grooming Playlist: Music to Help a Man Get Ready in the Morning

The Manual has whipped up the perfect playlist to serve as the soundtrack to your morning grooming routine, from the shower to the shave.
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7 Show-Stopping Cocktails to Sip While Watching the Grammy Awards

These Grammy Cocktails will make any party an award-winner.
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‘Baby Driver’ Star Ansel Elgort Teases EP (and Jamie Fox Thinks It’s Fire)

Ansel Elgort teased the music video of his new EP 'Supernova' via Instagram, and even Jamie Fox agrees it's straight fire.
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Travel Playlist: Tunes to Listen to While on the Move

This playlist was designed to soothe one's soul while traveling (particularly the airborne variety) during the initial two and a half hours of your journey.
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Sofar Sounds Brings the Magic Back to Live Music with Secret Concerts

Frustrated by the experience of going to a modern concert venue? Sofar Sounds organizes intimate shows with focused audiences around the globe.
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New Music Preview: Calexico, Cadence Weapon, and First Aid Kit

January 2018 has plenty of new album releases lined up, but the three we're most excited about are records from Calexico, Cadence Weapon, and First Aid Kit.

Music to Cook to: A Contemplative Culinary Playlist

Listening to music while working your culinary magic provides the same joy as a meal paired with the perfect wine. Here's our ultimate cooking playlist.
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New Music Preview: Mavis Staples, Morrissey, and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

The three most exciting records of November 2017 are coming from Mavis Staples, Morrissey, and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings.
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These Swanky Black and Copper Klipsch Speakers Look as Good as They Sound

If you're looking to upgrade your sound system, you need to consider the Klipsch Reference Theater Pack, a balance between high-quality sound and design.
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The Replacements’ Newest Album is a Blast from the Past

'For Sale: Live at Maxwell's 1986' captures an amazing performance from The Replacements — the first time the concert is available in high quality audio.
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Ditch the Cords with Shure’s New Noise-Isolating Wireless Earbuds

Shure has merged its noise-isolating tech with the wireless earbud trend to introduce two new pairs of Bluetooth headphones: the SE112 and SE 125.
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Avoid the Overpriced Beer and Watch the Austin City Limits Music Festival Here Instead

Not everyone can attend the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Thankfully, Red Bull TV is offering an ACL festival live stream of weekend one (October 6-8).
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Cold Specks Opens Up on Her Third Album, ‘Fool’s Paradise’

On Cold Speck's third album, 'Fool's Paradise,' Somali-Canadian artist Ladan Hussein constructs a new sound from the elements of her previous two LPs.
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Yamaha R-N803 Wireless Receiver is For Digital and Analog Audiophiles Alike

Get the high-resolution audio setup that your music collection deserves with the newly launched Yamaha R-N803 wireless stereo receiver.
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Heart, Humor, and Punk Rock on A Giant Dog’s Latest Album ‘Toy’

A Giant Dog's fourth album, Toy (Merge), finds the quintet honing its sound into brief but but boisterous gems filled with humor and genuine emotion.
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Indie Rock Trio, Rainer Maria, Returns after Eleven Years with the Blazing and Brilliant ‘S/T’

Indie rock/emo trio Rainer Maria reunites for 'S/T' (Polyvinyl), its first album in eleven years, following a the band's 2006 break-up.
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Broken Social Scene Returns from Hiatus with ‘Hug of Thunder’

Hug of Thunder, Broken Social Scene's first album since 2010, finds the group's music as bright as ever. Have a listen here.
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Lollapalooza 2017: Our Must See Artists

Lollapalooza 2017 happens August 3-6. Check out The Manual's list of the top five must See artists for Chicago's biggest summer music festival.

Waxahatchee’s Fourth Album, ‘Out in the Storm,’ Finds Katie Crutchfield Reawakened

Katie Crutchfield reflects on the aftermath of a failed relationship on Waxahatchee's fourth album, Out in the Storm (Merge Records)
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Olivia Chaney & The Decemberists Celebrate Traditional British Folk Music As Offa Rex

Olivia Chaney and The Decemberists join forces as Offa Rex and bring a touch of psychedelia to traditional British folk music.
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Bedouine Fills Her Self-Titled Debut With Laurel Canyon-esque Country-Folk

Bedouine, AKA Azniv Korkejian's country-folk music is informed by her nomadic childhood from Aleppo, Syria to Kentucky, Texas, Georgia, and finally LA.
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The Stryde 360 is a Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Perfect for Summer

Whether a day at the beach, an evening in the park, or a weekend camping, Braven Audio's Stryde 360 Bluetooth speaker is equipped to handle it all.
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Portugal. The Man’s Eighth Album “Woodstock” Adds More Pop Influence to the Mix

Portugal. The Man's new album finds the band adding a new Top 40 element to its psych pop-rock sound and featuring a variety of sounds and guests.
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Fleet Foxes Take a Successful, Proggy Turn on Their Third Album, ‘Crack-Up’

Fleet Foxes third album, titled 'Crack-Up' and released on June 16—finds Robin Pecknold and co. making an introspective and proggy turn to great success.
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New Music: Tanzania Albinism Collective

In African, those with Albinism are often killed for their body parts considered magical. The Tanzania Albinism Collective offers them refuge through song.

Argentine Juana Molina’s Album ‘Halo’ Draws Universal Rhythms from Our Collective Unconscious

On her seventh album, Juana Molina uses hypnotic rhythms, timbral explorations, and electronics to create a deeply human album.
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David Byrne-Founded Label Releases ‘The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda’

Luaka Bop, in collaboration with Alice Coltrane's children, has curated a collection of the late musician's spiritual music.