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Today in Gear: March 26, 2015

A Porsche-designed hard drive, Italian leather watch pouches, aerospace-grade titanium combs and more.

Everything you need to know, nothing you don't

How to Buy an Espresso Machine

Buying the proper equipment for great espresso at home shouldn't be intimidating.


A Gentleman's Car Armed with American Power

The Jensen Interceptor took Italian design, infused it with British luxury and armed it American power.


Reading 2.0

Here are the best apps for perusing literature and news on your tablet or smartphone.


Avalanche Survival Gear

In the US, avalanches kill an average of 28 people each year. This is the gear that helps save lives.

On the Docket

Hawaii's Surfing Heyday

Catching waves in the 1970s.

20 American Movie Theaters Projecting Film

Temples to a dying medium.

Grandmothers Still Buy Jerzy Dudek Drinks

Talking soccer and fame with Liverpool's legendary goalkeeper.

Ducati's Scrambler is an Entry-Level Winner

A new bike for a new direction.

Go Electric for a Better Smile

5 electric options to help you brush better.

A New Fit for an Old Icon

Levi's 501 CT are a new take on timeless denim.

Make Tajarin Alla Carbonara, Win Hearts

This pasta recipe is ready to impress.

A Post-War Coupe for the People

VW's small sporty car was born at just the right time.

The Caribbean's Last Secret

Why this minuscule island is a little-known paradise.

Lose the Bags with Proper Eye Skincare

Exhaustion isn't a good look.

Osprey's Anti-Gravity Suspension System Is a Back-Saver

Turning comfort upside down.


Living a Ghost Story in Papua New Guinea


In Papua New Guinea, tribal warfare is still common. Will McGough watched a reenactment of one of the country's greatest -- and most haunting -- underdog stories in person.

Everything in Moderation

Elements: Spring Forward


Spring is here. Embrace the best season with everything from furniture to a one-off Land Rover.

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Everything you need to know, nothing you don't

How to Buy an Espresso Machine

Espresso is so the new moonshine. But this brew doesn't run through slipshod copper stills or spend time fermenting in claw-foot tubs. Instead, amateurs and connoisseurs alike utilize beautiful, complicated and completely legal kitchen countertop machinery to whip up and drip out high-grade buzz that people pay good money to sip.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: March 23, 2015

A lightweight backpack from Dyer & Jenkins, the insulated beer cup for summer, a ceremonial-grade tea set to make matcha at home and more.

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What to See, Read and Hear

This Week in Culture: March 21, 2015

The country watches Robert Durst's decline in real time, Internet Explorer starts to die, Nintendo is finally coming to mobile devices and March Madness gets underway.

Old Material, New Tricks

Elements: Glass

There's only so much you can say about one of the most ubiquitous manmade things on Earth, but glass is kind of a big deal. These are 12 great uses of it.

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Forty-year-old waves and memories

An Old Surfer’s Hawaii Heyday, in Film

In Hawaii during the late 1970s, after the last of the night’s parties and music and campfires had died down, Ballard Trent Edwards V would strap a massive longboard to the roof of his VW Fastback and drive to the beach.

Shooting Lomography's Lomo'Instant

The Toy Camera that’s Helping to Keep Film Alive

The Lomo'Instant camera goes beyond other instant cameras with its range of creative controls and add-ons while still appealing to a new generation of analog photographers just looking for a start shooting film.