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Friday, April 18th
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What to See, Read and Hear

This Week in Culture: April 18, 2014

This Week in Culture: Pulitzer Prizes, a New Age bullshit generator, a whole lot of robots and more.

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First-Round Draught Picks: The Five Best Growlers

For a minimal investment, growlers open up a whole world of local microbrews and draught beers that can be enjoyed on your own schedule. Get in on the action with five of the best.

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Love, Hate and Caramel Waterfalls

Letters to GP: April 2014

You guys really like to write. We’re talking real letters here, longer and broader in scope and, in a few cases, more passionate than we’ve ever received before.

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Short and Sweet

Five New Short Story Collections to Read Now

Thanks to contemporary authors like George Saunders and Jennifer Egan, short stories have recently been getting the attention they deserve. Here are five more authors who honor the form.

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Keep calm and read on

100 Essential Reads: The Definitive Men’s Library

From the Archives: Selecting the 100 best books for men requires some audacity — but so does hitting a good tee shot or giving a toast, and we like those things fine.

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Today in Gear: April 18, 2014

Today in Gear we examine Philips’s laser-guided beard trimmer, a transforming Raven lawn mower, Arnette prescription frames, organic whey powder, a Chrome remote desktop for mobile and an easy solution for popped tires.

Thursday, April 17th
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Everyday Carry Essentials: The Flashlight

You think your smartphone can light your way in a pinch — until you’re alone and the library’s/church’s/old cabin’s/hospital morgue’s circuit breaker trips. Avoid learning the hard way and check out Everyday Carry‘s guide to the best EDC flashlights. They’ve put together a list of eight small-but-mighty suggestions that are bound to come to the rescue one of these days.

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Embrace your baggage

The 10 Best Daypacks for Every Adventure

While the lifetime warrantee on your North Face pack from grammar school is meant to be honored, there’s something to be said for retiring before things unravel. Today’s daypacks will haul your climbing gear or your laptop over mountains and through airports. These are our favorites.

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Proving Big-Brand Isn't Bad

Tested: Under Armour Speedform Apollo

Under Armour takes its first shot at a race-weight running shoe with the Speedform Apollo. We took a pair for a spin to see how they stack up.

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Breckenridge's New Expansion Wows

Photo Essay: Capturing Peak Six on Film

By HENRY PHILLIPS
Photo by H.P.

More than 50 years in the making, the 540-acre Peak 6 opened on Christmas Day, 2013, bringing a fantastic mix of terrain that fills a surprising gap in Breckenridge’s arsenal. The new terrain offers some of the only above-treeline skiing for intermediates in the country and even more of Breck’s famous expert terrain. There was no doubt that we had to give it a test — strictly for investigative reasons, of course.

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Light shoes, fast hikes

The Best Hiking Shoes for 2014

If you’re traveling light and fast in the mountains or just need something to walk the local trail system, you can skip a full-fledged hiking boot in favor of a hiking shoe. These are our five favorites.

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Chasing Sun in the Southwest

Photo Essay: Running the Zion Traverse

Mountaineer and ultra runner Ben Clark shares photos from his single-day run across Zion National Park, also known as the Zion Traverse.

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Off the treadmill, off the road

Switchback Sprinters: 10 Best Trail Running Shoes

From the Archives: After a long day at the office, pounding pavement is just more work. Get in a pair of trail running shoes and get off road.

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Today in Gear: April 17, 2014

Today in gear, we examine the “edgier” new Camry, Nocs’ improved earbuds, charred moonshine, Google’s stand alone camera app, reusable BBQ sheets, and Sonic Edition’s new print collection with Freemans Sporting Club.

Wednesday, April 16th
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Why choose when you can have both?

Twice the Device: Tracking the Rise of the 2-in-1

Sick of juggling multiple device? You’re not alone. So called 2-in-1s can offer the best-of-both-worlds solution, combining the productivity of a laptop with the fun and convenience of a tablet. Check out our video for a rundown of this growing new gadget category and start plotting your new streamlined future today.

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