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Friday, November 28th
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The Original Barrel Aged Beer

Tasting the Full 2014 Bourbon County Stout Line

If you heard Goose Island Beer Co. was coming into town with their upcoming Black Friday release of their Bourbon County Stout lineup, which features some of the most coveted beers brewed in the US, you’d expect a little fanfare. But when Mike Siegel, innovations manager for Goose Island, carried the lineup in for tasting, it was at room temperature and accompanied by little plastic cups, the sort any corner store would carry.

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Embrace interruptions

Viewfinder: Tony Anderson

In many work environments, people undervalue human interaction; some even view it as a distraction. This short documentary follows composer Tony Anderson, who is drawn out of working in complete isolation by a longtime friend.

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Shaming Your Old Man's Pop-Up

7 Best Off-Road Trailers

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Old School and Off Road

7 Classic Adventure Vehicles

Steep slopes, muddy trails, river crossings and scree slopes turn a garden variety trip into a journey. Adrenaline junkies, take note: off-road excursions are just as exciting as transcontinental road trips, if not more so. Set yourselves up with any of these great vintage off-road adventure cars and you’ll see why.

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Northern Roads Affair

1,000 Miles of British Columbia on 2 Wheels

A fork in the road. Rarely in life does the metaphorical appear in such literal form. Yet there it was, and there we were. Twelve dust-covered motorcyclists on a journey through British Columbia’s beautiful northern interior, faced squarely with two paths and three options: left, right or turn around. This is where the riding stopped and the adventure began.

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It's Never Too Cold

Kit: Winter Running

It’s not like getting up for that pre-work run was easy during the summer or fall. Now it’s pitch black, relentlessly cold and the streets are covered with ice, snow and salt. But a brisk jog before sunrise is a one-way ticket to a fulfilling day, not to mention a long winter of staying fit despite a dining regimen of braised short ribs and mashed potatoes. The right gear will keep you warm, dry and, most importantly, stable when the ground beneath you isn’t.

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Full Contact High

10 Best Snow Tires

American drivers are starting to learn something Europeans have known for a long time: winter tires do wonders for traction in snow, slush and ice. The extra edge in slippery acceleration, braking and steering is worth the hassle of swapping rubber with the seasons. We researched top-performing winter tires for various types of vehicles to compile this ultimate list of winter treads for your car, truck, SUV or sports car.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: November 28, 2014

Today in Gear: The Mandrake fixed-gear bicycle, Epaulet’s collaboration bomber jacket, a GPS dog collar and more.

Thursday, November 27th
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Keep Calm and Read On

100 Best Books for Men

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. We figured the best way to do an honest job of it was to imagine ourselves as audience members: What do we want to read? The answer we discovered, after some hemming and hawing, was simply something we’ll enjoy.

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Shelf Life

500 Best Movies For Men

Stuffing, football, and a damn good action flick — these are the things that define Thanksgiving. We’ve got 500 of the best films, ripe for the pickin’.

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Really, You Can't Miss

144 Perfect Christmas Gifts for Every Man

Gifts for the mixologist, driver, chef, designer, outdoorsman, mediaphile, sharp dresser, DIY-er, globetrotter, athlete, adventurer, and techie. We’ve got it covered.

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Hot Coffee, Unburnt Crotch

5 Best Commuter Travel Mugs

Life seems to get difficult quick if you can’t bring your coffee with you; but if you spill, your treasured drink can become a mortal enemy. Nobody wants that. The solution is a great travel mug — one that keeps your coffee hot, your sips accessible and your crotch free of searing pain and disappointment. Finding the best mug for your cup holder (or mesh slot on your favorite backpack) isn’t as easy as you’d think, but we’ve gone ahead and done it anyway, because hell, it’s the Fortnight of Coffee. Here’s five great mugs, ranging from 12 to 17 ounces, for the backcountry hippie to the sharply dressed office warrior.

Wednesday, November 26th
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Is That Half-Off Slingbox Worth It?

Decrypted: Blacked Out Friday

It’s that time again. No, not Thanksgiving. That time of wasted money, squandered vacation time, dishonored holidays, and tramplings: Black Friday. This year, ask yourself: Why?

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Just Try and Stay Out of The Red

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Stay home, avoid getting pepper-sprayed over a discounted 42-inch Panasonic, check out the best blacked-out gear on Black Friday.

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Because Pumpkins Have Peaked

Six Fall Liqueurs for Better Fall Cocktails

Don’t be the guy who brings pumpkin spice vodka to a Friendsgiving gathering. Buck the yoke of that pumpkin carriage this year with these six autumnal liqueurs and recipes.