The Briefing

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: April 21, 2015

The new Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket, Nike’s tour-exclusive putter, a portable keyboard by Logitech and more.

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The Best Fly Fishing Lodges in New Zealand

A Fisherman's Eldorado

These lodges are more than headquarters amid some of the world's top fly fishing -- they're destinations all by themselves.

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How to Make the Perfect Flat White

Invented in Australia, pioneered and perfected in New Zealand, the flat white embodies the spirit of New Zealand's budding coffee culture.

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Music Festival Essentials

This isn't Woodstock, and it's not the club. Festival gear is hardy, versatile and subdued — you're there for the music, man, not the scene.

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Aaron Franklin Is the Crown Prince of Texas 'Cue

Everyone in Texas agrees: Aaron Franklin is making some of the best brisket on earth.

On the Docket

The Crown Prince of Texas 'Cue

Aaron Franklin is a BBQ Wunderkind.

Tropical Beer is So Damn Good

A love letter to a warm vacation's overlooked treasure.

Master the One-Grill Meal

5 courses. 1 grill. No dishes.

Can Lincoln Make the Continental Cool Again?

The concept is promising, but is it a rip-off?

The Perfect Summer Shirt You Aren't Wearing -- Yet

It's time to chop the sleeves.

Chasing Bone Fish in Puerto Rico

The quest for fly fishing's wiliest game.

An Answer to Smartphone Privacy

The Blackphone 2 is unlike any other mobile device.

This Guy Fixes Jameson's Whiskey Barrels

Watch a master cooper at work.

Camping in California's Underexplored Islands

The west coast's hidden treasure.

5 Watch Straps for Summer

Spruce up your wrist.

What to Read This Summer

Besides GP, of course.

Consider Your Weekends Booked

America's Best Festivals

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Summer is about getting out. So to cap off our 2015 Summer Preview, we've updated our Best American Festivals guide with 15 new must-do events, new photos and more.

Forget hotels

14 Amazing Beach Escapes on Airbnb

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The summer cottages, houses, cabins and villas you always wanted, minus the mortgage.

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Latest Stories

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Rugged Bluetooth Speakers
Because the music must go on.
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The 7 Watches of Summer 2015
Because your Patek's too precious.
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10 Slip-ons & Espadrilles for Summer
Because it's too hot to tie anything.
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Houseplants You (Probably) Won't Kill
Because greenery helps.

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Earlier This Week

What's New, Now

Today in Gear, New Zealand Edition: April 20, 2015

From a country bountiful in natural resources, here are a few of the most exciting products you’ll find coming out of New Zealand, including a Merino wool henley, a quirky new photo app for your smartphone, skin-saving sunscreen and more.

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What to see, read and hear

This Week in Culture: April 18, 2015

The first teaser of Batman v Superman, a second for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the national championship for fastest crossword completion and an oral history of the 1990s Orlando Magic.

Alpine Lakes, Majestic Waterfalls, Strong Spirits

Lands Afar, a New Zealand Travel Guide

We traveled to New Zealand this winter to see what adventure looks like on the opposite side of the planet, making our way from the culture-rich North Island to the sparsely populated, adventure-rich South Island.

A Gin Mojito, Need We Say More?

How to Make: The South Side Cocktail

Opinions are split over who invented the South Side -- but everyone agrees that it's delicious. Laura Lashley of The Breslin demonstrates how to make one.

An Offshore Account

Diving Belize, Seeking Decompression

After a long, fairly uneventful dive on an unnamed reef in South Water Caye, Captain Malcolm steered toward us toward a small, distant island. As we drew closer, I could make out a few small boats and some activity on the beach. Then came the distinctive smell: barbecue.

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Today in Gear: April 16, 2015

The first eyewear collection from Acne Studios in France, a crease-resistant suit from Suit Supply, a hand-made cycle from Shinola and more.

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Think Globally, Drink Locally

On the Joys of Tropical Beer

One of the sublime joys of a tropical vacation is the beer. The ones that come in brown bottles with peeling labels and caps that you knock off on the edge of a table. Beers with names like Belikin, Polar, Banks, Sands, Sol, Belashi, Kalik or Three Coins.

Sheer Lunacy

The Moonphase Watch, Explained

A moonphase watch reminds us that we’re all just spinning through space on this pale blue dot, orbited by a glowing rock, mere cogs in a bigger clockwork. Here's how it works.

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Master the One-Grill Meal

The "One Grill Meal" isn't a challenging culinary proposition. In fact, outside of skillet cooking it's about as simple of a trick as they come. And whether your have propane or charcoal it's a pretty damn simple affair and about as American as it gets.