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This Week in Gear: April 13 – 17

A look back at an entire week's worth of gear.

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An Orthopedic Surgeon Answers

Why Beaches and Barefoot Running Shouldn't Be Mixed

Thinking about running on the beach this summer? Consider the risks first.


14 Amazing Beach Escapes on Airbnb

The summer home you always wanted, minus the mortgage.


Are Traditional Turkish Shoes the Next Trend?

Why a particular Turkish slipper is making a comeback in a new silhouette and under a new name.


Shades of Tennis Royalty in Miami

The purple courts of the Miami Masters have become an iconic symbol of the South Florida tournament, which draws a roster of tennis stars every year.

On the Docket

5 Stogies for the Backyard BBQ

Billowing fragrant smoke.

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.

The Story Behind Craft's Most Important Beer

Defining the American Craft Lager


The American craft lager is primed for a renaissance. Now: what exactly is it?

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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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.

Four Lists You Missed

Rugged Bluetooth Speakers
Because the music must go on.
The 7 Watches of Summer 2015
Because your Patek's too precious.
6 Computer Monitors to Boost Productivity
Because you need more room to work.
The 10 Best Grills of 2015
Because they make everything taste better.

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Earlier This Week

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.

What's New, Now

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.

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.


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.