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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65 events that shouldn't be missed

The Best Festivals in America

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

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The Perfect Ice Cream Sundae

Is it possible that olive oil, strawberries and thyme make the ultimate ice cream sundae? We tried it to find out.

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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

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.

A Gin Mojito, Need We Say More?

How to Make: The South Side Cocktail

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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.

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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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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Four Lists You Missed

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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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The 10 Best Grills of 2015
Because they make everything taste better.

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Earlier This Week

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.

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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.

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.

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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.