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Monday, October 13th
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America's Sportscar On Its Home Turf

The C7 Corvette from Assembly Line To Redline

By HENRY PHILLIPS
Photo by HENRY PHILLIPS

The million-square-foot Bowling Green Assembly Plant boasts little in the way of natural light, the handful of skylights the only hints of life outside the floor. Well, the skylights and WDNS 93 FM, which isn’t too informative but at least strums “Jessie’s Girl” through the door assembly area.

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Battle of the Bruisers

Want This, Get This: Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 5023 or Bremach T-Rex

From the Archives: For the fortunate few who need to do serious work in a serious world (or for those with big amounts of extra coin laying around), there are two serious players at opposite ends of the cost spectrum: the Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5000 and the Bremach T-Rex. Whether it’s off-road adventure, payload hauling or search and rescue, both mean business.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: October 13, 2014

Today in Gear: Mr. Bean’s coffee scrub, the new Raen x Poler sunglasses collection, Samsung’s new curved monitor and more and more.

Sunday, October 12th
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The Week's Best Writing

In Case You Missed It: October 5 – October 12

Our best articles from the last few weeks. Just in case, ya know, you missed them: an interview with an ironman legend, South American skiing, a Brooklyn hustler, Tel Aviv nightlife and more.

Saturday, October 11th
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The Gear You Missed

This Week in Gear: October 6 – 10

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

Friday, October 10th
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The Everest of Sailing

The Boats, Crew and Route of the Around-the-World Volvo Ocean Race

In the past decade, the Volvo Ocean Race has seen boats dismasted and sunk, sailors break bones and lose teeth — and in one tragedy, a Dutch crew member washed overboard and was killed. It’s no wonder the race is called the “Everest of sailing”. Here’s a primer on the latest edition Volvo Ocean Race, beginning October 11, 2014.

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Volvo's flagship, reborn

Meet the New Face of Volvo

We meet the 2016 Volvo XC90 — the face of the new Volvo right down to the new, getting-down-to-business logo.

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The Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Ocean Racer

To the Victor, an IWC Chronograph

IWC has created a commemorative timepiece for the Volvo Ocean Race, which will also to serve as motivation for the competing teams since it happens to be the prize for the winner of the coveted “24 Hour Record”. Here are the details.

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It's Time to Break the Last Male Grooming Taboo

Are Facials For Men?

Getting pampered in a Brooklyn barbershop proves a revealing — and refreshing — experience.

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What to see, read and hear

This Week in Culture: October 10, 2014

This Week in Culture: the Nobel Prize in Literature, Vice’s guide to intimidation, a new Ghostbusters movie, a new Twin Peaks show, Obama addresses the millennials and the search for time travelers.

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Master your domain like never before

5 Essentials for the Well-Connected Home

The next frontier for mobile devices and connected technology is all about the physical domain. Phrases like “smart home” and “the internet of things” are creeping into our collective vocabulary; can those lofty ideas really change your life? Considering the advanced features offered by smart home essentials, and the answer should be obvious.

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Breaking Air in an Infinite Playground

Viewfinder: The Sounds of Paragliding

When he first started jumping off cliffs, Théo de Blic probably thought girls had cooties. Now a seasoned vet, the young Frenchman is breaking ground by performing spectacular acrobatic maneuvers in the air. Watch and listen here.

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When In Russia...

10 Best Russian Imperial Stouts

From the Archives: Although they’re monstrously strong and typically expensive, Russian Imperial Stouts push the flavor intensity spectrum, offering a look at the sultry, heady, muscly side of beer. For those willing to experiment, they offer a variety of smells, flavors and textures found in few other styles of beer.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: October 10, 2014

Today in Gear: Wishbone kids bikes, HTC’s new Desire Eye, the Betabrand Germinator Transit Jacket and more.

Thursday, October 9th
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Instead of Gatorade and Gu, Chianti and Lardo

Postcard: Roadside Assistance, Italian Style

1:00 p.m. CEST | Gaiole in Chianti, Italy — Actually, we’re something like 30 miles outside Gaiole in Chianti. Jeff‘s seat tube keeps falling, which makes sense because we’re riding pre-1987 road racing bikes as L’Eroica requires, and the mechanic had reamed his tube (the bike’s) something serious to get the seat post into it yesterday.