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This Week in Culture: August 1, 2014

Interstellar’s Epic Trailer Several new trailers have just been released, but the most exciting of the lot has to be for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Prepare yourself for Matthew McConaughey’s southern drawl and the truly epic visuals we’ve come to expect from Nolan’s films.
Comic Book Guys To celebrate the release of Guardians of the Galaxy, the guys over at the A.V. Club are dedicating a week’s worth of content to comics. Check out the site if you want to learn about how true Spider-Man was to it’s source material and why Artists and Models is like a moving comic book.
The Future Of Iced Coffee? There’s nothing we love more than iced coffee during the summer. (OK, maybe some whisky, sipped the right way.) While some companies are beginning to offer bottles of their brews nationwide, are they compromising their drink’s flavor? It’s possible that Blue Bottle’s New Orleans Iced Coffee keeps its artisanal quality while becoming available to the masses.
The Swinging King Of The Polo Iced tea and lemonade magnate Arnold Palmer was more than just a golfer; he was the absolute king of rocking the polo shirt. Abercrombie wearing poseurs can only dream of replicating Arnie’s signature look.
This Film May Not Be Suitable For Adults So far, 2014’s top grossing films are all child oriented, remakes or sequels. Original, adult oriented films aren’t necessarily going the way of the dodo bird — big-budget, commercially driven films are just being written to be more universal.
Up In The Air It’s been five years since their tandem jump went wrong, but Dave Hartsock and Shirley Dygert have remained close friends after surviving their skydiving accident.
The Pack Is Back The messenger bag may have been the pack of choice for men for the last few years, but thanks to the help of guys like Ryan Gosling and a relaxation of dress codes, stylish backpacks are becoming a popular choice for men.
38 Soundtracks That Made It To The Top It’s been 30 years since Purple Rain sat at the top of the Billboard 200 album charts, but it wasn’t the only movie soundtrack to hit No. 1. Vulture lists 38 movie and TV soundtracks that made it to the top.
Bringing An Icon Back To Life There is perhaps no greater icon in aviation than the Boeing 747. The restoration of the RA001, the first 747 ever built, is fitting.
Who’s The Man? From the Spaghetti Western cowboy to the modern superhero, Hollywood has had a huge impact when it comes to defining modern masculinity.
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