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Truly Escaping During Summer

Your Summer Reading List: Fiction Books

A girl slowly joins a fictional version of the Manson family; a son tracks down the life story of his estranged mother; a terrorist is disappointed with his latest bombing.

Sharks, Architecture, Graphic Novels and more

This Year’s Great New Coffee Table Books

A list of the best books of the last six months, and a few that are coming this summer, to ensure that the waiting area of your life will never be boring.

Celebrating the Culinary World's Top Storytelling

The 15 Best Cookbooks of 2015

Required reading for any home cook trying to up their culinary game.

Restaurant Issue
PAGE TURNERS

30 Photography Books for Everyday Inspiration

We've updated our list of essential photography books with 10 new selections to help broaden your photographic horizons, or at the very least spark some compelling conversation around the coffee table.

Film Issue
Big Game, Big Words

Killing Words: Hunting Literature’s Best

Hunting dates back to our early ancestors, and has inspired art and literature since. These great reads will introduce you to the world lived and loved by sportsmen.

Sportsman Issue
Fundamental techniques for grilling

Grilling Basics from The Meat Hook Butcher Shop

Whether you have a cheaper grill or a top-dollar wood-fired jam, one thing should be made clear: grills don’t cook steaks by themselves. Tom Mylan, owner of The Meat Hook in Brooklyn, NY, explains in this excerpt from his book.

The Magnum Opus of Grilling

The Dish: The Man Steak

Comprised of the sirloin with all of its various muscles intact (including the tenderloin), the Man Steak is a beautiful thing to behold. Tom Mylan, owner of The Meat Hook, a whole animal butcher shop in Brooklyn, NY, shares a recipe for one from his cookbook.

Read Free or Die

Roundup: 5 Books about the White Mountains

What New Hampshire lacks in acreage it makes up in personality: the Granite State was the first to break away from the British; it holds the first presidential primary; and the state motto is, audaciously, “Live Free or Die”. The state’s soul resides in the White Mountain National Forest, more than 750,000 acres of rugged trails and backcountry. It’s a fine place to hike, as we did in our story about the huts of the White Mountains. Want a more comprehensive education? Consider picking up one of these books.

Buying Guide
More Than Just Coffee Table Fodder

30 Awe-Inspiring Photography Books

This list of our favorite photography books represents an attempt, however incomplete, to reseat the photo book in its rightful place alongside the Scarface posters Warhols lining your walls. We wouldn't call it a compendium of the greatest photographers or a comprehensive survey of the medium -- it's just a few selections to help broaden your photographic horizons, or at the very least spark some compelling conversation around the coffee table.

Buying Guide
Take a break from all that pedaling

Riding Reads: 10 Great Cycling Books

Cycling and writing have a funny relationship. Look up any pro or experienced cyclist these days and they’ll likely have a blog to vent about anything and everything. Look a little further back in time and you’ll find millions of battered Moleskine notebooks filled with training logs and racing notes. The fact is, the sport houses an excellent library of both training guides and some genuinely compelling prose. In honor of our Cycling Issue, we've picked our 10 favorite reads in the genre.

Cycling Issue
Go here first, then kick the bucket

Excerpts from Bucket List Bars, A Jetsetting Drinker’s Almanac

Dr. Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree make a great point in the introduction to Bucket List Bars: Historic Saloons, Pubs and Dives of America ($17): travelers all too often settle for the first pub, bar or saloon they see and are subsequently faced with aloof service, microwaved grub and a beer list straight from a frat house party. No more, they declare. Their collection of watering holes -- though with its faults -- provides at the very least a superb starting place for the thirsty traveler. Read on for our full review and excerpts from the book.

Your Official Summer Reading List

10 Great Summer Reads

Imagine with us: You've just left work on a sultry Friday, and damn do you feel good. Why? Because it's summer, for one, and you're off for a weekend, or a long weekend, or a week even, if your boss isn't a Nazi and your job still includes that sweet rarity, "vacation time". But no one's around to hang, which is fine -- it's relaxation time, baby. What better way to enjoy the weather (without sweating) than a summer read? We've got 10 great picks for every type of reader, right here.

Summer Preview

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