Best of 2015

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Best of 2015: Instagram

A look back at our best Instagram photos of 2015 — which captured everything from hiking in Patagonia to surfing the greens on a Golfboard.

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Wanna Know What We Think?

Best of 2015: Strong Opinions

A look back at the opinions and essays on GP in 2015 -- from reading Bond to driving a sports car, slowly to the last day of the last sheet music company in New York City.

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Capturing Life, Around the Globe

Best of 2015: Original Films

A look back at the films we shot in 2015 — from a strong assertion about who we are to what makes a good business card.

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Ready to Learn?

Best of 2015: How-Tos

A look back at the best in GP know-it-all-ery throughout 2015 -- from simply cleaning your bike to leaving your job gracefully.

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New Shit, Brought to Light

Best of 2015: Profiles and Interviews

A look back at the those people, places, sports and companies our writers profiled in 2015 — from two preeminent rock climbers to an ex-journalist-turned-brewer-extraordinaire.

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Tests, Reviews and Reports

Best of 2015: Gear Writing

A look back at the best our gear reviewers wrote over the course of 2015 — from a collage of patinated classics, to a trio of backcountry favorites, to headphones that span a generation.

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Love Letters to Our Favorite Gear of 2015

Staff Pick: Allied Maker Dome Table Lamp

Because despite its hefty price tag, it's the perfect lamp for everyday use — and a source of personal pride.

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Love Letters to Our Favorite Gear of 2015

Staff Pick: Fallout 4

Because nothing beats waking up on a lazy Sunday and killing an hour or two exploring downtown, post-apocalyptic Boston, with no objectives or timers.

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The Year's Most Powerful Pages

The 15 Best Books of 2015

The books — memoir, fiction, poetry, short stories — that represent the creative crop of 2015.

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All Told, Worth 15,000 Words

Best of 2015: Photography

A look back at the best of GP's photography over 2015 — from the beauty of mis-exposed film in the Swiss Alps to stunning images of the American West's largest wildfires.

Dig In

Best of 2015: Food and Drink

A look back at the best our food writers served up over the course of 2015 — from an accidental oyster farmer to beer label (and menu) design.

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Love Letters to Our Favorite Gear of 2015

Staff Pick: Sony A7RII

Because crisp, clear and gorgeous shots of Manhattan from the window of a business-class seat is no small feat.

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Nerding Out at Its Best

Best of 2015: Technology

A look back at the best our tech writers spun up over the course of 2015 — from testing the best electric car in the world to a 10-player arcade cabinet that's changing gaming.

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Shopping Smart

Best of 2015: Buying Guides

A look back at the best buying guides of 2015 -- from to camera film to pomades to engagement rings -- that told just as much about the buyer as the products.

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Love Letters to Our Favorite Gear of 2015

Staff Pick: The Davek Solo Umbrella

Because it fits in any bag I own, it's got one-button functionality, it's windproof and it's lifetime guaranteed.

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Love Letters to Our Favorite Gear of 2015

Staff Pick: Adidas Asym Golf Shoes

Because every time I wear them, I remember that these were the shoes I was wearing when I shook Jason Day's hand.

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Love Letters to Our Favorite Gear of 2015

Staff Pick: Galaxy Note 5

Because one simple feature made the smartphone finally fit into everyday life.

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Grab a Coffee and Settle in

Best of 2015: Longform Storytelling

A look back at those deep dives on everything from the eroding of a beach town's social structure, the making of a low-budget action movie, and the plight facing wildfire fighters in the American West.

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Checking the Year's Mileage

Best of 2015: Cars, Motorcycles and More

A look back at the best our auto writers revved up over the course of 2015 -- from dragging a knee on a superbike to visiting Cadillac's engine-building factory.

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