New Investigative Seven-Part Serial on the World’s Most Notorious Criminal Is Texture’s First Original Content Sponsorship
NEW YORK –March 8, 2016– Texture, the premier app for exceptional magazine content, is partnering with The Atavist Magazine, a digital-only publication dedicated to longform storytelling, to sponsor a groundbreaking new weekly series called The Mastermind.
Beginning this week, Texture users will get an exclusive first look at TheAtavist Magazine’s seven-part weekly serial on Paul Calder Le Roux, an international crime kingpin turned government informant. The one-time computer programmer built a ruthless internet-enabled global cartel that trafficked in cocaine, diamond, gold and gun-running schemes. He sold technology to rogue states and has been implicated in the murders of at least half a dozen people from Brazil to the Philippines. His decades long terror spree unraveled when intrepid D.E.A. agents in Minneapolis began investigating a digital prescription drug scam that would eventually reveal a connection to the master criminal. That six-year investigation led to Le Roux’s 2012 arrest in Liberia and his startling appearance in a Minneapolis courtroom on March 2.
Atavist editor in chief Evan Ratliff has been tracking this story for over two years, reporting on Le Roux’s crimes and the outlandish ways he eluded capture. His series, The Mastermind, charts Le Roux’s rise from ingenious programmer to global crime boss and how, after his arrest, he became a U.S. informant for the D.E.A.
“At Atavist Magazine, we specialize in telling original stories in a way that is enthralling to today’s digital readers,” says Ratliff. “I have been all over the world tracking the characters in The Mastermind. With Le Roux’s appearance in court last week, we’re finally ready to share a tale about the new face of global crime. Texture’s sponsorship helps us deliver the story in a unique and compelling way to an audience deeply attuned to longform narratives.”
A new chapter of the Le Roux chronicle will be published in the Texture app each Monday, before appearing on mastermind.atavist.com every Thursday.
“This partnership with The Atavist turns another page in the expansion of Texture,” says CEO John Loughlin. “Including a digital-native magazine such as Atavist to our catalog of renowned titles highlights our commitment to delivering the best premium content available anywhere, and showcases the unique value Texture brings to its readers every day.” Adds John Kerner, Texture’s vice president of content strategy, “We’re starting down the road to building an original content model for Texture. “We’re thrilled to be working with Evan and the Atavist team and are eager to see how the Le Roux story unfolds over these next weeks.”
Texture, by Next Issue Media, brings the world’s most popular and trusted magazines to life on the digital device of your choice for one monthly subscription price. The company is owned by five leading publishers—Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, Time Inc. and Rogers Media—and backed by KKR. Maggie Murphy was appointed editorial director in June 2015. To read a preview of the first installment go to http://bit.ly/1LbUrts.
The Atavist Magazineis an independent, digital-only publication devoted to longform journalism. The magazine focuses on one in-depth story each month and earned a National Magazine Award for feature writing in 2015. It’s also been nominated for two Emmys in News and Documentary. To learn more, go to magazine.atavist.com.
“I said, ‘I want to do what Jim Carrey’s doing.’ I was looking for something he didn’t want.” -Sandra Bullock, on finding the best roles
Some of today’s biggest, most bankable female actors are still faced with a simple fact: The most substantive leading roles are written for men. Their solution? Rewrite male characters as female characters, then play the heck out of them, bring in serious box office, and win lots of awards. Sandra Bullock talks to TIME about the ongoing fight for gender equality in Hollywood, and how the efforts of stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Geena Davis, Emily Blunt, Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron will have a trickle-down effect for girls and women everywhere.
Speaking of flipping the script, GQ writer Zach Baron ‘fesses up to being the ultimate Groomzilla—and liking it. Baron’s fiancée couldn’t care less about flower arrangements and seating charts, but he cares…oh, how he cares. Read his hilarious, honest and long overdue admission, just one step in a long march toward a recalibration of gender roles in America…and also, finally, validation for women everywhere who have been forced to care about tablecloth colors.
Actress and DJ Ruby Rose made a splash on season three of Orange Is the New Black, but she had a real impact when she cohosted the MTV Europe Music Awards with Ed Sheeran this past weekend. As she took the stage to introduce Duran Duran, Rose—who has long identified as gender fluid—said, “Ladies and gentlemen and everyone in between…” This short, sweet and inclusive turn of phrase lit up the Twitterverse with praise. Unfortunately, when the show aired in the U.S. a few hours later, the moment had been edited out. MTV defended the decision, saying the show was simply “cut down for air in the U.S.” and the full version is available online. Read more about Rose—whose gender-morphing video, Break Free, has been viewed more than 13.5 million times—in Marie Claire.
Groucho Marx famously said he wouldn’t want to belong to any club that would accept him as a member. What would he have to say about the “exclusive” list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants? The New Yorker‘s Lauren Collins explores the history, influence, reputation and methods of the powerful list—which is partly sponsored by San Pellegrino—and its effect on chefs and venues across the globe. “If the wine industry has become Parkerized,” Collins writes, “then the restaurant world might be said to have been Pellegrinoed.”
Today’s New & Noteworthy stories include Malcolm Gladwell’s gripping exploration of the evolution of school shootings in “Thresholds of Violence: School Shootings Catch On,” from The New Yorker. Gladwell unpacks the idea that the “threshold” for committing such crimes—i.e., the moment at which a person will decide to harm many other people—has become alarmingly low.
Also today, a look at capitalism and its discontents in “Million-Dollar Babies: Just Don’t Call ‘Em Loan Sharks” in Bloomberg Businessweek. Two young guys from Brooklyn sold their cash-advance business for $40 million, leaving a trail of bankrupt borrowers and questionable business practices. But has their massive payday brought them satisfaction?
“The Town & Country 50 Political Families” list offers a glimpse into the clans that have the potential, power and cash to affect the presidential race. Some have deep political roots—Kennedy, Cuomo, Bush—while others are newly planted—such as Munger, Ellison and Mostyn.
For those of us without scions for parents, Family Fun shares its list of the year’s best toys in “So Much Fun.” From mustachioed disguise kits to Disney Descendants—a series of dolls who are the teen offspring of Disney villains—there’s something for everyone. The prize for best-named toy goes to “Yeti in My Spaghetti,” which ranked #1.
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Familiarize yourself with the Democratic presidential candidates before they take the dais for the first debate tonight. There’s Hillary Rodham Clinton, of course, and by now you’ve probably heard of Bernie Sanders. What about the others?
There’s Martin O’Malley, former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor; Jim Webb, former U.S. senator from Virginia, secretary of the Navy, best-selling author, screenwriter and Emmy Award-winning journalist; and Lincoln Chafee, former U.S. senator, governor of Rhode Island and mayor of Warwick, R.I.
Click on the links above or titles below to read about the Democratic contenders. We’ve also created two Collections to help you get to know them: The Debate: Bernie and The Others, and The Debate: Hillary, which you can find on the Highlights screen of the Texture app. We update the Collections daily.
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Today we bring you…
The Debate: Hillary (5 stories)
In preparation for tonight’s first Democratic presidential debate, read up on the frontrunner’s platform, loyal advisers and complexities.
Tech Tuesdays (4 stories)
Discover apps for planning the perfect road trip, upping your oenophile game with wine info, and even plotting out your trick-or-treating path. Also, there’s a Halloween app for photobombing your kids with creepy ghouls. What will they think of next?!
Quick Reads: The Best Advice(4 stories) Even Dear Abby could learn a thing or two from these columns. Get advice on everything from sending late condolences to decorating a dining room to biking up a hill.
Health Checkup(5 stories) We’ve all heard the horror stories of superbugs that don’t respond to antibiotics. Read up on the facts and what you can do to protect your family. Plus, vaccines you might need now.
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History and modernity intersect in today’s selection of New & Noteworthy stories.
Periscope. Vox. General Electric? Adweek‘slist of Young Influentials—”27 people under 40 changing the face of media, marketing and tech”—includes thinkers and doers on the cutting edge…and a few bringing old-school corporate giants out of the past. Taken together, the women and men on the list represent nothing less than the future.
Another old-school giant making headlines? Donald Trump, who informs Forbes that it has underestimated his wealth for its Forbes 400 list…again. You say potato, he says $10 billion. Trump has parried with the magazine since appearing on the inaugural list 33 years ago. Back then, Forbes estimated his worth at $200 million. No surprise: Trump claimed $500 million.
Pablo Picasso’s granddaughter Diana Widmaier-Picasso draws a direct line from the past to the present as she explores the many facets of her grandfather’s legacy—artistic, familial, intellectual, personal. “[W]hen works of art reflect the history of the family,” Widmaier-Picasso tells W magazine, “it’s particularly difficult.”
In Esquire, a mystery that feels as if it couldn’t possibly exist in our technologically advanced age: the search for Malaysia Air 370. More than a year and a half after the plane disappeared with 239 passengers and crew members aboard, a small team of dedicated experts continues the “active murder inquiry.”
We think these stories will help you see connections between art and life, then and now, old and new.
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She transformed a dusty trade publication into a smart, sexy must-read for the Hollywood elite. Here, the powerhouse editor reflects on celebrities, feminism and how to balance work and family.
Name: Janice Min Current Job: Co-president and chief creative officer, Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group; oversees The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. Years at Job: 5 Previous Position: Editor-in-chief, Us Weekly Lives in: Los Angeles
At Next Issue we are, above all, a magazine fan club. From time to time we’ll chat with some of the talented editors, writers and designers who put the issues together. We kick off this series with an editor you’d love to sit next to at a dinner party: Janice Min, who has worked at—and run—some of our favorite magazines of all time. Now at the helm of The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, she is moving beyond legacy publishing to successfully bridge the realms of journalism, television, social media, fashion and pop culture. She hosts star-studded events and roundtable discussions to celebrate women in the entertainment industry. Oh, and did we mention she has three kids? Yeah, she’s that woman. And we love her for it.
Next Issue Media: Most NIM subscribers are probably seeing The Hollywood Reporter for the first time. What do you want them to know about the brand?
Janice Min: Given our online reach, they’ve probably read many of our stories before, whether the pieces were about their favorite star, TV show or even Donald Trump, a recent cover subject. What will be new for your readers is to see the full issues, out every week. The magazine is regarded by many as the Bible of Hollywood. Everyone who is anyone here reads it, knows it and, some might say, is obsessed with it. When The Hollywood Reporter lands on the desks of the power players in town on Wednesday mornings, I don’t think I’m exaggerating to say nearly everyone stops, looks and listens—even if they don’t read everything right then and there.
NIM: What THR cover have you loved most? Who/what is your white whale?
JM: Almost every week, I say the same thing—“Wow, I loved that cover.” So that’s a tough one to answer. The cover debuting on Next Issue, on the TV show Empire, is sort of quintessential Hollywood Reporter: a big, sexy story that celebrates success but also is smarter than your average entertainment fare and takes you deep inside what is really going on vis-a-vis this show and Hollywood. The success of Empire says volumes about race here, the struggle of broadcast TV and how one great original idea can turn the town upside down. We were on the set in Chicago and in the show’s writers room in Beverly Hills. We break news and have some moments in the story sure to generate controversy and discussion. It’s also photographed exceptionally well. The photos in The Hollywood Reporter are something to behold. I’m glad a larger audience finally can be exposed to that. It is a truly beautiful publication that makes the most of the luxury of print.
I don’t have a white whale, because the target is always moving. I see how some TV shows often book a big name thinking it means that person will bring in big ratings, and more often than not they don’t—because you still need a compelling reason to feature someone. I live in the moment with the staff with the goal of trying to hit the right person at the right time. This is an extreme and sort of obvious example, but our Donald Trump cover in August, the first magazine cover he did as a candidate, hit that note. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of Broadway’s Hamilton, did as well.
But back to your question . . . I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t like a Barack Obama cover before he is out of office, given the role Hollywood has played in his tenure.
NIM: When you first moved to Los Angeles, you had been the editor of a brand that had a reputation for being, well, tough on celebrities. Did any stars give you a hard time?
JM: No. You realize when you are here how little decision-making is done by the stars, and that outside of an increasingly shrinking group of actors, the power is held by the people who really run the town: executives, studio chiefs, agents and people with big money. You also realize how stars, to quote a phrase coined by my last shop, really are just like us. The vast majority of them have job anxiety and really need attention and the media to stay front of mind. They remind me of politicians: They have to work really hard and hustle to stay in office.
“Don’t tell people what you want to be. Just be it.”
NIM: As editors we aim for perfection, but sometimes things go wrong. Talk about a time you got something wrong. How did you handle it?
JM: We had Bill Cosby on the cover of the Emmy issue, this same issue this time last year. It was an excerpt from the biography by Mark Whitaker, a fine editor and writer. The cover definitely glorified the man, and the book didn’t talk about any of the previous allegations regarding sexual assault against him. A few weeks later, the allegations began resurfacing, the comedian Hannibal Buress called him out as a rapist and well . . . there you go. How did we handle it? It’s not like you get redos in media. You move on to the next.
NIM: As red carpet season gets underway, can you address the “#AskHerMore” movement? How might it change the tenor of this year’s conversation?
JM: The new wave of feminism coming out of Hollywood is one of the greatest movements of our time. I love to see how in the five years since I started at The Hollywood Reporter the conversations we were having about gender, race and sexuality have been upended and challenged. Social media is awful in many ways, but also the greatest weapon in giving voice to people without a platform otherwise.
We recently did a cover story on Straight Outta Compton, and Dr. Dre and Ice Cube were reflecting on the song “Cop Killer” and how much controversy there was around their debut N.W.A album. There was a very simple narrative back then, of how cops were good and infallible and that these guys were thugs, and Tipper Gore was losing her mind over it. And then it takes 20 years to realize how complicated and painful the conversation actually is around law enforcement and disenfranchised communities. As a child, you sometimes think naively that all these issues have been resolved, that feminism and the move towards civil rights were things of the ’60s and ’70s. Then as you grow up, you realize the conversation is still going. And it’s gratifying to see how many people in Hollywood and music have a profound impact on that conversation.
NIM: What do you recall about working at People in the early ’90s that you still use today?
JM: Write about things people will want to read about, not just things you care about. I also learned the economy of packing lots of information into tight spaces, making every word count. What is different today, I suppose, is that at People, the whole magazine felt as if it was written by the same person, and that was part of the appeal. Bylines didn’t matter; you were kind of making hamburgers on a line that America loved to eat, and if the mandate is that the Big Mac gets two pickles, don’t put on three pickles. But I believe people consume information very differently now. Nobody wants information fed from a ’bot.
NIM: Your editorship at THR has demonstrated that even a trade publication can be reinvented with eye-catching photography, smart design and great reporting. What magazine brands are inspiring you?
JM: I’m not sure what inspires me, but I can tell you what I read with regularity: New York, The New Yorker when I’m on a trip, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post. If you have the word ‘New’ in your title, I guess I’ve already bought in! Personally, I don’t think the New York Observer should have taken New York out of their title, but that’s just me.
NIM: Any tips on leading a successful reinvention that you care to share?
JM: [Don’t] let all the various entities that will be part of the noise get in your head. All the window dressing in the world, like a fancy website or launch party, can never hide bad or middling editorial. All I really cared about in getting The Hollywood Reporter off the ground was to get an audience to start talking about the quality and interesting and compulsive nature of our pieces. And they did. And to make Hollywood stories bigger, smarter and sexier and more relevant beyond the small community here. I sometimes say to the staff, if no one cares about your story or nothing in it is promotable, then you have just the sound of one hand clapping. You wasted your time. You could spend millions on a marketing campaign, but if you don’t actually produce compelling content, you’re just bullshitting. I will often write a note on stories: “Don’t say it, show it.” That probably applies to any kind of rebrand of anything. Don’t tell people what you want to be. Just be it.
NIM: You recently interviewed Donald Trump for THR. What did you learn sitting in a room with him that you didn’t know before? Do you see yourself interviewing more presidential candidates? Who would you like to interview next?
JM: I learned that he cares about and knows a lot more about Hollywood than some would suspect. Also, I learned from personal experience that Donald Trump is so compellingly charismatic in person that it’s hard to not get caught up in his swirl, to find him charming, no matter your politics. I don’t know whom I would want to interview next. I’m not complaining, because it ended up so great, but the Trump interview happened during my vacation. And trust me, I needed one!
NIM: Speaking of which, you’re a mother of three. What’s your family/personal motto?
JM: Very few emails require you to stop and answer them right then and there. If it’s really important, someone will call.
NIM: Lightning round.
Apple or Android?
NIM: Football or baseball?
NIM: Kardashian or Duggar?
JM: Easy. Whichever clan is not harboring child molesters or Ashley Madison users.
NIM: Fitz or Jake?
JM: I just met Tony Goldwyn and he told me he loves The Hollywood Reporter. He may have been lying, but the narcissist in me then has to choose Fitz (nicely played, Tony Goldwyn).
NIM: Cable or streaming?
NIM: Vegan or Paleo (or salad or fries)?
JM: I live in L.A. No brainer. Vegan.
NIM: Taylor or Katy?
NIM: Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar?
JM:Harper’s Bazaar is gorgeous, but Anna Wintour is the most powerful person in fashion. How can you not want to see how that expresses itself in content? Also, I have huge respect for how Vogue has broadened what it traditionally is, bringing so many other people under its tent in its coverage of politics, sports and more diverse representation of individuals and subjects. Vogue is a fashion brand that uses fashion as a lens into wider and more interesting stories—sort of in the same way we use Hollywood as our excuse to be as interesting as possible.
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Key Trends & Unexpected Hot Products Collected from Next Issue’s Robust Catalog; Helping Gift Givers Sift Through the Clutter
MENLO PARK, CA – December 4, 2014 – Helping demystify the art of gift giving, Next Issue Media™, the first and only company to provide unlimited access to premium digital magazine content in the U.S. and Canada, today released their Best Gift Ideas compilation. A compendium of the top gifts across categories and price ranges, Next Issue’s Best Gift Ideas distills the best and most popular recommendations from the quirky, to the downright surprising.
By sorting through 2,220 recommendations from more than 35 top lifestyle and fashion publications from InStyle and Vogue to GQ and Men’s Journal, the Next Issue editorial team identified some of the top trends and gifts for the 2014 holiday season, ranging from the surprisingly traditional to the chic and unique.
Most Recommended Brand: Marc Jacobs
Most Expensive Gift: McLaren P1 $1,350,000
Most Interactive Gift Guide: Consumer Reports
Largest Gift Guide: InStyle with 253 products
Most Unusual Gifts: Everything Beards (oil, conditioner, organic balm), Beer Foamer, Unicorn Horn, Whiskey Wedge, Kayak in a Box, Water Bike, 8-in-1 Kitchen Tool, cider and beer making kits, and a bucket of sunglasses
In addition to these unusual items, classic trends and annual favorites hold strong this year with leading trends including unique spirits and craft beers, and actual hard copy books.
Leather & Cashmere – These lux fabrics boast over 70 gift suggestions between them with anything from slippers and travel set to manicure sets and luggage, making them a sure hit.
Cosmetics & Kitchenware – Fitting any budget, cosmetics take the stocking stuffer role all the way to the most recommended gift for women, YSL’s ‘Wildly Gold’ Palette. Kitchen and cocktail products provide equally popular gifting options.
The Season for Subscriptions – The old school beer of the month club gets an update with ideas like Blue Apron, Blue Bottle Coffee, Farmbox Direct, Coolhaus and Next Issue subscription gifts.
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Next Issue Media is a joint venture of six leading publishers – Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, Meredith, News Corp., Rogers Communications and Time Inc. The company was formed to bring the world’s most popular magazines to life on the digital device of your choice.
Evernote users will be able to easily recall stories from their favorite magazines
SAN FRANCISCO October 2, 2014— Next Issue Media™, the first and only company to provide unlimited access to premium digital magazine content in the U.S. and Canada, today announced a partnership with Evernote, the company whose apps create a workspace that lets people easily collect and access content and information from anywhere. Beginning in November, Evernote users will be able to instantly capture thought-provoking content from over 140 different magazine titles available on the Next Issue platform directly to Evernote. The partnership paves the way for a paperless and clutter-free lifestyle by providing easy access to quality noteworthy content that can be organized and curated across multiple devices.
“We’re constantly enriching the Next Issue platform to offer the best collection of magazines combined with the best features to help our readers explore and enjoy them,” said John Kerner, Vice President, Marketing at Next Issue Media. “We’re excited to partner with Evernote to give Next Issue readers yet another way to find inspiration in their favorite magazines.”
Evernote’s integration with Next Issue lets users save pages of stories they find interesting, whether they’re researching a specific topic or browsing through some of their favorite issues from Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur and Forbes to Fast Company, Fortune, Inc., Money and more. Next Issue readers simply click the Evernote icon found at the top of the page of the story they’re reading, write a note or add tags to the page, and a screenshot is immediately saved to their Evernote. These pages become searchable by keyword and instantly accessible from any device with Evernote. Those attending the Evernote Conference today or tomorrow can also enjoy a 50 percent discount for 6 months if they sign up for a subscription to Next Issue Media.
“Evernote creates a workspace where people collect information to give them the context they need to make informed decisions and get more done throughout their day. Partnering with Next Issue means they’ll be able to add valuable content from dozens of top business and technology magazines to that mix. It’s a powerful combination and a great value. We’re excited to bring this partnership to our users,” said Alex Pachikov, VP of Partnerships for Evernote.
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Next Issue Media is a joint venture of six leading publishers – Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp., Rogers Communications and Time Inc. The company was formed to bring the world’s most popular magazines to life on the digital device of your choice.
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This has been a very exciting week at Next Issue. We released our iPhone app (complements the tablet experience perfectly), updated our Android app to support HD and HDX devices (attn: Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 2nd generation owners), AND it was Halloween.
So this week when you read through our roundup, you’ll get extra brownie points if it’s on your iPhone or snazzy HD tablet and you tell us about it on Facebook or Twitter.
Oh, and you should meet our CEO, Morgan Guenther, former president of TiVo, hardcore surfer, and the man who is disrupting magazines. He’s a pretty neat guy. We like him.
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Nine pages of ingenious, hard-working, truly useful products to make do-it-yourself jobs easier. Solutions for the kitchen and bath, tools, home tech, outdoor living, building products, and finishing touches—plus the latest must-have apps.
The U.S. and Cuba are like two people who’ve gone through a traumatic divorce: betrayal, property disputes, antagonism. And now the two former lovers have settled into a long, cold silence. Could golf help act as a post-breakup counselor? Fascinating story about the beautiful people of Cuba, poverty, nostalgia, food and much more.
*The End of the World as We Know It. The apocalypse is coming, and here are the 10 video games that have taught us the survival secrets we’ll need to know to triumphantly lick our way to the chocolaty salvation at the center of the Tootsie Roll Pop that is the End of the World.
Guess who tops the list? This year’s top 100 billionaires own discount supermarkets and luxury brands, oil refineries and cement factories. They span the decades from millennial Mark Zuckerberg to 93-year-old Karl Albrecht. Read more about them in the profiles that follow, like “Gambling Man” and “Upwardly Mobile.”
Vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free, this issue offers endless possibilities to design your ideal meatless holiday menu. Pick a menu and follow it to the letter, or use one as a jumping-off point and mix and match to your heart’s content. Plus, veg-friendly wines to match.
Simple tips, twists, and tactics from some of the best cooks F&W knows: chef Maria Helm Sinskey of Robert Sinskey Vineyards in Napa, California; pastry chef Sarah Jordan of Chicago’s Boka; and their own Test Kitchen geniuses.
No disrespect to Mom’s stuffing, but what if this year you were to introduce a few twists to your Thanksgiving? Maybe add some duck fat. Dabble with “Friendsgiving.” Even spice up your bird. Tradition can evolve. (Just don’t lose the mashed potatoes.)
The next generation of game consoles is finally upon us. Here’s a look at the most important things we know about Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4, both slated for November release. Compare with the review in Geek.
The best gifts are ones made with passion and pride, which generally means that they’ve been made with the company founder close at hand. Any or all of these four innovative products would make great presents for the people on your holiday list. Or, just keep them for yourself.
There’s a reason Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, and Brad Pitt all turn to one man when it’s time to suit up: Tom Ford has the art of elevated style down to a science. Five regular Londoners went through Tom’s move-star-making machine. Here, the secret formulas so you can use them too.
Most credit the trend of big, articulated flies to Kelly Galloup, author of “Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout.” Now, a cult of cutting-edge fly-tiers is running with the ginormo-streamer craze. The question is: Are you man enough to tie one on?
When the earth was young, car guys changed their own oil. We still do these things because caring about a car and laying your hands on it not only changes your relationship with the car, it changes your relationship with yourself.
When cutting and shaping petite pieces, regardless of what tool you use, one universal rule applies: Keep your fingers a safe distance from the machine’s cutting edges. Not only will your digits thank you, you’ll also improve accuracy by better controlling your workpiece during the cut. Here’s how.