Depending on where you live, you may have to go far beyond the greenbelt of your subdivision to find the wild flora & fauna Hank Shaw prepares in his new book Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast. But, it’ll be worth the effort. Shaw is a prolific blogger and naturalist who espouses the goodness and proper preparation of wild North American food. With recipes and back-to-the-land wisdom, Shaw turns living off nature’s bounty into a gourmet experience.
The guys in Into The Cold don’t cut their arms off with a pocketknife, but there’s still some excitement. Follow explorer/environmentalist Sebastian Copeland and his partner on their 2-month, 400-mile walk around the North Pole where they brave crushing cold and the stark frozen vastness of the world’s most inhospitable place. Look at it this way, you don’t know how this movie ends. Isn’t that exciting in itself?
The day has finally come: The Big Lebowski on Blu-ray plus a 28-page book & digital copy of the film. Time to stop whatever the hell you were just about to do and order this thing. We will stop here out of respect for the Dude. Go on now.
Long, stressful days on the job make you want to turn your brain off at night and chill. No more thinking. Just loafing. For those nights, you need a certain type of movie. One that makes you laugh and won’t force your brain into action in the least. Shaun Of The Dead is one of those movies. The story of a regular dude who just wants to hang at his local bar unbothered and then zombies try to ruin it.
Mosh? Maybe in his Pearl Jam days, but has Eddie Vedder ever made you want to hula? Probably not. And he won’t on this new solo record of, as the name suggests, ukulele songs. This material puts Vedder’s familiar heartfelt lyricism to the rustic twang of a ukulele. Yeah, Eddie surfs, but this ain’t beach music.
Superman is about the closest thing Americans have to a mythological god. You could say this 8-Disc Blu-Ray set is his bible. It has all the feature films from 1976-2006 plus cartoons, trailers & 20 hours of bonus features. Get through all this material and you’ll be a biblical scholar. Kinda-sorta.
Until they make powdered instant beer, there will be some degree of craft involved in the process of making your own. Learn how it’s done right in six easy steps from author/brewer William Bostwick. He shares tips & advice for home-brew newbies and veterans alike. Don’t blow it. Read all 176 pages.
So there’s a new 007 novel coming out. But James Bond creator, Ian Fleming, has been dead since 1964. So, how do they get the new book? Hold a séance? White Magic? Nope. Ian Fleming Publications handpicked author Jeffrey Deaver to do the work. Deaver has written a grip of thriller/espionage books, but this is serious. Dear Jeff: hot chicks, sick cars, radical weapons. Don’t screw it up.
There are a lot of reasons why Steve McQueen is hailed as the coolest dude in the history of Hollywood. Between filming huge movies he raced motorcycles; insisted on doing as many of his own stunts as possible; slayed the babes. But this 1968 movie sealed it. Hands-down, the sickest car chase ever filmed. McQueen is absolutely shredding the streets of San Francisco in a fastback Mustang as a gutsy cop trying to catch a crook. Classic.
Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic classic on futuristic violence. It’s among the best American films ever made. A Clockwork Orange stars Malcolm McDowell and his merry band of violent hoodlums who drink strange milk and violate. This Anniversary release has an extra DVD filled with historical, behind-the-scenes & archival footage. If you haven’t seen the movie you should, even though after, you might wish you hadn’t.