This story is neither pulp nor fiction. But after reading it, you might wish it was. The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival is real. Set in Siberia in the 1990s, a greedy and desperate poacher tangles with the wrong tiger. Award-winning author, John Vaillant, creates a masterful narrative connecting this chilling tale to politics, history and the classic struggle between man and beast. Update: Word is that Darren Aronofsky & Brad Pitt are teaming up to put this tale on the big screen.
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a great creep. As Truman Capote, he won an Oscar. In 2009’s Doubt, he was nominated for another. He’s up to his patented smarmy style in this 80s-era story of compulsive (and dangerous) gambling. During the day, he’s a putz assistant bank manager – after hours, he’s a hardcore gambling addict. When his habit gets too big to fund, he turns to the closest source of capital: the bank. Embezzlement begins and so does Mahowny’s undoing. It’s a sick and tragicomic look into the seedy world of gambling. Are you in?
You like bikes. Cafés, chops, street trackers, customs … they’re all good. Bike EXIF is the place you’ll find your daily dose of cycle culture and 2-wheeled perversion. They’ve made a great calendar of the year’s best bikes. Sorry, there are no bikini-clad vixens, but there are also no OC Choppers. It’s a fair trade if you ask us. Just this once.
Even if you agree that neither Jay Leno or Conan O’Brien are even the least bit funny, you might still get a kick out of this exposé chronicling the battle between the two late night goofs. This book by TV expert, Bill Carter, reveals the mysterious backstory of television politics & pop-cultural chaos that unfolded when network bosses tried to change the schedule …
We sincerely hope you’re too young to remember watching this show. Rocky & Bullwinkle were a 60s phenomena: an adventuresome squirrel and a dim-witted moose who fought villains. Like most good cartoons, the adult humor was written to go right over the kid’s heads. And it did, making the series classic. This boxed set gives you 5 seasons of zany adventure—that’s over 90 episodes—plus a heap of special material.
When the movie SuperSize Me revealed that one McDonald’s burger contained meat from up to 500 different cows, people freaked. As they should. In general, eating red meat is risky enough. So knowing where your meat is coming from is critical knowledge. Food expert Deborah Krasner explains the best ways to source (and prepare) grass-fed, free-range and local meats in this 400-page guide/cookbook.
Novelist Cormac McCarthy will someday be recognized as one of the greatest voices in modern American fiction. Author of All The Pretty Horses, No Country For Old Men, and the haunting, post-apocalyptic father and son survival tale The Road, McCarthy narratives speak the difficult truth. The movie adaptation of The Road, starring Viggo Mortensen will simply horrify you and tear your heart out. Like the book, it is deep and dark and feels so real.
National Lampoon magazine was the voice of American humor, the source point of our greatest cultural treasures like, Animal House, Caddyshack, Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters, SCTV, Spinal Tap, The Simpsons, etc. The editors and illustrator Rick Meyerowitz have now put together a big, colorful coffee table book that puts it all in perspective; telling the tales and cracking you up all over again.
To further abuse a worn and hackneyed marketing tagline, yes, there’s an app for that. Get your meat done right without having to mother over the grill. Tip a few back with your guests instead, letting this Bluetooth-enabled thermometer send updates to the iGrill app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Track temps and cooking times on the grill from anywhere in your house.