For the Big Lebowski fanatic who has every offshoot product from the classic film (which amounts to a Hoarders-style mountain of “stuff”), this new book by the Dude himself, Jeff Bridges and his real-life Zen Master, will be The Bible. Yes, words to live by from the dude. Read up, man.
This compact, three-volume book set chronicles the rise of pin-up girly magazines from 1900-1969 covering their tame beginnings in France through their post-WWII heyday to the launch of Playboy and fetish mags in the 60s. There are even some words to read in these books if you want to do that.
Bruce Willis was already a cue ball when he starred in Die Hard exactly 25 years ago. Many, many sequels later, Willis is still one of—if not the baldest—action-adventure icon in Hollywood. This 5-disc set includes all 4 Die Hard films plus a bonus DVD called Decoding Die Hard and an infomercial on natural hair replacement. Kidding, no infomercial.
When the Porsche 911 was released 50 years ago, it looked incredible. And not once in the past 50 years have they ever made a bad one or an ugly one—even in the 80s! This 304-page book celebrates the stunning design of this enduring, iconic car with images by master photographer René Staud.
For many of us wine is the elixir of life; a vacation in a bottle. And it’s been this way for over 8000 years. If you’re interested in the history of wine, this book by prolific wine writer Paul Lukacs is a great place to start, covering the spirit’s progression in production and appreciation through the ages.
First in a series of hardcover books from the creative team of artists behind Peter Jackson’s blockbuster The Hobbit, this book features more than 1000 images of concept artwork, photos, and paintings.
The Medal of Honor is usually pinned to dead soldiers but Army staff sergeant Sal Giunta, who in 2007 saved the lives of his squad men in the Afghan war and lived to tell the tale, was one of the lucky ones. He survived a Taliban ambush in the Korengal—a place known to US soldiers as the “Valley of Death” and in this book he breaks it all down.
Not all of America’s highest-ranking military commanders are as scandalous as General Petraeus; in fact many have been much worse. In this new book, military historian & author Thomas Ricks focuses on how & why US Generals have become such losers since the heroic victories of World War II.
The Bike EXIF blog is one of the internet’s most popular custom motorcycle sites. If you’ve got a thing for hot pics of 2-wheeled vehicles, the site is practically p@rn. Their 2013 13-month wall calendar features incredible photography of the year’s most iconic bikes which you can proudly display in your office without fear of an HR infraction.
The Smiths were pretty much the last of the great classic British rock groups. Their influence on the 80s and subsequent decades is unquestionable. This new book explores the band’s trajectory as well as painting portraits of the outsize personalities of Morrissey & Johnny Marr and their enduring musical legacy.