Pre-internet, record companies were huge. They were the star-makers and few were as influential as Columbia. With a roster of legends including chartbusters from Frank Sinatra to Bob Dylan to Beyoncé, Columbia is responsible for some of the greatest music ever sold. This book chronicles the label’s history & includes over 300 rare photos.
Whether you drink aged, fine wines or supermarket table wine, well-designed wine tools are kitchen essentials. The Blade series includes a waiter’s corkscrew, an ergonomic twist corkscrew, a vacuum pump and an aerating decanting pourer. The design of the pourer adds 430% more oxygen to the wine as it pours, making even mediocre wine taste fine.
Sam Adam’s has developed and produced some amazing barrel-aged beers over the last decade. A series of experiments led to their potent “Utopias” brews, which, due to unusually high alcohol content, they won’t call “beers.” This year’s batch, at 29%, will really lube you up but Sam insists the Utopias are all about complex taste. Available at select specialty beer and liquor stores.
Nobody expected Led Zeppelin to rock the house as hard as they did when the 3 surviving members, along with deceased drummer John Bonham’s son Jason on drums, played a reunion concert in 2007. But the old bastards and young Bonzo in fact tore the roof off London’s O2 arena. This 4-disc box set includes the 16 live classics they played that night plus an acclaimed HD concert film.
For five generations the Busch family has been building Anheuser-Busch and the Budweiser brand into one of the biggest names in American marketing. This book by acclaimed journalist William Knoedelseder explores the incredible familiy wealth, power, scandal and drama of America’s biggest beer empire.
Unfortunately, the two bright, flashing arcs of red & white LED light produced by the unique, wheel-mounted design of Revolights are no guarantee that some Hummer-driving idiot who’s cruising, texting and sipping a latté won’t run you down. On the brighter side, they are lightweight, theft & water resistant, and boast a 4-hour battery life.
The idea of a touring variant of the incredible Ducati Diavel superbike is like a Lamborghini station wagon or a Porsche SUV … Oh, wait. Well, anyway, before you write it off, consider what fun it would be to take this massive, 162 horsepower Italian stallion on a roadtrip. The “Strada” features everything you need for touring: a windshield, panniers, even a passenger backrest.
If it weren’t for the superheroes dreamed up in the 1930s for the pages of early DC Comics, Hollywood would’ve dried up and blown into the Mojave by now. At 416 pages, The Golden Age of DC Comics (1935-1956) is one in a series from Taschen Books that explores the origins of comics’ most enduring legends like Superman, Batman, & Wonder Woman.
There’s a seemingly never-ending stream of new, portable HD video cameras spilling into the market. Inexpensive but not quite a dime-a-dozen, the ATC Chameleon from Oregon Scientific captures 1920 x 1080 HD 3D video & features a pair of 170º lenses—one on each end of the camera—that can be rotated 180º by hand for simultaneous dual views.