Colombia in the 90s was the land of the Cocaine Cowboys. It was the Cali cartel in mortal combat with the forces of Pablo Escobar. Extreme violence and senseless killing were standard fare. Investigative reporter William Rempel somehow managed to penetrate the cartel power structure and meet with an insider whose story eventually brought down the entire 7 billion-dollar-a-year Cali cartel.
Unfortunately, every one of the destinations featured on these Star Wars posters is located in a galaxy, far, far away. You may never ski the slopes of Hoth or bask on the beaches of Dagobah, but you can dream. The minimalist styling of these illustrations is the handiwork of Chicago-based designer, Justin Van Genderen. His online gallery offers a wide variety of on-demand print options.
There’s a fine line between hungover and “still drunk.” If you’re hungover you actually won’t read this book, you’ll just go to a diner and grease yourself back to life. But, if you’re still a little pickled, you might just get experimental in the kitchen. Compiled by Milton Crawford, this book is packed with great, booze-absorbing recipes plus witticisms, humor & sage advice for all you sorry bastards.
Don’t expect the ASPCA or PETA to come knocking when you get your Fridge Monkey delivered. It’s not a real monkey—so no bites, rabies or poo-flinging to worry about. This ‘monkey’ is a silicone rubber mat helping you organize cans and bottles in your fridge. Throw the mat down, stack the bottles, that’s it. Why is it even called a monkey? Who knows, does it really matter?
Junk picker, antique hunter, self-mover, whatever you call yourself – you can’t call yourself a pro until you’ve got a pair of Treasure Wheels at the ready. Simply screw the clamp to that big, cumbersome object of your desire, and roll it on home. Easy as that.
Using your iPhone as an alarm clock can leave your bedside table looking a little barren. Maybe this handmade wooden dock simulating the look of an old school, pre-digital alarm clock is what you need. Get the Beech wood dock & the free clock app and send your iPhone back to the future. The design also lets you run the power cord through the back for a clean, classic look.
In this gritty, action-packed thriller directed by Oliver Stone (Platoon, JFK), actor James Woods plays a sleazy Photojournalist who is past his prime. Trying to revive his faltering career, he heads to El Salvador to document the ongoing civil war. As he works to extract his girlfriend from the war zone, keep his dirtbag pal (Jim Belushi) out of trouble and get the story, the plot reaches a boiling point.
George Carlin was the funniest white dude in the history of comedy. For forty years, his stand-up shows, with razor-sharp wit & taboo content, were making crowds piss themselves. Carlin also wrote three best-selling books. Now, all three: When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?, Napalm and Silly Putty, and Brain Droppings have been bundled into one. Call it a George Carlin bible. He would have.
For proud and passionate sports geeks, ESPN is a daily destination. If you’re really in deep, addicted to highlights, standings, recaps, scores & spreads, the crew at ESPN simply feel like family. This new book chronicles the growth of the ESPN empire, bringing you up close with the key personalities, people who love sports as much as you do.
This is not the first book to chronicle the lore & legacy of heavy metal heroes, Metallica. It might, however, be the most honest book yet. Veteran music writer, Mick Wall, digs deep into the personal struggles of the world’s most popular metal band. He’s done the same before, penning insightful bios on Black Sabbath, Guns-N-Roses, Led Zep and Bono. Past to present, Wall exposes the internal workings and the cost of success for America’s heaviest metal merchants.