Unless you were in all the right places to be in NYC from New Year’s Day 1973 to New Year’s Eve 1977, you missed it. These were transformative, experimental years in the city’s music scene and even though you missed out, you can read about it now in this new book. Punk rock, hip hop, disco, salsa, jazz and cross-pollination of all types went down. Read up and act like you know.
You may not know there’s an international community of wingnuts (or cultural historians) called Urban Explorers who explore abandoned buildings, sewers and storm drains, transit tunnels, and even ancient catacombs for pleasure. Well, it’s true. And if the Urbex movement sounds interesting, read this new guidebook and get out there.
You’ve probably never heard of Ahmet Ertegun, but you know his music. Ertegun was the founder and head of Atlantic Records, the son of a Turkish diplomat who built an empire producing acts like The Rolling Stones, Led Zep, Eric Clapton, and so on. This is the bio of his charmed and crazy life.
The Liberal Media has declared war on Christmas. Now it’s time to fight back—who cares if we can’t identify the enemy? Defend your right to overspend, overeat, and decorate a tree before the right is stripped away. Join the Santa-nista uprising and let these grenade ornaments be your symbol of freedom.
You don’t know it but most of your Instagram followers are burnt on the stale ass photos you keep posting. Spice it up with this macro lens attachment. It’s a close-up lens built into a rubber band: super easy to use and super affordable. Also super for getting more likes.
Music critic Greil Marcus’ new book on The Doors leaves the worn out Jim Morrison-deathcult-poet-myth alone and focuses solely on the band’s enduring music. That’s fresh.
If you view even the simple, hygienic act of grooming as a potential threat to your manhood, we found the soap for you. It’s a rough cut brick made in a soap factory that produced soap for soldiers in the Korean War. Is that manly enough for you? If you’re still nervous you can order the optional rope handle.
It’s that magical time of the year when having a beer opener in your back pocket is essential. This one is Proudly manufactured in the U.S.A. from thick heat-treated, high-grade stainless steel. No bottle stands a chance against this thing. Bring on the holiday parties!
Learning forgotten handcrafts is right up there with dressing like it’s 1899. Real hot right now. This how-to book of knots won’t just look awesome poking out of your bespoke bookshelf, it will teach you the skills you need to tie the right knot for any situation where a more modern solution like a bungee cord or ratchet tie-down would throw the whole old school look off.
Just because you spend 40 hours a week inhabiting a windowless cubicle doesn’t mean your dog should, too. Shut in behind the fence, Fido can’t see what’s happening out there in the world. Install a Pet Peek in your fence and give your loyal friend a commanding view of the neighborhood.