Today, on the 20th anniversary of its debut, Geffen Records is re-releasing Nirvana’s Nevermind in a 2-disc set. It was the biggest record of the 90s—maybe the most important record of the last 20 years. This edition features 39 tracks. It’s got the remastered album, b-sides, BBC sessions, studio sessions, and boombox rehearsal recordings.
If you weren’t immediately repulsed by the sight of rotting zombies, the hit series The Walking Dead probably sucked you right in. It’s got good dramatic acting and great effects; for post-apocalyptic zombie gore, the show is ironically human. This 3-disc Blu-Ray set features all six episodes from the first season plus a coffin-load of extras.
Should the lead in your pencil be hard or soft? Since you only text & type, you probably have no idea. A good, old fashioned pencil snob will tell you that the super-soft lead of the legendary Blackwing 602 is as good as a pencil gets. You should be writing this down.
1977 mustaches. Hockey fights. Locker room humor. Slap Shot: greatest movie of all time. No point trying to get all smart about it.
In the history of American warfare and so-called military intelligence, the top-secret Navajo Code is the only tactical encryption code that has never been cracked by our enemies. Developed by Native American Marines during WWI and used through 1968, this book by the last living Navajo Code Talker, Chester Nez, chronicles his experiences in this covert operation and its significance in American culture.
After a long, hot summer it’s time to slow your drinking down a bit. Delivered to your door, the complete, idiot-proof beer making kits from Craft a Brew are a good way to bench your liver while learning the fundamental secrets of the brewer. Follow the simple instructions and in a few weeks your first gallon will be ready.
For those ultra-crispy limited-edition kicks, it may seem like in-box storage is the only option, but what’s the fun of that? If you want to show off some shoes, the Shrine Rack elevates your footwear fetish to its proper place in your home. These stainless steel racks let you put your Dunks on the wall, displayed like the true works of art they are.
With his hard-luck lyrics and legendary on-the-edge lifestyle, Johnny Cash was destined to be an enduring cult icon. To many he was the last American badass (sorry Kid Rock). Through his songs, a couple movies and various biographies about the Man In Black, we’ve learned part of the story behind this enigmatic man. Now his son has written a book that paints a unique portrait of his inner life, that of a creative, spiritual, and deeply passionate badass.
Look, we know as well as you do that beers can be opened with almost anything. A toothpick, lighter, seatbelt buckle, or any of the real versions of the tools these beer openers are fashioned after. But it takes technique. If you have a friend or loved one who actually requires a special implement to open a beer bottle, get them one of these hand-forged mock tool beer openers, it’ll make him or her feel a bit better about their sad self.
By the 1970s, decades of divestment and inner-city strife had taken its toll on New York City’s South Bronx. Burned out buildings, street crime and unrestrained violence ruled the streets. The cops couldn’t keep up and NYPD’s South Bronx precinct became known as Fort Apache; an outpost under attack. In this hard-boiled 1981 police drama, Paul Newman plays a veteran cop trying to maintain his humanity in a brutally hostile corner of the Big Apple.