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Word of Mouth: Downtown Asheville
You know you've reached the South when there is a Chick-fil-A or Cook Out off nearly every highway exit. You won't find any fast-food chains in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, though (save for a Jimmy John's). During our recent trip to Moogfest...
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Word of Mouth Paris: Bars and Restaurants
by David Graver and Katie Olsen Everybody has a recommendation to offer regarding a trip to Paris; those who have visited "La Ville-Lumière" claim a favorite spot and are ever-eager to share it. Generally, however, they're all quite personal or, on...
CULTURE
[wherever] Magazine
Taking a different approach from destination-heavy travel publications like Suitcase Magazine or Wallpaper* City Guides, newcomer [wherever] gets more literary; choosing to gather personal essays on experiences, cultures and politics, loosely tied...
FOOD-DRINK
Interview: Justin Morrison of Sightglass Coffee
While artisanal coffee roasting has been a subject of conversation for many years now, it's always exciting to learn about people bringing the quality coffee movement to new levels. And that is exactly what brothers Justin and Jerad Morrison have...
DESIGN
CH Gift Guide: Special Occasions
Major holidays are the perfect time to peruse the Cool Hunting Gift Guide, but there are numerous special occasions that fall between which require a particular type of present. To cater to birthdays, anniversaries and other personal days of celebration...
CULTURE
The Boudoir Bible
Aiming to annihilate notions of taboo in the modern bedroom, Betony Vernon presents "The Boudoir Bible: The Uninhibited Sex Guide for Today" as a stimulating guide to the sexual landscape. Appropriately cloaked in pink bondage ropes, the cloth-covered...
FOOD-DRINK
Craft Beer New York

 Long known for its nightlife and for being the unequivocal home of the cocktail—or, at the very least, the Manhattan—New York has slowly come up as a hub for the microbrew movement. With renowned leaders like Brooklyn Brewery paving...
FOOD-DRINK
Wine Simplified
From Open Air Publishing—the group behind the swine-focused "Better Bacon Book"—comes "Wine Simplified," an iOS-based user's guide to wine. The multimedia book includes 13 chapters with information from reading labels to the role of...
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36 Hours: 125 Weekends in Europe
With thousands of years of history and art, as well as a multitude of restaurants and shops to consider, planning a trip to Europe can be a monstrous task. To help, The New York Times has again come together with Taschen to create a book based on...
FOOD-DRINK
Kill the Recipe
Mark Gravel is a boss of beans, a leader of legumes, a pioneer of plant-based eating. His new book, "Kill the Recipe: A Cookbook & Visual Guidebook on the Basics of Radical Beanmaking & Plant-based Eating," introduces beans to at-home chefs while...
FOOD-DRINK
101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die
Building on his already immense knowledge, whiskey expert Ian Buxton continues the enviable job of tippling his way across the globe. In his follow-up spirits directory, "101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die," Buxton shares his favorite bottles...
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Word of Mouth: Portland
True to its name, Portland, Maine is first and foremost a bustling port. Inseparable from Portland's character, the harbor is both a blessing and a curse. A kind of tourist attraction in and of itself, the harbor brings literally boatloads of cruise...
FOOD-DRINK
Craft Beer London
As a city that created many of the world's greatest beers, London has seen its brewing industry take on somewhat of a downward spiral over the last 25 years or so. This is quickly changing, however, thanks to a number of curious individuals throughout...
CULTURE
Urban Farming Resources
Nearly 12,000 years ago the Neolithic Revolution altered the course of our survival from hunting and gathering to established agriculture. As the world's population concentrates into cities and realization dawns that our resources are limited, we're...
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CH Local: Cape Town
Cradled by a striking 360-degree panorama of a horseshoe-shaped mountain range and the sparkling sea, Cape Town is one of the most gorgeous places on Earth. South Africa's Mother City has historically been a harbor destination, beginning with European...
DESIGN
Type Matters!
The art of typography has historically been a form led by specially trained professionals, well-versed in the workings of setting and design. With the technological revolution the population at large holds the reins to the world of type, often muddling...
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Word of Mouth: Prague
On a recent tour of Prague's experiential retail and gallery space Gallery by Minty Concept Club we had the chance to speak with the boutique's owner Yasmin Keshmiri Hejduk, who suggested a handful of stops to make in the city she calls home. Here...
DESIGN
Structural Packaging
With the rising number of entrepreneurs among the creative community handling their own production, the value in high-quality DIY tips becomes increasingly essential. Whether you're a Danish jewelry designer peddling pieces on Etsy, an artisan...
CULTURE
The American Boy's Handy Book
While today's youth are more likely to face a touch screen than a vast expanse of wilderness, the principles established in The American Boy's Handy Book remain as valuable as ever. A comprehensive reference for the practical skills all boys (and...
CULTURE
Crossing the Line
For their fifth annual fall festival, the French Institute Alliance Française turned the average museum audio tour into a mysterious game of fact or fiction. Made in collaboration with the conceptual sound collective Soundwalk, "Crossing the...
CULTURE
Geologic City: A Field Guide to the Geoarchitecture of New York
Relatively innocuous and informative guidebooks exist for nearly every city on Earth. Generally alike in form and function, a good one tends to be a necessity in a foreign land but they rarely offer unique insight or dynamic perspectives. The new...
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CH Local: Chicago
Known alternately as the Windy City and Second City, Chicago may be more known for what it isn't (New York), than what it is. Home to the third-largest South Asian, Mexican and Puerto Rican populations in the U.S., a just-announced bike-sharing program...
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Fathom
Only a few short months after its debut earlier this year, online travel hub Fathom has expanded its scope of original travel-related tales to include essential tips for planning trips to unfamiliar cities. The visually-pleasing site is filled with...
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Museum Aan de Stroom
Advertorial content: Building as exhibition: the Guggenheim pioneered the larger-than-life model we've come to expect from any international museum worth its salt. New York and Bilbao have their Guggenheims, and Rome has its MAXXI. Now, Antwerp...
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