Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. How Valentina Tereshkova Became the First Woman in Space Yesterday, 16 June, marked the 52nd anniversary of the day Russian astronaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. At the time, many wondered how the Russians were able...
Word of Mouth Philadelphia: Food + Drink
by Mark Likosky Philadelphia seems to get a bad rap from many people who visit the city for work and get stuck in Center City with no idea where to go for lunch. The reality is Philly—as one of the largest cities in the US—is brimming with great places...
CH Picks: Timeless NFL Apparel
From capital F fashion houses to emerging streetwear brands, we've seen sport-inspired imagery enter the world of men's style across all levels in the past few seasons. Whether it's high-end mesh jerseys, handmade leather footballs or iconic high...
Word of Mouth: Bellingham
One of the portals to that hypnotically beautiful chain of Pacific Northwestern islands known as the San Juans, Bellingham, Washington offers a dazzling array of outdoor pursuits for the hundreds of rugged young people who descend on this little town...
Cool Hunting Video: Red Wing Shoes
Red Wing Heritage kindly brought us out to Red Wing, Minnesota to see the mecca of handcrafted workwear: the Red Wing Shoes factory. The bustling place is an endless expanse of leather, sewing machines, stitching and hot wax thread and has been...
Wilderness Meets Luxury at Montana's Paws Up
Located on 37,000 acres of a breathtakingly beautiful mountain valley outside of Missoula, Montana, the Resort at Paws Up combines rough-and-tumble Western attractions like whitewater rafting, rappelling and hiking with luxurious comfort. The aesthetic...
Iron & Resin + Vanson Leathers Mojave Jacket
As spring finally graces the Northern Hemisphere with its presence, activity season is on. With the arrival of the new Iron & Resin collaboration with Vanson Leathers, this season means it's time to bring your bike out of storage. The three-season...
Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders
Motorcycle culture has always held a place in American society and—thanks to iconic films like "The Wild Ones," "Stone" and "Easy Rider"—the concept of the outlaw biker has continued to intrigue those with wayward inclinations. With one hand on the...
Young Hearted Apparel
Even with the influx of new men's basics brands in recent years, there still seems to be a gap in the market for fledging adults not quite ready to settle into life in solid stripes or basic patterns. In an effort to deliver a wealth of creative...
La Sportiva Technical Climbing Apparel
Technical climbing apparel often has its fair share of sartorial drawbacks considering its demographic tends to move often and pack light—for female rock hoppers stylish yet functional choices are especially rare. Always compelled to pack light for...
City Guides Spotlight: Minneapolis
Sponsored content: The city of Minneapolis seems to be all-too-often looked over when it comes to tourism in the US. But with a vibrant culture all its own, MPLS is worth not only a mention—but also a visit. Considered a part of the Midwest, its...
Off Piste: A Ride Across America, Part 1 of 5
Earlier this fall we hit the road to see our great nation from a less common vantage point—the seat of a motorcycle. With a couple of friends in tow, we loaded up three new 2013 bikes with little more than essential camping gear and a few sacks of...
XXL's Playlist For The Government Shutdown
On 1 October 2013, almost everyone in America could empathize with rapper El-P, who in his authority-challenging track "The Jig Is Up" says, "You must be out of your goddamn mind." The US government shutdown began Tuesday after Congress couldn't reach...
William Carl Jr: Over
A soulful, synth-driven debut R&B single, "Over," by Londoner William Carl Jr, thoughtfully reflects on the slow, lingering end to a transatlantic, long-distance relationship. The track bounces forward with a calm beauty in the face of regret and loss...
Wayne Wonder: No Letting Go
This week's #PrivateJam epitomizes its premise. Ghostly co-founder Sam Valenti delivered guilty pleasure gold with Wayne Wonder's "No Letting Go." Claiming it "was the fire" back in the day, Valenti further reminisces, explaining the Jamaican reggae...
Darkside: Paper Trails When Darkside remixed the entirety of Daft Punk's Random Access Memories this summer, it was clear they were warming up to something much bigger. Producer Nicolas Jaar and multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington have been concocting...
Darkside: Paper Trails
When Darkside remixed the entirety of Daft Punk's Random Access Memories this summer, it was clear they were warming up to something much bigger. Producer Nicolas Jaar and multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington have been concocting a musical experiment...
Cory Jreamz: Alive
Hailing from Houston, TX, unsigned artist Cory Jreamz dropped a haunting new track called "Alive" this week. The dark video—which Jreamz made himself—avoids big budget antics in favor of a staring contest-style rap along, while still managing to be...
Outdoor Project
Guidebooks, websites, word-of-mouth—nowadays, there's a wealth of resources that an outdoor adventurer can consult before embarking on a trip. Oftentimes though, these resources aren't comprehensive, up-to-date, or even particularly reliable. Furthermore...
Harrison & Bartleet Hook Clip by Mollyjogger
by Madison Kahn Outdoor retail expert Rick Stagner worked with Eddie Bauer for 18 years before opening his own authentic field and stream brand nearly a year ago, in August 2012. Based in the Ozark Mountains, Mollyjogger celebrates the Midwestern...
Interview: Jacob Henley of Salemtown Board Co.
by Madison Kahn Last November, all that Tennessee-native Jacob Henley had was a tank of gas, some reclaimed wood and a big idea: to mentor inner-city Nashville youth by teaching them how to build one-of-a-kind skateboards. Now, six months later...
Shinola Limited Edition 40mm Runwell
After witnessing Shinola's dedication to quality manufacturing in Detroit first hand last July, we backed the brand by pre-ordering their first watch, the 1,500 piece limited edition 40mm Runwell (which shares a name with their flagship bicycle...
Dada T-Shirt
Treat yourself or a special someone to a simple t-shirt made from high quality cotton that recognizes the early 20th century anti-art art movement championed by Marcel Duchamp and Tristan Tzara.
Delta Sky Deck
by LinYee Yuan Taxiing planes and a buzz of runway activity at John F. Kennedy International Airport's new Terminal 4 serve as a dramatic backdrop for interior designer Thom Filicia and Architectural Digest's new Delta Sky Deck—the United States...
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