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Big Acts of Storytelling
The Worst Idea Wins • We have surrendered our good taste to the algorithm while empowering our gut to make decisions that should be left to science. There’s no way this will end well.
The 5 Wrongest Hunches IN AMERICAN HISTORY • Gut instincts are kind of our thing—for better and, often, for worse
Down the Middle • The most exciting new whiskeys just might be the bargains. Here’s how to build a middle shelf that matters.
SO, WHAT’S A $60,000 WHISKY LIKE?
Surrender Your Home to the Internet • Not every household device needs to be connected to the Internet, right? Some things are better analog. Why should your lamp or toaster oven sync up with an app? Ridiculous! Or is it? What if—and hear us out—you give yourself over entirely to the Internet of Things. Resistance is futile. The machines won. Connect everything. Enjoy the benefits. It will change your life, probably for the better. Here are five products that are so smart and beautifully designed you won’t mind giving them your data.
THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL OF ’21 • From a haunting take on Macbeth to otherworldly electric blues to the most surreal show in decades, fittingly, the best culture of the year ran deep
A Parka with Pedigree • C.P. Company’s Mille Miglia jacket is inspired by a harrowing road race, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear it on your next coffee run
Where It’s Never Gone Before • Omega’s fan favorite Speedmaster gets a whole new look
Damn, That’s a Good Coat • Street-style savant Josh Peskowitz explores the implications—personal, practical, and philosophical—of really great outerwear
Heavy Weights • THE ITEMS ON THIS PAGE ARE HEAVY. Burly. Sturdy. Take your pick of descriptors; what matters is they’ve got oomph. But it’s not just poundage you’re encountering. It’s quality. Craftsmanship. Care. These items are investments, made from materials that take time to assemble just right. They offer a stronger pour in your sartorial cocktail. You’ll suspect it when you see ’em, and know it when you feel ’em. So remember to lift with your legs, not your back, and strap in. This stuff is in it for the long haul.
Fingers on the Pulse • Rings were once reserved for mobsters and prepsters. Now they’re for everyone.
Can I Get a Refill? • Stop buying the same bottles of grooming products over and over. Start topping them off instead.
The Best Reusables for Your Routine
HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE MY FOX NEWS PARENTS • At odds with his right-wing mom and dad, the writer orphaned himself from his family by blood in favor of a family he chose. Then he came to a disturbing—and cathartic—realization.
Give Me Water Pressure or Give Me Death • If we really think we’re going to slow our ongoing environmental collapse through sad showers and paper straws, we’re in trouble
the best NEW restaurants 2021
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Keanu reeves wtf • Guy’s always working — sixty-eight movies in thirty-five years. Playing killing machines, doofuses, romantics, messiahs, and devils. But always Keanu. Which always means something more.
Wesley Snipes • ACTOR, 59, MARINA DEL REY, CALIFORNIA
How we DRESS now • WHEN IT COMES TO PUTTING THEMSELVES TOGETHER, MEN HAVE NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD. WHETHER YOU’VE A MIND TO DRESS UP, DRESS DOWN, OR FREAK OUT, THE CHOICES ARE ENDLESS AND...