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Becoming Winston: Lessons from the master

It's been 50 years since the great man's death and still his legend and philosophy live on and show no sign of slowing down.  School children can spout his witticisms and his visage is one of the most well...
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Man in the kitchen: Beer Braised Brisket

For our readers stateside (at least those Super Bowl inclined) we've done a riff on one of our favorite dishes fit to feed a small army.  It's hard to beat a good brisket and the addition of beer...
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Beautiful Patina: Cafe Racer Dreams BMW R100RS

      Madrid based CRD have finished another stunning air cooled BMW build.  Up to date electrical systems and suspension give new life to the venerable BMW. However- we'd remiss if we...
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Polar Explorers: the faces of struggle

  We know its cold out but put yourself in the mind of adventurers from the golden age of Polar exploration who somehow managed without all fleece and DWR technical fibers.  Charting new ground in...
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Paint it Black: 12 houses of a darker hue

Paint it Black: 12 MODERN HOUSES WITH BLACK EXTERIORS By Marni Katz It was once about a modernist cube with weathered vertical siding. Or a clapboard Colonial complete with white picket fence,...
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in defense of elitism & black sheep

  I have always said that we never set out to sell shirts and were more than quite happy to go about our travels in our own manner.  Picking some absolutely top notch things up along the way and working with...
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The Fiendish Vincent Black Shadow

  Hunter S. Thompson was obsessed with the Black Shadow, and referred to it in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (he jokingly offered to enter it in the Mint 400 Desert Race) and various magazine...
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The Perfect Dark N Stormy

Ingredients 2 ounces dark rum 3 ounces ginger beer 1/2 ounce lime juice Glass Type: Collins glass Instructions Before we start let's get a few things straight: The rum absolutely...
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Remembering Ned Gillette: Bad Ass Extraordinaire

Early in the morning on August 5, 1998, Ned Gillette was shot to death in his tent in the Karakoram.He was 53. Middle aged, at least by old standards. But Gillette was one of those people whose personality was...
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The Imperial Black Signature Beverage

It's no secret that we enjoy a good solid drink around the outpost. Any given day you can find a peaty 18 year scotch, a small batch bourbon, an office staple, Peroni, and on occassion a solid 30 year Rum...
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the pleasures of a quick fix

The pleasures of a quick fix It's cold out again with a sky the colour of wet aluminum.  I slip out under the guise of an errand.   In less than half an hour I've left the overly heated house with...
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The Dakar Rally: A legendary past in pictures

Competitors are gathered in the Trocadéro Gardens next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, ahead of the inaugural Paris-Dakar Rally, which was renamed the Dakar Rally in 2009. The race originated in December...
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The Faroe Islands: Isolated Beauty

Photographer Julian Calverley recently got a job in Faroe Islands, in the Kingdom of Denmark. He used the frequent dead times during the shooting to take some pictures of the surroundings with his...