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The Dead-Simple Esquire Fitness Program

A simple, if intimidating, workout plan created by Mark Merchant, co-owner of As One Fitness. Implement immediately. The GIFs should help.<p><i>Published in the April 2014 issue</i><p><b>Six days a week</b> for six weeks, you'll alternate between two series of exercises, increasing the amount of work you do each week. …

Workouts

Why American dental insurance is so unspeakably awful

Chances are you’ve paid more in premiums than you’ll get back if you need serious work done. Where did we go wrong?<p>Wendell Potter writes in a series of posts about the poor state of dental coverage, that millions of Americans — 36 percent, according to a 2013 survey —put off visiting the dentist …

Slint Announce Tour

Slint's deluxe <i>Spiderland</i> box set is out April 15 via Touch and Go. The band have announced that they'll support the reissue's release with a series of tour dates, which will take them to a handful of North American cities.<p>Check out our interview with the band.<p>Slint:<p>04-29 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock …

American Cities

Cloud Nothings: Silent Shout

Historic levels of frustration swept the U.S. last October, as the federal government shutdown put the nation on pause. It was then, in Hoboken, New Jersey, that Cloud Nothings were holed up in the no-frills Water Music studio, honing their own brand of pummeling catharsis. The studio is scattered …

New Jersey

St. Vincent, Danny Brown, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Real Estate, Schoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt, Cloud Nothings Added to Pitchfork Music Festival

<b>Update, 4/17:</b> Neneh Cherry has been added to the lineup for Friday, July 18. Isaiah Rashad's performance has been moved to Sunday, July 20.<p>The 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival takes place Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20 at Chicago's Union Park. We're very excited to announce more additions to …

Music Festivals

Full List of Record Store Day Releases Announced

This year's Record Store Day falls on April 19. Once again, brick-and-mortar record stores will be selling a bunch of exclusive new records, in celebration of. The full list of official releases has been announced. Find it here.<p>It includes releases from Tame Impala, LCD Soundsystem, the Flaming …

Vinyl Records

Life Without Buildings’ Any Other City Being Reissued For Record Store Day

Life Without Buildings : "New Town" (via SoundCloud)<p>Glasgow’s Life Without Buildings came and went in the early aughts, but not without leaving behind <i>Any Other City</i> - their sole full-length, and one of our top 200 albums of the 2000s. Rough Trade imprint Tugboat initially released the record back …

Vinyl Records

Watch St. Vincent Use Lauryn Hill's Tax Troubles to Teach a Lesson on "Portlandia"

St. Vincent's Annie Clark makes another appearance on "Portlandia" this season, and today IFC has shared a clip. Watch it on the IFC website, via Stereogum. The storyline centers on Carrie Brownstein's new relationship with a tax lawyer. Clark and Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan, along with Fred …

Lauryn Hill

15 Ways Skrillex Changed the World

How our cover star dropped in and rumbled culture<p>15<p>That incandescent, pistol-spark moment in an artist's career when he or she actually steers the …

This Is Your Brain on Gluten

A No. 1 bestseller by a respected physician argues that gluten and carbohydrates are at the root of Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. What to make of the controversial theory?<p>“If you could make just three simple changes in your life to prevent, or even reverse, memory loss and …

Vermeer, coming to a theater near you

A new documentary examines how the painter achieved incredible photo-realism 150 years before the camera<p>The painter Johannes Vermeer is known for his incredible treatment of light and the near-photorealism of his 17th-century scenes. How did he do it without the use of a camera, which was invented …