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Review: Scrambler Ducati Desert Sled

You don’t need to be a regular reader to know that scramblers are hot. Over the last few years, the term has become the go-to marketing moniker for OEMs looking to cash in on the growing moto lifestyle. From a business standpoint it makes complete sense; the carefree attitude exuded by scramblers …

Face of Robert The Bruce reconstructed showing Scottish king had leprosy

Robert the Bruce really did suffer from leprosy, scientists have concluded after reconstructing his face from his skull.<p>For years, historians have argued about whether the 14th century ­Scottish king was infected with the disease, with some believing there was a ­medieval cover-up so he would not …

Beyond Athens: The Best Books on the Ancient World

Anthony Everitt’s newly released book the <i>Rise of Athens</i> carries the provocative subtitle <i>The Story of the World’s Greatest Civilization</i>. While that’s certainly debatable, Everitt does make a very strong case for the great Greek city-state. Athens is, after all, the birthplace of democracy: a lasting …

Why Socrates Hated Democracies: An Animated Case for Why Self-Government Requires Wisdom & Education

How often have you heard the quote in one form or another? “Democracy is the worst form of Government,” said Winston Churchill in 1947, “except for …

Socrates

10 New England Small Towns Loaded With Charm

The old New England—that land of the stacked-stone field walls and little red-brick downtowns nestled in the hills or tucked in beside historic …

Lean 'n clean: Slipstream Creations' Honda CB360T

We’ll admit: Brat-café style Honda customs are a dime a dozen. But top shelf finishes and attention to detail are far more rare, and this classy CB360T has both in spades.<p>It’s the work of James Fawcett—a creative-at-large based in St. Louis, Missouri. Operating as Slipstream Creations, James …

Fabrication

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

Nutrition

That '70s Show: new Bonneville, vintage style

Most builders rhapsodize about their bikes, scattering superlatives like autumn leaves on a country road. Kev Taggart describes his Triumph Bonneville T100 as “Small, squat, and tough as old boots.”<p>Kev can afford to be blunt. He’s one half of the English workshop Spirit of The Seventies, and a man …

Upgrading the Triumph Scrambler, Swedish Style

The Triumph Scrambler looks pretty good straight out of the box. But a few well-judged tweaks can lift it to a whole new level.<p>As much as we love radically modified Triumphs, it’s subtle custom jobs like this Gothenburg-based machine that <i>really</i> get our motors running. It’s the kind of build that …

Motorcycles

19 Of The Best Snow Scenes In Art

Today marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the Winter Solstice. Or, if you prefer, the most wonderful time of the year. 'Tis the season of rosy cheeks, icy sidewalks and hot chocolate, all the makings of a spectacular Bing Crosby holiday movie.<p>But winter …

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Super Motor Company Lucky Punk

We hear a lot about the rise of the Chinese-built motorcycle, and how it’s going to change the industry in the western world. Well, this is the story of a westerner trying to beat the Chinese at their own game. And yes, it’s messy.<p>The star of this cautionary tale is Dimitri Hettinga, who runs …

Fabrication

This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

I'm never one to turn down a castle visit. From England's Windsor Castle to Namhansanseong in South Korea, if a travel destination has a royal residence -- currently inhabited or long abandoned -- I'll add it to my to-tour list.<p>But after spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've …

Scotland

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

The Ice Cavern

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Incredible Paintings on Maps Unify Countries

Madrid-based Spanish artist Fernando Vicente uses maps for more than geographical purposes. For his <i>Atlas</i> series, the creative illustrator paints on old maps, transforming countries and whole continents into people, animals, and skulls. The collection of acrylic paint portraits applied and …

Art

Jennifer Lawrence: America’s Kick-Ass Sweetheart

‘Dude!” Says Jennifer Lawrence into her cellphone. “I’m lost as fuck! I’ve been driving around for, like, 10 minutes. Where the hell is this place?” …

America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest

Day 5 of Documerica Week on In Focus, featuring regions of the U.S. covered by the photographers of the Documerica Project in the early 1970s. In our final photo essay, we visit the northwestern states of Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, during a heightened energy crisis that left gas pumps empty …

lostinthemultiplex.com |

Lost in the Multiplex is here to bring you independent reviews of both newly released and classic films. Instead of obsessing over the latest trends …

H. P. Lovecraft and the Northern Gothic Tongue

By Roger Luckhurst<p>There is a very specific language of Gothic and horror literature that has its roots buried deep in the history of English: <i>doom</i> has …