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The Sad State of Rock at the Grammys

How did the genre that once dominated popular music fall from such great heights? The year 1991 may have the answers.<p>It was a rough night for rock. Megadeth, the Grammy winner for Best Metal Performance, walked to the stage to the tune of “Master of Puppets,” a song that’s actually by another band, …

Music

Time to celebrate Jason Day’s talent not blame him for golf’s ills

It is the subject guaranteed to send even mild-mannered golfing observers into a state of frenzy. Piece the words slow and play together before watching sparks fly; it can really be great fun. The only thing more consistent than slow play is the regularity with which people prattle on about it.<p>The …

Golf

Male supermodel Lucky Blue Smith plays golf and dates a PGA Tour caddie's daughter

I'll admit, I'd never heard of Lucky Blue Smith. Then again, the only names that pop into my head when I think of male supermodels are Derek Zoolander and Hansel.<p>In any matter, Lucky Blue Smith (Now I'm really thinking about "Blue Steel") is a male supermodel. And it probably won't surprise you to …

How to Trick Out the Ultimate Tacoma

Photo: Nick Kelley<p>The stock Toyota Tacoma is a reliable, practical rig. But you’ll want some aftermarket upgrades if you want to do more off-road. Two of our editors recently emerged from the overlanding rabbit hole with two totally transformed trucks. They’re rugged, safe, capable, and totally …

How to Plan an Off-Road Adventure in Your 4x4

Earlier this year, we described overlanding as being like backpacking, but with a vehicle, and we showed you how to build a capable, reliable trail rig for just $10,000. Now, let’s look at what you do with that 4x4. Where should you take it? What do you need to take with you? What happens if …

5 Car Accessories That Should Live in Your Trunk

Each fall, journalists and car geeks from around the world convene in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) auto trade show. Participants come to check out the latest tires, engines, and other car accessories. We headed there to find car essentials that won’t …

You Really Need to Hear Lady Gaga Sing Led Zeppelin

Holy shit.<p>A little history lesson for those who want to write off Lady Gaga: Having learned piano at the age of four, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was just 11-years-old when she was accepted into Juilliard, the prestigious Manhattan private performing arts school. Instead, she chose to attend …

New vs. Old: Which 4x4s Are Better Off-Road?

If, like me, you’re a truck guy, then you’ve probably found yourself thinking, “Why don’t they make them like they used to?” In our minds, the simple, old-school construction of older pickups, SUVs, and 4x4s seems to endow them with a certain element of unstoppability in comparison to the …

Rebelling Against the Void

The first of the three fatal accidents happened in the summer of 1961. David Roberts was 18. He and a high school friend, Gabe Lee, were climbing the low-angled First Flatiron, a sandstone slab near their hometown of Boulder, Colorado. Lee was belaying Roberts up the fifth pitch when the rope …

Searching for Hurricane Matthew

On October 6, shortly before President Obama declared a state of emergency for Florida, Georgia, and both Carolinas, Rick Roatch’s phone vibrated. “Virginia Task Force One has been mobilized as a Type One USAR Team. All available personnel are to report to the USAR warehouse immediately.”<p>Roatch is …

Buckshot 2.0 Bike Speaker

Little speaker. Big sound.<p>Shockproof, IPX6-rated dust- and waterproof<br>• Voice activated to take calls or dial while riding<br>• External controls for changing …

Gear & Gadgets

How to set up mountain bike suspension - MBR

Everything you need to know about how to set up mountain bike suspension<p>Not many riders know how to set up mountain bike suspension. We all have it …

Silca T-Ratchet and Ti-Torque Tool

Silca’s new bike multitool is equal parts genius and gorgeous.<p>The gadget can be used as a ratchet or, after a quick reconfiguration, a T-handle tool, with a torque-measuring bit driver. The patent-pending driver measures from 2-8Nm and ensures you never crush your carbon-fiber seat post again. Each …

This Bicycle Coffeeshop Chain Might Give Starbucks A Run For Its Money

We like it a latte.<p>We aren’t used to ordering our iced cappuccinos from a bicycle. But if this is the future of coffee, we’ve never <i>bean</i> more excited.<p>Wheelys is a chain of eco-friendly coffeeshops on bikes that started in Sweden in 2014, and some industry folks predict it just might take over the …

Driving Colorado’s Most Beautiful Roads in the Country’s Most Badass Toyotas

You might have seen more Toyota four-wheel drives than normal on the roads around Ouray, Colorado, this past week. That’s because the town just hosted the annual FJ Summit, where Toyota owners gather with their FJ Cruisers, Tacomas, and 4Runners to drive the area’s many scenic high-alpine passes. …

Karaage chicken will make you give up the Colonel for good

Korean fried chicken has taken the culinary world by storm, knocking that secret-spiced Kentucky version off its 'Merica-centric pedestal.<p>But there's …

Cooking

Rory McIlroy’s Strength And Flexibility Workout

Golf has never been a sport associated with athletic excellence. Sure, it’s tricky to make a small ball go in a hole using only a stick. But swinging …

Workouts

Tour de France 2016 sets off from iconic Mont-Saint-Michel

Saturday's "Grand Depart" takes place at the picturesque tourist resort of Mont Saint-Michel, before finishing 188km later at Utah Beach, made famous as one of the main sites of the Normandy Landings during World War II.<p>Reigning champion Chris Froome says this year's Tour de France is made for the …

Beer Can Cabbage Is the Ultimate Grilled Vegetable

Beer can chicken is a grilling season staple, but now there’s a new beer-steamed entree in town, and it is the hearty cabbage. Sure, it’s a great …

Cooking

Win Your Next Potluck With Frijoles Charros (Mexican Cowboy Beans)

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Do side dishes at potlucks and cookouts ever give you trouble? They're trouble for me. The big problem is that with large, informal gatherings, it's hard to gauge how long a dish will have to be held before it's …

Shopping

The 500-Rep Unloaded Barbell Challenge

Ditch the weight plates to build some serious muscle and burn some serious fat<p>For a strength and fat-blasting workout like no other, grab an unloaded 45-pound barbell.<p>Then perform 50 reps of each exercise in the order shown for a total of 500 reps. Try to complete each movement in as few sets as …

Jeep Crew Chief 715 Dissected: The Details on One of Jeep's Coolest-Ever Concepts

This throwback concept channels an icon.<p>From the June 2016 issue<p>Moab, Utah, with its geologically stunning slickrock, is a special place for the Jeep faithful and an idyllic playground for the brand’s 4x4s. It’s also the site of the Easter Jeep Safari, an annual off-roading celebration held around …

How 4X4s Got So Good

A brief history of democratizing the trail.<p>It's the summer of 1974, and you're ready to kick up some dust on California's Rubicon Trail in your Jeep CJ-5. Hope you're ready for a workout. To engage the old Jeep's four-wheel drive, first you have to climb outside and lock the hubs on the front axle. …

Real Estate

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