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What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

BMW R Nine T Custom Project

For six months, four of Japan’s top custom workshops have been tearing down and rebuilding BMW’s R nineT roadster.<p>The names will be familiar to most readers—Shiro Nakajima, Brat Style, Hidemo and Cherry’s Company—but until now, the R nineT Custom Project bikes have been hidden behind closed …

How to Prevent & Fix A Bad Hair Day

Let’s face it, bad hair days happen. But, there are ways to limit your chances of experiencing one, and fixing those that do happen.So before you …

Revival Cycles Harley Sportster 883

Revival Cycles are known mostly for their show-stopping Moto Guzzi customs. So it should feel strange to see a Harley roll out of the Texas workshop. But somehow, it doesn’t: this Sportster 883 is exactly what you’d expect from Alan Stulberg and crew when it comes to style and quality.<p>The story of …

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. …

Airtight Cycles Möbius

The work produced by students of Koichi Yamaguchi is easily recognised, seemingly, by his one instruction: think outside the triangle. Steel is a malleable material, perfect for building bicycle frames, but it takes a critical mind to create a functional variation on the vernacular. Mathew Amonson …

How to Avoid Blurry Photos by Choosing the Right Autofocus Mode

Photography

The Hold Steady's 10 Rock Albums Every Man Should Own

The New York City rock band gives us their playlist<p><b>This week, New York City</b> rock band the Hold Steady return with <i>Teeth Dreams</i>, their sixth studio album in the last 10 years. They're often described as "America's best bar band" but really, they're more than that. Lead singer Craig Finn is …

Why Fuji's Newest X100 Firmware Update Is A Step In The Right Direction

Hats off to Fuji for delivering a state of the art firmware update on their two years old X100.<p>Before going into the details and goodies found in the …

Why Matthew McConaughey Looks Normal Again

And how you could slap on some size, too<p><b>The McConaissance is no secret at this point.</b> He's now the front-runner to collect the hardware for Best Actor tonight. To portray the gaunt Texas cowboy turned AIDS patient Ron Woodrof in <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, McConaughey reportedly shed 47 pounds — and he was …

India court orders Sahara chief Subrata Roy's arrest

<b>The Indian Supreme Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of the chief of Sahara, one of India's biggest business houses, after he failed to appear in court.</b><p>Subrata Roy was ordered to be present in court for failing to refund money to millions of investors.<p>Two Sahara firms had raised 240bn …

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

Honda CJ360 by Kingdom of Kicks

Kingdom of Kicks is typical of the small, up-and-coming workshops that are lighting the fires under the European custom scene. It’s run by James Jordan, who started out building bikes in a small apartment—and now enjoys marginally larger premises in Hackney Wick, an east London district famed for …

EV Compensation Explained

Today Yanik Chauvin from Image-Y shares how he uses EV Compensation. I’ve been using the EV (Exposure Value) button on my camera more than any of the …

Compensation

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1969 Honda CB350 by Roc City

The terms ‘hand crafted’ and ‘bespoke’ get thrown around a lot these days—but in the case of this wonderfully understated 1969 Honda CB350, they’re particularly apt. Virtually every part you see here has been hand made by Sean Pelletier of Roc City Cafe Racers.<p>At Roc City, Pelletier’s primary focus …

Honda CBS125 by Dauphine-Lamarck

There are dozens of builders who work on nothing but Harleys. Countless others stick exclusively to Indians, Moto Guzzis or Ducatis. But we didn’t know there’s a workshop that specializes in tiny Hondas from the 60s to the 80s—until now.<p>This classy little Honda CBS125 comes from Dauphine-Lamarck, a …

Horse Cycles Stainless Townie

Thomas Callahan’s Horse Brand Co. launched recently, showcasing American-made goods and his handmade Urban Tour bikes. This stainless steel town bike is an addition to that line, a concise summary of Thomas’ style and ethos.<p>Reynolds 931 tubing was used, a thicker tubing as compared to their 953 …

Yamaha SR250 by Auto Fabrica

The SR400 has been around for a while as a popular custom donor bike, but we shouldn’t overlook its little 250cc brother, which is equally simple in construction and, as demonstrated by the UK’s new-kids-on-the-custom-block Auto Fabrica, it can make a cracking little custom street bike. This is …

Frank Lloyd Wright Building from 1939 Finally Built

54 years after the death of Frank Lloyd Wright, Florida Southern College, home to the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the …

George Clooney's Rules for Living

No one does the fame thing like Clooney. He floats above it even as he uses it to embellish his influence. He understands his place in the pantheon even as he remains hidden from the inquisitive lens. He's the master.<p><b>You must love him.</b><p>For one thing, he's lovable, professionally so. For another, he …

SingleBe Bikes Street-Killer

Aside from a tailored fit, custom frame builders afford an adaptability to market forces that brands who rely om mass-production can only dream about. Case in point: SingleBe Bikes from the Czech Republic and their belt-driven, Cannondale Lefty-equipped Street Killer.<p>SingleBe’s Trail-KIller is an …

The Outlaw

All great writers have their muses. Proust had his madeline. Fitzgerald had Zelda. Daniel Woodrell has the tweakers who keep breaking into his house. A storm-tossed road trip with the battle-hardened bard of meth country.<p><b>The tweakers gather in the yard next door.</b> Some of them collapse in lounge …

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Canyon Urban Concept

Eurobike has just finished up for another year and by the looks of things, there’ll be some interesting products filtering down through the bicycle market. As with car shows, there were a few innovations that may or may not see the light of day, but Canyon Bicycles GmbH presented their Urban …

Just Shut Up

<b>Let me be more</b> precise. Just shut your fking piehole. Forever. You useless walking, bloodstained pile of casual death.<p>Lieberman said that he would urge lawmakers -- including his "amigos," Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) -- to approve an action in Syria. "I'm sure that our …

Moto Guzzi 1000 SP

There are three brands I always associate with the glory days of motorcycling in the 1970s: Honda, Triumph and Moto Guzzi. Four decades on, their bikes still have an enduring appeal for custom builders.<p>Honda may have lost its way in the charisma stakes of late, but Moto Guzzi still has a hotline to …

Officine RossoPuro Moto Guzzi Bellagio

It’s quite common to see manufacturers getting into bed with custom builders these days. We’ve seen BMW hooking up with Roland Sands for the Concept 90, and Yamaha has joined forces with the Wrenchmonkees and Deus Ex Machina for a series of ‘Yard Built Specials’.<p>Until recently, this sort of thing …