Phillip Ellinger

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First Details on The Dark Star Trilogy, Author Marlon James' 'African Game of Thrones'

“African folklore is just as rich, and just as perverse as [<i>Lord of the Rings</i>],” Marlon James said in a <i>Vulture</i> interview more than a year ago, after …

Books

The Best Folk Albums Of 2016

<i>Editor’s note: The point of more extensive genre lists is to help give shine to albums that wouldn’t make it into the overall best albums list. So, despite the rap-specific list — where ranking is still next to godliness — we’ve opted to leave the albums that appeared on the overall best list off</i> …

Indie Music

How to Do Your Genealogy | The Art of Manliness

Last week we discussed why every man should delve into his genealogy, arguing that doing this kind of family history research is not only …

Genealogy

WWE Hell in a Cell 2016: Most Underrated Matches in Event's History

Similar to past installments, WWE Hell in a Cell 2016 is shaping up to be a blockbuster event with three Hell in a Cell matches already on tap. With that in mind, there are bound to be bouts on the undercard that will be overlooked as a result.<p>It would be far from the first time, however, as there …

WWE

Hear Kings of Leon's Vibrant New Single 'Around the World'

Kings of Leon mix funk and twang on their vibrant new single "Around the World." Over springy electric guitar, four-on-the-floor drums and Led …

Guitar

Harry Turtledove Imagines the Cold War Gone Hot in ‘The Hot War’

The last days of World War II set into play a number of factors that led the Cold War: a decades-long conflict between the Soviet Union and the …

14 Ways to Protect Your Home While on Vacation | The Art of Manliness

You’ve just spent a glorious week on vacation with your family. The sun was out the whole time, the food was good, and the kids behaved. Miraculous! …

Happy Birthday Prince: 5 More Examples Of His Insane Guitar Skills

Fans and admirers around the world are celebrating the life of talented musician <b>Prince</b> who today would have turned 58 years old had he not suffered …

20 best folk music albums of all time

Think of folk music and you think of acoustic guitars, singing with your finger in your ear and sad, tragic stories of failed romance all washed down …

Here They Are: The 20 Songs You'll Be Listening to All Summer

Because we aren't just playing the hits at our parties.<p>No one can quite agree on what a song of the summer actually is. Technically, the song of the summer is the most commercially successful track between the months of June and September. For example, the technical winner of 2015 wasn't Taylor …

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight: George Foreman and the Rumble in the Jungle

As a huge paw sent him flying into the ropes, it was obvious to all 60,000 fans in the Stade du 20 Mai in Kinshasa, Zaire, and millions more watching live on closed-circuit television, that things were beginning to go horribly wrong for Muhammad Ali.<p>It was October 30, 1974. More specifically, it …

Boxing

Muhammad Ali, The Boxing Poet Who Inspired Liquid Prose

Maybe it was the way his life transected areas that define America – race and religion; war and sports – or perhaps it was his own love for words. Whatever the reason, Muhammad Ali's life and career inspired writing that was nearly as captivating as the man himself.<p>With Ali – The Greatest – now …

15 Great Movies Every Game of Thrones Fan Should Watch

With <b>Game of Thrones</b> returning for its sixth season, viewers may be chomping at the bit for more medieval mayhem, political maneuvering, and brutal, …

WWE Extreme Rules 2016: Greatest Title Matches in PPV's History

With WWE Payback in the books, it's time for fans to look ahead to the next pay-per-view—WWE Extreme Rules 2016. The event traditionally features a slew of stipulation matches to cap off ruthless rivalries, and this year's installment should be no exception.<p>Extreme Rules is among the few themed …

WWE

Listen to a Song That Hasn't Been Heard For a Thousand Years

An ancient song repertory lost since the 11th century has been reconstructed by researchers from the University of Cambridge.<p>It’s called “Songs of …

Archaeology

Paul Tremblay Says That His Latest Novel Is His Graduate Thesis on Horror Fiction

While on a road trip recently, I picked up Paul Tremblay’s latest novel, <i>A Head Full of Ghosts</i>, and proceeded to spend the next ten hours completely …

Horror

3D Illustrations of Pop Culture Characters and Objects Deserted in a Post-Apocalyptic World

In “Stretched Out”, a drowsy Simon’s Cat who has been sleeping outside all day was awoken by his human who was ready to feed him dinner. As with many …

11 Essential Prince Songs You Should Listen to Right Now

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How to Become an Effective Leader | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: As one of the fathers of modern bodybuilding, Joe Weider founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding, created the Mr./Ms.</i> …

26 Oldtime Strongman Exercises Every Man Should Try | The Art of Manliness

At the turn of the 20th century, the world saw the rise of a new kind of public hero: the professional strongman.<p>Strongmen emerged from the physical …

6 Shocking Stories From ‘Myths and Legends’ Host Jason Weiser

Week after week, most of iTunes’ most popular podcasts remain the same: <i>Serial</i>, <i>This American Life</i>, <i>Fresh Air</i>, <i>Radiolab</i>. And then there’s <i>Myths and …

Mario-style shower curtain: Soak and star in your own retro game

Retro gaming is the spice of your life. You wear a Super Mario wristwatch, gave your cat a Super Mario cat tree and decorated your home with a fully playable room-size Ms. Pac-Man game.<p>It's time to claim your rightful place in the halls of old-school gaming glory. You need to star in your own epic …

Retrogaming

The 50 Most Popular Watch Brands According to Our Readers

Favorites from Rolex to Michael Kors.<p>Thousands of <i>Esquire UK</i> readers cast their vote in our Big Watch Survey to determine the most desirable watch brand in the world.<p>The winner, with more than six thousands votes, was Rolex, proving that the appeal of the legendary Geneva brand is stronger than ever …

How to Clean & Restore a Vintage Pocketknife | The Art of Manliness

Have you ever come into possession of an old pocket knife that was worse for wear, but still handsome and sturdy?<p>Maybe you were looking through your …

A Soundtrack To A Snowstorm Spotify Playlist

With seemingly half the country facing a massive blizzard that forced many to stay inside this weekend, snow and winter weather is on the minds of …

Free Download: Bruce Springsteen Shares Official Chicago Recording

This evening Bruce Springsteen was supposed to perform at Madison Square Garden in New York City, but thanks to Winter Storm Jonas the show was …

Time Management Tips | How to Live on 24 Hours Per Day | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: As you look back on the year that has just past, do you feel as though you spent another 12 months merely existing instead of truly</i> …

Bruce Springsteen Shares Tempe 1980 Free Download

Earlier this month Bruce Springsteen released <i>The Ties That Bind: The River Collection</i>, a box set documenting the creation of the famed 1980 studio …

Rock Music

Our Fifteen Most-Read Magazine Stories of 2015

How much time do people spend reading <i>New Yorker</i> stories? That’s the metric we care most about here at newyorker.com. It’s not perfect by any means (it may create an incentive to add extraneous parentheticals) but it’s not as bad as the other ways you can measure online engagement.<p>In any event, here …

The Discovery of Roscoe Holcomb and the “High Lonesome Sound”

The great dragnet of the American folk revival—which began in New York City in the mid-nineteen-thirties, and, lore dictates, started to falter when Bob Dylan powered up an electric guitar at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival—resulted in the retrieval and trotting out of various long-retired rural …