Friday, May 1, 2009 3:30PM - By Joe Wertz
Most Expensive Cognac: To bear the name “cognac”, this 300-year-old spirit must be produced from a specific blend of grapes, distilled twice in copper stills and then aged for at least two years in French oak casks– and that’s just for the cheap stuff. The liquid is made, quite literally, from the waters of life, and some collectors have dedicated the finances of their own lives to its pursuit. Want to learn a bit more about some of the most expensive cognac ever made? Pull out a snifter, pass the Courvoisier and hit the jump for 10 of the most expensive cognacs ever bottled. [image courtesy: smadness]
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:30PM - By Mike Payne
The words “Decadent and Depraved” won’t appear on the official marketing materials for this Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. 39 years ago, however, those were the very words used by iconic journalist Hunter S. Thompson to describe this classic American sporting event. “It’s a fantastic scene– thousands of people fainting, crying, copulating, trampling each other and fighting with broken whiskey bottles…”
In one of his most significant works, Thompson made his own experience the spectacle of the event he was tasked to cover, and it was there that his own unique brand of journalism would be born. Want to experience that for yourself? Here is our guide on how to re-live this year’s Kentucky Derby in the spirit of Hunter S. Thompson. Don’t forget to pack your whiskey– or your mace.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 1:30PM - By Joe Wertz
Man has been burning beast since he first tamed flames, but the relatively simple process of barbecuing has evolved with a fever pitch over time. Today, the art of grilling has been made bigger and better by adding shiny stainless steel, multiple burners, wheels, thermometers, refrigerators and even touch screens. Before you dust off that clamshell Weber, Big Green Egg or try to remember what kind of valve your empty propane tank has, hit the jump to see how rich folk will be getting their grill on this Spring.
Friday, March 27, 2009 12:30PM - By Meieli Detoni
The Most Expensive Men’s Shoes | In a time when most large shoe brands have outsourced their labor, a handful of boutique shoe craftsmen have remain committed to the quality and care of an expert touch. While some may opt for a $20 pair of mass produced shoes at Target, there are others who appreciate the work of a true craftsman. When it comes to the craft of shoe making, the following 10 are some of the finest ever made– and also the most expensive. In a celebration of the historic craft of shoe making, here are 10 of the most expensive men’s shoes in the world.
Friday, March 13, 2009 1:05PM - By Adam Brown
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. Finally, that one day of the year when we can all get together and get completely hammered on a weeknight without having to come up with an excuse like “my dog died” or “I got fired” or “it’s Wednesday.” Nope, no bullshit excuses to justify your chronic alcoholism and long suffering liver on St. Pat’s day, just shitty green beer, good friends (hopefully) and lots of bar fights (double hopefully). And let’s face it, by the end of the night, you’re going to be slurring your curse words and saying sexually inappropriate stuff to chicks anyway, why not let your fellow party-goers know what to expect from you ahead of time by rocking one of these equally offensive t-shirts?
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 6:00PM - By Mike Payne
Photographer and artist Mike Stimpson has a sense of humor when it comes to the images that have shaped our world. While history’s greatest photographs have represented some of the highest peaks and the lowest failures of humanity, Stimpson represents them with a child-like sense of humor. He rebuilds them with Legos. Dubbed the “Classics in Lego” collection, Mike Stimpson has shared a playful, new perspective on photography’s best, from politics to war to sports and the achievements of humanity. Kudos to Mike Stimpson, enjoy the photography, readers! [mike stimpson, more pics at flickr]
Friday, March 6, 2009 4:30PM - By Mike Payne
The Geneva Motor Show is in a class of its own. While we here in the United States celebrate our auto conferences with much pride, car fans the world over recognize the Geneva Motor Show as the absolute best, the cream of the crop for luxury sports cars and rare automobiles. The 2009 Geneva Motor Show did not disappoint– as some of the greatest, fastest, greenest and most expensive cars in the world were shown off for an international audience. Here’s your chance to see them all in one place– the absolute best of the Geneva Motor Show 2009…
Thursday, March 5, 2009 1:21PM - By Adam Brown
BRAZILIAN MODELS - You know who loves Brazilian models? Stylecrave does. You know who else loves Brazilian models? Everybody. Some of the highest paid and most lusted after models working today hail from Brazil, a country that values beauty so much it boasts more Avon ladies than there are members of its armed forces. I know that last fact to be true, because I read it on the internet. The internet never lies.
Anyway, for every Gisele Bundchen and Adriana Lima working today, there are dozens of equally smoking hot Brazilian natives waiting for them to develop even one age spot so they can knock them off their supermodel throne. So who will be the next sexiest Brazilian supermodel? Probably one of these ladies…
Friday, February 20, 2009 1:08PM - By Adam Brown
Over the past few decades, hip hop has gone from what many people assumed would just be a flash in the pan novelty music genre to what is now one of the most powerful influences in pop culture. But as celebrated as hip hop may be in today’s fashion, it’s important to stop every once in awhile to take a look back at some of the less fortunate hip hop trends that have come and gone. For, if they go unmocked for too long, Kanye West will just bring them roaring back into the spotlight. Hey, that sounds like a good place to start!