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WEEN AT THE CAT'S CRADLE, 1992

Ween at the Cat's Cradle, 1992 [MVD] Our rating: 4 out of a possible 5 Before Dean and Gene Ween became darlings of the jam-band crowd, they toured as a twosome backed only by a dat machine. This recording of an early show at a tiny Chapel Hill, North Carolina, venue captures the jokester "brothers" in all their ragged glory, as they share nutso lyrics, epic guitar licks, and witty repartee with the crowd. Matt Hendrickson see more
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THE BEATLES AT BLOOMINGDALE'S

Photograph by Brad Bridgers For this holiday season, Bloomingdale's asked several brands, including Marc by Marc Jacobs, Hickey, and John Varvatos, to create exclusive pieces inspired by the Beatles-themed Cirque du Soleil show LOVE. Album covers and archival images make their way onto suits, ties, and T-shirts, all sold in a special space. Katie Hintz
Music

ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME'S SOHO OUTPOST

Photograph courtesy of Retna Ltd. The Velvet Underground. Blondie. The Ramones. The music of New York gets its due tomorrow when the Cleveland-based Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opens its first annex, in SoHo. In addition to memorabilia like Bruce Springsteen's 1957 Chevy and John Lennon's Record Plant piano, the annex features an interactive map that guides you to Manhattan music landmarks like Studio 54, the Chelsea Hotel, and the former CBGB. Katie Hintz
Wheels

THE GIBBS AQUADA

Photograph courtesy of Autocom Over the years, we've let go of most of our boyhood dreams: jet packs, hover boards, threesomes. But thanks to U.K.-based Gibbs Technologies Ltd., the amphibious car is one we can hold on to. On land, the company's Aquada looks like an Italian roadster and reaches speeds in excess of 100 mph. Pull up to the water's edge, though, and depth sensors trigger retraction of the vehicle's wheels. Within 12 seconds you're skimming over the surface at up to 35 mph, courtesy of a massive water jet. The Aquada will sell for around $85,000 when see more
Travel

MIAMI'S NEW MONDRIAN HOTEL

Photograph by Nikolas Koenig In November the Mondrian Hotel opens its latest outpost, in Miami. Designed by Marcel Wanders, the luxurious retreat is smack in the middle of South Beach and offers direct access to Biscayne Bay. Katie Hintz
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DAVID YURMAN SUNGLASSES

Photograph courtesy of David Yurman Jewelry designer David Yurman is bringing his signature aesthetic—with its rope details and bold lines—to eyewear. His first collection of sunglasses and prescription frames makes use of luxe materials like black onyx, titanium, buffalo horn, and olive quartz. Katie Hintz
Q&A

60 SECONDS WITH RUSSELL SIMMONS

Courtesy of Hip Hop Association Got a minute? Music and fashion icon Russell Simmons discusses his New York fashion challenge, Obama mania, and being a hip-hop pioneer. Q: You're hosting a fashion entrepreneur contest as a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, and the winner will be announced this Friday. What motivated you to get involved? A: I am really interested in encouraging entrepreneurs. The cultivation of creativity is something that is overlooked in America. We cannot survive in the world today without a new shot at this. Q: This seems to be in sync with your other work, the see more
Travel

HOW TO TRAVEL WITH CLASS

No matter how long the flight, you can always avoid looking like you stowed away in the cargo hold. Here, the clothes that will let you stretch your legs without shortchanging your style when you're 30,000 feet in the air. Courtney Colavita 1. Washed-Cotton Shirt The last thing you need while sleeping in-flight is a stiff collar scratching your neck. A rumpled cotton button-down helps you maintain some decorum even when you're slumping in your seat. 2. Cardigan A cashmere cardigan keeps you just as insulated from the airplane's AC as a complimentary Scotch or two, but without the see more
Travel

HOLIDAY TRAVEL: WHAT TO BRING

Photographs by Brad Bridgers Start your trip off right by packing only the essentials. Courtney Colavita THE LIST What you need to wear during a business trip should be your least worry. For a two-night jaunt, load your suitcase with the following: one gray suit, one pair of jeans, two button-down shirts (black and striped), two V-neck sweaters, a pair of oxfords, two ties, one belt, three pairs of underwear, and three pairs of socks. Workout clothes, while not a must, do make it more likely that you'll hit the hotel gym instead of the minibar. ADVANCED TECHNIQUES Maximize see more
Movies + TV

DANNY BOYLE'S SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

Photograph by Ishika Mohan/Courtesy of fox British director Danny Boyle, best known for the gritty heroin opus Trainspotting, has accomplished the impossible: He's brought genuine drama to the kitschy roving lights and final answers of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. His latest film, Slumdog Millionaire, tells the story of Jamal, an Indian teenager whose hopes for escaping poverty and getting the girl hinge on winning the Hindi version of your grandma's favorite game show. Amid accusations of cheating, Jamal is forced to explain how he became so knowledgeable during his early life, part of which was spent with see more
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