Missing Links: The 2012 In/Out List, Bands We Lost in 2011, and Parks and Rec Cartoon Characters

We scour the Web to find the best intel you might have missed this week. See the Parks and Recreation Characters as Cartoons (Vulture) Illustrator/graphic designer Jon Defreest's animated rendition of the NBC mockumentary. The 2012 In/Out List (Washington Post) Start 2012 in the know with this handy guide from the Washington Post. Does Airport Security Really Make Us Safer? (Vanity Fair) An investigation into the efficiency of the T.S.A.'s heightened security measures. In Memoriam: Bands We Lost in 2011 (Stereogum) An homage to the White Stripes, Sonic Youth, LCD Soundsystem, REM, and other bands that have gone to meet see more
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The Best of 2011

Fitness plans, fashion models, former Disney child stars, and more in the top ten stories on in 2011. 10. The 14 Healthiest Snack Foods Resist the siren's call of the vending machine Snickers bar and opt for dried fruit, kale chips, sea salt popcorn, or one of these other eleven nutritious snacks. 9. The Ultimate Weights Free Workout The inaugural workout plan from "The Body," Details' health and fitness section, outlines how to get in the best shape of your life (without setting foot in the gym). 8. Shia LaBeouf: Hollywood's Last Bad Boy The Transformers star has no see more

Jeremiah Simmons of A Headlong Dive Shares his 12 (Legit) Resolutions for 2012

Here's the thing about New Year's resolutions: You don't need to flip a calendar over to loose that 10 pounds, begin dressing well, or start really putting money into that 401-K. You can begin that any day you choose—the coming of the New Year and the inspiration it provides is an illusion. Like an imaginary reset button, each of us feel as if this year, this year can be my year. But honestly, why not? Why can't this year be your year? Truth be told, you can choose to make simple yet significant changes to better your life any see more

The Cultural Agenda: Jim Henson's Fantastic World, The Iron Lady, and New Year's Eve plans

The Details-approved concerts, movies, and events coming at you in the next seven days. Museums and Art Jim Henson's Fantastic World at the Museum of Moving Image, New York City A collection of photographs, sketches, film clips, and puppets (including Miss Piggy, Kermit, and Bert and Ernie) provide insight on the imagination of the Muppet mastermind. Through March 4. Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro: Are We There Yet? at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC The Australian natives create an installation specifically for the Washington, DC gallery from mass-produced household products—specifically commonly-used food items and toys. These materials are repurposed to see more

Missing Links: Bill Clinton and Mindy Kaling Recommend Books, Drunk History Christmas, The Dark Knight Rises

We scour the Web to find the best intel you might have missed this week. Bill Clinton and Mindy Kaling Recommend Books Together, Just Because (Vulture) The unlikely duo gives their (vastly-different) literary recommendations. Drunk History Christmas with Ryan Gosling, Jim Carrey, and Eva Mendes (Funny or Die) Ryan Gosling's holiday gift to the Internet. The Dark Knight Rises Official Movie Trailer (YouTube) For those who didn't catch the trailer before the IMAX screening of Mission Impossible 4. 19 Outstanding Words You Should Be Working Into Conversation (Mental Floss) "Giabella," "badinage," "the Wheaton," and other colloquialisms to win friends and see more
Style News

Best of the Week: Fashion Trends of 2011, the 2012 Furniture Wishlist, and the Details Holiday Gift Guide

A roundup of our best articles from the past seven days. The Details 2012 Furniture Wish List Forget resolutions. 2012 is the year for renovations (and these are the top design picks). Aaron Sanchez: The Perfect Cut The celebrity chef—and one of the culinary talents behind New York eatery Centrico—sits down for a trim in the latest edition of Details and Blind Barber's "The Perfect Cut" series. The Top Ten Men's Fashion Trends of 2011 From saddle shoes to marled wool, our style editors identify the hottest looks of the year. The Five Worst Fitness Infomercials of All Time Dubious see more

The Classic Jeep Gets an Upgrade

A collector's guide to classic Jeeps. For 2012, the Wrangler Unlimited has been given a make-under worthy of the original 1941 Jeep: Its interior is elegantly stripped-down yet comfortable. And the new Wrangler is up-to-date where it counts: The engine is an economical 3.6-liter V6. It's the rare authentic off-roader that cuts a stylish figure on any city street. Base price: $25,545 A Collector's Guide to Classic Jeeps 1941 - The original Jeep is designed and built by Willys MB in less than three months. 1970 - AMC buys Jeep and transforms it into an international consumer brand. 1984 - see more

Art Collecting Goes Online: 3 Members-Only Websites

These member-exclusive sites offer a non-traditional way for art lovers to discover and appreciate works from leading galleries, exhibitions, and private collections around the world. Alexander and Bonin, New York Hosts virtual exhibitions organized by celebrity curators—from Marina Abramovic to Robin Williams. Reclining Blue Form, George Condo—2011 A recommendation engine for art buyers that uses algorithms similar to those of the music-discovery site Pandora. Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris An online-only event (it returns in February) with works for sale from blue-chip galleries and intriguing up-and-comers. — Rachel Wolff Also on 10 Can't-Miss Events at the 10th see more
Street Style

Guerreisms: Behind the Look of the Custom-Label Owner

Every week, the street-style expert behind the blog Guerreisms brings you another colorful character from the sidewalks. Name: Daniel Waldron Job: Co-owner of Alexander Nash What are you wearing? An Alexander Nash custom blazer (part of a three-piece suit) and pocket square, an American Apparel henley and T-shirt, Levi's 511 jeans, and Converse by John Varvatos kicks. Does anything you're wearing have sentimental value? The blazer was the first custom piece I had made after launching the brand. What's the one spring clothing item you can't wait to buy once the weather turns? A vintage Belstaff Trialmaster jacket, which is see more

E-Commerce Apps: Never Carry Cash Again

Quit stuffing crumpled bills into your wallet at the cash register. A new wave of (free) digital wallets, like Zong and PayPal Mobile, are quickly replacing paper and plastic. The apps can be used with almost all major phones. Best part? Never worry about change falling out of your pockets again. Square app for iPhone, iPad, or Android Google Wallet Store Citi MasterCards and Google Prepaid Cards in your Nexus phone for free and use them by tapping your device on a MasterCard PayPass-enabled card reader. Google is developing collaborations with other providers. Square A small plug-in attaches to the see more
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