To prove his point, Thor built a raft and sailed from Peru to Polynesia—he was right.
For those with the daring dream, sometimes their life dream—undreamt by many, thought impossible by others—great reward often comes only with grave risk. Despite the danger and the doubt, a brave few move forward undeterred, toward only that faint glimmer of success. And when grave risk and the glimmer of success meet, legends are born.
Count among these legends (even if he’s unsung) Thor Heyerdahl: Kon-Tiki adventurer, writer, and inspiration to us all.
Steve McCurry’s one of the best photographers in the world, but it’s not his first love.
In a full-beard, weather-worn and haggard, Steve McCurry crossed out of Afghanistan with rolls and rolls of film sewn into his clothing. Weeks earlier, he’d been smuggled into the country by a group of refugees, and then, the Soviets invaded.
McCurry had spent weeks behind the lines with the Mujahideen, and he was one of the only photographers to document the Soviet invasion. It was the launching point for his career, and the beginning of one of the most celebrated press photographers of our time.
From master of frisbee to Mr. White, this weeks Tunes + Diversions have it all.
1. MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Porsche takes 7 generations of 911s and revs up their engines. / YouTube
2. DIE LIKE A MAN: An interesting read exploring masculinity in Breaking Bad. Don't skip the comments. / Wired
A 10,529 mile trip across America is the Hail Mary you should always go for.
There will come a point in your life when you will want to throw a Hail Mary. For Huckberry reader Alex Tzelnic, he’s got one piece of advice: you should.
We caught up with him at the end of his 66 day, 10,529 motorcycle trip, and asked him to reflect on his trip. Why leave job, girlfriend, home, and throw the Hail Mary? And, was it worth it? His compelling response, below.
Upgrade your jungle juice with Tequila & Mescal Punch and Vodka & Campari Punch.
Tailgate parties and backyard BBQ's usually suffer from the wrong kind of mystery—you close your eyes, plug your nose, and gulp down the "jungle juice." What's in it? Oh, um, a splash of this, a bottle of that.
But Vince Toscano of Rye wants to change that paradigm. Big entertainment shouldn't mean bad drinks, and Vince's providing two easy punch alternatives that, as he put it, are mixology in a bowl.
Broccoli & Bacon, Grilled Squash & Radicchio, and Caramelized Honey Vinaigrette
Your mother always told you, Don't forget to eat your veggies. Well chef Timmy Malloy's nothing like your mother, but he'd tell you the same thing. And when he put together our fall BBQ essentials, he made sure those herbaceous goods got their due.
We see it as perfectly normal to want to throw anything and everything on the grill, and under Timmy's guidance, the results here are a conclusive case in point—anything and everything is delicious with a little char from the open flame.
Chili Rubbed Steak, Pork Spareribs, Beer Can Chicken, and Bourbon Bar-B-Que Sauce
BBQ is patient, BBQ is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud…BBQ never fails. That's Huckberry gospel, and as cold snaps chill the fall air, it means only one thing—it's time for red meat on the grill.
So we gathered round the old fire-spit with our favorite local chef, Timmy Malloy, of Local's Corner, to bring you some of our BBQ Essentials. These are down-home, finger-lickin' recipes that will make you a grill master sensei.
Bookshelves in houses, libraries, bedrooms and bath tubs (seriously). Lust away.
Saul Bellow claimed that a good novel is worth more then the best scientific study. If we’re buying that, then a bookcase full of good novels—that’s one hell of an advancement for humanity.
And for those sacred texts, every book deserves a proper display. So we’ve combed through one of our favorite sites, Bookshelf Porn, to bring you the highest degree of respect we can give a book (outside of reading it)—putting it on a good-looking shelf.
Jet engines, working cockpits, and robotic mini-pilots—these replicas are as good as real.
At some point in our youth, we had a collection of the most badass vehicles, in replica form (race cars, fighter jets, dump trucks, etc.). These small versions of the real thing allowed our imagination to run wild with adventures and ideas only a seven year old you would create.
For 99.9 percent of the world population, that interest ended when they got their learners permit. However there is a small community of replica fanatics that have turned RC toys into a RC sport.
Guns from the Mexican drug cartel, converted into a symphony of musical instruments.
Mexico City-based visual artist Pedro Reyes has transformed a cache of confiscated weapon pieces into a stunning combination of industrial-chic sculptures and musical instruments. In terms of form, these sculptures are awe inspiring in their conversion from deadly weapon to repurposed beauty.
They are raw and visually arresting. The form aligns well with society’s current focus on the superiority of the artisanal, but the real beauty lies in the function: These instruments actually work.
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