Diversions + Tunes: December 12th, 2014

From the sickest ski line ever ridden, to a look at the real superheroes of NYC, this week's Diversions + Tunes has it all
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Dec 12, 2014 | By HB HQ

THE WEATHER MAN: The hauntingly beautiful story (and pictures) of an arctic meteorologist. / The New Yorker

INSANE SKI LINE: Our buddy Cody Townsend rips down a super narrow chute at full throttle. / YouTube

REDESIGNING THE STATE PLATES: What happens when proper graphic artists are tasked with the most boring plates in the union? / Indoek

NEW YORK'S VOLUNTEER SUPERHEROES: These amateur avengers serve and protect, but with spandex and face paint. / Narritively

BREWING BANANA BEER: Learn how one brewmaster is keeping this potent Tanzanian tradition alive. / Roads & Kingdoms

HUBBLE TELESCOPE ADVENT CALENDAR: Sure beats mom's chocolates. / The Atlantic