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This Week in Culture: October 25, 2013

What to See, Read and Hear
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Louisville Slugger With the Red Sox in the World Series, there’s no better time to talk about baseball. Or, rather, look at baseball, thanks to this photo essay.
Dig the Digs We covered men of note and their coffee. MR PORTER covered men of note and their cars. Now Kempt has done men of note and their houses. And it’s awesome.
Suits and Steaks In case you wanted to spend even more money at Brooks Brothers, you’ll soon have the opportunity to eat at their Manhattan Steakhouse.
All Downhill From Here The Go Pro strapped to an eagle blew us away, but this… and he only won silver, mind you. Wonder what the gold run looked like.
Black Gold Nothing like some classic military-industrial complex corruption to make you realize that a lot of people suck. Hold your friends close, dear reader…let’s try to do good things.
The Cure We’re not talking about the West Sussex musicians behind this gem, but a report in the New England Journal of Medicine about the first ever documented case of HIV-remission.
NaNoWriMo Participating in National November Writing Month? Here’s some inspiration: sixteen pictures of the world’s coolest libraries. Oh, and also an interesting discussion about the “trueness” of fiction. And while we’re at it, here’s 30 free stories by the late David Foster Wallace. And some more by Neil Gaiman. And some more by Phillip K. Dick. Get writing.
200 Places To See Before You Die To celebrate 40 years of business, guidebook publisher Lonely Planet released “Beautiful World”, a photo book which contains over 200 images from planet earth’s most beautiful places. Snag a sneak peak here.
Hot News You know the story: in 1992, Stella Liebeck spilled hot coffee in her lap, sued McDonalds, and won a cool (hot?) $2.9 million. Many viewed it as a prime example of failed justice and American idiocy. Of course, you never heard the real story. The New York Times reports.
More About Books Because they’re not dead yet.

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