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August 19, 2019

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Food & Drink

Where Chicago’s Top Pitmasters Buy Their Meat and Fixings

Up your BBQ game this Labor Day by shopping where the pros shop

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Food & Drink

How the Once Lowly Bowl Became LA’s Signature Dish

You could do bowls for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here are the best ones to try.

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Health & Fitness

I Survived the Special Forces Endurance Race From Hell

The Fan Dance Race Series punishes entrants both physically and mentally

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Vehicles

The Best '80s Cars at Monterey Car Week 2019

The decade has seen a meteoric rise in the world of collector automobiles. Here's why.

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Books

On the Growing Influence of Barack Obama, Literary Tastemaker

Readers everywhere rejoiced when the former president dropped his summer reading list last week

What “Succession” Gets Right About the Media Landscape in 2019

TV

What “Succession” Gets Right About the Media Landscape in 2019

The show's writers have obviously done their research

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Sports

Anti-Fascist Protests Have Left Major League Soccer at a Crossroads

The league’s policy on political displays earns criticism from all sides

Daily Brief

News From Around the Web

August 19, 2019

Featured: What We're Watching

Movies

Fall Movie Preview: The 20 Films to See Between Now and December

But just earmark all the Oscars for Mr. Rogers

Aisling Franciosi in The Nightingale

Movies

“The Nightingale” Is a Traumatic but Necessary Film. You’ve Been Warned.

Aisling Franciosi discusses the brutal but cathartic shoot she endured for "Babadook" director Jennifer Kent's second film

Quentin Tarantino Best Character Names

Movies

Quentin Tarantino’s 50 Best Character Names, Ranked

Prepare for alliteration. So much alliteration.

Rick Alverson The Mountain

Movies

In “The Mountain,” Director Rick Alverson Paints a Grim, Honest Portrait of America

The film tries, and succeeds, to get as far away from Hollywood conventions as possible

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Products of the Week: NFL Winter Hats, Foldable Kayaks and Fanny Packs

Gear

Products of the Week: NFL Winter Hats, Foldable Kayaks and Fanny Packs

The 13 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week

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Travel

Do You Actually Need an International Driver’s License?

Add this to your list of necessary overseas paperwork

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Booze

The Best Rums Under $30, According to Bar Professionals

Making daiquiris? Sipping it neat? Our expert bar panel’s got the tipple for you.

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Food & Drink

Review: The 5 Best Reusable Coffee Mugs for Your Handcrafted Espresso

We tested cups from Ecoffee, Hydro Flask, KeepCup, Klean Kanteen and JOCO

What It’s Like to Race a Car Around Daytona International Speedway

Travel

What It’s Like to Race a Car Around Daytona International Speedway

Trading in the Hyundai Ioniq to go 145 MPHs around the iconic track

Brian Cox on HBO's Succession

TV

Brian Cox Talks ‘Succession’, Trump and the Rupert Murdoch Connection

With Season 2 underway, we sat down for a chat with TV's most intimidating father

What's the Healthiest Yogurt?

Health & Fitness

What’s the Healthiest Yogurt? We Asked a Nutritionist.

How do Chobani, Siggi's, Stonyfield and more stack up?

Vasque Updated One of Its Iconic ’80s Hiking Boots

Gear

Vasque Updated an Iconic Hiking Boot from the '80s

Time to give that decades-old pair a rest

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Food & Drink

The 14 Best Places to Drink With Your Dog in Chicago

If you own a dog, you've definitely Googled this