How does the say­ing go? Tal­ented peo­ple make tal­ented peo­ple more tal­ented? Or some­thing. Any­way, here are a few dynamic duets that demon­strate the magic that’s born of collaboration. Listen to Part I of this Trail Mix, too. Coming Through – Cat Power & Willis Earl Beal Dream a Little Dream – Ella Fitzgerald & …

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De Passage is Reef’s latest release, and from start to finish it’s pretty mesmerizing. Granted, once again, the women surfers are relegated to their own special section (see “Les Femmes” at 10:15), but, regardless, Alana Blanchard, Tia Blanco, Paige Maddison, and Courtney Eaton are seriously ripping. Watch this for them.

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We’ve teamed up with Breezeway to give you, dear readers, a chance to win one of their loom-woven, handmade takes on a summer necessity: the beach towel. Want to enter our giveaway for a one-of-a-kind, beautiful, soft Carolina III Breezeway towel? See below for instructions on the two ways to win! That’s right, you can be entered in the drawing TWICE.

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eet the Pink Helmet Posse: Bella, Relz, and Sierra. These six-year-old girls are crushing gender stereotypes at their local skate park in San Diego, California, where they pop ollies and ride half pipes while decked out in tutus and fairy wings and–of course–bright pink helmets. They’re also the stars of ‘Gnarly in Pink,’ a documentary …

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Perhaps trains have become such an iconic part of American music because they symbolize a lot of different things to a lot of different people — the start of a new adventure, the sorrow of leaving a loved one, the angst of being stuck on a single track, wanderlust, reunions, separation, change (or lack thereof).

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The whole point of Advlo is to hook up adventurers with locals in the places they want to visit—the folks who will know the plants and trees, save you from meandering elephants, hide with you under a giant tree so you can protect your fancy DSLR from the sudden rain, and make you the meanest cup of chai on the subcontinent.

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (who used to write for Arrested Development, all you Bluth fans out there) was recommended to me by none other than our own book reviewer, Manuela Aronofsky, whom I would trust with my book-life and my real-life, so I did not hesitate to buy it.

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What can we say? The woman is a musical goddess who makes everything better. The Long Black Veil – Dave Matthews Band & Emmylou Harris Go to Sleep You Little Baby – Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch, & Emmylou Harris Oh My Sweet Carolina – Ryan Adams & Emmylou Harris The Last Waltz (Evangeline) – The …

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These tunes hearken to various musical eras, but they’re fairly new releases. Guess it goes to prove that Audre Lorde’s idiom: “There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt.” Clairy Brown & The Bangin’ Rackettes – Don’t Say Don’t Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Stranger To My Happiness …

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