Daily 5: November 28th, 2014

1) You don’t need to be a skier to enjoy these incredibly beautiful ski resorts

2) The internet’s favourite Hitler meme turns Van City’s bike lane problems into hilarity

3) A controversial breakdown of Jian Ghomeshi’s tie-less courtroom style

4) Today, we are all nerds. The must-watch teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens is here

5) If you’re popular on Facebook, you’re popular with this Stockholm hotel—and they’ll let you stay there for free

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5 Podcasts To Make You A Better Man

In the pop cultural hierarchy, podcasts—those not-quite-radio shows meant to be downloaded from iTunes—fall somewhere between public radio and theatre. People listen to them, just not as many as it sometimes seems. The reason is that these listeners tend to be the educated, tote-bag carrying sorts who write our blogs and produce our newscasts. Something like the audience of Mad Men.

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Chris Pine is a Horrible Boss

Chris Pine might as well be giving me an acting lesson. It’s about motivation. It’s a reminder that for a scene to work, to have thrust and gravity, you need two characters who each want something, ideally from each other. I’m reminded of that famous scene in A Few Good Men where Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson verbally duke it out in a military court. One man wants the truth, while the other resolutely maintains that his opponent can’t, in fact, handle said truth. That scene’s got it all: a power imbalance, competing desires, machismo, drama. You can’t handle the truth! That’s some good stuff right there.

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Mark Makers: Matt Barnes, Photographer

Steaks with Steven Stamkos. A smoke with Snoop Dogg. A yacht party with a crew of beautiful, nude women. Matt Barnes’ C.V. reads like just about every guy’s bucket list. The Ontario-raised photographer has made a name for himself by shooting any scene he can conjure, no matter how wild. And it’s that impossible-is-nothing work ethic that’s made the 31-year-old one of the most sought-after photographers in the industry, his work having been featured in Rolling Stone, Vogue and, of course, Sharp. You know his photos when you see them; they’re the ones that look better than real life.

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