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Rihanna Has No Use for Blankets

The Greatest: In honor of Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday, here’s the legendary Sports Illustrated profile, circa 1975. [Sports Illustrated]

Gears of Time: The Times catches up with one of the master watch repairmen of the Diamond District. When Sotheby’s needs a watch fixed, this is who they call. [NYTimes]

The Pope of Staten Island: The Street Etiquette chaps profile Kevin Stewart, a designer/musician/painter you may have seen in a few lookbooks. [Street Etiquette]

Deep Blue: A look at Baldwin Denim’s capsule setup, courtesy of Alexander Grant. [Alexander Grant]

Scarlett Johansson Is Really Enjoying House

We Blame Gaga: The paper of record declares the telephone to be over. Fair warning: many of these quotes were received via telephone. [NYTimes]

We Had Such High Hopes: An elaborate, insightful analysis of why your bracket is now completely hosed. [The Awl]

In the Army Now: Rolex goes military, with great results. [Selectism]

The Raw Feed: Photoplates from some of Sports Illustrated’s best moments, including the Rumble in the Jungle. [LIFE]

Swimsuits, Construction Sites, and Valentine’s Day Equipment


Suit Up: A calm, mathematical reaction to the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. There’s a first time for everything. [Daily Intel]

Do You Have Anything in Flourescent Yellow?: Esquire gives advice on the best gear to wear on a construction site…and happens to recommend some of our favorite brands. [Esquire]

Protect Your Neck: For no particular reason, the top ten hit jobs in cinematic history. Get ready to see a lot of ruined suits. [Vulture]

Valentine’s Insurance: 10 solid movies about unfulfilled love, just in time to put on your Netflix queue and have in your hands by Saturday. Don’t say you weren’t warned. [TakePart]

Kemptress: Bar Refaeli

  • Jared Paul Stern


What has Leo DiCaprio got that you haven't? Well, Bar Refaeli for one, the startlingly stacked Israeli model he's been keeping company with for the past couple years.

Considering the stilettos she's stepping into here - Leo's ex is if course The Gisele - Bar looks like beating the odds. She was the first Israeli chick to be admitted into the ranks of *Sports Illustrated*'s Swimsuit Issue sirens and was recently named Best Body of 2008 by *Arena* magazine. To top it off she was just picked as the new face (and such) of Hurley, the Californian surf and skate company with a cult-like following.

The ads (above) will debut in the fall, when she'll also be appearing in Tommy Hilfiger's *Iconic America* TV special.

We'll let you make your own “Bar none” joke.