Vulture’s 2015 Pop-Culture Gift Guide
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Home Alone Marathon

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A 25th-anniversary collection that includes the two classics, plus the more niche, Culkin-less follow-ups.

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Super-Deluxe Coltrane

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The 50th-anniversary edition of A Love Supreme has the only live recording of the title suite.

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A Cartoonist's Ouevre

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Paul Levitz’s Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel chronicles Eisner’s journey to international renown, but the real treat is the book’s never-before-seen work-in-progress sketches.

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A David Lynch Refresher

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The Twin Peaks reboot isn’t until 2017, but you’ll need the extra year to figure out its enigmatic creator.

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A Zine Collection

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A limited-edition hardcover catalogue containing a decade’s worth of trippy zines by the New England–based Paper Rad art collective.

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The Rap Yearbook

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Shea Serrano’s deep-diving debate on the best rap song every year since 1979.

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Literary Dinner Party Game

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An English professor came up with this Cards Against Humanity–­style game based on the Melville classic.

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Behind-the-Scenes Bowie

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Intimate and never-before-seen photos of Bowie courtesy of Mick Rock, the singer’s personal photographer during his Ziggy Stardust phase, from 1972 to 1973. Each edition of The Rise of David Bowie is numbered and signed by Bowie and Rock.

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1937 Hollywood Star Map

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For staking out Mary Pickford, Buddy Rogers, and Carole Lombard.

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Bob Dylan on Film

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A restored version of D.A. Pennebaker’s 1967 gold-standard rock doc from Criterion.

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A Walkman and Cassette Tape

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Now that new musicians like Mac Demarco release albums on cassette, it’s prime time to get back into making mix tapes. Pair a cassette tape with a classic yellow Sony Walkman for good measure.

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The Works of Taryn Simon

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A comprehensive collection of the artist’s pieces includes an essay by Salman Rushdie.

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David Letterman's Caricature at Home

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Now that he’s off the air, he belongs on your cousin’s wall. The print is signed by Al Hirschfeld.

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A Podcast Mike

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The Neat Widget is a serious upgrade for the Marc Maron wannabe: a sleek microphone that plugs directly into a computer’s USB port.

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The History of Electronic Music

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This poster outlines the history of computer-made music from Kraftwerk to Daft Punk.

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An Ol' Dirty Bastard Speaker

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Limited-edition and Bluetooth-enabled, this speaker comes preloaded with a never-before-released ODB original, “Obey Me,” produced by RZA.

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Czechoslovakian Cinderella

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The original 1970 poster for the Czech version of the Disney classic, by Karel Vaca.

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A Dead Head's Dream

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The 30 Trips Around the Sun boxed set sold out even before it was released, but a USB version is still available.

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A Phyllis Diller Painting

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In addition to being a real hoot, the late comedienne was a prolific (and quite wonderful) painter. This signed 11.5-by-10-inch piece is called Nan.


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