Guest of Honor: It’s beach house season, meaning it’s time to brush up on your best-guest-ness. GQ has a few solid pointers on dinner-party etiquette. [GQ]

Beat the Heat: Valet sits down with Southern gent Billy Reid to get some wisdom on staying cool in the face of summer heat. [Valet]

Political Horsepower: Here’s an interesting rundown of the past century’s most power-hungry dictators and their automobiles of choice. [Hagerty]

Being Bourdain: Who wouldn’t want to wine and dine his way across the world Anthony Bourdain–style? Bon Appétit gets to the bottom of his badassery. [Bon Appétit]

Ural Business: Just a couple of guys driving Russian sidecar motorcycles through the Cascades… [Gear Patrol]

–N.B.

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