Daily Archives: April 24, 2012

Where to Stay, Eat, and Play in America’s Best Mountain Towns

Steamboat Springs is Colorado's most genuinely western mountain town. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Steamboat Springs is Colorado's most genuinely western mountain town. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

When the lifts shut down in America’s mountain towns, out come the flip-flops, microbrews, and inner tubes. For a real recharge this summer, spend some time at our favorite high-altitude hotels, restaurants, and outfitters.
by Robert Earle Howells

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Hotel Bristol
With its downtown setting and Old West flavor, the Hotel Bristol is like walking into a Zane Grey novel.

Sweetwater Grill
The owners of the Sweetwater Grill used lottery winnings to create their dream restaurant on the banks of the Yampa River. Fresh local fare with ethnic flourishes.

Steamboat Flyfisher
When a world-class river flows through town, you’ve got to toss it a fly. A half-day float trip will set you back $325.

For details on MJ-endorsed hotels, restaurants, and outfitters in Truckee, California, click here.

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Gallery : The Best Spring Jackets

Photograph by Greg Broom

Photograph by Greg Broom

Inspired by field jackets worn by U.S. officers in the Korean War, Tommy Hilfiger updates the look with a cinched collar and stretch waistband.

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Lingerie-Clad Miley Cyrus Shows Off Legs in Self-Portrait

Miley Cyrus Credit: Mike Moore/Getty Images for CFN; Twitter.com

Miley Cyrus
Credit: Mike Moore/Getty Images for CFN; Twitter.com

Legs for days!

Miley Cyrus showed off her long and lean stems — sculpted by her daily Pilates sessions — on Twitter Monday.

“As you can see I have a very busy Monday ;)” the 19-year-old posted along with a pic of her bottom half dressed in blue lingerie with black lace trim.

PHOTOS: Miley Cyrus’ wildest moments

As she kicked back in her sexy pajamas, Cyrus had a roaring fire blazing; no word if her hunky boyfriend, The Hunger Games’ Liam Hemsworth, was close by.

The singer has been proudly showing off the results of her frequent workout sessions — and controversial gluten-free diet — by flaunting her abs in midriff-baring tops and her legs in short rompers.

PHOTOS: Disney stars all grown up

On April 11, her revealing outfit took a PG-13 turn when she went braless in a loose-fitting Iron Maiden shirt, flashing the side of her breast to onlookers while browsing through choices at a clothes boutique.

Miley Cyrus Credit: AKM-GSI

Miley Cyrus
Credit: AKM-GSI


Gallery : Allison Williams

Allison Williams is One of the Girls

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The new HBO series Girls isn’t exactly a show for dudes. It’s being called Sex and the City for twenty-something millennials (primarily of the female persuasion), but there’s enough clever writing and humor to lend it some appeal on both ends of the gender spectrum. There’s also Allison Williams, one of the show’s leading ladies, who makes a convincing case for tuning in.


RG3 and the Heisman Curse

When the 2012 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday night, the first pick sure looks like Andrew Luck. Meanwhile, Robert Griffin III is all the rage. The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner is expected to go second. But just because RG3 lit it up at Baylor doesn’t mean he’ll do the same in the NFL. Success against Stephen F. Austin does not guarantee success against the New York Giants, and the list of Heisman winners who bombed at the next level is not exactly short. Witness these 10 busts from just the past 25 years. Lotta QBs, just sayin’… —Monty McMahon

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Who Is Rita Ora?

Meet the girl who’s leading Roc Nation’s British invasion.

Rita Ora is on top of the world right now, but it’s been a long time coming. The 21-year-old Roc Nation artist has put in nearly three years working on her debut album, which is due out later this year.

Some may remember the sexy UK-based singer from her collabos with Craig David on “Awkward” and “Where’s Your Love,” others may be more familiar with her acoustic covers of Outkast’s “Hey Ya” and Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know.” But now she’s bringing original songs to the table. With tracks produced by The-Dream and her latest, ‘R.I.P.,’ written by Drake, Rita’s taking her career to a whole new level.

The video for her latest single “How We Do” dropped on Tuesday, nearly a month after she and Jay-Z walked into New York’s Z-100 FM and the powerhouse pop station added the song on the spot. She’ll be playing a showcase at SOB’s this Wednesday—a sure sign of big things ahead.

Complex caught up with Rita at the Shoreham Hotel bar the day after she performed at the Cartier Juste un Clou party—where she sang a rendition of “Say My Name” with Beyoncé and Jigga watching in the audience. Freshly tattooed and sipping a watermelon martini, Rita told us about growing up in West London, what she thinks of all the Rihanna comparisons, and explained that “drunk sex feeling” she sings about on “how we do.” So read on to learn all about Rita. This girl’s going places.

As told to Lauren Nostro (@LAURENcynthia)

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Interview: Travis Pastrana Talks NASCAR Nationwide Series Debut

On April 27 Travis Pastrana is headed to the Richmond International Speedway for his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut. After dominating motocross and rallying for years, Pastrana is now making the unbelievable transition into NASCAR. Travis has won numerous X Games Gold Medals and performed life-risking stunts on Nitro Circus, but presently the pressure is mounting as Travis revs up for his first prime time Nationwide Series race on ESPN2. The legendary motorsports competitor was the first to land a double backflip on a dirt bike, and even leapt from an airplane without a parachute. Now, the stakes for Travis are as high as they’ve ever been as he looks to command his spot amongst the best drivers in the world.

Complex recently spoke with Pastrana to discuss his upcoming Nationwide Series debut and transition into NASCAR. Here’s what the record-breaking athlete had to say.

Your transition from motocross to rallying was impressive, but now it’s NASCAR. Do you feel like your previous experiences have helped you prepare the new pressures that come with racing NASCAR?

Without a doubt, racing anything is beneficial. Knowing how everything works, being able to find lines. In motocross and rally, I had dirt to dirt. I knew how to read lines, I knew how to look for traction. But, I had to basically learn everything about cars. I’ve driven my whole life, raced Go-Carts, but this is something really new. I had to listen to the co-driver, and really trust him, and trust the team. I moved from just one mechanic (in motocross) to rally where we had three. With NASCAR, there’s probably like 40-50 guys that touch my car before I can even get in it. Just learning how to communicate and listen to the spotter and understand what he’s saying. We’re sort of starting from the bottom of the barrel, but I do think my other previous races are beneficial. Maybe not exactly comparable, but definitely beneficial.

You’ll be making your NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Richmond on April 27. After just a few K&N Pro Series starts, how are you feeling about your first Nationwide appearance?


We have our work cut out for us. It’s been exciting. By the end of the day, I can usually get up there and run lap times as fast as anybody. I know we can do this. It’s all about communication. We’ve got a great team with Michael Waltrip Racing working together with RAB Racing, my crew chief has been with us for the past year and a half, plus my cousin in the pit crew, so there’s been a lot of familiar faces. I’m in the Toyota #99 so my goal is to stay in the lead lap.

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