The Scandalous New Tennessee Williams Biography That's Heavy on Sex, Drugs, and Depravity

It's not hard to identify the recurring themes from Tennessee Williams' plays. Now that drama critic John Lahr has finished his anticipated biography of the writer, we trace those motifs back to Williams' own life. • • • see more
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Now Trending: When the Bathroom Is the Hottest Place at the Bar

Wander into the W hotel in Mexico City's posh Polanco district and fall down the rabbit hole. Low-slung banquettes hide in laser-cut birdcages that stretch to the ceilings. Textured glass makes straight lines ripple like fun-house mirrors. Mannequin-mask chairs surround an upside-down pyramid inscribed with secret messages that materialize at night. Part of a $100 million dollar redesign of the brand's "Living Room" lobbies, nothing is quite as it seems at this hotel-cum-art house carnival, where New York designers nemaworkshop saved the unexpected surprise for the public bathrooms: a secret tequila bar. see more

Will Tailored Sweatpants Ever Replace Your Jeans?

The current preponderance of tailored sweatpants is so great that you'd be hard pressed to find a brand that's not making them. There are no less than six variations on the theme on J.Crew's website; pop over to Mr Porter and you'll find options from tony European fashion houses like Balmain, Bottega Veneta, and Dolce & Gabbana. Haider Ackermann even makes a cotton pair that'll set you back just over $1,000. see more

What's On Your Wrist: The IWC Watch 20 Years In the Making

IN THIS EDITION of What's On Your Wrist, Scott Gerber—CEO of the nightlife and hospitality company Gerber Group—explains why a professional milestone marked the occasion for a new timepiece. see more

A Celebration of James Spader's Bad-Assery. And Singing.

James Spader returns tonight as shady genius Raymond Reddington on ABC's spy hit The Blacklist. Before we all set up shop on the couch tonight for the season premiere, let's take a moment to remind ourselves of just why we get roped in by Spader no matter what show he turns up on: He just seems to be getting better and more mesmerizing with age—and more in demand. He'll soon be joining his 1980s teen-movie cohort Robert Downey Jr. in the Avengers franchise as the voice of giant evil robot Ultron. see more

Professor Kanye West's Class is Now in Session

New college students have enough to worry about without the added pressure of impressing their professors. So imagine how the kids at LA Trade Technical College must feel knowing that they're being taught by none other than Kanye West? see more

A History of the Best and Worst Superhero TV Shows

We are living in the golden age of the superhero television show—though the genre has a long and varied history. Not only do fanboys and 14-year-old girls swoon every week for Arrow on The CW, but tonight brings the premiere of Fox's Gotham, a show about what the fabled city was like before Batman showed up. (Hint: It had Jada Pinkett Smith wearing amazing jewelry.) Tuesday, October 2, The CW is rebooting The Flash and Friday, October 24, NBC is trotting out Constantine, the comic book demon detective. And not to be outdone, Marvel has the Captain America-adjacent Agent Carter see more

Vin Diesel, Is That You?

Well this is certainly a side of Vin we haven't seen before. see more

Your Guide to the Season's Best and Worst Celebrity Memoirs

Celebrity memoirs tend to be a mixed literary bag at best, with most falling into one of two categories: ghostwritten affairs divulging the jaw-dropping details of some former wild child's most hedonistic phase, or ghostwritten affairs divulging the "secrets" of how to attain the same level of fitness/fame/spiritual wisdom as a successful icon who beat the odds (and you can too!). This fall, however, there are several celebrity-authored publications hitting the shelves that actually seem to be worth a read, including selections like Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris (yes, based on the Choose Your Own Adventure tomes see more

Three Pairs of Tortoiseshell Frames Because Being a Nerd Has Never Been Cooler

1. These channel Gregory Peck's specs in To Kill a Mockingbird but still manage to look effortlessly modern, thanks to acetate frames and sleek gray metal temples. Giorgio Armani ($300) see more
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