Food + Drinks

The Missing Links: Robot Doctors, Singing Frenchmen, and One Fine Bottle of Wine

Your new favorite Habit is just a click away. Build a human beat machine with Incredibox. Buzzfeed gets you fired—twice. Facebook reunites man and woman, separated by 33 years and the English Channel. 2 people like this. These modern light fixtures, fresh from Mocoloco, elevate the industrial. Would you let a robot into your heart? The Olive Garden Culinary School must be next door to the Jesse James Academy of Etiquette. Japanese designer Daiki Suzuki chats with Valet about his take on Americana. Pun alert: Thrillist brings you art and sole. see more

The Modern Sweatshirt

Fitted, handsomely heathered, and far less bulky than the sweats you remember from high school, these refined cotton pullovers are designed to be worn everywhere except the gym. Fact: That little triangle under a sweatshirt's collar is a detail born out of function, not fashion: Developed in the twenties for football players, the V-notch enabled the neckline to expand so shoulder pads could be worn underneath. Cohesive & Co. ($85), J. Crew ($70), Riviera Club ($133), Club Monaco ($79), Burberry Brit ($150), Photograph by Greg Broom READ MORE: Spring's Fashion Evolution The Updated Button-Down see more
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Gant Rugger Designer Christopher Bastin on his Favorite Things

Christopher Bastin, head designer of Gant's downtown prep line Rugger, flew in from Stockholm this week to help open the world's first Rugger store on Bleeker Street in New York's West Village. The well decorated outlet, loosely based on the brand's original New Haven, Connecticut factory, may be small in size, but it's big on product. We had Bastin walk us through the summer collection and pick out his essentials. 1. Hopsack Blazer, $495 "It's kind of your perfect companion—carry it with you all the time because you never know when you'll need it. Plus, the story of how see more

Get These Modern Book Jackets and Never Hide Your Tom Clancy Again

Photograph courtesy of Book City Jackets For the reader uneasy about displaying his taste for vampire romances in public (and unwilling to go Kindle), Brooklyn's Book City Jackets offers artfully designed brown-paper dustcovers tagged with the titles of more daunting (and less juvenile) classics. $12 per set of three, —Timothy Hodler READ MORE: Your Essential Summer Reading List NSFW: T&T&A= Spicy Food & Sexy Ladies
Food + Drinks

The Gin Diaries: In Praise of Being Your Own Boss

Brad Estabrooke, founder of the Breuckelen Distilling Company, was a typical Wall Street banker. That is, until he got laid off in December 2008 and decided he'd rather make gin than find another office job. The 31-year-old began working on his Brooklyn distillery in March 2009, and he expects it to open for business this May. Over the next few months he'll chart his progress—the good and the bad—in an exclusive diary on This week, he shares what it's like to be a local business owner. You can read his introductory post here, and find out how to start see more

Teen Fashion Blogger Robert I. Brown on Why He Doesn't Follow Trends

You and Robert Brown probably have some mutual interests. He worships the Rat Pack, loves his desert boots, and counts F. Scott Fitzgerald among his favorite authors. One thing you probably don't have in common with the style blogger: He's 16, a high-school student from New Orleans East—and his site, Robert I. Brown Style, is a fresh, sophisticated, and charming voice in the echo-chamber-y fashion blogosphere. In his final post for, he shares some parting thoughts on trends, teenagers, and inspiration. I don't love anything about fashion. If I may borrow a statement from the great Ralph Lauren, I'm see more

Rebel Prep: The Hot Mashup for Spring

He's never summered in Nantucket but appreciates a good pair of plaid shorts. He wears Dr. Martens with a double-breasted navy blazer and isn't afraid to mash up traditional patterns. You can't quite tell if he's from London, the Lower East Side, or Greenwich, Connecticut, which is exactly how he likes it. This spring, designer Junya Watanabe built an entire collection around this guy and called it Snob. We call the look preppy with edge. Clockwise from top left: Shirt ($255) by Thom Browne New York,; Tie ($130) by Band of Outsiders,; Tie bar ($29) by Club see more

The Missing Links: In-Flight Drinking, Preserving Your Old Mix Tapes, and the Original Hipster

Back when Bedford Avenue was just another subway station and the girls from today's American Apparel ads were still in junior high, there was George Costanza—the world's first hipster. A hair-of-the-dog cocktail years in the making—and well worth the wait. Keith Haring's bright, dynamic forms invade your kitchen. Leave it to Shakespeare to make you feel like an asshole. Do you want lox with that? Chicagoist steps up your kosher-deli game. The Grace Tape converts old mix tapes into MP3s, so you can revisit those soul-crushing breakups on the go. Stay polished with this comprehensive "shoe box," featured on see more

Five New Scents Worth Sniffing Out

1. John Varvatos Artisan Black ($78), 2. Prada Infusion de Vetiver ($100), 3. Burberry Sport for Men ($72), 4. Gucci by Gucci Sport Pour Homme ($73), 5. Voyage d'Hermès ($125), —Kayleen Schaefer READ MORE: Do You Use Too Much Cologne? Is Your Cologne Collection Complete? The 60 Second Cleanup see more
Movies + TV

Three Must-See Documentaries

1. Oceans Disneynature's latest sprawling enviro-doc combines Cousteauesque adventures with Zissou-worthy sea creatures. 2. Casino Jack and the United States of Money Academy favorite Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side; Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) takes on super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff. 3. Babies Focus Features delivers a film about newborns that is as thought-provoking as it is adorable. READ MORE: The Amazing Tale of the High School Quarterback Turned Lesbian Filmmaker The New King of Kong Insane Sundance Movies We Haven't Seen Yet see more
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