What's on Your Wrist: Designer Oliver Spencer

Whether it's flashy or unassuming, you can tell a lot from a man's watch. Here, we bring you a glimpse of horological inspiration from a top tastemaker. see more

The Enduring Appeal of the Canvas Sneaker

Today the old-school plimsoll athletic shoe, with a rubber sole and a simple cloth upper, looks sharper than ever. Wear yours scuffed up with jeans—or pristine with a suit. see more
Movies + TV

How Would the Game of Thrones Characters Vote in Modern U.S. Elections?

Though the milieu of George R.R. Martin's book series A Song of Ice and Fire (the basis for HBO's Game of Thrones) might be best described as the High Middle Ages having its way with the corpse of a Tolkien elf, any student of Beltway politics would find all the politicking, backroom deals, backstabbing, and disingenuous posturing all too familiar. It all raises the question: What if the leading figures of Westeros during the War of Five Kings were to inhabit the corridors of power in 21st-century Washington, D.C.? What crusades would they lead—speaking politically, not literally? And who see more
Food + Drinks

Derby Special: 10 Steps to a Badass Mint Julep

Mint juleps are easy, right? Just follow the recipe that popped up when you Googled it. Throw some mint leaves in a cup along with a couple of muddled sugar cubes and a healthy pour of good bourbon. Now mix it up with a handful of ice and presto!—you've got what tastes like a day-old cup of unsweetened peppermint tea mixed with (now) watered-down, expensive whiskey. And don't forget, you'll need 20 of those for the guests showing up in a half hour for your Derby party. see more

How to Add Color to Your Spring Look

The key to pulling off color this season is simple: Don't go overboard. Incorporating any of the following pieces into your wardrobe will do the trick. see more

Songza: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Streaming Playlists Again

I have to get this off my chest: I hate Pandora. And while Spotify may have stolen a lot of the popular music-streaming service's thunder, Pandora is still the third most downloaded free-music app for the iPhone. It's so beloved, in fact, that making fun of it feels like kicking a puppy. But between being force-fed ads and a song selection that constantly makes me think I'm listening to tunes that some record exec wants to me hear so he or she doesn't lose his job, I really think it sucks. (Anecdotal proof: My "Modest Mouse Radio" station just see more

Does Plaque From Your Teeth Clog Your Arteries?

Although dental hygiene is good for your overall health (sexual health included), the notion that plaque from your mouth can clog your arteries is way overblown. see more
Guest Blogger

Outasight's Insights: Top Art, Music, and Twitter Picks

If you haven't heard of Outasight, chances are you've heard one of his songs. (Or maybe you read our recent interview with him.) The New York-based singer and rapper is best known for 2011's "Tonight Is the Night," which was featured in a Pepsi commercial. Here, Outasight shares three of his favorite things of the moment. Check them out—and then go listen to his new single, "Now or Never," which dropped this week. see more

Billy Bragg & Wilco: The Third Act of an Alt-Country Classic

On the two original volumes of Mermaid Avenue (1998 and 2000), Billy Bragg and Wilco set Woody Guthrie's unrecorded lyrics to music. Now, in addition to those pillars of the alt-country canon, we get 17 heretofore unreleased tracks, as well as Man in the Sand, the engaging 1999 documentary about the collaboration, in the must-have box set Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions, out now. see more

How to Dress Like Ryan O'Neal in Love Story

Love Story is a must-study film for the proud prepster. Ryan O'Neal as young blue blood Oliver Barrett IV is the perfect model for the film's flawless male collegiate looks. From checked sport coats to V-neck sweaters, a Love Story-inspired wardrobe is one that will never go out of style. see more
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