Editor's Bike Commute Caught on Video (Eat Your Heart Out, Michael Bay)

Cell phones have clearly taken any remaining magic out of videotaping your life, but there is still one area that may still hold some of that excitement. I will call it the Michael Bay Moments (although Peter Berg may be stealing his thunder). If you ski, snowboard, cycle, or skateboard—do anything involving action, really—you've probably at least once thought: Wouldn't it be cool to videotape this? see more

Last-Minute Halloween Costume Do's and Don'ts

You know what people will be wearing this year. Someone will dress as Sandy (the storm). Someone else as a binder full of women. Then you've got your Big Bird, your replacement referees, and yes Batman. Lots of him. Don't worry; there are easier topical costumes to assemble at the last minute. Just follow the do's and don'ts below. see more

Can Joint Pain Really Forecast a Storm?

At an impromptu pre-Sandy party this week, one of my pals, a former Ivy League football star, said he knew the storm would be huge not because of Anderson Cooper's ominous satellite map churning on the TV, but because his gridiron-ravaged, twice operated-on knee was killing him—far worse than it did before Irene. see more

An Insider's Guide to Running the NYC Marathon

This Sunday, you and 45K+ runners will be taking over 26.2 miles of New York City (reports suggest that storm damage will not shut down this event). The sacrifices to get here have been great: countless mornings in a warm, cozy bed; late nights at the bar; maybe a few toenails. But so is the glory. By now, your muscles are primed, but mastering a mental game plan is equally crucial, says Chris Heuisler, an Equinox Tier 4 coach who ran NYC in 2010 in pursuit of besting Lance Armstrong's time of 2:59:36 (that's a pace just shy of see more

James Van Der Beek on Sex Tapes, Douchiness, and His Big Ass

The premise behind Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23 is that of a classic odd couple: June (Dreama Walker), a naive, goody-two-shoes Midwesterner moves in with Chloe (Krysten Ritter), a neurotic, lying, backstabbing city girl who's best friends with the actor James Van Der Beek. But it's James Van Der Beek (parodying himself) who is stealing the show week after week as a narcissistic celebrity trying to capitalize on his "craft" while negotiating the trappings that come with playing an iconic character, such as Dawson from Dawson's Creek. Even if you're a Van Der Beek newbie, the "fake see more
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Stylish Horror-Movie Villains: 8 Easy Costume Ideas

What's the biggest day for fashion nationwide? Try October 31, when 170 million Americans will don new threads—or admire the outfits of others—by celebrating Halloween (stat courtesy of the National Retail Federation). That's a lot of Batmans, Power Rangers, Harry Potters and Obamas. But the truth is: You'll stand out a lot more in a crowd, and actually look good doing it, if you dress like a bad guy. Below, a short list of sartorially gifted horror-film villains, all of whom had a killer sense of style way ahead of their time. see more

Why Washing Your Face Isn't Enough: A Lesson in Scrubbing

So you wash your face every night? Bravo. Still, you likely leave behind layers of dead skin cells, which can irritate skin and cause it to look dull. Elude the ashen look this winter by picking up a face scrub. Not only will it brighten your complexion, it'll do the following: see more

$10 Jeans and Other Crazy Deals at the New Uniqlo Website

Elbowing your way through a crowd of wild-eyed shoppers at Uniqlo has become a seasonal rite of passage for stylish New Yorkers and San Franciscans. Now everyone will have the opportunity to splurge on an unhealthy number of slim-fit jeans, sweaters, and affordable blazers, thanks to the Japanese brand's new online store. To celebrate, Uniqlo is offering some pretty amazing deals in addition to its usual low prices. Below are the items that wowed me with their look, feel, or price. see more

Cool Thing of the Week: This Crazy Megaphone Amplifier

Megaphone by en&is see more

Street Style: The Fashion Writer

Every week, the street-style expert behind the blog Guerreisms brings you another colorful character from the sidewalks. This week the spotlight is on Angelo Flaccavento (pictured). see more
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