Movies + TV

Matthew McConaughey's Love Affair with Texas: A Timeline from Birth to Dallas Buyers Club

Everyone knows that Matthew McConaughey is a big, proud Texan, but did you know the actor—with nine wins and six nominations under his big-buckled belt—has starred in nearly a dozen films that take place in (or make reference to) the Lone Star state? Dazed and Confused set the trend in motion in Austin; his newest release, Dallas Buyers Club (opening this weekend), is no exception. His IMDB page reads like a tribute to cowboy hats, honky-tonk, and Southern twang. see more

Health Myth: Is High-Fructose Corn Syrup Really Worse For You Than Sugar?

Even if you kicked your soda can habit years ago, chances are you're still getting more than your fair share of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). After all, it can be found in everything from fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt to many whole wheat breads. Last year alone the average American consumed 27 pounds of the sweet stuff, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. That's down from the 37.5 pounds we averaged back in 1999, but unfortunately as we've "scaled back," we've made up for those lost calories by eating more good ol' fashioned sugar. So, in the end, does it see more

Technically Speaking: The Innovative Materials of Winter's Sharpest High-Performance Fashion

It's hard to tell from the picture, but this seemingly traditional peacoat by Armani is cut from neoprene, the season's white-hot technical fabric and, yes, the stuff wet suits are made of. see more
Street Style

Street Style: Gallery Hopping with the Founder of Streetwear Brand 10 Deep

Today's look was spotted on Scott Sasso, founder of streetwear brand 10 Deep, on his way to the Richard Serra exhibition at the Gagosian. Jacket, flannel, hat: 10 Deep Pants: Carhartt Shoes: Nike Mayfly Woven see more

4 Types of Facial Hair So Bad You Can Only Get Away with Them on Halloween

While we don't typically condone outlandish facial hair, this week we're making an exception. With Halloween finally here and Movember less than 24 hours away, you get your once-a-year pass to go wild with your whiskers. Here are four facial-hair styles that are only acceptable as part of a costume. In fact, each look is so distinct, they're almost a costume by themselves. see more

The Rebel Engraver: How 100-Year-Old Terrapin Stationers Stays on Top by Breaking All the Rules

Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, Terrapin Stationers & Engraving Co. stands as one of New York's most inspiring small-business stories. Despite losing 75 percent of its revenue in a single year after the economy took a dive in 2008, this family business has not only stayed alive but is thriving, thanks to owner Ted Harrington's ingenuity and irreverent spirit (see: "WTF" notecards and other curse-happy paper goods, below). In 1990, after working for the original company owner (a Russian silverware engraver) as a hand engraver for nearly 50 years, Ted's father Lloyd bought the company and ran it see more

Brain Games: 3 Easy, Scientifically Proven Ways to Train Yourself Smarter

Haven't played memory games since you were in grade school? Big mistake—as it turns out, your smarts are a "use it or lose it" phenomenon. Aside from helping you locate your missing phone faster and cutting the time you spend spacing out at your computer, putting your brain through the cognitive wringer on the regular is associated with reduced risk of cerebrovascular disease (yes, that's a real thing) as well as greater brain neuronal density and cortical thickness, according to research published in Biological Psychiatry. You've no doubt heard there are a bevy of brain games offered online; many see more

Real Estate Porn: Robert Pattinson's Los Feliz Estate, Plus One-of-a-Kind Homes in Chianti, Bermuda, and Israel

Our weekly roundup of the hottest new listings on the market. You wish you lived here. Location: Robert Pattinson's Hacienda in Los Feliz, California Price: $6,750,000 Size: 4,200 square feet Key selling points: This home, which Pattinson bought from NBA legend Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, sits on 1.5 (private, walled) acres with a lagoon pool, waterfall, and central courtyard perfect for entertaining or relaxing outoors. Inside, you'll find details like ornately-painted exposed beam ceilings, perfectly-polished hardwood floors, mosaic-and-marble shower walls, and wrought iron banisters. Acting chops and hoops skills not included. Listing: Partners Trust see more
Street Style

Street Style: The Neutral, Goes-with-Everything Trench Coat

Today's look was spotted on Nathan Truesdell, an account executive at Clinique visiting from St. Louis. Jacket: Topman Shirt: Express Jeans: Abercrombie & Fitch Bag: Topman see more

The Redemption Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of These Infamous Celebrity Scandals and Comebacks

Much has been written about scandal-tainted celebrities who fall from grace. But less is known about their recovery and redemption strategies. In our November issue, we offer an in-depth analysis of how famous actors, politicians, athletes, and other public figures have not only survived public scandal but made seemingly impossible comebacks (read: "Picking up the Pieces: Welcome to Redemption Nation"). Think you know your sleazeballs and sluts? Take our quiz! see more
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