2014 Sochi Winter Olympics by the Numbers: Money, Drugs, and Other Surprising Stats

With smaller budgets, lower temperatures, and less press than the Summer Games, the Olympic Winter sports have always been something of an ugly step-cousin. But right now, it's what everyone's talking about. For better or worse, the Sochi Games have it all: controversy, politics, crime, world records—and that's before the competitions get under way. Let the games begin: see more
Style News

Top 5 Clicks of the Week: Stop-Motion Street Style Video, Sportswear Goes Luxe, Inside Tim Coppens Studio & More

Every week we crunch the numbers to see which articles and videos captivated readers most. see more
Food + Drinks

Bar Watch 2014: The 11 Most Exciting Venues Opening Now

Here's a little-known drinking man's fact: February—not January—is the beginning of the new bar season, as any place that could have opened before the holidays would have done so to capture all those office-party gigs. Now that it's time to step back and take note of all the new spots opening, we'll survey the well-entrenched trends and take note of soon-to-be bar-scene staples. This past year, we've seen bigger and better cocktail bars are popping up in smaller U.S. cities just as smaller neighborhood cocktail bars are opening in bigger cities. Bar owners seem to be downplaying the pretention that see more
Food + Drinks

Cognac Cocktails: Brandy's Move to Bartender Favorite

"Bartender's Breakfast." Scroll down to check out the recipe. Long the domain of snifter-swirling old-timers and hard-partying rappers, Cognac has been adopted by a new clique: bartenders who are using it to create fresh spins on classic cocktails. Raven & Rose in Portland, Oregon, mixes it with traditional rye in the downtown bar's take on the Vieux Carré. Sother Teague, co-owner of Amor y Amargo in New York City, suggests switching out rum for Cognac to make a potent Dark 'n' Stormy. They're thinking beyond the typical sidecar, too. Xavier Herit, a former head bartender at Manhattan's revered Daniel who see more

This Week in Fashion: Pharrell's Smokey-the-Bear Hat Crashes Vivienne Westwood's Site, Nick Wooster's Latest Job Change, $1,500 Socks Made From Deer

The week's top stories in fashion news. Was it a nod to Smokey the Bear? Or perhaps his devotion to Arby's market-fresh roast beef? Pharrell's decision to rock a massive Vivienne Westwood hat to this year's Grammy Awards may have been puzzling, but it caused a serious social media frenzy—and even crashed Westwood's website when everyone logged on to gawk buy it. (Complex) see more
Street Style

Street Style: Layering with Slim, Cold-Killing Cashmere Pieces

Today's street-style look was spotted on art director Nicolas Balotau. see more
Movies + TV

Robin Wright is Back and More "Machiavellian" Than Ever in Season 2 of Netflix's House of Cards

DETAILS: As Claire Underwood, the wife of Kevin Spacey's conniving congressman on House of Cards, you make Lady MacBeth look like a piker. Some call her fierce, some sadistic. What do you call her? ROBIN WRIGHT: I liked the way [executive producer] David Fincher described her to me: strong, calculating, Machiavellian. He said, "You have to contain all of those adjectives in a marble bust." If Claire's moving or flailing, she loses her foundation. It's like martial arts—you have to keep your center solid or you'll be knocked over. House of Cards">see more

What's On Your Wrist: Frank & Oak's Ethan Song

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. In this edition: Frank & Oak co-founder Ethan Song and his Omega watch from Japan. see more

We Want It: Suede Trench Coats

The ideal balance of relaxed and refined on Hermès' spring 2014 runway. Suede trench seems like an oxymoron. Until, that is, you see one sumptuous version after another sent down the runways this season by designers like Michael Kors and Brioni's Brendan Mullane, all giving the proverbial finger to practicality by marrying the less-than-waterproof material with the classic silhouette. see more
Street Style

Street Style: Belted Coats à la Paul Smith, Fendi, and Alexander McQueen

Moments after we saw some of the season's best belted coats at the Fall 2014 collections, we spotted these on-trend men sporting them just steps away from the shows. Scroll down to see the runway inspiration behind these street-ready looks. see more
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