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How to Eat Food On a Date

(Originally published on GQ.com) Eating: it’s weird, it’s messy, and rumor has it, it makes even Gwyneth Paltrow poop. While most of us know eating to be an activity reserved for Game of Thrones weddings and Japanese game shows, it’s rumored that some people are doing it every single day—even on dates. But should you? … Continue reading

How to Hug a Woman

Sure, it might sound easy on paper. But there are subtleties a man must consider when bringing it in for the real thing. As black sheep children with liberal arts degrees and non-profit jobs continue to decimate the lineage of America’s blue blood families, the air kiss is going the way of the dinosaur. In … Continue reading

What to Do When Your Pet is a Cockblock

 ILLUSTRATION BY GQ/GETTY Cat/dog/lizard won’t leave you alone when you’re trying to get laid? You aren’t alone. If you’ve ever decided to spend a night in, clearing out your DVR and tossing tortilla chips down your gullet like so many salmon to a bear, only to find yourself crippled by an existential wave of loneliness, … Continue reading

Something Wiccan This Way Comes

Witches, warlocks, candles and spells are the stuff of Halloween and nights at summer camp for most of us, but for a select group of New Yorkers, it’s more than fun and games—it’s a lifestyle. They’ve been hunted, burned at the stake, and lampooned by others, and yet, each year, the pagan population around the … Continue reading

49 Essential New York Books

Much like beautiful women’s lengthy history of giving artists impetus to put brush to canvas, so too has New York, in all her gritty glory, provided inspiration for authors to put pen to paper. Whether it’s bloodstained prose about the life of the city’s most notorious criminals or a simple story of a girl getting terribly bored … Continue reading

‘View’ Ladies Turn Weighty Issues Into Joke

The women of “The View” have never been great at hiding their true feelings and today’s episode proved just how opinionated – and judgmental – they can be. In the latest installment of their “Red, White and View” political series, the ladies were discussing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s potential to win the Republican presidential nomination … Continue reading

76 Greatest Fictional New Yorkers

76. Lily Bart (“The House of Mirth”) 75. Bartleby (“Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street”) 74. Peter Fallow (“Bonfire of the Vanities”) 73. Derek Zoolander (“Zoolander”) 72. Peggy Olson (“Mad Men”) 71. Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels (“Tootsie”) 70. Arthur Bach (“Arthur”) 69. Korben Dallas (“The Fifth Element”) 68. Max Bialystock (“The Producers”) 67. The Girl (“The Seven Year Itch”) 66. Rachel Green (“Friends”) 65. Isaac Davis (“Manhattan”) 64. Mookie (“Do the Right Thing”) 63. Neo (“The Matrix”) 62. Stuart Little 61. Vincent Chase (“Entourage”) 60. Mary (“Party … Continue reading

Decoding Your Drink

Not since Starbucks did an overhaul on the world’s coffee lexicon has ordering a drink been such an ordeal. While those in favor of something stronger than espresso may have traded in pseudo-Italian sizing for words like muddled, fizzed, and extra dirty, the terminology behind the world’s better drinks can be downright dumbfounding. We’re here … Continue reading

More Than Models Make NY Fashion Week

                In New York City, there is only one religious holiday. It lasts for an entire week, the food is nonexistent, and the only rule is that you dress for the occasion. During the seven days of Fashion Week each year, New York is thrown into a near … Continue reading

An Unofficial Guide to Fashion’s Night Out

There’s so much to love about fall—the crisp air, no longer having to excuse your desire to browse the windows at Wolford, and most importantly, the droves of fashion-forward creatures who come out of hiding for the one night that truly epitomizes New York style: Fashion’s Night Out. The event, sponsored by Vogueand the CFDA, began in … Continue reading