Cyndi Hoelzle

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If You Were a Teen in the ’80s or ’90s, You’ll Love These Books

There was a time before texting and Snapchat, before streaming endless television, before being able to snap a selfie and get the opinion of a dozen …

Top 30 Stephen King Movies, Ranked

From haunted hotels to prison-yard blues, 'Carrie' to 'Christine' – the major adaptations of the iconic author's work, from worst to best<p>Back in …

A Weekend In Havana: Hedonism And Socialism In Cuba's Contradictory Capital

Cuba is often described as a difficult country in which to travel. Tourist facilities are underdeveloped (a blessing and a curse), there are two …

Cuba

You Know You Want To Go To Cuba -- Here's How To Do It Right

The morning I arrived in Havana, bleary after a 4am check-in for a charter from Miami, my group decamped to the terrace of historic Hotel Nacional in need of caffeine. Strong coffees in hand, we were receptive when our trip leader, a well-traveled, unflappable American on his fourth season guiding …

Cuba

11 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Cuba

One writer discovers a country of dizzying contradictions.<p>In the words of a local artist and friendly guide I met on a recent trip to Cuba, “The only way to understand Cuba is to be irrational.” The island nation is a place of paradoxes: one where you're at once in awe of Havana's history and …

Cuba

Nicole Kidman and Jimmy Fallon talk their awkward past

Jimmy Fallon’s 2015 interview with Nicole Kidman (in which they recounted the story of their terrible first date) is one of his most awkward, …

5 Tips for Scoring College Scholarships

If you’re a high school senior or a college student looking for scholarships to help fund the cost of school next year, now is the perfect time to …

College & University

The Presidential Suite: A Look Back at Obama’s Musical Milestones

<i>’Cause I’m black and I’m proud</i><i><br>I’m ready and hyped plus I’m amped</i><i><br>Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamps</i><p>Chuck D’s gruff protest turns ironic as “Fight the Power” blares across the White House grounds. On a bright October afternoon, over manicured grass and against neo-classicalcolumns, Public …

The White House

The Best TV Shows Coming This Fall: From ‘Gilmore Girls’ to the Next ‘Game of Thrones’

For the love of TiVo, there’s an ungodly number of new series premiering this fall. From the Gilmore Girls revival to HBO’s buzzy Westworld, here are …

The Young Adult Reading Guide

Some of the most timeless, iconic literature ever written was written for young adults. And in recent years, thanks to unputdownable series like <i>The</i> …

Books

Griffith Park's Lesser-Known Wonders

Hugh Hefner Overlook | All photo by Sandi Hemmerlein<p>Our very own Griffith Park is the largest municipal park with urban wilderness area <i>in the entire</i> …

Hiking

20 Best Eighties-Gone-Wild Party Movies

From sex-obsessed nerds to a near-naked Tom Cruise, the craziest teen comedies of the Reagan era<p>This week, Richard Linklater unveils <i>Everybody Wants</i> …

Richard Linklater

The '60s Films That Every Fashion Girl Should Watch

Fashion and film have always gone hand in hand, whether it's a designer taking inspiration from a movie's wardrobe or a leading lady sporting the latest couture. We're rounding up the most important movies by decade—from the 1950s to today—that every fashion lover should see.<p><b>1) La Dolce Vita, …

Is Instagram Ruining Backpacker Culture?

Instagram and travel are inextricably tied. There’s just something about exotic locations that make for Insta magic. I like to imagine Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker in <i>The Social Network</i> saying, “Gazing at a weathered door frame isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Gazing at a weathered door frame <i>in</i> …

Bandit's Bungalow & Joker's Shed | Nick's Cove

Named after the Hollywood bank robber movie filmed at Nick’s Cove, this lovely two room suite makes an ideal weekend hideout. Wake up to a waterfront …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Literature

Marie Kondo’s illustrated guide to a home that sparks joy

An entranceway that sparks joy<p>As a self-proclaimed tidying freak, I can tell the state of a person’s closets the instant I set foot in the doorway. One client’s front entranceway was jammed with shoes and a bundle of newspapers ready for recycle. Keys, gloves, and delivery forms were strewn …

Minimalism

How To Navigate The Enlight App

Enlight is a powerful iPhone photo editor app for enhancing and manipulating your images. From basic exposure adjustments to creative masterpieces, …

Mobile Photography

A Tisket. A Tasket. A Wall Full of Baskets

Soo...after my new found obsession with Pinterest started, I came across this wonderful idea for small bathroom storage.<p>Our upstairs "guest" bathroom …

Please Don’t Call it Art

— Daido Moriyama.<p>Moriyama is something of a photography god — in my opinion. His photographs have that honest quality that shines when the camera is …

Affinity Photo is a New Pro Photoshop Alternative for Mac Users: Get It for Free

Affinity Photo is a new program that was launched today by the England-based software company Serif. It’s designed to be a powerful alternative to …

Software

Imgur Does Away with Pro Membership, Now Offers Free and Unlimited Photo Storage for All

After being started back in 2009 as a gift for Reddit users, Imgur has quickly become one of the Web’s most dominant forces in image hosting. …

GIF Animations

19 DIY Hacks To Organize Your Whole House

17. Create instant organization with baskets or buckets.<p>Pinterest | Casey Nelson<p>Advertisement<p>18. Use mesh bags to hang produce that needs ventilation.<p>…

26 Ways to Organize Toys in Small Spaces

With a tiny (closet-sized) playroom, I struggle constantly with how to <b>organize toys in small spaces</b>.And with all the toys that we have, it’s …

Kids

11 books you must read if you wish to write chick-lit

Because if you don’t, how will you write that bestseller, which is the whole point of writing in this genre?<p>Before we begin, though, the one thing …

Books

No School Like Old School | Classical Lessons For Modern Photography That Will Help You Stand Out

Some time ago, I wrote a piece addressing the value of analyzing and critiquing photos for personal growth in the craft. I heralded the merits of …

Photography

iOS 8 Review: The Problem Solver

Apple looks to resolve iPhone gripes large and small with its new operating system, iOS 8.<p>Quick, look at your iPhone. What bugs you about it? Maybe you wish it had a bigger screen, like some of your friends’ Android phones. You might long for an on-screen keyboard with smart features like …

Portraits and Life Stories of Beloved Childhood Teddy Bears

<i>Belongs to: Bono & Ali Hewson</i><p><i>This little bear is a memory of one of the most incredible men in my life. Greg Carroll became a great friend of myself</i> …

How to Download a Backup of All of Your Facebook Photos and Videos in a Few Easy Steps

Facebook may not be your main photo storage solution (at least we hope it’s not), but knowing how to download a backup of all the photos and videos …

40 Greatest Rock Documentaries

Burning guitars, big suits, meeting the Beatles — the concert films and rockumentaries that stand head and shoulders above the rest<p>The movies started …