George Hahn

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Podcast Episode 40: An Inspiring Example Of Sartorial Restraint

As we move through life, we become virtual lint rollers, accumulating huge levels of stuff without really thinking about it. Steve Wright thinks …

Minimalism

A Vegetarian’s One-Night Stand with a Cheeseburger

Until last week, I hadn’t eaten meat in almost seven years. During those years, I gradually evolved into a way of eating that I call …

Huguenot Physicians House

The house was bought from a leather coat manufacturer in 1997 by Chris and Sarah Dyson. It has been substantially repaired and was completed in …

Reading List: “The Dancer” by Eric Bernat

Once upon a time, being a homosexual in a bar that catered to homosexuals was a crime in New York City. Any homosexual caught in such a circumstance …

Books

New No-Show Loafer Socks from Bombas

Just as I do with my white t-shirts and dress socks, I get new loafer socks every year. As it happened, I saw a display ad for loafer socks from …

Clothing

Dress Up | G. Bruce Boyer

For quite a few years now, academic philosophers and socio­logists, as well as pop­ular social commentators who get paid to pronounce on such …

Clothing

When Menswear Goes Full Asshole

There are stupid gimmicks, and there are stupid gimmicks. This bullshit is the latter.<p>Men’s capital-F Fashion has never necessarily been a hotbed of …

Menswear

Why Drag Is the Ultimate Retort to Trump

RuPaul versus the White House<p>RuPaul Charles, America’s most famous drag queen, sat on a gold lamé couch at a luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan one Tuesday in March, doling out advice for the white working class. Wearing a patterned suit jacket and black slacks—one of his signature out-of-drag …

Culture

Knowing how others see us is the key to happiness

The relentless ‘me’ focus of our lives misses a crucial step<p>The most important, and yet least examined, determinant of success or failure – at work and in life – is self-awareness. The ability to understand who we are, how others see us, and how we fit into the world.<p>Plato instructed us to “know …

Self-awareness
Cybersecurity

Why You Should Avoid Waking Up at 5 A.M. Every Day

Getting up early won't make you more successful. In fact, it could be killing your productivity.<p>I recently came across an article by a fellow <i>Inc</i>. contributor that claimed waking up at 5 AM increases productivity. It sounds like solid advice. After all, Benjamin Franklin said, "Early to bed, early …

Wellness

A Peek at Some of My Grooming Nonsense

A reader once inquired about my hair grooming regimen beyond haircuts and shaving. I presume he was talking about hair above the shoulders, since the …

Hair

Cleveland Without a Car? But George…

For the past twenty two years, I lived in New York City, where a car rarely makes sense. Getting around there is about subways, buses, bikes, cabs, …

Urban Design

The Political, Comedic and Sartorial Stealth of Seth Meyers

It’s no news that <b>Seth Meyers</b> has been killing it with “A Closer Look,” his razor-sharp recurring segment on <i>Late Night</i>. The former head writer and …

Comedy

Why J. Crew’s Vision of Preppy America Failed

In 2012, Meghan O’Neill, a writer and comedian, started an online video-collage series called “J. Crew Crew.” Each video was made entirely with images taken from the J. Crew catalogue and followed the J. Crew Crew as it voyaged into a world of surreal intrigue and mystery. In one episode, a willowy …

Fashion

The Late-Night Fashion Wars

If the suit is dead, as doomsayers never tire of proclaiming, then late-night television must be dressed for its glamorous wake. Few other areas of pop culture, as it turns out, have shown greater loyalty to this standby, a form of dress designers seem determined on casting into oblivion.<p>While …

Comedy

John Waters’s Writing Room in Baltimore, Full of Kitsch

John Waters<p><b>Age</b> 71<p><b>Occupation</b> Film director and writer, most recently of “Make Trouble” (Algonquin)<p><b>Location</b> Baltimore<p><b>His Favorite Room</b> Mr. Waters lives in a 1927 Italianate-style house that he admired as a boy and later bought because, he said, “it looked like Dracula’s house.” His second-floor …

Journalism

The Kingsman Cometh (Again)

As much as I enjoyed the first Kingsman film, I thought it was a bit messy. The tone was a tad uneven and the performance of Samuel L. Jackson as the …

Movies

Funeral Blues

Since I moved back to Cleveland just a few short months ago, five people I’ve known since childhood have died. Three of them were the age of my …

You’re middle-aged — this is the perfect time to work on staying healthy

Choices people make in their 20s and 30s about exercise, eating and handling health issues set the stage for the future, but in your 50s and 60s you still have time to make up for any mistakes and increase your odds of healthful aging. Eating well, spending time with others, getting screened for …

Health

The Greatest Hits from the Legendary Closet of the Style Guy, Glenn O’Brien

Glenn O’Brien’s style was a source of inspiration for generations of men.<p>Glenn O’Brien, who passed away yesterday at the age of 70, was a New York icon, a peerless writer, and, of course, one of the most stylish men around. (For over 15 years, he was The Style Guy at <i>GQ</i>, a title he embodied in every …

Savile Row

A New Pair of Levi’s 501 Shrink-to-Fit Selvedge Jeans

It’s always good to join the mailing list of brands you like. That way, whenever they have a sale, you can get a heads-up on something you need for a …

Glenn O’Brien

When I found out that <b>Glenn O’Brien</b> died today, my heart sank and I just stopped. I admired him more than I can say. He profoundly influenced my …

Don Rickles and the Lost Art of the Insult

Rickles allowed you to be in on the joke—even when you were the joke.<p>The double irony of Don Rickles' nickname "Mr. Warmth" was that just underneath the insults and acidic wit for which he was so famous was genuine affection. Love, even. There's a reason why most reactions to his death are in the …

Louis C.K. and the Artful Mastery of Pushing the Envelope

The American stand-up comedy pantheon is a club of legends. There are greats, great greats and true tentpole icons – real artists who pushed the …

The April 2017 Spotify Playlist

Spring is here, and so are April showers and the April 2017 Spotify Playlist. Enjoy.<p>April 2017 Playlist

Richard Bolles Dies at 90; Wrote ‘What Color Is Your Parachute?’

Richard N. Bolles, a former Harvard physics major, Episcopal minister and career counselor whose own twisting vocational path led to his writing “What Color Is Your Parachute?” — the most popular job-hunter’s manual of the 1970s and beyond — died on Friday in San Ramon, Calif. He was 90.<p>His son …

Career Development

Chapter I

<b>John despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks</b> a reporter to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly …

Recipe: Fast and Easy Arugula Lentil Pasta Salad

Throw together this quick lentil pasta salad and impress all of your guests with this flavorful, nutrient-dense dish. The lentil pasta contains …