George Hahn

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7 Steps to a Clutter-Free Kitchen

With the school year in full swing and holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to organize your kitchen. No more fumbling for the spices behind the tortilla chips or bumping into your partner while trying to get breakfast for the family on the table. To get started, here are some tricks …


Graydon Rides the Wave

But this July, Carter's wife of eighteen years packed her things and took the children to her sister's place in Beaufort, South Carolina. Then …

Gwyneth Paltrow

The Black Tie Situation at the 2017 Emmy Awards

Other websites and blogs will showcase and praise the men who made loud sartorial choices on the red carpet last night. I can’t help you with that. …


Armani suits and bare feet: how Jean-Michel Basquiat created his look

He was one of the most dazzling artists of his generation – but Jean-Michel Basquiat’s eclectic approach to dressing was a work of art in itself. Simon Chilverspays homage<p>• Read more from the autumn/winter 2017 edition of The Fashion, our biannual fashion supplement<p>There’s an image of Jean-Michel …


The Best Way to Read John le Carré’s George Smiley Books

Nearly three decades ago, after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the U.S.S.R., John le Carré retired his greatest character, the …


Want to Have a Good Day? Try Making the Bed First

When Adm. William H. McRaven, retired, was stationed in Afghanistan, his days were filled with chaos and unpredictability. “We could have soldiers dying and the horror of civilian casualties,” he said.<p>His hedge against the stress of chaos and bloody warfare? The morning ritual of pulling the …


Novelist John Le Carré Reflects On His Own 'Legacy' Of Spying

If John le Carré's espionage novels seem particularly authentic, it may be because the author has first-hand experience. Le Carré worked as a spy for the British intelligence services MI5 and MI6 early in his writing career, and only left the field after his third book, 1963's <i>The Spy Who Came in</i> …


The purpose of life isn’t to be happy—it’s to be fulfilled

The term “happy” was traditionally synonymous with good fortune.<p>It found its way into the English language around the 14th century, and it wasn’t something that people actively pursued. It was thought that you either stumbled onto it or you didn’t. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the word …


How to Take Care of Your Clothes

Buying clothes built to last is one thing — but there’s a lot you can do to make them endure. Here are the experts’ tips for wearing, storing and even cleaning your clothes correctly to prolong the life of your favorite items.


More Cups Of Coffee Could Lead to Longer Life, Study Finds

Coffee addicts, take a sigh of relief—for now.<p>This isn’t your typical doom and gloom coffee study—coffee might actually be helping us.<p>A new Spanish research study shows that more coffee consumption is associated with lower risk of death.<p>The study, which was presented during the European Society of …


Fleece of the Century

LAS VEGAS — The world finally had the two of them contained Saturday night, in a roped-off ring where they had to remain silent and just get on with it. Two mouthy welterweights, neither the best role model for his respective legion of young fans, throwing mocking looks and punches in a spectacle …


The Art of Saying ‘No’

Bob Dylan gave no convincing reason. He hadn’t even responded to calls for a fortnight. So when he finally gave the Nobel Committee a firm ‘no’ to …

Nobel Prize

The Brilliance of Tina Fey's Cake Satire, Explained

When Tina Fey vented about Charlottesville, neo-Nazis and Donald Trump while cramming her mouth with handfuls of a sheet cake decorated with an …

A Good Terry Cloth Bathrobe

There used to be a store in New York City called Daffy’s. It was a discount store similar to Century 21 or T.J. Maxx, stocked with designer …

Save Your Sanity. Downgrade Your Life.

Recently, I gave up my electric toothbrush. There was nothing wrong with it. It was, in fact, an upscale model, and when I used it, I felt certain my teeth were not only getting cleaner and whiter but also perhaps even better aligned. And yet, my old manual toothbrush, poking out of a mug on the …

Marie Kondo

Why Fur-Free Is The Future Of Fashion

Companies are finding that faux fur can provide the right look and feel without the risk of being associated with animal cruelty.<p>The August issue of Vogue Paris features Gisele Bündchen proudly covered in fur – faux fur. The popular fashion magazine is taking a turn toward compassion by showing …

Hugo Boss

Instead of Flip-Flops

I’m a horrible person. A mean, judgmental, horrible snob of a person. The idea of frowning upon any form of such popular and comfortable footwear is …

Men, Listen Up: Women Like The Smell Of Guys Who Eat A Certain Diet

What we eat can influence more than our waistlines. It turns out, our diets also help determine what we smell like.<p>A recent study found that women preferred the body odor of men who ate a lot of fruits and vegetables, whereas men who ate a lot of refined carbohydrates (think bread, pasta) gave off …


When the WSJ Addresses a Style Problem for (Rich) Men Over 40…

Grown men trying to look young is tragic. Spending tons of money to fix the problem is unnecessary.


Don’t Be That Guy: Avoiding Over-40 Style Pitfalls

As men age, dressing stylishly gets increasingly treacherous—especially with fashion veering ever more casual. But giving up entirely is never a good look. Here’s help<p>CALL IT GUTSY or foolish, but as a younger man I was prone to taking the occasional fashion risk. When I was 30, for example, a pair …


When It Came to Style, Sam Shepard Was an Endangered Species

He was, for so many, the archetypal American male given flesh and form (and a leather jacket). He was born in the heartland and worked on ranches in Duarte, Calif., where his family owned an avocado farm. He rode horses, sheared sheep, picked oranges, delivered newspapers. He had a volatile …

Sam Shepard

Gucci’s Fall/Winter 2017 Campaign

When a brand thinks outside the box and does something really fun, you have to give credit where it's due.


The History and Anatomy of Neapolitan Tailoring

• rubinacci-navy-unlined-double-breasted-cotton-jacket<br>• cifonelli-white-classic-spread-collar-cotton-shirt<br>• ULTA000003271<p><b>The Protagonists</b><p>Though presently …

Men's Fashion

The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

<i>This list, of the greatest albums made by women between 1964 and the present, is an intervention, a remedy, a correction of the historical record and hopefully the start of a new conversation. Compiled by nearly 50 women from across NPR and the public radio system and produced in partnership with</i> …

Alicia Keys

Here’s how much giving up beef helps — or doesn’t help — the planet

I think it’s safe to say we all want to save the planet, and a good chunk of what’s written about food systems is about how to do it.<p>Estimates vary, but something in the neighborhood of 30 percent of total greenhouse-gas emissions are pegged to food. If you’re a farmer and you’re trying to do your …


How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

How do you become a more successful sleeper? Grab a pillow, curl up and keep reading to find out.

When did charming become cranky? Why a middle-aged Morrissey is so hard to love

As a new biopic England is Mine charts the Smiths singer’s early life, fans speak of their disillusion at his increasingly outspoken views<p>Like countless musicians, managers and record labels before them, the makers of the new movie <i>England Is Mine</i> have discovered that nothing is easy where Morrissey …

Nigel Farage

What It Was Like to Be Drafted

I was drafted into the Army on July 11, 1967, three weeks after my 22nd birthday. Seemingly within minutes after I’d graduated from George Washington University that May, my draft board in Hillside, N.J., changed my status from II-S (student) to I-A (cannon fodder).<p>During the Vietnam War every male …

Vietnam Veterans

Shine On: The Best Guidance (and Products) for Good Shoe Care

Because well-tended shoes tell us that the wearer has self-respect, that he hasn’t lost hope and that he gives a damn.