George Hahn

By George Hahn | A personally curated, edited and ever-evolving collection of interesting and relevant content from around the web...

Hello, Downtown Cleveland

One year ago as I write this, I was packing up parts of my New York life and selling other parts of it in preparation to leave. At the time, I had …

Lake Erie

How to dress like a writer

Style and substance have much in common, as these men of letters and silk-lined suits prove<p>Tom Wolfe<p>Pompous! Reactionary! But stylish? Why, yes. …

Literature

An Argument For Tailoring Your Clothes

About three years ago, I overheard a former editor I worked for asking incredulously why young people didn’t tailor their clothing. I don’t have the …

Clothing

We should have seen Trump coming

Obama’s rise felt like a new chapter in American history. But the original sin of white supremacy was not so easily erased. By Ta-Nehisi Coates<p>I have often wondered how I missed the coming tragedy. It is not so much that I should have predicted that Americans would elect Donald Trump. It’s just …

Racism

Downtown Cleveland is feeling more like home

Construction workers, using a tower crane recently perched on the 10-story parking garage at 515 Euclid Ave., are starting the skyward climb that …

Real Estate

Secret-Agent Style: The Clothes That Make the Spies in Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Costume designer Arianne Phillips details how she outfitted the suavest agents on the big screen—and their more rugged American counterparts.<p>From six incarnations of 007 to <b>Michael Caine</b> in <i>The Ipcress File,</i> the world’s most-dapper spies have always been dressed to kill—courtesy of Savile Row. …

Movies

Breaking bad: how to give up drinking, smoking, nail-biting and other unwanted habits

With Stoptober and Sober October starting soon, we asked readers to tell us how they broke bad habits - and how this changed their life. Here’s what you said<p>Sunday is the start of October, which means that people across the country will be attempting to give up bad habits; some will try to give up …

Marie Kondo

The English gentleman: Savile Row and the DNA of menswear

Savile Row is, of course, famous as the birthplace of British menswear. But in recent decades its image had perhaps suffered as a result of the more …

Savile Row

These To-Do List Methods Will Help You Finally Get Organized

Everyone works differently, so we’ve gathered nine different approaches to organizing your daily tasks.<p>For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been on a mission to create the perfect to-do list. I’ve tested multiple apps from Evernote, Any.do, to Wunderlist. I’ve used physical and digital …

Productivity

Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag

In the late 1990s, I bought a pretty durable and reliable Delsey carry-on roller bag. It wasn’t the most attractive piece of luggage, but it served …

Shopping

Spencer House – Anderson & Sheppard

1 of 13 From left: Anderson & Sheppard; Dege & Skinner; Henry Poole & Co; Anderson & Sheppard; Davies & Son; H Huntsman & Sons; Gieves and Hawkes; …

Savile Row

A Family Compound in Coastal Maine, Made From Scratch

The only thing more impressive than the fact that Anthony Esteves, who is 31, built a house from scratch and painstakingly restored another on his family compound on coastal Maine is the fact that he’d never done it before. This is not to say he hadn’t had any training, but it was not the kind you …

New England

The 30 Best Female-Led Horror Films of All Time

My fondest moments as a girl were when my mother would braid my hair while we watched horror films and TV shows on her small TV screen. <i>Tales from the</i> …

Horror Movies

Coming Home to a Shipping Container

Tim Steele stood outside a pair of orange shipping containers on a hillside about two hours northwest of New York City. The large metal cargo door swung wide to reveal a small mudroom inside the corrugated walls, and beyond that an expansive living room, kitchen and small bathroom. Several tall …

Shipping Containers

This App Will Help You Declutter Your Piles Of Unused Stuff

Stuffstr wants to help you escape the inexorable pull of holding on to useless things.<p>Americans are hoarders: There are now more self-storage facilities in the U.S. than Starbucks and McDonalds combined. Roughly a quarter of garages are too full of stuff to hold a car. The average home has $7,000 …

Hacking

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 …

Kitchens

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. …

Awards

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 …

Art

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 …

Sewing

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> …

Books

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 …

Happiness

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.

Clothing

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 …

Coffee

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 …

Boxing

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 …

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 …