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Humans of New York

"When I'm doing work around the house, I give him this educational iPad app to play with, and he's completely absorbed by it. Then recently we were …

Humans of New York

"Do you remember the happiest moment of your life?"<br>"When I got my college degree."<br>"Do you remember the saddest moment of your life?"<br>"When I figured …

How to be a great software developer

<i>Disclaimer: This is a very long piece, much longer than I would normally write on any subject. I have edited it back but on sending it to friends to</i> …

British Traveler Dies in Colombia After Participating in Ritual With Tourist Group

The body of a British teenager has been found by the road in a Colombian forest, after he took part in a “shaman experience” advertised for …

The Most Important Book of the Twenty-First Century

If I were a Republican policy-maker, if I were the Koch brothers, if I worked for Goldman Sachs, Capital in the Twenty-First Century would frighten me more than anything at Occupy Wall Street.<p><b>The term must-read</b> has lost most of its urgency by this point—if indeed it had any urgency to begin with. …

Middle-class

Humans of New York

"My best friend's husband was a police officer who died in a shootout. For a few days, the media presented the story as a tragedy. Then I guess …

101 Photo Industry Professionals You Should Follow on Twitter

Want to keep up with what’s happening in the photo industry? Then this list is for you. We were planning to stop at 50, but before we knew it we …

My Time Inside the Rikers Island Prison

Over the past six weeks, I have been teaching the Bill of Rights to 16-18 year old incarcerated juveniles in the Rikers Island Prison as part of the …

10 Rules for Students and Teachers Popularized by John Cage

Avant-garde composer John Cage started out as a disciple of Arnold Schoenberg. He greatly looked up to the exiled Austrian as a model of how a true …

102 Ways to Save Money for and at Walt Disney World

• <b>Author:</b> Lou Mongello<p>The #1 question people planning a Disney vacation ask is about how to save money at Walt Disney World. Taking the family to Walt Disney World is something so many families dream about, plan for, and SAVE toward. We have news for you: A Disney vacation doesn’t have to take years …

Humans of New York

"You should kiss the ground you walk on if you were born in this country-- take it from an old man who once had to wear the Star of David on his …

How to Become a Better Writer: Copy the Work of Others! | The Art of Manliness

As Jeremy detailed on Monday, many colleges are turning out graduates who, even after four years of higher education, have cognitive skills that are …

3 Ways to Escape Zip Ties: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

Zip ties are increasingly being used to restrain innocent folks in home invasion and kidnapping scenarios. With a quick Google search, you’ll see a …

P-Lo Is The Swaggy Filipino That Rap Has Been Waiting For

He reps what's probably the "most diverse rap clique of all time," but he's also fly enough to shine on his own.<p>A quick search of the word "Filipino" on lyrics database Rap Genius mostly turns up guys boasting about the provenance of their one-night stands. P-Lo, the 22-year-old rapper and producer …

VIBE

An Ex-Spy on How Real The Americans Is

Apparently seducing an FBI agent is not so hard<p><i>During the second season of</i> The Americans<i>, we're looking at the show's use of espionage tactics and getting behind-the-scenes accounts from the creators, directors, make-up artists, actors, and even former spies to help analyze what's under the covers.</i> …

Internet

Hey, Isn't That Tom Hardy, the Greatest Actor of His Generation?

Two days in London with the odd mix of ego and low self-esteem that has become Hollywood's new hope.<p><b>Tom Hardy is not a movie star.</b><p>This is not a judgment. Right now, at least, it is simply an observation, a statement of fact.<p>Tom Hardy is an English actor, London-born, thirty-six years old. He has …

To This Day

The 5 Steps to Nailing the Short-Sleeved Shirt

<b>Every now and again</b>, we at Esquire like to swing by reddit's notorious male fashion advice subreddit (aka r/mfa) and see what dudes are talking about. Lately there've been a number of urgent inquiries about which and what items and styling options work and do not work, and the questions on the …

Men's Fashion

Five Terms to Use With Your Barber

You know how you want your hair to look, but you don't know how to explain it. Here are five terms your barber will understand.<p>You know how you want your hair to look, but you don't know how to explain it. Here are five terms your barber will understand. <i>Featured in Esquire's Biggest Black Book Ever</i>

Hair

Your Local Police Force's Next Vehicle: Tanks. Actual Tanks.

It doesn't matter how big the town is. The Army made too many tanks and grenade launchers, so they're just giving them away to the local police. And they're doing it at faster a rate than ever before.<p><i>UPDATE 8/23/14: President Obama has ordered a White House-led review of the strategy of equipping</i> …

Military

Outkast Fans Are Right to Be Disappointed by the Coachella Show

It was an anticlimactic letdown<p><b>"So like, this is their first show</b> in a long time, right?"<p>Yes, young woman in a floral-print dress standing next to me. This <i>is</i> indeed Outkast's first show in a long time.<p>Ten years, to be exact.<p>Wait, where are you going? It's only a half hour into the show.<p>Bored, you …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Baz Luhrmann in Talks to Direct Film Adaptation of 'Kung Fu' – /Film

Several times in the past, <b>Baz Luhrmann</b> has shown a tendency towards tweaked applications of tropes from western movies. So there’s a weird and …

How Mad Men Gets the Writing Right: Q&A

There is no show on television that is more combed through, picked over and squawked about than <i>Mad Men</i>. Whether Joan mentions lustrous restaurant Le …

Language

Creating a Positive Family Culture: How to Get the Most Out of Family Dinners | The Art of Manliness

In his farewell address to the nation, President Ronald Reagan declared, “All great change in America begins at the dinner table. So tomorrow night …

6 Healthy Cookie Dough Bite Recipes

<b>Nutella Cookie Dough Balls</b><br>There's not really Nutella in these—just a mixture of healthful-yet-tasty ingredients like hazelnuts, oats, and medjool dates. <i><br>Get the recipe at Running To the Kitchen.</i><p><b>Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites</b><br>Whip these up using only a handful of kitchen staples: flour, powdered …

Dessert

What Is the Core of Masculinity? | The Art of Manliness

We’ve covered the 3 P’s of Manhood (protect, procreate, and provide), and we’ve distilled them down to the fundamentals — the ancient, nearly …

Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here Trailer

I don't know about you guys, but any time I hear the Shins, my mind immediately goes to the amazing <i>Garden State</i> soundtrack. And I'm feeling extra nostalgic for the movie after watching the first trailer Zach Braff's new Kickstarter-funded <i>Wish I Was Here</i>.<p>The film costars Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, …

Brendan Gleeson: sins of the fathers

Brendan Gleeson, master of the flawed figure of power, is preparing for shockwaves with his new film Calvary – about penance and paedophile priests. The ex-maths teacher talks to Catherine Shoard about faith, impending doom and beautiful deaths<p>There's apocalypse in the air the day I go to Dublin. …