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Necktie Tips for Men: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

× Tie Tips: A Visual Guide Proper Tie Length. Tip of tie comes right to the top of your belt buckle. Tie a little long? Use the Windsor Knot – it …

Crush and Burn: A History of the Global Crackdown on Ivory

Hong Kong is the latest government to publicly destroy its stockpile of the prized material.<p>It's an unlikely and ambitious government project: Over the next two years, Hong Kong will embark on the world's largest ivory burn, setting 28 tons of illegally harvested tusks aflame to signal a shift in …

Paris Review - Hunter S. Thompson, The Art of Journalism No. 1

Interviewed by Douglas Brinkley and Terry McDonell<p>Issue 156, Fall 2000<p>In an October 1957 letter to a friend who had recommended he read Ayn Rand’s <i>The Fountainhead</i>, Hunter S. Thompson wrote, “Although I don’t feel that it’s at all necessary to tell you how I feel about the principle of …

Paris Review - Jorge Luis Borges, The Art of Fiction No. 39

Interviewed by Ronald Christ<p>Issue 40, Winter-Spring 1967<p>Jorge Luis Borges. Photographer unknown.<p>This interview was conducted in July 1966, in conversations I held with Borges at his office in the Biblioteca Nacional, of which he is the director. The room, recalling an older Buenos Aires, is not …

The Morning Roundup for January 15, 2014

• As January reaches its halfway mark and resolutions begin to waver, how is one to guarantee a year of self-betterment? By reading Chekhov.<br>• The Argentine poet Juan Gelman is dead, at eighty-three.<br>• What do Willy Loman and Gregor Samsa have in common? They’re both drummers.<br>• Apple’s new ad for the iPad …

How Tarek Mehanna Went to Prison for a Thought Crime

<i>Since 9/11, the Department of Justice has prosecuted more than 500 terrorism cases, yet there remains scant public understanding of what these</i> …

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No point in having fly shoes if you’re not going to keep them tight

No point in having fly shoes if you’re not going to keep them tight.

How to Write: A Year in Advice from Franzen, King, Hosseini, and More

Highlights from 12 months of interviews with writers about their craft and the authors they love<p>This year, I talked to nearly 50 different writers for the By Heart series, a weekly column about beloved quotes and cherished lines. Each author shared the life-changing, values-shaping passages that …

Paris Review - Ralph Ellison, The Art of Fiction No. 8

Interviewed by Alfred Chester & Vilma Howard<p>Issue 8, Spring 1955<p>Ralph Ellison, 1955.<p>When <i>Invisible Man,</i> Ralph Ellison’s first novel, received the National Book Award for 1953, the author in his acceptance speech noted with dismay and gratification the conferring of the award to what he called an …

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How to Take Care of a Hat | The Art of Manliness

A few years ago, it seems like classic hats (fedoras and trilbies and the like) were making a comeback — no doubt due to one of our very first posts: …

Seymour M. Hersh · Whose sarin?

In his nationally televised speech about Syria on 10 September, Obama laid the blame for the nerve gas attack on the rebel-held suburb of Eastern …

Annotation Tuesday! Gay Talese and 'Frank Sinatra Has a Cold'

Gay Talese lives on the East Side of Manhattan, in a four-story brownstone he moved into in 1958, at age 26. When we met there recently to talk about …

Projecting power and persuading people | US & Canada

<b>London, United Kingdom -</b> From coins bearing images of ancient Greek monarchs, via world wars and clashes of ideology to our modern obsession with social media, an ambitious new exhibition at the British Library is attempting to expose how states have used propaganda to exert influence over our …

The Tale of John and Ann Bender and Their Quest for Paradise

The city of San José, Costa Rica, is a sprawling gray mess that doubles as the sex-tourism capital of Latin America.Thanks to legalized prostitution, parts of downtown look like Disneyland for horny, middle-aged Australians. The urban center is a mix of shopping malls, semi-rises, and fast-food …

The Shooting Star and The Model

When Oscar Pistorius—the South African “Blade Runner,” who overcame a double amputation to compete in the Olympics last year—shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day, the millions he’d inspired were faced with a shocking possibility: that their hero was also a killer. With Pistorius …

The Longform Guide to the CIA by Joshuah Bearman, Carl Bernstein, Adam Ciralsky, David Grann, Matthew Teague, Jason Epstein, David Wise, Dana Priest and William M. Arkint · Longform

How the CIA used a fake science fiction film to sneak six Americans out of revolutionary Iran. The declassified story that became Ben Affleck’s …

Inside America's Dirty Wars

Anwar al-Awlaki’s youngest brother, Ammar, was nothing like him. While Anwar embraced a radical interpretation of Islam and preached jihad against …