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10 Tricks That Musicians and Actors Use in Live Performances

Movies aren’t alone in utilizing bleeding-edge technology to provide the illusion of seamless, spotless entertainment. Whizzes from the worlds of …

Music Production

Here's the Perfect Anytime/Anywhere Workout for When Going to the Gym Is Not an Option

Here's the Perfect Anytime/Anywhere Workout for When Going to the Gym Is Not an OptionBrandon Deines, of Longmont, who trains with Coal Creek …

Fitness

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Business Casual<p>Make going back to work less of a drag with a style refresh.<p>15 Photos2 days agoView More<p>Drinking<p>You can order one almost anywhere, or …

Mr. Robot, Ms. Robot

USA’s new hacker drama is a surprise hit that deserves attention for its subtle critiques of gender norms and masculinity.<p>There’s a conversation in the second episode of USA’s hacker drama <i>Mr. Robot</i> between the protagonist, a programmer named Elliot, and the show’s titular character. They’re in an …

TV

Update: Chinese Police Arrest 5 People Over Uniqlo Sex Tape

Two unnamed amateurs went from overnight celebrities to jailbirds.<p><b>Update [July 20, 2015]:</b> Beijing police arrested five people they believe are linked to the production of a sex tape supposedly filmed inside the dressing room of a local Uniqlo. The couple who appear in the film are among those …

Uniqlo

10 Things Experts Know About Whiskey That You Don't

The distillers behind Jack Daniels, Jameson, Pike Creek, and Corsair set the record straight on your favorite spirit.<p>The distillers behind Jack Daniels, Jameson, Pike Creek, and Corsair set the record straight on your favorite spirit.

Whiskey

The Evolution of TV's ‘Very Special Episode’

Family sitcoms once embraced the preachy format to teach teens about important social issues, but more subtle, complex storytelling has since taken over.<p>Before <i>Cast Away</i> and <i>Captain Phillips</i>, before he waxed inspirational over boxes of chocolates in <i>Forrest Gump</i> or flirted online with Meg Ryan in</i> …

TV

Chicago Bears Training Camp: 5 Early Storylines to Watch

It has been over a month since the Chicago Bears held their final mandatory minicamp practice, but the team will kick off training camp in less than two weeks.<p>During Chicago's minicamps and organized team activities (OTAs), players were not allowed to wear pads and could not tackle, but that all …

The Ugly Words of Bill Cosby

A ten-year-old deposition published by The New York Times draws an even sharper contrast with the comedian’s once-pristine image.<p>Thirty-six women have accused Bill Cosby, once one of America’s most beloved actors and comedians, of sexual misbehavior. The 77-year-old star, who has not been charged …

Bill Cosby

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

Men's Fashion

14 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Pornographer

It's incredibly expensive to work as a woman in this industry.<p><b>1. You won't make millions, even though everyone will assume you do.</b> Indie pornographers, unlike Playboy or Vivid, market directly to customers through social media, word of mouth, or through small distributors and production studios. …

Loneliness

10 Style Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

Suns out, guns in, thank you very much.<p>Contrary to popular belief, looking good in the summer months is far easier than it is in the winter. OK, layers can help cover up unwelcome love handles, but layers are complicated, and coats are expensive.<p>So here, to help you avoid committing some of …

Men's Fashion

Patti LuPone, anti-cellphone diva, gets all charged up

Clashes between artists and technology-wielding patrons are increasing in intensity. On Wednesday night, the actress Patti LuPone grabbed a cellphone out of a startled audience member's hand as LuPone was making her grand exit at Lincoln Center in New York, where she is appearing in a play. LuPone …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Business Casual<p>Make going back to work less of a drag with a style refresh.<p>15 Photos3 days agoView More<p>Drinking<p>You can order one almost anywhere, or …

21 Signs You Might Be The 'Real Racist'

"You know who talks about race? Racists."<p>That was an actual line delivered in August by Jonathan Hoenig, a wealthy, white hedge fund founder, as he and other members of a Fox News panel tried to dismiss the significance of race and racial inequality in the protests then rocking Ferguson, …

How this group of playwrights is fighting sexism on Broadway

Hollywood isn’t the only place where women writers and directors are underrepresented. The best current tallies put the share of women-written plays …

There's Hope For 'Game Of Thrones,' Finally

HBO’s Game of Thrones began this season with a problem. Essentially, it was this: Benioff and Co. had an hour-long TV show to make, but their source material – George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” — had grown unwieldy, confused and lacking in direction. Luckily, the show had largely outrun …

TV Series

'Degrassi' ending its run after 14 seasons

Take one last look: "Degrassi" will call it quits this summer after 14 years on the air.<p>The Canadian teen-soap franchise will wrap up with a two-week, 12-episode series wind-down in late July on TeenNick, the network confirmed on Thursday.<p>The countdown will start with a one-hour episode airing July …

TV

Tonys 2015: Meet the biggest hit maker on Broadway

Who's the toast of Broadway at the moment? While fans of Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O'Hara duke it out, let's raise a glass to Oskar Eustis, the Public Theater's game-changing artistic director who, since he began his tenure 10 years ago, has been retooling the American musical at the historic …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Shoes<p>Fancy rich-guy designer slippers aren't just for fancy, rich, designer-wearing guys anymore.<p>By Matt Sebra21 hours agoView More<p>Gift Ideas<p>All …

Fitness

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Winter<p>The silver lining to no early spring? Deeply discounted winter essentials.<p>21 Photos2 days agoView More<p>Super Bowl<p>No one makes a halftime show …

Fitness

6 Insanely Fit Guys Reveal One Thing They Do Each Day

Tap these everyday fitness secrets of the world’s most in-shape men<p>We found six of the fittest men on the planet and asked them a simple question: What’s one thing you do each day that improves your fitness?<p>Take a cue from their routines—and reach the best shape of your life.<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY: …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Grooming<p>Meet the new year with a fresh outlook and fresh face.<p>By Garrett Munce2 days agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>The new season of the techno-horror …

Did George W. Bush Create ISIS?

The exchange started like this: at the end of Jeb Bush’s town-hall meeting in Reno, Nevada, on Wednesday, a college student named Ivy Ziedrich stood up and said that she had heard Bush blame the growth of <i>ISIS</i> on President Obama, in particular on his decision to withdraw American troops from Iraq in …

Theater: The Curse of 'Doctor Zhivago'

<b>DOCTOR ZHIVAGO</b> no stars out of ****<p><b>BROADWAY THEATRE</b><p>Never try to conquer Russia in winter. Napoleon ignored this lesson and paid dearly. Hitler ignored this lesson and it cost him World War II. Now director Des McAnuff and his foolhardy team of craftsmen and actors have foundered miserably in that …

Wolf Hall

Maya Angelou and the Internet’s Stamp of Approval

This week, the United States Postal Service came in for a full news cycle’s worth of ridicule after it was pointed out, by the Washington <i>Post</i>, that the agency’s new Maya Angelou stamp featured a quotation that the late poet and memoirist didn’t write. The line—“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an …

Black History

What Videos Show

In 2012, the city of North Charleston, South Carolina, needed a new chief of police to replace Jon Zumalt, who was moving back to Kansas after eleven years on the job. During that time, the city’s crime rate, once one of the highest in the country, had fallen by nearly half, but some residents …

Justice

Where the White People Live

How self-segregation and concentrated affluence became normal in America<p>Last summer, the Michigan town of Grosse Pointe Park erected a farmer's market in the middle of one of the few remaining streets that allowed cars to pass between the tony suburb and the urban Detroit neighborhoods at its …

Urban Design

Do This Twice a Day For Bigger Calves

You don’t have to live with chicken legs<p>If you want to banish your chicken legs, your current routine of 3 sets of 10 reps of a calf exercise isn’t going to cut it.<p>The fix for skinny calves: high-frequency training (HFT), which involves hitting your calves <i>twice</i> a day. Your body adapts to the extra …