The Week In Entertainment, Vol. 36We discuss the songs, shows, flicks, and videos that caught our attention over the past seven days

This week, a long-lost Kurt Cobain-Courtney Love duet surfaces; Judd Apatow’s This is 40 feels a little too familiar; Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets elected Vice-President; and a wingsuited daredevil takes us on an exhilarating ride.

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Treat Her Right: Up in the AirAn occasional briefing on the latest goods, getaways and hot spots your lady will love

THE SUN RISES ever so surreptitiously as the air begins to warm. Perfection permeates the sky above, which is where you’ll be shortly. As the wind carries you higher and higher, you feel a nervous excitement in the pit of your stomach. You’re not sure if it’s height-induced or a byproduct of your sweetheart’s company in the cozy basket of the hot air balloon.

Either way, the anxiety is not what you’ll remember most after you land. The image that will linger is the one of sweet surprise that spread across your date’s face when she first saw the balloon. She’ll carry with her the feeling of your favorite sweater on her cheek as she snuggled in close, sipping mimosas and taking in the view.

Summer is upon us, and with it comes a plethora of date options that winter forced into hibernation. Yes, everything from picnics to tandem bike rides are back on the table. You can even hail a horse for a gentlemen’s cab ride at a bearable temperature. But why not try something a bit more unique?

Hot air ballooning is a date that offers the best of both worlds. Not only is it adventurous and a wonderful sight-seeing opportunity at about 2,000 feet in the air, it’s also private, offering a less crowded experience than a park or bike trail. You and your lovely are accompanied by nothing more than a pilot and the changing winds.

Below, a couple of reputable balloon pilots break down all the essentials.

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Brawl Buster: Pens-Flyers vs. Lane Pryce-Pete CampbellA comparative analysis of the weekend's two biggest scraps

Pens-Flyers or Lane-Pete?

HERE IN AMERICA, a few things are certain. We are going to eat fast food until we feel sick, we’re going to elevate talentless losers into reality stardom, and we’re going to stare if a fight breaks out. Something about two or more people abandoning logical discourse and settling a debate with their bare hands is just infinitely entertaining. Even better, the rise of this thing we call the interweb has given us the chance to engage in nonsensical comparisons of these brouhahas. This past weekend, sports and pop culture fans alike were treated to two of the best scuffles in recent memory. Here’s my take on which of these fights was more worth your time.

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The Week In Entertainment, Vol. 35We discuss the songs, shows, flicks, and videos that caught our attention over the past seven days

The Week In Entertainment, Vol. 35

This week, Alabama Shakes deliver a soulful debut; guitar enthusiasts mourn for the “Father of Loud”; God Bless America doles out a heaping helping of cultural backlash; the History Channel gets medieval; and the tournament for the greatest trophy in sports is back once again.

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Moustache Love: April 2012Our monthly round-up of moustache-related paraphernalia and moustachioed gents on the street

Sock It To Me

Mustache Socks

IF YOU’RE PART of the #menswear set these days, then you already know that wearing your dad’s plain black dress socks just doesn’t cut it anymore. Your personal style should be articulated through every inch of your ensemble—hosiery included. And with spring on the horizon, patterns and bright colors are all the rage right now.

But with so many folks opting for bolder options on their feet, it’s getting harder to find socks that truly stand out from the crowd—pairs that are dapper and daring with a healthy sense of humor about them.

That’s where the innovative upstarts at Sock It To Me come into play. Try on a pair of their audacious foot coverings, and you’re sure to have more than a few passersby ogling the area between your shoes and trousers.

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