Evolution of Print
GQ is bringing branded content to another level by opening up a branded barbershop, because why just be a magazine if you can also be a lifestyle brand?
And of course, the pop-up shop, which will be run by the trendily old-time-y Fellow Barber, is going to be in a locale with access to an unprecedented amount of (gentle)men who spend an inordinate amount of time grooming their facial hair: Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Daily Oh No
The gym in the back of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, on Mulberry Street, may be the last bit of the past among the ever-glitzier strip of blocks known as Nolita. Before it gets its inevitable makeover, however, the classic wood-lined basketball court had the distinction of hosting a clothing line launch on Monday—a collaboration between The Gap and the brands anointed by GQ as this year’s Best New Menswear Designers in America.
“They’re actually changing things at the end of this week, but we begged them to hold off,” GQ Creative Director Jim Moore said, as he looked around the giant anachronism of a space. “We wanted to have this ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ vibe.”
Like Father Like Son
Breaking news on the biggest thing in television this summer–and no, it’s not the True Blood premiere where Sookie totally gets down with a blood-soaked Billith.
As you should already know, Daily Show correspondent John Oliver will be taking the reins from Jon Stewart this summer so that the super handsome (it’s not just us!) Read More
When Graydon Carter pulled an intern named Michael Hainey aside at the Spy magazine Christmas party in 1989, the legendary editor had probably had a few. “I think you’re going to be a star,” Mr. Carter said. And then the advice he’d repeat over the years: “Don’t fuck it up.”
Twenty-five at the time, Mr. Read More
Big Apple Idolatry
Between Kellan Lutz offering to get naked on stage and Ted Danson thanking Esquire for a wonderful evening, the 2012 GQ Gentlemen’s Ball was a boozy affair.
– How’s this for a wedding present: Justin Timberlake’s buddy, real estate agent Justin Huchel, filmed a bunch of homeless people wishing the best for the actor/singer and his new bride, Jessica Biel. See, it’s funny because what could the homeless possibly offer Hollywood royalty except wishes? Not everyone thinks this joke is in good taste, but then they probably haven’t seen Biel’s wedding dress. (Video after the jump.)
Last season, television’s most anodyne evening got a shot of hipness in the form of Sex and the City executive producer Michael Patrick King’s new series, 2 Broke Girls. The CBS comedy about young ladies in Brooklyn was an instant hit, kicking off a season-long discussion about girl-women on TV (viz. Girls, New Girl) and Read More
Friday, opening night at pop-up club Chez André at The Standard, East Village, found teenage dandy Peter Brant II and ex-porn star Nick Gruber, who was apparently taking a night off from writing a book and developing a TV show about his two-year relationship with Calvin Klein, on stage. The duo, joined at the mic by Andrew Warren and model Serena Marron, sang and mumbled their way through a live-band karaoke rendition of “Born to Be Wild.” We have the video evidence. Arguably, it is the best version of the song ever performed. Arguably!
The highly-anticipated Great Gatsby re-boot (or whatever!) was to be released this Christmas, but it’s avoiding the Anna Karenina/Django Unchained/Hobbit pile-up with a move to next summer. Totally speculating here: this throws the editorial calendars of several top magazines into chaos. Herewith, our deeply un-educated guesses on the stories and cover lines editors are stuck with:
Politico enraged much of the media this morning when it published an article accusing top competitors The New York Times and The Washington Post of biased campaign coverage, favoring President Barack Obama.
To us, it seemed like a shameless beat-sweetener. Signal to the G.O.P. that you think the other guys were unfair, the thinking goes, and then watch the Mitt Romney exclusives roll in.