Troy Patterson Troy Patterson

Troy Patterson is Slate's writer at large and writes the Gentleman Scholar column.

Gentleman Scholar
Nov. 13 2013 9:45 AMA Gentleman’s Guide to Gentleman’s ClubsThe kind with naked ladies, or the kind with no ladies at all.
Gentleman Scholar
Nov. 6 2013 8:37 AMI Want to Tell My Straight Best Friend About My Gay ThreesomeDoes a gentleman kiss (and kiss) and tell?
Oct. 30 2013 6:45 AMDo Androids Dream of Electric Schnapps?The history and future of bartending robots.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 23 2013 3:21 PMIs There Room for the Gentleman in Modern Feminism?A debate between the Gentleman Scholar and Book of Jezebel editor Anna Holmes.
Brow Beat
Oct. 3 2013 10:49 AMWhat Does Every American Need to Know Today?
Gentleman Scholar
Sept. 25 2013 5:55 PMGentlemen Don’t Let Fellow Gentlemen Drive DrunkBut how to stop a bull-headed, belligerent gentleman from getting behind the wheel?
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Sept. 11 2013 10:47 AMShould I Make Small Talk With My Boss While We’re Both Peeing?Also: Can short gentlemen still be masculine?
Sept. 6 2013 4:22 PM“A Search Result With No Instructions on How to Look for It”From the remarkable Thomas Pynchon, a novel of the dot-com era and the end of history.
Aug. 30 2013 12:54 PMMagic KingdomsWhy Americans love amusement parks now more than ever.
Gentleman Scholar
Aug. 28 2013 3:42 PMShould a Gentleman Trim His Body Hair?If it’s gross, yes.
Aug. 15 2013 11:33 AMThe Best-Selling Booze in the World… tastes like cleaning solvent. Thanks, Korea.
Aug. 12 2013 5:45 AMDidn’t Anyone Ever Teach You to Knock?The lost art of tapping on the bathroom door before entering.
Gentleman Scholar
July 31 2013 7:30 AMAre My Flirty Texts to Female Friends Too Flirty?My girlfriend thinks so.
Brow Beat
July 22 2013 4:58 PMTroy Patterson Tells You What to Drink for the Royal Baby’s Arrival
Gentleman Scholar
July 10 2013 7:30 AMMind the FapShould a gentleman stop masturbating to online porn?
Brow Beat
Nov. 7 2013 4:02 PMGeorge Washington Was the First Dude
Nov. 6 2013 7:00 AM… Is It Something I Said?The genius and emptiness of Richard Pryor.
Cool Story
Oct. 29 2013 2:45 PMThe Coolest Movie of All TimeGodard’s Contempt, 50 years old this week.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 16 2013 4:13 PMWhat Should a Gentleman Smell Like?Bay rum.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 2 2013 4:32 PMWhat Does Manhood Mean in 2013?Stop defining manhood against women. Start defining it against boys. And go get a good shave.
Sept. 16 2013 5:38 AMEvery Ivy League School Has a Cocktail Named After ItBut not all of them are elite. Here are the best and worst.
Sept. 11 2013 8:00 AMEntertaining Rule No. 8: Stock Your Bar with Orange Liqueur
Aug. 30 2013 4:15 PMThe Rum and CokeHow to improve upon the classic mediocre Caribbean-American highball.
Brow Beat
Aug. 29 2013 10:17 AMPop Music Has Terrible Taste in Alcohol
Gentleman Scholar
Aug. 21 2013 11:31 AMI’m an Older Gentleman. Why Do Clerks Love to Call Me Young Man?Sir, buddy, youngblood, hoss: What to call someone whose name you don’t know.
Gentleman Scholar
Aug. 14 2013 2:23 PMA Gentleman’s Guide to the ShoreOyster advice! Boating etiquette! Ween!
Aug. 2 2013 12:11 PM17 Cocktails for a Better BodyTone your butt and firm up your buzz with Slate's healthy drinking diet!
Gentleman Scholar
July 24 2013 1:50 PMDo I Look Lame in This Baby Björn?How a gentleman rocks the new-dad look.
Gentleman Scholar
July 17 2013 2:32 PMDo I Have to Read My Friend’s Novel?What should a gentleman read instead?
July 8 2013 5:49 PMThe Sherry CobblerIt’s the quintessential American beverage, and it’s what you should be day-drinking this summer.



Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

160 Countries Host Marches to Demand Action on Climate Change


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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