Troy Patterson Troy Patterson

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

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.
Drink
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.
Entertaining
Sept. 11 2013 8:00 AMEntertaining Rule No. 8: Stock Your Bar with Orange Liqueur
Drink
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!
Drink
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?
Drink
July 8 2013 5:49 PMThe Sherry CobblerIt’s the quintessential American beverage, and it’s what you should be day-drinking this summer.
Gentleman Scholar
June 26 2013 3:55 PMWhat Is the Deal With Green Pants This Year?A perennial color for preps wends its way into the mainstream.
Television
June 24 2013 9:00 AMHemisphere FactorIn the Stephen King adaptation Under the Dome, a small town gets stuck, uh, under a dome.
Drink
June 14 2013 4:58 PMThe Dram-atic ArtsNotes toward a theory of the theater of bartending.
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?
Gentleman Scholar
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?
Books
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.
Culturebox
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.
Drink
Aug. 15 2013 11:33 AMThe Best-Selling Booze in the World… tastes like cleaning solvent. Thanks, Korea.
Culturebox
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
June 28 2013 5:49 PMTroy Patterson Reviews the Stonewall Inn
Television
June 24 2013 5:36 PMThe Best Mad Men Season YetThe series is no longer about American history. It’s about Don’s history. And it’s scary as hell.
Gentleman Scholar
June 19 2013 4:47 PMThe Unkindest Cut?Should a gentleman circumcise his little gentleman’s tiny gentleman?
Weddings
June 12 2013 7:30 AMHow to Be a Better Best ManFlirt with the mother of the bride, but don’t grind with her.

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