Troy Patterson Troy Patterson

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

Gentleman Scholar
Feb. 12 2014 3:33 PMWhat Kind of Dessert Does a “Real” Man Make for His In-Laws?Culinary advice for gentlemen-in-training.
Brow Beat
Feb. 5 2014 5:42 PMThe Best Concise Explanation of American Football
Gentleman Scholar
Jan. 22 2014 4:38 PMA Gentleman Does Not Leave His Shirt Untucked Like Some Kind of D-Bag
Drink
Jan. 8 2014 11:58 AMThree Days of Vodka With Gary ShteyngartA boozy trip down memory lane—and through Russian history—with the author of Little Failure.
Gentleman Scholar
Dec. 26 2013 12:46 PMThe Year in Gentlemanly Advice 2013Addenda, errata, and follow-ups, plus some advice about peeing in pay phones.
Gentleman Scholar
Dec. 11 2013 5:04 PMDoes the Gentleman Use His Phone at the Urinal?Depends who’s calling.
Drink
Dec. 5 2013 11:50 AMThe Gimlet EyeConsidering the most unscrewupable of cocktails.
Gentleman Scholar
Nov. 27 2013 9:05 AM“A Beastly Game Played By Beasts”What’s a gentleman to do about football at Thanksgiving?
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?
Drink
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?
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?
Brow Beat
Feb. 11 2014 11:22 AMHonor Shirley Temple by Drinking a Shirley Temple With Gin
Gentleman Scholar
Feb. 5 2014 4:55 PMWhat Kind of Lingerie Does a Gentleman Buy for Valentine’s Day?Overthinking underthings.
Gentleman Scholar
Jan. 15 2014 5:31 PMTake a Bow!The ins and outs of a gentleman’s bow-tie collection.
Gentleman Scholar
Jan. 2 2014 2:31 PMIf a Gentleman Sees Something, Must He Say Something?Even if it means we’ll be sitting in the subway for an hour while the cops deal with a public masturbator?
Brow Beat
Dec. 16 2013 1:08 PMThe Secret Wisdom of Peter O’Toole
Drink
Dec. 10 2013 10:15 AMThey Released a Ron Burgundy ScotchIt’s … not terrible.
Gentleman Scholar
Dec. 4 2013 5:02 PMWhy Can’t I Button the Bottom Button of My Jacket?Also, am I definitely gross if I compliment a woman on her haircut?
Gentleman Scholar
Nov. 20 2013 3:00 PMYes, There Is Great Music for Kids out There—Well, Better Than Raffi, Anyway
Brow Beat
Nov. 7 2013 4:02 PMGeorge Washington Was the First Dude
Books
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.
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

READ MORE STORIES

  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Nov. 25 2014 3:21 PM Listen to Our November Music Roundup Hot tracks for our fall playlist, exclusively for Slate Plus members.