Troy Patterson Troy Patterson

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

Gentleman Scholar
May 29 2013 1:15 PMThe Anxiety of the Pickup Basketball Player at the Jump ShotPlus: How do I explain my past debauchery to nice girls?
Drink
May 23 2013 12:51 PMThe Gin and TonicThe summer blockbuster of mixed drinks.
Gentleman Scholar
May 15 2013 8:00 AMI Got Monograms on My Shirts. Am I a Jerk?The Gentleman Scholar addresses your initial concerns.
Gentleman Scholar
May 8 2013 1:08 PMThe New Father’s Guide to Mother’s DayMother’s Day is stupid, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it right.
Books
May 3 2013 12:30 PMThe ActivistThe good intentions of Eve Ensler.
Gentleman Scholar
April 17 2013 12:45 PMWhy Does Every Dude Make That Same Face in Every Photo?A gentleman’s guide to the selfie.
Gentleman Scholar
April 10 2013 1:36 PMWhat Should I Tip the Pizza Delivery Gentleman?$2? Twenty percent? Can I tip in weed?
Drink
April 9 2013 12:12 AMMartini MadnessThe Final Four and Championship live-blog.
Drink
April 8 2013 4:49 PMMartini MadnessDorothy Parker didn’t write the famous quatrain about martinis that’s always attributed to her.
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April 6 2013 4:25 PMMartini MadnessThe Round of 32 gets surrealist.
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April 5 2013 10:35 AMMartini MadnessThere are beer snobs, wine snobs, whiskey snobs—why no martini snobs?
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April 3 2013 1:15 PMMartini MadnessThe Round of 64 concludes with a shocking defeat for Hemingway’s martini.
Television
March 28 2013 1:35 PMZuckerman UnfoundPBS’s Philip Roth documentary is more respectful to its subject than its subject is to himself.
Drink
March 26 2013 8:47 AMMartini MadnessThere have been no new jokes about martinis since 1981 at the very latest.
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March 22 2013 9:44 AMMartini MadnessIn which we send an intern to order a martini at a Washington, D.C. boys’ club.
Tv Club
May 29 2013 11:08 AMArrested Development, Season 4Lindsay’s shaman suffers face blindness, as do we.
Brow Beat
May 15 2013 2:36 PMThe Sins of the Georgetown Sex Riots, Which Began 50 Years Ago Today
Culturebox
May 9 2013 4:20 PMThe Guerrilla Skirmishes of the Sexual RevolutionFifty years ago this week, panty-seeking college boys lit the fuse on the 1960s.
Drink
May 3 2013 5:22 PMPatrón SaintThe latest tequila news, analyzed with the help of a business book by a woman calling herself “The Widow Patrón.”
Gentleman Scholar
April 24 2013 2:19 PMHow Does a Gentleman Shake Hands With a Lady?Somewhere between the Hulk and a dead fish.
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April 10 2013 3:50 PMMartini MadnessThe tournament concludes with a highlight reel from M.F.K. Fisher’s Gibson’s path to victory.
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April 9 2013 12:13 AMMartini Madness: The BracketYour complete guide to Slate’s martini tournament.
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April 8 2013 6:22 PMMartini MadnessBartending wunderkind Damon Boelte helps judge the Elite Eight.
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April 7 2013 3:14 PMMartini MadnessRobert Bork’s bad restaurant manners pale in comparison to Ian Fleming’s bad pickup lines.
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April 5 2013 8:05 PMMartini MadnessShaken vs. stirred is a false dichotomy. There is a third way.
Television
April 4 2013 10:10 AMDon HoDon Draper flies to Hawaii, and Mad Men embarks on its final journey.
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April 2 2013 9:10 AMMartini MadnessInterns’ (and noninterns’) notes from the Slate office martini tasting.
Gentleman Scholar
March 27 2013 7:45 AMHow Do I Reconnect With My Children After My Tour of Duty?Also, are cardigans allowed?
Drink
March 23 2013 11:38 AMMartini MadnessSix sweet-martini matchups decided in a single night, with the help of a new pal.
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March 22 2013 7:30 AMMartini MadnessReader recipes face off. (Ohioan gin vs. pastis! Walnut bitters vs. Pineau! Green Chartreuse vs. yellow Chartreuse!)

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