Troy Patterson Troy Patterson

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

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.
Gentleman Scholar
June 5 2013 1:38 PMOn Lid-FlippingWhen should a gentleman doff his hat? And on what date should he switch straw for felt?
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.
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.
Tv Club
June 4 2013 3:00 PMArrested Development, Season 4Is this the end of the Bluths? Maeby.
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.
Drink
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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