Shorts WarsAmanda Hess and Troy Patterson chat about rising hemlines, trend pieces, and men’s short shorts.
Behind the Scenes
“I Need a Pair of Pants That Won’t Bore Me to Death”Troy Patterson talks about looking sharp, flat-top fades, and being Slate’s Gentleman Scholar.
The Gentleman ButcherCarve with confidence on Easter, Passover, or any other night of the year.
Let’s Talk About ExHow much can I say about my old girlfriend to my new girlfriend?
When Can Men Get Away With Wearing Fur?Advice for men who think a mink coat would be pretty comfortable right about now.
Bachelor of DesignThe history, future, and proper appointments of the bachelor pad.
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentleman?Advice on holiday greeting, uncling, donating, and more.
Baby PhotosMy 3-year-old son stole my iPhone and took some unflattering pictures of me. Am I a dad joke incarnate?
How Should a Gentleman Wear His Sideburns?Plus, advice on dating and International Men’s Day.
Solo CupI’m trying to meet new people. Can I go to a bar by myself, or will I look like a creep?
The Bloody MaryHow to make a simple, elegant brunchtime cocktail. (Resist the urge to garnish it with a hamburger.)
Dress Codes DecodedWhat does “dress to impress” mean? “Smart casual”? “Grown and sexy”?
Which Cocktail Should You Mix on Thursday? You Could Do Worse Than the Thanksgiving Special.
Roads & Kingdoms
Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Stuff to read when you need to escape from your family gathering.
The Generic City Boring landscapes impede on our biological need for intrigue. So why are so many buildings so hideous?
The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.