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Thomas Edison

Books

Can Thomas Edison’s Reputation Be Salvaged?

The late Pulitzer Prize winner Edmund Morris explores the enduring appeal of mercurial geniuses

The NBA Is Flat Thanks to the Rise of New Champions

Sports

Is the NBA About to Enter an Era of — Gasp! — Parity?

For the first time since '79, the league could crown a first-time champ two years in a row

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Washington DC

Where to Watch the Nats (W)in the World Series

10 great spots around DC for every type of fan, from steak dinners to family-friendly affairs

Russell Westbrook James Harden (Photo by TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP via Getty Images)

Sports

Can the Rockets Embrace Chaos and Finally Win an NBA Title?

The league's most polarizing superstar duo is ready to take on all comers

Niche Niche (Elyssa Goodman for InsideHook)

Food & Drink

In NYC, The Wine Bar Is Back, Baby

Approachable, unpretentious spots like Niche Niche, The Four Horsemen and LaLou are becoming the new norm

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Food & Drink

The 9 Best Restaurants and Bars in (and Around) the Chase Center

The Warriors have arrived. Don’t go to the game on an empty stomach.

Catherine the Great

TV

HBO’s 'Catherine the Great' Reminds Us That Slut-Shaming Is a Tale as Old as Time

Parsing truth from fiction when it comes to the sex life of one of Europe's most famous monarchs

Jacoby Brissett, the Sparkless Chargers and the Chiefs Without Patrick Mahomes: Buying or Selling Week 7’s Top NFL Storylines

Sports

Buying or Selling Week 7's Top NFL Storylines

The joyless Chargers, Jacoby Brissett's ceiling and Sam Darnold's struggles

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October 22, 2019 October 21, 2019

Featured: The Fall Style Guide

In Defense of Pleated Pants

Menswear

In Defense of Pleated Pants

It's time to reclaim the pleat

Harris Tweed and J. Press

Style

This J. Press x Harris Tweed Sport Coat Is the Perfect Autumn Investment

Toss one on and it's instantly F. Scott Fitzgerald meets P.G. Wodehouse

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Style

The 12 Best Crewneck Sweatshirts for Men

Forget sweater weather — it's sweatshirt weather

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Upgradus

Travel

A New Travel Site Gets You Hotel Upgrades at a Steep Discount

Upgradus improves your existing reservation at up to 50% off

The Complete Guide to Buying Secondhand and Vintage Menswear Online

Menswear

The Complete Guide to Buying Secondhand and Vintage Menswear Online

There's a treasure trove of great stuff out there if you know where to look

Shenzhen looks to compete with Beijing and Shanghai

Travel

Hong Kong's Closest Neighbor Is Quietly Becoming a Hotspot for Western Tourists

Shenzhen is just 16 miles from Hong Kong. So why does it feel like it's a world away?

A True Wireless Earphone for Any Situation

Audio

A True Wireless Earphone for Any Situation

Master & Dynamic’s high-end earphones are as durable as they are beautiful

Kawhi and LeBron in a rivalry of Hollywood proportions.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Sports

Can the Clippers Take LA From the Lakers?

LeBron, Kawhi, Anthony Davis and Paul George make the Staples Center the center of the NBA

Harry Houdini in 1912  (Photo by FPG/Getty Images)

Arts & Entertainment

What Harry Houdini Has in Common With Donald Trump and Tom Brady

Author Joe Posnanski on what the famous illusionist can teach us about modern America

The 2019 Uni Watch NBA Season Preview

Sports

The 2019 Uni Watch NBA Season Preview

A closer look at the new uniforms, logos and — sigh — advertising patches for all 30 NBA teams

Tracksmith 2019 NYC Marathon Collection

Gear

Products of the Week: Splattered Sabahs, Glow-in-the-Dark Reeboks and an NYC Marathon Collection

The 10 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week

Carry-On Travel Bags

Gear

10 Superior Carry-On Bags for Your Next Flight

They'll fit all your essentials, and into the overhead compartment