My Summer With Dan Brown, Your Dad's Favorite Writer

He’s maligned by critics but beloved by people who buy books. What’s his secret?


What Makes a Perfect End-of-Summer Book?

You need something short and bittersweet, set in a good location and usually featuring lots of booze


This Is What Happens When You Threaten a Suburb With Unwanted Development

Jason Diamond explores the organizing power of a CT bedroom community in "The Sprawl"


Charlie Parker’s Version of “Summertime” Is the Ultimate Late-Summer Anthem

Unlike the songs we typically associate with the season, it's a dark, foreboding tune


Introducing the InsideHook Book Club

Come one, come all, and read a book with us


Why "Harsh" Scents Actually Smell Great in Summer

Skip the ocean and flower smells and seek out the smell of charcoal and burnt rubber


The Long, Slow Death of Brooks Brothers, An American Icon

When and how did it all go so wrong for the brand that created the prep aesthetic?


The Camp Collar Is the Perfect Summer Shirt for Bigger Guys

They're easy to pair and comfortable as hell. What's not to love?


How the Miami Riots of 1980 Predicted America in 2020

In "The Year of Dangerous Days," Nicholas Griffin paints a grim picture of a divided city


Why the Grey New Balance Transcends the “Dad Shoe”

From 574s to 997s, it's the sneaker that never goes out of style

Food & Drink

It's Time to Have a Conversation About Smarter Meat Eating

"The end of meat" is not near — but the era of less meat can be


Why Wearing Fancy Pajamas All Day Is the Perfect WFH Outfit

A better combination of comfort and class you simply will not find