Books

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?

Books

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

Books

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"

Music

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

Books

Introducing the InsideHook Book Club

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

Grooming

Why "Harsh" Scents Actually Smell Great in Summer

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

Menswear

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?

Style

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?

Books

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

Shoes

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

Style

Why Wearing Fancy Pajamas All Day Is the Perfect WFH Outfit

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