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The Good, the Bad and the Handsome from the November Men’s Mags


Every month, we thoroughly examine the contents of GQ, Details and Esquire, so you don’t have to. This month’s breakdown—starring Scarlett Johansson, the color green, hardcore layering, hiking volcanoes, ice baths, hand models, Corey Feldman, Weinergate, buying gold, champagne flutes, Australian soap operas and loads of eye candy—after the jump...

Behold, the month in men’s lifestyle journalism...»

An Appreciation: Lost in Translation Turns 10


Maybe it was a recent karaoke outing, maybe it was ScarJo’s recent reclamation of Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive title, maybe it’s just the overwhelming sense of alienation that comes with aging and growing and letting time pass (anyone?), but I recently had an incurable itch to rewatch Lost in Translation. And that’s when it hit me:

Holy shit. It’s been almost exactly 10 years since Lost in Translation came out.

That deserves a celebration.

After the jump: a discussion of Roxy Music, anxiety and Scarlett Johansson...»

Scarlett Johansson Has Just Seen a Mouse

Zoos and Avenging: Scarlett Johansson talks with Arianna Huffington about her next few movies, and yes, those photos. [Interview]

In the Country Fair: A tour of what the English countryside actually looks like. There’s less tweed than you’d expect. [Vanity Fair]

A Man and His Blade: A guide to choosing the perfect survival knife. Yes, this is the woodsiest blog post ever. [Art of Manliness]

The Chinstrap: The first pictures of Daniel Day-Lewis in his Lincoln beard have leaked onto the Web. It’s spectacular. [/Film]

Scarlett Johansson Would Like Some Aspirin, Please

Scarlett Johanssonvia GQ

In the Shade: Warby Parker gets in on the sunglass game. [All the Rage]

Car Safety: How a gentleman saved his vintage Porsche from flooding by placing it on an enormous balloon. [Jalopnik]

Charleston Style: Sitting down with Social Primer’s K. Cooper Ray (a former MOTH). The money quote: “The fashion crowd usually sees somebody in a blue blazer and a bow tie and thinks you are raising money for the GOP.” [Gilt]

And Just Because It’s Friday: A rolling compendium of every joke Jerry Seinfeld has ever told. [Jerry Seinfeld]

Scarlett Johansson has a Big Night Ahead of Her

Swan Arms, Swan Arms: A Darren Aronofsky profile reveals his love of werewolf metaphors, and his thin but lustrous mustache. [NYMag]

And the Nominees Are…: GQ and Dockers just named their nominees for best newcomers of the year, including Michael Bastian and the Riviera Club chaps. [WWD]

The Rise of the Tourbillons: The Antenna guide to the latest crop of watches from IWC. Be warned: "travel time" is not the same as "time travel." [Antenna]

The Latest Rage from Coast to Coast: You are a confident, successful professional, but your life is empty without a glow-in-the-dark strip tease necktie. [Boing Boing]

January Jones is Looking More Demonic Every Day

The Presses, Stopped: Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson, known to their friends as Scaryan, have split. Let the mourning begin. [TMZ]

The Bartenders Have Spoken: A gentleman’s guide to the egg-white cocktail. Advanced studies here. [Details]

Also, Lots of Roy Orbison: David Lynch really loves Lissie’s acoustic cover of “Bad Romance.” It makes a certain kind of sense. [Pop & Hiss]

The Artists Have Spoken: An ad agency unveils a set of commemorative plates for Prince William's wedding. Only one of them involves eye lasers. [Creative Review]

Two of Us


She & Him may have a lot to answer for.

On the heels of her widely tolerated Anywhere I Lay My Head, Scarlett Johansson is prepping an album with soft-rock crooner Pete Yorn. The album was recorded before Ms. Deschanel ever connected with M. Ward, but the pair decided to keep it under wraps until the time was right. But now that ScarJo’s making preliminary rounds for Iron Man 2, the iron is most definitely hot, and the magazine circuit is willing to oblige. Sadly, the only leaked tracks have been conveniently muted, but curious parties can still check out the promo trailer. Fair warning: it’s a tease»

Natural Light


Au Natural: ScarJo takes to the cover of French Elle. [Fashion Copious]

Three Wolves?: The (other) Times tracks down Zach Galifianakis’ semi-ironic shirt from The Hangover. Investigative journalism at its finest. [L.A. Times]

Stripe Life: A refresher course on proper boating attire. [A Suitable Wardrobe]

Chivalrous Furniture: One lucky Pavement fan wins a $500 date with IKEA. Yes, it’s real. Yes, it’s a joke. [Vulture]