How To Fall In Love With Your City

Struggling with urban life? We love this great guide from Monocle about how to connect better with your environment. Billions of people live in cities but how many of us actually live in our city? Hugo Macdonald, author of the book How to Live in the City, takes us to New York, Tokyo and London Read more about How To Fall In Love With Your City[…]

How We’ll Remember Kobe: The Ball Player

Hijacking Italian Basketball League warmups as an 11 year old. Destroying a teammate so badly in one-on-one that it nearly caused a riot. Waking up at 5 a.m. to practice while his teammates slept. Rapping The Blueprint in the back of the bus. These are the stories that define Kobe Bryant to those who know him Read more about How We’ll Remember Kobe: The Ball Player[…]

Best Of The Next: Meet Hailey Gates

“My family is seventh-generation from Los Angeles, my great grandfather was actually the first Mayor of Santa Monica. I think I lived in 16 different houses growing up, everywhere from Elvis’s old bachelor pad, to living across the street from the old Tate House on Cielo [where the Charles Manson “family” committed the Tate murders in Read more about Best Of The Next: Meet Hailey Gates[…]

The New Starters: A Way To Be That Man

What did you always want to be when you grew up? MR PORTER meets six second careerists who found a way to be that man How many children, when asked what they want to be when they grow up, would say digital marketing manager, facilities coordinator or client services liaison officer? And how many adults Read more about The New Starters: A Way To Be That Man[…]

The World’s Best Diners

The classic American eating experience that went global The American diner dates back to the 19th century, when a certain Mr Walter Scott (not the Ivanhoe one, a different one), set up a food and drinks stall from his wagon. Following his lead, early diners were always moveable structures, only settling down in the early 20th Read more about The World’s Best Diners[…]

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Is What Happens When Black Women Control Their Art

Millions of people saw one of the world’s most powerful black women fight her demons on Saturday, and win. Not far into Lemonade, Beyoncé is in a Victorian-era room, submerged in water. It is one of the more gripping scenes in the hourlong visual album that previewed her most recent album release. In it, she sings Read more about Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Is What Happens When Black Women Control Their Art[…]

Dear Black Body,

  Happy 30th birthday. I never expressed this outwardly (or inwardly), but I have been fearful of your destruction my entire life. I also have neglected to tell you how much I love you. You wouldn’t know it from my introverted disposition, but in this skin my heart is always on my sleeve, and I Read more about Dear Black Body,[…]

Facebook could blow up credit cards and make loans to billions

Photo credit: Robert Wands/AP Facebook seems ready to radically reimagine credit cards—minus the “card” part, of course. It’s already a foregone conclusion that by next decade carrying a plastic card to buy stuff will be as anachronistic as hauling around a boom box to listen to music. Facebook is reportedly going to give its Messenger Read more about Facebook could blow up credit cards and make loans to billions[…]

Must See: Follow the culinary adventures of rapper Action Bronson during his ongoing world tour.

Story bought to you by Fuck, That’s Delicious: New Orleans What do you get when you cross a lamb neck with a fan boat and blues guitar legend? You have the fifth episode of Fuck, That’s Delicious, which takes us to New Orleans. Action Bronson had some down time between touring and recording his upcoming album, Read more about Must See: Follow the culinary adventures of rapper Action Bronson during his ongoing world tour.[…]

How Kat Cole Went From Hooters Girl to Running a Billion-Dollar Brand

Story bought to you by The rise of a self-made American woman Kat Cole is irrepressible. Currently a group president at food conglomerate Focus Brands, the 37-year-old exec has been heading up billion-dollar businesses since she was just 32, when she took the reins at Cinnabon. That’s after she rose the corporate ranks at Hooters and managed Read more about How Kat Cole Went From Hooters Girl to Running a Billion-Dollar Brand[…]