Gentlemen and Rogues: Jacques Pepin

Gentlemen and Rogues is our profile series of the men who inspire us, challenge our thinking, and just plain fascinate us. We might not always agree with them, but they always make us think. We’ve written about Jacques Pepin before. We admire the guy. If you have any interest in cooking, painting, skiing, family, or […]

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Character

A recent New York Times profile about a talk show host, who feels his ongoing ratings slump is directly related to his inability to address a controversy brought about by his actions during a high profile interview in 2016, got us thinking about character. It’s a funny thing. You can’t see it, not directly anyway, […]

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Gentlemen and Rogues: John Irving

Gentlemen and Rogues is our profile series of the men who inspire us, challenge our thinking, and just plain fascinate us. We might not always agree with them, but they always make us think. John Irving is the kind of novelist most writers dream of becoming. With the release of The World According to Garp […]

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Intellectual Curiosity

As far as we’re concerned, one of the defining characteristics that separates the gentlemen from the boys is intellectual curiosity. We don’t care if you did well in school. We don’t care if you aced your SATs and collected a whole slew of advanced degrees. That’s not what we’re talking about. What matters to us […]

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Gentlemen and Rogues: David Letterman

Gentlemen and Rogues is our profile series of the men who inspire us, challenge our thinking, and just plain fascinate us. We might not always agree with them, but they always make us think. If you grew up in the 70s, 80s, or 90s, and you often found yourself sitting in the back of class, […]

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Gentlemen and Rogues: Clive Cussler

Gentlemen and Rogues is our profile series of the men who inspire us, challenge our thinking, and just plain fascinate us. We might not always agree with them, but they always make us think. We were huge Clive Cussler fans growing up. Dirk Pitt was like Indiana Jones, but with better cars and more discerning […]

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Zen Pencils

The Internet is an odd realm. While many of us work on it for a living, just as many of us use it as a way to take a break from our desk jobs throughout the day. Online shopping is one method of distracting ourselves, but that can get expensive. People swear by cat videos, […]

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Gentlemen and Rogues: Roger Ebert

Gentlemen and Rogues is our profile series of the men, both living and dead, who inspire us, challenge our thinking, and just plain fascinate us. We might not always agree with them, but they always make us think. Not a week goes by that we don’t miss Roger Ebert. We’re obviously film fans, and Ebert, […]

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Stuff Every Guy Should Know

Ever feel as though life should come with an instruction manual? As men, there are so many little skills and bits of knowledge we’re expected to just know. In cards, just what is a full house? Do you shave with or against the grain? How do you pick a good cigar? And how in the […]

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Gentlemen and Rogues: Robert Redford

Gentlemen and Rogues is our profile series of the men, both living and dead, who inspire us, challenge our thinking, and just plain fascinate us. We might not always agree with them, but they always make us think. You may have noticed we’re big fans of Robert Redford’s work. We regularly attend his legendary film […]

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