Is It War? Rebellious Uptown Scribes Vs. Bohemian Downtown Writers

There's a literary fault line that bisects Manhattan horizontally through midtown. Above that line — a connect-the-dots path made up of all the magazine offices and tony Ivy League clubs plunked down across West 44th — is uptown's writerly camp. It's filled with the wizened, the erudite, the elder statesmen. The… » 3/04/14 4:03pm 3/04/14 4:03pm

A Guide to World Domination in 2014

Hegemony is a hard thing to maintain — just ask Ancient Rome. How are you to reaffirm your iron grip on this planet when its countless parts remain in perpetual, cloying motion? Never fear, master, there's always a new toehold to be gained on the steep and dangerous cliff; there is ever a method, when the status quo… » 1/07/14 8:49pm 1/07/14 8:49pm

A Villain's Gift Guide: M by The Macallan

True Scotch whiskey is something that evokes passion and strong arguments, but you should be doing more than just imbibing the stuff. Ideally, you should be attending the launch party for each new premium series of masterful Scotch. And when you do, you should be dressed in all-imposing black, and you should allow the… » 12/17/13 1:00pm 12/17/13 1:00pm