My Favorite Things: Benchmade Mini Griptilian Pocket Knife

It was my father who instilled in me that any man worth his salt must carry a few items at all times: a watch, a handkerchief, and a good knife. He forced a wristwatch upon me when I was a senior in high school and interning at The Philadelphia Daily News, saying I needed to…… Continue Reading →


My Favorite Things: Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

I learned sometime during elementary school there’s nothing more uncomfortable than having red, crusty lips. How people can walk around chapped like that is beyond me. I’ve been carrying lip balm ever since. At first, I felt like I must be misremembering that, because what 8-year-old carries around lip balm? But then a memory floated…… Continue Reading →

Coming Soon: My Favorite Things

One of my favorite features in New York Magazine is this series called “Things I Can’t Live Without.” Each week, a celebrity writes a shopping list of his favorite little amenities. The whole premise of the feature is that these celebrities aren’t showing off their t-shirts with six-figure price tags or their favorite Pollack that…… Continue Reading →

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