Album Review: Soccer Mommy, ‘Sometimes, Forever’

“The blood jet is poetry,” Sylvia Plath wrote in her poem ‘Kindness’, “and there is no stopping it.” There are a few reasons this quote runs through my mind as I listen to Soccer Mommy’s addictive new album, Sometimes, Forever. For one thing, Sophie Allison invokes the poet directly on ‘Darkness Forever’, which opens with … Read more

17 Reasons to Shop the Absolutely Stacked Matches Fashion Sale Pronto

We’re in the midst of peak sale season (praise be!) and as retailers try to offload their inventory at hitherto-unseen prices, not all of it’s good. Thankfully, you’re reading GQ Recommends, and it’s our responsibility to help you separate the end-of-season wheat from the chaff. The Matches Fashion sale falls squarely into the former. Matches … Read more

Sundance Boy Wonder Cooper Raiff Isn’t as Solipsistic as His Characters

It’s easy to conflate the real Cooper Raiff with the youthful, hopeful, emotionally wobbly characters he creates for himself. The 25-year-old has written, directed and starred in two independent movies, 2020’s Shithouse (worth a watch despite the title!) and the newly released Cha Cha Real Smooth, and they’re both quite good—so sweet and engaging, in … Read more

Is This the Golden Era of Queer Literature?

“Queer writers have always been there, brave and unapologetic,” says Jackson Howard, a young, queer editor representing an impressive roster of LGBTQ+ writers at the publishing house Farrar, Straus & Giroux. “But if you look at canonical queer fiction writers, many had to fight and bounce around the underground. They haven’t had as much support … Read more

Your One-Stop Shopping Guide to the New J.Crew

J.Crew’s been churning out quality menswear at approachable prices for decades now, a spinning plates act most brands struggle mightily to approximate. Today, you might think of the brand as an oasis of dependable style nestled within your local mall, but those plates have been spinning long before the brand had a brick and mortar … Read more

‘Gambit’ #1Preview Pages Promise Mischief & Mayhem On The Mississippi

The legend returns, chere! Chris Claremont, the writer who defined the X-Men and crafted the franchise’s most influential stories, is back with a brand-new X-Men saga starring one his most popular co-creations—Gambit! Featuring artwork by rising star Sid Kotian (Elektra, Dream Police), Gambit will be a five-issue limited series that invites fans back to the … Read more

The Best Outfits from the 2022 NBA Draft

NBA draftees are getting too smart. It used to be that the annual event’s parade of outrageous outfits would provide Twitter comedians with fodder for days: it seemed there was no group of people in the world more hellbent on standing out at all costs, and often with catastrophic results. However, the tide seems to … Read more

Faeforge Academy: Episode 98 – Family and Flame

Ashryn has stepped into the ritual circle, her magic sputtering out, with only the hope that her choice will bring back Morwel. Her friends fight, but do they have the strength to withstand this undead and the dark magic filling the room? Will Ashryn fulfill her destiny and become the Ember so many have spoken … Read more

The Supreme Court Has Officially Overturned Roe v. Wade

“The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision, including the one on which the defenders of Roe and Casey now chiefly rely—the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment,” Alito wrote in the majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. Now, abortion rights will be up … Read more