NYT has a number of rather non-newsy stories featured prominently on the front of its website this morning. A very long feature on the resurgence of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer; a bizarre phenomenon called Metrosexuals–straight men who act gay; and a feature on Korea’s leading sex-change surgeon.

I liked it better when they just made stuff up.

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  1. joy says:

    Why don’t you just scream, I’m so not hip! 😛

    About the “metrosexuals”… I think it’s just the amplification of a trend that some guys who live in urban areas tend to dress upscale. (My brother is one, he shops at Urban Outfitters and Gap and wears those trendy faded dirty jeans. And I do profess an affinity for jcrew myself.) I mean, heck, Brat Packers dressed impeccably, and *no one* questioned their ability to get babes.

    However, I do personally draw the line at a guy getting a professional pedicure. That just seems so wrong on so many levels.

    Also, the NYT is so behind the times in that friggin long article about PBR. Some of us blogged about that a while back. 😛

  2. James Joyner says:

    Hell, *I* dress fairly upscale. But facials, manicures, spa days, and all that are for girls, damn it. And any man getting a pedicure is just wrong, wrong, wrong.