Fashion & Lifestyle

The Art of Non-Conformity, Chris Guillebeau. Chris is a fantastic blogger and story-teller, and if you have not read his blog, you’re really denying yourself one of the best reads you’re going to have provided by the Internet. On September 7th, he will be publishing his first book (based on the same name) and he will begin his book tour in New York City, which is something I’m incredibly stoked about.

Adorkable. Nick just self-published his first novel, Two Wrongs Make A Vice and is doing it completely DIY. He’s currently touring with the book and some cool merch. I expect really great things from him.

/playboy”>Event: Playboy – The Book of Cigars

“Cigars are a social lubricant.” A wise metaphor by one of the great American cigar men, Aaron Sigmond, who I had the privilege of talking to at the HighBar in New York City. Cigars are synonymous with sex and class, so in between scotch drinking and the distinct waft of cigar smoke, courtesy of the complimentary cigars made by Playboy, here was a man with a lot to celebrate.

/making”>Making Her Way on the Internet Today: Dannielle Owens-Reid

When something goes viral… It’s a blessing, and a curse. But more often than not, a blessing. Just ask Dannielle Owens-Reid, creator of Biebians.com, a.k.a. the online phenomenon, Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber. She also offers advice via EveryoneIsGay.com, a site started with her buddy Kristin Russo, AND was recently a runner-up for MTV’s first TJ, where the winner would earn a six-figure salary and the opportunity to tweet about MTV for a living.