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I’m a Flannel-Wearing Stereotype—and I’m OK with It

This is part of #OutsideFlannelWeek, a celebration of the fabric we all know and love. Fall is here. Yes, there’s a nip in the air, yellow aspen leaves flutter to the ground, and the days grow shorter. But the real harbinger of fall is this undeniable phenomenon: when more than half of the people I encounter on a daily basis are wearing flannel. Cool guy walking down the mixed-use path in skinny black jeans, smoking a cig, wearing an airy open flannel? Check. That lady mountain biker raging past me in a cloud of dust wearing her tech checks? Boom. My wife, in yoga pants and a classy green and orange number, also wearing our months-old baby in a chest carrier? Yep. And, as I'm writing this,...

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15 Authors Like Stephen King You Need to Add to Your TBR

Stephen King is truly a legend of the horror genre. He has been publishing horror novels steadily since the release of Carrie in 1974, alongside countless shorts stores and novellas, and at this point it is impossible to imagine the modern horror genre with out him. He has been the inspiration for, and in many ways a mentor to, dozens of horror authors. Even with his prolific output, however, sooner or later the devoted reader is going to run out of Stephen King novels they haven’t read. So if you’re stuck in between last month’s The Institute and King’s next release (If it Bleeds, May 2020), now might be the perfect time to branch out and try something new. Now,...

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Always Ditches Female Symbol On Packaging To Make Products Trans And Non-Binary Inclusive

The makers of Always sanitary products have confirmed they will no longer use the female symbol ♀ on packaging, to reflect that trans and non-binary people have periods too.  The move comes after trans campaigner Ben Saunders wrote to P&G, which makes Always, earlier this year to ask why the company uses the symbol on some of its packaging. In a letter to Saunders shared on Twitter, Always confirmed it had redesigned the wrapper without the feminine symbol. “Please just be aware that you might find products with the old wrapper design in the stores for some weeks after December, as the distribution of the new packages might take some time – the new designs should be in store Jan/Feb 2020,”...

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Coming to London for our Dezeen Day conference and the Dezeen Awards party on 30 October? To help you make the most of your trip, here's a guide to the best shows in town.

Dezeen Day takes place at BFI Southbank in central London, part of the Southbank arts complex. Our partner hotel, The Hoxton Hotel in Southwark, is a few minutes' stroll from the conference venue, with world-class arts venues including the Hayward Gallery and Tate Modern a short walk away. The Hayward plays host to a major Bridget Riley exhibition while the Blavatnik Building (pictured above), Herzog & de Meuron's extension to Tate Modern, is home to the wildly popular Olafur Eliasson: In real life show. Dezeen Day delegates and Dezeen Awards party attendees can get a 10 per cent discount at The Hoxton Hotel in Southwark. Check your ticket confirmation email for details. The Dezeen Awards party is sold out. A few...

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Lauren Ralph Lauren Men’s Solid Ultraflex Classic-Fit Dress Pants for $35 + pickup at Macy’s

That's $140 off list, a good deal for Ralph Lauren wool pants, and the best we've seen. Buy Now at Macy's Tips apply coupon code FLASH to drop the price Checkout via in-store pickup to avoid the $10.95 shipping fee Features sizes 30x30 to 50x30 several colors (Medium Blue pictured)https://www.dealnews.com/Lauren-Ralph-Lauren-Mens-Solid-Ultraflex-Classic-Fit-Dress-Pants-for-35-pickup-at-Macys/18189892.html?iref=rss-dealnews-todays-edition

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