Well, that took long enough! After two whole seasons of Girls, we have the first official satire of the HBO show: Bros. Created by, well, bros, the online series follows former frat guys living in Manhattan — in other words, the exact opposite tale of Hannah and her quirky friends. In the first episode, star Michael and his friends experiment with the hipster lifestyle by trekking across the river dressed in over-the-top farcical outfits — think "Skrillex concert at a gay bar" — to try and pick up Williamsburg girls.
The episode goes on to poke fun at all sorts of Brookyn (and Lena Dunham) stereotypes — think PBR, beards, LCD Soundsystem, and more. We have to admit we have a few laughs out of the whole thing, but the show is much more enjoyable if you actually tolerate frat bros; otherwise, it comes off as slightly insensitive to our eastern borough friends. That said, this episode is the first of many, so we have high hopes for more witty banter. (Animal)
Whitney & Paloma, the free-spirited beauties behind Valentine NYC, are on a two-woman mission to revive romance by showcasing some of the most inspiring couples from NYC to L.A — often in their skivvies. Oh, and if that wasn't enough, the ladies design some killer lingerie, too.
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"There's a kind of brotherhood between this place and my own," says Sang Yoon, burger in hand at DBGB on the Bowery. "It's my home away from home." Home is Father's Office, Yoon's pair of L.A. burger joints famous for dry-aged beef and a strict no-ketchup policy. read