Man of Modesty: Kendrick Lamar Buys Low-Priced Home Outside L.A.

Kendrick Lamar may be a red-carpet regular and GQ‘s reigning Rapper of the Year, but it turns out he’s a pretty humble guy in spite of it all. Proof? The 26-year-old rap star recently bought a house in Eastvale, California, which is an hour north of Los Angeles, to the very reasonable tune (in the rap world, anyway) of $523,500.

Lamar’s purchase of the relatively modest, four-bedroom abode flies in the face of the lavishness that’s come to represent mainstream rap, but it’s completely in character for the Compton native. He has talked openly about growing up on welfare, the dangers of materialism, the importance of smart money management, and a rejection of indulgences stereotypical of his industry peers. If the budding superstar’s refreshing message is as well received as his work has been, we likely haven’t seen anything yet. And when it comes to Lamar’s riches, that’s just how he wants it.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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June 4, 2014

Brad Pitt to Star in True Detective: Yea or Nay?

When I caught word that Matthew McConaughey wouldn’t be returning for season two of True Detective, I have to admit, I panicked. However, considering the HBO show is an anthology and with each season the cast and theme changes, I should have been prepared to see McConaughey go. As for his replacement? It looks like the show might enlist the one and only Brad Pitt. But, to be honest, that’s not really easing my anguish. Or anyone else’s, it seems.

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March 24, 2014

We Couldn’t Have Said It Better…

Commenting on the not-so-accurate portrayal of their office on the latest episode of Girls:

GQ and SunChips on GirlsHey, SunChips – we’re big fans too. Just sayin’.

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February 14, 2014

45-Minute Man: Michael Fassbender’s Golden Globes Prep

If you’re going to win a Golden Globe, you better look flawless when you’re spouting out thank-yous (to every person you’ve ever met in your entire life) on stage – regardless of your gender. Just ask the beautiful Robin Wright and her flash of double-sided boob tape.

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So how long does it take a guy to look award-acceptance good? If you’re the talented, ruggedly slick Michael Fassbender, the answer is: 45 minutes. First, the blow-dry. Then, the facial serums. And don’t forget the beard control. It’s all a little more exhausting than the swipe-of-deodorant-and-go routine. But, alas, sometimes we must make sacrifices.

Read up on his full Golden Globes prep routine on GQ.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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January 13, 2014

Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions: men's edition

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1. A suit is never complete without a well-matched tie.

2. Our leading men wouldn’t know how to dress without GQ‘s incredible sartorial influence.

3. Men at their best? They look something like this.

4. Behold, the plight of the fashionisto.

5. An inspiring roundup of personal men’s style.

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March 5, 2013