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FOUNDER Robert Gartside

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Chaunce Hayden

PUBLISHERS Jairo Arias Chaunce Hayden

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ART DIRECTOR Mark McNabb

ACCOUNT SALES Chaunce Hayden Jairo Arias

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Chantal Cyr Mike Wise Jenny Filicky Chaunce Hayden

COVER STORY AJ BENZA DISHES on hARVEY WEINSTEIN . . . . . . . . . . 42

Naked Truth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Mancave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Industry Spotlight: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Women’s Fashion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Men’s Fashion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Industry Spotlight: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 20 Percent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Posh Model. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Snow Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Between The Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Music News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

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WELCOME TO METROPOLIS NIGHTS READ US ONLINE: issue.com/metropolisnights FOLLOW US ON: ADVERTISING INQUIRIES: Please call 201-873-3874 or visit our website at www.metnights.com I’m just going to pretend that all is okay in the world. The hourly headline influx of rape, pedophilia, Russia, North Korea, war and kneeling has become depressingly torturous. How much more can go wrong? I’m afraid of the answer. Like it or not the country has become a shit show, thus it’s hard for me to toss a pumpkin or holiday cheery image on the cover while Rome burns. So while I get featuring an image of a serial rapist as the image for the November issue isn’t in the spirit of the season it has become the cultural persona of America. Indeed, it’s hard to drink up without hearing the name Harvey or Trump or those kneeling heroes/assholes. Dare I say scandal has become the new DJ. Outrage has become the new cocktail. Arguing on Facebook and deleting long time friends is our new sporting event. However, I’m not a total Scrooge. I know what time of year it is and this issue–as it does each year–still features the best the holiday’s have to offer in North Jersey. Of course seasonal fashion, gift ideas, winter sports, restaurant, burgers and chef reviews are the MN focus. I just can’t turn a blind eye to the tsunami of gloom and outrage that infest all our minds each and every day. I’m a victim of it just like you guys. Hence, take a good, hard look at the November cover story featuring my interview with famed gossip guru AJ Benza, who personally knows the Hollywood monster himself....Harvey Weinstein. Benza shares his take on Weinstein’s fall from grace with uncensored candor. With that said, please enjoy a safe and scandal free Thanksgiving. Don’t let the bad news get you down. Take it in stride and enjoy the ride.

Cheers! Chaunce Hayden Publisher @Chauncehayden

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THE IPHONE 9... WAIT, WHAT? I wasn’t going to say anything ... but it’s the big pink elephant in the room. Umm .. what happened to the IPhone 9?

PEYTON MANNING ACCUSER SPEAKS OUT: HE LIES, HAD ‘PREDATOR’ EYES - New York Post EVEN PAYTON MANNING IS ACCUSED After Payton Manning was accused of shoving his balls and penis into the face of his college female trainer can we just say, “Anyone who has a penis at some point fucked up?”


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ACTOR CLAIMS KEVIN SPACEY MADE SEXUAL ADVANCE TOWARD HIM WHEN HE WAS 14 - Page Six THE ART OF DEFLECTION: Before I address molesting a 14 year old boy I’d just like to first say. ...I’M GAY!!! Sorry, what was that other question?

JACKIE THE JOKEMAN MARTLING RELEASES “TELL LITTLE” BOOK TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: Two problems with Jackie The Jokeman Martling’s new book... 1. Jackie waited too long. Not enough people care anymore. 2. Predictable fluff stories. The book doesn’t dare lift the rock to see the worms. Zzzz...

Kathy Griffin Goes After TMZ’s Harvey Levin. - Page Six YIKES! Mix Annie Lennox with Herman Munster and you get... A very crazy Kathy Griffin. On a positive note we now can call TMZ’s Harvey Levin for personalized gossip.

DUSTIN HOFFMAN ACCUSED OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT UNTOUCHABLE In 1968 Rachel Welch made a comment about my red hair and put her hand on my neck in an inappropriate manner. I complained but was told to let it go. I can’t sleep now. NOTE: All these 30 year old allegations are diluting what Cosby did, Harvey did and what O’Reilly did. These are active, unrepentant serial abusers of women. But lumping them in with every celeb that ever tried to get laid is an insult to the women who are real victims.

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It’s A Given That it’s scary when you see a spider in your house, but it’s even scarier when it disappears!

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Since around 2011 Kangoo Jumps has been a world wide craze for rebound exercise for all kinds of fitness and Cardio nuts. Just jump into these Kangoo shoes/boots or maybe shaboots and bounce your way into a healthy lifestyle. NASA claimed it is the best workout for your LINFATIC system. Your burning up to 1200 calories an hour and your Kangoos absorb 80% of the impact your body will endure.  Now I’ve been studying this sport on YouTube and well gentleman, lets just say you should spend some time studying this sport as well. It’s definitely a women dominated sport and I personally am feeling healthier after watching women bounce up and down for 10 min! I think it’s an all “round” healthy experience and seems like a lot of fun in groups. So get off your ass and jump around, jump up, jump up and get down! (My friend Lynn turned me onto this but she didn’t want me to mention her name so we won’t Lynn, Lynn, Lynn!) (Please Kangoo With Cloths On)

Don’t Dilly With Dali Salvador Dali being one of my favorite artists is well known for his work having clocks appear in them. Some say they see a clock in every painting. Dali born in 1904 was a prominent Spanish surrealist artist of Catalan ethnicity born in Catalonia, Spain. Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, (party animal) to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics. One of his quotes “ I don’t need drugs, I am drugs”.  So for under $30.00 from a company called Gimmick Works you can purchase this clock for your artsy friends that has a distinct look from many of his original paintings. So don’t dilly with the Dali, time is of the essence. Get this gift!


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Why Rye?

When the word whiskey is spoken in a crowd the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind is Jack Daniels. How could it not, the company has been the pioneer of the best spirits ever made in the world since 1864 (I remember those days). Aside from many of their products this Lynchburg Tennessee company has taken themselves to a completely higher level with their Jack Daniels Rye! Daniels has been known for their slow charcoal process which is used in their rye distilling as well. 70% rye grain bill and the freshest spring water used from Cave Spring Hollow by Master Distiller Jeff Arnett and the whiskey makers of Jack Daniel Distillery. My favorite way to enjoy is to sip slow using maybe one cube of ice and resting this beautiful rye on the center of my pallet enjoying the spicy love notes. So why rye you ask, Jack Daniels is why!

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Rachael Ostovich, Hawaiian born on February 21, 1991 is an American mixed martial arts who competes in the Flyweight division of Invicta. Invicta Fighting Championships, also known as Invicta FC, is an American professional (MMA) promotion for female fighters based in the United States. Ostovich began her amateur MMA career in 2010. Over the next three years she kicked ass and became an undefeated amateur with MMA, record of 6-0. Height 5 ft 3 inches and a weight of 125 pounds and from the team “Jesus Is Lord”. Judo being the background style of her base mind concept of overtaking her competition (I want to be overtaken)! The intensity and heart someone has to have to get in the ring of any sport is something to be admired since the days of the Gladiators. So all hail to Rachael who holds a special place in our hearts and upholds a great name in MMA. (Please Get Your Ass Kicked Responsibly)

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Once again with holidays around the corner we find ourselves going crazy for that perfect Xmas gift. Thanks to Chicago Gaming with their Signature Foosball Coffee Table is what I want for Xmas (not really it’s Rachael I want but...). For around 600.00 bucks you can purchase this elegant hand-carved solid wood Foosball table that can be doubled as a coffee table as well. Now I know your asking yourself, “well what if I don’t drink coffee and only drink beer”??? That’s ok because beer works just as well. Furniture grade veneer with full figured action Foosball dudes! Telescopic rods (yeah, yeah I know) octagonal handles and all the balls you need to get your game on. I think this is an excellent gift for the whole family, and safe as well. (Please Foos Your Balls Responsibly)

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CHRISTMAS BEERS

Christmas Eve at a NYC Hotel Room Brewer: Evil Twin • Style: Imperial Stout Finding the right Christmas beer can oftentimes be just as much about the host as it is for the guest. This one’s always fun to bring to a bash, large or small, because the name alone is a conversation starter (break the ice with the girl by the fridge — check); it sounds a little risqué (don’t be the most boring guy in the room — check); and it’s delicious (have good beer to fall back on — check). With the ice broken, the guy with the Harpoon is way more basic than you, and with a tasty brew that will only get better as it warms in your hand, you’re set for at least an hour. Some more facts about this beer, in case you do end up talking about it: Evil Twin, the beer’s brewer, is based in Brooklyn, originates in Denmark, and brews its beer at Two Roads Brewing in Stratford, Connecticut. Hoppy Lovin’ Christmas Brewer: Mikkeller • Style: IPA For something on the lighter side, this “Christmas IPA,” brewed with ginger and pine needles, provides a revitalizing glimpse into the world of winter spiced ales. The hop bitterness and pale malt backbone are enough to keep you sitting upright (we can’t promise the same for those imperial milk stouts), but when you add in the deliciously good for you ginger addition and the refreshing powers of mint, this beer basically becomes a cure for anything from food coma to the bah humbugs. Just remember, it is still 7.8 percent ABV, so pace yourself there, Rudolf. Pennsylvania Tuxedo Brewer: Dogfish Head • Style: Pale Ale Another beer of the forest that celebrates flannel, Pennsylvania Tuxedo pays homage to the bold folks of the north-central Pennsylvania backcountry by adding spruce tips picked right from the area (as well as from Georgetown, Delaware, near Dogfish’s home base) to a strong but dry pale ale. The beer is brewed in collaboration with Woolrich, an outdoor clothing company based in Woolrich, Pennsylvania, and is definitely a good winter-themed addition to any holly jolly

occasion. It’s also surprisingly sessionable despite its 8.5 percent ABV, so watch out, and don’t get any ideas about doing any lumberjacking duties on your own. Unless you are actually a flannel-suited hunter from the Pennsylvania wilderness, in which case, we salute you. Anchor Christmas Ale Brewer: Anchor Brewing • Style: Winter Warmer As in so many other areas, Anchor sets the standard for the craft brewing world when it comes to holiday ales. Marrying a profound respect for tradition with the restless spirit of experimentation and innovation, they’ve been producing their Christmas Ale (sometimes also labeled “Our Special Ale”) since 1975. Every year, the recipe of this winter warmer changes, but it’s always a dark brown ale with spices added. Picking out the individual spices that find their way into each year’s batch has become a time-honored ritual. The spices dance over a toasty malt base with hints of chocolate. Each year since its inception, illustrator James Stitt hand-draws a new label for the beer. What remains constant is that the label features a new tree along with the message “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.” Mad Elf Brewer: Troegs Brewing • Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale The elf on the label of Troegs’ Mad Elf leers knowingly at us with a sack of oversize cherries slung over one shoulder and a tulip glass held casually in his right hand. So it goes with the beer inside the bottle. The flavors are bright and welcoming, the beer is as crisp and easy drinking as anything you’ve ever tasted, but it packs a wallop that is as dangerous as it is unexpected. The flavors of Mad Elf unfold like a threeact play: bright cherry bubble gum gives way to a bready center before finishing with a spectacular dryness. Troegs achieves this psychedelic Seussian effect by brewing what we can only deduce is a darker Belgian Tripel. The style is a crisp yet complex Belgian style made with the palest of grains along with a sugar that lends it a deceptively dry and drinkable finish. The genius is that they also fold in sweet and sour cherries along with honey.

Krampus Brewer: Southern Tier Brewing • Style: Imperial Pilsner This imperial pale lager from Upstate New York’s Southern Tier is named after a creature from European Christmas lore that would steal naughty children — or at least hit them with sticks depending who you ask. This beer, despite its 9 percent strength, isn’t quite so scary. Southern Tier says the recipe is based on the German helles style, a golden, malt-dominated lager. Krampus, however, tastes more like a great imperial IPA, thanks to loads of herbal and citrus hops. God Jul Brewer: Nogne O • Style: Winter Warmer Norway’s Nogne O brewery offers its take on holiday beers with God Jul (Norwegian for “Merry Christmas”). Darker than most winter warmers — the most common holiday style — the 8.5 percent alcohol God Jul is closer to a Baltic porter, a strong British style similar to an imperial stout. And instead of spicy fruit flavors, this beer features big chocolate, caramel, and toffee notes balanced by subtle citrus hops character. Two Roads Holiday Ale Brewers: Two Roads Brewing • Style: Biere de Garde The Biere de Noel moniker listed on the label means this is a holiday variation of northern France’s de Garde style that offers a bigger malt profile. It’s still a delicate farmhouse ale, and will likely remind you of a Belgian-style saison, such as Two Roads’ own delicious Worker’s Comp. Stille Nacht Brewers: De Dolle Brouwers • Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale Flemish for “silent night,” this 12 percent Belgian ale is brewed with candy sugar and then American Nugget hops to balance the sweetness. The resulting beer ranges from earthy orange peel to fresh pastry. But to best appreciate this beer, buy a few bottles to age and discover how it develops over the years. In 2013, De


Great Lakes Christmas Ale Brewers: Great Lakes Brewing • Style: Winter Warmer Brewed with local honey, this spiced red ale is a favorite with fans of the winter warmer style. The caramel malts, cinnamon, honey, and ginger work in harmony for a perfect beer to sip while you’re trimming your Christmas tree.

Corsendonk Christmas Ale Brewers: Brouwerij Corsendonk • Style: Belgian Dubbel While the namesake abbey shut its doors in 1784 (about 200 years before the beer came along), the brewery has faithfully recreated Belgium’s classic styles developed by monks. The Christmas Ale is a strong Dubbel, similar to Ommegang’s Abbey Ale and Goose Island’s Pere Jacques. And thanks to a flavorful yeast strain, and brewers who know how to coax it for maximum flavor, no spices are added to this Christmas brew.

Big Sky Biere de Noel Brewers: Big Sky Brewing Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale Montana’s Big Sky made its name on the smooth, roasty Moose Drool, but this dark Belgian shows off the brewers’ chops. If you tasted this rich, smooth 10 percent gem while blindfolded, you’d guess it came from Flanders, not Big Sky Country. Alpha Klaus Brewers: 3 Floyds Brewing • Style: American Porter The Indiana brewery calls this the winter cousin to its year-round Alpha King pale ale. And where the Alpha King is rich with hops, the Alpha Klaus is thick with cocoa malts and balanced by a hoppy finish.

Mahr’s Christmas Bock Brewers: Mahrs-Bräu • Style: German Bock While most brewers are fortifying their Christmas beers, Mahr’s opted for a more easy-drinking lager that can support you for the duration of the holiday. That’s not to call this a light version of the regular Mahr’s Bock, the 6 percent Christmas brew is darker and hoppier with a dry finish. Christmas Morning Brewers: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery • Style: Imperial Stout Hardywood Park’s strong

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Dolle tasted beers from as far back as 2000 and claimed that none of the vintages had showed signs of deteriorating.

Gingerbread Stout was already a favorite of ours, but we’re hard pressed to think of something we’d rather drink over Christmas morn’ than this coffee-conditioned version. At 9.2 percent alcohol, you may want to share. Then again, the pairing of a bold milk stout with Mexican Chiapas beans roasted down the road at Black Hand Coffee is something worth savoring by yourself. Pimp My Sleigh Brewers: Fat Head’s Brewery • Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale This Ohio brewer gets more press for its Hop JuJu and Head Hunter IPAs (which you should also find), but this is a more appropriate ale to sip beside the Yule Log. A robust Belgian-style Christmas ale clocking in at 10.5 percent ABV, Fat Head’s brewers judiciously mix in secret spices and Belgian candi sugar to create the perfect beer with which to end your holiday. Santa Vs. Unicorn Brewers: Pipeworks Brewing • Style: American Barleywine Pipeworks has a thing for unicorns. Its Ninja Vs. Unicorn is a lust-worthy imperial IPA, and there are other variations where Uncle Sam, the Grim Reaper, and the Easter Bunny take on the mythical beast. This 10 percent bruiser uses a complex grist bill featuring rye, oats, and roasted wheat, along with a slew of rich hops to balance out the huge malts.

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If you’re anything like me, you enjoy being cozy and warm in the fall and winter. That also means having plenty of long sleeved sweaters and dresses that don’t require super heavy coats. Just enough material to cover my arms in a stylish way is exactly the type of dress I love this season. Check out some of these simple party dresses that do exactly what I need them to!

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The Ultimate Gift Guide

For Him

The leaves may still be changing, but the chill in the air is a clear sign that the holidays are approaching. Looking for the perfect gift for him? Stylish accessories, work bags, classic timepieces and grooming products provide a variety of options, no matter what his taste may be.

Everyday Essentials No matter how you feel about winter, there’s no denying that a warm scarf and practical pair of wool or leather gloves can be the difference between freezing or traveling smart. Both cold weather accessories make great gifts for the guy in your life and most gloves now have specialized finger pads to allow smartphone access. Furthermore, you can’t go wrong with classic kicks by Converse or Adidas. These style mainstays go from casual office to happy hour to weekend plans with ease.

Watches

Timex - The Waterbury, timex.com | $100 MVMT - Classic Rose Gold Black, mvmtwatches.com | $110 Photo credit: Laura Ersoy | @lauraersoy

A classic work bag or backpack adds polish to any professional look. This backpack by Filson holds everything with various zipper pockets and has a rugged look without looking like camping gear. If a briefcase is a better fit, Zara offers plenty of functional options that feature clean lines and leather in black or rich brown for a trendy yet affordable work bag. Filson - Ranger LeatherTrimmed Twill Backpack, mrporter.com | $215 Slim briefcase, zara.com | $70

Grooming Even the most low-key guys will appreciate a gift that offers a little TLC to his daily routine. A woodsy scented candle, like Byredo’s Tree House, with it’s masculine lines, spruces up a bathroom while a wet shave set, like Baxter of California’s threepiece set adds luxury to his morning. It’s nickel-plated pieces create an elegant air and the wet shave will give him an extra smooth shave. Byredo - Tree House Candle, mrporter.com | $80 Aesop - London Grooming Kit, mrporter.com | $75 Baxter of California Three-Piece Shaving Set, mrporter.com | $260 Tom Ford - Oud Wood, mrporter.com | $225 *All available on MRPORTER.COM

For even more mens fashion tips, outfit looks, product reviews and more; head over to teztrends.com and follow Jason on Instagram: @teztrends

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Just because he uses his phone to tell the time doesn’t mean a sleek watch like the Timex Waterbury or the MVMT Classic Series wouldn’t be a welcomed addition on his wrist. Both feature adjustable leather straps in classic, but updated styles and water resistant faces.

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reversible Stable plaid Scarf bloomingdales.com | $58 Ted Baker London - Modcut Quilted Glove, nordstrom.com | $120 Converse - Mid-Leather Jack Purcell | $100

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The Grandson of infamous New York City mobster boss

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John Gotti III honours late grandfather on what would have been his 77th birthday with a stunning first round TKO victory over Johnny Adams! THE grandson of infamous mob boss John Gotti made a stunning start to his career as an MMA fighter last month . On what would have been his grandfather’s 77th birthday, 24-year-old John Gotti III showed all the instincts of a top class hitman with a quick-fire brutal win. It took him less than a round to pick-up his first victory in his maiden bout with a TKO triumph over fellow welterweight Johnny Adams at CES MMA 46 Back in October.

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The clash was part of the night’s preliminary card and was not shown live on television, but a video of him in action has emerged on Twitter. Gotti III has said his MMA interest stemmed from his father – John A.Gotti aka Junior Gotti – following his release from prison after a 2008 indictment on racketeering and murder conspiracy failed to stick. He said: “When my father first came home from prison, (MMA) was a means for us to bond. “We would watch all the big fights together at home, as well as attending several cards in New Jersey. “I think now, as I’ve chosen this as a profession, although my father is proud of me, I think he regrets fostering my interest. I don’t think he ever thought this would be the end result. What father wants to watch his son in this type of environment?” John Gotti was an Italian-American gangster who was boss of

the powerful Gambino crime family in New York City. At his peak, he was oneo f the most powerful and dangerous crime bosses in the world and was known as “The Dapper Don” for his expensive taste in clothes and personality in front of the TV cameras. He would later be called “The Teflon Don” after three high-profile trials, later revealed to have been tainted by jury tampering and witness intimidation, resulted in his acquittal. In 1992 Gotti was convicted of five murders, conspiracy to commit murder, racketeering, obstruction of justice, illegal gambling, extortion, tax evasion and loansharking and sentenced to life in prison without parole. He died on June 10, 2002 after a losing his battle with throat cancer. Jimmy Burchfield Sr, the fight’s promoter, says he could have “promoted the s**t” out of the Gotti name to pack the place out. However, he explained how he respected the family’s wishes to stay under the radar after they made clear they “wanted no special attention” – also passing the opportunity to have it televised. Burchfield Sr said: “This kid is real. I believe you are looking at something very special here. “He’s built like Superman. You can see the agility and speed that he has. “He’s equally talented standing up as on the mat. He’s got a very low-key personality. “He’s surely not any kind of a wise guy.”


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For Palisades Park resident Andrew Andres (@dru_ chainzzz), art is more than a hobby. It’s an agent for change, a way to cultivate positivity in a time when it’s sorely needed. “My art aims to be a catalyst for perspective, personal development and selfreflection,” he says, “to challenge people to seek the gold in their lives.”

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Andrew’s latest show, The Art of Gold, brightened up an overcast Saturday  afternoon in autumn at the nearly year-old Greyscale Studios (@grayscale. studios) in Hoboken on Jackson Street was buzzing with activity. Andres collaborated with Paulo Salud (@paulosalud), Grayscale Studios owner and photographer, and North Bergen native, BRBN (@ iambrbn), to organize a charity event to benefit victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, featuring his own art for his It’s All Gold Project and original music from Puerto Rican Artist, BRBN, alongside several other talented R&B and hip-hop artists.   To raise funds for Puerto Rico, the event featured food from Sal’s Pizzeria, La Isla, and Red, White, and Pasta and an open bar from Ding’s Auto Repair Center. BRBN, DJ Rob Cast (@djrobcast),Ray Bentley (@raybentleynj), Jen Denali (@jenniferdenali), J DENS (@j_dens), Pearl Gates (@itspearlgates), Jay Watts (@imjaywatts), Ramee (@rameeyac), Justin Love (@ officialjustinlove), and Av Da Vinci (@avdavinci) all performed with Suaso (@_suaso_) emceeing. Interviewer Raphael Pacheco (@rpacheco_24) alongside videographer Eslam Negm (@enneggg) reported on the event.     The Art of Gold show at Grayscale Studios featured three series: “The 24-hour Diet”; “Heart of Gold”;


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... And than there’s the rest By Chaunce Haydin

Since the New York Times rocked Hollywood with its explosive exposé recounting what it characterized as a decades-long pattern of sexual harassment and abuse of women by film producer Harvey Weinstein. several weeks later, it’s clear that if his accusers were hoping to shine a light on the once-winked-at issue of sexual harassment in Tinseltown, they’ve certainly done it. Since that initial story, the Weinstein scandal has dominated headlines both inside the industry and outside of it. Hundreds of additional women have come forward to accuse Weinstein and any number of other Hollywood powerbrokers of misconduct, blowing the lid off the town’s casting couch culture. Below, find a listing of celebrities accused of inappropriate behavior in the wake of the Weinstein scandal. Some of them work in Hollywood, some don’t. Some have apologized, some have denied the claims against them. You can also expect this list to grow -- because the Harvey Weinstein story appears to be well on its way from being a scandal to being a movement.

Louis C.K.

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Comedian Louis C.K. has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women, according to a new report from The New York Times. All five of his accusers worked with C.K. in some capacity, whether as aspiring comedians or on the sets of TV shows. They all made similar allegations against C.K, detailing incidents in which he asked to masturbate in front of them — or physically did so without their consent. Two women, Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, said C.K. masturbated in front of them following a show in Aspen, Colorado in 2002. Goodman and Wolov said C.K. invited them back to his hotel after seeing their set at a comedy festival and then asked if he could masturbate in front of them. “He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating,” Goodman alleged. Another woman, Abby Schachner, said she could hear C.K. masturbating as they spoke on the phone in 2003. She had called to invite him to a show, but things took


a turn as he began describing his sexual fantasies to her. C.K. later acknowledged the incident in a message he sent to her on Facebook. “Last time I talked to you ended in a sordid fashion,” he wrote. “That was a bad time in my life and I’m sorry.”

Kevin Spacey The Weinstein case was the impetus for the recent flood of accusations against men in Hollywood, but a whole new dimension was added when actor Anthony Rapp went public with his claim on Oct. 27 that Oscar winner Kevin Spacey make sexual advances toward him years ago -- when Rapp was just 14 years old. After Rapp’s story emerged, two more men shared their stories of what they said was inappropriate behavior directed toward them by Spacey.

Jeremy Piven On Oct. 30, actress Arianne Belamar said “Wisdom of the Crowd” actor Jeremy Piven groped her several years ago on the set of his former show, “Entourage,” and at the Playboy mansion.

Brett Ratner On Nov. 1, The Los Angeles Times published a story in which six women accused “Rush Hour” and “X-Men: The Last Stand” director Brett Ratner of “a range of sexual harassment and misconduct that allegedly took place in private homes, on movie sets or at industry events.” Ratner’s attorney, Martin Singer, disputed the accounts.

Dustin Hoffman This week, two women shared stories of aggressive and unwanted sexual contact with Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman. In a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter,Anna Graham Hunter said Hoffman repeatedly groped her and “talked about sex in front of me” while she was a 17-year-old intern on the set of a TV adaptation of “Death of a Salesman” in 1985.

Mark Halperin The longtime political journalist was let go by MSNBC and other organizations after stories emerged indicating he engaged in a pattern of workplace sexual harassment while working with ABC News several years ago.

Ben Affleck In the immediate wake of the Weinstein scandal, Affleck was among a number of men who spoke out in condemnation of the movie mogul. That prompted the resurfacing of a video in which Affleck, during a 2003 appearance on MTV’s “Total Request Live” grabbed the breast of host Hilarie Burton while on the air.

Andy Dick According to The Hollywood Reporter in an Oct. 31 story, comic actor Andy Dick was fired from the feature film “Raising Buchanan” after becoming the subject of accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct on the set of the indie comedy. “Two sources detailed Dick’s inappropriate behavior, which included groping people’s genitals, unwanted kissing/ licking and sexual propositions of at least four members of the production,” the THR story said. For his part, Dick “vehemently denied groping claims, (but) said it’s possible that he licked people and he confirmed that he did make advances on others.”

Roy Moore A woman accused the Republican Senate candidate from Alabama of sexually assaulting her when she was 14 and he was in his 30s. Leigh Corfman said Moore kissed, undressed and fondled her. Three other women said Moore also came on to them when they were teens, the Washington Post reported. Moore, 70, denied the claims.

Steven Seagal The “Under Siege” actor, 65, has been accused of sexual harassment by several actresses including Portia de Rossi, Julianna Margulies and Jenny McCarthy as well as an “Inside Edition” reporter. Rossi tweeted he “unzipped his leather pants” in front of her under the guise that they needed to have “chemistry off-screen.”

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As with all professions, bartenders have insight into their workplaces that the rest of us can’t match. But given that the rest of us hang out at  their workplace, we might benefit from learning a tip or two. We asked bartenders across the country: What’s one bartender secret that customers don’t know?   Here’s what they had to say. “We listen to everything, but say nothing. Most bartenders have great hearing.” — Alan Horridge 

Everybody orders gimlets with fresh squeezed lime juice. Rose’s lime juice has this stigma attached to it. I think the secret to a perfect gimlet is fresh lime juice with a tiny splash of Rose’s. Shhhh!” — Holly Hart  “Don’t ‘buy the bartender drinks’. I know tons of bars who fill a bottle in their well with water and pretend it’s vodka [for this purpose].” — Jason Lakow “You should never be afraid to ask me questions. I’m extremely passionate about what I do and can nerd out about beer, liquor, cocktails and bar gadgets for hours. If you’re curious about something, just ask—but please pick your moment. I love talking shop, but not when I’m slammed.”  — Jesse Cornell  “We hear everything patrons say at the bar though they

“We don’t care what type of glassware you drink out of or the color of your cocktail. None of them make you more or less macho/girly. It’s only when you comment or whine about it that you look like a wuss.” — Pamela Wiznitzer  “I love making cocktails with exotic ingredients, but when I go out, I mostly just want a shot of Mezcal.” — Jason Eisner  “Drinking water at the bar makes the customer more likely to order more drinks.” — Andy Nelson  “I think most customers don’t realize that just because we work as bartenders doesn’t mean we don’t have other things going in our lives. Most of us do have college degrees or even masters. We do this as a passion and we can make good money doing it. You don’t look at a chef and say ‘poor chef.’ Don’t look at your bartender and do that. We have an incredible database of knowledge just to ensure a customer’s happiness.” — Sean Still  “A trick of the trade: Bring cash when going out with a big group.” — Meaghan Dorman  “We all take our work home with us, the good nights and the bad ones. If we’re going out for a beer after service, or just going home, we’re talking, or at least just thinking about what happened that night. I’ve spoken with a lot of bartenders about this, and found that most of us dream about being behind a bar.” — Rene Hidalgo

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“Bartenders interact with all kinds of different people. You learn how to profile people very easily. You can learn a lot about a guest during your first very interaction with them.” — Jay Powell

often talk as if they were alone in their living rooms... or in bed. We also like to bet on outcomes of first dates. (There goes our OK Cupid dating business!)” — Michael Lazar   “One thing I wish people understood more, was the concept of what a service well is. A service well is where all the drinks for guests sitting at tables come from. It is not a good place to try and walk up and order drinks from.” — Steve Yamada 

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AJ BENZA ICONIC HOLLYWOOD INSIDER

DISHES ON “THE REAL”

HARVEY WEINSTEIN By Chaunce Hayden


opposite page: AJ Benza below: Harvey Weinstein

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The women who were really sexually harassed and raped have to be separated from these no name, half-ass actresses like the one who said former President George Bush Sr. patted their ass during a photo op.


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The news is not shocking. What is shocking is that after decades of deviant Hollywood behavior one actress, Rose McGowan, finally had enough. The brave outing of movie producer and entertainment power-player Harvey Weinstein rocked not just Tinsletown….it rocked the world. Since McGowan’s story of sexual harassment, a growing number of actresses and others in the film industry have made accusations against Weinstein and a growing list of actors, producers and directors who allegedly also abused their power to make dreams come true. Thus far more than 80 women have made sex abuse and rape allegations against Weinstein and I don’t need to tell you that by the time this issue goes to print that number will be much higher. Among the Hollywood mogul’s accusers are household names that were still looking to establish themselves when the alleged offences took place. I recently had the opportunity to speak with famed entertainment reporter, author and actor AJ Benza about his close relationship with Weinstein and what he knew about the allegations and what we all can expect to happen next. Chaunce Hayden: Just how well do you know Harvey Weinstein? AJ Benza: Very well. I’ve been friends with him since 1991. As a gossip columnist he and I chatted almost everyday. He gave me my first book deal in 1997 and we stayed in touch throughout the years. I saw him about 10 months before this whole thing broke. I met him at the Peninsula Hotel and he told me there’s a hit piece coming out on him and it’s going to do a lot of damage. However, he didn’t get into any details about the sexual angle.

1990’s the independent movie business exploded under the Miramax banner. He helped create so many stars. The guy is huge. But I don’t think he has more than a 5 percent chance of making a movie in this town or doing anything in this town. I really don’t. I’m really trying to separate the businessman from the man who is suffering from some kind of sickness. He needs help. That’s been a debate. Is Harvey Weinstein sick or is he a criminal? [Deep sigh] Right now before the criminal investigations are said and done, he belongs in rehab. He needs to be seeing a psychologist because he suffers from the need to have power over people. I think it stems from something in his childhood. I don’t know if he was the victim of something himself. Nobody has talked about that. What was his childhood like? But that’s not an excuse. I don’t care if he was raped as a kid. It’s no excuse to do what he’s done. He needs a doctor. If it’s true he raped this women than jail is harsh, but it’s something that has to be considered.

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Like a lot of people who knew Harvey very well, I imagined he got laid every now an than because he was a very powerful movie mogul. I know how this town [Hollywood] works, so it wasn’t surprising. But the extent that we’ve been reading is an absolute, mind-blowing thing. I had known idea we would be talking about it on this level of a sickness. He’s a global pariah. How has the scandal affected your relationship with Harvey? AJ Benza

I still speak to him a little bit. A few weeks ago when we spoke he said that he was very appreciative and that not many people still talk to him any longer. Unfortunately, I don’t think he can recover from this as far as making movies in Hollywood is concerned. He’s a moviemaker. He’s responsible for some of the best movies we’ve seen. In the

How did he get away with it for so long?

There were a ton of enablers for so long. There were a ton of assistants who led these women into his apartment, hotel suites, cars and parties where they knew the victims would be prayed upon. He also has an army of people around him who he made movies with that would “wink and nudge” over the


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understood fact that Harvey terrorized certain women. But people in Hollywood do not want to give up that lifestyle of making millions of dollars in order to help women. Although, some did speak out on some level. Brad Pitt flipped out when Gwyneth Paltrow was prayed on. But there’s only so much you can do. If Brad had punched him out, he would’ve not worked for a long time and been sued and arrested. So there weren’t many people to go to if you were a female. It took all these years for a girl like Rose McGowan, who reached her breaking point, to speak out. They say, “Hell has no fury like a woman scorned.” But even more so, “Hell has no fury like a woman who was told to do things she didn’t want to do.” When Rose spoke up it started the crack in the wall to where we are now. Not to make an excuse for what Harvey has done, but obviously he’s not the first or last to target women.

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Yeah, but he’s the biggest name. He was so big and so connected to a multi-billion dollar industry of movies, books and fashion that he became the cover boy for abuse.

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Over 80 women have come forward so far. Does it start to dilute the problem when 30-year-old stories of Hollywood abuse start to become headlines? Are some women taking advantage of the media hype for their own personal gain and nothing more? I’m sure there are. The more women that attach themselves to this sort of thing can start to dilute the problem. It starts to lesson the degree of how horrible this is. I think that happened with Bill Cosby. The women who were really sexually harassed and raped have to be separated from these no name, half-ass actresses like the one who said former President George Bush Sr. patted their ass during a photo op. There’s a difference. There are women who deserve our sympathy and justice needs to be served and there are women who just need to shut the fuck up. They are too far outside the circle and they want to get in.

Are we talking about a witch-hunt? It is a witch-hunt. It’s like finding a big, giant rat in your house. You know when you kill it that there will be more. You best look around for other rats. So it is worth it to keep searching for the truth and uncovering things. But at the same time we hear about people like Dustin Hoffman who said some inappropriate things in a dressing room during the 1980s. Look man, it’s Hollywood. I’m sure these women knew the industry they were getting in to. There are certain businesses in the past where men were allowed to be men and women were women. That’s all changed now. Those days are over. No longer can a woman feel like she’s entered a business that the boys run. That shit has ended. Hollywood has always been a place where Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow women are mistreated and children are passed around. It’s a cut-throat, shitty business. It’s also America’s best export. Nobody makes movies like Hollywood. Do we put some of the blame on an actress who allowed the abuse and than took the movie role and earned magazine covers and millions of dollars without ever saying a word? Did that set the stage for what became the norm? That’s a tough thing. There are women who took the bullshit to work in Hollywood and others who took the money to make the guy pay Rose McGowan for what he did to her. Maybe those things did happen, but no woman ever left the house thinking because I’m dressed sexy I deserved to be raped for a movie role. It’s just wrong. You can’t do that. So will Hollywood ever be the same? The rules have changed and Hollywood will never be the same. There have already been subtle changes over the years. It’s very obvious. Women are now being introduced on shows historically hosted by men. They are in the


Great segue. For decades Howard Stern has gotten away with murder when it comes to sexualizing Hollywood actresses. If they wanted to promote their movie they had to be sexually scrutinized. Will all those years of bad behavior come crashing down on Stern in light of the current media attention toward Hollywood and it’s abuse toward women?

Hypocrisy?

Will Kevin Spacey ever work again?

insider? I have stories that I’ve talked about and written about. In fact, I have a podcast now called, “Fame Is A Bitch” where I speak freely. It’s not that hard to speak out and allege certain stories like it was in the past. I don’t know if I’ll ever write a book about it, but I do know during next weeks show I’ll sit down and discuss a lot of things that are alleged to have happened in Hollywood. So many things! Things that I thought could never be true are now becoming true. So who’s to say all the other things I’ve heard aren’t AJ Benza in the studio true? For instance? We can go all the way back to Richard Gere and the gerbils. I think Middle America is now ready to know the truth. There are a lot of big name directors and producers who are shitting their pants right now.

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It is hypocrisy. Stern had a show where on the phone he would say that he thinks the female caller is wet. Harvey went too far, but Howard is a shrewd guy. He’s surrounded himself with A-list celebrities who will protect him. But if you go back a couple of years he did and said things that are awful. Will they come for Howard Stern? Will women come forward and say he did things to them that made them uncomfortable? I would guess so. The only difference is that Howard would warn the guest what they were getting into up front. If you walked into that studio you knew that everything was allowed. But that’s all over now.

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Howard and [his chief operating officer] Marci Turk are white washing all the old shows that portray him in a chauvinistic, filthy light. Yet he still has shows on just this past month called, “Cocktober” where guys were taking their nuts and balls out and guys are touching each other. It’s just gross. I don’t know why he thinks that’s still okay to do?

I don’t think he will work very much if at all. I’ve heard many stories about him. But you can’t write about it because nobody will speak on the record. I’ve heard that Corey Haim was raped at Charlie Sheen’s house. I heard that Kevin Spacey was getting blowjobs on a golf course. I heard that there are photos at [Hollywood director] Bryan Singer’s house showing young boys doing things to Kevin Spacey. If those pictures get out he’s done. Actually, he’s done already. For Netflix to cancel “House of Cards” is a big deal. That’s major news. In fact, I’ll even say in the coming weeks we’ll see Hollywood actors and directors killing themselves rather than face what’s coming out in the news about things they did. We’ll be reading about suicides. Trust me.

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newsroom; they are directing movies and marching for causes on Washington. The world has changed and women are finally being heard. Men can’t get away with bad behavior like they have in the past. Everything has changed. I mean Adam Sandler just got in trouble for putting his hand on a knee of an actress during a talk show in England. They actually slowed the video down like a football play to highlight his and touching her knee while he tried to highlight a story.


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At the end of last season, I happened to be looking at a photo of my wife and myself from before we were married (13 years ago). I suddenly realized that my skis in the photo were the same ones that I was still cutting turns on! I was long overdue for an upgrade but what to buy and where to buy it?... Knowing that new gear can be expensive, I searched for an economical way to get some new planks under my ski boots. Having used the amazing Ski Butlers (skibutlers. com) in the past I checked to see if this company (who delivers, fits and rents gear to enthusiasts in America and Europe) ever sells any of their used gear. As it turns outthey do! FYI- The price of their skis tends to fluctuate a bit depending on wear, time of year sold, the ski itself and the year of the model. In my case I got a pair of Rossignol Experience 84’s which were only one season old and included the bindings for only $250! (Typically, Ski Butlers sell their skis from anywhere between $250 and $400.) My new, affordable skis were a huge improvement over my former Rossi Scratch’s. Scratch’s are twintips used largely in terrain parks but these days I prefer to spend my onslope time carving groomed terrain and occasionally playing in the soft stuff on the sides and in the trees. Offering a sweet mix of camber and rocker, my Experience 84’s are extremely easy to control and their Extended Sidecut design provides loads of power and stability when you’re on edge. Extended Sidecut means the widest part of the ski is beyond the fore and aft contact points. This in turn, means the ski won’t feel out-of-sorts at lower speeds and edge angles but when you push them to higher speeds and edge angles the sidecut offers you more edge which will increase your stability.

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Touted by the manufacturer to be “…designed for the skier that wants an all-mountain, do-it-all ski that will handle everything a resort has to offer” I have to say that they hit the mark. The Experience 84’s have a rockered Air Tip which reduces weight for better float and easier control and an 84mm waist (hence the name). This width is ideal for my groomer skiing, but the light tip and tail rocker help greatly in my occasional off piste adventure. Smartly, Rossignol added a layer of carbon in this wood-made stick that stiffens the ski without adding too much weight. The overall feel of the 84’s thanks largely to their AirTip Technology is that they are very lightweight which of course translates into a very maneuverable ski. The AirTip’s translucent honeycomb of empty pockets helps keep the tips of the skis on the top of the snow while reducing chatter on hard pack. I learned this first hand when I tried my 84’s out at my column sponsor Shawnee Mountain in Shawnee, PA. It was an eye opening, revolutionary experience. (Pun intended!) In tribute to the company that has again made me a happy two-planker (and since my first column of the season usually features a Warren Miller film to get us all psyched for the upcoming season,) please be sure to click http://www. rossignol.com/US/US/news--23y5ceh4k7ul. html?utm_campaign=generic_campaign_ name&utm_content=news_B2C_ L i t eYe a r s _ 1 7 1 8 _ N O R A M _ R O S S I & u t m _ medium=email&utm_source=newsletter. There you will find a Milleresque flick called Lite Years which is the first film from the creators of the Web series The Big Picture which follows the skiing of Parker White, Chris Logan and friends. Enjoy it and think snow!!!


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Hey guys, a change in thinking may improve

your sex life! Below are seven common mistakes you make with women, and learn how to avoid them.

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Men may turn on like a light, but for women, arousal doesn’t happen so fast, says sex therapist Ian Kerner, PhD. Pave the way during the day by hugging, kissing, and holding hands. Have some fun together, and show you appreciate her. Feeling safe and secure in the relationship is key for a woman to really let loose during sex, Kerner says. A long hug can go further than you’d think. “Hugging for 30 seconds stimulates oxytocin, the hormone in women that creates [a] sense of connection and trust.”

stimulation and often ignore mental stimulation,” Kerner says. While men get stirred up by what they see, “women fantasize a lot during sex as part of [the] process of arousal.” Join in -- share a fantasy or a sexy memory.

Mistake 5: Expect Intercourse to Give Her an Orgasm

“Just as many women are faking orgasm today as 20 or 30 years ago,” Kerner says. So, if she’s not enjoying herself, you might not know it. Don’t be afraid to ask questions like “How does this feel?” or “Do you want something different?” In other words, ask for directions.

For 80% of women, intercourse alone won’t do the trick. Why not? Most sex positions don’t directly stimulate the clitoris. There are other ways to pleasure her. “Women orgasm much more consistently from oral sex than from intercourse,” Kerner says. Also, try sex with the woman on top, or a vibrator made for couples to use during sex. “Men should feel comfortable, not threatened, with sex toys,” he says. To help her hit the high note when you do have sex, take time to get her going before you make your entrance. “The closer women are when they start intercourse, the more likely they are to have an orgasm,” Barbach says.

Mistake 3: Stick to Your Plan

Mistake 6: Skip the Seduction

Don’t think that “if it worked the first three times, it will work the next three times,” says sex therapist Sari Cooper, LCSW. What turns her on may depend on her mood, and where she is in her monthly cycle. “Perhaps her nipples are more sensitive or her genitals are less tingly,” Cooper adds. Pay attention to your partner, says psychologist Lonnie Barbach, PhD. “Try different things and see how she responds.” When you find something that works, linger on it. Women often complain that men move on to the next thing just as they really start to enjoy an activity.

Women like to be seduced. “Seduction is as important as, or sometimes more important than, technique,” Cooper says.

Mistake 2: Assume You Know What She Wants

Mistake 4: Keep It Strictly Physical Expand your idea of foreplay. Some men “focus on physical

Mistake 7: Focus on Ringing the Bell Most women need clitoral stimulation to have an orgasm, but it’s more complex than you may think. Some men “don’t understand the anatomy of the clitoris,” Cooper says. It’s more than the small “button” you can see. Its nerve endings spread throughout the vulva and inside the vagina. All are potential pleasure points worth exploring. “You can go back and forth,” Cooper says. Paying too much attention to the glans, at the top of the vulva, can take away from pleasure for some women. It’s so sensitive, that too much stimulation can hurt.


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HOLIDAY music If you’re in the market for some festive tunes but can’t bear the thought of having to hear Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” one more time, you’re in luck. This holiday season, some of your favorite musicians are spreading the cheer by releasing holiday albums. Check them out!

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Hanson Finally It’s Christmas Even if you weren’t a fan of Hanson back in the day, you had to admit that 1997’s Snowed In was hard to beat when it came to holiday music. At some point, you probably bopped along to “What Christmas Means To Me” or “Merry Christmas Baby” while shopping in the mall for presents — or maybe you even shed a tear to “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” while feeling a bit of holiday loneliness. Well it’s been two decades, and the brothers from Tulsa have come back to rival their previous holiday album with Finally It’s Christmas and they did a pretty damn good job. “Blue Christmas” and “Winter Wonderland” just go to show that their voices only get better with age — like them!

98 Degrees Let It Snow If you preferred Nick Lachey to Justin Timberlake and Nick Carter as a teenager, then make sure to catch 98 degrees out on tour so you can hear

him live while the group promotes their new Christmas album, Let It Snow.

If you’re into soul music: Smokey Robinson Christmas Everyday Smokey Robinson’s first solo holiday album, Christmas Everyday, features three original songs, as well as the Motown legend’s version of seven favorites. While some critics wondered if his personal offerings would rival the holiday hits made famous by his former group, The Miracles, his versions of “O’ Holy Night” and “White Christmas” show that the R&B crooner kills it on his own. This album is perfect as background music for your Christmas night get together.

Fantasia Christmas After Midnight Christmas After Midnight highlights Fantasia’s fantastic vocals, as the former American Idol star slays her renditions of “Silent Night”, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, as well as a great jazz-


If you’re into pop: Gwen Stefani You Make It Feel Like Christmas Gwen Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas is a funky, upbeat holiday album that features a single of the same name with her country boyfriend and former The Voice costar, Blake Shelton. The song made waves when it was released as some inquired whether the lyrics (“Thought I was done for, thought that love had died/But you came along, I swear you saved my life”) were insults intended towards the new couple’s respective exes, Miranda Lambert and Gavin Rossdale, but it’s a catchy song regardless. “When I Was A Little Girl” and “My Gift Is You” show off the pop diva’s happiness now that she’s found love (again) — there’s nothing merrier about that!

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Re-releases to look out for: Josh Groban Noël

Josh Groban’s new deluxe version of Noël features six new songs.

Blake Shelton Cheers, It’s Christmas Blake Shelton’s Cheers, It’s Christmas features three new songs from the country star.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominees for the 2018 class. In order to be nominated, artists and/or bands must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the induction year. Last year’s inductees included Pearl Jam and Tupac.

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Fans are encouraged to participate by voting for their favorite musicians at www.rockhall.com. Voting ends Alabama’s American Christmas is the on December 5th and the winners will be announced in band’s first holiday album since 1996’s December. The ceremony will be held April 14, 2018 in Christmas Vol. II., which gave fans the Cleveland, Ohio. hit “Christmas In Dixie,” which sees I recently came across Oasis: Supersonic and itself updated in the country newest album. “Sure Could was left impressed with the revelations that Use Some Christmas Around Here” and “First Christmas came out of the two-hour documentary. If Without Daddy” aren’t the typical perky themes you’d you were a fan of the band in the ‘90s, then associate with holiday spirit, but hey, that’s country. you most likely already know the infamous tales behind Liam and Noel Gallagher’s If you’re into rock: sibling rivalry, and this doc features video and audio proof that support those stories. But Cheap Trick what I found really fascinating, besides how the band came Christmas Christmas up with the name Oasis, was learning that due to their bad Cheap Trick has had a busy year: not only boy reputation, fans would throw things at them when they did they release their eighteenth studio performed in the hopes of seeing their anger in the flesh. album, We’re All Right!, but they also put If you are dreading encountering your sibling who you’ve out their first holiday album, Christmas been embroiled in a decade-long spat with this upcoming Christmas. The Rock And Roll Hall of Famers embrace their holiday season, watch this doc. It’ll prove that your family feud roots with covers of the Ramones’ “Merry Christmas (I Don’t could be WAY worse.

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Sia’s first holiday album, Everyday Is Christmas features ten original songs, including “Snowman,” “Candy Cane Lane,” and “Underneath The Christmas Lights.” Her colorful album cover sets the festive tone for the songs to follow, with Dance Mom’s Maddie Ziegler wearing a bright red and green curly-haired wig with a giant playful bow on top of her head. Some of this year’s nominees include Bon Jovi, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, The Cars, Judas Priest, Depeche Mode, LL Cool J, Dire Straits, MC 5, Moody Blues, If you’re into country: Eurythmics, J. Geils Band, The Zombies.

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rich cover of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” that CeeLo Green Want To Fight Tonight)” and Chuck Berry’s ‘Run Rudolph makes an appearance on. Her chilling version of “Hallelujah” Run.” Play this album while you get drunk off eggnog with shows why the soulful singer won America’s favorite talent your friends! show — because of THAT voice


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