Steven John

Steven John

Steven John is a writer and journalist living just outside New York City, by way of 12 years in Los Angeles, by way of growing up in D.C. (Also there was that stint in Boston.) He can occasionally be found climbing mountains, is sometimes spotted in a canoe, and is most often found home with his wife, son, and as of March 2018, daughter. His writing can be found spread across the web and his novels can be found here: www.StevenJohnBooks.com
Articles
Culture

How to Unfu*k Yourself: Unabashed Life Wisdom from Gary John Bishop

We all need to unfu*k ourselves. Sometimes we just need a little help.
Culture

The Real History of St. Patrick’s Day and Tips for Celebrating the Irish Way

Why do we drink on St. Patrick's Day? What's with the leprechauns? And was St. Patrick even real?
Culture

Cool Toys for Boys (that Dads Will Also Love to Play With)

These toys were carefully selected after a rigorous testing process involving a four-year-old boy.
Outdoors

Solar-Powered Backpacks Provide Off-the-Grid, On-the-Go Energy Solutions

How do you keep your all-important devices charged? Just let the sunshine provide all the voltage you need.
Culture

Where are the Most Stressed-Out, Drunk, and Overweight Places in the United States?

Which stats is the most stressed? Where will you find the largest concentration of obese Americans? Does your region hold records for booze consumption?
Living

Outdoor Spring Cleaning Tasks You Should Actually Complete

Along with all the pleasurable pastimes, warm weather encourages a certain sacred responsibility: spring cleaning.
Fashion & Style

How Filippo Loreti Offers Luxury Watches at a Surprisingly Affordable Price

To hear the folks from Filippo Loreti tell it, the brand's fine timepieces are worth a thousand dollars yet priced at only a few hundred.
Culture

Lower East and Upper West: A Photo Retrospective of Mid-Century Street Life in NYC

Explore a bygone NYC in the pages of Jonathan Brand's book of photography.
Travel

A Few Fine Things to Do in Munich

While there is much more to do in Munich, Germany, than drink beer and eat sausages, you're doing it wrong if you don't spend at least a decent portion of your visit drinking beer and eating sausages.
Outdoors

The First Non-Athlete to Receive the ISPO Cup is 93-Year Old Gert Boyle

Gert is a 93-year-old woman who stands about five feet tall and who has never set a record of any sort in any sport.
Food & Drink

Watch BridgePort Brewing Send an IPA into Space

Forget the SpaceX launch. BridgePort Brewing (from Portland, Oregon) just sent a bottle of its celebrated Original IPA into outer space.
Outdoors

Our Overwhelming 36-Hour Visit to ISPO, the World’s Largest Sports Trade Show

What is ISPO? Only the world's largest sporting goods and apparel trade show, which takes place annually in Munich, Germany. Here's a brief glimpse into the madness and beauty of the 2018 international expo.
Culture

The Not-So-Romantic History of Valentine’s Day

Who was St. Valentine? Why do celebrate V-day on February 14? What happened to that one Roman orgy holiday?
Culture

Greatest Super Bowl Commercials of All Time: A Brief and Biased Retrospective

These are a few of our favorite ads from Super Bowls past.
Living

What is Groundhog Day, Exactly?

Groundhog Day is the thrilling day when a .... rodent from the sciuridae family of marmots, um, apparently acts as a ... meteorologist.
Culture

Running in the Cold: How to Exercise Outdoors When It’s Frigid As Hell

It may be freezing outside, but that shouldn't interfere with your fitness routine.
Culture

A Winter Reading List for the Snowbound and Snowed-In

Winter lends itself to reading like no other season. We've rounded up some of our favorite fiction reads and non-fiction books to help you battle cabin fever.
Culture

This Book Will Change the Way You Look at Rain

In order for a book to be great, two elements are essential: good writing and an interesting subject. You'll find both in "Rain: A Natural and Cultural History."
Outdoors

Why You Need an Emergency Kit and the Basics of Assembling Your Own

When disaster strikes, an emergency kit can make the difference between a challenge and a catastrophe.
Outdoors

3 Packable Jackets That Every Serious Outdoorsman Should Own

These puffy, packable jackets are the perfect companions for long hiking and backpacking trips.
Outdoors

5 Exhilarating Hiking Movies to Inspire Your Next Trek

Stuck inside this winter? Hiking movies are the cure to cabin fever.
Outdoors

Tips for Safe Solo Winter Camping

In the stark beauty of the colder months, winter camping is a recipe for perfection: less crowds, snow-covered scenery, and quiet.
Food & Drink

Easy Homemade Energy Bars That Actually Taste Great

Here are three easy recipes that teach you how to make homemade energy bars that taste way better than the commercial brands.