Andrew Adam Newman

Freelancer, frequent contributor to The New York Times. andrewadamnewman[AT]gmail[DOT]com

More than 500 articles in The New York Times in numerous sections including Business, Style and Arts. Other outlets include New York magazine, Salon, Adweek and Studio 360. Previously served as editor for alternative newspapers in Pittsburgh, Maine and Boise.


Baby-Faced Men Opt for Beard Transplants
Thanks to better procedures with more natural-looking results, beard transplants are on the rise.
Women Who Dye Their (Armpit) Hair
The Internet is up to its armpits with women who dye their armpit hair, including Miley Cyrus, who displayed her pink underarms in a photo posted on Instagram.
Sometimes, Even Women Need a Smoothly Shaved Face
More women are face-shaving, and fears that it will turn them into Zach Galifianakis are unfounded.
Shoe Polish Worthy of Wall Street
About 30 men gathered at the Wall Street Humidor, a cigar shop. They had come to shine their shoes.
Looking for Cheaper Skin-Care Products? Borrow From the Men
A couple of decades ago, men were reduced to borrowing products from women, but now the shoe is on the other well-pumiced foot.
How to Pick A Shaving Brush
Shaving brushes are soaring in popularity, part of a broader resurgence in traditional shaving practices.
For Men, a Gluteus More Maximus
Why men increasingly are getting butt-enhancement surgery and wearing shapewear.

Advertising and Media

Ain't No Topping Us Now
The hottest trend within the fast-casual segment: build your own. The format was up 22 percent in sales in 2014, compared to 11 percent for made to order.
How Mad Men, by Looking Back, Changed the Future of Advertising
It made the industry sexier, but also made us question how far we'd come
With Ebola Scare, Hand Sanitizer Cleans Up
Sales of hand sanitizer surged during the Ebola scare, increasing about 56 percent in October 2014 over the previous year. And a hand-sanitizer billboard company soared.
More and More, Marketers Venture Into Bathroom Humor
Call it progress, or clutch your pearls. Bathroom humor that would have been rejected by network standards departments in earlier eras is now sailing through-and going viral.
Beauty Brand Creates Campaign to Combat Mental Illness
More Americans commit suicide than die of breast cancer, but corporate support for mental illness is decidedly scant.
For Banana Boat, Epic Battles Between Men and Sun
Banana Boat is introducing what it says is a first in the sun-care aisle, a men's line, and the commercials are no day at the beach.

Social Media

A Thumbs-Up Brings Favorite Artists to Life For Pandora Listeners
How Pandora listeners suddenly got a one-on-one concert.
Fruit of the Loom Sees Workers in Their Underwear
For LinkedIn members who change jobs, a change of underwear.
When Bloggers Don't Follow the Script, to ConAgra's Chagrin
A stunt to pass off frozen meals as restaurant cuisine backfires for a Con Agra brand.


Weight Watchers Serving Up Understanding to Those Who Eat Their Feelings
A celebrity-free departure for relating to the overweight.
Aiming to Reduce a Stigma, Depend's New Pitch Is 'Drop Your Pants'
Imagining a parade of of the pantless in incontinence products.
Hard-to-Watch Commercials to Make Quitting Smoking Easier
More effective than telling smokers that their habit shortens life expectancy: the risk of disfigurement.


Seder Fare for Pets That Keep Kosher
Why kosher pet food is not meshugas.
Meet the Rat Lady
A rat lover explains.
Room at the Inn for Fido, as Long as He's a Lap Dog
Many hotels that claim to be dog-friendly actually shun all but small breeds.


Laying the Lox on Thick, a Dating Site Focuses on Jewish Humor
Hoping to strike a chord, JDate also strikes a nerve.
A Guide to Embracing Life as a Single (Without the Resignation)
A singles site that skirts dating.

Books and Publishing

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