Mr. Gotham’s Review: Lootcrate January 2017

Screenwriters know too well that in order to click with a hero or villain capable of reach international success and earning the love of millions of fans a good origin story is needed. Sometimes, on the other hand, a…

Mr Gotham’s Review: Lootcrate December 2016

¡Viva la Revolución! Tales of revolt against corrupt governments, rebellions that defy tyrannical regimes, cyber attacks into the deep, cold heart of alienated authoritarian societies and, in general terms, any attempt to subdue the current statu quo via resistance…

Revisited Classics: 9 Original Gifts for Men

‘Tis the time of the season to begin scratching your head to find the perfect gift for that gentleman in your life. Here, at New York For Beginners, we support the idea that classics never die. That is why…

Bookworm: Affordable Gifts for Readers

If you haven’t already, you should put a bookworm in your life. Readers are some of the easiest people in the world to gift, plus they (ahem, we) have the advantage that we like anything sold at Strands. Easy…

Epicure: A Gift Guide For Foodies

According to the definition proposed by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, an epicure is someone with sensitive and discriminating tastes, especially in food or wine. To me, an epicure is an old-fashioned foodie that appreciates having an excuse for a tasting…

Mr Gotham’s Review: Lootcrate November 2016

Few things are more fascinating, compelling or unknown than magic. Indispensable element in some of the biggest pop culture sagas, magic’s existence has always been a recurring fantasy with which humans have been dreaming since we learned to use…

Pour Un Homme De Caron Sport: An Olfactory Adventure

I have written about niche perfumes for nearly a decade, and I vividly remember two of my most rewarding moments in the profession: The first one happened a few years ago in Madrid, when I was lucky enough to…

Mr Gotham’s Review: Lootcrate October 2016

¿Are you one of those who enjoy being afraid? ¿Can’t you help but keep watching the goriest carnage in the whole movie while the rest of the theatre squeal in horror? If that’s the case, we are sure that…

Mr Gotham’s Review: Lootcrate September 2016

Do you feel the need for speed? Do you only find purpose to your life with your hands on the wheel, running with your hair in the wind or inside a jet’s cockpit? If that’s the case, well, it’s…

Mr Gotham’s Review: Lootcrate August 2016

Taking into account the crazy times we are living in, the age of heroes may have been completely outdated. In a world filled with gray areas, the ethic approach regarding classic conflicts between good guys and bad villains may…

Mr Gotham’s Review: Lootcrate July 2016

Welcome to the Day of Tomorrow! Ok, it’s still the present, but as you will see right away it brings itself a more than desirable future. Robotic heroes eager to get through the most difficult levels to stop the…

Mr Gotham’s Review: Loot Crate June 2016

If there’s something Hollywood has taught us, is that the future can be a really messed up place. Murderous robots, apocalyptic wastelands, cybernetic barbarism…not a very good perspective, is it? Ironically, a dystopian future may also be a hell…

Mr Gotham’s Review: Loot Crate May 2016

Do you think you’re worthy to contain the mighty items you will find in May’s Loot Crate? You better, because this month’s theme is no more, no less than…POWER! Omnipotent dragons, overpowered scientists, mad titans, wild orcs…damn, even the…

Mr Gotham’s Review: Lootcrate April 2016

Remember that moment in The Hobbit when Gandalf tells Bilbo that he’s looking for someone to share in an adventure? April’s Lootcrate tempt us with the same deal: a whole box full of mystery treks, paths of glory and…