Posts for Features

Nick Frost - Man of the Week
Oct 05, 2015
Man of the Week: Nick Frost Writes His Memoir
Nick Frost probably should have been a Man of the Week a long time ago, what with his sheer awesomeness and body of work. We’re featuring him this week because he’ll be releasing his memoir in a few days, aptly named Truths, Half Truths and Utter Bullshit. It looks like Bullshit is being replaced with Little White Lies at...
Charley Koontz: The Chubstr Interview
Oct 02, 2015
Charley Koontz’s Style Renaissance
Actor Charley Koontz is feelin’ himself. And rightly so; since 2011 he’s starred in two hit TV shows, CSI Cyber and Community, and now he’s the US ambassador for the Be Real body positivity campaign. After several years in the public eye, Charley has prioritized developing his personal style. He sat down with us during a recent fitting at...
Happy Birthday George R.R. Martin!
Sep 21, 2015
Man of the Week: Happy Birthday George R.R. Martin!
On Sunday, novelist and all-around amazing guy George R.R. Martin celebrated his 67th birthday. How did he spend his special day? Attending the Emmys, of course! Host Andy Samberg took a moment during the broadcast to wish him a happy birthday, and talk about how Martin attended the very first Emmy awards – as a...
Chubstr goes to the sumo meet
Sep 08, 2015
The Next Big Thing: Loving and Living Sumo
There’s an unexpected hot new professional sport to follow, where the champions aren’t chiseled, size matters, and athleticism defies appearances. Sumo wrestling’s growing popularity and presence in the United States is an exciting and affirming sport for men of size. No longer simply an air-filled goofy suit to dress up in at the fair, sumo...
Man of the Week: Nathaniel Rateliff
Aug 24, 2015
Man of the Week: Nathaniel Rateliff
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats released their soulful, energizing, self-titled debut, and if you caught them performing S.O.B. on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, you’ll understand why Mr. Rateliff is this week’s Man of the Week. A Missouri native, by way of Colorado, Rateliff got into music a little later than most, spending the early years of...
Why are brands ignoring plus size men?
Aug 20, 2015
Why Are Retailers Ignoring Plus Size Men?
Where are the plus size men’s clothing brands? It’s a problem that most people reading this have been aware of for a good portion of their lives, and now the rest of the world is discovering it: retailers are ignoring plus size men. I spoke with Toronto’s Globe and Mail about this very issue in an article that...
Kevin Owens WWE
Aug 17, 2015
Man of the Week: WWE Superstar Kevin Owens
A recent chorus of voices joining the body positive movement is resounding from a most unlikely of places: WWE fans, in support of rising Superstar Kevin Owens. At 6 feet tall and 266 pounds, Owens isn’t breaking any barriers with his stats. Nor is he the first fat guy in the game. But compared to the...
Cora Avillar of Vintageortacky
Aug 14, 2015
Chubstr Crush: Cora Alvillar of VintageOrTacky
Chubstr Crush features profiles of and conversations with women who inspire us. VintageOrTacky is a wildly popular makeup and plus-size fashion blog and YouTube channel hosted by Cora Alvillar. Cora gave us the scoop on making a career out of sharing makeup tips on the internet, what it means to be Vintage Or Tacky, and...
Stanley Adventure Cooler
Jul 20, 2015
Testing Out The Stanley Brand Adventure Cooler
It’s handy to have a go-to cooler you can grab and take with you on a trip to the beach, a campout, or walk through the woods. I took the Stanley Brand Adventure Cooler on a trip to Tryon Creek State Natural Area, a state park here in Portland to find out how well it’d...
We Tried Apple Music So You Don't Have To
Jul 08, 2015
We Tried Apple Music So You Don’t Have To
It’s been a little more than a week since Apple Music went live, offering a 3 month free trial to anyone interested in trying it out. Now that I’ve had a few days to fiddle with the service, I’ve got to say that there are a lot of things here to be proud of, and...