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A Living Legacy
POP a Cork WITH US! • We’re celebrating our 90th ANNIVERSARY. And at Esquire, we believe that every big occasion merits a party. Here, our best entertaining advice from nine decades of CHAMPAGNE AND CAVIAR.
BACK TO THE FUTURE: Esquire’s 1941 Old-Fashioned Formula
Are We Not Men? • Americans are extremely paranoid about masculinity. Trust us, we’ve been on that beat since 1933. Here’s a humble suggestion to help everyone get over it.
DON’T MEET YOUR HEROES, ESPECIALLY THE DEAD ONES • In 1933, Hemingway needed money. Esquire needed a writer. A boat brought them together. It’s a mostly true story that speaks volumes about the lives of men then and now.
A Kinder Cashmere • In its LORO capsule collection, Loro Piana transforms unsold sweaters into new works of luxury
Jersey Boy • My softball shirt has been there for dozens of games and a near bench-clearing brawl—and it’s still going strong
JIM CROW RETURNS • A century ago, they tore the progress of Reconstruction to shreds. They’re doing it again.
what i’ve learned
The Future Is Too Important to just wait for It
The Majesty of Telling great big stories • SHAWN LEVY, THE DIRECTOR OF FREE GUY AND DEADPOOL 3 AND THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF STRANGER THINGS, ON THE POWER OF POPCORN FLICKS
THE MAKING OF BARRY KEOGHAN • HE’S ALREADY CONSIDERED ONE OF THE BEST ACTORS OF HIS GENERATION. BUT NOT MUCH ABOUT HIS PAST WOULD MAKE YOU SAY, “MOVIE STAR.” NAH, LADS. HE HAD TO CREATE THAT ALL BY HIMSELF.
Gaming’s final frontier? It’s Already Here. • THE REVOLUTIONARY NEW ROLE-PLAYING GAME STARFIELD IS THE CLOSEST YOU’LL EVER GET TO THE THRILL OF REAL SPACE EXPLORATION
Persons OF INFLUENCE • Social-media creators come and go—often quickly. But these three influencers are proving they have lasting appeal to go with their massive global audiences.
The End of the World as he writes it • IN HIS GRIPPING, MAXIMALIST FICTION, NANA KWAME ADJEI-BRENYAH HAS CREATED A NEW PARADIGM FOR DYSTOPIAN SATIRE—AND ANNOUNCED HIMSELF AS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING LITERARY TALENTS OF HIS GENERATION
In Praise of feuds • THE LITERARY WORLD HAS BECOME TOO DAMN NICE. BRING BACK RIVALRIES!
MUSEUM OF Home Video • YOUR NEW FAVORITE ONLINE SHOW
Shelf life • With watches, it pays to take the long view. The mechanical timepieces you see here are standouts in 2023. But if you care for them properly, they’ll still be ticking—and looking damn good doing it—decades from now.
ESQUIRE ENDORSES • PRESENTING 42 LIFE HACKS, PASSIONS, AND PERSONAL PHILOSOPHIES THAT MAKE US HAPPY—AND THAT, WE HUMBLY SUBMIT, MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
MAGIC MAN • POST MALONE HAS MORE TEN-MILLION-SELLING SINGLES THAN ANYONE ELSE. AND EVERYBODY IN AMERICA SEEMS TO LOVE THE GUY. HOW THE HELL DID HE PULL THAT OFF?
A pop maestro Without Borders • THE SINGER-SONGWRITER DANIEL ELLSWORTH IS AS VERSATILE AS HE IS PROLIFIC
ATTACK OF THE NEW INDIE Filmmakers • The future of cinema may belong to a vanguard of writer/directors telling big stories with little money
What Will Maxwell Frost do next? • THE FIRST GEN Z CONGRESSMAN THINKS WE’RE ASKING THE WRONG QUESTION
Women’s Sports Are smashing it! • BY EVERY METRIC—ATTENDANCE, TV VIEWERSHIP, INVESTMENT—INTEREST IS SOARING. THERE’S NO TURNING BACK FROM HERE.
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