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Esquire October 2015

Esquire is a funny, informative, connected magazine that covers the interests of American men—all the interests of the American man: Politics, style, advice, women, health, eating and drinking, the most interesting people of our time. All that and it’s the most-honored monthly magazine in history.

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the cold open

SMASH TIME Everyone has their own take on the past. For F. Scott Fitzgerald you couldn’t repeat it. For William Faulkner it wasn’t even past. For Eduardo Galeano the time that was continues to tick inside the time that is. For Toni Morrison the past is there to be continually shaped. For Eugene O’Neill there was no present or future, only the past, happening over and over again, now. Until about six months ago, the past was my flip phone, the sort of machine guaranteed to get a laugh from just about anyone. I felt oddly smug about it. It was so uncool that it was almost cool. It was the sort of phone used by drug dealers in movies, snapped in two and thrown in an alleyway or flung off a…

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esquire.com

FIVE STORES THAT SPECIALIZE IN ONE-OF-AKIND OBJECTS FOR MEN Read about five stores that have done the hard work for you— traveling the world, remaking the classics—and stand apart from the usual brands, boutiques, and chain stores. TOTAL IMMERSION: YOUR PERSONAL SOUND ENVIRONMENT There’s a reason that car stereos became an essential feature a long time ago—and why smart artists make sure to check how their records sound inside a vehicle before they sign off on the final mix. Ironically, car stereo technology hasn’t changed that much since the early days of rock and roll. But with help from renowned sound system designers at HARMAN International, Revel* audio expertise has come to the auto experience. With available QuantumLogic® surround sound, Clari-Fi™ technology, and up to nineteen speakers, the 2016 Lincoln MKX is putting a…

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esquire classic

This issue contains multitudes. It is the 1,000th issue of Esquire. But it is also the first issue, from Autumn 1933, with Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, and Dashiell Hammett. And the 320th issue, from July 1960, with James Baldwin, Truman Capote, and Gay Talese. And the July 2001 issue, with Scott Raab on Don Zimmer and Michael Paterniti on Ferran Adrià. It is all these things because of something that we’re launching now, eighty-two years in: Esquire Classic, our living archive of every issue and article ever published from 1933 to today. It’s a new way of experiencing Esquire, and it’s quite literally all there. Every John Steinbeck and F. Scott Fitzgerald and Norman Mailer and Philip Roth and Tom Wolfe and Stephen King story, all gorgeously viewable in their original form—readable,…

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the eternal now

At (approximately) the same moment that this issue, our 1,000th, gets to you, we are launching a complete digital archive of Esquire. Every cover, every story, every photograph, every advertisement—all available (for five dollars) via your phone, your tablet, your desktop, or any other device. ¶ Because we’ve spent a good amount of time planning and executing both this issue and the archive, as well as figuring out how to connect the two, I’ve been thinking a lot about the past. I’ve been thinking about the fact that we live in a time in which the past has never been more present. When I first started exploring what we could do with this issue, I used a phrase—the Eternal Now— that I hoped would explain the potential of linking the…

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the encyclopedia of esquire

EVERYTHING THIS MAGAZINE has ever published lives on—the pages full of yakking and provocations and ads and embarrassing cartoons—though mostly in exile between the covers of old issues at yard sales. Open one and it’s 1966 or 1951 or 2013 all over again, full of life and noise and nonsense. But often also full of amazing stories and photos and personal essays and jaw-dropping reporting that seem as moving and enlightening and entertaining as anything just published. Even when the particular subjects at hand are long dead or irrelevant, the stories and pictures themselves stay alive, if only as windows on their time. So we’ve devoted this issue— in part—to that vividly present past, an alphabetical collection of subjects and stories and writers and obsessions that mattered once and often…

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arbus, diane

Norman Mailer once said—after Diane Arbus photographed him—that “giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child.” She detonated more than thirty of them in Esquire in the 1960s. This was the first magazine to publish her work—in July 1960, including the photograph above of the actor Andrew Ratoucheff—and also one of the last, her final photographs in our pages appearing only a month before she committed suicide with a razor blade in July 1971, at age forty-eight. Achievements, Dubious Helped give birth to the plague of modern irony. Their endlessly copied fake-headline-on-a-news-item format was invented by Robert Benton, Esquire’s art director, and David Newman, an editor, and first appeared in the January 1962 issue. (Benton and Newman went on to write…

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