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August 16, 2008 |
L. Rust Hills, the former longtime fiction editor at Esquire who was known for publishing the work of the best American writers during his 30 years at the magazine, has died. He was 83. Hills, a resident of Key West, Fla., died of cardiac arrest Tuesday after collapsing during a visit to Belfast, Maine, said his wife of 34 years, author Joy Williams.
March 2, 2001
Esquire Communications Ltd., a Santa Ana court reporting service, said Thursday it has sold its professional staffing businesses to TMP Worldwide Inc. for $11 million. Esquire said in a news release that it turned over to its lenders all the proceeds from the sale of the assets of Esquire-Gregory Staffing Services and certain assets of Esquire Staffing Services.
December 18, 1986 |
Esquire magazine, which accomplished a remarkable turnaround in recent years, is expected to be sold within days to Hearst Corp., publishing industry sources said Wednesday. New York Woman magazine, Esquire's 4-year-old sister publication, is expected to be sold to American Express before the year's end.
August 12, 2004 |
Andre 3000 is the world's best-dressed man, according to Esquire magazine. "He's a complete individual," Nick Sullivan, Esquire's fashion director, said Tuesday. "But that's really the point." Andre 3000 is the usually-over-the-top-dressed half of hip-hop duo OutKast. Some of the 30-year-old's fashion outings include: a lime green jacket at the 2004 Grammy Awards, candy apple red fur for the VH1 Big in 2003 ceremony and a pink-on-pink ensemble for the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.
August 17, 1990
Esquire magazine has named Terry McDonell, 46, editor-in-chief. McDonell was most recently founder, president and editor of Smart, a men's magazine noted for its upscale, literary content. Smart had been financially troubled in recent months. Before Smart, McDonell was an assistant managing editor of Newsweek magazine, managing editor of Rolling Stone magazine and founding editor of Outside and Rocky Mountain magazines.
September 23, 1993 |
Confirming rumors that had circulated for about two weeks, the Hearst Corporation on Tuesday replaced Terry McDonell, the gruff, straight-shooting editor of Esquire magazine with Edward Kosner, editor and president of New York magazine. Hearst press releases did not explain the reasons for the shake-up, and neither D. Claeys Bahrenburg, president of Hearst Magazines, nor Alan Stiles, Esquire's publisher, would comment.
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March 30, 1996
In calling a full-page advertisement offensive, I do not mean that The Times ought not to have published it, nor do I actually disagree with its message. What I find offensive is the assumption onto themselves of a term of respect by three attorneys among the board of directors of Community Memorial Hospital. I quote from Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language as to the word "esquire": "an unofficial title of respect, having no precise significance, sometimes placed, especially in its abbreviated form, after a man's surname in written address."
August 5, 2004 |
Eminent Esquire, unbeatable since being claimed by trainer Paul Jones, will try for his fifth consecutive win in tonight's seventh race, a $12,850 allowance at 350 yards. Owned by Jones in partnership with Oscar Ramirez, Eminent Esquire, an Idaho-bred gelding, hasn't lost since March 12, when he was claimed for $3,200.
April 7, 1989 |
Harold Hayes, former editor of Esquire and California magazines, died Wednesday of a brain tumor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 62. It was Hayes, a contributor to numerous magazines and a figure in the "new journalism" school, who developed Esquire's "Dubious Achievements" feature--an outgrowth of his "The Worst of Everything" article that got him fired earlier from a small Atlanta, Ga., publication called Picture Week.
December 12, 1996 |
Guests filled Caroline's comedy club in midtown Manhattan the other night to learn the winners of Esquire's 35th annual Dubious Achievement Awards. Editor in Chief Edward Kosner reminded the uninitiated that the honors recognize "stupidity, stupidity, mendacity and general corruption." Dick Morris was named Man of the Year, and Roberto Alomar, the spitting second-baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, was Crybaby of the Year.