August 20, 1993 |
Author: Introduction by Woody Hochswender; edited by Kim Johnson Gross. Info: Rizzoli New York, 1993. $18.95 hardcover. 111 pages. With black-and-white and color illustrations by Laurence Fellows, Leslie Saalburg and Robert Goodman. Esquire was the first true fashion (not trade) magazine for men, and for its first years--from 1933 through the '40s--it became as much trendsetter as recorder.
November 25, 1993 |
Mainstream men's magazines have long lived in a state of uneasy ambivalence. Their core content has leaned to hard-drinkin', lady-killin', dog-lovin', bon mot -babbling, gentlemanly hetero-masculinity. But then there are those ads and fashion spreads, with male models who sometimes seem just a bit too handsome, too tasteful in their accessories, too, well . . . It was probably enough to send some men scrambling to the sanctuary of Guns & Ammo. Times, however, have changed.
December 1, 1988 |
Bruce Springsteen fans who don't mind getting their hackles up should check out the current issue of Esquire, wherein cover boy Bruce gets utterly trashed in one of the most mean-spirited assaults this side of Albert Goldman. Writer John Lombardi's core argument is that Springsteen is a phony for singing about hard-pressed people living on society's fringes when he never has been there himself.
October 5, 2012 |
Annual "best of" lists are made for arguing, but even given that, this year's restaurant round-up from longtime Esquire writer John Mariani contains at least one major “huh?” item. First, the good news: three Southern California spots were included on the best new restaurant list: Vic Casanova's Gusto , Josef Centeno's Baco Mercat and Bernhard Mairinger's BierBeisl . Restaurant of the year went to Atlanta's the Optimist , restaurateur of the year was Gabriel Stulman, from Perla, in New York City , and Drew Nieporent (Montrachet, the various Nobus, Tribeca , Corton)
February 15, 2013 |
Ashton Kutcher is living a double life, or so his latest profile in Esquire magazine would have us believe. On one hand, he's an actor who's taken goofy, likable-guy kinds of roles and parlayed them into a career and, on the other, he's a tech-geek, venture capitalist who's trying to change the world. And if there's one thing we learned from this lengthy story , it's that he loves to work, despite his description as "dumb-actor savant" by Esquire's Tom Chiarella. Kutcher has come a long way since his role on "That '70s Show.
December 30, 2011 |
New Year's Eve in Southern California has it all. Whether you want to ring in 2012 partying with 10,000 of your closest friends, sharing an intimate dinner with someone special, meditating for personal growth, or honking party horns with the kids, we have found an event for you: Big parties Together as One The gargantuan shindig moves from the L.A. Coliseum and takes on an all-star lineup of entertainment, including Diplo, Chromeo, Duck...
October 7, 2013 |
Well, clutch your pearls, Bluebell-ians, Jaime King is a mama! The "Hart of Dixie" actress and director-husband Kyle Newman welcomed their first child, a baby boy, over the weekend, announcing the big news on Instagram and Twitter. "Nice to meet you! #FATHER #IMADAD #BABYTIME @jaime_king is doing amazing! The most incredible feeling," Newman wrote Sunday, posting a picture of his child's small hand wrapped around dad's finger. PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom "So happy to welcome our son James Knight Newman to the world!
March 20, 1992 |
Not much has gone right for the British edition of Esquire magazine since its launch last year: Bursting onto the newsstands with all the hoopla that a big promo budget could muster--and a cover line that boasted "Special Collector's Edition"--it failed to ignite. Press critics and advertising executives complained that the men's monthly was unfocused, uninspired and, for a magazine that promised to reflect its new surroundings, un-British.
September 26, 2013 |
Honeycut, a new bar opening next weekend behind the O Hotel on Flower Street, will match two distinct night-life experiences into a 3,000-square-foot basement. The first is a classic craft cocktail bar and the second is "an energy-driven room affectionately referred to as the 'Disco,'" says David Kaplan, whose Death & Co. bar in New York won the award for World's Best Cocktail Menu at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans in 2010. Night-life heavy hitters Cedd Moses and Eric Needleman of 213 Ventures (they were behind Las Perlas, the Varnish, Seven Grand, to name just a few)
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October 10, 2005 |
Robert Hanson, the last surviving member of the storied Memphis Belle B-17 bomber crew, which was the first to fly 25 bombing missions in Europe during World War II, has died. He was 85. Hanson, the radio operator of the famed aircraft, died Oct. 1 in Albuquerque of congestive heart failure. The exploits of the B-17 were detailed in a 1944 documentary "The Memphis Belle," made by William Wyler. Its final mission was recalled in a fictionalized 1990 feature film "Memphis Belle."