September 18, 2009 |
His approval ratings may be tanking in Pennsylvania, but Gov. Rendell is top-of-the-charts in the eyes of Esquire. The magazine has included Rendell in its "World's 75 Best People" list. He joins actors Matt Damon and Robert Duvall, Bill and Hillary Clinton, investor Warren Buffett, and cartoon character Lisa Simpson. Here's how Esquire described its criteria: "There are many more do-gooders, but these particular men and women - because of their talent, achievements, virtue, and two other essential qualifications (having to do with puppies and drinking)
January 12, 1988 |
We all know the "which one does not belong" test. You're shown four items and asked to choose which is anomalous - for instance, a cow, a sheep, a dog and an MX missile. Now, take a test from the current Esquire. The cover announced: "Free! Special Commemorative Bimbo Poster Inside!" The women portrayed by look-alikes were Jessica Hahn, Fawn Hall, Tammy Faye Bakker and Donna Rice. Which one does not belong? Strictly speaking, two of them don't. Tammy Faye Bakker may look the part, but we know nothing about her to suggest that she's a "woman of easy morals.
September 19, 1997 |
Byko's Birthday book SATURDAY: Eagles quarterback Bobby Hoying backs up 25. SUNDAY: WOGL-FM DJ Christy Springfield spins 39; Channel 10's Meg Grant reports 42; comic actor Henry Gibson laughs at 62; writer/producer Marta Kauffman is closeted at 41; Philly state Sen. Tina Tartaglione votes 37. Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey is all not pleased with his profile in the current issue of Esquire magazine. What's not to like? The implication that he's gay, apparently. Spacey, best known for creepy star turns in "The Usual Suspects" and TV's "Wiseguy," is featured in the upcoming film "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
June 12, 2007 |
Today, you can buy a brand new novella - in full! - by horror shoveler Stephen King in the pages - 23, to be exact - of Esquire. Titled "The Gingerbread Girl," the tale is about Emily, a woman grieving the death of her baby, who notices that her neighbor brings home an awful lot of women - who never return home. Esquire has a long tradition of publishing fiction by a host of hepcats including Truman Capote and Norman Mailer . Is the decision to go with King a step down from those illustrious artists?
August 30, 1992 |
Watch out for the new new wave. In the September issue of Esquire - the one with Robert Redford's leathery, sun-burnished mug staring pensively from the cover - screenwriter L.M. Kit Carson has come up with a gimmicky but nonetheless noteworthy roster of rising film-biz stars - directors, writers, actors and producers. These are folks, says Carson in his intro, who come out of the same new independent tradition as the Coen Brothers, Steven Soderbergh, Gus Van Sant, Spike Lee and John Turturro, and who form "a kind of shadow studio system.
January 25, 2016
* THE X-FILES. 10 p.m. Sunday, Fox 29. Moves to 8 p.m. Mondays beginning the following night. The show's six-episode reboot gets a post-football launch as a cable TV conspiracy theorist (Joel McHale) brings together Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) to look into something. It's not a great episode, but it sets up the somewhat better one that's airing Monday. * BEOWULF. 10 p.m. Saturday, Esquire. Esquire imports another British drama, this one based on the Old English epic poem.
March 3, 1994 |
Gentlemen, re-start your engines. Unlock your doors, unbolt your windows, unstrap those steel jocks and quit looking over your shoulders. Lorena's gotten rewired and Esquire magazine says there's something going on that you're going to find very interesting - something called "Do Me" feminism. According to its February issue, young women are no longer obsessing about rape and harassment and abortion rights. Instead, they've embraced a feminism that's not man-hating or castrating but proudly pro-sexual.
October 24, 1996 |
She's Allegra Coleman, the drop-dead gorgeous, midriff-baring, blond bombshell on the cover of this month's Esquire, the aspiring actress shown playing with Hollywood hotshots. Trouble is, nobody seems to have heard of her. There's good reason - Allegra Coleman is actually Ali Larter, 20, of Cherry Hill, an aspiring actress who answered a casting call in New York for a spoof on celebrity journalism. "They shot me for the cover, but the story came before me," said Larter, who's touted on the Esquire cover as "Hollywood's Next Dream Girl.
August 26, 1986 |
About three years ago, against my good judgment, I took on a monthly sports column for Esquire magazine. It was against my judgment because I did not like Phillip Moffitt, who owns the magazine, and I did not like the magazine's editor. And I wasn't too crazy about the magazine itself. Esquire, of course, has been a lot of different magazines in the last 50 years. Once, under a man named Arnold Gingrich, it was the best magazine to write for in America, and the best magazine to read.
January 28, 1994 |
Put down that phone. Right now. You weren't able to look away, were you? The sight of superwaif Kate Moss, poster child for the Feed the Waifs campaign, reached out to you from the pages of the January Esquire and you were compelled to do something. "For just 39 cents a day, less than the cost of a cup of coffee, you can keep this girl, and other supermodels just like her, alive," promised the ad. "When you help sponsor a supermodel, you'll be providing essentials like warm miso soup and tuna carpaccio, a spare SoHo loft and some truly spectacular clothing . . . Feed Kate Moss.