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Revenge of the Humans • In a sign of the apocalypse, robots choose our music for us. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
The New King of Booze • Agave-based spirits are closing in on vodka as the best-selling liquor in the U.S. It’s time to give tequila its due.
The Hardest-Working Man in Comedy • Ten years ago, Chris Estrada was putting in long hours in warehouses, then driving to clubs all over L. A. nearly every night, honing his stand-up. Now he’s got a show on Hulu that just started its second season. How did he know when to quit his day job? Well, it’s a funny story.
Good Jeans • After 150 years, the iconic Levi’s 501 is still your go-to denim
Still Fresh to Death • Fifty years after the creation of hip-hop, its style remains as vital—and influential—as ever
SHIP SHAPE • TAG Heuer’s revival of the Skipperrera brings back a cult-favorite timepiece inspired by yacht racing
HOW WE DRESS NOW • SIX AMERICAN MEN WITH AUTHENTIC STYLE
It’s More Than a Jacket, It’s a Conversation • Ouigi Theodore, founder of the preppy-meets-street brand the Brooklyn Circus, explains how his signature varsity jacket speaks to American history—and his own
The 40 Best Grooming Products for Men • All the stuff to slick, slather, smooth, and spray on your head, hair, and body
BEWARE THE WRATH OF THE BUTTER COW • With the Democrats shunning an Iowa tradition, the two parties appear to be running for president of entirely different countries. Is one of them tempting fate?
THE ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST • Looking for an escape, I became obsessed with restoring the natural ecosystem in my yard. Then a neighbor’s tree came crashing down—and kicked off a new battle.
NOW WE GOT TO WORRY ABOUT AI COPS? • Police departments are rushing headlong into machine learning. That’s going to spell even more trouble for Black and brown Americans.
on the hunt • AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON has spent years dodging the spotlight while dazzling in character roles. With Kraven the Hunter, the British actor is seizing his action-hero moment—and showing he’s ready to be a leading man. Rumor has it that a martini and a license to kill may be waiting for him.
ESQUIRE FICTION • A young woman has gone missing in a small town. All that remains of her are an abandoned bike, a forgotten earring, and some surly classmates who don’t want to talk. Then the mystery deepens.
THE GRAVITY OF JOHN BOYEGA • HOW DO YOU RESET YOUR CAREER AFTER LEAVING THE STAR WARS MACHINE? TAKE LOTS AND LOTS OF BIG SWINGS.
cosmic couture • Dior Men’s latest collection reaches across space and time
Questlove • DRUMMER, DJ, PRODUCER, AUTHOR, DIRECTOR; 52; NEW YORK CITY
WHATEVER SUITS YOU • Tailoring isn’t just back—it’s bold, brazen, and badass
persecution IN THE NAME of THE LORD • Publicly funded Christian colleges and universities across the U.S. have long exploited a LEGAL LOOPHOLE to control and discriminate against LGBTQ+ students with impunity—inflicting financial pain and emotional trauma in the process. Now there’s a new battle brewing over this warped version of religious freedom.
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