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Let’s Talk About Sex. + Love. + Desire.
APRIL/MAY MOODBOARD • Inspiration for what’s a head.
the joy of politics
THE Best Damn Job in THE WoRld • You can eat like a king, if it doesn’t kill you first. After a decade of sublime meals, ESQUIRE’S FOOD & DRINKS EDITOR puts down his plate one last time.
eleven Dishes & one Cocktail • THAT I WON’T SOON FORGET
The Merry Prankster • ERIC ANDRE’s hidden-camera comedy is vile, shocking—and surprisingly sweet. He told us about his closest calls.
THE LEGACY OF PRINCE • Five years after his death, the PURPLE ONE’s influence lives on
Ernest who? • HEMINGWAY mythologized himself as the pinnacle of masculinity. Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s NEW DOCUMENTARY tells a different story
Dear Dad, please don’t be mad. I wrote about the furniture • SARAH RENSE on the increasingly common struggles of Divorced Dad Decor, and why it doesn’t have to be this way any longer
IN FOR A penny OUT BEFORE THE fall • WallStreet-Bets was brushed off as a bunch of trolls wreaking havoc on the stock market. For James, it was an opportunity for life-altering wealth.
the water’s just fine • Baths get a bad rap—but taking one is about MORE THAN JUST WASHING. Here’s how to SOAK IT up.
DEEP CUTS_ • The best sunglasses of 2021 are overlooked classics from decades past
HOT PANTS_ • No longer a Casual Friday punchline: Now’s the right moment to get into a great pair of chinos.
AN ODE TO THE KNOCKAROUND SHOE_ • High-end, long-haul footwear is great and all, but there’s no substitute for canvas kicks built for wearin’ and tearin’
RETRO FUTURISM_ • With the H08, Hermès brings old-school charm to an ultramodern timepiece
THE BRIGHT SIDE_ • Consider this spring a comingout party for your wildest, most vibrant clothing. Here are three ways to make some noise.
STAY THE COURSE IN STYLE
Al Fresco PARTY ANIMALS • Whether you and your pals are vaccinated or not, the party isn’t over. Or on Zoom. Turns out we’ve always known how to have a good time (safely) outside. Just channel the spirit of a tailgate. Here are a few easy ways to take a small gathering under the sky for some low-key, festive times that’ll have you seeing the bright side.
a little HELP?
FROM THE EDITORS OF Esquire
sex + other desire
WHAT will SEX FEEL LIKE on the OTHER SIDE? • A Cosmo and Esquire coproduction—in partnership with the Kinsey Institute—to figure out what the f*ck f*cking is going to look like when the pandemic finally ends.
WHAT’S a real man these DAYS? • In the past few years, Hollywood has recast the male Adonis as slim, bookish, and emotionally available. Some men aren’t happy about it. Where does that leave you?
LESSONS FROM THE most active man ON tinder
WHAT i’ve LEARNED: rita moreno • Triple threat (actor, singer, dancer), 89, Berkeley, CALIFORNIA
coming alive • I have sexsomnia, a sleep disorder that makes me initiate sex in my sleep. Before I learned from it, I feared it deeply.
mars & venus in QUARANTINE • It was the iconic marriage manual of our parents’ generation. What could it possibly have to teach us today?
CAN WE HAVE SOME TIME ALONE? • The fantasy life of a married father of two.
the end of my pandemic affair • Who wants to say that marriage and divorce can reveal that the way we love is often as much about circumstance as it is about choice? Not...