The Best of Esquire
10+ most popular Esquire articles, as voted by our community.
Style, Storytelling, Culture, Attitude. Est. 1933.
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The Costs of Becoming a Writer
After years of hard work and low pay, the risks I took to work in publishing are finally paying off. But now, I wonder about the price my family paid, and whether it was too steep.
Esquire on Books
Barack Obama Reading List: How the Former President Picks Book Recommendations
Does the president really read all those books? The answer might surprise you.
Chris Pine: 15 Books Everyone Should Read
We asked our March cover star, a serious reader, to select five book recommendations. He picked fifteen.
Esquire on Fashion
The Surprising History of the Air Jordan
To mark the release of Air, we count down 10 things you need to know about the iconic shoe
Seattle Is a Fashion Capital: The History of Its Grunge, Gorp, and Graffiti Scenes
It all comes down to the three Gs: grunge, gorp, and graffiti.
Esquire on Pain
Mike Conner: Pain and Survival
In 2013, a fire-sprinkler engineer fell five stories from the rafters of a church, shattered 108 bones, and almost died. Then began his battle to walk and live again.
Esquire on Politics
My God, Herschel Walker, What Have You Become?
Herschel Walker is a pioneer in American politics. But here in the Walker campaign's screaming, woofing Election Night ballroom, only one soul recalls what I can’t forget.
Esquire on Stoicism
Remember to Live
How an ancient wisdom helped me piece together my fractured life.
«a command to live fully, intentionally, and humbly. Nothing in life is permanent.»
Esquire on Transgender
Why I'm Getting Top Surgery and Saying Goodbye to My Chest
I never hated my chest. It’s a perfectly fine chest; a good one, and I’m fond of it, even. But it needs to go now, not because it is wrong, or something worth despising, but simply because it is…
Esquire on TV
Kieran Culkin on 'Succession,' His Siblings, Early Acting in 'Home Alone,' Fame, and the Roy Family
The 'Succession' star is feeling introspective as the HBO series that reignited his career comes to a close. On a long ferry ride, and over several rounds of drinks, he talks about where Roman ends…
'Everything Everywhere All At Once' Review
The directing duo, Daniels, turned down a Marvel offer to make their delightful new movie. We couldn't be happier.
Esquire on Ukraine
Ukraine's Secret Weapons: Dispatches From Volunteers and Foreign Fighters
A journey through the strange, semiprofessional world of volunteers and foreign fighters who, one year into Russia’s invasion, are risking everything to defeat the invaders.
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Author Isaac Fitzgerald on Never Having Kids and Showing Up as an Uncle
I'll never be a father. But when my friends and family members had children, I learned a new way of showing up for others.
80 Books Every Man Should Read
These books will change you and challenge you, but above all entertain you.
'Gone Girl' Legacy: How the Bestseller Changed the Psychological Thriller Market
Ten years after its publication, this literary sensation still casts a long shadow over the psychological thriller market. But does the novel hold up?
He's Not the Partner I'd Imagined for Myself. But He's My Best Friend.
In this life, if we're very lucky we get two families: There is the family we're born into. And then there is the family we find.
‘The Bear’ Creator Christopher Storer on Capturing Restaurant Culture and Trauma
Christopher Storer gives the backstory of the show of the summer—and what you might expect from Season Two.
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