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Grappling with Guns
The Last Great Insult • There is one four-letter word you can still hurl at someone that will sting. Deploy it frequently and ruthlessly.
TRIPPIE REDD HITS ALL THE NOTES • The Ohio MC helped bring SoundCloud rap to the top of the charts. Now he’s back with the final—and most chaotic—installment of his Love Letter mixtape series.
Remaking a Revolutionary • The fifth-generation Range Rover, the original prestige SUV, doubles down on the art of subtle luxury
STORIES THAT SINGE • Our world is stranger than fiction—but not George Saunders’s fiction. In Liberation Day, his first collection of short stories in nearly a decade, the Booker Prize–winning author of 11 previous books tees up nine genrebending tales of hell-themed amusement parks and brainwashed protesters for hire. In a world getting weirder every day, these stories are the medicine we need. Saunders sat down with Esquire to take us inside his creative process.
Fog Day Afternoon • After walking on misty beaches and communing with centuries-old forests, you’ll want a pint and a pasty at the Pelican Inn, California’s most Anglophile fever dream
Give It a SHOT! • From fancy bars to lively restaurants, 1.5-ounce glasses of booze have become the secret fuel for a post-pandemic nightlife bounce-back across America. But these aren’t the gooey-sweet collegiate concoctions of yore. Here’s your guide to the brave new world of shots.
MEET MIKE KRZYZEWSKI, RETIREE • Even without his whistle, it turns out that the greatest hoops coach of all time still likes to let you know who’s in charge
A Plush Jacket for the People • Velvet can seem off-puttingly fancy. But it’s the perfect fabric for fall.
Boots Built for Battle • The burly Desmond lace-up is steeped in functional style—and its fair share of military history
Boss Tweed • This fall, Ralph Lauren finds inspiration across the Atlantic for the new Polo Originals
Low-Key Luster • Looking for a subtle way to wear jewelry? Black rhodium is your new go-to.
SCENT OF A (WO)MAN • The divide between “cologne” and “perfume” is little more than a marketing trick. Now an explosion of genderless options is busting the binary.
MY NEW PERFECT SUIT • Our editor at large went hunting for a suit that’s a step up (or two) from what’s already in his closet. He got more than he expected.
It’s Not a Watch. It’s a Reminder. • Yes, it tells the time, but it’s really a way to keep hold of the good times
AM I A SUPERHERO TO MY SONS? • Raising kids in my hometown means that my past and present are always colliding—especially at the movies. I’d like to think my own story will have a heroic ending.
HERE LIES THE “PARTY OF LINCOLN” • The wing-nut branch of the Republican party is rapidly gaining control. What’s poor Mitch McConnell to do?
Read Me My Fking Rights • The Supreme Court’s overlooked, idiotic decision to un-require the Miranda warning actually weakens the Constitution
COMING HOME • THE UVALDE TRAGEDY SET ME DOWN A PATH—FROM MY WEST TEXAS HOMETOWN TO THE HAL-LOWED HALLS OF WASHINGTON, D.C., FROM POLITICAL OUTSIDER-CYNIC TO INSIDE BROKER ON GUN REFORM—THAT CHANGED ME FOR-EVER.
what i’ve learned
islanders • As a dying man faces his own mortality, his partner devises a plan to keep him alive—by COPYING HIS BRAIN INTO A COMPUTER PROGRAM. But the thought of SURVIVING AS AN AI proves more difficult to accept than death...