Eli Winter

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The Tyranny of Buffness

My boyfriend expected me to be lean and muscular. But I couldn't live up to that standard, and neither can a lot of guys—and we shouldn't have to.<p>I didn't know I was skinny-fat until my Russian boyfriend told me so. Actually, I didn't even know that was a thing until he told me so.<p>I went to use the …

Body and Soul

They danced the rest of the night, the girl’s hands reaching up to rest on Dan’s shoulders, his fingers closing around her waist. As we walked home, …

Tim Hortons

The Wiz

The setting for this is Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. It is third period, Quantum Physics, the most difficult class in the school's math, science and computer magnet program. The class's mission is nothing less than trying to understand the forces that rule the universe, and to …

Scribes in the Time of Steroids

Last week, three dead men were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At a rain-delayed ceremony at Cooperstown’s Doubleday Field, a small crowd of diehards witnessed Deacon White (catcher), Jacob Ruppert (club owner who built Yankee Stadium), and Hank O’Day (umpire) get canonized in …

After the death of Jack Kevorkian, a new public face of American assisted suicide

Dust speckles shelves up on the third story. Wood floors creak. Walls and cabinets in the cramped office, tucked into a red-brick Baltimore rowhouse, channel a generation’s worth of sloganeering.<p>“We shall overcome Reagan”<p>“Nuclear Free Zone”<p>“Don’t buy war toys”<p>Lawrence Egbert comes here almost every …

The House That Thurman Munson Built

<i>Originally published in the September 1999 issue of</i> Esquire<i>.</i> <i>Reprinted here with the author’s permission.</i><p>I give you Thurman Munson in the eighth …

Upon This Rock

Rock music used to be a safe haven for degenerates and rebels. Until it found Jesus.<p>It is wrong to boast, but in the beginning, my plan was perfect.<p>I was assigned to cover the CrossOver Festival in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, three days of the top Christian bands and their backers at an isolated …

Who was Stella Walsh?

Everything went as planned — at least at first. In Los Angeles, Walsh, running under the name Stanislawa Walasiewicz (shortened from Walasiewczowna when her family first moved to the U.S. before adopting the Anglicized Walsh) won the gold medal in the 100-meter sprint handily, running the distance …

The Loser: The Most Honest Sports Story Ever Written

<i>Originally published in the March 1964 issue of</i> Esquire<i>.</i> <i>Reprinted here with the author's permission.</i><p>At the foot of a mountain in upstate New York, …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

How Much Does Culture Matter for P.T.S.D.?

In 1985, two British mountaineers, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, completed the first-ever ascent of the west face of Siula Grande, a twenty-one-thousand-foot peak in the Cordillera Huayhuash of the Peruvian Andes. During the difficult descent, Simpson took a fall and broke his leg. As the pair …

The Crash Reel: A Sports Movie About the Dangers of Sports

A new documentary about snowboarder Kevin Pearce has thrills and heroics, but forgoes the standard feel-good underdog story for a cautionary tale about head trauma in sports.<p>(Jean-Christophe Bott, AP/Keystone)<p>On the morning of December 31, 2009, things were going pretty well for pro snowboarder …

Food stamps put Rhode Island town on monthly boom-and-bust cycle

In Woonsocket, R.I., a third of the residents use SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, to pay for groceries. That means the businesses in the struggling town also rely on the program to survive.<p>In Woonsocket, R.I., a third of the residents use SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, to pay for …

In rural Tennessee, a new way to help hungry children: A bus turned bread truck

In parts of rural Tennessee, children depend on a free lunch program to offer what is for many of them the only reliable meal of the day.<p>In parts of rural Tennessee, children depend on a free lunch program to offer what is, for many of them, the only reliable meal of the day.<p>It was the first day of …

First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist

<i>Update: New Scientist reported Feb. 25, 2015, that Canavero will announce at a conference in June a project to make the first human head transplant possible by 2017.</i><p>Technical barriers to grafting one person’s head onto another person’s body can now be overcome, says Dr. Sergio Canavero, a member of …

Cleveland Clinic

100 Best First Lines from Novels

1. Call me Ishmael. —Herman Melville, <i>Moby-Dick</i> (1851)<p>2. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, …

As Tour De France Begins, Interview With A Defiant Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong hasn’t told “the whole story” yet. Ever since his long-awaited January confession with Oprah Winfrey, the <i>high priestess</i> of American …

Cycling

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God & Worshipper: A Rock-and-Roll Love Story, of Sorts

Stephen Wesley has three unconditional loves: John, Joy, and God, perhaps in that order of importance. God is God, Joy is his girlfriend, and John is …

Love Stories