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'Lenny Kravitz Wearing a Giant Denim Poncho' Is the 'New Lenny Kravitz Wearing a Giant Scarf'

Meme this.<p>Lenny Kravitz is one of the coolest motherfuckers on the planet. How do I know this? Well, one, I've seen the guy. That should be enough for anyone. But if you need further proof of his inherent coolness, consider the fact that his name is <i>Leonard Albert Kravitz</i> and that has somehow not …

Lenny Kravitz

Missouri Governor and Alleged Felon Eric Greitens Gave a Speech. At a Prayer Breakfast. For Cops.

Wednesday was a weird day.<p>WASHINGTON – It is an odd day in the nation’s capital that begins with the president of France’s kicking the ass of the current president* of the United States all over the chamber of the House of Representatives, and ends with said president* tweeting out his thanks to …

Eric Greitens

10 Must-See Movies Expiring From Netflix in May 2018

Watch Goodfellas now before it's whacked from the streaming service.<p>While the summer blockbuster season is about to get going in a huge way—we're talking <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> and the forthcoming <i>Deadpool 2</i> and <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story—</i>there's still some good stuff to catch from the comfort of your …

Entertainment

We Know Where This Can Go

The parallels between Trump's campaign rhetoric, his travel ban, and the darkest parts of our country's history are clear. The Supreme Court should take that seriously.<p>WASHINGTON – One day long ago, when she was in high school, Karen Korematsu was doing that half-listening thing you do in high …

Muslim Ban

Tabasco Is Selling Champagne Bottles of Special Hot Sauce to Celebrate 150 Years

Those eggs aren't going to season themselves.<p>This Sunday's brunch prospects are looking up, courtesy of Tabasco's newest release: a Diamond Reserve Red Sauce to celebrate its 150th year of making damn good hot sauce.<p>This special edition sauce is made from tabasco peppers grown on Avery Island in …

Selling

The Most Stylish Menswear Move Right Now? Taking It Easy.

How to wear the new, looser look—with a little help from artist Richard Haines.<p>Menswear moves like an off-kilter pendulum: Sometimes it goes forward, sometimes back—but it never returns to quite the same place. This means that the tourniquet-tight suit that used to mark you as a man of the moment …

Men's Fashion

This is Trump's Washington, Where Corruption and Misbehavior Are a Constant Fog

'All the Best People' will never not be hilarious.<p>WASHINGTON – A foggy dawn broke on Wednesday on an increasingly foggy place. There was too much going on—and that’s not even counting that weird encounter between the president* and Emmanuel Macron, which probably is best left to Jane Goodall to …

Donald Trump

Lordy, James Comey Served Up Some Cheesy-As-Hell Cocktails at His Book Party

Shockingly, none were called "Pee Tape."<p>James Comey is enjoying the hell out of the limelight. Since he released his memoir and took to publicly trashing Donald Trump, everyone seems to have forgotten about how abysmally he handled Hillary Clinton's emails before the 2016 election. That's …

Donald Trump

Not Just for Drunk Uncles: The Aloha Shirt Is Back

And seriously stylish.<p>The tropical shirt is a summer staple, and right now is the time to get one in your closet. Sure, it's beloved by drunk uncles and questionably dressed tourists, but don't let their cargo shorts and water shoes scare you. An aloha shirt is one of the coolest shirts you can …

Men's Fashion

The Simpsons Voice Actor Hank Azaria Says He's 'Willing To Step Aside' From Apu

Fans are applauding his response to the controversy.<p>In the months after Hari Kondabolu's documentary <i>The Problem With Apu</i>, which outlined how <i>The Simpsons</i> character perpetuates South Asian stereotypes, there was no response from the show's producers about how they'd move forward with the …

TV

If I Had to Choose One Bag to Eat Forever, I'd Choose Cape Cod's Russet Potato Chips

They're the closest thing to homemade chips I've ever had.<p><i>Welcome to Drunk on Chips. I'm a potato lover whose potato-loving father always kept our snack cabinet stocked with a carefully curated collection of chips. Here, I give you an honest review of a specific bag.</i><p>The Setup<p>I've been staring at …

James Beard

The Upgraded Backpack for Grown-Ass Men

Time for something a little more mature.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>For some guys, the thought of wearing a backpack conjures up images of schoolyards, lockers, and homework. Don't be one of …

Men's Fashion

A Lifetime Gig Should Never Belong to Someone Like This

Kyle Duncan is bughouse on the subject of LGBT people. Now he's a judge.<p>WASHINGTON – While most people down here spent time wondering whether Scott Pruitt was off redesigning EPA headquarters as the Taj Mahal, or whether our classy president* had caught French president* Emmanuel Macron with the …

LGBTQI

Prince Harry Is Hitting the Gym and Eating Right for the Royal Wedding

He reportedly quit smoking and cut down on drinking.<p>Prince Harry's got a big day ahead of him. In less than a month, he's going to stand up in front of 600 people (but not the Obamas), plus millions more watching him intently though their screens, and declare his love and devotion for Meghan …

Prince Harry

Do You Really Know Where Your Clothes Are From?

Scandinavian brand Asket wants to make sure you do.<p>You probably don't know where the shirt you're wearing right now was made. Sure, there's a tag that says "Made in China." Or maybe "America," or "Portugal," or "Italy." It's the same sort of tag you'll find in your suit, jeans—pretty much …

Clothing

The Supreme Court Is Heartily Sick of This Case

The topic of gerrymandering had the justices affecting a similar mood: “Christamighty, isn’t this fish dead yet?”<p>WASHINGTON – Once again came the state of Texas before the Supreme Court, arguing over the validity and good faith with which its state legislature drew up its redistricting maps. It is …

Right To Vote

It'd Be a National Disgrace If Ed Sheeran Plays the Royal Wedding Instead of Elton John

Here's who is playing (and who's rumored to perform) at the biggest party of the year.<p>You are cordially invited to the biggest media carnival of the year. That's right, those two crazy kids, Prince Henry of Wales and <i>Suits</i> star Meghan Markle, are getting hitched on May 19. There will be strange …

Royal Weddings

Jeffrey Wright Makes Sense of Bernard's Timelines in Westworld Season Two

The star explains the show's multiple timelines and clues in Season Two.<p>Minutes into the Season Two premiere, audiences are already experiencing <i>Westworld</i>'s multiple timelines. There's a flashback to Dolores and Bernard discussing the nature of reality, followed by Bernard waking up on a shore after …

TV Series

Hell Yeah, You Want to Watch Guy Fieri Drive Around in a Giant Shopping Cart

Mayor of Flavortown? More like King of the Road.<p>Have you seen this? Have you heard about this?<p>Guy Fieri, first of his name, is the guest on an upcoming episode of <i>Jay Leno's Garage</i>, a show about full-denim outfits. In this teaser, the Mayor of Flavortown shows off the jewel of any man's car …

Jay Leno

Pulitzer Prize Winner Andrew Sean Greer Shares How He Wrote an Award-Winning Novel

The author of Less reveals his secret: "The nervous breakdown happened before I wrote the book, which made the writing much easier."<p>With his tremendous fifth novel, Andrew Sean Greer has landed the big fish. Last week, Greer was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for <i>Less</i>, an unforgettable comic …

Books

Dark Lord of Fashion Rick Owens Is Getting Crunchy

His Birkenstock collab sounds strange—but it completely works.<p>One surefire way to generate fashion buzz right now? Find some unassuming footwear, ask a designer with scads of cultural cachet to “reinvent” it, then sit back and watch the Instagram likes roll in. On the surface, Rick Owens’s …

Owens

Leonardo DiCaprio and Quentin Tarantino Described Their New Movie as 'Closest to Pulp Fiction'

The dream duo made a surprise appearance at CinemaCon to discuss Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.<p>The details are scarce about Quentin Tarantino's upcoming new movie <i>Once Upon a Time in Hollywood</i>. We know it has an all-star cast that includes Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio as aging Hollywood western …

Pulp Fiction

Land of the Stars

The Bay Area is now home to more three-Michelin-starred restaurants than any other region in America. How? As Jeff Gordinier found out after eating 13 Michelin stars in four days: through risk, innovation, and lots of Silicon Valley money.<p><i>This air,</i><p>you say, <i>feels as if it hasn’t touched land</i><p><i>for a</i> …

San Francisco

Rand Paul Is a Sheep in Sheep's Clothing

His act at Mike Pompeo's confirmation hearing is a classic example of overthought Beltway strategery.<p>There is a kind of odd, and apparently endless, fascination with Rand Paul, the junior senator from Kentucky, which manifests itself on those occasions when Senator Aqua Buddha behaves like every …

Republicans

Kevin James's New Stand-Up Might Explain Why Erinn Hayes Left Kevin Can Wait

This dude really hates people with food allergies.<p>A number of things immediately stuck out to me when I sat down to watch Kevin James's new stand-up special, which debuted on Netflix today. First, I couldn't find it. There was no new stand-up special dated 2018 listed when I searched his name on …

Native Americans

Hubble Just Blew Our Minds Yet Again with These New Photos of a Nebula

Feeling small yet?<p>After 28 years in space, you'd think the Hubble Telescope would have exhausted its ability to completely blindside us with stunning photographs. And then <i>bam</i>, you get this picture.<p>Hubble hitched a ride into space aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990. Now, every …

Cosmology

Tom Hardy's Venom Finally Appears in the Latest Trailer

This looks wild.<p>So far there have been a handful of <i>Venom</i> teaser trailers, yet still no sign of the actual titular comic book anti-hero. Today that wait is over, as the latest full trailer shows a brief glimpse of Venom in all their glory.<p>The trailer outlines Eddie Brock's origin story as Venom. The …

Construction

Wait, Is Kate Middleton a Sneakerhead?

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Hype.<p>Kate Middleton is an angel. She must be, for there is no other explanation for how a human woman can have:<p>1. Perfect hair. All the time! Always! Even in the wind, the rain, and probably while she's taking a shower in glitter water.<p>2. The ability to wear heels hours …

Shoes

The Gringa Will Be the Best Taco You Ever Eat

You cannot beat braised meat and melty cheese on a flour tortilla.<p>"It's pretty much the best taco... <i>ever</i>, to be honest with you," Chef Victor Albisu tells me of the Gringa, a Mexico City taco stand staple where braised meat is seared on the plancha and topped with melty cheese for a crispy, gooey, …

James Beard

Alden Ehrenreich Will Return as Han Solo After Solo

The actor tells Esquire he's signed up for more movies.<p>Though there'd been rumors throughout the recent months, it still hadn't been confirmed whether or not Alden Ehrenreich would be returning to play the iconic character Han Solo after the upcoming stand-alone <i>Star Wars</i> movie next month.<p>In an …

Movies