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Massachusetts governor fields question from “false-flag” conspiracist

<b>Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (AP/Elise Amendola)</b><p>The dust has barely settled on the Boston Marathon bombings, but the truthers are already out in full force<p>Jacob Sugarman<p>April 16, 2013 1:39am (UTC)<p>On Monday afternoon, media entity and professional truther Alex Jones postulated that the Boston …

A Marathon Like No Other: The Ultimate Call To Courage

Two of my friends ran in this years Boston marathon. Only one got to finish. I can only imagine the myriad of emotions they and the thousands of other runners and spectators who were affected directly by the blasts must have felt<p><i>Horror. Disbelief. Fear. Relief. Anger. Disappointment. Grief. Shock.</i> …

Nick Tosches: The ESQ&A

The writer talks about his new book, fear, Moby-Dick, opium, booze, and the weather<p><i>Published in the January 2013 issue</i><p>Nick Tosches has written two of the essential biographies for men: <i>Dino,</i> about Dean Martin, and <i>The Devil and Sonny Liston.</i> A poet and novelist, he is one of America's greatest living …

The Itinerant Artist

A profile.<p><b>Sure, he hasn't had his eggs yet,</b> but it's got to be said: James Franco looks a little ragged along the seams at 8:45 in the morning. Unshaven. Inky at his edges and out of sorts. The brown T-shirt hangs on his shoulders like the wind blew it there. He's catfooted and somehow goofy of …

The Complete Robert Downey Jr.

We just let the man talk. And no one can talk like this man.<p>Well, most of it. The rest is in our May issue. For the cover story, we just let the man talk. And no one can talk like this man.

Tina Fey, Make Us Laugh

Tina Fey talked comedy with Esquire's A.J. Jacobs on the set of 30 Rock. The show recently returned from its strike-induced hiatus. You can also see Fey this month alongside Amy Poehler in the surrogate-mother film Baby Mama.<p><b>AJJ:</b> I listened to Alec Baldwin's commentary on the <i>30 Rock</i> DVD. I liked …

Bill Clinton, Then and Now: The Esquire Interview

In a sprawling discussion of his past and our common future, the former president compares his administration's early years with Obama's and talks about what he believes — in health care and next year's midterms — is about to happen<p><b>In his most extensive interview</b> since Barack Obama took office, …

Daniel Craig Is a Movie Star From England. Any Questions?

The cowboy in Cowboys & Aliens is hard to get to know. Even if you witnessed the encounter our writer had with him in London, you'd be left wondering about a few things. We imagined what those things might be.<p><i>Published in the August 2011 issue</i><p><b>So, where is this?</b><p>It is a room. Though you wouldn't call …

Vertigo

At sea with Javier Bardem<p><i>From the October issue of Esquire</i><p><b>Javier Bardem is listening</b> to a doctor explain proprioception, the cosmic process that allows us to know, among other things, the location of our feet in space. He is listening to the doctor while they're on a sailboat that has tipped nearly …

Just Another Day at the Ponies with Clive Owen

At a racetrack in Paris, a writer gave a movie star $1,600 of his own money — not Esquire's money. His. It seemed like a good way to find out about a man, letting him bet with your cash. It was. It wasn't a great way to win, though.PLUS: Get More Celebrity Interviews<p><b>The horse has a hard-on.</b> A big, …

Matt Damon: The Celebrity Shall Save You

He wants to rescue the third world with a smile, a bulk e-mail list, and a wad of cash. Are you rolling your eyes yet?<p><b>The videographer is scrambling.</b> He missed the shot. It's not his fault, really. The moment was spontaneous, unexpected. That was the whole point. But those moments are, by their …

Vince Vaughn: The Biggest Man in the Room

He's also usually the funniest and best liked. So what's he so afraid of?<p><b>Vince Vaughn looks a lot like Vince Vaughn, only bigger.</b><p>He's tall enough to have to duck through doorways, as he just did, and wide enough to spend a lot of time walking sideways through tight spaces, like this steakhouse. He …

Ray Kelly: The ESQ+A

The NYPD commissioner talks about frisking and Haiti and the 9/11 Memorial and his gun<p><i>Published in the March 2012 issue</i><p><i>This interview was conducted on December 15, 2011.</i><p><i>Lunch on the 44th floor of the Hearst Tower, 23 floors above the Esquire offices, in New York City.</i><p><b>RAY KELLY</b> [<i>looking at recording</i> …

Tom Colicchio: The ESQ+A

A conversation with the restaurateur and Top Chef judge about boxing, gambling, fame, rib eyes, and the Heimlich maneuver. Also: fritters.<p><i>Published in the May 2011 issue</i><p><i>Late lunch at Lincoln, a restaurant in Lincoln Center, on Manhattan's Upper West Side.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> <i>The staff knows who you are?</i><p><b>TOM</b> …

Jon Hamm's True Hollywood Story

Because of the man he plays on TV, people make all kinds of crazy assumptions about him. But his "real life" is more unbelievable than you'd ever imagine.<p><i>Published in the March 2012 issue, with a special fold-out cover — like so.</i><p><b>Little-known fact:</b> Jon Hamm owns four eagles. They sit on separate …

Sarah Silverman: The ESQ+A

The actress and comic talks about her new movie and her nude scene and "female comics" and Joan Rivers and the evolution of her act<p><i>Published in the August 2012 issue</i><p><i>Monday lunch at Peels restaurant, East Village of Manhattan.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> I see you're still brave enough to wear a hoodie, even in …

Jonah Hill: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about Moneyball (out September 23), losing weight, directing, and having to make a very, very big decision<p><i>Lunch, 1:00 p.m., the restaurant at the Bowery Hotel, New York.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> How much time do you have?<p><b>JONAH HILL:</b> I flew here to talk to you. We could go to the zoo. Anything you …

Chris Rock: The ESQ+A

A conversation about LeBron, Obama, the Tea Party, the Oscars, Eddie Murphy, his new play, and fear<p><i>Originally published in the March 2011 issue</i><p><i>Nick & Toni's Café, Upper West Side, lunch, December 3, 2010.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> <i>Is that your iPad?</i><p><b>CHRIS ROCK:</b> Why would you go anyplace without your iPad? This is …

The 9:10 to Crazyland

We find out what happens when George Clooney Googles George Clooney. And when A.J. Jacobs shows him 2 Girls 1 Cup.<p><b>He is in the backseat of a dark SUV</b> -- coffee in hand, dressed in black, hair sharply parted -- and is, for the first time in his life, reading his own Wikipedia entry.<p>George Timothy …

The Hard Luck and Beautiful Life of Liam Neeson

Actor, ass-kicker, widower, philosophizer, big man, funny man, capable drinker of pinot noir: may we introduce to you, the man you've known for all these years<p><i>Originally published in the March issue</i><p><b>Liam Neeson and I</b> last spoke a week before I wrote this sentence. At that time, I asked him what he …

Bill Murray: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about inaccessibility and freedom, commitment and fatherhood. And Wes Anderson. And citrus fruit.<p><i>Published in the June/July 2012 issue</i><p><i>Friday, early evening in the basement of Murray's house in Charleston, South Carolina. Raab got into town around noon.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> Your name came up …

Free at Last: The Robert Redford Story

He's always been obsessed with the American way of winning and losing, the blessing also being the curse. It's the subject of much of his career and the substance of much of his life. PLUS: The Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Photos of Redford from 1959<p><i>Published in the April 2013 issue</i><p><b>The war is over,</b> …