Issue: 19960801

Thursday, August 1, 1996
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Esquire
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Mercury: Mercury Tracer
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Mercury
MERCURY TRACER
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Tommy Hilfiger: Tommy Hilfiger Eyewear
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TOMMY HILFIGER
Tommy Hilfiger Eyewear
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Lucky Brand Dungarees
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LUCKY BRAND DUNGAREES
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Calvin Klein: Eternity
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Calvin Klein
ETERNITY
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Esquire
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Dolce & Gabbana
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DOLCE & GABBANA
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Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0007.xml
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Debeers Consolidated Mines, Ltd.
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DeBeers Consolidated Mines, Ltd.
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masthead
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Esquire
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Shangri-la
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SHANGRI-LA
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Giorgio Armani
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GIORGIO ARMANI
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The Sound & The Fury
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The Sound & the Fury
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Lynn Darling’s May cover story, “For Better and Worse,” prompted an extraordinary response from readers. A sampling follows. LYNN DARLING ILLUMINATES AN Experience most of us undergo with dim understanding. My friends and I were swept up by the force of Darling’s insight and finely honed writing, and we breathed sighs of recognition as she led us through nearly every nuance of marriage.
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Giorgio Armani
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GIORGIO ARMANI
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Backstage With Esquire
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Backstage with Esquire
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OVER THE YEARS, Norman Mailer has spent a lot of time thinking about the dynamics of political power, and at least once, in 1969, he tried to go out and get some himself. That was when Mailer and fellow writer Jimmy Breslin ran a pugnacious (if not quixotic) campaign in the New York Democratic mayoral primary.
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Giorgio Armani
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GIORGIO ARMANI
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Franchi Menotti
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FRANCHI MENOTTI
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Ivari
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IVARI
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Reality Check
BALLS
Was He Doctored in the House?
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Jeannette Walls
THOSE "NEUTER NEWT" bumper stickers may be unnecessary. According to Candace Gingrich, sister of the Speaker of the House, when Newt Gingrich married his second wife, Marianne, the couple decided early on that they wouldn’t have children, so Gingrich had a vasectomy.
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SAFETY
To Protect and Annoy
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DOES Bill AND Hillary Clinton's distrust of the Secret Service pose a threat to their security? The First Family has long complained about the intrusiveness of the Secret Service and has blamed the agents—whom some consider Republican loyalists—for such leaks as Hillary’s alleged lamp-throwing incident.
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CONVERSIONS
I Got You, L. Ron
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DON'T BE SURPRISED IF you see Representative Sonny Bono involved in a deep philosophical discussion with Tom Cruise or John Travolta sometime soon. The Republican congressman has come under scrutiny in some circles because of his ties to the Church of Scientology.
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Reality Check
DISCOVERIES
The Walking Aids Lab
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IN 1982, Jerry Green BECAME one of the first dozen or so known AIDS fatalities; doctors didn’t even have a name for the condition then, although some were naïvely calling it GRID—gay-related immune deficiency. Fourteen years later, researchers may have made a remarkable discovery: Green’s then-lover is the first man they’ve encountered who appears to be immune to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
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WOMEN’S PREROGATIVES
Support the Ear!
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NO WONDER FEMINISM has seen better days. On the cover of its May/June issue, Ms. magazine misspelled the word: FEMINISIM. Founding editor Gloria Steinem—who is now a consulting editor—took the typo with good humor. “Everybody was laughing about it,” she says.
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SPEED
La Donna Auto-mobile
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AS THE OLD SAYING goes, the opera ain't over till the fat lady gets the checkered flag. At least that's the way it may go if diva Kathleen Battle is any indication. Opera buffs were surprised to hear that the temperamental soprano had been taking lessons at the Skip Barber Racing School in Lakeville, Connecticut.
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BODY PARTS
And This Little Piggy...
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HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE a perfectly shaped bottom scorned. In 1994, Liar's Poker author Michael Lewis penned a “tribute” to his wife, onetime Blooming-dale's lingerie model Kate Bohner, who is now a reporter at Forbes magazine and a contributor to CNNfn’s Biz Buzz.
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Reality Check
SELF-IMAGE
Makeup By Kevyn Aucoin?
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Bob Dole WOULD LIKE to see more statesmanlike images of himself appearing in national publications, and he isn’t above doing a little hands-on PR work to make that happen. The GOP presidential nominee got on the phone recently with Time magazine’s picture editor, Michele Stephenson, and told her to use more pictures by P. F. Bentley, a photographer who has been shadowing Dole and his campaign.
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KILLER REVIEWS
Redrum, He Wrote
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WHEN IT COMES TO Stephen King, ABC HAS GOOD reason to be scared. With a six-hour miniseries based on The Shining premiering next year, the network does not want the novelist hacking it to pieces. After the 1980 film version, King said that director Stanley Kubrick “had no idea” what the book was about and that Jack Nicholson was miscast.
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Air France
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AIR FRANCE
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Esky
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A Man in a Hurry
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WILLIAM GEORGIADES
<p>“The first ten years are about being young, aggressive, and driving by the seat of your pants,” says Robby Gordon of the life of a race-car driver. “The next ten are about mellowing out a little, having more experience, understanding what’s going on with the car.”</p>
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Ralph Lauren: Chaps
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RALPH LAUREN
CHAPS
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ESKY
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The Big Page
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SAM PRATT
BIG EARFUL: A frantic war of miniaturization has raged ever since the earliest gourd-size cellular phones arrived on the scene. The latest bit of electronic one-upmanship comes from Motorola, whose pricey new StarTAC phone has swiftly become a status symbol at the nation’s muscle beaches and power-lunch spots.
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RESTAURANTS
100 Chefs A-cooking
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JOHN MARIANI
BILLING YOUR new restaurant as “the biggest in Europe” is something only Sir Terence Conran could make sound like an admirable boast. Having earned zillions selling furniture and kitchen gewgaws, His Lordship revolutionized the style and taste of London dining, first with the stylish Biben-dum in Brompton Cross, then with the three-hundred-seat Quaglino’s in St. James, and now with Mezzo (100 Wardour Street; 171-314-4000), a $7.5 million, seven-hundred-seat complex set on two titanic levels, with one hundred chefs working behind glass.
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Chrysler: Chrysler Cirrus Lxi
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CHRYSLER
Chrysler Cirrus LXi
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Next Up
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MICHAEL J. AGOVINO
What some of our favorite cultural figures are up to. Rick Moody: Writing a novel, Purple America, about euthanasia and nuclear physics; editing anthology of contemporary essays on the New Testament. “There are some inspiring things in there,” he says, “but the radical Right has seized control of the Bible as text.
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ESKY: Music
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Why Hate Hootie?
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MARK JACOBSON
<p>HOOTIE IS MAGIC, pure and simple. How else to account for the fact that the Blowfish's Cracked Rear View is one of the biggest sellers ever, yet you can’t find a single person who admits to liking the group? Indeed, a poll conducted by this reporter indicates that with the release of the new Fairweather Johnson, the Hootie hate index (as the band itself acknowledges) is alive and rising.</p>
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Northwest Airlines, Inc.
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Northwest Airlines, Inc.
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BOOKS
Kundera, You Barney!
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WILL BLYTHE
LIKE MOST EUROPEAN novelists most of the time, Milan Kundera is feeling a little dour, a bit out of sorts. No matter how effervescent and “French” (read: terminally abstracted) the style of his latest novel, Slowness (HarperCollins), a considerable unhappiness with the modern world bleeds through the comedy.
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Pop Icons Such as Elvis,
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Pop icons such as Elvis, Desi Arnaz, and Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham have inspired works for the concert hall and the operatic stage. Now composer Aaron Jay Kernis (born in 1960) is making irreverent use of popular elements in several of his works: String quartets suddenly burst into cries of “Dance party!” or pianists shouting, “Oh, baby!” try to cool their great balls of fire in the style of Jerry Lee Lewis.
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E. Rémy Martin & Co.: Remy Martin
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E. Rémy Martin & Co.
REMY MARTIN
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MOVIES
Runaway Train
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JOSH YOUNG
THE SIZZLE IS SUPposed to be gone by August, the summer blockbusters already determined, the public apathetic after a tidal wave of event movies, the studios planning for Christmas. In fact, the end of summer has become a time for interesting films, sort of a nationwide film festival for moviegoers who prefer to discover films rather than have them rammed down their throats.
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MOVIES
K. C. Sound
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MICHAEL J. AGOVINO
Ten, twenty years from now, when we look back to the jazz renaissance of the 1990s, the soundtrack to Kansas City may well stand out as its beacon. Robert Altman has thrown together a disparate group of (mostly) young lions, decked them out in some sharp getups, and—as with his actors—given them space to improvise.
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Greenwood Trust Company: the Private Issue Card
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Greenwood Trust Company
THE PRIVATE ISSUE CARD
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The Male Animal
THE STUFF OF SPORT
Bad Wraps
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MICHAEL VERDON
Shields are out, wraps are in. Following the curvature of the face, wraps give you a tighter fit and extra peripheral protection, and you won’t look like something out of an Ed Wood movie. While “sports specific” is the buzzword in shades, one good crossover pair is better than a shelfful of specs.
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The Male Animal: The Male Mind
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Secrets of a Political Animal
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MICHAEL SEGELL
<p>WHAT DOES THE CEO have that you don't? Who will win the presidential election? Are women really attracted to dangerous men? Scientists at the Laboratory of Clinical Studies in Poolesville, Maryland, are developing some insights into such questions.</p>
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The Male Animal
DIET
Protein Pushers
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TIMOTHY GOWER
WELL BEFORE the Redux weight-loss pill arrived in June, a diet revolution was already under way. To slim down, a stack of new books argue, you must eat more protein and cut back on complex carbohydrates. This formula was a hit in the 1960s and 1970s, when diet gurus such as Dr. Robert Atkins told waist watchers they could scarf down steak as long as they skipped the potatoes.
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APPEARANCES
Take Your Hair on the Road
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As attached to our hair as we may be—and vice versa, we hope—many of us find that even if we have hair management down to a science, something goes haywire when we stick our heads under unfamiliar faucets. Hard water can leave stubborn mineral residues that make one’s mane rise up, as untamable as a stand of virgin forest.
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THE ALTERED BODY
The New Retrofit
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COLIN BEAVAN
SIX PERCENT OF men who get a vasectomy eventually seek a reversal, called a vasovasostomy. Now comes good news for those who’d like to give fatherhood a second shot: a new method that restores sperm flow in 99 percent of men. The previous success rate was around 86 percent.
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The Male Animal
alt.therapies
Waiting to Inhale
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GENE STONE
REBIRTHING. IT has an ominous ring, suggesting dark rituals and cult indoctrinations. But actually, it's just another new-age healing experience, one in which a practitioner guides you through deep-breathing exercises, allowing you to gulp down hallucinogenic amounts of oxygen.
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The Male Animal
TREATMENTS
Cyber-analysis
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Is something bugging you? Now you have the option of hunching over your computer keyboard and pecking out what’s preying on your mind, then E-mailing it to a psychoanalyst instead of a psychic hot line. Yes, the august members of the Psychoanalytic Consulting Group in New York are offering analysis on the Internet An inquiry posted to analyst@interport.net sets in motion an online “interchange.”
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Time Warner Entertainment Co.
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Time Warner Entertainment Co.
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The Male Animal
GOOD BEHAVIOR
Snake Handling
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DOUG MARLETTE
<p>SHE'S SOOO GOODlooking. When I see her, my entire body gets hard.” The guy was smitten. “I’ve known her for a while, and she’s always been friendly,” he continued, “and now she’s no longer spoken for.” “Great,” I said. “So make your move.” His face darkened.</p>
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ACCESSORIES
Cool Colors
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SoKool’s splashy new foam-insulated nylon carriers sling over your shoulder or strap to your waist or back. They have removable plastic bottles in four sizes, from half a liter to two liters, and keep a chill for up to eight hours ($6 to $13).
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Chrysler Corporation: Cherokee Classic
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Chrysler Corporation
CHEROKEE CLASSIC
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THE SPORTING LIFE
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Barry Bonds for President!
He may not be the golden child, but there’s no shame in his game
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MIKE LUPICA
THE GOOD NEWS IS ALWAYS about Ken Griffey Jr., and the bad news is always about Albert Belle. And all of a sudden, Barry Bonds, who still might be pound for pound the best ballplayer in the world, has become just another guy in between. He has won three MVP awards—and really should have had four in a row—at a time when Griffey and Belle are still looking for their first.
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Cividini
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CIVIDINI
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B&W T Co.: Carlton
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B&W T Co.
Carlton
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B&W T Co.: Carlton
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B&W T Co.
Carlton
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MONEY TALKS
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Time of Troubles
How badly can an empire be mismanaged before it starts to come unglued?
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CHRISTOPHER BYRON
TIME WARNER'S ANNUAL SHARE-holders' meeting last spring wasn't exactly a love-in for Gerald Levin, the company's besieged chairman and CEO. The questions he fielded were nasty (“Are you going to resign?”), and his answers were curt, even rude (“No!”).
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Tequila: Cuervo 1800
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TEQUILA
Cuervo 1800
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Authentic Fitness Corporation: Gary Hall's Work Clothes
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AUTHENTIC FITNESS CORPORATION
Gary Hall's work clothes
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Advertisement: Just for Men
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Just For Men
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FEATURES
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Searching for Deliverance
Imagine a nation in which the Right and the Left unite to combat the unchecked power of corporate America and the craven accommodations of Bill Clinton’s Boutique Politics. That time could yet come, says the author, who finds Patrick J. Buchanan an authentic populist and a most unlikely soul mate in the pursuit of a radical new society.
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NORMAN MAILER
<p>PERHAPS IT CAN BE SAID that close to fifty years of the cold war had to go by before Patrick J. Buchanan and Norman Mailer could speak to each other through a long afternoon. </p>
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FEATURES
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Leary’s Last Trip
From on-line suicide to frozen brains: the final, freaky days.
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Douglas Rushkoff
THAT’S PROBABLY THE WORST PLACE TO leave those,” Timothy Leary barks at a beautiful young assistant. She clears a pile of videocassettes from the path of his oncoming electric wheelchair. He stops short. “What are they, anyway?” The purple-haired girl reads off the labels.
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Advertisement: Raw Vanilla
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RAW VANILLA
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Guess: Guess Footwear
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GUESS
GUESS FOOTWEAR
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FEATURES
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Women We Love
Is there anything more treacherous than loving a woman? Sometimes you love her too much. Sometimes not enough. And often she just doesn’t want to be loved—at least not by you. Of course, when you love an Elle Macpherson (right), it seems like a sure thing. On the other hand, if you’re brave enough to love a Sharon Stone or a Cher, well, you take your chances. Wish us luck.
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WOMEN we LOVE
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Liz Tilberis
The graceful warrior in the fashion trenches
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PAT RILEY
The fashion industry can be a very competitive business, downright cold and nasty. Liz does what she has to do to put out Harper's Bazaar each month, but instead of getting caught up in the negativity, she gets incredible results by being graciously competitive with class.
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WOMEN we LOVE
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Noa Ben Artzi-pelossof
Her grandfather knew best
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FRANK RICH
There were presidents, prime ministers, and royalty on Mount Herzl that November day, but in our grief only her words really registered. “Please excuse me for not wanting to talk about peace,” she began. “I want to talk about my grandfather.”
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WOMEN we LOVE
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Téa Leoni
Because sometimes comedy can be painful
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BEN STILLER
I am sitting on a bed in a strange house in carefree Arizona. It is about 10:00 P.M., and I am waiting to be slapped across the face by Téa Leoni. Again. And hard. It seems with each take of the scene we are shooting for Flirting with Disaster, the slaps are coming harder and harder.
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WOMEN we LOVE
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The Webmistresses
Grrrls just wanna be wired
[no value]
[no value]
R. U. SIRIUS
Once, the digital world was made up of boy nerds. And if they developed a reputation for being overweight and lacking in certain social graces, it was generally well deserved. Believe me. Way back in the early nineties, I used to go to the best geek parties.
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0069.xml
article
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74,75
WOMEN we LOVE
[no value]
Lisa Marie Presley
She’s found a new place to dwell
[no value]
[no value]
KINKY FRIEDMAN
The girl has her father’s eyes. I always thought they also looked a little like Anne Frank’s, back-lit with bright sparks of young hope flashing from the wheels of the dark, smoldering sidecar of destiny. But what do they see? No doubt they look back to August 16, 1977, the day Elvis stepped on a rainbow.
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0070.xml
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76
76,77
WOMEN we LOVE
[no value]
Cassandra Wilson
The diva of desire
[no value]
[no value]
STANLEY CROUCH
Cassandra Wilson is the sing ring hot mama of the moment, at least from the standpoint of rising popularity and actual talent. Not a proponent of today’s slut chic, Wilson, at her very best, achieves an artistic sensuality. Well, she got it from the getting place.
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0071.xml
article
76
76
WOMEN we LOVE
[no value]
The Headliners
Are CNN's anchors real or just a fantasy?
[no value]
[no value]
MARK LEYNER
They’re ubiquitously on—in every chancellery in every capital, in every airport gate and hospital waiting room, in every bar, in every tin shack and adobe hut in every nook and cranny of the globe. Lynne Russell, Bobbie Battista, Joie Chen, Judy Woodruff . . . the women of CNN.
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0072.xml
article
78
78,79
WOMEN we LOVE
[no value]
The Esquire Sampler
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0073.xml
article
80
80
WOMEN we LOVE
[no value]
Victoria Gotti
More than her father's daughter
[no value]
[no value]
JIMMY BRESLIN
She is a thirty-two-year-old mother of three elementary school boys who sits with pad and pen at one in the morning and writes for two clear hours. She wrote a highly useful book called Women and Mitral Valve Prolapse, which is a heart ailment she has.
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0074.xml
article
81
81
WOMEN we LOVE
[no value]
Lisa Kudrow
Dumb blond? Don’t be stupid
[no value]
[no value]
BILL MAHER
It used to be that dumbness in a woman was seen by the average guy as an asset—or at least that was the joke. The idea behind it was if she was dumb, you could trick her into bed faster. But as men got smarter (and isn’t that what feminism is all about—women just demanding that we get smarter?), we wanted brains in our women, too.
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0075.xml
article
82
82,83,84,85,86,87,88
HOLLYWOOD
[no value]
The Last Great Broad
That's no lady, that,s Sharon Stone
[no value]
[no value]
Bill Zehme
<p>There she stood, all aglimmer, as per her custom, in Don Rickles’s backyard on the night of the comedian’s seventieth birthday. Throaty, confident, she began her testimonial like this: “I remember the first time I slept with Don....” Even Sinatra laughed.</p>
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0076.xml
article
89
89
WOMEN we LOVE
[no value]
Camilla Parker-bowles
Seduced by the uncommon touch
[no value]
[no value]
WILL SELF
Oh, Camilla, Camilla, Camilla Parker-Bowles: Your name has such resonance, such plangency, unleashing as it does double-barrels of Englishness. I think of Parker pens and toilet bowls; and as for the Camilla, it calls to mind those very genteel Englishwomen who bear a close facial resemblance to ruminatory animals.
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0077.xml
article
89
89
WOMEN we LOVE
[no value]
Princess Diana
Go, Squidgy, go!
[no value]
[no value]
BRUCE JAY FRIEDMAN
It's true Princess Di's a little mannish. Actually, she's very mannish, and, who knows, she may even secretly be a guy. Get involved with her and it could easily lead to one of those nineties midlife gay things pioneered by Jann Wenner. But setting all that aside, and the bulimia— set that aside, too—where she finds the strength to get through a single day is beyond me.
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0078.xml
article
90
90,91
WOMEN we LOVE
[no value]
Cher
Bring her your poor, your tired, your hair extentions . . .
[no value]
[no value]
PAUL RUDNICK
The Statue of Liberty must be immediately replaced with the image of a far more alluringly American hostess: Cher. The Statue of Cher would have its ironwork coiffure radically restyled at least once per decade and its fifty-ton gown regularly rethought by Bob Mackie; occasional tucks and reboltings could occur as warranted.
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0079.xml
article
91
91
WOMEN we LOVE
[no value]
Angela Bassett
The showstopper
[no value]
[no value]
GEORGE C. WOLFE
The first time I saw Angela Bassett perform was in an off-off-Broadway hole-in-the-wall in the early eighties. A friend of mine had dragged me there to see yet another production of Jean Anouilh’s Antigone, and to this day I can recall the sensation of sitting in that cold, dark theater, watching Angela work.
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0080.xml
article
92
92,93
WOMEN we LOVE
[no value]
Gina Gershon
Who do you want watching your back?
[no value]
[no value]
MICHAEL ANGELI
When the end finally comes and women rule the planet, you're going to need a friend. A sister who survived the suck-it-up wasteland of manhood and came out on top. You'll want a strong pair of shoulders that you can get behind, an avenging angel who will keep the Tank Girls and Mary Dalys of this earth off your sorry Y-chromosome ass.
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0081.xml
article
92
92
WOMEN we LOVE
[no value]
Lorrie Moore: Stories That Make You Cry—until You Laugh
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
ETHAN CANIN
I read Lorrie Moore, and I think that here is human character distilled to its two sweetest reasons for being, humor and sadness, her incandescent intelligence zigzagging back and forth between them like a crackling charge on a wire. What is there to fall in love with in anyone but these two things, anyway, funny and sad, the one disarming the other?
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0082.xml
article
94
94,95,96,97,98,99,100,101,102
FEATURES
[no value]
Brain Surgery Made Easy
How something as small as an unexpected aneurysm on the anterior communicating artery can ruin your day, if you're not careful
[no value]
[no value]
JIMMY BRESLIN
<p>IT IS MORNING IN PHOENIX and the nurse walks in and I am awake. “How are you?” “I could use some coffee,” I said. “You can’t have anything,” she said. “Come on, I can have coffee,” I said. “You can’t have anything if you’re having surgery.” She handed me these long surgical stockings.</p>
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0083.xml
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103
103
[no value]
[no value]
Premium Cigars: Te-amo
[no value]
Premium Cigars
Te-Amo
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0084.xml
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104
104
[no value]
[no value]
Gucci
[no value]
GUCCI
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0085.xml
article
105
105
GENTLEMAN
[no value]
Style Central
Why Ron Herman/Fred Segal may be America's coolest store
[no value]
[no value]
Woody Hochswender
ON A GIVEN SUN-splashed afternoon, you might find David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc of Friends shopping for khakis and fitted shirts, Mick Jagger and someone from the Smashing Pumpkins browsing among the animal prints, stylists scoping out the stretch satins for the new Alanis Morissette video, or the usual improbably pretty young models sipping cappuccino and watching it all unfold.
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0086.xml
article
106
106,107,108,109,110,111
GENTLEMAN
[no value]
A Fine Romance
Fit has finally hit the overcoat. Leave it to the Italians to take their signature fine fabrics and create shapely coats with enduring style.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0087.xml
article
112
112,113,114,115,116,117
GENTLEMAN
[no value]
Master Class
This fall, Giorgio Armani continues to push the boundaries of modern men’s fashion, a category he practically created, with a major new store in New York and a powerful new take on his spare, masculine designs. Look for a leaner silhouette, a closer fit, and, of course, unparalleled ease.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0088.xml
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119
119
[no value]
[no value]
Seiko Corp.
[no value]
SEIKO Corp.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0089.xml
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127
127
[no value]
[no value]
Biotech Corporation: Shen Min
[no value]
BiOTECH CORPORATION
Shen Min
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0090.xml
sidebar
128
128
[no value]
[no value]
Credits
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
A Fine Romance, p. 106: Valentino Boutique coat ($614), turtleneck ($212), and trousers ($184) at British American House, New York. P. 107: Gianni Versace coat ($2,100) at Gianni Versace, Chicago. Cole Haan boots ($195) at Cole Haan select stores.
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0091.xml
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129
[no value]
[no value]
New Hair Institute
[no value]
NEW HAIR INSTITUTE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0092.xml
article
130
130,131,132
MR. PEEPERS, ESQ.
[no value]
Born-Again Virgin
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
JULIE BAUMGOLD
<p>ON THE DAY THE VIRGIN Megastore opened in Times Square, the TV press, the usual throbbing electronic cauliflower, had backed Richard Branson into a comer over by the classical music. Not for the first time, they were asking about the sexual-harassment suit he faced that day.</p>
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0093.xml
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130
130
[no value]
[no value]
Athena Institute
[no value]
Athena Institute
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0094.xml
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133
133
[no value]
[no value]
B&W T Co.: Kool
[no value]
B&W T Co.
KOOL
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0095.xml
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134
134
[no value]
[no value]
Calvin Klein
[no value]
Calvin Klein
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19960801_0126_002_0096.xml