Issue: 19981001

Thursday, October 1, 1998
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Articles
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Esquire
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0001.xml
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0_2,0_3,0_4,1
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Ralph Lauren
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Ralph Lauren
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0002.xml
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2
2,3
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Prada
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PRADA
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0003.xml
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4
4,5
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0004.xml
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6
6,7
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Dockers Khakis: Flat Front
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DOCKERS KHAKIS
flat front
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0005.xml
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8
8,9
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Bill Blass
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BILL BLASS
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0006.xml
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10
10,11
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Kodak: Kodak Elite 200
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KODAK
KODAK ELITE 200
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0007.xml
tableOfContents
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12,18
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Esquire
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0008.xml
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13
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Giorgio Armani: Acqua Di Giò
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GIORGIO ARMANI
ACQUA DI GIÒ
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0009.xml
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14,15
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Ermenegildo Zegna
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Ermenegildo Zegna
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0010.xml
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16
16,17
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John Dewar & Sons Company: Dewar’s
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John Dewar & Sons Company
Dewar’s
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0011.xml
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19
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Bose: Lifestyle
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BOSE
Lifestyle
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0012.xml
masthead
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20
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Esquire
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0013.xml
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20
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Hearst Communications, Inc.: Titanic Desk Lamp
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Hearst Communications, Inc.
TITANIC DESK LAMP
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0014.xml
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21
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Time Warner Entertainment Company
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Time Warner Entertainment Company
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0015.xml
article
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The Sound & The Fury
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The Sound and the Fury
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The cover story in Esquire’s annual Women We Love issue (August) featured an ode to the fair Helen Hunt, whose beauty inspired no wars or wooden horses or anything, just a whole bunch of fan letters. In that same issue, we ran the results of a poll asking men what they desire when it comes to creatures female and illustrated the information with a painting (America’s Most Wanted Woman”).
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0016.xml
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Dolce & Gabbana
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DOLCE & GABBANA
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0017.xml
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24,25
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Savane: Savane Deep Dye Pants
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SAVANE
SAVANE DEEP DYE PANTS
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0018.xml
article
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contributors
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Contributors
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“The coming global economic crisis is something I’ve been thinking about for a long time now,” says Walter Russell Mead, a senior fellow for U. S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. This month’s cover story “was an opportunity for me to finally bring some things together—mainly, a lot of international travel and observation.”
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0019.xml
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Giorgio Armani
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GIORGIO ARMANI
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0020.xml
article
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editor's letter
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So, We're a Little Anxious
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David Granger
It’s a long way down. You don’t know how far or exactly where the drop-off is, but you can just feel the economic precipice out there, pulling at us. Maybe it’s only nerves. Maybe it’s just the time of the year. The last time there was a cataclysmic drop in the stock market (23 percent) was eleven years ago this month.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0021.xml
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Tod's
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TOD'S
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0022.xml
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0023.xml
article
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esky
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Esky
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“Tonight, biological weapons,” the blond television lady coos. “We show you the nightmare terrorist scenarios.” Eyes wide, we snuggle under our covers, shivering at the apocalyptic possibilities of tonight’s bedtime nightmare scenario.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0024.xml
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32,33
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BMW Motorcycles
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BMW Motorcycles
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0025.xml
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Gucci
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GUCCI
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0026.xml
article
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Man at His Best
ES Q&A
Now That’s Scary
NOT ONLY IS HE NOT DEAD, THIS VETERAN ACTOR HAS ENOUGH ENERGY FOR HOOPS, THE HUSTINGS, HALLOWEEN, AND A CHAT WITH ESQUIRE
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The Green Party of New York State needed a ringer nominee for governor. Someone who would draw the fifty thousand votes required to ensure that the party remains on the ballot for four more years. Someone with passion and charisma. Someone with fangs and a long black cape who sleeps during the day and can turn into a bat at any moment?
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0027.xml
article
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Man at His Best
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It’s a Wrapped...
. . . GIFT, BABE. HOLLYWOOD'S NEWEST PRESENT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO DO LUNCH.
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Rene Chun
In Hollywood, it's known simply as "the gift." As in, "Shane wasn't a total putz about sharing screenwriting credit—send over the gift." The gift is always nice but not overly extravagant. It's the ideal token of appreciation, suitable for practically any industry occasion: everything from Oscar nominations to agents' birthdays.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0028.xml
article
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Man at His Best
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So Funny You Could Cry
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Ken Kurson
With an MTV deal in place and a Web site buzzing, The Onion is the hot new comedy genius on the block. But it's still the gray and inky newspaper parody, begun ten years ago by a pair of college friends, that makes The Onion the most consistently hilarious spot on the flogged dead horse of American comedy.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0029.xml
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37,37A,37B,37C
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0030.xml
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37D
37D
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Bose Corporation: Bose Wave Radio
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Bose Corporation
BOSE WAVE RADIO
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0031.xml
article
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Man at His Best
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A Bat Colony, Texas-style
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Patrick Beach
Forget the Alamo, Big Bend, Dealey Plaza, and the Third Coast. It's October, and that means Halloween, spook time. Actually, in Austin, every night it's spook time, given the million and a half bats that live under the Congress Avenue bridge downtown.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0032.xml
article
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Man at His Best
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The Endorsement: Duct Tape
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Ted Allen
In a twinkling, I have patched radiator hoses and upholstery and rusty quarter panels on the '75 Datsun that Jeff never should have sold me, the son of a bitch—the selfsame jalopy to which I secured a piece of plastic after a window was smashed to seize my stereo—and I've sealed a hole in my Boy Scout tent.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0033.xml
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39
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Philip Morris Inc.: Marlboro
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Philip Morris Inc.
Marlboro
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0034.xml
article
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Man at His Best
MATERIAL MAN
Keeping Time
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0035.xml
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41,41A
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Calvin Klein: Contradiction
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Calvin Klein
Contradiction
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0036.xml
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41B
41B
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National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations
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National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0037.xml
article
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Man at His Best
LISTENING
Lyle Lovett
OF MOTORCYCLES AND A NEW RECORD
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Christopher Berend
We know Lyle Lovett. We know Lyle Lovett as the crooner of offbeat country-music love ballads, as the funny-haired sometime actor with the cool squint and the crooked mouth, as a Grammy-award winner, and as the former husband of you-know-who.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0038.xml
article
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Man at His Best
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Esquire Recommends
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David S. Ware, Go See the world Gist: Avant-garde tenor saxophonist goes major label (signed by Branford Marsalis at Columbia), keeps his integrity. Sounds like: Screeching, clashing, ecstatic. "The way We Were" like Barbra never imagined.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0039.xml
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43
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Rémy Amérique, Inc.: Rémy Martin
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Rémy Amérique, Inc.
RÉMY MARTIN
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0040.xml
article
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Man at His Best
DRIVING
In 1998, It's 2002
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Phil Patton
The numerology was accidental, but, like members of some mystic lodge, they repeated the four digits not just on their vanity plates but in phone numbers, PINS, and passwords. And thirty years after the car debuted and with the eponymous year itself approaching, partisans of the BMW 2002 have grown more intense.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0041.xml
article
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44
Man at His Best
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Hazmat to Aisle Nine
A STORE THAT SELLS GROCERIES OF QUESTIONABLE TASTE
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Where do you shop when you're nibbling at the bottom of the food chain? Canned Foods Grocery Outlets operates "closeout" supermarkets in eight western states, peddling products that have failed to capture the hearts and wallets of mainstream shoppers.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0042.xml
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0043.xml
article
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Man at His Best
READING
Roth Bites Back
HE SHOULD WIN A PRIZE FOR EVENING IT UP WITH CLAIRE BLOOM
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Scott Raab
What a putz. I mean, had Alfred Nobel established an award for schmuckery, Philip Roth would’ve retired the medal by now, could've drunk and fucked his gift to death like Mailer or moved with Updike into the juiceless serenity of Goyische Hollow, instead of spending his golden years pressing prose into diamond, endlessly sentence polishing, ever more masterly and infuriating, even—hell, especially—now, in his stubborn, petty dotage.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0044.xml
article
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46
Man at His Best
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The October Shelf
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Adrienne Miller
Biographies can be so depressing, since they all lead to the same inevitable conclusion. Great lives are constructed along the same pattern of prodigious promise, early success, et cetera, eventual disappointment, et cetera, decline, death.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0045.xml
article
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Man at His Best
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Lorrie Moore's Laughter in the Dark
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David Eggers
Should one be allowed to have one-liners in stories about babies with cancer? Can one make light of the plight of an aging, gay blind man? For some reason, this sort of thing—making jokes in the midst of pathos—is still legal, and there is a lunatic named Lorrie Moore running around Wisconsin doing it.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0046.xml
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Advertisement: Punch
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Punch
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0047.xml
article
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Man at His Best
DRINKING
Schmeckt Gut!
AND LESS FILLING. AN ANTIDOTE TO WHAT'S ALEING YOU.
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Richard Nalley
"Among beer snobs, lager is a bastard child," says Ray Deter, coproprietor of the Manhattan beer-lover's bar d.b.a. "But the more I learn, the more I think a great lager can be more satisfying in many ways and more subtle than some of these heavy-duty ales."
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0048.xml
article
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48
Man at His Best
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A Triumphant Wiener
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Yeun Littlefield
So we're relaxing in our lawn chairs, drinking lager and grilling out, because that's what any Sheboyganite worth his weight in bratwurst does on a sunny early-fall day. We're all natives of the bratwurst capital, except Mike, the interloper accountant from Jersey who's book smart but brat stupid.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0049.xml
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49
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Rockport
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Rockport
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0050.xml
article
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50
Man at His Best
WOMEN WE LOVE
Three Women, One Peek
SHERYL LEE, SHERILYN FENN, AND LARA FLYNN BOYLE FINALLY LEAVE DAVID LYNCH'S WORLD. ALMOST.
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Ted Allen
So you figure if you take the girls of Twin Peaks, lovely lasses that they are, and get them together for the first time in seven years and serve them cherry pie and dress them all pretty and arrange them in what looks to be the woodsy Northwest, you're going to get a hot picture.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0051.xml
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51
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Rockport
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Rockport
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0052.xml
article
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52
Man at His Best
LESSONS
What I Learned From Big Bird
REFLECTIONS UPON SESAME STREET IN ITS THIRTIETH-ANNIVERSARY YEAR
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Noah wyle
You never turn down the opportunity to work with a legend like Carroll Spinney. He has entertained audiences from more than 140 countries, daily, for the last quarter of this century. His face has graced the cover of Time magazine. He and his coworkers have earned seventy-one Emmys.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0053.xml
sidebar
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52
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More Adult Fare
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Daniel Voll
Saul Williams, a deadlocked dervish of words, is the Bob Marley of American poets. He's long been a star in the spoken-word scene in New York, and now his portrayal of an imprisoned street poet is the fierce, vulnerable heart of Slam, a daring new film.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0054.xml
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53
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The Gambrinus Company: Negra Modelo
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The Gambrinus Company
NEGRA MODELO
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0055.xml
article
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54,56,59,61
SPORTS
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Mike Alstott's Head
It’s a fine, handsome thing. Let’s hope his chosen career—pro football—doesn’t render it useless.
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Charles P. Pierce
<p>THE HEAD of an ordinary person consists of a brain, a skull, hair, ears, some facial features, and, in the abstract, some thoughts, feel ings, memories, and ideas. That is quite enough for auto mechanics and for bus drivers, for stock clerks and for secretaries of agriculture.</p>
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0056.xml
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55
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Advertisements
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Philip Morris Inc.
EBONY & IVORY
Philip Morris Inc.
BENSON & HEDGES
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0057.xml
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57
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0058.xml
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58
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0059.xml
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59
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Renaissance
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RENAISSANCE
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0060.xml
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60
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Renaissance
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RENAISSANCE
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0061.xml
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61
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Renaissance Hotels & Resorts
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Renaissance Hotels & Resorts
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0062.xml
article
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62,64
the culture
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Bill Pullman's Face
Handsome, soft, and wary of what’s to come—a Gary Cooper for the dog end of the American century
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Greil Marcus
<p>SOMETIMES you can tell what country you're living in by the face you're looking at. In his movies that count, Bill Pullman's face is pushed down, as if by a weight he's suddenly realized he’s carrying. He seems to be squinting, sighting some prize on the horizon.</p>
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0063.xml
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63
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Brown-forman Beverages Worldwide: Canadianmist
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Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide
canadianmist
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0064.xml
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65
65
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Lincoln: Lincoln Navigator
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Lincoln
Lincoln Navigator
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0065.xml
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66
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0066.xml
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67
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Ussb
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USSB
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0067.xml
article
68
68,71,72
the screen
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Evil Genius
Returning to the big screen: the greatest opening shot in movie history
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David Thomson
AN OMINOUS chord bumps us out of the dark, and we see a pair of hands holding some kind of homemade bomb—sticks of dynamite and a kitchen timer. The hands adjust the timer, and the figure moves aside while in the middle distance a man and a woman, laughing, relaxing, come out of a building.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0068.xml
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69
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Valentino
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VALENTINO
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0069.xml
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70
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Woolmark
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WOOLMARK
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0070.xml
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71
71
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Macallan-glenlivet P.l.c.: the Macallan
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Macallan-Glenlivet P.L.C.
THE MACALLAN
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0071.xml
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73
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Bloomingdale’s
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Bloomingdale’s
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0072.xml
article
74
74,76
dreamland
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Two Guys Named Todd
They aren’t related, have nothing in common, and are entirely different. Except they’ve directed the two freshest and most exciting movies of the fall.
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Mim Udovitch
BOTH TODD SOLONDZ and Todd Haynes went to Ivy League schools (respectively, Yale and Brown); at, respectively, thirty-eight and thirty-seven, both are of that on-the-cusp generation that separates the baby boomers from whatever that demographic born after the mid-sixties is called; both are writer-directors; both have excellent films coming out in the fall; both films premiered at Cannes, where their directors won, respectively, the International Critics Prize and the award for Best Artistic Achievement; both films deal in one way or another with outsiders, even with sexual outsiders— Solondz’s Happiness with the undesired and the forbidden and Haynes’s Velvet Goldmine with the shimmering polysexuals of glitter rock.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0073.xml
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75
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Jilsander
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JILSANDER
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0074.xml
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77
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0075.xml
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78
78,79,80
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Merck & Co., Inc.: Propecia
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MERCK & CO., INC.
Propecia
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0076.xml
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81
81
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The Columbia House Company
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The Columbia House Company
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0077.xml
article
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82,84,85,86,90,166
war
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Pol Pot's Hand-Grenaded Mud-Fish Soup
Can a country ever outrun the ghosts of two million innocent souls?
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Scott Carrier
<p>WE FLY INTO Anlong Veng on a military helicopter, a Russian Mi-8, carrying eighteen passengers, a chain saw, and four hundred liters of gasoline in plastic cans that leak and fill the cabin with fumes. All of the passengers except for me and my translator, Narun, are soldiers in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, the army of military dictator Hun Sen.</p>
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0078.xml
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83
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Etro: Etrotype
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ETRO
ETROTYPE
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0079.xml
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85
85
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[no value]
Knob Creek Distillery: Knob Creek
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Knob Creek Distillery
Knob Creek
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[no value]
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0080.xml
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87
87
[no value]
[no value]
The Natural Tobacco Company: Natural American Spirit
[no value]
The Natural Tobacco Company
Natural American Spirit
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0081.xml
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88
88
[no value]
[no value]
Hairart
[no value]
HAIRART
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0082.xml
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89
89
[no value]
[no value]
Iwc: the Portuguese Rattrapante
[no value]
IWC
The Portuguese Rattrapante
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0083.xml
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90
90
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: the Famous Grouse
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THE FAMOUS GROUSE
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0084.xml
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91
91
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[no value]
Avatar
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AVATAR
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0085.xml
article
92
92,93,94,95,96,97,162,165
Features
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Rule 1: Don't Panic. Rule 2: Panic First.
They said the Asian markets wouldn't crash. They crashed. They said the crisis wouldn't spread. It spread. They said the catastrophe wouldn't affect us. Get ready.
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Walter Russell Mead
<p>Not long ago, at a very private briefing about the state of the united States economy attended by senior government officials from as far back as the Kennedy years and business and community leaders from all walks of life, a powerful figure in the room stood up.</p>
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0086.xml
article
98
98,99,100,101
Features
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Here's a Look at the Five-Day Forecast, And... Sweet Mother of God!
THE SKY IS FALLING. HERE'S WHY— AND WHERE TO PUT YOUR MONEY BEFORE THE MAELSTROM HITS.
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Ken Kurson
<p>This stock market is different. We've got no inflation, low interest rates, and Greenspan at the wheel—and down days are reliably greeted by an onrush of fresh “buy on the dips” capital. It’s obvious, isn’t it, that whatever silly little mishaps caused those craters in past bull runs have been eradicated?</p>
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0087.xml
article
102
102,103
Features
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Yeah, But at Least We're on Top of This Y2k Thing...
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Ted Allen
For the moment, let's forget about martial law, widespread starvation, and planes crashing into the sea. Let us set aside concerns about the IRS deleting refunds, the Russians losing control of their missiles, the errant microchips piloting oil tankers onto Rockaway Beach.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0088.xml
article
104
104
Features
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Five Other Things to Worry About
HEY, WHY FRET ABOUT THE ECONOMY WHEN WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!
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Scientists know that five mass extinctions have occurred since our first prokaryotic ancestors appeared more than three billion years ago. Now you can make that six. Nobody knows precisely how many species there are in the world, but fossil evidence and other data suggest that we're losing species at a rate more than a thousand times faster than at any time during the past sixty five million years.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0089.xml
article
105
105
Features
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And Finally... the Fate of the Universe
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Richard Panek
How will the universe end? And what's in it for me? It’s what my seven-year-old wants to know, in one of our more Courtship of Eddie’s Father moments, walking hand in hand around our neighborhood. I’m thinking about the fact that I have two kids and I’m still living in a part of the city overrun by singles bars, and I’m wondering if the inevitable stock-market crash will be good for me because it will slow the rise of rents, or bad for me because it will depress my income and I still won’t be able to afford to move.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0090.xml
article
106
106,107,108,109,110,111,112,113
Features
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Dubya!
TEXAS GOVERNOR GEORGE W. BUSH HAS GOT THE SEDUCTIVE CHARM OF BILL CLINTON. HE'S GOT THE DO-NOTHING POLITICS OF HIS FATHER. AND HE'S PROBABLY THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. YEE-HA!
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Steve Brodner
<p>IN UVALDE, TEXAS, the senior citizens have been waiting a good, long while. George W. Bush walks into the room quietly. No big entrance. Not loud. Unassuming. Not many heads turn; you have to pay attention to know he’s here. W. gazes into their eyes, jokes, listens—really listens—to them.</p>
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0091.xml
article
114
114,115,116,117,165
SPORTS
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Mad Cathedral
Baseball is one thing. Yankee Stadium is another.
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Thomas Kelly
<p>I SIT IN THE YANKEE TAVERN WITH SPANK AND WAIT FOR CHICKIE AND MICKEY TO show up with tickets. It's late afternoon, and the place is going from church-service quiet to shore-leave boisterous. The few courthouse employees gnawing on corned-beef sandwiches and a handful of old drunks curling themselves thoughtfully around cheap whiskeys are being squeezed by hordes of Yankee fans priming themselves for game time.</p>
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0092.xml
article
118
118,119,120,121,122,123,124,125,126,127
ESQUIRE STYLE
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Portraits of the Artist as a Guy in Some Cool Fall Clothes
WHEREIN A HANDFUL OF PAINTERS AND WRITERS FROM WILLIAMSBERG, BROOKLYN, DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY'RE NOT THE ONLY ONES WITH IDEAS. HERE, THEY WEAR CASUAL THREADS WITH SUBTLE, TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS THAT PROVE THAT SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD OF FASHION IS DOING A BIT OF THINKING.
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0093.xml
article
128
128,129
Features
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One Man, One Car
STORIES ON THE STATE OFTHE AMERICAN RIDE
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Where are we going? Out. The world explodes when we get our hands around a wheel. We grow large. It is not an unmixed blessing. But it is, surely, a blessing. As we greet the final new-model year of the millennium and mark the one hundredth anniversary of the first used-car sale, and as tail fins and chrome fenders recede into memory and the roads fill with leased paragons of Eurobox reliability and mall-bound 4x4 SUVs, some timeless truths remain: Liberty depends upon our right to hit the road.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0094.xml
article
130
130,131,132,133,134,135
Features
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Junk
IF IT WAS MADE BEFORE 1973, CHANCES ARE YOU'LL FIND IT HERE, RUSTING IN PEACE. SIMPSON'S AUTO PARTS, OUTSIDE OF MEMPHIS, IS NOT ONLY AMERICA'S FINEST AUTO GRAVEYARD, IT IS A TRUE RECORD OF OUR CENTURY.
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PHIL PATTON
<p>I am standing knee-deep in blackberry brambles and kudzu when Bill Simpson threatens me. “I could leave you here,” he says with a thin smile, “and by morning the possums and bobcats would have picked your bones clean.” Simpson’s Auto Parts, about fifteen miles east of Memphis on Highway 70, may look like nothing more than a jungle from where I stand, but, in fact, it is a junkyard.</p>
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0095.xml
article
136
136,137,138,139,166
Features
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The Last Mechanic
Steve McGuire doesn't exist anymore
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SCOTT RAAB
I got my first car and made my last attempt at serious auto repair in Los Angeles in 1972. It was a 1960 Chevrolet Biscayne, and I was nineteen years old. The problem was the main rear oil seal, to get at which on that particular model you first had to raise the whole engine up and drop the whole drivetrain down to remove the oil pan—and all of that just to reach the blind, curving tunnel where sat the goddamn leaky seal.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0096.xml
article
140
140,141
Features
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John De Lorean's Nine Greatest Cars of All Time
we asked for ten, but Mr. De Lorean said that there haven't been that many
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LANDMARK CARS. You've got one. We all do, parked somewhere in that boneyard of the brain, right? The first car, which you just have to cherish, even though it was a used four-door, metallic-blue (except for the rear driver's-side quarter panel, which never got out of primer) 1973 Ford Maverick.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0097.xml
article
142
142,143,144,145,146,147
Features
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Michael Torpey Dreams of Cars He's Never Seen
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ALEC WILKINSON
<p>MICHAEL TORPEY WANTS TO CONSTRUCT A CAR THAT HAS NEVER BEEN seen before and that will last only briefly and never be seen again. “I want to explore aged objects and blunt forms,” he says. “Also rust. Who says that a car has to be smooth and shiny, with lines that make it fluid?”</p>
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0098.xml
article
148
148,149
Features
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What I've Learned Rod Steiger
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Mike Sager
Fantasies of success should never precede endeavor. Only those who give you the best can give you the worst. Thought is like a snowball: The longer you live, the more it melts. Fear is an impossible thing to avoid. Pain is a teacher that must be understood.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0099.xml
article
150
150,151,152,153
ESQUIRE STYLE
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Coats
Used to be a straight-cut camel or navy topper was all a man could wear come winter. Now he has choice. Lots of choice. Which (though good) can be confusing. Which is the reason for this brief outerwear encyclopedia. Which you're going to read. Before it gets cold.
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0100.xml
article
154
154,156,158
The Perfect Man
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Birds of a Feather Flock Together... Until One of Them Gets a Quicker Trigger Finger
Wherein our hero harnesses lasers, reflexes—and some crucial training at the flippers of a pinball machine—to gun down his enemies . . . sort of
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Cal Fussman
I look down and see a snake that's really a river and a broccoli salad that's really a forest. I swallow and feel a boulder that's really an Adam's apple. The Air Force wouldn't have handed this plane to one of its pilots without months of training.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0101.xml
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155
155
[no value]
[no value]
Durex: Durex Condoms
[no value]
Durex
Durex condoms
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0102.xml
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157
157
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[no value]
Advertisements
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MEPHISTO
Model ACTUAL
MEPHISTO
Model PAOLO
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0103.xml
article
158
158
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[no value]
Green
A Month in the Life of Your Money
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[no value]
Ken Kurson
I'm breaking with routine this issue; instead of three pages about the wondrous world of your wallet, you get four thoroughly terrifying ones on the impending economic meltdown (see page 96). Not enough to sate your Green jones? Tune in next month.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0104.xml
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159
159
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[no value]
The American Association of Blood Banks
[no value]
The American Association of Blood Banks
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[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0105.xml
article
160
160,161
HARDWARE
TOOLS THAT WORK
Self-service
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[no value]
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GREG TURPAN
You don't drive an English vehicle of any vintage. No. you're a pragmatist—you want your car to go. So, instead, you own a newish, seemingly infallible appliance. But you're still a gambler, because if your no-maintenance, hundred-thousand-miles-before-your-first-tune-up chariot of convention somehow stops conveying on some cold, ill-lit byway, you're not prepared (like you used to be with that Triumph and the tools and spare fuel pump you carried under the seat).
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0106.xml
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163
163
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The Barron Centers
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THE BARRON CENTERS
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0107.xml
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164
164
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[no value]
Baldspot: Lewenberg's Formula
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baldspot
LEWENBERG'S FORMULA
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0108.xml
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166
166
[no value]
[no value]
Ultimate Male: the Ultimate Bomber Jacket
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ULTIMATE MALE
The Ultimate Bomber Jacket
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[no value]
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0109.xml
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166
166
[no value]
[no value]
S&k Labs
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S&K Labs
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0110.xml
article
167
167
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Credits
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Fashion Man at His Best, p. 40: Timex watch at Target nationwide; Sears nationwide; Wal-Mart nationwide. Emporio Armani Orologi chronograph at Emporio Armani nationwide. Swatch watch at Swatch Timeship, New York. IWC watch at Steven B. Fox, Greenwich, CT; Sidney Garber, Chicago; Davidson & Licht, San Jose, CA.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0111.xml
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167
167
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[no value]
Advertisements
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The Edge Company
Cyborg Watch III
The Edge Company
Night-Star
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0112.xml
article
168
168
snapfiction
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De. Fen. Es. Trate
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Mike Magnuson
Remember this: You are a humanitarian. On Thursday, Fred, who is your friend and your employee and is thirty years old like you are, tried to jump off the parking ramp at the McCutcheon Hotel—a three-story plunge, if he had made it, but he didn’t even make it to the ledge.
Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0113.xml
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169
169
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Jack Daniel Distillery: Old Time Old No. 7 Brand
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Jack Daniel Distillery
OLD TIME OLD NO. 7 BRAND
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0114.xml
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170
170
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Salvatore Fevragamo
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Salvatore Fevragamo
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Esquire_19981001_0130_004_0115.xml