Interview With a Woman Who Recently Had an Abortion at 32 Weeks

Elizabeth* is 35. She grew up in the South, currently lives in Brooklyn, and has been married for two years. After a previous miscarriage at 10 weeks, she was overjoyed to find herself pregnant for a second time. At 31 weeks, she found out that the baby boy she was carrying wouldn’t be able to breathe outside the womb…

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Harry Redknapp And Jordanian Journalist Have An Unproductive Interview

Harry Redknapp, the new (temporary?) manager of the Jordan national team, celebrated his first win in charge after his team beat Bangladesh yesterday, 8-0. More difficult than the match itself was the postgame interview, in which both ‘Arry and the unfortunate journalist tasked with speaking to him had more than a…

Alex Ovechkin Talks About His Diet, Hockey, How He Would Kill Himself If He Had One Day To Live

Alex Ovechkin has a feature in December’s issue of the Russian edition of Esquire, accompanied by a lovely cover portrait of the Capitals captain. Russian Machine Never Breaks translated portions of the interview, and Ovechkin provided some fun answers. A few quotes are below, but check out their page for the rest.

Q&A: The Lucas Bros. On Their Animated Series, '90s Humor, And Ta-Nehisi Coates

Kenny and Keith Lucas, better known as the comedic duo the Lucas Bros., have a reputation as laid-back stoners. Which is only half-true: In truth, they’re the smartest and hardest-working stoners you’ll ever meet. They’ve shown up on Arrested Development and in 22 Jump Street, and anchored TruTv’s sketch show Friends…

EL-P On The New Cat-Rap Classic Meow The Jewels: "It's A Lonely And Strange Thing"

Embrace the moment: One of the most feverishly anticipated hip-hop
albums of the year is finally here, and it’s made up almost entirely of sampled cat sounds. It’s called Meow the Jewels, and you can download it for free right here, and its backstory is now the stuff of internet (and cat) lore. It started when EL-P and…

Q&A: Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis On The Band's New Anti-Harassment Concert Hotline

Speedy Ortiz are a noisy, lurching, acerbic, ’90s-channeling rock band from Northampton, Mass., whose loudest release of 2015 is liable to be a phone number. On Labor Day, the quartet took to Facebook to announce the creation of “(574) 404-SAFE, our help hotline you can text if you are being harassed or feel unsafe at…

Married To Surfing: Talking to William Finnegan About His Barbarian Days 

I picked up William Finnegan’s surf memoir Barbarian Days on a beach this summer, and felt—I was stoned, the sky was astounding, the waves were delirious—that I’d fallen into an almost violent communion. As with the excerpts previously published in The New Yorker, where Finnegan’s been a staff writer since 1987…

'Fuck Moving On': Talking to Fallon Fox About Fair Fights, Ronda Rousey

When Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award earlier this month at the 2015 ESPYs, she spoke eloquently about supporting young trans athletes so they can compete “as who they really are.” Facing a theatre full of athletic stars, Jenner declared, “Trans people deserve something vital: They deserve your…

Boxer Cam Awesome Delivers Nutso Postfight Interview After Losing

Cam Awesome, Lenroy Thompson, lost his semifinal bout tonight to Cuban heavyweight Lenier Pero but “won” the wacky postfight interview with ESPN, making references to himself being the “Taylor Swift of boxing” and insisting, as the way a man who changes his name to Awesome only can, that he was the real winner.

Making Peace With the Chaos: A Conversation With Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates is running late. As a national correspondent for The Atlantic and author of the new book, Between the World and Me, everyone, it seems, wants a word with the 39-year-old Baltimore native these days. His book—which Toni Morrison christened “required reading” and which the New York Times hailed a…

The Best Entourage Cast Outtakes From Their GQ Cover Story

Earlier this week, GQ posted a big profile I did of the Entourage cast for their upcoming movie. As always, there was plenty of juicy shit that couldn’t make its way into the final piece, like Jeremy Piven’s thoughts on In-N-Out Burger, which are very important for you to know about. You can read many of those…

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Q&A: The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle On Pro Wrestling's Arty Allure

John Darnielle has made his creative mark by exploring obsessions, extremities, intense emotional moments, and their aftermaths. Over nearly a quarter-century, his band the Mountain Goats have moved from solo-guitar-and-voice home tapes to elegant full-band albums featuring long-established cohorts Peter Hughes on…

Q&A: Nathan, A Bloodhound That Did Not Win The Westminster Dog Show

Another year, another February; another parade of dogs coming to a gray and bitter New York in hopes of winning the big ribbon at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Of all this year's upsets, few were as touching as the toppling of Flessner's International S'Cess, a handsome bloodhound from Maryland who won Best…