Here’s something cool—Esquire Classics.
Originally published in the September 1983 edition of Esquire. Reprinted here with the author's permission.
Over at the Daily Beast, I curated Gay Talese's 1970 Esquire story, "Charlie Manson's Home on the Range":
Via the cool blog, This, That & Also, Etc. check out Donald Newlove's 1977 Esquire profile of Frank Frazetta.
Last weekend over at the Stacks' Daily Beast home, I reprinted one of my favorite stories. Mark Jacobson's beautiful profile of Harold Conrad. Don't sleep:
A few years ago, Joe Posnanski—formerly a Kansas City sportswriter, and today famous as a JoePa apologist—interviewed me about one of my books and posted my answers on his blog. He asked me whether, if I'd become a major league pitcher, I still would have become a writer. I emailed, "No. I would have continued…
I wrote about Richard Ben Cramer's Esquire story on Ted Williams for the latest e-magazine from The Classical:
I WAS sitting at the window of a ninth-floor room in the Stoneleigh Hotel the week before Hollywood Henderson's wedding, facing approximately north, reckoning by the Dallas Cowboys tower out on North Central Expressway. The clouds had closed back in after burning off for a while earlier in the day. A new storm was…
Apropos of nothing let's take a moment to appreciate Jose Torres. Here is what Leonard Shecter wrote about Torres for Sport magazine back in 1965:
Over at the Neiman Storyboard, Elon Green talks to Gay Talese about Talese's classic Esquire story, "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold."
Originally published in the April 1992 issue of Esquire. Reprinted here with the author's permission.
Originally published in the June 1989 issue of Esquire. Republished here with the permission of the late author's son, Mark Kram Jr., a wonderful storyteller in his own right. His postscript follows. For a contemporary, but very different, glimpse of Ali, check out Davis Miller's story about his day with the champ.