Over at the Daily Beast, I curated Gay Talese's 1970 Esquire story, "Charlie Manson's Home on the Range":
Over at the Neiman Storyboard, Elon Green talks to Gay Talese about Talese's classic Esquire story, "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold."
Kip Stratton edited a collection of Grover Lewis' journalism and wrote a book of poetry about Sam Peckinpah. He also wrote a good biography of Floyd Patterson, who we covered here recently. I interviewed Kip last summer and he talked about Patterson and Gay Talese:
Originally published in the March 1964 issue of Esquire. Reprinted here with the author's permission.
If you've never read Gay Talese's seminal Esquire magazine story on Joe DiMaggio, do yourself a favor and check out "The Silent Season of a Hero."
Every Friday, SportsFeat picks a few great weekend reads for Deadspin. In honor of Derek Jeter and his labored quest for 3,000 hits, here are well-told stories of ballplayers just before, in the years after, or at the exact moment they retired.