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  1. remembrance
    George Lois, the Impossible Ad ManThe madman (but not a Mad Man, he was quick to tell you) behind Maypo, MTV, and Muhammad Ali’s Esquire cover has died at 91.
  2. media
    The Fall of TroyHearst hired a belligerent leader to disrupt its magazine business. Then fired him mid-disruption. Now it’s left with — what, exactly?
  3. Why Esquire Took Down That Funny @ProfJeffJarvis PostBecause even good satire doesn’t work on the web.
  4. ink-stained wretches
    George Lois on Rolling Stone Boston Bomber CoverThe legendary Esquire art director is having none of it.
  5. osama bin laden killed
    Bin Laden Shooter Is Eligible for Health Care, But It Sucks [Updated]“That’s a different story,” Esquire writer says.
  6. osama bin killed
    The Man Who Shot Osama Bin Laden Prefers to Call Him ‘Poopyface’ “It’s a bad name, a curse name.”
  7. media
    Esquire Network to Be ‘An Upscale Bravo for Men’Welcome to the new inception of G4.
  8. department of dudes
    What Makes Something ‘Men’s Fiction’?So manly. So fictional.
  9. international intrigue
    Chinese Esquire Loves Anyone Who Pays Them ToApparently good press is easy to come by, if a bit expensive.
  10. kaaaahhhnnn!
    Esquire Tries Lighthearted Approach to Alleged DSK Rape, FailsWell, this was a bad decision.
  11. birthers
    Birthers Upset That Someone Is Spreading Untruths About ThemAnd, seeing nothing ironic in that, decide to sue.
  12. cable news news
    Esquire: Roger Ailes Is a Sensitive Fighter Because He’s … a Hemophiliac?There’s one theory.
  13. ink-stained wretches
    Village Voice Media Writer Foster Kamer Jumps Ship to EsquireHe’s leaving the media beat: He’ll be their online features editor.
  14. early and often
    The Ten Most Unflattering Things in Esquire’s Newt Gingrich ProfileHe wanted his wife to “tolerate” his affair, he has no principles, and his life is based around the search for a cookie.
  15. ink-stained wretches
    Yet Another Way Working at a Magazine Is Different Now Than It Once WasSecretaries no longer need to carry firearms.
  16. ballsy governors
    Rod Blagojevich: ‘I’m Blacker Than Barack Obama’Yeah, he said that.
  17. ink-stained wretches
    What We Learned About Shep Smith From Tom Junod’s Opus in EsquireHe has shiny eyes.
  18. early and often
    What Sarah Palin LearnedSports are everything. Except when they’re not.
  19. media deathwatch
    Radio Joins the Layoff BandwagonMore media layoffs and shrinkage.
  20. media deathwatch
    Working Journalists Give Thanks, Aspiring Writers Get NervousWell, it seemed that nobody was fired today. But that didn’t mean there was good news.
  21. neighborhood watch
    Memo to Guvs Island Lady: Not Just ‘Little Boys’ Like DemolitionsOn Governors Island today, they’ll be demolishing ten buildings. But who says it’s only little boys who will want to watch?
  22. company town
    Circulation Report: ‘Vogue’ Down, ‘Ladies’ Home Journal’ UpPlus, Katie Couric takes control of CBS News’ political coverage, hotels keep cropping up in Gowanus, and KKR’s IPO doesn’t go as well as planned, all in our daily industry report.
  23. company town
    President Bush Sums Up the Financial Crisis the Best Way He Knows How“Wall Street got drunk,” the president said, “and now it’s got a hangover.” Also, Donald Trump Jr. invests in India, ‘Esquire’ editors decide to flash people, and more, in our daily roundup of finance, real-estate, media, and law news.
  24. party lines
    George Lois Didn’t Love Our ‘Two Guys Fisting’ CoverAlso, the legendary adman and ‘Esquire’ cover designer has a new gig.
  25. company town
    Katrina vanden Heuvel Gets Most of Her Talking Points From Jezebel’The Nation’ editor and publisher reminds lady bloggers that imitation is flattery, Dick Grasso heads to court, and either a W or a Westin sets its sights on the Lower East Side — all that and more, in our daily digest of media, finance, real-estate, and law news.
  26. ink-stained wretches
    Scott Raab Has a Few Things He’d Like to Get Off His ChestThe ‘Esquire’ celebrity profiler and author of ‘Real Hollywood Stories’ thinks Al Gore, Ron Rosenbaum, and Nicolas Cage can all join Ryan Seacrest you-know-where.
  27. gossipmonger
    Somebody Get Jerry Seinfeld’s Cars Off the RoadJerry has more car trouble, Cindy Adams takes the stand, and Shelley Ross gets the last cackle in today’s roundup of all the dish from New York’s gossip columns.
  28. company town
    ‘Esquire’ Feels That Heath Ledger’s Final Days Haven’t Been Examined Tastelessly EnoughMEDIA • Esquire reports on how Heath Ledger spent his last days… except the story is not exactly true. Or, um, tasteful. [Vulture] • Let the deluge begin! Media companies line up to bid for Weather Channel, which is up for auction. [DealBook/NYT] • Wal-Mart appears to be irritated by Meredith Corporation’s creative tactic of selling its magazines, which include Better Homes and Garden and Ladies’ Home Journal, at the Dollar Tree store. [Folio]
  29. sex diaries
    The Semi-Depressed Museum WorkerOnce a week, Daily Intel takes a peek at what your friends and neighbors are doing behind doors left slightly ajar. Today, the Semi-Depressed Museum Worker: 35, the Bronx, male, gay, single. DAY ONE 6:15 a.m.: Fire alarm goes off in my apartment because my ex, who still lives here, left the stove eye on all night after cooking. Scared the shit out of me! Thankfully, all was fine. 9:45 a.m.: Didn’t masturbate this morning because I was running late for work due to the aforementioned fire alarm. Horny as hell on the subway, checking out the packages of the fine Bronx Rican boyz. Yeah, papi! 11:59 a.m.: My Madonna obsession always gets the best of me at work. Can’t stop checking out Madonnalicious.com every five minutes to find out the latest Maddy gossip. Love her.
  30. intel
    ‘Radar’ Finds a Permanent(ish) Home Back in October, the Observer reported that third-time’s-the-charm Radar magazine was thisclose to moving into a permanent office. And it wasn’t just any office; the space near Columbus Circle was home to Esquire until the new Hearst Tower opened. “I think it’s all but signed,” Radar editor Maer Roshan said at the time, noting that old Esquire posters still dotted the walls and that the space came with “the apparatus of making magazines.” But he also told Off the Record reporter Michael Calderone that he wasn’t taking the space in an attempt to ape the venerable men’s mag’s success: “I’m a great fan of Esquire, but it didn’t really play a role in our decision.” And a good thing, too, judging from the mass e-mail just arrived from Radar senior writer Jeff Bercovici.
  31. early and often
    ‘Esquire’ Endorses, Reconsiders If you’re anything like us, you take all your political advice from men’s lifestyle magazines. So naturally you were as pleased as we were to discover that the November Esquire offers election endorsements for every race in the country. This is no easy task for a long-lead monthly, which runs the risk that campaigns can dramatically rise or fall between when the issue closes and when it arrives on newsstands. Early and Often notes that Esquire fell into just that trap — but saved itself thanks to the wonders of the Internet. What happened? Over to you, E&O. Endorsements and Takebacks [Early and Often]