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“Style is the most ephemeral thing I know. It’s not about how effective you are it’s about how you are effective. George Clooney has taste, Cary Grant had style.”
Dispatches from the set of ‘Titanic’
The One and Only.
Alex Belth Esquire Classic, 2016 Chip Brown has long been one of the finest magazine writers we have. An exacting reporter and a deft stylist, Brown began under the tutelage of David Maraniss and Bob Woodward at The Washington Post and flourished as feature writer for...
On the Boardwalk with Deadwood’s Ian McShane: “Youth can always be overcome by wisdom and treachery.”
Before Gay Talese and Tom Wolfe, there was Thomas B. Morgan.
“When you start out on a book, you’re hoping that when you finish you’ll be different. How different? What different? If you knew that you wouldn’t need to write the book.”
Almost 30 years ago, Brooke Shields did not consider herself a serious actress. But she could not escape her ambivalent feelings about the mother who helped make her a star.
The sad thing is, once they hit bottom, not even their youth can buoy them up.
Once upon a time, Art Schlichter was the number one quarterback in the nation. Then he discovered gambling. He would never recover.
In the late 1980s, as more of New York City’s women and children succumbed to the plague of AIDS, inescapable truths emerged about ethics, sex, poverty, and the future.
Helena’s dancing so overwhelmed me with awe and happiness that when I heard that she was at a place on Hollywood Boulevard called the Greek Village, I dragged every date there and made him pay clip-joint prices so I could see the girl move.
Why Oscar De La Hoya was the Champ everyone loved to hate.