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J.D. Salinger Scavenger Hunt Features Two Famous Magazine Covers

In the summer of 1961, 25 cents at the newsstand got readers a TIME cover illustration of reclusive author J.D. Salinger under the slanted headline “A Private World of Love and Death.” Sixteen years later, Esquire subscribers were treated to an issue teasing the Ron Rosenbaum story “The Haunted Life of J.D. Salinger” with the photo of a Salinger lookalike on the cover shielding his face behind an open book.

These respective September 1961 and June 1997 covers are stealth-featured on the new website launched today by The Weinstein Company for their upcoming documentary Salinger. Stealth in the sense that the materials are not linked on the main navigation menu but rather require some cursor scavenging.

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Esquire Network to Debut September 23

Esquire Network, the much anticipated rebranding of G4, will launch September 23. The new network aimed at “the full, multi-faceted lives of today’s modern men,” starts things off with a two-hour, original show about…. Esquire. Hey, what the hell did you expect? “The Esquire Anniversary Special” is exactly what it sounds like: a look back at the magazine’s 80 year history.

The network also announced two new series: Brew Dogs and Horse Players. Beer Dogs follows the adventures of two Scottish beer experts as they travel around America, sampling the best craft beers. Horse Players is an inside look at horse race handicapping.

Other shows for Esquire Network include Risky Listing, about the “competitive world of New York nightlife real estate” that we had no idea existed; and How I Rock It, a style show hosted by Baron Davis, who had a fantastic career with the Knicks.

Esquire Supports SEAL Team 6 Piece

There’s a bit of a dustup happening regarding Esquire’s “The Shooter” piece, about the SEAL Team 6 member who shot Osama bin Laden. CNN quoted a SEAL as saying that the details given by the Shooter were “complete BS” and that he is not the man who shot Bin Laden. CNN’s SEAL claims that the “point man” in the raid on Bin Laden’s compound was the real shooter and that there were no guns within Bin Laden’s reach, as Esquire’s Shooter claimed.

While the details of CNN’s SEAL’s account match up more with those laid out in No Easy Day, written by another SEAL on the mission, Esquire’s editor-in-chief David Granger writes that he and the magazine stand by the Shooter’s account:

Yesterday, CNN issued a report that attempted to cast doubt on The Shooter’s account of the mission and on whether he was the man who was responsible for killing Osama bin Laden. To be clear: Esquire and Phil Bronstein, the veteran journalist and writer of the story, object to CNN’s report in the strongest possible terms. By stark contrast with Bronstein’s thoroughgoing 15,000 word report, the CNN story constitutes a mere act of assertion. As far as can be gleaned from the report, it is based on the opinion of one current SEAL who was not on the bin Laden mission and who therefore could not have first-hand knowledge of it. It is little more than gossip. Esquire’s story remains the most thoroughly reported account of the raid and of the death of Osama bin Laden.

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

1. Maxim is Up for Sale, March 15

2. Andrew Sullivan Tightens Paywall Because People are Cheap, March 19

3. Judge Grants Rob Morrison Modified Protective Order for Sake of His Son, March 14

4. Hearst Allegedly Cuts Scott Sassa Because He Sexts, March 14

5. Esquire Editor is Cool with Objectifying Women, March 20

 

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Esquire Gets Interview with Navy SEAL Who Shot Osama Bin Laden

Esquire has quite a scoop in its March issue. Inside the issue Esquire has published the first interview with the Navy SEAL responsible for killing Osama Bin Laden. Not just one of the SEALs on the mission; the SEAL who shot the most infamous terrorist in the world. In fact, he’s referred to only as “The Shooter” in the piece by Phil Bronstein.

Aside from getting the SEAL to give his account of what happened that day, the most interesting aspect about this piece is that Bronstein gets him to open up about what has happened after that day. Not much, it seems, has gone well.

The Shooter explained to Bronstein that now that he has retired, he has been left with no pension, no medical insurance for his family, no assistance transitioning to civilian life and about a nine month wait to gain access to medical benefits for himself.

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Adam Carolla’s Mangria Lands Esquire Review

Adam Carolla is a jack of all trades.

The former carpenter turned media and podcast giant is now diving into the world of alcohol with the release of Mangria, a spinoff of the popular sangria beverage that he concocted one night at home while searching for a way to get buzzed with whatever he could find in the house.

Matthew Kitchen of Esquire cracked open a bottle of the powerful drink (20.9 percent alcohol content) and shared his thoughts on Carolla’s latest endeavor:

At first whiff, Mangria smells like that sticky red punch that paints the corners of a child’s mouth a birthday party. To be honest, the taste isn’t much more masculine. Apparently the “Man” part comes from the alcohol content, which tops out at 20.9 percent, or about eight percent above what you get from your standard wine bottle.

Mangria calls itself a wine that boasts “aromas of plum, cherry, blackberry, orange, and citrus.” But it’s fooling absolutely no one. This is a stiff drink that goes down easy because it doesn’t taste much like alcohol. And therein lies the problem: It isn’t so much a way to unwind after work as it is the fastest road I’ve found to forgetting I have adult responsibilities. Fans sometimes refer to it as “college in a bottle.”

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The Cut Adds Fashion Features Editor

Kurt Soller, online style editor for Esquire, is leaving the magazine for a spot with New York’s ever-expanding fashion/lifestyle site, The Cut. Soller will be a fashion features editor for the site.

“On Monday, I start a new job at @nymag, editing fashion features for @thecut,” tweeted Soller. “Can’t wait to get started!”

Soller joins a growing staff at The Cut, which includes editorial director Stella Bugbee; features editor Maureen O’Connor; senior editor Charlotte Cowles; and beauty editor Christina Han

Esquire Names Mila Kunis ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’

Esquire has named Mila Kunis 2012′s “sexiest woman alive.” In an interview with the magazine, Kunis said the usual boring famous people stuff, but she perked up a bit when asked about politics:

The way that Republicans attack women is so offensive to me. And the way they talk about religion is offensive. I may not be a practicing Jew, but why we gotta talk about Jesus all the time? And it’s baffling to me how a poor person in Georgia can say, ‘I’m a Republican.’ Why?

Stay tuned for GOP supporters asking Esquire for a recount.

Esquire Uses Trailer for August Issue Because The World Needs More Trailers

There are trailers for albums, trailers for movies and trailers for trailers. Well, thanks to Esquire, you can now add trailers for magazines to that list. According to Adweek, Esquire is promoting its August issue with a trailer that will feature a taste of what’s to come.

David Granger, Esquire’s editor-in-chief, told Adweek, “We had so much extra video for August, so we wanted to put it to good use.” Unfortunately, this is not good use. There are too many trailers in our lives already. Adding another one won’t do anyone any good.

We love Esquire, but this is madness and it must be stopped before it becomes a trend in the industry. Granger said he’d phase them out if readers opposed, so please — please — write him and say you don’t like the idea.

We’d show you our email to him, but we’re still editing the trailer. SPOILER ALERT: The subject contains a frowning emoticon.

ASME 2012 Magazine of The Year Finalists Announced

The ASME has been under a bit of fire, but it still had time to announce the 2012 Magazine of The Year Finalists. As usual, there’s not much surprise, as Time, The New Yorker, Esquire, New York and Popular Mechanics were all nominated.

We’re sure all the people at the magazines are happy, but Adam Moss of New York had the best reaction to the news. ”Well, everyone is very happy about it, of course,” Moss told WWD. “But we beat Popular Mechanics last week in the bowling league, so really, the Magazine of the Year thing is just gravy.”

The Magazine of The Year will be announced May 3, along with all the other Ellie finalists.

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