1 | And you thought the Dyson Airblade was good… We’ve seen the future of technology, and it’s wearable. In this week’s issue, Rob Waugh brings you news of the technological breakthroughs that are making science fiction look like reality. As yet there’s still no hover-boards, but what we can look forward to are wristbands that do away with passwords by syncing with your heartbeat, indestructible phones and, of course, virtual reality goggles. Best have your credit card ready…
2 | Hollywood is obsessed with the idea of old men raising hell, which is odd, because as far as we can tell, most of us just get slower and more incomprehensible the older we get. Kevin Maher hails director Alexander Payne’s honest portrayal of old age, Nebraska, and takes the rest of Hollywood to task for refusing to grow old gracefully. Stallone, you varnished walnut, we’re looking at you.
3 | It’s December, it’s cold, someone even tried to play Michael Buble’s Christmas album in the office; it can only mean one thing: Christmas is here. Make sure you get something good this year with our proper, shareable gift list.
4 | Zero Dark Thirty might have covered the main event but a new HBO documentary, Manhunt, tells the story of the women who tried to warn the world about, and then hunted down, Osama Bin laden post 9/11. It’s chilling stuff.
5 | Esquire Weekly contributing Editor Andrew Harrison talks us through the pleasure and pain of The Velvet Underground’s painful second album, White Heat/ White Light and compiles a definitive playlist of the people they inspired. Spoiler alert: It features David Bowie.
6 | Going out for a drink this Christmas? Course you are… Chances are you’ll end up in a dive bar, too. Read 11 reasons why, sometimes, the last place in town that’s open, is the best.
7 | Packing for a weekend away can be problematic. One bag, three outfits and inevitably, not enough pants. Esquire Weekly attempts to solve the problem with a failsafe guide to bringing what you need.
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