1 | Never drink a bad drop again
“No, you order the wine” Words still capable of terrifying grown men. But not any more, with Esquire Weekly’s guide to wine. Choose the first bottle on a menu, order wines from strange places, don’t be afraid to ask for help and plenty more expert advice awaits you inside. As well as some fool proof supermarket recommendations. Bottoms up.
2 | When Iggy Pop met New Order
Read James Brown’s brilliant account of being backstage (and sitting on a sofa, hob-nobbing with) Iggy Pop and New Order at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Oh, and Patti Smith turned up, too. Just for good measure…
3 | Life and Style
Punchbags, irons, movies, records…Creative director of Huntergather and uber menswear stylist David Bradshaw talks us through the seven things he needs for a happy week.
4 | Theorux the keyhole
The master of studied silence is back with three documentaries about his (new) hometown, LA. Steve Hill talks to Louis Theroux about dangerous dogs, terminal illness and the rehabilitation of sex offenders. It’s not going to be easy, but it will be compelling viewing.
5 | Jail time
Starred up looks like being the best prison movie since Scum. Morris Kessler speaks to the film’s writer, Jonathan Asser, about the real life prison rehabilitation scheme that he ran for the system’s most violent offenders. Read about how it informed the film, proved successful and was then shut down overnight.
6 | Come spy with me
Here’s a genre of music that doesn’t get much press anymore: Sixties spy themes. But actually, it’s a much underrated musical force, from 90s melodrama courtesy of Pulp’s This is Hardcore right through to Alex Turner and Miles Kane’s The Last Shadow Puppets album, spy music of the Sixties is more influential than you think.
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