1 | The Future of Internet dating
You think Tinder’s bad? Wait until you read author Ned Beauman’s take on where internet dating might be heading. Ahead of the release of his new book, Glow, the youngest ever author to be long-listed for the Booker prize delivers us an exclusive piece of original fiction that is, as he explains, a scarily logical prospect. Download the issue and find out how you might well meet your wife
2 | Politics: Nigel Farage
For a man with next to no real power, Nigel Farage has made a huge impact on the political landscape. His spearheading of UKIP, a party trading on ‘traditional’ tory values, along with his trouncing of Nick Clegg in a recent debate have left many thinking that Farage could well clean up at the European elections. In short, Nigel Farage needs to be taken very seriously. Find out just how seriously in this week’s issue.
3 | Yacht Rock
Those who thought Yacht Rock, the super smooth Seventies rock movement, was banished to the annals of history along with Michael McDonald’s beard should think again. As Esquire Weekly contributing Editor, Andrew Harrison explains, Yacht Rock is back, and better than ever. From Daft Punk to Todd Terje via Haim, it’s time to get relaxed.
4 | Film
JJ Abrams’s movies are defined as much by their consistent brilliance as by their obtuse online marketing campaigns. With that in mind, is the recently leaked picture of the Star Wars VII ‘table read through’ a beautifully candid shapshot or a carefully orchestrated piece of spin? Kevin Maher investigates.
5 | Cricket
People were skeptical about the Twenty-Twenty format when it was launched. Cricketing purists thought that it would dilute the test format and sully what is a strong and noble sport. In fact what’s happened is that it’s turned the game into a brilliant Friday night out. Matt Allen explains why the big hitting, bigger drinking world of twenty-20 is worth every penny.
6 | Style
Richard Anderson, co-founder of the imaginatively titled Savile Row tailors, Richard Anderson, selects seven things he can’t love without.
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