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But it’s impossible to deny that there was something a little dispiriting about the patronising response among my kind to Taylor Swift’s brace of excellent 2020 lockdown albums, Folklore and Evermore. Her first ever concert was Taylor Swift at Wembley on the Reputation Tour, in the summer of 2018. Because who wants to listen to Taylor Swift sitting down, anyway? So: thirteen new tracks, three-quarters of an hour, the pop album of the year. Midnights by Taylor Swift is out now.3 months ago Esquire
But the joint positively vibrates a few minutes later when Aldis Hodge sprints onto the stage—beaming but not in costume—to join the panel. “I need one.”Coat by Emporio Armani; trousers by Giorgio Armani; boots by Grenson; rings, Hodge’s own. When we're still talking Black Adam, Hodge says, "It sort of sets the tone for any future narratives that come beyond after this. Black Adam offers the unique and unusual opportunity to hang with frickin' Pierce Brosnan, who plays the teleporting, future-seeing Doctor Fate. Jacket, sweater, and jeans by Brunello Cucinelli; Waves band ring, beveled band ring, and Armory band ring by David Yurman; custom rings, Hodge’s own.3 months ago Esquire
When it comes to Netflix docuseries, it sometimes feels as if there are only two types of people in the world: scammers and true crime villains. Given how familiar and straightforward the Madoff scam is, I’m not sure this was necessary. Perhaps that’s why Berlinger, a veteran of the true crime genre, felt he needed to dial up the drama. Meanwhile, other true crime cliches, like close-up shots of evidence (boring bank statements in this case), distract from one of the series' smarter points: that Madoff didn’t act alone. But the stock market meltdown caused a flurry of withdrawal requests among his investors, and Madoff didn’t have the funds to pay them all back at once.29 days ago Esquire
Then there’s Austin Butler, who clearly decided to switch things up. Last night, Butler won Best Actor at the Golden Globes for his portrayal of Elvis, which, you know, good for him! “Lastly, Elvis Presley himself, you were an icon and a rebel and I love you so much,” he said. Despite the public's dismay, it doesn’t sound like Butler plans to ditch the voice any time soon. The Elvis voice is his voice now.22 days ago Esquire
Time to ShineGucci AW’23 Gucci Dolce & Gabbana AW’23 Victor VIRGILEMany of the runways were ashimmer with the sparkle of glitter/diamante/Swarovski crystal/actual diamond(?) You’ll Only Slightly Need a JumperPrada AW’23 Victor VIRGILE Gucci AW’23 GucciYou can’t have winter collections without knitwear, but some brands did the bare minimum. Prada’s were cast in jewel-tones of red and green, while Dolce’s were grey, worn with knee-high boots, like an explorer from the Thirties. Grey suits tend to get a bum rap for being neither here nor there – none of the melodrama of black, the classicism of navy or the playfulness of a check – but in Milan, the grey suit was king. Stay tuned for our takeaways from the Paris shows later this week…16 days ago Esquire
I would add that he's currently on Twitter asking Putin appendage Dmitry Medvedev, "Btw, how’s it going in Bakhmut?" Twitter sued him, claiming he had no basis to exit the agreement and should be forced to complete the deal. He reversed course, saying he would comply with the merger agreement and buy Twitter at $54.20 a share—again, a huge premium. Musk has cited the cost of providing Starlink, which he's claimed is $80 million so far. (While Musk should be commended for this aid to Ukraine's defense, we cannot take Musk's public claims about the financial state of his companies without a boulder of salt.)3 months ago Esquire
On Tuesday, a Russian court upheld a nine-year-long sentencing handed to basketball star Brittney Griner, rejecting her appeal. "We are very disappointed," Brittney Griner’s attorneys said in a statement to the The New York Times after the ruling. Griner's nine-year sentence is incredibly close to the 10-year maximum in Moscow for drug possession, which her lawyers argued was excessive. The WNBA star is worried about being abandoned in Moscow, where the nation is seemingly adamant that she serves her near-maximum sentencing. At last week's NBA championship ring presentation, the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry shouted out Brittney Griner on what was her 32nd birthday.3 months ago Esquire