Patton Oswalt, the actor/comic talks about epic TV, The Return of the Jedi, the blessings of early failure, and a dirty animal joke.
Read the Esquire Q&A HERE.
Esquire magazine is turning 75 and is celebrating the momentous event by releasing the first magazine ever with an electronic-ink-display cover. Only 100,000 copies of the high-tech October issue are heading to newstands, since the technology is still new and expensive.
The flashy cover, which uses the same technology as the Amazon Kindle e-book reader, is powered by a special battery that will keep the display on for at least 90 days. David Granger, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, told The New York Times that the magazine has been playing with the idea of using electronic paper since 2000 until it finally became possible and hired an engineer in China to develop a battery small enough to be inserted in the magazine cover.
In a nod to the digital age, Esquire’s cover will flash the words “the 21st Century Begins Now,” and the issue will be dedicated to “exploring the ideas, people and issues that will be the foundation of the 21st century” according to Granger.
This little stunt will cost the magazine a pretty penny, which is why Ford will co-sponsor the issue by running a double-page e-ink advertisement on the back of the magazine featuring the new Ford Flex crossover vehicle.
Expect the magazine to hit newstands in mid-September and eBay shortly thereafter. Can’t wait to see the bidding war on this one. (Reprinted from Yahoo Buzz)
It’s been a busy year for the Avengers. First, Tony Stark returned in Iron Man 3, this year’s most successful film at the box office. A few months later, the Marvel universe was expanded even more with ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
And in November Thor: The Dark World, the follow-up to the 2011 film will swing into theaters like a flying hammer. To celebrate the release, The Shortlist commissioned artists to create their own poster designs for the film.
As we approach the holiday shopping season, Esquire magazine takes a year-by-year look back over the last eight decades at the must-have presents that sent parents a-tramplin’. See the slideshow HERE.
See the 2008 list here.
The daily fresh-pulled mozzarella runs out before the line of customers at Salumi, started by Armandino Batali (Mario’s dad). Don’t let the curing bats of fennel-studded finocchiona dangling from meat hooks distract: You want the porchetta — braised-until-melting pork shoulder with peppers, carrots, and onions on a stout roll to soak up the profligate juices. (309 Third Avenue South; 206-621-8772)