Sellout Nation — GQ
Remember when “selling out” was the worst thing an artist could do? If you licensed your song to an ad, you were a sellout. If you let them make your novel into a movie, you were a sellout. If you wanted to make a commercial, you had to do it in Korea so no one here would see it. But now? Everyone does it. Oscar winners. Knighted sirs. Even Bob Dylan. And no one cares! The big risk now isn’t selling out—it’s doing it wrong. GQ teamed up with Danny McBride and his Vice Principals co-star Walton Goggins to demonstrate how to sell out without selling your soul.
Welcome Back to Twin Peaks, David Lynch — GQ
Seventy-one years after David Lynch’s debut in Missoula, 40 years after the premiere of Eraserhead, and 25 years after Laura Palmer said good-bye to Special Agent Dale Cooper, the most daring auteur in Hollywood goes to the one place that seemed off-limits.
Best New Restaurants — Esquire
Esquire's favorite new restaurants of 2015—a tribute to our late food editor, Josh Ozersky.
Pop Culture: Now in Living Color! — GQ
#oscarssowhite. Whitewashing. Lena Dunham. Is the racial gap in Hollywood narrowing, or are we just playing a slow game of catch-up? GQ looks at the state of race in pop culture, including Jordan Peele’s new racially tense horror movie, the not-so-woke trend of actors playing other ethnicities, and just how funny (or scary) it is to make fun of white people.
Yes, There Is a Male Engagement Ring — GQ
He wants it...but he doesn’t want to want it. Jessi Klein’s husband works through his complicated feelings about the ultimate status symbol.
Comedic Duos — GQ
GQ asked the best comedy teams of today to channel their favorite dynamic duos of the past.
Musicals! (Now for Men!) — GQ
We know you hate musicals. And we know what they bring to mind. Happy sailors breaking out into spontaneous swells of song. Little teapots dancing around the stage. But admit it. You’ve loved a few. You’ve hummed a few. You love Hamilton. And right now the musical is back big-time. Sing it with us! (Or maybe not.) It’s time for all of us—even Tom Brady (we’ve written a musical for you, Tom!)—to stop resisting and face the music.
The Outsiders — GQ
They steal scenes from stars. They’re dangerous even when they don’t play bad guys. And they definitely aren’t doing this for an invite to the Oscars. (Although you’ll probably see some of them there.) These charismatic Hollywood misfits are the most unpredictable actors in the game.
Searching for Infinity at GameStop — Esquire
The new generation of video games attempts to give us what real life can’t: endless possibility.