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Contributor Archives: Charles Homans

“Why’s this so good?” No. 19: George W.S. Trow covers Sly Stone’s wedding

It’s hard to think of a single magazine piece that exerts as world-historical an influence upon its genre as Gay Talese’s “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold,” the 1966 Esquire profile that redefined the way that long-form journalists write about celebrities. And it really is that good. Almost half a century later, there are men’s magazines [...]