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Looking for faults in perfect Henrik Lundqvist

espn.com — 9:37 AM ET Chris JonesESPN Senior Writer Close Chris Jones is a feature writer for ESPN The Magazine. He is also a Writer at Large for Esquire. TORONTO -- Henrik Lundqvist is so good-looking, he makes me sick. In the flesh, he looks as though he's been custom-made to make the rest of us feel bad about ourselves.

Rink of dreams: Simple things make hockey great

espn.com — 12:05 PM ET Chris JonesESPN Senior Writer Close Chris Jones is a feature writer for ESPN The Magazine. He is also a Writer at Large for Esquire. TORONTO -- The things that make hockey beautiful are the same things that limit its popular appeal. It's almost too exotic for its own good.

God Save John Cleese

classic.esquire.com — Read anything Esquire has ever published - over 1,000 issues and 50,000 articles. New issues added as they are published. Don't wait for the mail! Curated, timely recommendations so you know where to start.

The Making of the Twenty-First-Century Soldier (Part 1)

classic.esquire.com — Last December, Army Specialist COLBY BUZZELL appeared in Esquire as a Best and Brightest honoree for his extraordinary Web log (cbftw.blogspot.com), which chronicled in riveting detail his service in a Stryker brigade with the First Battalion, 23rd Regiment, in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

Hell Sucks by Michael Herr

Hell Sucks by Michael Herr

Michael Herr's Hell Sucks

esquire.com — I read Michael Herr's Dispatches years ago on a beach, a torn-up swollen paperback that took on the smell of the ocean. I still have it in my office. That book is a sacred object.

Xeno & Oaklander: Topiary album review

irishtimes.com — Album: Topiary Artist: Xeno & Oaklander Label: Ghostly Internationa Genre: Electronic Minimal synth duo Xeno & Oaklander have been casting their moody spell for a decade, but their fourth album continues their very gradual journey from darkness to light.

"Why's This So Good?" No. 104: Michael Brick and an ordinary legal dispute

niemanstoryboard.org — This is the third of ten stories Storyboard will post from a new collection honoring Michael Brick [see our 5 Questions on the project], each featuring an introduction by a writer who loved his work. Today's entry is introduced by Chris Jones.

Welcome to Rio - Esquire Classic

classic.esquire.com — Colby Buzzell's official slogan, "Live Your Passion," which, as it turns out, is also the official slogan of the 2016 Rio Games. Shortly after landing, on your way to baggage claim, a young Brazilian girl hands you a tourist map of Rio de Janeiro.
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Sep 27, 2016

Covering the English football team is like watching a man stepping on rakes until he just decides that's what walking is now.

Sep 27, 2016

A new story from our lost friend Michael Brick. Writing lives forever.  https://blog.longreads.com/2016/09/27/ruback/# 

Sep 26, 2016

I stopped writing about my family a few years ago because there are bad people out there. But good people still outnumber them by a lot.

Sep 25, 2016

I get that the debate is a big deal, but who's watching that to make up their minds? Who's undecided? Who might switch?

Sep 25, 2016

The world can seem big and overwhelming. I think maybe a father's and mother's job is to make it smaller.  http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/17633271/nhl-world-cup-hockey-watching-sports-your-son-best-thing-ever 

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