“If I had abs,” said the comedian Artie Lange as he held his medicine ball-sized paunch in his hands, “I would be dead.”
The former Howard Stern sidekick was sitting inside the new Varick Street studio that is home to The Nick & Artie Show, the sports-and-comedy talk show on Sirius Radio and DirecTV that he co-hosts with fellow comedian Nick DiPaolo. He was cradling his gut, pointing at the scars where nearly three years ago, in his Hoboken home, he took a 13-inch Wolfgang Puck kitchen knife and stabbed himself repeatedly: Six times with hesitation. Three times with conviction.
Ever wonder what Mad Money and TheStreet.com‘s Jim Cramer was like as a kid? Sure you do!
According to Esquire‘s Scott Raab—whom you may recall controversially reported on the zombie scourge in Newark last year—Mr. Cramer was not unlike young Chas Tenenbaum from Wes Anderson’s 2001 movie The Royal Tenenbaums. Read More
In July, Esquire writer-at-large Scott Raab wrote a story called The Battle of Newark, Starring Cory Booker, which begins in latter-day New Journalism style:
Nearly 275,000 souls live in Newark, New Jersey—twelve miles from New York City—served by a grand total of one movie theater, where Cory Booker, Newark’s mayor, sits on a Sunday Read More
Art Cooper left a trail of stories when he died on June 9 at the age of 65, but more importantly, he left a trail of storytellers. And at one time or another in his 20-year-career, Mr. Cooper took almost all of them- his writers-to the place where a massive stroke felled him: the Grill Read More
Every summer, the editors and writers who work at GQ magazine go on a retreat at the Connecticut country home of the magazine’s editor in chief, Art Cooper. None of them fears the savage round-robin tennis tournament or the sometimes intense work sessions. But they do get a little nervous about the … cheese course. Read More