Esquire Brings Back Satirical Magazine SPY to Make You Laugh, Not Cry, Over the Election

Does this election feel different to you? Newspapers are trying to get ahead of this intense cycle with early endorsements. Presidential campaigns are embracing #TBT photos. Not to mention the kinds of stories eagle-eyed political reporters keep uncovering, from CNN Politics team's Playboy discovery to The Washington Post's continual dive into the annals of Donald Trump's lewd talk and charity missteps. Society might need a little more satirical fun with "the withdrawal of Stewart and Colbert from Comedy Central, the death of Gawker, the return of Hillary, and especially the rise of Donald Trump," wrote SPY co-founder Kurt Andersen in the return of the publication. SPY magazine, which originally launched 30 years ago, may have even created the tiny hand rhetoric that now follows Trump by calling him a "short-fingered vulgarian." They also branded Hillary Clinton as the "first dominatrix of the White House."  "It's as if SPY, a retired superhero, is making a brief, but necessary comeback," Andersen said in Esquire's press release about the return. The online publication will only run until Election Day. Richard Turley The project's return is led by Esquire's editor-in-chief, Jay Fielden, with counsel from Andersen and Joanna Coles, who is Hearst Magazines digital content officer. Josh Wolk, who was previously the editorial director for Vulture as well as the editor of Yahoo Entertainment, will be one of the main editors of the pop-up with Michael Mraz,... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

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