Esquire in December

The December issue of Esquire includes reflections on life by Leonardo DiCaprio, former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and President-elect Barack Obama, actor Alexander Filippenko's thoughts about death, writer Christopher Hitchens on waiters who pour expensive wine without asking first, and photographer Platon explains how he took Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's photograph for the cover of Time magazine.

Also in this issue: A website offering black people for rent, Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) agents who admit to hating their work, the correspondence between a Canadian terrorist and his Pakistani fiancee, and «22 stories» by Paul Theroux.