From God to music to beauty to you, we feature any and everything about life. That is why we are called Esque 21 — for you get a taste of all things great and small, 21st century and mainstream. And most importantly, this magazine is written by you.
We are all creatures in great want of external validation and praise for our erratic self-esteems. So when we receive superficial compliments, we naturally reach a temporal high…But should we really be flattered by comments directed solely at our physical attributes? Are our compliment givers sincere and do their words pierce beyond the surface? If the answer is no, then perhaps it is time to start asking ourselves why we hold onto such emptiness.
A wondrously poignant piece on the hopes and sorrows that come with falling in love, breaking up, and letting go. What happens when you finally meet again? Will you be brought back to the place you took forever to leave, or would you be happier in the only way you know how?
Art Spiegelman is a world-renowned and amazing artist. Enjoy one writer’s review of his latest art exhibition and decide whether or not you should check it out!
Why do we live our lives as if we will live forever? Ponder upon this writer’s beautiful exposition of life broken down by love, and the fine line that separates us from all that we are meant to be.
Beauty is one of the most desirable traits on the planet. However, beneath those complex layers of aesthetic wonder and perfection lie untold pain and scars. Read this writer’s amazing and eye-opening deconstruction of fashionable beauty and the true ugliness behind it all.
Be still, quiet your heart, and realize life for the first time. Where do you fit in this grand history of the universe? A poet explores the notion of stillness, presence and eternity come.
No matter how good people are, it is undeniable that every human heart has seen its ugliness and embraced darkness. We deserve death for the people we pretend to be and for killing the people we should be. Is there no hope then for the tragedies of evil residing in each one of us? Or can love and grace overcome such insatiable death?
Silver Linings Playbook is a triumph in so many ways as evidenced by its numerous Oscar nominations. Read a writer’s in-depth review to find out why this emotional and unpredictable masterpiece deserves more than cinema’s golden statue of approval.
The joys and sorrows of beauty are manifold, and females often suffer the short end of this cruel measuring stick. Read one writer’s thoughts on the value of slimness, imperfections, and how to deal.
Sunsets are the signatures of God, inspiring nature and poetry of the human soul. Read this poet’s experience in Switzerland, as she basks in the tranquility of the setting sun.