The writer Mark Simpson coined the term in an article for British newspaper The Independent about his visit to a GQ exhibition in London: “The promotion of metrosexuality
was left to the men’s style press, magazines such as The Face, GQ, Esquire, Arena and FHM, the new media which took off in the Eighties and is still growing …
 Apparel Arts continued until 1957 when it was transformed into a quarterly magazine for men, which was published for many years by Esquire Inc. Apparel was dropped
from the logo in 1958 with the spring issue after nine issues, and the name Gentlemen’s Quarterly was established.
The Parents Television Council was the first to react to the photo spread when it was leaked prior to GQ’s planned publishing date.
 The photoshoot was published as planned and Dianna Agron went on to state that the photos did push the envelope, that they did not represent who she is any more than
other magazine photo shoots, but that she was a 24-year-old adult in the photo shoot, and wondered why the concerned parents allowed their eight year old daughters to read any racy issue of the adult magazine GQ.
Jim Nelson was named editor-in-chief of GQ in February 2003; during his tenure, he worked as both a writer and an editor of several National Magazine Award-nominated pieces,[citation
needed] and the magazine became more oriented towards younger readers and those who prefer a more casual style.
 Men of the Year GQ (U.S.) first named their Men of the Year in 1996, featuring the award recipients in a special issue of the magazine.
GQ (formerly Gentlemen’s Quarterly) is an American international monthly men’s magazine based in New York City and founded in 1931.
 In 1979 Condé Nast bought the publication, and editor Art Cooper changed the course of the magazine, introducing articles beyond fashion and establishing GQ as a general
men’s magazine in competition with Esquire.
The publication focuses on fashion, style, and culture for men, though articles on food, movies, fitness, sex, music, travel, celebrities’ sports, technology, and books are
 Management decided not to publish the story on GQ’s website or in Condé Nast’s foreign magazines, not to publicize the story, and asked Anderson not to syndicate the
story “to any publications that appear in Russia”.
 Criticism of the Bible and Western literary canon On April 19, 2018, the editors of GQ published an article titled “21 Books You Don’t Have to Read” in which
the editors compiled a list of works they think are overrated and should be passed over, including Catcher in the Rye, The Alchemist, Blood Meridian, A Farewell to Arms, The Old Man and the Sea, The Lord of the Rings, and Catch-22.
 The day after the magazine’s publication in the United States, bloggers published the original English text and a translation into Russian on the internet.
The popularity of the magazine among retail customers, who often took the magazine from the retailers, spurred the creation of Esquire magazine in 1933.
 Russian apartment bombings GQ’s September 2009 U.S. magazine published, in its “backstory” section, an article by Scott Anderson, “None Dare Call It Conspiracy”.
Jim Moore, the magazine’s fashion director at the time of her death in 2009, described the choice as unusual, observing that “She was not from men’s wear, so people said she
was an odd choice, but she was actually the perfect choice”.
Jim Moore also noted that she changed the publication’s more casual look: “She helped dress up the pages, as well as dress up the men, while making the mix more exciting and
varied and approachable for men.
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