The First Ever Longreads Issue, Featuring: Gambling Nuns, Con Men on the Run, and More

New York, NY—June 5, 2019—For the first time, GQ has released an issue devoted almost entirely to long form content. The Summer Beach Reads issue, fronted by actor, writer, and comedian, Seth Rogen, is on stands now. “Remember: You can’t stare mindlessly at Instagram all summer,” writes newly minted editor-in-chief Will Welch in an introduction to the special issue. “So when you’re packing your sunscreen and your towel, bring along the first-ever Summer Beach Reads issue of GQ, too. The #NewGQ era is all about big ideas and bold, exciting changes. And we’re just getting started.”

Highlights of the Summer Beach Reads Issue (not all available online):

Seth Rogen and the Science of Rogenomics

The June/July cover star talks success, career regrets, pottery, and more.

Frances Tiafoe

An introduction to the next great American tennis hopeful who grew up on a tennis court, literally.

King Weir

Legendary Grateful Dead guitarist, Bob Weir, goes in-depth on life, death, and music with Brett Martin.

The Grand Schemes of the Petty Grifter

Jeremy Wilson bounced around the US for years, inventing new identities as he went along: Irish soldier, MIT grad, Hollywood journalist, war hero, and more.

Hunting the Rhino Horn Cartel

Tracking the vigilante determined to bring down Thai poachers.

Holy Rollers

The story of two Southern California nuns who embezzled money from their Catholic school to fund Vegas trips.

Mike Tyson Smokes the Toad

The formerly problematic boxer is entering a new ring: a luxury cannabis resort in the California desert.

The June/July issue of GQ is on stands now. Subscribe to GQ, here.