This is our fifth annual answer to that other magazine's annual parade of pretty boys. And in a sign that we've outgrown our snarky past, we're rebranding it: Men on Top. It's a celebration of the men who've made their mark on us -- and the world -- in the past year. One is a former Rhodes scholar who writes about neuroscience. One is a reality TV star people love to hate. There's a baseball player, a gay porn star and an economic advisor. In fact the only thing these 15 men have in common is that we find them dashing and magnetic and captivating and -- what's that word? -- oh, yes: sexy.
It's our hope that this list entertains, educates -- but also that it inspires you to tell us whom we missed. Tell us your choices on Open Salon (make sure to tag your post "Salon's men on top"). We'll spotlight the best nominations later this week. But for now, let's get on with the show.