In the May/June 2005 Cigar Aficionado


Jimmy Smits

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado and have a smoke with Jimmy Smits. Also, cigar-industry charity, casino-backed golf courses, a classic Flor de Cano, Chrysler's comeback, betting baseball, pool's lady pros, the muscle of "American Chopper" and much, much more, on newsstands now.


Up Front

Editors' Note
Our Heroes

Letters
Out of the Humidor

Good Life Guide

Electronics
Oregon Scientific Waterproof MP3

Drink
2002 Burgundy

Sport
Babolat VS NCT Tour Racket

Cigars
Alfred Dunhill Stingray Skin Accessories

Time
TAG Heuer Monaco Sixty Nine

Wheels
BMW 330i

Places
Hotel Bel-Air, Beverly Hills

Fun
Whitewater Rafting

Style
Allen-Edmonds Eastport Boat Shoe

Gourmet
Great Knive

Dining
Café Martorano, Fort Lauderdale

Features

Profile
Born to be Wild
The success of "American Chopper" rests not only on the beauty of the bikes the stars create but on their combative relationship as well.
Ladies of the Cloth
In a sport with few financial rewards, professional pool players play for the love of the game.
CigarAficionado.com: Women of CA gallery
Cover
Mr. Smits Goes to Washington
Jimmy Smits talks softly and without a big shtick about the education of Hollywood, his love of cigars and a possible (scripted) move to the West Wing.
Golf
Winning is Everything
The PGA Tour in 2004 welcomed ten first-time victors, from rookies to veterans who had toiled for years
Casino Courses
Once an afterthought, golf has become a necessity in the quest to lure high-roller gamblers
Gambling
Long Balls & Long Shots
For many longtime gamblers, the challenge of beating baseball is irresistible
Sports
Foul Behavior
Pro athletes are facing heavier fines and longer suspensions for misconduct, but league officials feel it's a small price for maintaining the image and marketability of their sports
Cars
What's Driving Chrysler's Comeback
How DaimlerChrysler stanched the fiscal blood flow at its U.S. division with a return to its heritage of edgy innovations and a model that has been turning bling into ca-ching
Tech
Cool, Calm, Connected
Whole-home entertainment delivers the digital promise of shared music, photos, video and more

Cigars

Industry
Cigars For Hope
Cigarmakers and their customers have a warm heart for the needy
Cuba Report
Havana Nights 2005
The Festival del Habano showcased some great new cigars and lots of revelry as usual


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