In the Mar/Apr 2008 Cigar Aficionado


Armand Assante

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado, and light up with Hollywood's tough guy Armand Assante. Also, the worldwide explosion of counterfeiting, a 1964 torpedo scoring 98-points, an interview with Ernesto Padilla, and ratings and notes on 75 cigars. That and much, much more, on newsstands now.


Up Front

Editors' Note
Disappointed

Letters
Out of the Humidor

Good Life Guide

Electronics
Amazon Kindle

Drink
Getting the Irish Up

Sport
Callaway FT-i Squareway Woods

Cigars
Lotus T3 Tabletop Lighter

Time
Breitling Flying B Chronograph

Wheels
Cadillac CTS

Places
The Breakers -- Palm Beach

Fun
Stunt Driving School

Style
The Sweater Vest

Gourmet
illy Francis Francis! X7

Features

Profile
Helmut Newton: Provocateur with a Camera
Helmut Newton's sizzling images of gorgeous, nude women pushed Buttons and spoke to society's fixation on beauty and glamour. Today, they fetch huge sums at auctions.
Cover
Hollywood's Tough Guy
Armand Assante has made a Hollywood career out of playing cigar-smoking characters with a hard edge.
Golf
The PGA's Players with Pizzazz
Some professional golfers are not cookie-cutter people with robot-like personalities, and they bring those sometimes off-the-wall qualities to every tournament.
Gambling
In the Month of Madness
For sports book directors, oddsmakers and many gamblers, nothing rivals the sheer betting mayhem of March Madness.
Travel
It's a 4-Wheel World
Whether attacking the Slickrock of Moab at eight miles a day or just cruising the blacktop at highway speeds, Americans have embraced enhanced-traction vehicles in a huge way— and the options are widening all the time.
Cars
Faking It
Counterfeits of top-name luxury brands have exploded on the world market in recent years.
Tech
Sound in a Box
We've got you surrounded with home-theater-in-a-box systems that deliver one-stop-shopping convenience without sacrificing first-class audio.
Style
The (Almost) Lost Art of Custom-Made Shoes
Bespoke shoemaking survives in New York City and remains the classic way to treat your feet to luxury and comfort.

Cigars

Profile
Capital Connections
Florida Congressman Kendrick Meek leverages cigars and politics
Cuba Report
Cigar Diary: Mexico's Cigar King
Max Gutmann is one of the world's great collectors of Cuban cigars as well as Mexico's official Cuban cigar agent.
Interview
An Interview with Ernesto Padilla
A conversation with Ernesto Padilla, owner of Miami's Padilla Cigar Co.


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