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In the September/October 2011
Cigar Aficionado

Saturday Night Live: How it Shapes Our Politics & Culture

In the October issue of Cigar Aficionado, we look at how "Saturday Night Live" has used comedy to frame the political debate for 35 years. Plus, we talk with Davidoff's new CEO Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard, check out some eco-conscience luxury autos, and sit down with New York Giants defensive end and cigar enthusiast Justin Tuck.

Up Front Good Life Guide Features
    Profile : Justin Tuck - New York Giant Justin Tuck punishes his opponents on the field, but off the gridiron he’s all heart

    Cover : "SNL's" Political Laugh Tracts - From Chevy Chase’s pratfall send-ups of Jerry Ford to Tina Fey’s dead-on Sarah Palin, “Saturday Night Live” has been using comic relief to frame the political debate for 35 years.

SNL’s Greatest Hits

The Host with the Most

    Golf : The China Syndrome - The 12-course Mission Hills Hainan golf complex outside Hong Kong may be just the tip of the iceberg for a Chinese golf club renaissance that could lead to 100 courses there.

Champions by the Numbers - “Who’s No. 1?” used to be an easy question. Then Tiger fell from grace, and the world looked to an arcane mathematical system to determine who sits atop the golf totem.

    Gambling : Betting on the Gladiators - Mixed martial arts not only has us watching startling pugilism, it has created openings for gamblers in its UFC version, a sport too young for the odds makers to have completely figured out its probabilities.

    Cars : Speed Goes Green - Remember when assuaging your environmental conscience with a hybrid car meant giving up performance and luxury? High-end automakers are belying that notion with a brace of alternative-energy cars that sometimes out-perform the traditional versions.

    Tech : Flying the Friendly Skies - Our guide to taking the edge off the many hours of cramped airplane time with a trove of portable tech—from noise-cancelling headphones to super laptops to e-books and gaming—will keep you sane on the plane.

    Watches : Best in Show - We conduct our annual review of the Swiss watch shows and come up with a top-10 list for 2011 that includes a return to elegance, an exuberant designing spirit and—gasp—the first electronic watch to ever crack the list.

Cigars
    Cuba Report : The Counterfeit Conundrum - The prospect of smoking Havana cigars is a delight—except when you’ve been duped with fakes. Here’s how to tell the bogus from the real deal.

    Q&A : Davidoff's Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard - The first Davidoff CEO to come from without the close-knit firm nevertheless has deep roots in tobacco. He reveals some of the game plan for the storied cigar company as it begins its second century.

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