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

Editors' Note
Good News

Letters
Out of the Humidor

Good Life Guide

Tools
Bóveda Humidors by Savoy

Electronics
Fujifilm Finepix x100

Drink
Manhattan Project

Sport
Handsome Dan Football

Time
The British are Coming

Wheels
Mercedes-Benz CLS

Places
Omni Mount Washington

Fun
Cruzin Cooler

Style
The Savile Row Experience

Gourmet
Cheeky Beef

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

Tasting
Connoisseur's Corner: Corojo-Seed Classics

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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