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In the July/August 2012 Cigar Aficionado

Jeff Daniels-The Newsroom

In the August issue of Cigar Aficionado, Jeff Daniels stars in Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom," a show about an overly candid news anchor. We also feature Bubba Watson, the winner of this year's Masters golf tournament, offer our annual NFL preview, and take a look at how some corporate moneymen use their gambling skills to gain long-term profit. Plus, profiles of Jeff Borysiewicz, a big-box cigar store owner who is fighting for cigar rights, and La Aurora, the Dominican Republic's oldest cigarmaker.

Up Front

Editors' Note
Forget About It: Your Home is NOT Your Castle

Out of the Humidor

Good Life Guide

VueZone puts surveillance on your smartphone

Rye whiskey keeps on rollin’

RocketBallz blast off on the fairways

Siglo shows its poker face

Yacht watches master time and tides

The shootout at the pony-car corral

The Ranch at Rock Creek fulfills a cowboy dream

Waterslides are a making a splash

Guayaberas: Cuba’s national uniform

When the sauce is the boss BBQ Sauce Recipes


Inside "The Newsroom"
Aaron Sorkin tapped screen and stage star Jeff Daniels for the lead in his latest vehicle, “The Newsroom,” a show about an overly candid news anchor. The actor stresses the importance of great writing and explains why he’d seriously like to reprise his Dumb and Dumber role.
Bubba Busts Out
Bubba Watson, of the supersonic swing and free spirit, burst onto the golf firmament with his dramatic win at The Masters. But don’t expect success to change his enormous passion nor his willingness to show emotion.
The Winning Edge
Meet the corporate moneymen who put their skill and knowledge to work for fun and—more importantly—profit in casino games and even fantasy football.
NFL Preview
Between high-profile trades, suspensions and tragedy, the NFL’s off-season rivaled the regular season for action. Our pigskin prognosticator assesses the developments and makes some bold picks.
The Calendar Conundrum
For centuries, applying a date function to a watch has demanded either tremendous craftsmanship or a compromise with a movement that needs constant resetting. A new niche offers a cool medium.


Connoisseur's Corner: A Classic El Rey Del Mundo Scores a 98

Mr. Borysiewicz Goes to Washington
How the owner of a big-box cigar store chain made his first visit to the seat of government—not as a tourist, but to fight exorbitant tobacco taxes—and won.
La Aurora
The Dominican Republic’s oldest cigarmaker got that way with a focused attention on the business and a knack for interesting innovation, like its Japanese 5S work principles.
Cuba Report
Buying at the Source
Despite inflation, Havana remains the place to go for good buys in cigar. The key is sticking to the classic brands.

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