In the May/June 2013 Cigar Aficionado


Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne is serious about his craft but has made sure that cigars play a role in his real life. Read about his distinguished career and smoking preferences in the June issue of Cigar Aficionado. Also, read how Mercedes has returned to its SL roadster roots as well as an interview with former NFLer Tony Siragusa. Plus, see how cigar lovers have built creative “man caves” in their homes, as well as an interview with Davidoff’s Hendrik Kelner.


Up Front

Editors' Note
A State of Mind

Letters
Out of the Humidor

Good Life Guide

Electronics
Stereo sound via Bluetooth.

Drink
Rum drinks taken up a notch.

Sport
The next step in adjustable golf clubs.

Cigars
A best-of-both-worlds lighter.

Time
Keeping time by the millisecond.

Wheels
Range Rover gets a facelift.

Places
Luxury and intrigue in Vietnam.

Fun
A school for fly-fishing.

Style
Shirts with dual personalities.

Gourmet
Eating shrimp like James Bond.

Features

Cover
Laurence of the Cinema
The distinguished actor Laurence Fishburne, who began his career as a child, cut his teeth on Apocalypse Now and went on to a career of memorable film projects, has lately enjoyed small-screen success in TV’s “Hannibal.” Now he returns to the movies as Perry White in Man of Steel. Why is that fitting? He’s a big comic fan.
Golf
Open-Minded
America’s national championship is not so much a test of skill as of will. With classic courses fine-tuned for treachery, playing the tournament is a constant process, weighing risk against reward, until it becomes more a mind field than a minefield. Also, a look at the public venues that have hosted the U.S. Open.
Gambling
Missing Your Marker
What happens when you play on credit and can’t pay the piper? Whether the casino treats your marker like a bounced check or some hard guys show up at your door with a wrench, gambling with borrowed money can turn out to be a bitch.
Cars
The Mercedes Diet
How the German automaker put its long-lived SL line on a slimming regimen, achieving slighter dimensions on the sixth-generation SL that recall the original model: the legendary Gullwing that defined sports cars to come.

Cigars

Profile
Tony Siragusa
Whether delivering punishing hits on the gridiron as a defensive lineman, smoking Cubans with Charlie Sheen, talking sports on television or hosting “Man Caves,” the former Baltimore Raven they call Goose lives life on his own terms.
Industry
Henke Kelner
The cigar legend behind Davidoff’s transition to the Dominican Republic talks about how the taste profile changed after the company left Cuba, and his theories about mapping tobacco types on the tongue.
Cuba Report
Habanos Festival
A group of Montecristos took center at Cuba’s annual cigar celebration, with tennis legend Boris Becker and Man of the Year Danny Glover in attendance. Plus, the best of Havana cuisine.
Culture
Man Caves
From the sumptuous and ambitious to the simple and easily achievable, gentlemen’s retreats meant for sodality or solitude are the rage in indoor masculine décor. And, of course, there should always be room for a great cigar.
CigarAficionado.com: Slideshow—Man Caves


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