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Life After Miami Vice

Life After Miami Vice

It's just after 10 p.m. on a Siena summer evening and Don Johnson is struggling to say something. Of course, he is trying to speak Italian. "E fantastico. E incredibile," he says, …

New York's Finest

New York's Finest

September 11, 8:50 a.m. Sgt. Charlie Wilson was in a police van, racing south toward the World Trade Center. He had gone on call six hours before, having been posted at Times Sq…

Insights: Indulgences

Insights: Indulgences

Playing pool (or billiards or snooker) is unique for one delicious reason: no other game is so simultaneously low-class and high-class. It's both raffish and refined. No other …

Insights: Investing

Insights: Investing

Mutual funds come in all shapes, colors and sizes. By far the most popular today are open-end funds (both load and no-load), which offer and redeem shares at the net asset value …

Insights: Politics

Insights: Politics

As he lay dying, one of my early political heroes, Terry Sanford, kindly granted me time for a long conversation and a farewell. He wanted to look back over his life, and I …

Insights: Sports

Insights: Sports

It's springtime in Augusta, and you can bet your solid-core balls the late great Bobby Jones is spinning in his grave. Tiger Woods and the "spring-like effect" of all the …

Rick Pitino

Rick Pitino

It's tempting to say that University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino lives for March. What matters more to a coach than the NCAA tournament, the big dance that …

Gambling: Big Time Baccarat

Gambling: Big Time Baccarat

Lou is a big guy with a big bankroll. He's used to visiting Las Vegas casinos and being schmoozed by hosts, set up with fight tickets and gifted with TV sets and automobiles on …

Super Balls

Super Balls

On the first tee, the day bright with hope and the ego still not deflated, you concentrate on your first shot. Below you on a wooden peg sits a new golf ball glistening in the …

High-Toned Hummer

High-Toned Hummer

Kandahar had fallen, but rather than accept the surrender their leaders had negotiated, a convoy of Taliban and Al Qaeda soldiers quietly slipped from the battered city, heading …

Kicking Into High Gear

Kicking Into High Gear

Maybe you've just received your tax refund and it's burning a hole in your pocket. Or maybe you're about to fork over a bundle and need a new toy to console yourself. Either …

Remembering America's Heroes

Remembering America's Heroes

The tears are fresh here. The people walking slowly down the unfinished plywood exit ramp at the Ground Zero viewing platform seem lost in their own pained reverie. Eyes are …

The Alma Mater Bowl

The Alma Mater Bowl

There isn't enough Mylanta in the world to cure me of college bowl sickness. This malady creeps up in my stomach once a year when I rediscover that there are more bowls than …

The Bravest

The Bravest

Jack Crowe thought he had that Tuesday off. The Thursday before, Crowe, formerly a lieutenant at a firehouse in Brooklyn and today a captain at Manhattan's Engine 28, had been …

The United Styles of America

The United Styles of America

"Yankee Doodle went to town riding on a pony, stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni." Hidden in that lyric, known to every child, is the key to understanding …

To the Rescue

To the Rescue

On the sunny morning of September 11, 2001, the corner of Seventh and Greenwich avenues in downtown Manhattan was a scene of chaos and panic. Doctors, nurses and paramedics were …

Cigars

Menos Es Mas

Menos Es Mas

Less is more. Are the Cubans finally beginning to understand that is a good rule to follow in cigar making?

Great Moments

Great Moments

Our tobacco-growing Virginian follows his fantasy to the Dominican Republic.

The Son of Montecristo

The Son of Montecristo

The Son of Montecristo Peripatetic Benjamin Menendez has left his imprint on nearly every cigar-making country

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Up Front

Pay Them What They're Worth

Pay Them What They're Worth

In our profiles of American heroes this month, one quote hits home particularly hard. It came from New York City firefighter John Whaler, of Engine 291 in Queens. His perspectiv…

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Published March/April 2002 - Out of the Humidor Dear Marvin, This picture is a close-up of my grandson's face. Besides his big grin, he has a cigar in his mouth. It …

The Good Life

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