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Jan/Feb 02
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Features

American Paradox

American Paradox

First impressions can be deceiving. Dangerously so. Take a certain Academy Award-winning actor, for example. His blue collar "everyman's" face belies a razor-sharp white collar …

Best Face Forward

Best Face Forward

Zodiac signs, handwriting, snack-food preferences - there are numerous ways to gauge a man's personality. So what does a watch say about the man wearing it? Depending on …

Insights: Culture

Insights: Culture

In the weeks after September 11, with the sick odor of smoke still seeping through my neighborhood from Ground Zero, and ambulance sirens italicizing the nights, I began to …

Insights: Indulgences

Insights: Indulgences

It's a well-worn mantra: everything is getting smaller. This miniaturization is expected for everything, it seems, except great stereo speakers. Somehow, the old notion of "bigg…

Insights: Investing

Insights: Investing

The stock market, as represented by popular indices such as the Dow Jones industrial average or Standard & Poor's 500, can be viewed both as a snapshot and as a motion …

Insights: Politics

Insights: Politics

"The first thing we have to do is learn how to pronounce these names," said Charlie Rose, who is about the best thing we have on television these days. The names of places like …

A New Kid in Town

A New Kid in Town

In the red-hot auction arena of contemporary art, price is often a prohibitive factor for potential collectors. Last May in New York, for instance, a wax-and-resin effigy of …

Playing With the Pros

Playing With the Pros

Jack Lemmon was hunched over the ball with his pitching wedge, playing a par 5 on the eighth hole at Cypress Point during a round at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. …

The NFL's Farm System

The NFL's Farm System

Let me come clean right from the start. I only get excited about college players once they make it to the pros. This is roughly equivalent to saying I care little about them in …

The TiVo Revolution

The TiVo Revolution

I grew up in a house filled with books, magazines and newspapers, but only one publication caused near-panic when it was misplaced -- TV Guide . After all, watching TV was hard …

Wagering With the Wiseguys

Wagering With the Wiseguys

The Mandalay Bay sports book is a sea of action. Diode-lit rows of numbers flicker, giving and taking points from favorites and underdogs. Drinks from the bar flow down to the SRO …

Cigars

What This Country Needs Now

What This Country Needs Now

. . . . . . are more great cigars. In times of distress and uncertainty, a good smoke soothes the nerves

Essay: Great Moments

Essay: Great Moments

How an American student withstood the privations of a Moscow winter through smoking

Stan Winston: Smoke and Monsters

Stan Winston: Smoke and Monsters

Wizard of Weird Stan Winston has created some of Hollywood's most dazzling special effects and terrifying screen monsters

The Power Train

The Power Train

Strong Cigars Fuel the Industry's Hottest Trend.

Ratings from this Issue

92
points

La Flor Dominicana Ligero L400

Issue Date: February 1, 2002
La Flor Dominicana Ligero L400
91
points

La Flor Dominicana Ligero L300

Issue Date: February 1, 2002
La Flor Dominicana Ligero L300
91
points

XXO Maduro Apertivo

Issue Date: February 1, 2002
XXO Maduro Apertivo
91
points

Arturo Fuente Añejo S.S.S. Shark No. 77

Issue Date: February 1, 2002
Arturo Fuente Añejo S.S.S. Shark No. 77

Up Front

It's Time for Absolute Patriotism

It's Time for Absolute Patriotism

It's time for every American to step back for a minute, take a hard look in the mirror, and begin to understand what it means to be at war. We've heard the question about …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, The terrorist attacks of September 11 have impacted all our lives in one way or another. I would like to share a very touching story regarding one of our …

The Good Life

Insights: Sports

Insights: Sports

Of course you love the Super Bowl, but have you ever stopped to wonder why? It's not so much pro football's big game as it is a national holiday, held in the midst …