Jul/Aug 98
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Good Guys Smoke Cigars

Good Guys Smoke Cigars

I think everybody needs a hero. Whether you're young or old, you need someone you can look up to," actor Chuck Norris says as he relaxes on his Texas ranch. "I think kids today …

Cafe Atlantico, Washington, D.C.

Cafe Atlantico, Washington, D.C.

If Roberto Alvarez has not achieved the perfect balance of all that is Latin American, he has come as close as anyone in the nation's capital. The philosophy is pretty concise. …

Swinging for the Fences

Swinging for the Fences

It is winter, the time when hibernating baseball fans turn to thoughts of what might have been and what could be, and Bobby Bonilla, a player dogged until recently by accusations …

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

It's Saturday night at Isadora, a restaurant with a pedigreed clientele in Mexico City's tony Polanco district. In the ground-floor cigar parlor, every banker and entrepreneur …

The Heathman Hotel, Portland, Oregon

The Heathman Hotel, Portland, Oregon

If El Niño does to you what the 1996 floods did to many residents of Portland, Oregon, you would do well to find shelter at The Heathman Hotel. Built in 1927, the Heathman is …

The Men Behind the Screens

The Men Behind the Screens

Hollywood and cigars. It's a natural pairing: the good life with a little roguishness thrown in. But it's always the movie moguls that people envision with smokes jutting from …

A Ferocious Golf Course In the Dominican Republic

A Ferocious Golf Course In the Dominican Republic

Published July/August 1998 In the Teeth of the Dog Devout Duffers Pay Homage to the Dominican Course with the Canine Bite By Jeff Williams Mr. Dog emerges …

Baby Boomer's Backyard Gardens

Baby Boomer's Backyard Gardens

The scent of cigar smoke and freshly clipped grass are forever linked in my memory. I can't smell one without thinking of the other. Together, they always suggest Saturday …

California's Superbike Camp

California's Superbike Camp

An ambulance sits on the road just off the track, the shadowy Angel of Imminent Pain waiting patiently inside with his feet on the dashboard. We all seem to notice him simultaneou…

Cartier's Clocks

Cartier's Clocks

The Duke and Duchess of Westminster were having a very bad night. In the fifth year of their marriage, the British royals had a raging scene, which the duchess described in her …

High-Voltage Fireworks

High-Voltage Fireworks

The Fourth of July quickly approaching, George R. "Boom Boom" Zambelli stands near a concrete-block building called a magazine, anxiously watching a 22-ton shipment of explosives …

Men's Suits: Classics Always Come Back In Style

Men's Suits: Classics Always Come Back In Style

We've gone through our experimental stage, as I believe the great social philosopher Marv Albert put it. For the past 20 years or so, men seem to have experimented with a variety …

Professional Polo: High Speed, High Priced

Professional Polo: High Speed, High Priced

Every sport has its championship moment--the singular contest that becomes recognized as the game of the century. For polo, that pinnacle may have been reached in the 1996 …

Restoring Classic Cars

Restoring Classic Cars

Doors swung high like a silvered-steel bird of prey, the Gullwing beckons, dares to be mastered, doubts the ability to tame it. Above all, it toys with the imagination. …

There's Money In Million-Dollar Promotions

There's Money In Million-Dollar Promotions

It's halftime at the big bowl game and the fans are still in their seats, forgoing a dash to the snack bar lines in favor of a million-dollar proposition unfolding on the field. …

Twentieth-Century Glassmakers

Twentieth-Century Glassmakers

Art glass is a medium of intriguing paradoxes. It is translucent yet dense. Dark and opaque until brought to brilliant life through illumination. Brittle in form yet fluid in …

Cigars

Great Moments

Great Moments

Like those who have shared their Great Moments in this space in the past, I, too, have felt the desire to light up for reasons great and small. However, as an asthmatic and a …

The Canary Island Connection

The Canary Island Connection

Cigarmakers in The Canary Islands Try to Rekindle Past Glories While Battling Production Problems

An Interview With Guillermo León

An Interview With Guillermo León

President, León Jimenes Cigars

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La Flor Dominicana 2000 Series No. 1

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La Flor Dominicana 2000 Series No. 1
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Bolivar Numero 4

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Bolivar Numero 4
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Partagas Selection Privada No. 1

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Partagas Selection Privada No. 1
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Bolivar Robusto

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Bolivar Robusto

Up Front

Tobacco Prohibition

Tobacco Prohibition

A full-scale assault on cigars has been launched. Public health bureaucrats and antitobacco activists have joined forces in a one-sided attack, a campaign that seeks to stifle …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I am a federal worker who quite often commutes the Northeast corridor via Amtrak Metroliner from Philadelphia to D.C. and back in the same day. This grueling …

The Good Life

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