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Features

Zeus of Wall Street

Zeus of Wall Street

October 24, 1907, Ransom H. Thomas, president of the New York Stock Exchange, rushed from his office to a building across the street. But instead of going to the U.S. Treasury …

American Dynasties

American Dynasties

Foremost are taxes. So many of the great fortunes were built in the nineteenth century, before personal taxes were levied. They were introduced in 1913, and then followed, in …

American Tycoons

American Tycoons

Tycoon. The word comes from Japan, where it means the equivalent of shogun. But long ago America confiscated the title. It was in the U.S. that tycoons became paragons of power …

La Valentina, Mexico City

La Valentina, Mexico City

 Just a few years ago, Mexico City journals were filled with laments over the inexorable decline of traditional Mexican cuisine. At fault, according to pundits, were evolving …

Sparks Steak House, New York

Sparks Steak House, New York

 The salad hits the table, and you can almost hear the wood groan. It seems as if an entire head of lettuce has been sacrificed to make the dish, whose only garnish is a mound of …

Auctions

Auctions

In December, an anonymous collector plunked down more than $11 million at Sotheby's New York for the Henry Graves watch by Patek Philippe & Co., regaled for more than 60 years …

Fashion: Adventure Wear

Fashion: Adventure Wear

The spirit that inspires the adventurous gentle-man of today may be as delicate as the breeze that rustles the pheasant from the blind or as consuming as the obsession that …

10 American Beauties

10 American Beauties

Golf club membership is more than access to a private course, more than an ability to play the game at an accepted level, more than a hefty income statement. Golf club membership …

Jai Alai: Off the Wall

Jai Alai: Off the Wall

Up close, it's easy to see that Andoni Echaniz is a star. He carries himself with an animal grace, pacing a hallway on the balls of his feet like a boxer. Yet he has the look of a …

Royal Horseplay

Royal Horseplay

No matter the setting, no matter the sport, there are always those moments when an entire contest--sometimes even a season or a championship--comes down to the last play of a …

Swiss Watches

Swiss Watches

On a road leading to the small Alpine city of La Chaux-de-Fonds, numerous hairpin turns daunt even the most intrepid sports car enthusiast. Amidst these curves and spectacular …

Intrepid Touring

Intrepid Touring

It would seem I was in a precarious position. All that was between my finned feet and 5,000 feet of blue Pacific Ocean were some chicken wire, a few welded aluminum bars and a …

Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia

Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia

 If the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia had been around in W. C. Fields's day, he might never have wanted to leave. Built in 1983, this eight-story, 365-room hotel is the …

Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel, Udaipur, India

Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel, Udaipur, India

Is sybaritic luxury in India an oxymoron? Decidedly not, if you are fortunate enough to book a reservation at the intimate Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel in picturesque Udaipur.   …

Cigars

Ecuador: Land of Fire

Ecuador: Land of Fire

Volcano Guagua Pichincha is blowing its top, sending plumes of ash and gas six miles into the sky. Quito, the capital of Ecuador, just seven miles away, is coated with layers of …

Smokescreens

Smokescreens

For the past few years, public health officials and anti-smoking activists have been pushing a false equation between cigars and cigarettes. Are reporters wising up?

The Montecristo Cup

The Montecristo Cup

Golf and cigars. The synergy is unmistakable, whether it's on a $20-a-round public course, or an exclusive private club where even guest fees run into the hundreds of dollars. …

Death of a Legend

Death of a Legend

Legendary cigarmaker Ramón Cifuentes Toriello, the mind behind Partagas cigars for decades, died at his sister's home in Madrid on January 3. He was 91.

Ratings from this Issue

92
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Bolivar Corona

Issue Date: April 1, 2000
Bolivar Corona
91
points

Padrón Magnum Maduro

Issue Date: April 1, 2000
Padrón Magnum Maduro
91
points

Puros Indios No. 4 Especial Colorado Claro

Issue Date: April 1, 2000
Puros Indios No. 4 Especial Colorado Claro
90
points

Aurora Preferidos No. 3

Issue Date: April 1, 2000
Aurora Preferidos No. 3

Up Front

Defend Your Rights

Defend Your Rights

"Meat consumption is just as dangerous to public health as tobacco use. It's time we looked at holding the meat producers and fast-food outlets legally accountable."   Dr. …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin,   I can't believe that some of your readers are so incensed at your magazine's decision to run an article on Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federatio…

Insights: Politics—The Demagogues Are Running

Insights: Politics—The Demagogues Are Running

On what political propositions are Americans apparently agreed? There are two. The first is that the President currently in the White House should be replaced. Not by being tossed …

The Good Life

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