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Nov/Dec 97
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Pierce Brosnan • Nov/Dec 97

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Brosnan. Pierce Brosnan.

Brosnan. Pierce Brosnan.

There is a hush on the set. Smoke and the smell of cordite billow through the dark, sinister interior of the enemy ship. Pierce Brosnan, clad in guerrilla black, a machine gun …

City Wine & Cigar Co., New York City

City Wine & Cigar Co., New York City

Down a seemingly deserted street in Tribeca, a block from the Holland Tunnel, lies an oasis. The lower Manhattan building is large but inconspicuous. At first, you think someone …

Fourways, Paget, Bermuda

Fourways, Paget, Bermuda

When John Harvey, of the Bristol Cream family, built Fourways in 1727, his Bermuda home quickly gained a reputation for extravagant dinner parties, after which guests were welcome …

Art Underfoot

Art Underfoot

When former pro basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar converted to Islam, he became interested in Islamic culture and art. Such was the visual strength--the color and design--of …

Auto Hypnosis

Auto Hypnosis

Of all the deceased presidents, the picture of the 28th, Woodrow Wilson, on the United States $100,000 bill commands by far the most respect. Issued in 1934 and backed with gold, …

Buttoned Up

Buttoned Up

Where now is the counterpart of Berry Wall, who once changed his attire at Saratoga Springs 40 times in a day to become known as the 'King of the Dudes,' or of Boston's Mrs. Jack …

Fairways to Heaven

Fairways to Heaven

Close your eyes and try to imagine golf heaven. You do not need a tee time. There are no green fees. There is never a group in front of you when you are ready to hit. If you do …

Goin' for Bones

Goin' for Bones

From his narrow perch on the bow of a 17-foot skiff, Mel Magidson squints into the crystalline water, struggling to see the drifting shadows of translucent bonefish that lurk …

Hedging Stress

Hedging Stress

The Treasury bond pit at the Chicago Board of Trade is particularly active very early one Wednesday morning in February. Alan Greenspan, the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, …

Into Africa

Into Africa

"She's very hungry," whispered our guide. Less than 20 feet away crouched a lean lioness, her ribs clearly visible. She stood perfectly still, every muscle in her powerful body …

Mega Sports

Mega Sports

Every night during football season, millions of devoted fans stay up well past their bedtimes to catch the final edition of ESPN's "Sports Center." Though some of these viewers …

Platinum Blind

Platinum Blind

It's the late 1500s and the Spanish conquistadores are busily ransacking the cultures of Latin America, looking for gold and silver to take back to the mother country. Both metals …

Radio Flyers

Radio Flyers

Looking through the video camera viewfinder, there's a clear shot of the 1940s vintage yellow Piper Cub passing leisurely over the center of the runway. Despite the stiff …

Thriving Miss Daisy

Thriving Miss Daisy

"I would be either a rocket scientist or brain surgeon," Daisy Fuentes says with a laugh, tossing back her glossy brown mane. The MTV host, Revlon supermodel and former cable talk …

Whose Life Is It?

Whose Life Is It?

(Editor's note: What follows is a reprint of an article that ran on the op-ed page of The New York Times on Aug. 14, 1997. © 1997, The New York Times. Reprinted with permission.…

Food of the Gods

Food of the Gods

When Hernando Cortés marched into Mexico in search of gold, little did he know that the most valuable bounty today from his conquest of the Aztecs would literally grow on trees. …

The Man Who Lit Up the World

The Man Who Lit Up the World

On a chilly December afternoon in 1877, a group of men working in a small laboratory located in the isolated countryside of Menlo Park, New Jersey, gathered around a table where …

Highlands Inn, Carmel, California

Highlands Inn, Carmel, California

Just outside Monterey, that feeling sets in. Maybe it's the converging smells of sea and pine, or coming around a curve and seeing that long ribbon of spectacular coast, but there …

Hotel Claris, Barcelona, Spain

Hotel Claris, Barcelona, Spain

In any other city, the neoclassic facade of this former royal palace would stop you like a heart attack. But this is Barcelona, where buildings by Antoni Gaudí seem to dot every …

Cigars

Smoking with the Enemy

Smoking with the Enemy

As One Cigar Aficionado Discovered, U.S.customs is playing hardball with smugglers of Cuban cigars

A Key to History

A Key to History

A New Museum Recalls a Time When Key West Was Cigar Central

Dominican Flowers

Dominican Flowers

A Relative Newcomer to the Cigar Industry, La Flor Dominicana Is Taking Root and Blooming

Law and the Cigar

Law and the Cigar

Cigars and lawyers have a long and close history

The Barn

The Barn

Raised in a Family of Florida Shade Tobacco Farmers, the Author Fights To Save a Piece of That Past

Dancing Free

Dancing Free

Two decades after his great leap westward, Mikhail Baryshnikov is still footloose.

Talk with Falk

Talk with Falk

Versatile actor Peter Falk returns to his role as the legendary cigar smoking sleuth, Columbo.

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Up Front

Five Years of Pleasure

Five Years of Pleasure

It's been five years since we began our journey into the world of Cigar Aficionado . Five years filled with highlights: our first issue, the launch dinner at the St. Regis …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, My husband, Tim, and I were married after knowing each other only six days, and we come from two completely different worlds. He was born and raised on a farm …

The Good Life

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