November/December 2021
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Brian Cox • November/December 2021

Brian Cox is the boss of Succession, HBO’s newest hit show that everyone is raving about. We talk to the accomplished Scottish-born actor and reveal the secrets of his long and storied career. Also, we dive into the world of streaming entertainment, smoke a cigar with Ryder Cup champion Xander Schaueffler, look at Las Vegas’ newest and biggest casino yet, unveil the sublime spirit of Lowland Scotch, celebrate the return of the Land Rover Defender and much more. On newsstands now.

Features

The Succession Plan

The Succession Plan

Logan Roy looks up from his desk at his youngest son. “What are you waiting for? A kiss?” Logan says to the 30-something-year-old, his disdain for his offspring ever so evident in …

The Unstoppable Stream

The Unstoppable Stream

When the Netflix movie Roma won the Academy Award as 2018’s best foreign film—after the streaming giant unleashed a multimilliondollar advertising campaign lobbying for the same …

Xander’s Victory Cigar

Xander’s Victory Cigar

For Xander Schauffele, the taste of victory in the Ryder Cup turned out to be a cigar. The American star posted three points in his matches as he and his team dominated the …

Brave New Resorts World

Brave New Resorts World

Twenty minutes after a 5:30 p.m. landing in Las Vegas, the call comes from a big-time gambling friend. “Buddy,” the guy says, “you’ve got to get here right away. You need to see …

The Lowland Lowdown

The Lowland Lowdown

When you think of the lands that produce your dram of fine Scotch, your mind’s eye might create a vision of windswept, craggy Highlands or sea-battered islands, or kilt-swathed …

The Return of the Great Defender

The Return of the Great Defender

Call it the “there’s only one way back down” vehicle. The Land Rover Defender is the two-ton machine you want to be encased in when you find yourself wedged at the peak of a …

Cigars

My Favorite Cigar

My Favorite Cigar

Danny DeVito explains why it’s always a good idea to carry a backup cigar. Plus, other notable lovers of the leaf, including Jeremy Piven, John Gotti Jr. and more proclaim their …

The Mystique of Medio Tempo

The Mystique of Medio Tempo

The newest buzzword in the cigar-blending world is medio tiempo: a high-primed leaf that packs a big punch. Despite being a darling to some makers, its enigmatic qualities (even …

An American Dream

An American Dream

Inna Tuler was broke when she fled war-torn Israel in 1991. Today, she’s the head of a California construction conglomerate. And her version of the American dream includes a …

Connoisseur’s Corner: Fuente Fuente OpusX Fuente Fuente

Connoisseur’s Corner: Fuente Fuente OpusX Fuente Fuente

A rare smoke from the first production run of the beloved OpusX line stayed silky smooth after 26 years. Plus three aged Cubans—one of which almost scored a perfect 100.

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Up Front

Are You Not Entertained?

Are You Not Entertained?

This issue begins with a story about one of our favorite actors, a man who stars in one of our favorite shows. Brian Cox can play just about any part: he’s the cool and calculatin…

The Good Life

A Cigar Vision In Red

A Cigar Vision In Red

Red is the color of flame and fire, blood and lips, racing cars and the fruit of original sin. It’s also an inspired choice as an alternative color for cigar accessories. Make a …

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Everest Limited Editions

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Everest Limited Editions

When the American explorer and photographer Cory Richards made his third ascent of Mount Everest in 2019, he wore a special Overseas watch from Vacheron Constantin. The titanium-a…

Super-age Whisky

Super-age Whisky

The whisky arrives at the table in a velvet pouch with a woven ribbon. Inside is a small vial with half an ounce of the precious amber liquid, the most that can be spared to …

Béarnaise Sauce

Béarnaise Sauce

In America, turkey may be the national holiday dish, but once you’re through stuffing your gullet with Thanksgiving fowl, it’s a welcome respite to look to that other feast …

Slippers

Slippers

The classic connection between the lord of the manor and man’s best friend is the ritual of a dog dutifully fetching his master’s slippers (and possibly pipe) to the easy chair at …

Aston Martin DBX

Aston Martin DBX

The British car marque Aston Martin seen in so many James Bond films has always reflected the secret agent’s cool image. But the brand’s first SUV, the DBX, leaves room for both …

Cuban Double-Nine Dominoes

Cuban Double-Nine Dominoes

The clatter of colliding plastic fills the air in Miami’s Little Havana. To the uninitiated, this might sound like someone dropped a bucket of marbles. The noise is actually from …

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