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Gene Hackman • Sep/Oct 00

Features

Gene Hackman: On Top of His Game

Gene Hackman: On Top of His Game

"I used to have to borrow my daughter's car to go to interviews in Hollywood. Just a piece-of-shit Toyota and I'd have to park it a couple of blocks [away] and walk so I wouldn't …

High-Definition Television

High-Definition Television

The first time you see digital high-definition television, the only appropriate response is "Wow!" The picture is incredibly sharp and clear, with deep, true colors and amazing …

Malliouhana Hotel: Caribbean Queen

Malliouhana Hotel: Caribbean Queen

 Pelicans silently waft past my terrace as I recline on a well-padded chaise longue. The birds bank before turning to glide with the wind. Spying fish, they plunge 30 feet to the …

Road Warriors

Road Warriors

The most technologically advanced racing cars in the world also happen to be the most dangerous. Powerful enough to accelerate to 100 mph from nothing in four seconds and brake …

Suitable Visions

Suitable Visions

Casual Fridays, dot-com startups, and jeans notwithstanding, the classic business suit is--as it was for the last century--the corporate uniform of the day. After all, who would, …

Insights: Culture—Death Penalty Reevaluation

Insights: Culture—Death Penalty Reevaluation

What do former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, actors Ed Asner and Danny Glover, conservative columnist George Will, the Reverend Pat Robertson and former Marine war hero Oliver …

Insights: Finance—Golden Reflections

Insights: Finance—Golden Reflections

Wealth is increased and preserved through ownership of many investment vehicles. One that is out of fashion is the ownership of gold and silver, an asset class that has been …

Insights: Indulgences—Dining for 100 Dollars

Insights: Indulgences—Dining for 100 Dollars

The challenge was simple. The criteria were loose but specific. "What could you get for a 'hundy' these days?" asked a jaded friend of mine, referring to one hundred bucks. It had …

Insights: Sports—Picking This Year's NFL Winners

Insights: Sports—Picking This Year's NFL Winners

Watching the NFL this season will be like learning the names of new neighbors. Because so many of your longtime neighbors have moved away.   You never needed to check …

Andalusian Ambrosia

Andalusian Ambrosia

Ignacio Osborne eats his breakfast as light jazz wafts through the Icon restaurant at The Court, one of New York's new hip W Hotels. It's an unlikely place to encounter the …

Internet Gambling

Internet Gambling

It was football season, and one west Texas gambler named Chris was bored. Other than the trips he made to the Las Vegas sports books once or twice a year, betting on games had …

Driver's Ed

Driver's Ed

A few years ago I attended a weeklong session at a Vermont golf school that was based on the old model of golf instruction and had received substantial acclaim. The curriculum was …

Cigars

Cuban Road Trip

Cuban Road Trip

With the police in tow, our European editor takes a tour of the historic towns of Sancti Spíritus and Trinidad

Great Moments

Great Moments

In the Company of Friends

Mexico's Identity Crisis

Mexico's Identity Crisis

The cargo ship Katerina sits at the dock in Veracruz, Mexico. The hulking orange behemoth looks as old as the port city itself, more rust than metal. A crane slowly lowers steel I …

An Interview with General Cigar

An Interview with General Cigar

An interview with The Cullmans of General Cigar holdings Inc. and Lennart Sunden, president and CEO of Swedish match

Ratings from this Issue

93
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Sancho Panza Caballero

Issue Date: October 1, 2000
Sancho Panza Caballero
93
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Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Diplomatico Maduro
92
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Sancho Panza Glorioso

Issue Date: October 1, 2000
Sancho Panza Glorioso
91
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Sancho Panza Valiente

Issue Date: October 1, 2000
Sancho Panza Valiente

Up Front

Extinction of the Little Guy

Extinction of the Little Guy

There's never been anything like it in history. In the past few years, we've seen mergers that would have boggled people's minds even in the empire-building days of the robber …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I was ecstatic to read your comments regarding the private lives of potential leaders of this country. I have long advocated exactly the same stand you made in …

The Good Life

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