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Features

Gambling in America

Gambling in America

It's Saturday night in Uncasville, Connecticut, a little town in the middle of nowhere. Common wisdom holds that the place should be dead. And it is. Until you proceed down a new …

The Magazine Magnate

The Magazine Magnate

High above New York's Times Square, Steve Florio has locked his hands behind his head, elbows out, and is leaning back in his chair considering his position atop the publishing …

The Burgundian Model

The Burgundian Model

Robbie Meyer drives an SUV up dirt roads, tacking left and right. He's heading for a patch of Burgundy hidden in Sonoma's Alexander Valley, the source of two California Chardonnay…

The Never-Ending Power Lunch

The Never-Ending Power Lunch

Barry Diller prefers an interior table, backed by another table and out in the open where casual conversation may be picked up and repeated in a gossip column the following day. …

The Ultimate NFL Game

The Ultimate NFL Game

What would happen if we let the greatest football players ever compete against each other in a single game? What if Joe Montana was handing off to Jim Brown, or Dan Marino was …

21st Century Links

21st Century Links

A trip to play at St. Andrews or Ballybunion or Royal Dornoch is much more than a golf junket, much more than just shots and putts, or pars and bogeys. For those who play golf …

Bentley's Big Secret

Bentley's Big Secret

About the only things missing were the retinal scan and strip search. To get inside, you needed to be properly escorted, carry a special pass -- and sign an ironclad confidentiali…

Desktop Hollywood

Desktop Hollywood

Video editing is the most exciting thing you're not doing with your computer. Think about it -- you can dust off that drawerful of tapes from birthday parties, graduations and …

All Aboard

All Aboard

At age 49, Mandy Patinkin looks more like a very happy eight-year-old than a grown man as he lies sprawled on the floor underneath the platform that holds up his massive train set …

Goal! Italia!

Goal! Italia!

One day a few thousand years ago, a funny thing happened at the forum. A Roman showed up with a sheet draped across his shoulder, called it a toga, made a few dramatic gestures -- …

Cigars

Betting On Talanga

Betting On Talanga

UST has been in the cigar business for nearly 30 years, but success has been elusive. The answer might lie in the Talanga Valley of Honduras

Quality Time

Quality Time

After years of struggling to meet demand for tobacco, growers and cigarmakers are again focusing on quality, not quantity

The Fat Cigar Trend

The Fat Cigar Trend

They're too big for some cutters, cigar cases and perhaps your mouth, but extra-fat cigars are in big demand

Ratings from this Issue

93
points

Padrón Magnum Maduro

Issue Date: October 1, 2002
Padrón Magnum Maduro
92
points

Trinidad Mini Belicoso

Issue Date: October 1, 2002
Trinidad Mini Belicoso
92
points
Hoyo de Monterrey Edición Limitada Particulares
91
points

Aurora Preferidos No.2 Maduro De Luxe Edition

Issue Date: October 1, 2002
Aurora Preferidos No.2 Maduro De Luxe Edition

Up Front

Each to His Own Vice

Each to His Own Vice

Come on, America. Have some fun. We all know every man has his own favorite way to let loose and enjoy life to the fullest. A little leisure activity, maybe spiced up with a …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, You hit the problem on the spot. I am a member of United Airlines's frequent flyer program. The quality of service on board their planes and on the ground has …

The Good Life

Betters Fly Rod

Betters Fly Rod

Searching for the perfect fly rod among the dizzying array of commercial options could be a life's work, but why bother, when less than $500 and a few hours of fitting gets you a …

Brompton Bike

Brompton Bike

Your private plane touches down on the idyllic Caribbean isle. In the airport other travelers wait in line for cabs and drivers. But instead of joining the throng, you unzip your …

2000 Léoville Las Cases

2000 Léoville Las Cases

If you haven't heard about Bordeaux's 2000 vintage, then you probably don't drink wine. The year matched the symbolic appeal of the millennium by producing fabulous red wines in …

Run Silent, Run Deep

Run Silent, Run Deep

Your friends all drive Hummers and fly Cessnas. How do you make amends? With the latest, greatest power toy: the personal submarine. At its smallest it's a two-seat addendum to …

Xikar Xi3 Redwood Cutter

Xikar Xi3 Redwood Cutter

Perhaps you thought a redwood cutter was an ax meant to chop down those massive trees from California or a lumberjack who hews them. To cigar lovers, however, the phrase denotes …

BeoSound 2

BeoSound 2

It's the space pod that came to earth to free your music. Bang & Olufsen's BeoSound 2 MP3 player combines a flying-saucer design with twenty-first-century sound fidelity and …

Zegna Twin Tie

Zegna Twin Tie

If choosing one tie is a major fashion crisis, take two instead. Ermenegildo Zegna, the Italian couturier, makes that exceedingly easy to do with its Twin Tie, designed by Daniele …