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September/October 2011
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Saturday Night Live: How it Shapes Our Politics & Culture • September/October 2011

In the October issue of Cigar Aficionado, we look at how "Saturday Night Live" has used comedy to frame the political debate for 35 years. Plus, we talk with Davidoff's new CEO Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard, check out some eco-conscience luxury autos, and sit down with New York Giants defensive end and cigar enthusiast Justin Tuck.

Features

SNL’s Greatest Hits

SNL’s Greatest Hits

Two wild and crazy guys? Yeah, that’s the ticket. Find a popular catch-phrase associated with “Saturday Night Live”—past or present—and you will undoubtedly be talking about one …

The Host with the Most

The Host with the Most

Between the names on the guest-host list for “Saturday Night Live” and the lists of guests, you would be hard-pressed to come up with any Hollywood, or for that matter, American …

The Comedy of Politics

The Comedy of Politics

On a memorable night in September 2008, Tina Fey smiled into the TV camera and declared, “I can see Russia from my house.” The line earned big laughs and with good reason. Fey, …

QB Killer

QB Killer

Justin Tuck has pulled off a minor miracle: Out of his maddening, big-city sports existence, he has still managed to replicate the remote, tiny-town vibe of his youth, living down …

Becoming No. 1

Becoming No. 1

Who’s the No. 1 golfer in the world? For the past decade there was no question: Tiger Woods. When Woods first ascended to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking in June of …

China's Big Break

China's Big Break

If bigger is better, then biggest must be best. At least that’s the logic of Dr. David Chu and his children, a clan that is transforming the landscape of golf in China and, …

Beating the UFC

Beating the UFC

It is the afternoon of May 22, less than a week before the start of the 130th Ultimate Fighting Championship match in Las Vegas. UFC is a mixed martial arts league in which …

High-Performance Hybrids

High-Performance Hybrids

Our ears pick up the first sign that things are not quite as expected as we blast through the winding canyon roads of the Austrian Alps. At 145 klicks (90 miles an hour) the …

Stay Sane on the Plane

Stay Sane on the Plane

You’re about to spend an eternity in a cramped seat sealed in an aluminum tube suspended at 30,000 feet. It’s going to take some serious electronics to help you ignore the …

The Best Watches of 2011

The Best Watches of 2011

With optimism exuding from the big brands, and a slew of new consumer-friendly watches as well as more boutique brands joining the market, 2011 proved to be a year of watchmaking …

Cigars

A Conversation with Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard

A Conversation with Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard

President and CEO of Davidoff

Avoiding Counterfeit Cubans

Avoiding Counterfeit Cubans

Cigar-smoking fans of the classic television comedy Seinfeld might recall Kramer hatching a plan to smuggle in Cubans—as in Cuban cigar rollers, not cigars. His plan goes awry …

Ratings from this Issue

94
points

Padrón Serie 1926 No. 9

Issue Date: October 1, 2011
Padrón Serie 1926 No. 9
94
points

La Reloba Selección Sumatra Torpedo

Issue Date: October 1, 2011
La Reloba Selección Sumatra Torpedo
93
points

Bolivar Corona Extra

Issue Date: October 1, 2011
Bolivar Corona Extra
92
points

Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchill

Issue Date: October 1, 2011
Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchill

Up Front

Good News

Good News

It’s been awhile since we’ve been able to report on good news for cigar smokers. But there’s a bunch out there right now. First of all, in Nevada, Governor Brian Sandoval …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I have never been interested in smoking anything other than a good cigar and I have always tried to be thoughtful about others around me who may not be fans of the …

The Good Life

Fujifilm Finepix x100

Fujifilm Finepix x100

You know the Fujifilm FinePix X100 is unusual the minute you lay eyes on it. The camera looks like an old Leica rangefinder. There’s an optical viewfinder on the left side (who …

Omni Mount Washington

Omni Mount Washington

Sliding high above the treetops at 35 miles an hour on a 550-foot-long zip line, I take in the panoramic vista of the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire’s Bretton …

Cheeky Beef

Cheeky Beef

Food trend followers may have noticed joues de boeuf—a traditional fare of French bistros—appearing on menus across the country. What mightn’t be as obvious to at-home chefs is …

Bóveda Humidors by Savoy

Bóveda Humidors by Savoy

The first order of business when buying a humidor is to make sure it does its job, that is, maintains your cigars humidified to desired level. But, for most of us, that’s not …

The Savile Row Experience

The Savile Row Experience

One of dressing’s supreme joys is owning a Savile Row suit. In the early nineteenth century, tailors began setting up shop on this short street in London’s Mayfair, and it has …

Handsome Dan Football

Handsome Dan Football

When Leather Head Sports owner Paul Cunningham conceived his idea to construct a football, he wanted to accomplish a few specific things: create a football sized for an average …

Manhattan Project

Manhattan Project

A theory of relativity should drive any investigation into what is perhaps the most classic of cocktails: the Manhattan. The brown spirits version and forerunner of the clear …

Mercedes-Benz CLS

Mercedes-Benz CLS

Few brands have had more of an impact on the automotive world than Mercedes-Benz, and perhaps no recent product has more influenced automotive design than the eye-catching CLS. …

The British are Coming

The British are Coming

It’s seldom remembered in this age of Swiss dominance, but quality watchmaking was once the purview of the English. The art of fine horology was actually once cornered by the …

Cruzin Cooler

Cruzin Cooler

It’s been said a thousand times: Americans are a people who love to eat and run. As a brief visit to any fast-food drive-through will testify, we are entranced by the combination …