MARCH 2010

Details' 10th Anniversary

The Remasculated Man

Thanks to guys like Conan O'Brien and James Franco, we're on the cusp of a watershed moment in male mojo. Plus: a look at the ups and downs of manliness in the pages of this magazine.

Robert Pattinson

The earnest, introspective 23-year-old stumbled into megastardom thanks to a pair of fangs. Now he's ready to step out into the daylight. There's only one problem: He's feeling a little lost.

Triathlons Are The New Status Symbol

When did competing in the ultimate three-pronged race become as commonplace as taking a yoga class?

Demon Child

Like many adopted children, Matthew Roberts wanted to know who his real father was. When he finally started digging around, he found out that dear old Dad might just be Charles Manson (yes, that one).

Beach Boys

Hoodies, plaid shirts, and waxed-cotton jackets that look perfectly relaxed, even if you don't have an ocean view.

Pilot Season

Classic mirrored aviator shades aren't just for guys in uniform. Lend yourself some authority with a fresh new pair.

The Naturals

Seven of Hollywood's hottest next-big-thing actors show you how to get the most out of a crisp linen suit.

Blank Canvas

Casual carryalls can be more than just baggage. With contrasting accents, unstructured is sleek.
Know + Tell


What a Taliban foot soldier earns, the orangutan who has more Facebook fans than you, and how much revenue a tax on marijuana would generate.


The most masculine chandelier you've ever seen, and why Japan is one of the best places to find cool furniture these days.


A tribute to Japanese director Akira Kurosawa to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday. Plus: new novels from Sam Lipsyte and Joe Hill.


A master class on putting together the most drinkable wine collection around. Plus: shatterproof glasses.


The Italian chef who's about to be bigger than Batali shares a decadent pasta recipe. Also: where to eat lamb-liver fritters.


The world's biggest iPod dock, and a new Bee Gees box set.


Durable laptops and digital cameras that can take a licking and keep on beeping.

This month, take a few risks: Wear a flashy patterned button-down, put on a thin silver chain, and pump up your hair. Plus: five ways to upgrade your spring wardrobe, and Dolce & Gabbana menswear turns 20.

Battle of the Blades

Think of it as Federer vs. Nadal on ice—with sequins. The biggest rivalry in sports is between American figure skaters Evan Lysacek and Johnny Weir, who are dueling for the gold in Vancouver.

Bed and Breakfast

Dazzle that comely overnight guest with a winning morning meal that will inspire repeat visits.

A Great Nesting Place

A tree house doesn't necessarily require a tree. How one young architect created L.A.'s coolest skybox hideout.

Gay 3.0

From the early days of AOL to the dawn of Grindr, gay men have been the real pioneers of the digital age. What do they hope to find? What every man wants: the best way to hook up.

WISEGUY: Charlie Watts

The reclusive Rolling Stones drummer on bespoke suits, midlife crises, and life without a computer.

LAST CALL: Little Boots

With her silver cape, laser harp, and debut album, Hands, the 25-year-old blonde British pop star could dethrone Gaga.
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