June/July 2010


The All-Star

With his rakish charm—and a seriously ripped body—on full display this summer in The A-Team, the star The Hangover is about to become America's next A-list action hero. He can't believe it either.


Some Pentecostal Christians believe the deliverance rite can exorcise the demons that cause homosexuality. The truly shocking part is that God-fearing gays keep signing up for the traumatic ritual.

Strong Suits

Say goodbye to board shorts—this season's snugly cut trunks are not for the shy.

Born in the USA

Classic items every American man should have in his closet.
Know + Tell


A theme park staffed by dwarfs, air fresheners for landfills, and how to sum up a bullshit office meeting.


The relative merits of high and low chairs, and shops where you can find some rustic flair for your city habitat.


The slimmest flat-screen ever and the best portable speakers. Plus: custom-designed fonts and that old Clash cassette tape recycled as a work of art.


The world's coolest newsstands, and new books by Bill Clegg and Tom Bissell. Plus: an aesthetically pleasing e-reader case.


The ultimate outdoor kitchen, revealed. Plus: dinner worth dressing up for and drool-inducing sandwiches you can make in minutes.


What to watch this summer, and five must-see short films you can screen on your laptop.


The best new summer cocktail is chockablock with bitters. Plus: what you should bring to that July barbecue instead of a six-pack.


Model Karen Elson's debut album, produced by husband Jack White, and everything else you should be listening to right now.

Special Section: Classic American Style

The Ultimate Guide to American Style

The best fashion the US of A has to offer, from stylish workwear to updated oxford shirts, from boarding-school staples to SoCal beach shorts. Plus: the country's best vintage shops, and the team behind J. Crew on how to have the perfect stylish summer.

The Diet Wars

Meat lovers and vegans are now engaged in a battle for the ages. What are they fighting for? Control of America's waistline.

Lord of the Dance

Benjamin Millepied is already a renowned ballet dancer and choreographer, but with a role in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan and a girlfriend named Natalie Portman, he is about to leap into the upper echelon of celebrity.

Underground Decadence

If you haven't had your fill of fresh oysters, fine wine, and $50 cigars lately, you're partying with the wrong people. The rich are still living large—just out of sight.

WISEGUY: Bret Easton Ellis

With the sequel to Less Than Zero in the can, America's premier chronicler of the disaffected admits to liking the Kardashians and joining AA to get laid.

LAST CALL: David Katzenberg

The son of DreamWorks' CEO will soon be famous on his own terms, thanks to his new sitcom about a well-hung high-schooler.
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