August 2010

Features

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Comes of Age

With Inception, the former child actor has become a hot property in Hollywood. But he might prefer to be known as an Internet entrepreneur and a pothead.

Mephedrone: The New Nightlife Drug

Known as meow meow, sunshine, drone, and bubble, the newest designer dust combines the rush of coke with the sensory bliss of Ecstasy. So why is it legal in 49 states?

The Fall and Rise of Rand Paul

Rumors of the Tea Party champion's demise have been greatly exaggerated. On the campaign trail with the most controversial politician in America.

America's Most Exclusive Car Club

A private racetrack in upstate New York offers thrill-seekers a place to push their customized multi-million-dollar Ferraris into high gear without risking a ticket.
Fashion

Fall Fashion Essentials

Cashmere ties, broken-in boots, shearling jackets, and other items you should add to your wardrobe next season.
Know + Tell

OPENER

Pot-loving termites, porn-surfing government employees, and what to call couples in which the man and woman look weirdly alike.

TECH

An at-home treadmill that's no eyesore, and elegant protection for your iPhone. Plus: three apps to download ASAP.

SOUNDS

Forget "Hotel California"—L.A's music scene has come a long way since the Eagles, as today's crop of lo-fi rockers and far-out hip-hop artists show. Plus: how to make a USB mixtape, and everything else you shouldn't be listening to right now.

DESIGN

Marble furniture that's lighter than it looks, rustic tables and shelves, wallpaper to revitalize any room, and the lamp you'll want in your home.

FOOD

Homemade popsicles that will rival the burgers at your backyard picnic, the best mail-order desserts, and how to use rum to make Otter Pops a grown-up treat.

DRINKS

Vodkas with soul, the best places to order wine by the glass, and a highball for high temperatures.

WORDS

Architecture books as stunning as the projects they chronicle. Plus: what to read now, and a magazine rack you won't want to hide in the corner.

Style
An office-appropriate lightweight suit, blazers for any occasion, how to layer your basics, and the dos and don'ts of wrist jewelry. Plus: muted backpacks, fashionable camo, and khakis that go beyond tan.
Special Section: The All-Day All-Night Grooming Guide
From the best body-hair trimmers to travel-size colognes, here's a head-to-toe handbook on what you need to know to look polished at all times.
Culture Report

Artisanal America

It's not just for hipsters anymore. The handcrafted, authentic, small-batch movement now has mass appeal. You might even say it's become a national religion.

WISEGUY: Mike Tyson

After going from professional highs to personal collapse, he's no longer a champion or a punch line—just a fighter. And a vegan to boot.

LAST CALL: Jack Huston

Grandpa John and Aunt Anjelica set the bar high for the 27-year-old Brit. But he's rising to the challenge with roles in the latest Twilight movie and Scorcese's new HBO project.
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