March 2011

Features

Bonfire of the Vanities

After earning a fortune processing online-porn payments, Chris Mallick spent $32 million to make Middle Men, a movie about his fabulous rise. It bombed—but that was just the beginning of his problems. Inside the crash of Hollywood's most narcissistic film project.

The Italian Job

By mixing century-old interior details with of-the-moment furniture and art, rising architect Luca Bombassei has brought the concept of the Milanese apartment into the 21st century.

Vanessa Hudgens

With a sexy new role in Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch, the 22-year-old starlet best known for a puppy-love romance with Zac Efron is finally shedding her squeaky-clean image.

Fashion

Open Season

Mix fall colors with relaxed spring suiting for a look that'll play any time of year.

Good Jeans

Rugged, well-worn denim remains the definitive building block of masculine style.

Gray Matter

From Armani high-tops to an elegant Bell & Ross watch, these sleek accessories are the keys to a complete wardrobe.

ship shape

These sturdy nautical looks work as well on dry land as on the open sea.

Know + Tell

The Obsession

The Japanese-designed carafe that keeps your drinks ice-cold without watering them down.

DRINKS

These nine sakes pair well with anything. Plus: Elevate your beer consumption with stylish pint glasses, a custom-built fridge, and our guide to the best Italian craft brews.

DESIGN

A new crop of design books that will give you fresh ideas about interiors. Plus: the finest furniture e-tailers, and Toronto stakes its claim as a must-visit design destination.

FOOD

How to cook a perfect roast chicken, from choosing the right bird to using the proper herbs. Plus: today's top Asian eateries, the return of old-school restaurants, and the five chefs redefining French cuisine.

TECH

This dual-touchscreen laptop proves that the PC of the future has finally arrived. Plus: the four best smartphones not made by Apple, how to get more out of Google, and AOL refreshes e-mail (again).

THE BODY

Introducing our new section.

NUTRITION

Why pressed juice is the drink of choice for the health-club set—and what you need to know about it.

Style

Raise your game with any of these six stylish gym bags, from a canvas carryall to a featherlight leather duffel.

CELEBRITY WORKOUT

Pablo Schreiber, the star of FX's new boxing series Lights Out, proves that the best way to build up muscle is to vary your strength and cardio routines.

The Details Trainer

Get a lean, strong core in 30 days with this program from Mark Verstegen, the performance specialist whose company trained the last five No. 1 overall NFL draft picks.

Vices

Special Report: Why carbohydrates may be more addictive than cocaine. Your body is virtually defenseless against a dependency on carbs—the substances that really make you fat#8212;and it's time for an intervention. Plus: the snacks, drinks, and vegetables that will fatten you up.

Fitness

The best place to get the ideal physique isn't the gym. Instead, try this weights-free workout.

Tools

The best place to get the ideal physique isn't the gym. Instead, try this weights-free workout.

Culture

The Comeback

After two critically lauded records that prompted Jay-Z to call him a genius, rapper Lupe Fiasco is looking for mass appeal (and a popular uprising) with his new album, Lasers.Plus: chef Grant Achatz on how mouth cancer changed his approach to cooking.

The Yes List

Five things we emphatically endorse this month, from Mel Gibson's most compelling performance not on an answering machine to a 25-foot-high tribute to Muhammad Ali. Plus: a primer on the new musical genres you should know.

The Cultural Diet

Greta Gerwig, who stars opposite Russell Brand in next month's Arthur remake, reveals her go-to album for sex, the man-on-the-run movies she loves, and her fondness for the website nerdboyfriend.com. Plus: Gore Vidal on his life as a steamy-pulp-fiction writer.

The Trend

A new breed of curator works outside the museum, sifting through mountains of cultural data, gilding his personal brand (and making some serious dough) in the process.

The Wiseguy

With more than five years of sobriety and a new series on Fox, Christian Slater has put his bad-boy days behind him. The only drug he fiends for now? Nicorette gum.

Style

The ultimate guide to buying sunglasses, how to pull off navy shoes, and why the trench is the only coat you'll need this spring. Plus: a vibrant blazer from Trussardi 1911, style advice from Lanvin's men's designer Lucas Ossendrijver, collections inspired by your favorite music, and why the soft side part is the hairstyle of the moment.

Last Call

Patrick Stump

With a soulful new sound and an even more surprising new look, the 26-year-old former Fall Out Boy singer has given emo the heave-ho.

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