May 2011

Features

Mark Ruffalo

No sooner had the 43-year-old quit acting (again) than he scored an Oscar nomination for The Kids Are All Right. Now he's making his directorial debut and adjusting to life as a leading man. So much for retirement.

Retreat. Relax. Recharge.

Who says high-class pampering is prissy? Today's super-luxe, male-oriented spas offer innovative dining, inspiring architecture, and cutting-edge treatments for stress relief.

Lights Out

Against all odds, the 19th-century Edison bulb has resurfaced as a 21st-century icon. But with a looming phaseout of incandescents, is it time to reconsider the retro aesthetic?

Destiny's Child

At 17, Patrick Schwarzenegger is laboring under the weight of his family's achievements. Is the oldest son of the Governator and one of the heirs to the Kennedy dynasty living up to expectations? Yes—but not in the way you'd expect.
Fashion

Easy Elegance

This alternative breed of blazers imparts an unfussy brand of luxury that's perfect for spring.

Outside The Box

Stand out from the crowd by slipping into a stylishly bold, graphic button-down shirt.
Know + Tell

The Obsession

A sexy new warm-weather cocktail infused with the spirit of the moment.

DRINKS

A raft of complex, small-batch (and yes, wormless) mezcals are making converts of the most discerning drinkers.

TECH

The six must-have durable tech products for weekend adventurers of all kinds.

Home

Go beyond the minimalist look by creatively mixing rustic antiques with contemporary design accents.

FOOD

Chop, mince, dice, and pare with these nine essential kitchen tools. Plus: Become a connoisseur of America's new wave of artisanal chocolate.

DESIGN

Sports-inspired furniture for the savvy collector. Plus: Must-see gallery exhibits, and the five Italian design classics every man should own.
The BODY

Fitness

Could the future of exercise really look like recess? Why gym workouts are giving way to liberating—and ass-kicking—forms of play.

Gear

Whether you're into cycling, sailing, or running, there's a stylish jacket perfectly tailored to your needs.

The Details Trainer

Get ripped in time for beach season with this 30-day program.

Nutrition

Skim milk is recommended for staying lean and healthy, but in reality it could be making you fat—or worse. Here's why.

Move of the Month

Master the alligator crawl—a high-intensity push-up—for a workout that gets eye-popping results.

Celebrity Workout

How Camilo Villegas, pro golf's fittest athlete, stays in shape with a killer daily cross-training regimen.
Culture

The Starlet

Australian ex-model (and former Heath Ledger flame) Gemma Ward shows she can smolder onscreen too.

The Yes List

Five things in culture we emphatically endorse, from Will Ferrell's serious side to a new book on David Bowie.

The Collaboration

Danger Mouse, the prolific producer, and Italian composer Daniele Luppi on their new album, Rome. Plus: The men behind this summer's catchiest singles.

The Cultural Diet

Idris Elba, the star of this month's Thor, shares his eclectic tastes, from in-flight entertainment to preferred late-night scenes. Plus: Artist Ed Ruscha's greatest influence, and a new, populist take on Robert Mapplethorpe.

The Wiseguy

Green Day frontman and Broadway headliner Billie Joe Armstrong on stealing David Letterman's limo and why punks suck.
Style
Why the slate-colored two-button is the only suit you'll need this season, how to wear a summer scarf, and the renaissance of the penny loafer.
Last Call

David Chang

The man behind New York's Momofuku restaurants on anger management, how celebrity chefs are like fashion designers, and why "farm to table" is a bunch of baloney.
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