April 2012



This former street hustler from South London turned himself into a bankable action star the old-fashioned way: one bare-knuckle role at a time. At 44, the tough-as-nails Brit has a Victoria's Secret supermodel on his sizable arm, his choice of fast cars, and three surefire blockbusters on the docket for 2012. So he'll let up on the gas now, right? Not bloody likely.

Special Section: The Rust Belt Revival

Don't look now, but the seeds of renewal have long since germinated in the heartland—and the region is booming. Visionary technologists and sustainable-development gurus are reinventing Detroit. Innovative designers, high-end-boutique owners, and restaurateurs are drawing sophisticates to Cleveland. (Yes, that Cleveland.) And today the most artistically progressive enclave in our land isn't Brooklyn, or Portland, or Austin—it's Pittsburgh. Meet the people and organizations driving this American renaissance.

Solar Power

Sunny days are here again. Better grab some cool shades.

Raw Denim

Close encounters with the sexiest jeans of the season.
Last Call

Adam Scott

The Parks and Recreation star has a leading role on the big screen in this month's Friends With Kids, but he's got bigger, better things on his mind—like Channing Tatum's perfectly sculpted ass.
Know & Tell


Why you should savor the world's best importable foodstuffs—carbon footprint be damned.


Six architecturally iconic museums that are turning out-of-the-way places into destinations.


A connoisseur's guide to the latest beer trends. Plus: in defense of the half-pint.


Ten super-hot American eateries where inventive cuisine comes with a healthy serving of celeb-spotting. Plus: the most anticipated openings of 2012 and tricks for nabbing the elusive table.


A sleek new electric motorcycle with serious muscle. Plus: dashboards for the digital age and the coolest dream eco-cars.

The Breakout

Reid Scott, who stars as a political operative on HBO's brilliant new comedy Veep, is playing TV's most likable asshole.

The Trend

The latest crop of harrowing substance-abuse memoirs—including a sequel from Bill Clegg about relapse—feeds our national literary addiction.

The Backstory

The No. 1 reason to watch Magic City: its built-to-scale hotel set dripping with Miami glamour.

The Yes List

Five things in culture we emphatically endorse this month.

The Starlet

Sexy Mad Men and Community star Alison Brie graduates to Hollywood scene-stealer in this month's The Five-Year Engagement.

The Wiseguy

Chris Cornell doesn't care if you think the Soundgarden reunion is "insincere." The 47-year-old has bigger things to worry about—like steering his daughter clear of rock stars.


A new two-button silk suit from Zegna that effortlessly straddles the seasons.


The one suit to pack, the perfect Dopp kit, and everything else you need for a two-day business trip.


Gray suede shoes go equally great with brightly hued chinos or a classy black suit.


How to get the close-cropped haircut Pattinson, Tatum, and Fassbender are all rocking.

The Trend

How to pull off safari—fashion's latest favorite, if riskiest, look—with urbane élan.


Our 10 favorite things this month, from a hot California hotel to a new line of Hermès ties.
The Body


A new breed of alpha male is mastering the art of carb consumption. Here's how to indulge without paying the price. Plus: the rise of the celebrity nutritionist.


Invented by the Israeli military, adopted by Hollywood, Krav Maga is heating up gyms all over America.

Move of the Month

The one-arm clean-and-press lunge is the fastest full-body workout you can get.

News & Notes

All the trends, stats, and tips to make you fit.

Celebrity Ritual

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau plays a dashing knight on Game of Thrones, but he rides a different mount in real life: a mountain bike. Take to the hills with his rigorous regimen.


Now there's no excuse to skip a workout with your personal trainer—via Skype, he's just a keystroke away. Plus: the best YouTube and DVD trainers.
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