June/July 2012

Features

ADAM LEVINE

The toned, tattooed 33-year-old Maroon 5 frontman with the A-list arm candy and the Jaggerlike moves doesn't mind looking the part of every rock-star fantasy. But as he shows on NBC's The Voice, the truth is he's as sweet as an AM-radio love song. And he won't stop the charm offensive until every last one of us is on Team Adam.

THE ASIAN-FOOD REVOLUTION

Thanks to fanatical foodies and inventive chefs, America is experiencing a Far East culinary renaissance. From food trucks to pho bars to high-end fusion restaurants, here are the chefs, dishes, and delicacies fueling the Asian-food explosion.
Fashion

TIE GAME

Add a dash of casual flair to your warm-weather wardrobe with these colorful patterned knits.

FOLLOW THE SUN

When you slip into a summer suit that fits just right, the living is always easy.
Last Call

ERIN WASSON

On the eve of her feature-film debut, the boho supermodel reflects on her need for speed and her fondness for riding bareback.
Know & Tell

FOOD

A step-by-step manual for grilling pizza, kebabs, and even cocktails. Plus: chef-endorsed ingredients for a meatless cookout.

TECH

That poolside companion the portable boom box has never been more svelte. Plus: three great summer gadgets.

AUTO

Park your ride and enjoy the show at America's coolest drive-in theaters. Plus: the new convertibles.

TRAVEL

Surfing, polo, wine blending … oh, the things you'll learn at these high-end summer camps for grown-ups.

DRINKS

Four fizzy, refreshing twists on that fusty summer standby, the gin and tonic. Plus: home-bar essentials and the country's top gin joints.

DESIGN

These prefab houses have all the trappings of innovative, eco-friendly design—and make relaxing weekend retreats.
Culture

THE INTRODUCTION

Logan Marshall-Green is getting his big break in the sci-fi blockbuster Prometheus, but the 35-year-old is just as happy treading the boards Off Broadway.

THE PRIMER

Ten can't-miss books that make for great summer reading. Plus: literary legend Richard Ford on why crime doesn't pay.

THE YES LIST

Five things in culture we emphatically endorse this month.


THE CULTURAL DIET

Ryan McGinley, the acclaimed photographer of free-spirited youth, tips his hat to Bono, Larry David, and other sources of inspiration.

THE BACKSTORY

How the sets of Beasts of the Southern Wild, the season's most visually arresting movie, came to life.

THE WISEGUY

Jeff Daniels, the star of HBO's new Aaron Sorkin-scripted series The Newsroom, dishes on angry Americans and the pleasures of being a hockey dad.
Style

THE PURCHASE

A summer sweater from Ferragamo that puts a short-sleeved spin on the old-school cardigan.

GETAWAYS

From trunks to shades to totes, here's everything you need for a perfect day at the beach.

UPGRADES

Riding a bike doesn't mean you have to look like a weekend warrior or a scruffy hipster. Here's our guide to two-wheeled style.

BASICS

Our fail-safe roundup of the T-shirts every man should own, the brands that make them best, and how to wear them.

TAILORING

Festivities in summertime are no excuse to go casual. It's time to spiff up your warm-weather black tie.

RULES

Hollywood superstar Ryan Reynolds on his simple workout secret, the dangers of eyebrow plucking, and why getting older is a good thing.
The Body

FITNESS

Old-school rowing is the hottest new way to get ripped. Find out which classes to take and how to retool your home regimen.

NEWS & NOTES

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

RULES

What you do after your workout can have a significant impact on your results. Follow these 10 rules for better recovery.

TREND

Celebrity trainers and next-gen health clubs swear by Poliquin Performance, a controversial program for targeting fat loss. But does it work?

MOVE OF THE MONTH

A push-up with more payoff, just in time for shirtless season.
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