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Q&A: Bradley Cooper

It's a great time to be Bradley Cooper. This month, the 38-year-old Oscar nominee stars in the third installment of the $1 billion comedy franchise The Hangover, hot on the heels of acclaimed roles in The Place Beyond the Pines and Silver Linings Playbook. Cooper sat down for a candid conversation about the dangers of playing assholes, the passing of his father, and what it's like living with his mom again.

Who Really Owns Your Personal Data?

The numbers-driven movement for personal betterment known as the Quantified Self is exploding, thanks to digital devices that track everything from how you sleep to how much you chew. You're not the true beneficiary of so-called Big Data, though—the real winners are venture-capital firms and Silicon Valley CEOs looking to turn your intimate information into dollars, with potentially chilling consequences. Is that Big Brother on your wrist?

!Viva Los Exóticos!

One feisty, flamboyant little man from El Paso, Texas, turned the macho culture of Mexican wrestling on its head when he became the first openly gay wrestler to fight for a national title. Cassandro's defiance (and victory) inspired Mexico's effeminate wrestlers—a.k.a. los exóticos—to take off the masks, put on the mascara, and bring their camp-tastic brand of pro wrestling to the rest of the world.
Fashion

Strong Jeans

Rugged, slim-fit denim makes any guy look good—especially when he's strolling the beaches of Rio.

Loose Knit

Your must-have for spring: an open-weave sweater that's perfect for layering.
Last Call

Nick Lachey

He's touring with 98 Degrees for the first time in more than a decade—but that doesn't mean the former '90s heartthrob is going to backslide.
Know & Tell

The Obsession

Canny chefs are turning cauliflower, long the ugly duckling of the culinary world, into a swan.

Drinks

The new generation of surprisingly tasty lagers, the session ales to try now, and the coolest new spots to quaff outdoors.

Auto

Four museums for beautiful cars that nearly outshine their collections. Plus: a can't-miss vintage fleet in Los Angeles.

Tech

If the audio quality on your flat-screen isn't up to par, a sound bar is the answer. Plus: one TV that really pumps up the volume.

Design

Bid farewell to your drab desk chair and say hello to one of these sexy upgrades. Plus: Transform your home office with this sleek workstation.

Food

All about cauliflower, from entrées—fried, grilled, breaded, and more—to the best sandwiches in America.
Culture

The Starlet

Aussie sensation Adelaide Clemens shows serious chops and an irresistible face in the indie flick Generation Um . . . and Baz Luhr-mann's The Great Gatsby.

The Big Idea

There's mounting evidence that successful people, from CEOs to presidents, have psychopathic traits. Can being crazy help you get ahead?

Music

Singer and violinist Marques Toliver's mix of classical and soul is about to take America by storm.


The Yes List

Six things in culture we emphatically endorse this month.

The Backstory

The iconic eighties artist Eric Fischl on the commercialization of the art world and why he ended his feud with Julian Schnabel.

The Primer

Coachella and Bonnaroo have spawned an industry of summer festivals. Here are five worth checking out this year.

Wiseguy

Will Arnett, who returns to TV in this month's Arrested Development reboot, opens up about getting sober, his newfound single status, and what it takes to get him to do the chicken dance.
Style

The Purchase

A streamlined, upscale backpack that won't make you feel like a college student.

Advice

The producer, DJ, musician, and fashion plate Mark Ronson shares his rules of style.

Shoes

With their bold shape and luxe materials, these stylish loafers are a great way to spruce up your everyday outfits.

Editors' Picks

What we love right now—from a Tommy Hilfiger capsule collection to an exhibit celebrating punk-influenced fashion.

Basics

Lose those tan khakis and try these chinos that add a pop of color to your wardrobe.

Trend

Global style was all over the runways this season—and it's easier to work into your wardrobe than you might think.

Grooming

Out with the perfect coif, in with this easygoing, slightly tousled hairstyle.
The Body

Fitness

The physiques of tennis pros serve up serious fitness inspiration. Steal their exercises to sculpt the same muscles.

Drugs

Forget cocaine, caffeine, and Adderall: Here are the boosters the business-savvy man is using to get an edge. Will they work for you?

Upgrade

Step up your workout in the season's best footwear.

Regimen

Want to look better from behind? These four moves will carve a more defined back.

Vital Signs

All the stats, tips, and need-to-know info to keep you in top shape.

Nutrition

How the anti-inflammatory diet became Hollywood's new go-to eating plan.
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