COVER STAR: MICHAEL PHELPS (page 78)
After the scandals and setbacks, the greatest swimmer ever is recharged, relaxed, and ready to take his final shot in London. The inside story of how a skinny kid from Baltimore assembled the best body of work—and body—in U.S. Olympic history.
SPECIAL OLYMPIC FITNESS PACKAGE: MADE IN THE USA (page 69)
Every four years America's greatest athletes vie against the rest of the planet for Summer Olympics glory. Here, the top 10 male hopefuls of 2012 reveal the training secrets that help them create their gold-medal physique.
THINK WHITE WINE IS BORING? THINK AGAIN. (page 26)
Trade in your unexciting wine. Here's a list of six different summer whites from unexpected regions and grapes that will impress your guests. Plus, a look at celebrity vinters like Drew Barrymore and Dave Matthews.
THE BEST ROAD TRIPS FOR FOODIES (page 32-33)
Get ready to fuel up with routes that will take you to some of the greatest new and classic eats in the country. These four three-day itineraries break down where to go, how to get there, what to eat for every meal, and where to crash.
THE SUMMER MUSIC PRIMER: MICHAEL KIWANUKA (page 41)
The breakout musician opens up about his trip to success and rising music career.
YOU'VE GOT MALE (page 44)
Why women writers like Zoe Kazan, Annie Mumolo, and Kristin Wiig, are creating the most convincing men on the big screen.
THE WISEGUY: CHRIS ROCK (page 46)
The always-outspoken star sounds off on race (still a problem), credit cards, and Republicans—and why he just might buy Britney Spears' next album.
THE 12 PIECES YOU NEED THIS FALL (page 50)
From the perfect lightweight sweater to the ultimate topcoat, these are the items that'll get you through the season.
THE DUO BEHIND MAISON KITSUNÉ (page 58)
In the decade since Masaya Kuroki and Gildas Loaëc founded their Paris-based fashion and record label they've brought a new elegance to basics. The pair, who opened their first New York store this spring, reveals their sources of inspiration.
THE NEW RULES OF SWEAT (page 61)
Though sweat often gets a bad rap, perspiring delivers some serious workout payoffs. Herewith, a comprehensive look at sweat—how to do it better, the anatomy of an over-sweater, how to eliminate the odor, and must-have grooming products to combat the schvitz.
DO YOU HAVE THE SKINNY GENES? (page 64)
The DNA dieting method is the latest craze in the weight-loss world. Its claim: the secret to a better body is inside each of us—literally.
THE DIETS THAT DELIVER (page 86)
A look at seven straight-to-your-doorstep diets and the celebrity devotees who swear by them.
LEAVING OM (page 98)
Before they could even read, they were hailed as reincarnations of Buddhist legends in the tradition of the Dalai Lama. Now young adults, these would-be spiritual leaders are stepping out of their monk's robes, becoming rappers and moviemakers, and blowing the whistle on sexual abuse at Buddhist monasteries.
LAST CALL: DIANE KRUGER (page 105)
The 36-year-old who plotted against Hitler in Inglorious Basterds takes on history again in her new role as Marie Antoinette— but the German beauty talks about her crash course in U.S. history; what she would do with 'truth' spray; her boyfriend, Joshua Jackson; and why she'd gladly trade Versailles for sci-fi.
PLUS: The TV Guide, The Clocks To Watch, Hatchbacks Are Hot, The Most Valuable Layer: The Denim Jacket, Thin Frames—The Look of the Moment, and A Guy's Guide to Concealer.
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