COVER STORY: RYAN REYNOLDS (Page 74)
Don't look now, but the 36-year-old Canadian actor may be Hollywood's most under-sung, unpretentious Renaissance man.

GET SOME TAIL: THE BEST NEW FISH SHACKS AREN'T AT THE BEACH (Pages 23 & 26)
Traditional coastal fare is coming to town and being reinvented by cutting-edge culinary minds. A round up of the best new urban fish shacks.

EUROPE'S SEXIEST CURVES (AND THE CARS THAT CAN HANDLE THEM) (Page 30)
Five spectacular, heart-racing roads.

MICHEAL B. JORDAN (Page 33)
The Wire and Friday Night Lights alum opens up about his breakout role in Fruitvale Station.

WISEGUY: JOHN MALKOVICH (Page 40)
They made a film about being him, but the real John Malkovich is just an average guy who crushes on Helen Mirren, gets existential over fashion, and shrugs off being defrauded by Madoff.

FALL PREVIEW (Page 43)
A first look at the season's essentials, including single-breasted overcoats, black jeans, Chelsea boots, and the color of the moment: camel.

HOW TO BUILD A SURFER'S BODY (WITHOUT HAVING TO SURF) (Page 59)
Actor and avid wave chaser Rodrigo Santoro shows you how to get the kind of lean, chiseled physique you'd hate to hide in a wet suit.

ARE YOU A NARCISSIST? (Page 64)
Loving thyself can be great for your career—or toxic for your health. It all depends on where you fall on the egocentrism spectrum.
+ Measure your ego with our adaptation of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory test.

THE NEW WORKOUT ESSENTIALS (Page 66)
Enhance your performance—and appearance—with the season's hottest must-have clothes, shoes, and accessories (conveniently categorized by exercise archetype: Gymgoer, Cyclist, Yoga Guy, Runner, etc.)

THE NEW RULES OF CARBS (Page 68)
Abstinence is out. What's in: manipulating your carb intake to shed fat and build muscle. A look at the finely calibrated practice of carb cycling.

THE FUTURISTS (Page 80)
The world of tomorrow is being forecast—and shaped—by a small group of visionary thinkers who have massive intellects and egos, along with increasingly large followings.

RED TARA (Page 88)
What if you could get the power to attract wealth, loyalty, and, most of all, love? Deep in the mountainous jungles of Brazil, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery teaches the tantric art of attraction, a secret practice known as Red Tara. Forget the pickup line—the mantra is in.

LAST CALL: SHAILENE WOODLEY (Page 106)
Stealing scenes from George Clooney wasn't enough. Now the 21-year-old is running away with the show in The Spectacular Now.

+ Faded Glory: the Hottest Trend in High-End Furniture is Ombre (Page 24); the Next Great Cocktail Revival: the Daisy (Page 28); Pattern Recognition: traditional plaids, checks, and houndstooth are once again indispensable in a modern man's wardrobe (Page 94)

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