COVER STAR: BEN AFFLECK (page 122)
It's been a long road to redemption for Ben Affleck. At 40, he has fashioned himself into a respected Hollywood hyphenate. And as his new movie Argo—which is already generating Oscar buzz—shows, he just might be the best actor-director of his generation.
HIP-HOP'S QUEER PIONEERS (page 108)
A compelling portfolio of seven gay MCs who have one big thing in common: They're indelibly changing the face—and sound—of rap. This group of wildly diverse and boundary-breaking artists are inching toward the mainstream, bringing their art, undiluted, straight to the masses.
DEATH ON THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT (page 128)
Every year, thousands of Westerners flock to India to meditate, practice yoga, and seek spiritual transcendence. Some find what they are looking for. Others give up and go home. And a few become so consumed by their quest for godliness that it kills them.
THE BREAKOUT: LIZZY CAPLAN (page 61)
Thanks to a slew of new projects, Lizzy Kaplan has finally reached leading-lady status.
WISEGUY: MIKHAIL PROKHOROV (page 70)
He's made billions, run for president of Russia, and brought pro basketball to Brooklyn. The playboy-mogul opens up to Details about what's next.
TASTEMAKER: BILLY REID (page 90)
The menswear designer shares his tips for looking great all the time—no matter where.
LAST CALL: BRANDON FLOWERS (page 142)
The 31-year-old Killers frontman (and music's most famous Mormon) believes it's time to bet big on rock and roll. Just hold the sex and drugs.
THE AIRPORT LOUNGE GETS AN UPGRADE (page 50)
A round up of six sexy and luxe first-class clubs worth traveling for.
AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO DRINKING AMERICAN (page 54)
From otherworldly bottles to up-and-coming regions to hip new boîtes, here's everything you need to raise a glass to the world's next great wine nation: ours. Plus, unsung wine regions you need to know and a look at the hot new trend of urban winemaking.
THE BODY: HOW TO SLEEP SMARTER, DEEPER, BETTER (page 95)
The best thing you can do for your mind, body, and mood is to get a good night's sleep. This comprehensive guide outlines everything you need to improve your performance in the bedroom.
MAINLINE YOUR MULTI (page 98)
Increasingly, in-the-know celebs and CEOs are getting nutrients intravenously for more energy. Details takes a look at the IV craze.
PLUS: Sound Advice—the New Headphones to Know Now; the Most Surprising Status Symbols On Four Wheels; Yes, You Can Wear White After Labor Day; the Enduring Appeal of the Waxed Jacket; and Pluck U: A Master Class in Eyebrows
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