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Escaping theTrend Cycle
Save Your Soul Patch • Why is wounded-guy rock music of the mid-’90s resurgent in the year 2023? A religious experience involving Toad the Wet Sprocket offers a clue.
The Wild West of Whiskey • Single malts used to be synonymous with Scotland. But now that scores of distillers are making them in America, it’s time to start sampling the country’s most exciting new bottles.
The New “It” Producer for Rock Icons • Andrew Watt has made pop hits with everyone from Justin Bieber to Shawn Mendes to Selena Gomez. Now he’s become the go-to studio collaborator for legends like Iggy, Ozzy, and Eddie Vedder.
The Essential Andrew Watt
The Next Cool-Kids Table • Looking for your tribe in a city where you’ve just landed? Head to the natural-wine bar and let your adventures flow from there.
Anatomy Lesson • How one prominent female artist is using an X-Acto knife to reimagine the male-dominated canon of photography
Fast Times with Patrick Dempsey • Whether in front of the camera or driving a race car, the actor makes everything look easy. We talked to the man formerly known as McDreamy about his role in Michael Mann’s forthcoming Ferrari movie, embracing stoicism, and becoming an eyewear designer.
Pinkie Swear • Forget the stereotypes and slip some shimmer on your fifth digit
Get Strapped • An overlooked classic, the single-monk-strap shoe has never felt fresher
NIGHT & DAY • High fashion and high-end watchmaking rarely jibe. But in teaming up with a Swiss master, Giorgio Armani created a timepiece that’s an exception to the rule.
BROW DOWN • When was the last time you thought about your brows? If your eyes are the window to your soul, your eyebrows are the curtains—and keeping them in check can have a huge impact on your look. Follow these steps for the best brows in town.
This Hat Was My Obsession • I first discovered it in an obscure paparazzi photo from the 1980s, naturally
The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea • At 40, I built a catamaran and sailed around the world alone. The storms were wild. The calm seas terrified me the most.
THE IMMIGRANTS AREN’T THE PROBLEM • People won’t stop coming to America. That should be a good thing. But right now our broken system and toxic politics add up to a giant missed opportunity.
WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, JACKIE ROBINSON? • Seven decades later, few Black Americans play baseball. The league doesn’t seem to care.
The Unbearable Costs of an Extraordinary Meal • Noma chef René Redzepi announced he was closing one of the world’s most lauded restaurants—again. If luxe dining is no longer sustainable, what will be the culinary world’s real loss?
the natural • Hollywood tried to turn him into a heartthrob, the handsomest of the Chrises. But while everyone was taking him for granted as the likable dude with the thousand-watt smile in franchise fare, Chris Pine was figuring out just what kind of actor—and man—he really wanted to be. Twenty years into his career, at his home, high up in the hills of Los Angeles, Pine ponders the next twenty. But first, a shvitz.
what i’ve learned José Andrés • CHEF, 53, MARYLAND
be your self • Ten men in iconic styles demonstrate the appeal of escaping the trend cycle and establishing your own signature look
inside the plan to fix baseball • With attendance sliding and younger fans turning away from America’s erstwhile pastime, Major...