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GROOM YOUR ROOM • You’re a 21st-century man, which means your living space is as well-appointed as your wardrobe. Luxe-looking, highly affordable, and shoppable right from your phone, these curated picks from THE HOME DEPOT are a first-class ticket to laid-back style.
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The Strong, Silent Type Will Not Shut Up • My dad’s chair, of all things, might be the secret to our culture-wide freak-out about men
YOUR OWN PRIVATE NATIONAL PARK • It’ll take a long road trip ……and a long boat ride. But once you’re there, Isle Royale, one of the least visited national parks, delivers a new world.
NEW BOOKS FOR THE TRIP
Got to Get Your Z • The Nissan Z, one of the first affordable two-seat sports cars, is back. And you can buy it in a manual. But with all things going electric and the market for approachable speedsters shrinking, will this be the last of its kind?
100 Years of Attitude • Loll Designs’ Adirondack chair perfects a piece of furniture that’s been almost perfect for more than a century
HOPE SINGS • After Covid wiped clear its concert calendar and a creative shift forced its members to abandon plans for an art-pop record, Wilco is back with a brand-new album—the rootsy Cruel Country, out now—and frontman Jeff Tweedy’s got a whole new outlook on life
The Power of the Polo • The Ralph Lauren classic is turning 50 this year. It’s time to celebrate an icon.
The OG Calculator Watch • Breitling’s Navitimer was a hit with pilots thanks to a built-in slide rule. A new 70th-anniversary edition pays homage to those early days—and introduces a few modern refinements.
BLOODY GOOD SHOES • Looking to stand apart from the pack? A pair of oxblood loafers—or oxfords, or derbies—is exactly what you need.
Surf Style, for Everyone
THE POP YOUR SUMMER NEEDS • The best way to boost your warm-weather style without piling on the layers? Sling a pendant necklace or two around your neck.
Take Your Grooming to Go • Here’s how to create a simple, effective travel routine without weighing down your Dopp kit
CONFESSIONS OF A NOT-BAD DAD • One kid was manageable. But when the second arrived, he changed everything I thought I knew about my career, my worldview, and myself.
WHAT MEN CAN EXPECT IN A POSTROE WORLD • All Americans should know how to get abortion pills
Tear This Out. Keep It Somewhere Safe • Resources you’ll need after Roe
For Whom Does the American Flag Fly? • I’m in no hurry to wave it, but don’t tell me I don’t love my country
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BEING ELLIOT PAGE • In December 2020, after disclosing that he is transgender, the Oscar-nominated actor and star of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy (season 3 out June 22) became the most famous trans man on the planet. That’s made him the target of indescribable hate but has also brought him unimaginable joy. Here, in his own words, he talks about his childhood, his career, his transition, and his life, though not necessarily in that order
how we dad now
DO I NEED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN MY CHILD AND MY PASSIONS? • How does parenting change you when you’ve built your life around climbing rock cliffs without a rope? We asked Alex Honnold, star of the 2018 documentary Free Solo, who became a father for the first time in February.
Am I a Dork Just Because I’m a Dad?
CAN I BE A HOT DAD?
CAN I CONNECT...