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We’re Living Through a Sex Recession • Supply has never been higher, but demand is way down. Will we ever pull out of it?
The Chicago Way • Until The Bear thrust Italian beef into the spotlight, it was largely unknown outside the Windy City. It is an unsexy sandwich, a wet mound of beef. It is also beloved. Will fame ruin its charm?
Radically Rethinking the Superhero • Rapper and activist turned filmmaker Boots Riley brings his singular, provocative vision to prestige TV with the new series I’m a Virgo
Beam Me Up! • The latest smart projectors provide cinema-quality pictures and can take up less space than a medium popcorn
Shady Business • Long after the light fades, Celine’s signature sunglasses still get the job done
FIT FOR THE FUTURE • Louis Vuitton’s recent feat of high horology offers a unique shape, exceptional craftsmanship—and a glimpse into where watchmaking’s going
Blaze(r) of Glory • The secret to no-sweat summer style? A double-breasted navy jacket that’s cool as can be—literally and figuratively.
THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT • Knee-grazing shorts are back—and so much better than you remember
Steal This Soap • If scoping out the amenities isn’t the first thing on your hotel check-in agenda, we get it. But maybe it should be. Signature scents, proprietary ingredients, and complete skincare sets are now on offer at top hotels near and far. They’re a nice bonus during your stay, and even better souvenirs. Be sure to save some room in your bag for picks from these top hotels—or just buy them later, no five-finger discount necessary.
This Shirt Is a Second Skin • How Long Gone podcast cohost Chris Black’s go-to oxford shirt is beat up, blown out—and absolutely perfect
A MILLENNIAL LOOKS AT 40 • For most of my life, I used smoking as an excuse to avoid the hard realities facing my generation. Now I’m finally ditching the cigarettes and learning how to be an adult.
WHO CONTROLS THE RESURRECTION MACHINE? • Soon enough, artificial intelligence will allow us to construct a digital version of a dead human being. We have some decisions to make.
THE TOP FIVE RAPPERS OF ALL TIME
JUST ANOTHER WORKING ACTOR • ENOUGH WITH THE LEGEND STUFF. IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE JOB AND WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE, HARRISON FORD IS UP FOR THAT.
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white heat white heat • Eggshell, bone, ecru, ivory—whatever you want to call them, these calming shades are an antidote to blazing
the battle of the bookshelves • The culture war over what kids and teens should be allowed to read has reached a flash point in North Dakota. But this time, the fight isn’t in schools–it’s at the public library.
ALL HAIL THE KING • When founder Hans Wilsdorf came up with the name “Rolex” in 1908, he couldn’t have known the resonance that otherwise meaningless word would have a century later. By 1931, when the brand registered its iconic crown logo, he probably had some idea. Wearing those five points on your wrist is a sign, for many, that you’ve made it. And every new Rolex is a potential way to realize the dream. This year, the company introduced nine watches at Geneva’s annual Watches and Wonders show. Here are the three we’re most keen to wear, each guaranteed to capture a place in your imagination—and maybe your collection, too.
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