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76 Danson Under the Lights
One could say that Ted Danson chooses his roles well. After early roles in acclaimed films including The Onion Field and Body Heat, he entered our cultural lexicon as Sam Malone, the skirt-chasing, ex-jock bar owner on “Cheers.” Now, starring in his second enormously popular sitcom as the irascible title character of “Becker,” and married to talented actress Mary Steenburgen, Danson relishes his new role as doting husband and of course, the naughty pleasures of a good Havana.
BY JOAN TARSHIS

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58 The Ploys of Summer
With new stadiums, high-powered trades, rule restructuring, and record-breaking new contracts for players, the men who run Major League Baseball have had a busy off-season of wheeling and dealing. But critics and doomsayers fear that, with the end of the league’s labor agreement at the end of this season, fans may be witnessing the swan song of our national pastime.
BY PAUL GUTIERREZ
64 Turkish Delight
On vacation in Turkey, a mysterious request from a distant acquaintance sent the author on a quest for the rare and exotic nargile tobacco, known in local circles as “The Village Pleasure.” It culminated with a journey into ancient tradition, and an escape from mundane reality that he would not soon forget.
BY PAUL MORIN
70 Vicious Cycling
Racing motorcycles isn’t just about speed, as the students of Fast Freddie Spencer’s High Performance Riding School learn right away; it’s the turning, the braking, the timely shifting, and a healthy dose of not being afraid to fall on your ass. Join us in a thrilling tale of high-octane, full-throttle adventure from the savage speedways of Las Vegas.
BY MARK GARDINER
82 So You Want to Make Cigars...
For aspiring cigar entrepreneurs, the bad news is that the “Boom” is over. The good news is that there is more consistently good brands out there than ever before. What separates the success stories from the also-rans? We got the goods from Tony Borhani, Nick Perdomo, Charlie Torafio, and a veritable round­table of industry pioneers who are riding out the current storm in style.
BY MARK BERNARDO

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