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68 Aerosmith isn't Missin' a Thing
In 1970, two kids named Steven Tyler and Joe Perry started a rock band. Now, after 30 years of hits, world tours, and notorious spirals into the depths of excess and addiction, the founders of rock legend Aerosmith are sitting pretty, with a prestigious award, a chart-topping album, and induction into the Rock'n' Roll Hall of Fame. Now clean and sober, the boys still enjoy lots of cigars... and why not? These days, they have much to celebrate.
BY GENE SANTORO
COVER PHOTO BY MARY ELLEN MATTHEWS

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56 The Gangster Who Built Sin City
Las Vegas has undergone a makeover in recent years. The city once known solely for gambling and sleaze has been supplanted by a vibrant, family entertainment capital. But Vegas' origins are deeply rooted in crime... and the boundless ambition of a Jewish mobster from New York named Benjamin Siegel. This is his story.
BY EARL B. WILSON
62 Ballpark Confidential
From the Elysian Fields to the House That Ruth Built, through the era of Astroturf and cookie-cutter stadium design to today's trends of luxury boxes and retractable roofs, the evolution of major league ballparks provides a fascinating perspective on baseball's history, and, perhaps, a glimpse into its future.
BY PAUL GUTIERREZ
74 Attacking the Track
Thoroughbred racing is not only a sport of grand tradition and fast-paced excitement; it can also pay off handsomely for bettors willing to challenge the odds. Handicapping the ponies can be a daunting prospect for anyone looking to make a quick buck. To learn winning strategies, check out this primer on conquering the Sport of Kings.
BY DANIEL KLINE
80 Money Honeys
News from Wall Street hasn't always been sunny this year, but our bikini-clad models are sure to raise your interest... and give you some investment ideas for your lady's inner beach bunny.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN-FRANCIS BOURKE
86 Boys' Toys of Summer
It's our fifth annual Summer Gift Guide, presenting our finest selection of watches, cigar accessories, grooming products, and more great ideas for the man who deserves only the best.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY JASON KONG

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