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Next Issue Picks
He Says Goodbye, She Says Hello
An exclusive first look at Caitlyn Jenner—along with the full, behind-the-scenes story of how an icon of American masculinity finally became the woman she needed to be.
Escape From New York
It’s the Summer Fiction Issue and this story, based on an urban myth, features Michael Jackson, Marlon Brando, and Elizabeth Taylor escaping New York on September 11.
2015 Maxim Hot 100
Taylor Swift is the quintessential American success story. Now Maxim has declared her the world’s most relevant and intriguing woman. What will she do for an encore?
Get Your Braai On!
Ditch your tired barbecue routine for a traditional South African braai, where fire-cooked meats, delicious wines, and amazing company reign supreme.
Headline-Makers: 2015 So Far
Saturday Night Live at 40
Live from New York: A passionate, opinionated, irresponsible breakdown of the 40 years and 141 cast members of SNL. As fans know, part of loving the show is surfing the highs and lows.
"Man, They Just Don't Know Who I Am"
For six seasons, Ray Rice was among the best running backs in football. Then came that infamous video and a swift fall from grace. Here, Rice’s redemption campaign.
Welcome, Princess Charlotte
You’ll find royal photos, trivia, and tips to raise a princess in the special tribute to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their growing family.
The Millionaire & The Murders
Publicly accused—but never convicted—of three murders over the past 30 years, the reclusive Robert Durst finally speaks out in a new HBO documentary.
In the News
America's Richest Self-Made Women
From Beyoncé and Sheryl Sandberg to Tory Burch and Judge Judy, this is Forbes’ first-ever definitive ranking of the nation’s top 50 ceiling crashers.
FIFA's Ugly Game
Sepp Blatter’s 17-year watch over FIFA was marked by a series of scandals. Here, a guide that explains just why everyone is outraged with FIFA.
The Rise and Fall of Silk Road, Part II
By 2012, Ross Ulbricht’s online drug bazaar had grown into a worldwide empire. In part two of this exclusive account, the Feds are closing in.
Is ISIS Winning?
While Washington wrings its hands, the Islamic state is making gains—and it’s Iran that’s fighting back. Is America’s degrade and destroy plan failing?
The Great Outdoors
The Best 100 Miles
Our National Parks boast thousands of stunning trail miles, but some are just a hair more amazing. Find the top 100 miles in the entire system on these 13 hikes.
Anglers anticipate that precise tick of time when a waggling bobber plunges below the surface of a mirror-calm summer pond. Here, how to catch topwater bass with deer-hair bugs.
The Mud Manual
Five obstacle-racing gurus offer expert advice on crawling under barbed wire, swimming through freezing ponds, and dragging 200-pound tires so you can crush that Spartan Race or Tough Mudder.
Around the Bend
Chase swells in an unheralded surf spot with hospitable locals and quality waves. Turns out, Texas has a surf history that stretches back further than you think.
Your Summer Vacation Awaits
Pick Up Sticks
The rarefied world of polo can feel as insular as it does elegant. But when Yolanda Edwards takes the field near Buenos Aires, she learns that even newcomers can get into the swing of things.
America's Best Seafood Dives
If they fry it, we will come. This annual feature guides us to the coast’s very best outposts for fresh-caught, batter-dipped, quick-fried, paper-napkin fun.
The Big Easy Does It
A decade after Katrina, New Orleans hasn’t just rebuilt, it’s become a new kind of place—one where dreamers and doers are bringing it back to anything but normal.
Notes on the North
At the edge of the largest Great Lake, a small harbor town forms a gateway to music, art, and northern wilderness. Bayfield draws travelers yearning to kayak in caves or hike through trees.
Walk on the Wild Side
Murder Most Fowl
Who’s killing the chickens of Clarendon County? Here, the story of the unsolved massacre of Pilgrim’s Pride contract chickens.
Long Live the Mammoth
Jurassic Park is getting real. Scientists have the tools to bring back extinct species. Here’s how they plan to do it. Not all clones require DNA.
He’s famous for getting dangerously close to his fearsome charges. But what can the “lion whisperer” teach us about ethical conservation—and ourselves?
Born to Be Wild
Thousands of dolphins have been taken captive to perform in shows at marine parks. Now some are being taught how to go home again.