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  1. “May i check your carry-on?” a screener at Los Angeles International Airport recently asked. Because the question is rhetorical when posed by an agent from the Transportation Security Administration...
  2. Davidoff Limited Edition 2003 Vintage 2000 When the Dominican Republic’s 2000 tobacco harvest was completed, the unanimous opinion among growers and blenders was that they had produced an...
  3. With the Beam Sensor ($100) from Colibri (401.943. 2100, www.colibri.com ), lighting a cigar is half the fun. Rather than press a trigger, simply break the vertical plane of a beam of light. Once the...
  4. During a recent birding festival in Cape May, N.J., the most popular sighting could not be identified in a book of ornithology. According to Terry Moore, vice president of Sport Optics at Leica (800...
  5. Stags’ Leap Winery 1999 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon The Napa lexicon teems with leaping stags: There is the Stag’s Leap District, the celebrated appellation in the southeast section of Napa...
  6. For those who crave wide-open space, Jackson Hole has it all—expansive vistas framed by the majestic Grand Tetons; rugged backcountry ideal for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing; lush...
  7. If “fitness” was the mantra of the ’90s, “wellness” is stealing its thunder as we settle into the hectic pace of the 21st century. Many health club members, particularly men, now gravitate toward the...
  8. Although the popularity of plasma screens has been growing steadily, the picture is still far from perfect. Various degrees of digital noise, fuzzy edges, and image jitter, which occurs when a static...
  9. The diesel engines have been cut for the moment, and the yacht drifts as if becalmed while waves lap against the gleaming white hull. On the deck the crew members stand by, their eyes on the captain...
  10. The familiar hues of blue that John Jo Lewis had so often viewed from behind his mask grew darker as he drew closer to his destination. When he nudged the throttle of his vessel forward, his...

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