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After the Fire
THE NEXT FRONT LINE • The coronavirus pandemic has left millions of Americans facing the threat of food insecurity. Here’s how you can do your part to help.
QUARANTINING WITH THE GODFATHER • What’s it like to spend seven months holed up with Francis Ford Coppola and 25 members of his family? For starters, wine, movies, and zero regrets.
Get Mellow with Melo
The Jewel in the Crown • The legend of the Pasha de Cartier is MURKY, MYSTERIOUS, and, honestly, HALF THE FUN
the second coming • Men’s wear with a HISTORY is back, but this time around, it’s HITTING DIFFERENT
19 MORE PICKS WITH A PEDIGREE • From the truly old-school to updated riffs, here’s a look at the wider world of Heritage 2.0
nia dacosta is killing it • The thirty-year-old director of the CANDYMAN sequel has made the MOST RELEVANT HORROR MOVIE of our times
SHHHH • Some of THIS FALL’S BEST CLOTHES have a lot to say. They’re just not shouting about it.
HOW I EARNED IT • GLENN’S DENIM FOUNDERS GLENN LIBURD AND DANIEL LEWIS BRING AMERICAN MANUFACTURING BACK TO ITS HARDWORKING ROOTS
disco is back • In a year of plague, turmoil, and hardship, the genre known for its hedonistic escapism is experiencing a third wave. Thank God.
the shining • Two very different brands have found a way to give GLOW UP a whole NEW MEANING
The Seekers of the Grails • A growing community of YOUNG, extremely online, and DEEPLY EDUCATED FASHION FANS is turning ARCHIVAL MEN’S WEAR into a hot commodity
GROOMING AWARDS 2020
YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF • So much handwashing this year created a need for hand lotion like we had never experienced before. This winner sinks into skin almost immediately with no greasy feel and has more in common with a face moisturizer than any other hand cream we’ve tried. It’s packed with lipids to help maintain your skin barrier, and we swear the more we used it, the better our hands looked. $29
RACISM KILLED MY MOTHER • Pittsburgh has been hyped as our most livable city—if you’re white, that is. My mom’s story—how she lived, and how she died—offers proof that if you’re a Black woman, it’s one of the worst cities in America.
300 JOB APPLICATIONS LATER • Matt Breen bet on himself and thought he’d done everything right. Now he’s one of the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs—and, increasingly, their hope—as COVID-19 batters the nation’s economy.
ON SLIDE INN ROAD • It was supposed to be a family road trip to visit an aging relative. Then the car got stuck in a muddy rut and, well—these things never turn out well, do they? The legendary architect of your worst nightmares delivers another shocking story you won’t soon forget.
MATTHEW RHYS IS BECOMING A MATTHEW RHYS CHARACTER • The actor has built a résumé that assures viewers that whatever he’s in must be good. This year, he’s poured those efforts into being a dad—and restoring an old boat.
THIS MOMENT IN TIME • Winter’s latest analog wonders offer a light at the end of the tunnel—and your sleeve
the kids are not all right • Over the past two decades, suicide rates have shot up everywhere in America. As researchers test new theories to better understand this massive, mostly disregarded public-health crisis, a group of parents and activists in the East Valley of Arizona are working to stop the spread of self-destruction among the teenagers in their community.