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Warrior Poets
2021 January/February

Warrior Poets

Merging Manliness, Patriotism and Weaponry in the New South Warrior Poets Tucked into an obscured industrial park in the Atlanta suburbs, two college pals are …

Norman Van Aken
2020 March / April

If Hemingway were a Chef…

Norman Van Aken is widely known as the father of New World Cuisine. The Midwestern chef found his voice in a Key West kitchen and …

Q&A with Nestor Andrés Plasencia
2020 January / February

Q&A with Nestor Andrés Plasencia

Q&A with Nestor Andrés Plasencia We met Nestor Andrés Plasencia at his factory cigar lounge in Estelí Nicaragua for a conversation about his hometown, tobacco …

2019 September/October

Q&A With Nirka Reyes

Nirka Reyes Nirka Reyes has become the face of De Los Reyes Cigars, matured as a leader in the industry, and earned the respect of her …

Natt Sherman VP Michael Herklots
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How a passion for music led Nat Sherman’s Michael Herklots to a career in cigars

Michael Herklots remembers his first cigar in far more vivid detail than most of the people I ask. It makes sense that he would. He’s …

2019 July/August

First Cigar with Martin Kove

Martin Kove is best known for his role as John Kreese, the cold-blooded sensei behind the Cobra Kai dojo in the Karate Kid movies. He’s …

2019 July/August

Ed Reed – Win, Lose, or Draw

Ed Reed spent his college and NFL careers building a strong case that he’s the best safety who ever played football. Through all the ups …

2019 March/April

Jim Jackson’s NCAA Mens Hoops Postseason Preview

Hoop star and fellow cigar lover Jim Jackson puts his NCAA, NBA, and FOX Sports experience to work with this conference tournament roundup. As a …

2019 March/April

Q&A With Chris Moneymaker

Chris Moneymaker stunned the poker world and ushered in a new era in the game when in 2003 he became the first person to win …

2019 January/February

Q&A with Keith Scribner

In “Old Newgate Road,” novelist Keith Scribner tells the story of Cole Callahan, a Connecticut native who moved to the West Coast after violence tore …

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