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Maxim December 2017

Maxim, the world's leading men's magazine, gives guys what they want — beautiful women, jokes, sports, entertainment, gadgets, rides and beautiful women. Did we mention beautiful women?

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objects of desire

FOR THE AVIATOR The Twistair might look like something from Blade Runner 2049, but it’s actually scheduled for real-world release in early 2018. A collaboration between design firm 2sympleks and an engineering team from Trendak Aviation, the tandem gyrocopter comes in three versions: one with a fully enclosed cockpit (seen here), one with the doors removed, and a model with only a front windscreen, offering the most visceral and exposed-to-the-elements flying experience. FOR THE AUDIOPHILE Spending six figures on a home audio system might guarantee you’ll hear every note perfectly, but it’s no assurance of beautiful aesthetics. Pennsylvania-based OMA’s AC1 loudspeaker is both a world-class audio experience and a visually stunning speaker system. Handcrafted from locally sourced hardwoods, the AC1 works best in midsize and large rooms and will almost certainly draw a…

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drive time

To mark the major milestones of life and work—that big promotion, the game-changing deal, retirement— you reward yourself with one of two things: a watch or a car. And there’s a reason: Both, at their best, are grand achievements in design, aesthetics, and function. Elite watchmakers and automakers spare no expense to create their signature products, and the price tags reflect that. They are rare, they are exquisite, they are statements. Because of their shared attention to detail and pursuit of perfection, horologists and car designers make for natural partners, and the results of their collaborations are ideal rewards to mark whatever milestones lie ahead. 1. Hublot’s MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire has a polished sapphire crystal case and suspended vertical tourbillon. 2. From the Breitling for Bentley collection, the Bentley GMT Light Body…

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close encounters

Good manners and good cologne transform a man into a gentleman, Tom Ford is believed to have said. As the designer knows, good cologne should express the wearer’s identity— it’s as much a personal statement as it is a fragrance. For the brooding, mature man, there’s Orto Parisi’s Terroni and Frederic Malle’s Monsieur, with notes of spices and patchouli. For those with a lighter step, try Vilhelm Parfumerie’s Basilico & Fellini or Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Aqua Universalis. For more information, see page 94.…

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super, fast

When a company like Ferrari, with seven decades of sports-car-industry dominance, announces its most powerful naturally aspirated production vehicle ever—one with no turbocharger, supercharger, or hybrid system— you know it’s an event. And the brand-new 812 Superfast, the successor to the previous Ferrari V-12 grand tourers, the F12berlinetta and the F12tdf, is a high-water mark in the company’s history. From the 1956 410 Superfast Pininfarina Speciale to the 1964 500 Superfast, the name has been synonymous with some of Ferrari’s most remarkable creations. The 812 Superfast will likely be Ferrari’s last nonhybrid, naturally aspirated Ferrari. The company says cars built from 2019 onward will all feature some battery assist. The “8” in the car’s name stands for 800 PS (789 horsepower), and the “12” for the number of cylinders. The term Superfast…

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making it look easy

After 15 years of working from home or in coffee shops or on spare couches, the filmmaker Joe Swanberg finally rented an office. It’s comfortable, but nothing extravagant: a signless concrete storefront on the North Side of Chicago next to a Central Asian restaurant. There’s a studio apartment upstairs with a kitchenette and built-in shelves. “All these books were in my house as of a week ago, driving my wife bonkers,” he says, folding spare towels. “Just that alone is worth the rental price.” Swanberg, 36, had spent August and September in Los Angeles finishing postproduction on Easy, his Chicago-set Netflix anthology series, the second season of which debuts on December 1. In truth, he’s still getting the place set up. (It took him three tries to figure out how the…

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the month in culture

FILM Nineties tabloid fixture Tonya Harding is somewhat redeemed in the biopic I, Tonya (Dec. 8). Margot Robbie plays the disgraced Olympic figure skater for sympathy (and Oscar recognition) while Sebastian Stan delivers chills as Jeff Gillooly, her diabolical exhusband, who orchestrated the 1994 attack on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan in “the whack heard round the world.” Robbie thought the script for I, Tonya was so outlandish she didn’t initially realize Harding and Kerrigan were real people. “I thought it was entirely fictionalized,” she told Vanity Fair. Meanwhile, The Disaster Artist (Dec. 8) chronicles the failure of another unlikely icon: Tommy Wiseau, the creator of The Room, a movie considered “the Citizen Kane of bad movies.” James Franco directs and plays Wiseau, the foolhardy actor and director whose romantic drama later…

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