Upgrade Your Summer With the New Issue of Men’s Journal Starring ‘For All Mankind”s Joel Kinnaman

Get ready to have the greatest summer ever.

Our new July/August issue—on stands now—has your go-to manual (“Set the the Scene for the Perfect Summer”) for how to do this season like you’ve never done it before, whether you’re throwing a backyard bash, nailing that high jump at the lake, or getting out of town to the backcountry. It’s all about easy (and fun) upgrades and advice, from how to camp like a king with the best tent to trading burgers for Jamaican jerk chicken that’ll solidify your grillmaster status for your next party. (Take it from us: Stock up on extra Red Stripes because you’re about to have company every weekend.)

But before firing up the grill and filling our coolers, we caught up with our new cover guy, Suicide Squad and The Killing star Joel Kinnaman, over Cajun-style crawfish in New Orleans to talk about the actor’s latest projects, including the upcoming Apple TV+ series For All Mankind. “It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before,” says Kinnaman, who plays astronaut Edward Baldwin in the highly anticipated show, which you’ll be able to stream later this year. It sounds like Kinnaman’s performance will be worth the wait.

Cover photograph by Michael Schwartz

“Joel has a classic, Gary Cooper-like movie star quality,” For All Mankind executive producer Matt Wolpert told us. “But there’s also these other layers of depth that he can access that make him feel modern and classic at the same time.”

“It’s rare in leading men right now,” the series’ other executive producer Ben Nedivi says. “There’s a powerful silence in him, a strength without saying anything.”

And that’s not even the half of our latest issue: This month’s GearLab gives you the rundown on the best barbecue smokers, the three best tennis racquets to perfect your swing, along with a few of the most stylishly rugged watches you can wear on those epic weekend hikes this season.

You’ll also find can’t-miss features and must-reads interviews with Tom Waits, St. Louis-based chef of Bulrush, Rob Connoley, and Spider-Man: Far From Home star Cobie Smulders.

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