February might be the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of excitement in Men’s Journal. For starters, Scottish actor and producer Gerard Butler is on the cover, and inside he talks about everything from his new movie Den of Thieves (set to premiere on January 19), and the motorcycle accident that brought him close to death.
As I went through the air, I literally thought, ‘If this doesn’t go the right way, I’m not gonna be here anymore,” he told writer Josh Feels. “‘It really depends on how I land.'”
Butler’s unforgettable story is joined by those of a group of groundbreaking Olympians heading to PyeongChang, South Korea, where they’ll represent the United States in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Gus Kenworthy, the openly gay, gold medalist freestyle skier told Kate Siver about landing a double-cork 1440 in his preparation for the games, and ski-racer Mikaela Shriffin talks a pretty big game to Megan Michaelson. “If you don’t think it’s possible to win five golds, go talk to Michael Phelps,” she says. And don’t forget Shaun White, back and determined after washing out at the last Winter Olympics in Sochi. He describes the games as “like this scar on my face I’ll have for the rest of my life. But there are lessons learned from that.”
To warm up after all that snow, we travel to the best beaches in the world, from Baia Do Sancho in Brazil to Trincomalee in Sri Lanka. In GearLab, our editors test everything from the best roller bags for all the trips you’ll take this year (and for the rest of your life), as well as boots made to beat the slush, and lighter weight titanium watches. There are also interviews with Gillian Anderson, Nick Nolte and Fred Armisen. And in our fitness section Blueprint, we uncover how DNA can help create the ultimate personalized workout.
You can pick up a February issue of Men’s Journal on newsstands across the country starting January 15.