Face of a goddess, body of an angel, and wife of an elf: the divine Miranda Kerr is Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive – just take a look at her heavenly cover shoot on page 148 for proof. Although if you're anything like Giles Coren, you're better off flicking to page 134 and admiring the taut, toned and tough bodies of this summer's Olympians. "This new sporting lust of ours is a very post-feminist, very modern kind of lust," insists Giles. We wonder if the same could be said of Will Self, who on page 197 feels "compelled to make love to a tree"… Moving swiftly on, there's also Damian Lewis modelling this winter's classic tailoring, Sanjiv Bhattacharya getting to grips with the world's best free solo climber, and Daniel Kalder investigating the strange relationship between man and meat (that's enough fetishes for one issue, we think).
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