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To Catch a Klimt Two long-hidden, hugely expensive, and very rare paintings by Gustav Klimt have suddenly popped up in Asia. Who’s the elusive art adviser behind them?

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All Roads Lead to Claudia Cardinale The Italian actress, who worked with everyone from Luchino Visconti to Federico Fellini, is the subject of a retrospective


Sick or Genius? From Pollock to Frida, directors can’t stop making movies about tortured artists

Musical Chairs Thierry Barbier-Mueller’s collection of more than 650 chairs, by designers including Ron Arad and André Dubreuil, is celebrated in a dazzling coffee-table book

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Blonde Ambition In an interview, Pamela Anderson discusses Hugh Hefner, the sex tape with Tommy Lee, and her five failed marriages

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Rock of Ages Tony King reminisces on wrestling John Lennon and vamping with Mick Jagger in his memoir, The Tastemaker


The Yin and Yang of 1960s Britain John Higgs takes a trip to 1960s England in Love and Let Die: James Bond, the Beatles, and 1960s Pop Culture

Chasing Vermeer A show at the Rijksmuseum, in Amsterdam, collects the world’s Vermeers, including the Dutch painter’s most memorable work, “Girl with a Pearl Earring”

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Valentine’s Day Heart-Stoppers As February 14 fast approaches, present your loved ones with a handpicked token of affection. Here, 30 sweet treats to have and to hold this month—and in aeternum

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Orgy Story In one of London’s poshest neighborhoods recently, a four-story town house was converted into a sex party for Old Etonians, politicians’ kids, and their friends

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