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Roiling in the Deep The deep sea has so far managed to evade human intervention. Now mining companies are threatening Earth’s last frontier

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It’s Complicated The revolutionary filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl won the hearts of everyone from Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger to Joseph Goebbels and Roger Ailes


Safe Mode The authors of a new book on the history of quarantines think they’re here to stay


Here Is New York Douglas Corrance’s colorful photographs recall summers in 1970s and 1980s New York

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Good-bye, Blake Bailey Book-industry insiders are coming down on both sides of the Blake Bailey–Philip Roth controversy, which resulted in the pulping of Bailey’s Roth bio

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WASP’s Nest Terrified by the distinctly WASP-ish hell of lacking a life’s purpose, Cold War columnist Joe Alsop created a setting for his self-protective, civic-humanist fantasy

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Short List What to read in the coming weeks, from memoirs exploring masculinity and the cutthroat world of ballet to a look at the history and future of motion

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The Enchanting Maximalist Is Marie Kondo a can’t-do? Do you consider Lilly Pulitzer a neutral? If so, then let yourself go wild with this trove of eye-catching pieces—ensembles, accessories, décor—that embrace color and whimsy, and pay understatement no mind. After all, for some of us, more really is more

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The Unusual Suspects For 50 years, residents of the Aeolian Islands’ Alicudi consumed an ingredient used in L.S.D. Today, they’re still hallucinating

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