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“Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies,” Revisited New York’s favorite, “100% overheard” comic strip, which ran from the mid-70s to the mid-90s in The Village Voice, is brought back to life in a new book

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Fish Tales An exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum, in Massachusetts, highlights more than 40 delightfully illustrated editions of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick


The Book Lover’s Guide to Dublin With the Bloomsday and Dalkey literary festivals kicking off, this is the peak week to get lit in the Irish capital

Been There, Dunne That Griffin Dunne reflects on his sister’s horrific murder, the making of Scorsese’s After Hours, his friendship with Carrie Fisher, and a colorful life in New York and Hollywood

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Five O’Clock Follies Lyndon Johnson and Robert McNamara knew the war in Vietnam could not be won—and waged it anyway

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The Enemy Within Glenn Loury, the first African American professor of economics to gain tenure at Harvard University, describes his tumultuous life in a new memoir

Merchants of Delight How a trio of women brought the department-store concept stateside with Bonwit Teller, Lord & Taylor, and Henri Bendel


Blondie Moment In an excerpt from his new memoir, Chris Stein, the Blondie co-founder and guitarist, recalls the heroin-and-pot-fueled chaos of life on tour in the early 80s

Along Came Polly Polly Jean Harvey, the fearless singer and two-time Mercury Prize winner known as PJ Harvey, blends her recent work with 90s classics on her European summer tour

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Whitney Bromberg Hawkings’s Favorite Things The founder of Flowerbx, the London-based floral service preferred by Tom Ford and Victoria Beckham, shares her must-haves: Smythson stationery, Varley joggers, and more

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Not to Be High art. Romantic intrigue. Monstrous villainy. The inside story of the original, star-studded—and star-crossed—production of Shakespeare in Love is the stuff of, well, Shakespeare

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