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Dial “Midwife” for Murder

The little-known story of a 1920s midwife who supplied women with arsenic to kill their abusive husbands

Barry Blitt’s Sketchbook

Catherine Lacey

The author discusses her latest novel, a fictionalized biography of a “Frankenstein’s monster of 20 artists and 20 writers” whom she admires, from Kathy Acker to Susan Sontag

Rudy Then and Rudy Now

Rudy Giuliani’s fall from respected New York mayor to Trump consigliere is well documented. But the cracks in his moral makeup were there from the outset

An Amusement Park of Dreams

The first-ever art amusement park—launched in 1987 in Hamburg, and featuring art by everyone from Basquiat to Baselitz to Lichtenstein—has since been all but forgotten. Ahead of Luna Luna’s reopening, next year, a new book surveys this feat of the imagination

Solid Sender

A new immersive production of Guys and Dolls in London is an all-around delight

The Prophet Motive

From The Glass Castle to Prohibition

Jeannette Walls looks back at her tumultuous upbringing and her days as a gossip columnist in New York, and discusses her latest book, a novel set in the 1920s

Alison Roman

The writer, chef, and cookbook author reveals her travel routine

Josh Gosfield Sketchbook

The Princess Bride

Can a 71-year-old American Musical Revive London?

On this week’s podcast, John Lahr tells us how—and why—Londoners have gone mad for Guys and Dolls

The Hits Keep Coming

After the success of Unorthodox, its co-creator Anna Winger returns to Netflix with Transatlantic, a black comedy about World War II–era refugees

Anna Wintour

The Vogue editor isn’t typically a lady who lunches. But on this week’s Table for Two, she makes an exception for host Bruce Bozzi

Karina Longworth Is Bringing Back the 90s

The podcast host discusses her career, her marriage, and the new season of You Must Remember This, which will focus on Showgirls, Basic Instinct, Eyes Wide Shut, and other 1990s erotic film classics


In an interview, the pianist Víkingur Ólafsson discusses his affinity for Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto, which he’s playing around Europe

The Crucible

An interfaith Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival, 134 years after the work’s premiere on the same stage

We’ll Always Have Paris

In Paris Hilton’s new memoir, the socialite seems disingenuous and her ghostwriter’s touch is too obvious. And yet, we’re still captivated

Staff Picks

Don’t miss an epic catalogue of Edward Hopper’s paintings, a tale of walking from Washington D.C. to New York City, and an appreciation of the architect Shigeru Ban

A Trio of Traitors

The Writers’ Room

Who needs WeWork, anyway? At the London Library, authors of all persuasions gather to toil, tinker, and socialize

James Olstein’s Sketchbook

Changing the Game

How Mel Brooks Got Smart

Over a seven-decade career, the actor and filmmaker behind some of the most successful TV comedies of all time achieved success by becoming a poet of failure