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Alison Oliver For her first on-screen role, the Irish actress is cast in Conversations with Friends

Risky Business Pulitzer Prize–winning war correspondent Ray Bonner always had a taste for trouble, but he just took on his most dangerous assignment yet: he bought a bookstore in Australia

Letting It Loose On the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St., and the legendary tour that followed, the unlikely story of how a rock ’n’ roll masterpiece came to be

Talk of the Town The team behind Normal People returns with Sally Rooney’s literary debut, Conversations with Friends

Wade’s World A state-by-state breakdown of new laws being proposed in a post–Roe v. Wade era

Take a Chance on Them Forty years after their unofficial split, Abba is attempting a comeback with a live-concert tour featuring avatars of the band’s younger selves

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble Mean Girls meets the Bard in an encore of Red Bull Theater’s Mac Beth

May 13, 2022

Staff Picks Don’t miss the history behind the Kentucky Derby anthem; a biography of the philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville; and a dazzling look at Renaissance altarpieces

May 11, 2022

Guardian Angel In the 19th century, Caroline Norton campaigned for mothers to have legal rights to their own children. She secured them for others—but not for herself

May 11, 2022

Paradise Regained On the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St., the unlikely story of how the greatest rock ’n’ roll album of all time came to be

May 10, 2022

Meet You at Mortimer’s A new book revisits the mid-70s heyday of Mortimer’s restaurant, which played host to everyone from Jackie O and Nancy Reagan to Liz Smith and Mick Jagger

When Marilyn Went British In a 1956 trip to England, Marilyn Monroe sowed the seeds of divorce with Arthur Miller, battled with Laurence Olivier on set, and snagged an audience with the Queen

British Broadcasting Disheartened by the incessant drumbeat of horrid news? These songs—by Jarvis Cocker, the Animals, and others—will evoke the bulldog spirit of the English and give you strength to carry on

When Harry Met WeSpeak Who spoke the woke salad first? Prince Harry, WeWork’s co-grifter Rebekah Neumann, or … ?

Trump in Iambic Pentameter Meet the British playwright who has turned modern-day American politics into a Shakespearean comedy

For the Love of Roses Today’s rose fanatics—and there are a lot of them—join a fan club that stretches from Sappho to Shakespeare to Empress Joséphine