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Ann Goldstein Elena Ferrante has a new novel. Here, its translator recommends her favorite books about Italy

Mean Girl Ellen DeGeneres faces accusations of, well, you name it

Bleeding Love The author of a new book on American poet E. E. Cummings reveals the wartime love affair that fueled some of his most moving work

August 25, 2020

Flights of Fancy For Foyle’s War creator Anthony Horowitz, the best writing—and reading—offers an escape

Marriage Story Stanley Kubrick’s biographer uncovers the driving force behind The Shining and Eyes Wide Shut: a roller-coaster relationship with a beautiful, mercurial dancer

The Naked City With America’s newsrooms closed—some maybe for good—a veteran of the Daily News recalls the paper’s action-packed and alcohol-soaked heyday

Charlotte Philby The granddaughter of Soviet spy Kim Philby is writing espionage novels from the woman’s point of view

On the Terrace A collection of heat-resistant tracks to help you embrace the swelter, from Fleetwood Mac, Letta Mbulu, Shuggie Otis, Nino Nardini, and more

Next Gen Ahead of a classical-music festival in Florence’s Boboli Gardens, an interview with its young founder, who aims to promote the genre to a new generation

August 20, 2020

The Right Stuff Reimagining the life of Lucille Ball, a new book evokes the star’s groundbreaking influence and evergreen coolness

August 18, 2020

Taking—and Making—Liberties Three years after #MeToo allegations sank his Laurene Powell Jobs–funded magazine, Leon Wieseltier wants back in

Heart of Stone The life of Confederate general Albert Pike, a member of the Freemasons, offers a new look at the secret brotherhood

Daring Duo A writer on Succession teams up with the star of Secret Diary of a Call Girl in a new series, I Hate Suzie

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