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Inside the Buena Vista Social Club Twenty-five years after producing the album that became a global sensation, Ry Cooder reveals how fame’s “double-edged sword” affected the group

The Remains of the Day A former Country Life editor explores the complicated history and enduring grandeur of Britain’s stately homes

Toheeb Jimoh The Ted Lasso star’s mom wanted him to be the next U.K. prime minister. He’s shooting for the next James Bond

Once a Comic-Book Fan, Always a Comic-Book Fan From Roy Thomas, who later succeeded Stan Lee, to George R. Martin, before he added the second R to his name, the fans stayed around

The Real Slim Aarons Kevin McClory, Mick Jagger, C. Z. Guest, and others feature in a collection of the photographer’s glamorous shots

Opera Pick of the Week Double déjà vu all over again: Il Trovatore, Verdi’s warhorse in excelsis, live from Los Angeles, with dueling heroes and two modern-day knights

October 1, 2021

Staff Picks This week, don’t miss a charming introduction to classical music; the chilling account of an epic polar-rescue mission; and a history of the Appalachian Trail

September 29, 2021

Storm Clouds Brewing Scientists first started sounding the alarm about climate change more than 100 years ago. No one was listening

September 29, 2021

Every Trick in the Book Inside the British-retirement-home mystery that knocked the new Sally Rooney off the No. 1 spot on the Sunday Times best-seller list after just one week

September 29, 2021

In Her Own Time Bob Dylan said Karen Dalton had “a voice like Billie Holiday.” A new film looks at the enigmatic singer’s enormous influence

Cosmic Chaos Isaac Asimov’s epic Foundation series comes to Apple TV+

Little Gold Men, Big White Guilt L.A.’s new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has little to say about movie history—but speaks volumes about Hollywood and our times

Say Bonjour to France’s Most Elegant Castle Photos of the Château de Haroué celebrate life chez Beauvau-Craon, the family who has called Haroué home for 300 years

A Spy Like No Other A new film tells the unlikely story of Noor Inayat Khan, a young Indian pacifist turned Allied spy