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Opera Pick of the Week As the Metropolitan Opera returns to live performance, an easy fix for fans hooked on the company’s once-complimentary nightly streams

September 24, 2021

Great Minds … Both Albert Einstein and Marie Curie visited America during the Roaring 20s. It left a lasting impression

September 23, 2021

The Big Sleep

September 23, 2021

Art Basel is Back! The 50th edition of the famed art fair features work by artists as varied as Camille Pissarro and Kara Walker

September 21, 2021

Capers Corner A soundtrack for the mischievous, from Joe Jackson, Jimmy Cliff, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, and more

North Korea as You’ve Never Seen It Stéphan Gladieu’s otherworldly photos take viewers where they’ve never been allowed to go—inside Pyongyang

Rumbled in the Jungle The 1974 championship bout between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali, in Zaire, forever changed the lives of both fighters—and the writers who covered it

Taking a Vaxxation Here’s why so many Americans are unwilling to get a shot

The Met Ball Hall of … Fame? If you thought this year’s event looked like a cross between Halloween and the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, you aren’t alone. They don’t call it the “Costume” Institute for nothing

The Anderson Tapes The CNN anchor Anderson Cooper takes a candid look at the Vanderbilts, the historic American dynasty from which his mother, Gloria, hailed

Hurts So Good Once he made it to the top, the rough-around-the-edges, all-American rock star John Mellencamp found out he was really on the bottom

A Pre–Mean Girls Burn Book The second in an unredacted three-part release of socialite Chips Channon’s diaries is as snobbish, spiteful, and addictive as the first

Opera Pick of the Week More Verdi from Muti’s La Scala: the Spanish tragedy Il Trovatore

September 17, 2021

Science Fiction A new book reveals the misogyny and fabrications behind the discovery of DNA, one of the most misunderstood whodunits in science history

September 15, 2021

Chip and Charge Things are looking down for Chips Channon in the second volume of his diaries, but the outspoken socialite is as unfiltered—and unhinged—as ever

September 15, 2021