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Barry Blitt’s Sketchbook

Lee Friedlander, Framed

Collaborating with the cinematic photographer, the filmmaker Joel Coen is staging shows of Friedlander’s work on both coasts

Clash of the Traumas

I Don’t Know How She Does It

Sally Wainwright, the creator of the hit British crime drama Happy Valley, captures the female experience like no other

Addressing the Rat in the Room

It’s time the humans of New York City made a good-faith effort to understand their four-legged neighbors

Hidden Gems

For decades, Anne Eisenhower, the granddaughter of President Eisenhower, collected rare and magnificent jewelry. Now it’s going up for auction at Christie’s

David Downton’s Sketchbook

The Final Countdown

In an interview, the historian Evan Thomas discusses how Russian spies, Harry Truman’s denial, and an immunity to writer’s block played into his new book, on the last days of W.W. II

A Summer Odyssey

Emma Cline has communed with the Manson family and channeled Harvey Weinstein. For her new novel, she infiltrates the Hamptons

Eminently Ridiculous

The Not-So-Nice Saint

Nelson Mandela was South Africa’s savior. His private life was another story

The War That Never Ended

Fifty years after the last American troops left, Vietnam is thriving. The U.S., meanwhile, is still dealing with the aftermath—unconsciously or not

Dad Jokes

The best thing on the Internet just may be Michael Keaton’s Instagram account

What Went Down Inside Our Cannes Party

On this week’s podcast, the skinny on the big bash, Michael Keaton’s dad-tastic IG, and … N.Y.C. rats!

And God Created Brigitte

“Idiotic” is how French bombshell Brigitte Bardot describes a new six-part TV series depicting her life

Andrea Ferolla’s Sketchbook

The Many Lives of Alain Delon

Claudia Cardinale, Paul Schrader, Shirley MacLaine, and others reflect on the genius, charm, and enduring influence of an icon of French cinema

For Art’s Sake

A Swann’s (Three-) Way

Nick Pinkerton

A fixture of New York’s downtown film scene discusses writing the script for The Sweet East, starring Euphoria heartthrob Jacob Elordi, which premieres at the Cannes Film Festival

Graydon Carter takes us inside the Cannes Film Festival

On this week’s podcast, our Co-Editor discusses the festival’s allure and AIR MAIL’s big party at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Beating the System

When every studio in Hollywood passed on Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola—the most successful movie director on the planet—became an independent filmmaker

A Cavalcade of Depravity

Shakespearean actors, Penthouse Pets, 3,000 Roman costumes, 450 gallons of fake blood, and Gore Vidal. Was Caligula the most ambitious porno ever made—or the raunchiest historical epic?

The Beautiful and Damned

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald’s drink-fueled behavior became notorious during their summers on the Riviera, where they were joined by Ernest Hemingway, the Marx Brothers, and Dorothy Parker