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The Yin and Yang of Peter Thiel The Silicon Valley venture capitalist has poured millions into far-right politicians with anti-big-tech agendas. He also happens to sit on Facebook’s board

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

The Big Sleep

September 23, 2021

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

September 23, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Holding Court Hilary Mantel, author of the Thomas Cromwell trilogy and expert on all things royal, thinks the English monarchy will end with Prince William

September 15, 2021

Not So Normal People The characters in Sally Rooney’s latest novel are worlds apart from the Deuxmoi-obsessed millennials to whom it’s catered. We’ll all read it anyway

The Eye of the Needle Young dressmakers deported to Auschwitz turned a fashion salon into a hub of resistance

A Tall Order Photographs by Joe Woolhead chronicle the demise of the World Trade Center and the building of the new one

Working Girls A former U.S. Army major general brings the untold stories of the women who changed the course of World War II to light

September 8, 2021

Short List What to read this week, from a history of British musical theater to an account of the World Trade Center’s rebuilding and an inside look at the deep sea

September 8, 2021