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Life on the Nile

Murder, They Wrote

William the Heir, Harry the Spare

(Box) Office Flop

A lavish short film starring WeWork C.E.O. Adam Neumann’s infamous wife, Rebekah, was a harbinger of things to come

Social Exposures

Camilla McGrath’s photographs of Jackie Kennedy, Mick Jagger, Carrie Fisher, Truman Capote, and others depict worlds colliding

Music Man

With his nasty temper and squalid lifestyle, Beethoven was not an easy genius. Writing from the perspective of his lover, an author explores the appeal

The Playboy Philosopher

Hilary Mantel

The author of the Cromwell trilogy recommends her favorite books on her favorite theme: royals

Lucky No. 9

Meeting the Alien

In which the author is thrilled when he hears director Tim Burton wants him for a big part in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Divorcing, Revisited

Susan Taubes’s semi-autobiographical novel was published in 1969 to little acclaim. Its reissuing offers a chance to discover the cutting, long-forgotten gem

Sour Grapes

John Steinbeck’s biographer reveals the story of a friendship gone wrong when Joseph Campbell fell for Steinbeck’s wife Carol

Good Sport

Go for the game, stay for the crumpets: a new book surveys the storied, bucolic world of cricket

Bruce Wagner’s Woke Universe

After his publisher balked at his use of a certain word, Hollywood’s master of satire posts his new novel online for free

One for the Books

Heywood Hill, among the world’s most revered bookshops, is launching a somewhat unique literary prize

Hollywood Heartbreak

In which the star of My Best Friend’s Wedding forgets a dinner with Joan Collins and loses a “giant” role, all while trying to revive his career

Dark Words

Why did Eleanor Roosevelt stand by the offensive term she used in her long-celebrated autobiography?

Avedon’s Eye

Daddies’ Girls

Seeing Things

Seamus Heaney’s biographer looks at what makes a poet essential

Still Funny

Bringing Up Cary

The actor’s early years—he was born Archie Leach in Bristol, U.K.—stayed with him long after he became Cary Grant

Life Writing

Jane After Jann

25 years after the split of Jane and Jann Wenner, a close friend reflects on Jane’s stoic second act