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The Lost Boys of Fiction Oh where, oh where have the young male novelists gone?

November 10, 2021

Highsmith Confidential Newly released diaries reveal Patricia Highsmith’s affair with a married woman—and an uncharacteristically tender side to the infamous author

November 10, 2021

Blurred Lines Kurt Vonnegut’s notes and early drafts provide the missing link between his fictional characters and his own personal life

November 10, 2021

Victimhood Goes Mad The tribulations of the brainy and beautiful. Tiny violins, please!

A Man for All Seasons From fashion to film to a stint at magazine editing, Tom Ford does it all. In the foreword to a new book, the author tries to describe how Ford became Tom Ford

Shows and Tales A new oral history brings back the glory days of the rock concert, starting with rock’s post–World War II R&B roots and going all the way through 1985’s Live Aid

The Last Picture Show The illustrious illustrator recalls the humble 1950s graphic publication with big dreams he founded on a whim with Seymour Chwast and Milton Glaser

Staff Picks This week, don’t miss a collection of letters by writers from Beckett to Vonnegut; a history of the 13th Tour de France; and a guide to the world’s most peculiar foods

November 3, 2021

Taxi Driving An illustrated history of the New York taxicab recalls the glory days of early motorized cars and spacious Checkers

Flipping the Godfather Script Mario Puzo was an avid gambler, novelist, and pizza eater. But there was one department where he could use some help: screenwriting

Jerusalem Syndrome The Christian obsession with the holy city has played a key role in creating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—and remains a stumbling block to its resolution

The Lap of Luxury A new memoir reveals the late Karl Lagerfeld in all of his complexity

Exposing Her Weiner Huma Abedin claims she had never heard of sex addiction until her husband’s sexting scandal broke

Pfizer v. Trump Inside Pfizer’s high-stakes coronavirus-vaccine trials and Donald Trump’s efforts to undermine them

October 28, 2021

Risky Business The notorious Jazz Age madam Polly Adler played hostess to every gangster, politician, and writer of the Roaring 20s—even, she once claimed, to F.D.R.

October 28, 2021

Staff Picks This week, don’t miss a history of Christians in the Middle East; the Howard brothers’ tell-all; and a memoir from the man who edited Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton

October 28, 2021