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The Steve Jobs of Pottery

In Search of Lost Art

It’s Robert Welch’s World—We’re Just Living in It

How the relatively unknown American conservative shaped our society more than anyone else

Forever Elizabeth

Photographers Douglas Kirkland, Gered Mankowitz, Norman Parkinson, Milton Greene, Terry O’Neill, and Gary Bernstein offer different looks at Hollywood’s brightest star

Murder, They Wrote

Revisionist History

Hans Holbein’s Double Life

A Word from the Wiseguys

Twenty-two years after The Sopranos premiered, a new oral history revisits the gritty mobster universe the show created

Clock Wise

The History of Mr. Wells

Behind the Couture Curtain

A writer reveals the sketchy details of an incident Coco Chanel went to great lengths to hide

Celluloid City

The Magic of Jan Morris

Will we ever have another like the Welsh writer extraordinaire who managed to write as beautifully on Che Guevara as she did on the virtues of sneezing?

AIR MAIL’s 10 Best Books of 2021

Hustlers, hippies, artists, transcendentalists: holiday reading for every type

AIR MAIL’s Eight Best Mystery Books of 2021

Anthony Horowitz, Sarah Moss, Val McDermid, and more …

The Date That Lives in Infamy

Piano Man

Object Lesson

A new book traces India’s history and future through 100 objects

The Call of the Wild

A mountaineer spent his life scaling the world’s great heights. Then he lost a friend in an avalanche, and everything—well, most everything—changed

Tough Luck

Revisiting Lucky Jim, which Kingsley Amis wrote in collaboration with Philip Larkin before the friends fell out, a writer uncovers equal parts humor and spite

Crown of Thorns

A new book reveals the identity of the royal whom Meghan and Harry called out in their Oprah interview. Hint: he’s next in line to the throne

Nanny Diaries

A new book tells the story of Vivian Maier, the 20th-century nanny who led a secret life as a street photographer

Boeing’s Double Game

Why was a sole Boeing employee criminally charged in the 737 MAX debacle that cost 346 lives and at least $21 billion?

The Chosen Ones