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Floral Tribute A dazzling new coffee-table book explores the flower in contemporary photography

Murder, They Wrote This month, trade your beach reads for something more challenging—and satisfying—in the way of mystery novels

Ego Trip Within weeks of becoming the American ambassador to the U.K., Joseph P. Kennedy proved that his confidence far surpassed his talent

August 3, 2022

Balancing the Books Millennial authors and TikTokers are reviving forgotten literary gems written by women

August 3, 2022

The “It” Factor A new book revisits the life of Elinor Glyn, one of Hollywood’s early influencers

Heat Wave Michael Mann’s new book, which serves as both a prequel and a sequel to his classic 1995 film, brings back the heat

The Draper Touch The 20th-century decorator Dorothy Draper transformed the interiors of Manhattan’s Carlyle hotel, West Virginia’s Greenbrier, and more with her signature Hollywood Regency style

Putin Confidential Eight questions with Philip Short, the author of a new Putin biography, on the Russian president’s early years—and what Bill Browder got wrong

French Exit Five titans of the Parisian literati have left one of the city’s most distinguished publishing houses, amid accusations that Sarkozy is now pulling the strings

A History of Cool Slick Rick, Public Enemy, Queen Latifah, LL Cool J … Janette Beckman photographed them all, chronicling New York’s creative set from the 80s to today

Staff Picks This week, don’t miss the tale of one hospital’s pandemic triumphs and screwups; a searing account of Kabul’s fall; and a history of the Getty dynasty

July 20, 2022