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Poetry for the People

A Bigger Splash

More than 300 images, from paintings to oceanographic maps, collected in a new coffee-table book, provide a multifaceted look at oceans and the marine world

Club Culture

Paul Feig Knows a Good Martini

The filmmaker behind Freaks and Geeks and Bridesmaids has re-invented himself as a cocktail connoisseur with a viral pandemic-drink-tutorial series, his own brand of gin, and, now, a book

Drama Queen

Jess Walter’s Rules for Writing

Eight Questions with the author, who discusses inspiration, his process, and the moment he realized Obama was a fan

Cocktails with History

Murder, They Wrote

This month’s best mystery books contain a healthy dose of humor

Practice, Practice, Practice

Pattie Boyd’s Life in Pictures

She married George Harrison and then Eric Clapton, was a muse for Mary Quant and David Hockney, and was photographed by David Bailey and Norman Parkinson, among others. Now the English model is publishing a book about it all

Searching for Spain

AIR MAIL’s Best Coffee-Table Books of 2022

Dazzling volumes on Black cinema, Pattie Boyd’s Swinging London, and Elsa Schiaparelli’s surreal designs, plus photography collections from Janette Beckman, Saul Leiter, and Gordon Parks, and a cookbook or two

Life Imitates Bruce Wagner

The true oral history of a fake oral history—and an audiobook that would make Pirandello proud

The Good Fight

Earl’s-Eye View

An Artist of the Changing World

In an interview, the Nobel Prize–winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro discusses his new screenplay, for Living, a British spin on a Japanese classic

Sleep Talking

Leading Light

The Court of Kings

The Cleric Who Shook the Capital

A Night Celebrating Sam Wasson and Jeanine Basinger

Jeff Zucker, Waris Ahluwalia, Luke and Linda Janklow, and others gathered at the Waverly Inn to celebrate a new oral history of Hollywood

Ancient Britain from Up High

A new coffee-table book collects stunning photographs of Great Britain’s ancient sites, from Stonehenge to Cadbury Castle

Nothing Is Beatle-Proof

How a wild night out with the McCartneys influenced one of the most revered albums in the history of popular music

AIR MAIL’s Eight Best Mystery Books of 2022

Janice Hallett, Robert Galbraith, Don Winslow, and more …