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Libraries of Dreams A new volume compiles photographs of the world’s oldest and most groundbreaking book collections

Staff Picks Don’t miss a self-help guide from a former MTV V.J., a collection of interviews with women over 50, and a captivating book about our shrinking attention span

March 16, 2022

A Turn-of-the-Century Patricia Highsmith The modernist writer Katherine Mansfield offended everyone from T. S. Eliot to E. M. Forster. Her fiction was so witty that the literary world forgave her

March 16, 2022

The Making of Caitlyn A former Vanity Fair editor tells how one of the biggest magazine stories ever—on Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn—came to be

Second Sight A New York Times Opinion writer comes to terms with a partial loss of vision

Donald Trump, Party Crasher Dana Brown was plucked from his bartending post to work at Vanity Fair in its golden era. One of his jobs was manning the door at dinner parties—and keeping the uninvited out

Keeping Mum Maria Montessori is best known for her pioneering educational theory. Here, a look at her little-known, long-secret role as a mother

March 2, 2022

W Is for “Women” A new book of essays and photos traces the fashion, life, and inspirations of Yves Saint Laurent from A to Z. Amy Fine Collins zeroes in on his muses

The Year That Changed Everything The turn of the century saw a “stop the steal” election followed by a devastating terrorist attack. America was never the same

I Spy …

February 23, 2022