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An Empress in Code She was known for her three-hour hairstyling sessions, but Elizabeth of Austria also provided key, secret support to her husband, the Habsburg emperor

New York Minute Ernst Haas’s bright, blurry photographs capture the vibrancy and transience of a city on the move

Back in the U.S.S.R. A new book peels back the Iron Curtain with nostalgic photographs of life in the Soviet Union

Short List What to read this week, from Roger Rosenblatt’s new essays to books on Venice and the origins of humankind

December 16, 2020

Doctors’ Orders The story of two pioneering women doctors and the London hospital they founded amid the turmoil of World War I

December 16, 2020

Night and Day The centenarian Eddie Jaku, who survived Kristallnacht and Auschwitz, considers himself “the happiest man on Earth”

The Female Gaze Alongside a show at Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery, a book re-evaluates the history of photography through the lens of the New Woman

Hollywood Ending History forgot Arthur Calder-Marshall, the popular writer whose novel was picked up by Orson Welles. Now his grandson plays Welles in David Fincher’s Mank

December 9, 2020

AIR MAIL’s 10 Best Books of 2020 Music, film, history, and its bad boys: holiday reading for every type

December 9, 2020

Coyote Ugly Among the stars of animation’s golden age—Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig—Wile E. Coyote is the most relatable of the bunch

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