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November 23 2019

Issue No. 19

The View from There Prince Andrew and Boris Johnson get ratings that rival those of The Crown (not in a good way)

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And Jeffrey Epstein, Your Highness? How an acclaimed BBC interviewer got Prince Andrew into the hot seat—and further into hot water

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Sisters in Arms Why are young British women volunteering to fight and die alongside the Kurds?

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"Today's special is a blue-foot turkey leg cured in pine-needle juice, served with willow-bark home fries and wild honey mushrooms in a burnt corn sauce."

Old Head, Young Shoulders

“Possibly a great artist,” a critic said of David Bomberg. It was an apt way of summing up the British painter’s wobbling reputation. Born in Birmingham in 1890 to Polish-Jewish immigrants, Bomberg was admitted to the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art in 1911, only to be expelled in 1913 for being too aesthetically radical. He developed a precise, muscular style of abstraction during the war years, only to scrap it after the Armistice of 1918. He befriended two pillars of modernism, Wyndham Lewis and Filippo Marinetti, only to lose both when they drifted toward Fascism. He died in 1957, flat broke and half forgotten. Today, he seems like a strong candidate for the greatest British painter between Turner and Bacon. READ ON


Horse Sense


Behind The Crown The inside story of how the show’s creator, Peter Morgan, mixes facts with dramatic inventiveness

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Cuban Revolution Ana de Armas, the Knives Out actress and soon-to-be Bond girl, on working with Daniel Craig and Chris Evans

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Fighting a Burning Injustice Threatened with death, this professor battles giant corporations setting fire to rare wilderness areas

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"Let me guess—you stayed late at your buddy's place helping him with a, quoth, poem."

Impostor Syndrome German businessman who posed as an anti-Nazi martyr was actually a Hitler loyalist and wartime profiteer

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The Fast Lane

What aspect of contemporary life haven’t cars impacted? Industrial design and manufacturing. Fine art and popular culture. Mating and work habits. The ways we define our present and grapple with the future. The very pace and rootlessness of life as it has been lived by the three or four most mobile generations in human history. There are tire tracks everywhere. READ ON

Discover

Dream Come True An excerpt from a new book reveals how Disneyland came to be

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Episode One: “Slattern-on-the-Hudson”
Recent correspondence from Lansy Everett, formerly of the New York Herald Tribune, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Mademoiselle, Vogue, Worth, and Harper’s Bazaar

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Jesse Eisenberg Recommends four contemporary plays

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The Zookeepers’ War: An Incredible True Story from the Cold War

by J. W. Mohnhaupt
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A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith

by Timothy Egan
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Murder, They Wrote

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Food for Thought A new book offers a true account of the First Thanksgiving. Ahead of the holiday, its author illustrates the violent history behind today’s myth

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What’s Michelin Got to Do with It? In the kitchen at Comice, one of the most ambitious new restaurants in Paris, at the height of inspection season

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"Sometimes I feel like all we have left is our top-flight education, our generational wealth, and our secure place in the business-world boys'-club network."

Ask Richard

My job requires me to show face at Art Basel Miami Beach, and I am not happy about this development, not one bit. That said, how can I survive the onslaught of poseurs, imposters, and dealers of every type?

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"He's got the ball, he's at the 30, the 20, the 10, he's running past the end zone, he's leaving the stadium, he's meeting his wife at the train station, they're getting on the 3:27 to Hudson Station and buying a small home near the Catskills, they're raising a family, they're watching their kids grow old, he's getting sick, he passes away peacefully in his sleep, he's at his funeral—and folks—it's a beautiful ceremony! What a game!"

Outsourcing the Holidays Why go to the trouble of decorating when these enterprising entrepreneurs will handle the heavy lifting?

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"I never remember, do you brine before or after you get attached to him?"

A Very Air Mail Holiday Anne McNally’s roast chicken

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Terry O’Neill The photographer who once wanted to be a priest captured Swinging London’s cultural revolution in the 1960s

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