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Issue No. 72

The View from Here The fun of fashion-shaming

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Mayor Mike 2.0? Is Raymond McGuire—Wall Street player and political novice—the man to replace de Blasio? The big-bucks elite think so

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Ex Dysmorphia All bets are off when your ex-boyfriend has a new girlfriend

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Gift Guide


A Tale of Two Brothers How Herman and Joe Mankiewicz won and lost the Hollywood dream

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Did You Hear About … ? The new toy for billionaires, and more quirky news for these curious days

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Forget 5G. 6G Will Blow Your Mind Because the 6 might as well stand for “sixth sense”

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Small Talk

The Last Place on Earth You Can Escape the Pandemic Antarctica is the only virus-free continent. But will that last?

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Deep-Sea V.R.-ing

Underwater relics belong both to history and to our unconscious dream life, beckoning with an eerie mystique from the graveyard of the deep, their secrets buried with them. Technological advances have finally made these ruins accessible to explorers. The sunken Titanic, resting and rusting off the coast of Newfoundland, is the most fabled deep-sea landmark, but there are others rich with lore scattered around the oceanic globe, and you don’t need a submersible to visit them. Now, thanks to the prodigious efforts of Malta’s Virtual Underwater Museum and teams of archaeologists, divers, and photogrammetry specialists, any landlubber can slip on a pair of V.R. goggles or move a cursor across the screen to explore the spooky remains of a Phoenician shipwreck, an American B-24 Liberator bomber, a British submarine, a German torpedo boat, and a plucky little biplane known as the Fairey Swordfish—neat! READ ON

Lights, camera, dive: viewers can explore the Mediterranean waters of Malta remotely with Underwater Malta’s virtual-reality setup.

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Talking Turkey with Chef Thomas Keller A post-holiday treat of a show. Plus, should we really feel sorry for … millennials?

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Breathing Fire Millennials are taking the coronavirus particularly badly. Is their discontent rooted in something deeper than not being able to party?

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Small Talk
“When dealing with Americans, refer to the heat in Celsius. They hate that.”

Little Feat In this New York City miniaturist’s workshop, it’s the pictures that got small—the classic-movie props, that is

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Mosul’s Moment A new film from the Russo brothers, directors of Avengers: Endgame, tells the story of the invasion of Iraq through the eyes and voices of those on the ground

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All Roads Lead to Rome As automakers around the world conform, Italy continues to turn out cars with flair and character

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Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn In her first-ever screen role, the British actress stars in Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock, the latest installment in his Small Axe series

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Small Talk
“Shall I let your wife know you’re home, or do you both like surprises?”

The Game Is Afoot Netflix and the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle are butting heads over Sherlock Holmes’s true identity

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Open Book

Birthplaces of Cool A new book explores masterpieces of architecture by Gio Ponti, Luis Barragán, and Lina Bo Bardi, and the people who live in them

Small Talk
“Dear Helen, freelance work remains lucrative, but stressful.”

Magic: A History—From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present

by Chris Gosden
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The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a Precarious State

by Declan Walsh
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Murder, They Wrote

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Graydon Carter and Alessandra Stanley

Deputy Editors

Chris Garrett Michael Hainey Nathan King

Design Director

Angela Panichi

Chief Technology Officer

John Tornow

Books Editor

Jim Kelly

Arts Intel Report Editor

Laura Jacobs

Style Editor

Ashley Baker

Features Editor

Ash Carter

Senior Editor

Julia Vitale

Visiting Editor

Peter Stevenson

Photo Director

Ann Schneider

Associate Editors

Elena Clavarino Clementine Ford Alex Oliveira Elinor Schneider


Cazzie David Emma Freud Walter Isaacson
Pico Iyer Rachel Johnson John Lahr
Douglas McGrath Richard David Story James Wolcott

Writers at Large

Lili Anolik Joseph Bullmore William D. Cohan Rich Cohen Stuart Heritage George Kalogerakis Sam Kashner Alexandra Marshall

International Editor

Isabelle Harvie-Watt

London Editor

Bridget Arsenault

Communications Director

Anna Bradlee

Cartoon Editor

Bob Mankoff

Music Supervisor

Randall Poster

Copy Editor

Adam Nadler

Photo Editor

Emine Gozde Sevim

Production Editor

H. Scott Jolley


Roxy Solis Gasper Tringale-White

Chief Operating Officer

Bill Keenan

Chief Marketing Officer

Emily Davis

Brand Partnerships

Anjali Lewis

Sales Director

Michael Pescuma

Financial & Business Operations

Marc Leyer

Integrated Marketing Manager

Madeline Spates

Issue No. 72
November 28, 2020
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Issue No. 72
November 28, 2020