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March 21 2020

Issue No. 36

The View from Here

As the world slowly grinds to a halt, it is good to remember that it’s been down this road before—and when it’s done, life goes on…

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Fiddling While Britain Burns Boris Johnson’s laissez-faire view of the pandemic defies the world—and science

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“I’ve hated Tom Brady forever, but I’ll always be grateful to him for giving us something else to talk about.”

Ménage à Trop We broke up in June, but our house still hasn’t sold. Now we can’t even go outside …

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Rub Your Tummy, Mr. Blofeld? Is Daniel Craig the world’s oldest rent boy, or just promoting the new (and rescheduled) James Bond?

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The Great Plague Diaries Samuel Pepys’s 1665 account of life in London ravaged by bubonic plague is all too familiar in 2020

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Snack Attack! The founders of a podcast for investment-savvy millennials talk as quickly as the markets move

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The Sussex Manifesto An update on Harry and Meghan’s dynamic new roles as they transition to international philanthropreneurs and role models for change

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“Sweetheart, Can I Reach Out to You?” When office-speak creeps into the boudoir

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Back to the Drawing Room Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes on why his new period drama, Belgravia, is darker than its predecessor

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Size Matters Just when our cities really need them, small cars are disappearing

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“Take us to your vodka.”

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Erik Larson From Hemingway to Nancy Drew: for the writer, inspiration comes in many forms

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Hitler’s First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich

by Peter Fritzsche
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Picasso’s Women: Fernande to Jacqueline

by John Richardson
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Crucible of Hell: The Heroism and Tragedy of Okinawa, 1945

by Saul David
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“Reaper! You’re on in five pages.”

Child’s Play Robert Stone’s biographer pieced together the novelist’s life by delving into his early years

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