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Issue No. 37

The View from Here

You could almost imagine the earth taking a great, deep breath these past weeks…

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“What’s His Story?” An infectious-disease specialist treats his first coronavirus patient

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Davos Satyricon A new investigation reveals that the high-powered World Economic Forum is a sexist toga party in the Swiss Alps

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Small Talk
“I’ve never been afraid to speak power to truth.”

Sex and the Single Meme How did getting rejected become the key to social acceptance?

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Father Nature Sir David Attenborough’s new film shows humanity’s impact on Earth—and what we must do to save it

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Varsity Blues Inside the annus horribilis of Christ Church—Oxford’s grandest (and most scandalous) college

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Small Talk
“O.K., let’s maybe take a break from the scary nonfiction stories.”

Some Things Never Change The author of a book on the Black Death reflects on how little human nature has evolved since that crisis

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Drawn and Quartered On the 40th anniversary of Yes Minister, the wickedly great caricaturist looks back on the creation of those iconic opening credits

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Virtual Must-Sees

Infantilized Why are women paying $20,000 for what’s in the back seat? (Hint: it’s not the bag)

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Nu in Town Eli Rosen, Hollywood’s Yiddish consultant, on the set of Unorthodox in Berlin

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Small Talk

Field Kallop Math, science, and the mysteries of the cosmos all feature into the mesmerizing work of this emerging New York artist

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Open Book

A Journey to the Center of the Earth A book showcasing exquisite drawings both ancient and modern captures our evergreen relationship with mapping the world


“Promise Me You’ll Shoot Yourself”: The Mass Suicide of Ordinary Germans in 1945

by Florian Huber
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Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife

by Bart D. Ehrman
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Murder, They Wrote

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Albert Uderzo Illustrator and co-creator of the walrus-moustached Asterix the Gaul, who represented “the revenge of the little guy”

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Small Talk
“Want to join our fantasy-income league?”

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“That nightmare I had.”
Is Edited By

Graydon Carter and Alessandra Stanley

Deputy Editors

Chris Garrett Michael Hainey George Kalogerakis 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

Articles Editor

Ash Carter

Senior Editor

Julia Vitale


Cazzie David Emma Freud Walter Isaacson
Pico Iyer John Lahr James Wolcott

Writers at Large

Stuart Heritage Alexandra Marshall

Photo Director

Ann Schneider

Cartoon Editor

Bob Mankoff

Music Supervisor

Randall Poster

Assistant Editors

Elena Clavarino Clementine Ford Alex Oliveira

International Editor

Isabelle Harvie-Watt

London Editor

Bridget Arsenault

Copy Editor

Adam Nadler

Photo Editor

Emine Gozde Sevim

Production Editor

H. Scott Jolley

Associate Editor

Elinor Schneider

Chief Operating Officer

Bill Keenan

Chief Marketing Officer

Emily Davis

Brand Partnerships

Anjali Lewis

Financial & Business Operations

Marc Leyer

Integrated Marketing Manager

Madeline Spates

Issue No. 37
March 28, 2020
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Issue No. 37
March 28, 2020

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