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Issue No. 41

The View from There

There are two certainties about our future: almost all of us will be poorer, and the deadliest canker threatening many people will be self-pity…

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“Old Boys” vs. New Tricks At St. Bernard’s School, new-money barbarians are at war with upper-class traditionalists

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Head in the Clouds How Charlie Mackesy accidentally wrote a best-seller and became a social-media sensation in his 50s

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Megxit Diaries The Sussex bolters’ first 100 days out of royal captivity

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Small Talk
“ … and it was at this point that I realized we made the same mistake before.”

Ground Control to Captain Tom How a 99-year-old World War II vet became England’s hottest pop idol

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Going Viral Trump aide Kellyanne Conway explains the COVIDs

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“I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute—one minute—and is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”

—Donald Trump, on a possible cure for the coronavirus

Unholy Virgin Richard Branson is Trump in Cool Britannia clothing

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Catch-007? In 1965, Joseph Heller was hired to adapt Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale. For sheer absurdity, his script was no match for events

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Out of Vogue, Forever in Fashion After a celebrated career at Condé Nast, Alexandra Shulman returns with a smart, irrepressible memoir

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Finding the Opening in Closure Although the celebrated River Café’s doors are temporarily shut, with a little imagination we can still taste the deliciousness

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Small Talk
“It’s my emotional-support beard.”

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Virtual Must-Sees
Small Talk

He Loves That You Love
“Love to Love You Baby”
As Giorgio Moroder turns 80, the Italian who produced some of the sexiest, most suggestive dance music in history finds he is hotter (and more in demand) than ever

Jonathan Galassi From Dante to Natalia Ginzburg, the publisher and poet celebrates the glorious literary history of a hurting country

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Photograph by Richard Avedon


by Blake Gopnik
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Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West

by Catherine Belton
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Mort Drucker For 55 years, the Mad-magazine illustrator was, as George Lucas said, the “Leonardo da Vinci of comic satire”

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If you’re searching for a reason to be happy during lockdown, it might be right under your nose. For Quentin Blake, the wellspring of cheer is drawing. The prodigious illustrator, best known for his work with Roald Dahl, is donating proceeds from the auction of his rainbow series—which comprises 10 of the 194 drawings he’s done since quarantine began—to the N.H.S. E-cards from the rainbow series are also available to send for free.
Is Edited By

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

Articles Editor

Ash Carter

Senior Editor

Julia Vitale


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

Writers at Large

Bill Cohan Rich Cohen Stuart Heritage George Kalogerakis Sam Kashner 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

Sales Director

Michael Pescuma

Financial & Business Operations

Marc Leyer

Integrated Marketing Manager

Madeline Spates

Issue No. 41
April 25, 2020
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Issue No. 41
April 25, 2020

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