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Issue No. 38

The View from Here

We believe in second chances.

And not just the kind given out in It’s a Wonderful Life or A Christmas Carol.

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The Lyin’ King Trump goes missing in the six weeks the pandemic takes to devastate his country

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Old School, New Tricks Eton opens its doors to the children of N.H.S. workers, finally giving the posh English boarding school a class worth bragging about

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Week Two in the I.C.U. Coronavirus cases are up. Vital supplies remain down

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The Lonely Traveler The tragic saga of an almost mythical figure from the Canadian wilderness

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Small Talk
“After state and federal, you get just one wish, and it’s for half-off chicken wings.”

Beached Wales Harry and Meghan, having left Britain with a stopover in Canada, go house hunting in celebrityville, U.S.A.

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“Hope You Are Well.”
(And Flush!)
A headshaking selection of “concerned” e-mails we’ve received

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Can Normal People Make It on TV? Fans worship Sally Rooney as the voice of a generation. But will her best-seller translate to TV?

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Virtual Must-Sees

Much-Kneaded Relief Suddenly, we’re all … making our own bread? These days, carbo-loading is the yeast of our worries

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There in Spirit London’s Chris Beetles Gallery launches “Spirit of England,” a weekly series of online exhibitions for browsing and buying

Viral Vigilantes The latest cause of the Twitter rage mob? Social-media distancing

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Small Talk
“Retail-shopping re-enactors.”

Apropos of Nothing

by Woody Allen
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Thinking Again

by Jan Morris
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One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time

by Craig Brown
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Seven Score and Fifteen Years Ago … The author of a new book on Lincoln’s second inaugural address captures the country at a historic crossroads

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Roxana Halls How should women act? The British artist’s subversive feminist works are gleefully unapologetic

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Harry Hamilton The British soldier who claimed he got lost and liberated Paris by accident

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Small Talk

“My terrace looks down the street onto the Brearley School, the East River, and Roosevelt Island, and then past that to Queens. It is a godsend for me on every day and night in every season. Even on the bleakest of days I can see the beauty of nature, albeit an urban one.”
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. 38
April 4, 2020
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Issue No. 38
April 4, 2020

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