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Issue No. 44

The View from Here

One good thing about the coronavirus scourge, it brings a truce to the battle of the sexes…

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Lights Out, Part II The case against a Brant Lake Camp counselor, an alleged child molester, gets stronger—and a warning goes unheeded

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Interview with a Virus In which he thanks his main man, the super-spreader in chief, Donnie Darkness

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Unmasked Ball Cocaine, ketamine, models, and music: New York City’s underground party scene carries on during the pandemic

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Small Talk
“‘So what if it’s small,’ the Realtor says, ‘it’s not like you’ll be stuck in there.’”

Down and Out in the Hollywood Hills Eyebrow-raising behavior is par for the course at the Chateau Marmont. But owner André Balazs’s handling of the lockdown is provoking winces

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The Titanic Daily Task-Force Briefing “Look, this is just, like, a really big ice cube, O.K.?”

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Commune of the Flies Six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months. It turned out very differently than William Golding’s terrifying novel

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Doctors Without Choices Why Russia is fighting the coronavirus like it’s 1943

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Mr. Right With prescient, gloomy pandemic reports, The New York Times’s wonky science writer Donald McNeil Jr. has become an unlikely sex symbol

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Virtual Must-Sees
Small Talk
“For my next trick, I’ll require an audience.”

The #uck of the Irish The sex-soaked mini-series Normal People gets people horny for Ireland

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The King’s Leech Prince Andrew reportedly watched a movie about his grandfather while having his feet rubbed by models; Harry and Meghan’s $18 million bolt-hole in Beverly Hills has a privacy breach

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How to Build a Movie Star Beanie Feldstein is irresistible as a high-schooler who leaps onto the masthead of a high-profile music magazine

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Sliding Doors In her new novel, Curtis Sittenfeld reimagines the life of Hillary without Bill

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Working Girl After Ari, Jackie O spent 20 years in book publishing. A friend of hers remembers that largely overlooked time

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Small Talk

Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History’s First Global Manhunt

by Steven Johnson
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Calder Complex “My fan mail is enormous—everybody is under six”: on the American sculptor’s complicated relationship with his admirers

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This week, use the digital show to refresh your spirits, and then return to cultivating your own garden.

April Showers Bring Chelsea Flowers

Since its inception, in 1913, the Royal Horticultural Society’s extraordinary Chelsea Flower Show has attracted social butterflies, buzzing columnists, and regal visits to its coveted opening day. But the real star power of the most important garden show in the world is floriferous and vegetal. This year, in the midst of a global pandemic that has closed public gardens across the country, the R.H.S. is going digital. READ ON


Siegfried Meir Taken to Auschwitz at eight, he turned his awful experience into a source of inspiration for others

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Sometimes you just got to levitate.
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

Features Editor

Ash Carter

Senior Editor

Julia Vitale

Photo Director

Ann Schneider

Associate Editors

Elena Clavarino Clementine Ford Alex Oliveira Elinor Schneider


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

International Editor

Isabelle Harvie-Watt

London Editor

Bridget Arsenault

Cartoon Editor

Bob Mankoff

Music Supervisor

Randall Poster

Copy Editor

Adam Nadler

Photo Editor

Emine Gozde Sevim

Production Editor

H. Scott Jolley


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. 44
May 16, 2020
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Issue No. 44
May 16, 2020

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