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Issue No. 45

The View from There

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Anaïs Nin…

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Lights Out, Part III One Brant Lake counselor, an alleged child molester, faces trial—and another, who had worked at the camp decades earlier, is accused

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2016 and All That A very English take on Donald Trump

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Freeze-Frame Even during the lockdown, Hollywood remains a town where you need to look behind the scenes

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Small Talk

Why Is No One Talking About Polio? The disease infected thousands when it tore through the U.S. Sixty-five years later, we’re back to where we were pre-vaccine

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From FOMO to FOGO What happens when social distancing gives way to the return of social commitments?

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Loony Tunes Two Canadians hit the road (responsibly) and trip all over Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon

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School’s Out For … Ever? With distance learning as the new status quo, the most privileged New York parents are seeking alternative arrangements

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Office Affairs “Work from home” puts an end to Christmas-party high jinks and watercooler romances

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Virtual Must-Sees

The Light Side of the Moon Space Force is a bit like The Office but in outer space. Best of all? Steve Carell returns to comedy

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Small Talk
“Gosh, before you know it they’ll be all grown up and making poor decisions that you can’t comment on or ever make peace with!”

Martini, Anyone? Christine Baranski on The Good Fight, her bathrobe-clad Sondheim tribute, and spending lockdown in a house full of children

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Seeing Double How a doppelgänger foiled a secret Nazi plot to shoot a plane carrying precious cargo out of the sky

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Sunny Days: The Children’s Television Revolution That Changed America

by David Kamp
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Dante’s Bones: How a Poet Invented Italy

by Guy P. Raffa
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“Light My Fire, Why Don’t You?” A trip to Beijing early in Nancy Pelosi’s career illustrates the spirit that has become her trademark

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Small Talk
“For today’s punishment, you’ll be listening to my mom talk about her foot pain.”

Julie Jones The British baker’s artistic confections are inspiring isolated amateurs around the world

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“During the spring, in the afternoon I get sunlight coming into my apartment from both the south and west. One afternoon at the beginning of May, my dining table looked like a Cubist Picasso from the 1920s—so that is how I painted it. I had two melons but alas no Picassian mandolin or guitar.”
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

Communications Director

Anna Bradlee

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. 45
May 23, 2020
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Issue No. 45
May 23, 2020