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Issue No. 46

The View from There

Last night I woke up at four A.M. from a typical conductor’s nightmare…

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Putin on the Fritz? Russia’s strongman fights the coronavirus invasion with faked data and in retreat

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Living Your Best Lockdown If practical advice from even Gwyneth Paltrow herself (!) can’t improve your situation … well, you’re on your own

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A Debtor’s Prison Are Prince Andrew’s fragile finances to blame for his entanglement in the Jeffrey Epstein debacle?

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The Robespierre of Lafayette Street The director who first staged The Normal Heart remembers the many-sided activist-playwright Larry Kramer

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Small Talk
“O.K., well, think about it, but remember, I find my own food, I’m quiet, and you don’t have to take me for walks.”

Cummings and Goings Boris Johnson’s top Brexit attack dog, Dominic Cummings, tries to explain why he broke lockdown—while infected—to frolic in the country

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Bees Do It. Very, Very Well New research reveals they know a little trick to make a garden buzz with delight

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Small Talk
“Not to alarm you, but the other newborns are already ahead.”

Death Becomes Him Stéphane Bourgoin enjoyed a dazzling career as France’s top expert on serial killers. There was only one little problem …

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Don’t Call It a Comeback Where are they now? Wishing you a happy birthday (or anniversary, etc.) for a fee on Cameo

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Is It Curtains for British Theater? After the lockdown, fears of a “total collapse”

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Final Cut Parisian cinephiles are in an uproar over the actions of an American real-estate investor

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Walter, Walter, Everywhere Walter Presents, the streaming service specializing in foreign content, moves into book publishing

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Party Time

Though the Public Theater doesn’t have complete records going back to its first year of operation—1954, when Joseph Papp founded the New York Shakespeare Workshop; it became the Public in 1967—annual celebrations have been the norm. This year is no different, despite the pandemic that has brought the city that never sleeps to a hyper-alert standstill. “Just because we are hobbled by this medical crisis doesn’t mean we’re allowed to put down our mission,” Oskar Eustis, the Public’s beloved artistic director, tells AIR MAIL. READ ON

Streaming digitally, the We Are One Public gala features Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Leguizamo, and other friends of the New York theater.

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Open Book

Good in Bed Cinema’s dreamiest movie scenes are a lesson in lounging glamorously


Diary of a Foreigner in Paris

by Curzio Malaparte
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The Equivalents: A Story of Art, Female Friendship, and Liberation in the 1960s

by Maggie Doherty
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Murder, They Wrote

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Call Him “Mr. President” Behind the doors of the Élysée Palace

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Haifaa Al Mansour The Saudi filmmaker gives audiences a picture of life in her secretive, ultra-conservative home country

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Is This New York’s Best Pizza Right Now? A critic discovers a four-star chef making mouthwatering takeout in Little Italy

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“In 1995, the gold-domed cupola atop the Sohmer Piano Building (to the right) was my first N.Y.C. art studio. From that tiny, octagonal room I found myself painting the Flatiron Building over and over again. Drawing it now feels like I’m visiting with an old, beautiful neighbor.”
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Graydon Carter and Alessandra Stanley

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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


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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. 46
May 30, 2020
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Issue No. 46
May 30, 2020