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Issue No. 43

The View from Here

The Trump administration’s handling, or rather mishandling, of the Covid-19 pandemic could possibly go down as the most epic failure in the nation’s history…

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Lights Out, Part I The picturesque Brant Lake boys’ camp, in the Adirondacks, seemed the perfect idyll—until a longtime counselor was accused of child molestation

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Damp Sponges Meghan and Harry couch surf in L.A. while Andy and Fergie are deadbeats in the Alps

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Affairs of State A new book goes deep into the hot-blooded hypocrisy at the heart of the French presidency

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Small Talk
“I’m afraid the news isn’t good. Word has it that consumers are starting to find out what actually matters.”

Tress Test As Paris tiptoes toward reopening, hundreds of its best-coiffed women are still suffering on the waiting list at David Mallett’s salon. Welcome to the new normal…

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Darkness Falls Broadway’s shutdown happened as quickly as the last curtain fell. Now, a lot must change for the show to go on

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Is This the World’s Most Popular Rosé? Developed specifically to be drunk with ice, this wine might just save France’s post-coronavirus vineyards

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Paris, When It Sizzles The director of La La Land and Whiplash returns with his newest project: a love song to music, set in a French jazz club

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Samantha van Wissen, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and Cynthia Loemij perform in Rosas Danst Rosas at the Sadler’s Wells Dance House, in London. The dance went on to inspire an at-home project, Re:Rosas!

TikTok Meets Its (Classier) Match

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker rarely makes incursions into pop culture. Excepting her recent choreography for West Side Story on Broadway, her lush mathematical dances have kept to palaces of the postmodern. But, in 2011, conspicuous chunks of two early works materialized in the Beyoncé music video “Countdown.” In the media kerfuffle that followed, the “little-known Belgian choreographer” (as one news anchor had it) quipped that schoolchildren could have done better with the purloined steps. Then, with her encouragement, they did. READ ON


Four Legs Good, Two Legs Difficult The equine painter Sir Alfred Munnings bridled at his society subjects’ demands

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Virtual Must-Sees

Laura Wade The young British playwright with an Olivier under her belt is just getting started

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French Lessons Sézane designer Morgane Sézalory captures the very best of Parisian style

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Small Talk
“I have a confession—a few weeks back I wished I wouldn’t have to go into work or go to another social event for months.”

The Gold Standard Is 1962 secretly the greatest year ever for movies?

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Open Book

All Quiet in the Forager’s Wood A new book of photographs takes you mushroom hunting with the great American composer John Cage


Something of Themselves: Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Anglo-Boer War

by Sarah LeFanu
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How to Feed a Dictator

by Witold Szablowski, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
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Murder, They Wrote

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Small Talk

Natale Rusconi A master at tending to V.I.P.’s from Princess Margaret to Maria Callas, he transformed the Hotel Cipriani into one of the jet set’s premier destinations

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Issue No. 43
May 9, 2020
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Issue No. 43
May 9, 2020