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Issue No. 50

The View from Here

Each time there is another violent protest or shooting, what comes to my mind is The Good Mother.

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The Making of a Predator, Part III Just why did Georgina Chapman marry Harvey? And what did she get out of it?

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Anatomy of a Catastrophe Why we need a coronavirus commission, and who should—and shouldn’t—lead it

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The African Conspiracy Did white Europeans, led by a shadowy “Mr. X,” kill the U.N. secretary-general 60 years ago—to keep power over black Africans?

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Small Talk
“Just this once, can we not talk about news or politics or money or family or relationships or children or friends or sex or religion or sports or culture or real estate or the past or the future?”

Capital Offenses The latest battleground in the push for racial justice? The copydesk

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Help Is Here? In pandemic times, the most privileged New Yorkers find that dealing with domestic staff is especially fraught

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Elena Ferrante Does Not Take a Summer Holiday Filming part three of the brilliant friendship between Lila and Elena gets underway in a few months

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Red Alert Charlotte Tilbury sold her beauty brand for a cool $1 billion—and she’s just getting started

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His First Sunshine

We all know Johnny Cash as the country crooner, but we rarely hear the story of his first marriage. Now hundreds of love letters, vintage photographs, and home movies come to light in My Darling Vivian, a new documentary focusing on the life of Johnny, his wife Vivian Liberto, and their four daughters. READ ON

Johnny Cash with Vivian Liberto and two of their daughters, Kathy (left) and Rosanne.

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Small Talk

Study in Scarlet A first look at Joe McCarthy’s just opened archive casts the infamous senator as a precursor to Trump

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Dressed for War: The Story of Vogue Editor Audrey Withers, from the Blitz to the Swinging Sixties

by Julie Summers
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How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom

by Matt Ridley
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Open Book

All That Jazz A visual history traces the genre from its 19th-century roots in blues-and-ragtime New Orleans to the present day


Dawn Porter The filmmaker known for exposing racial injustice has a new documentary on John Lewis

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Small Talk

Solo Trip Venice without tourists is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Our writer takes advantage …

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The Real Benjamin Braddock Charles Webb rebelled against his privileged upbringing by writing The Graduate—then renounced his own phenomenal success

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Doubles as a flotation device!
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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


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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. 50
June 27, 2020
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Issue No. 50
June 27, 2020

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