Technology adds a new dimension to storytelling. And though most of us are taking a break from commuting, it is now possible to enjoy audio recordings of selected AIR MAIL articles while winding down before bed or out running in the park.
We would also like to introduce our AIR STREAM readers. A former photo editor at Condé Nast, between recording voice-overs and producing shoots, Zoe Gahan runs Mariage à la Mode, filming weddings with a glorious vintage 8-mm. camera, hinting at the golden era of moviemaking. And having attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art—alumni include Hugh Bonneville, Matthew Goode, Terence Stamp, and Minnie Driver—Mat Laroche now works primarily as a director of advertisements and factual entertainment, in London.
Take in our selection of absorbing and often uplifting stories from this week’s issue. All you need to do is click Play, below.
The View from Here
Graydon Carter asks whether Donald Trump’s blithe ignorance will put an end to the American Century—and usher in the Chinese Century?
Race to the Bottom
Alexandra Marshall uncovers the result of a countess’s death: mistreated Thoroughbreds
Whine and Cheese
Stuart Heritage on Meghan and Harry’s latest salvos against his family
Douglas McGrath remembers how Olivia de Havilland’s soft power on-screen blew away even the likes of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh
Putin’s Fox News
George Pendle looks at Russia’s not-so-secret propaganda pipeline into America’s living rooms
That Side of Paradise
Elena Clavarino dishes on Italy’s super-chic, super-secretive, and super-low-key seaside retreat
Under the Radar
Andrew Roberts reviews 12 Seconds of Silence: How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Superweapon