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Issue No. 56

The View from There

It’s a funny moment, metaphysically speaking. The millions who still believe Satan walks the earth tend to be Trump supporters…

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Sub Human A horrific end awaits a promising young journalist when she goes to meet an eccentric inventor in the dark waters off the coast of Copenhagen

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The Reign in Spain Goes Mainly Down the Drain

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Love Bites An Ode to Shark Week

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Poker Face

Martin Margiela is the invisible man of high fashion. In an industry that requires its stars to shine in public, the 63-year-old designer has refused to take a runway bow or do an interview. In a new documentary, out next week from Oscilloscope Laboratories, the Belgian designer breaks his silence. READ ON

Designer Martin Margiela prefers to let his creations, including this Tabi footwear, take the spotlight. Premiering August 14, Martin Margiela: In His Own Words focuses on the man behind the designs.

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Record Scratch A Hamptons charity event calling itself Safe & Sound was anything but. Working the turntables was Goldman Sachs C.E.O. David “DJ D-Sol” Solomon

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Small Talk
“I only regret that I have but one life to lose to prove this is a hoax.”

A Dickens Masterpiece for These Times David Copperfield is no dusty relic but something sparkling—and very modern

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Bad Blood and Big Money A trial in London shows bankers in the worst possible light

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This Place Is a Real Dive

Jacques Cousteau’s grandson plans a deep-ocean equivalent of the International Space Station
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Easy Listening Tune in to this week’s selection of six AIR MAIL pieces read aloud

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Small Talk
“It’s different when they’re your own.”

Would You Pay $1 Million for a New Jaguar? Nothing compares to a new twist on the E-type series, the most beautiful car ever built

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So, Maybe You Should Toke with the Rabbi? For weed-loving Jews, edibles are manna. But a kosher option? Not so easy

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Food Fight Despite pub grub’s mixed reputation, English cuisine is finer than ever

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Small Talk

Louche Life Meet Alessandro Ristori, the Riviera’s favorite retro lounge singer

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by Darran Anderson
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Lady Romeo: The Radical and Revolutionary Life of Charlotte Cushman, America’s First Celebrity

by Tana Wojczuk
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Murder, They Wrote

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War Games In 1946, John Hersey revealed the Hiroshima cover-up to the world. A new book tells how he got the scoop

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Lily Cole The British model who has shifted her focus from the fashion industry to environmental activism

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Small Talk
“It’s getting hard to find a good public bathroom.”
View With a Room

Hudson News! A stylish new hotel in upstate New York may tempt reclusive Manhattanites to tiptoe out of lockdown

La Chanteuse des Rues Inspired by Edith Piaf, Lily Lian sang for the pedestrians of Paris

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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 Richard David Story
James Wolcott

Writers at Large

Lili Anolik 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


Roxana Solis 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. 56
August 8, 2020
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Issue No. 56
August 8, 2020