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Issue No. 61

The View from Here

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Welcome to the Show NEW: Spirited chat about this week’s top stories

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When Harry Met Netflix On the heels of Harry and Meghan’s multi-million-dollar Hollywood deal, we imagine what’s behind the grasping. And what’s to come

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Did You Hear About … ? Quirky news about these curious days

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The Way We Were

Black and White and Read All over the South How a comic book about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. rallied 1960s civil-rights fighters, including John Lewis

Oedipus Vex For father-and-son French philosophers, dishing is a revenge best served cold

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Small Talk
“I guess I expected, I don’t know, classier?”

Call Girl Talking dirty on an actual phone is the new sexting

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Alan Partridge Has Something to Say “It’s the real, raw, be-cardiganed me.” Britain’s No. 1 raconteur is back with a podcast

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Planes Have Changed While You Were Away In the Flying-V, passengers will sit in the wings. It’s also better for the environment

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Hoodoo Economics

“When Yermo and I went to the Wahweap hoodoos for the first time at 3:30 A.M., he gave me a headlamp and insisted he didn’t need one,” says Priscilla Rattazzi, whose photographs of southwestern Utah, featuring the primeval rock formations known as hoodoos, go on display at New York’s Staley-Wise Gallery next week. “It was a moonless night. I am not sure how he got us there, but he did.” READ ON

Opening on September 17, “Hoodooland” captures the beauty of Grand Staircase–Escalante. The current administration is opening up these protected lands to resource extraction.

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Ear to Ear Listen to a selection of five AIR MAIL stories read aloud

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Forever in Fashion On the occasion of a new documentary on his life and work, Pierre Cardin reflected on politics, #MeToo, and social media

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Small Talk
“Nobody’s in the mood, Greg.”

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Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music

by Alex Ross
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The Spymasters: How the CIA Directors Shape History and the Future

by Chris Whipple
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Soul-Searching They are known as history’s most ruthless warriors, but the Vikings also believed in luck and guardian angels

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Ariel Arce A young restaurateur is reimagining the city’s dining-and-drinking experience

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Small Talk
“I always wait till Labor Day to check if he’s still alive.”

Patmos Dreaming Monks roam, the water is crystalline, and the living is rustic on this bucolic Greek island with a rich—and star-filled—history

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She Changed the Rhythm of American Life Part of an all-female, mixed-race swing band in 1940s America, Helen Jones Woods dodged the Klan to make a joyful—and powerful—noise

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My homage to Coco Chanel, pictured here in her heyday.
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Issue No. 61
September 12, 2020
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Issue No. 61
September 12, 2020

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