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Issue No. 62

The View from Here Ralph Fiennes and David Hare put the coronavirus on trial

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Demasking the Police In Belarus, female protesters rip balaclavas off the faces of officers repressing opponents of the corrupt Lukashenko regime

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“I Know Those Guys” Before he met Nora Ephron, Nick Pileggi learned everything he needed to know to write Goodfellas in Bensonhurst

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The Ladies Doth Protest Move over, Simone de Beauvoir! In France, a sex war not between men and women but between feminism’s Old and New Guards

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Her Royal Deepness Can you tell the real Meghan Markle–isms from the fake? Test your Sussex Squad cred with this quiz!

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Diary Dearest Savage memoir by the wife of a well-connected, upper-class British M.P. puts Conservatives’ knickers in a twist

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A Real Eye-Opener Spirited chat about this week’s top stories

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Small Talk
“As soon as you’re underwater you can take the mask off.”

Booty Call Paris robbers who stole $10.6 million worth of Kim Kardashian’s jewelry used her social media to map their heist

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

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Rolls-Royce Pulls a Dylan With a modified Phantom V, the storied automobile goes electric

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Small Talk
“I said I’m sorry.”

“If You Are in Denial About Climate Change, Come to California”

Governor Gavin Newsom

Number of acres burned in all of 2019: 259,000
Number of acres burned to date in 2020: 3,400,000
(an amount greater than all of Connecticut; equal to 4,000 Central Parks)
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It’s Just Not Cricket The world’s snootiest sporting club is being rocked by revolt from within

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Small Talk
“One leg at a time, Mr. Vance.”

Best Served Cold Barbara Amiel, wife of disgraced media tycoon Conrad Black, is out for blood with a memoir taking aim at her high-society friends

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Instascam Kuwaiti prosecutors charge social-media influencers with money-laundering and boost their online popularity

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Small Talk
“That ends what experiment?”

A Stand-Up Duchess Fearless, filthy, and brash, Katherine Ryan is a single mother—and Netflix star—seizing her moment

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Open Book

Kids These Days Mary Ellen Mark’s gritty photographs evoke the resilience and spirit of youth

Bill, Barr the Door!

A.G. Barr, that faithful sentry,
Guards the Oval Office entry.
Though he stays all legal action,
He should check self-satisfaction:
Add a single scandal more
And he’ll be frog-marched out the door.

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Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture

by Sudhir Hazareesingh
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She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs

by Sarah Smarsh
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Cold Dead Hand A top N.R.A. leader explains what happened when he ratted out the gun lobbyist of tutti gun lobbyists, Wayne LaPierre

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The Way We Live Now How Sir Terence Conran Turned Bauhaus into Your House

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Shepherd Market, a tiny enclosed village in the heart of London’s Mayfair, was once known for its vice and louche characters. Though its “knocking shops” have long since closed, it seems to be riddled with ghosts of the past.
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Issue No. 62
September 19, 2020
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Issue No. 62
September 19, 2020

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