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Issue No. 79

The View from Here American presidents are swathed in way too much pomp and ancien régime regality

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Flight of the Bottom-Feeders After years of running the zoo, Trump aides stampede for the exit

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Caveat Emperor Before Trump’s final days as a delusional tyrant, there was Haile Selassie

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Boiling Point Gordon Ramsay’s family meltdown makes Hell’s Kitchen look like paradise

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Small Talk
“I need to stop dating ex-cons.”

Seeking a New Roy Cohn With Trump’s last loyal lawyer long gone, his only post-inauguration hope might be his—and Cohn’s—polar opposite: publicity-shy attorney Marc Kasowitz

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Naughty or Nice? Fake-heiress grifter Anna Delvey, imprisoned for a $275,000 swindle, is being released early—just in time for her Netflix debut

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Mosc-rakers Young Russian investigative journalists dodge Kremlin goons to expose self-dealing at the top of Putin’s kleptocracy

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Tintin and the Money Rejected cover artwork by Hergé sells for a record-breaking $3.9 million, but the real drama is still unfolding

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A Treasure Story for Adults The Dig tells the riveting tale of the most famous archaeological excavation in Britain in modern times

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Air Supply


Mob Rule A new documentary tracks the rise and fall of Vincenzo Muccioli, a well-intentioned rehab founder turned cult leader, Italian-style

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Did You Hear
About … ?
Curious news about these strange days

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Comic-Book Villain … or Severe-Acne Drug? Do you know the difference?

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The Most Famous Cop in Paris For 15 years, Caroline Proust has been the center of Spiral, the French crime drama that’s a global hit

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Small Talk
“Isn’t this nice?”

Can We Erase Trump? On this week’s podcast, sharp-eyed AIR MAIL satirist Barry Blitt on four years of drawing That Guy … and how he might detox

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Sir Brian and Lady Urquhart They died a day apart, and embodied the great spirit of the 20th century

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Air Mail Jr.
Open Book

A Place in the Sun A new book of design explores modern desert houses around the world, from Marfa to Valparaíso

Small Talk
“You forgot this.”

Nazis & Nobles: The History of a Misalliance

by Stephan Malinowski, translated by Jonathan Andrews
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The Copenhagen Trilogy: Childhood; Youth; Dependency

by Tove Ditlevsen, translated by Tiina Nunnally and Michael Favala Goldman
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Race Against the Clock The story behind J.F.K.’s 1960 victory is inextricably tied to M.L.K., his imprisonment, and the Kennedy team that helped free him

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Issue No. 79
January 16, 2021
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Issue No. 79
January 16, 2021

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