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Issue No. 78

The View from Here

Perhaps it’s time to begin talking about how long an outgoing president can remain in office…

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Das Capitol Trump’s lumpen insurrectionists tried to end democracy as I knew it

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The Mind of a Killer A year after Fotis Dulos took his own life, a writer retraces his steps on the day his wife, Jennifer, vanished

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Sputnik Nyet Russians have all the coronavirus vaccine they need, but nobody wants to take it

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Daddy Dearest? Accusations of a third love child threaten to unravel the fragile peace between Prince Albert of Monaco and his wife, Charlene

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Small Talk
“If you’re that cold, put on another sweater vest.”

Snap Out of It The coronavirus is up, but Ebola is gone. And there are other silver linings to savor

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Markle v. Markle Why Prince Harry’s first encounter with his father-in-law might be in Britain’s High Court

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Trump Goes Coup-Coup On this week’s AIR MAIL podcast, Alessandra Stanley presents a rational idea on how to short-circuit this madness

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You’re Busted! The pandemic lockdown is bringing out the British public’s inner Stasi

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Air Supply

New Arrivals

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Terry Gilliam tilting at windmills; penis problems in Denmark; and more curious news about these strange days

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At Death’s Door His Russian-doping story, Icarus, won the Oscar for best documentary. In a new film, Bryan Fogel reveals harrowing details of the Khashoggi killing

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The Tastemaker Azu Nwagbogu is building a vibrant art scene in Nigeria. Can he reclaim the continent’s artistic glories?

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Small Talk
“You pull one thorn out of a lion’s paw and suddenly he won’t stop calling you.”

Après le Déluge The Louvre is sending thousands of unseen works to safety in case the Seine overflows

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Small Talk

To Infinity … and Beyond! A mystery man recently buzzed LAX with his jet pack. But for the rest of us, the future of post-pandemic flight is still on hold

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Air Mail Jr.

Aldis Hodge The Invisible Man star is redefining what it means to be Black in Hollywood. His latest role, in Regina King’s directorial debut, is no exception

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Open Book

Point of View Don’t judge a book by its cover—unless that cover is one of hundreds of treasures leaping from the pages of this new collection


Walking with Ghosts

by Gabriel Byrne
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The Mission: A True Story

by David W. Brown
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Small Talk

American Hustle The essayist’s latest is a reflection on “the emotions of money,” tracing a finance-fueled history of the U.S. from Thomas Jefferson to his own parents

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Graydon Carter and Alessandra Stanley

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Cazzie David Emma Freud Walter Isaacson
Pico Iyer Rachel Johnson John Lahr
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Lili Anolik Joseph Bullmore William D. Cohan Rich Cohen Stuart Heritage George Kalogerakis Sam Kashner Alexandra Marshall

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Issue No. 78
January 9, 2021
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Issue No. 78
January 9, 2021

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