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The View from Here A planned trip to Greece incurs the wrath of the public-health gods

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Where the TikTok Stars Are Welcome to the Ten Thousand building, home to Addison Rae, Dixie D’Amelio, and everyone else who has made it to social-media fame and infamy

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Dancing Skeletons and Lecherous Skunks The golden age of animation in 10 inventive—and politically incorrect—cartoons

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Bret Easton Ellis, January 1989 Listen Once Upon a Time … at Bennington College In 1982, Bret Easton Ellis left Los Angeles for Bennington College, a tiny school in nowhere Vermont… Watch LuLaRich Watching the new Amazon docuseries LuLaRich is a bit like rubbernecking at a highway collision. The four-part investigative show… Layer Toast Since Toast was created in a Welsh farmhouse in 1997, the company has been churning out sensible but stylish women’s wear… Wear Son of a Tailor ​​In my world, T-shirts are a necessary evil—basically something to soak up the sweat while working out. Other than that, I never wear… Scan Yuka Turns out customers associate the color green with health. They also gravitate toward terms such as “natural” and “cruelty free,” Shop ViBi Venezia If you know us at all, then you know that we don’t mess around with slippers. It’s ViBi Venezia or nothing. These supremely… Bret Easton Ellis, January 1989 Listen Once Upon a Time … at Bennington College In 1982, Bret Easton Ellis left Los Angeles for Bennington College, a tiny school in nowhere Vermont… Watch LuLaRich Watching the new Amazon docuseries LuLaRich is a bit like rubbernecking at a highway collision. The four-part investigative show… Layer Toast Since Toast was created in a Welsh farmhouse in 1997, the company has been churning out sensible but stylish women’s wear… Wear Son of a Tailor ​​In my world, T-shirts are a necessary evil—basically something to soak up the sweat while working out. Other than that, I never wear… Scan Yuka Turns out customers associate the color green with health. They also gravitate toward terms such as “natural” and “cruelty free,” Shop ViBi Venezia If you know us at all, then you know that we don’t mess around with slippers. It’s ViBi Venezia or nothing. These supremely…

Hitler, the Musical? And other strange news about these curious days …

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Cuomo in Exile Home alone, the disgraced former governor of New York has a very busy daily to-do list

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The Golden Tooch Apart from being a beloved actor, Stanley Tucci has seen his lockdown-cocktail videos go viral, his Italian-food show snag an Emmy over Oprah’s Harry and Meghan interview, and his recent memoir draw rave reviews

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“The ruling on the field that the receiver’s knee was down has been sent to the Ohio Third District Court of Appeals. Play will resume in six to eight weeks.”
Air Supply

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My Favorite Things Isolde Brielmaier, the newly appointed deputy director of the New Museum in New York City, shares the items that have won her discerning attention of late

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“We were young, rich and beautiful, and the tide—we thought—was turning in our favor. We were going to change everything, of course, but mostly we were going to change the rules.” This quote from Marianne Faithfull is posted at the entrance to “Beautiful People: The Boutique in 1960s Counterculture,” a new exhibition at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum. In a decade that saw meditation going mainstream and the fashionable world racing helter-skelter toward higher consciousness—often with the help of this or that substance—the boutiques of Chelsea were the dress-up box of the moment. READ ON

The Dutch design collective the Fool outside the Beatles’ Apple Boutique, featuring their mural, in London, 1967.

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The Fall Book Preview The Big Books have arrived, and we’ve got the ones you need to read

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It’s All About the Elbow How did Nusret Gökçe, known to all as Salt Bae, turn a flick of the arm into a multi-million-dollar restaurant empire serving gold-encrusted meat?

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Inside the Buena Vista Social Club Twenty-five years after producing the album that became a global sensation, Ry Cooder reveals how fame’s “double-edged sword” affected the group

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“This one’s on me … ”

Back to Blaxploitation

At their most eye-socking, movie posters in the 1970s mimicked the hard sell of pulp-paperback covers, promising a complete combo package of sex, violence, and uptown flair exploding from the screen. And no other genre of movie poster flexed and flashed its gleaming muscle and hardware with the taking-care-of-business bombast of “blaxploitation,” as urban action films with major Black stars and blistering soundtracks came to be known. READ ON

Fred Pfeiffer’s movie poster for The Mack, 1973, included in “You Won’t Bleed Me: How Blaxploitation Posters Defined Cool & Delivered Profits,” at Poster House, in New York.

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Toheeb Jimoh The Ted Lasso star’s mom wanted him to be the next U.K. prime minister. He’s shooting for the next James Bond

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Air Mail Jr.

The Real Slim Aarons Kevin McClory, Mick Jagger, C. Z. Guest, and others feature in a collection of the photographer’s glamorous shots


The Remains of the Day A former Country Life editor explores the complicated history and enduring grandeur of Britain’s stately homes

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Unrequited Infatuations

by Stevie Van Zandt
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Crossroads

by Jonathan Franzen
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Once a Comic-Book Fan, Always a Comic-Book Fan From Roy Thomas, who later succeeded Stan Lee, to George R. Martin, before he added the second R to his name, the fans stayed around

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Autumn Almanac

A selection of music—some mellow, some spirited—for fall, from Elvis Presley, Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen, Darondo, Big Thief, and more

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It’s apple-picking time. Jonagolds in aisle two!
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In Memoriam

Richard David Story (1952–2021)

Issue No. 116
October 2, 2021
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Issue No. 116
October 2, 2021