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The View from Here So you want to become a Republican? First, a questionnaire …

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Fraudenfreude While the businessman–social animal David Tang gave the impression of living the high life, in fact he was plundering his companies and gambling away his fortune

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They’re Thingin’ Our Thong! The true story of Chippendales, the legendary strip club for women, will make your eyes, um, bulge

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Manifest Destiny? No Thank You Leave it to the C.I.A. to affirm our power to manifest the future—and ruin the game for ill-wishers everywhere

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Listen Blue Banisters It’s hard to believe that the Lana Del Rey of Blue Banisters, the album she released last weekend, is the same Lana Del Rey who became… Sip Allpress Espresso The coffee pod has long been looked down on by serious espresso drinkers. But that’s changing. Allpress Espresso—a New Zealandbased coffee… Visit New Beverly Cinema On Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, across the street from the Mexican restaurant where Sharon Tate ate her last meal, is Quentin Tarantino’s Wear Lingua Franca If you know us at all, you know that we don’t even consider buying new pajamas unless they are piped in contrasting colors… Set Summerill & Bishop x Claridge’s While visiting the Summerill & Bishop boutique in Notting Hill last week, we were a bit perplexed to see… Clear Mighty Patch When it comes to matters of complexion, we’re all sensitive. Our egos can be as delicate as the skin to which we carefully tend… Listen Blue Banisters It’s hard to believe that the Lana Del Rey of Blue Banisters, the album she released last weekend, is the same Lana Del Rey who became… Sip Allpress Espresso The coffee pod has long been looked down on by serious espresso drinkers. But that’s changing. Allpress Espresso—a New Zealandbased coffee… Visit New Beverly Cinema On Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, across the street from the Mexican restaurant where Sharon Tate ate her last meal, is Quentin Tarantino’s Wear Lingua Franca If you know us at all, you know that we don’t even consider buying new pajamas unless they are piped in contrasting colors… Set Summerill & Bishop x Claridge’s While visiting the Summerill & Bishop boutique in Notting Hill last week, we were a bit perplexed to see… Clear Mighty Patch When it comes to matters of complexion, we’re all sensitive. Our egos can be as delicate as the skin to which we carefully tend…

Flipping the Godfather Script Mario Puzo was an avid gambler, novelist, and pizza eater. But there was one department where he could use some help: screenwriting

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Basil Fawlty Meets His Match Once enjoyed by Winston Churchill, and admired by Hitler, the Grand Hotel may be Britain’s worst lodging

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We Tried On a Kylie Jenner Swimsuit so You Wouldn’t Have To Buckle up …

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“He’s been to the city exactly once.”
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My Favorite Things Rosa Park—co-founder and editor of Cereal magazine and director of Francis, a gallery in Bath, England—has been shopping with “well-being and comfort at the forefront of my mind”

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China Cracks Down on Homework And other strange news about these curious days …

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A Podcast Full of Treats (and a Few Tricks) From Kylie Jenner’s “swimsuits” to a zombie hotel, we’ve got it all this week

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Exposing Her Weiner Huma Abedin claims she had never heard of sex addiction until her husband’s sexting scandal broke

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Bob Dylan Is Back (Again)

Bob Dylan, born the same year as Bernie Sanders, still walks the earth. The Bob Dylan Show proliferates, maybe because he doesn’t want to spend nights alone with his Nobel Prize. The so-called Never Ending Tour began in 1988 and keeps on never ending, though at times Dylan has referred to it as “The Money Never Runs Out Tour,” “The Why Do You Look at Me So Strangely Tour,” and “The One Sad Cry of Pity Tour,” among others. READ ON

At 80, Bob Dylan will pick up touring where he left off pre-pandemic.

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Honor Swinton Byrne The actress reveals what it’s like to act alongside her mother

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Fit for a King At his new Versailles restaurant, Alain Ducasse continues his reign over French cuisine

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The Lap of Luxury A new memoir reveals the late Karl Lagerfeld in all of his complexity

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Air Mail Jr.

Taxi Driving An illustrated history of the New York taxicab recalls the glory days of early motorized cars and spacious Checkers


Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child

by Harvey Kubernik and Kenneth Kubernik
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The Shattering: America in the 1960s

by Kevin Boyle
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Murder, They Wrote

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Jerusalem Syndrome The Christian obsession with the holy city has played a key role in creating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—and remains a stumbling block to its resolution

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” … and then Iceberg goes, ‘You know, a lot of people really like just a lettuce-and-tomato sandwich!’ I literally spit out my drink!”
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Striking a Chord

Songs that register with us all, from LCD Soundsystem, Grace Jones, Elton John, and more

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In Memoriam

Richard David Story (1952–2021)

Issue No. 120
October 30, 2021
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Issue No. 120
October 30, 2021