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The View from Here In Dopesick, the Sacklers finally get their due

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Trust Busters When Goldman Sachs partners want a divorce, they turn to this little-known and highly aggressive firm

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Blood Lust Elizabeth Holmes is confronted with texts from a scorned lover and by a whistleblower

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Melania and Me and Her The Melania and Me author and close adviser to Melania Trump has a lot to say about Stephanie Grisham’s Trump tell-all

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No Time to Di The filmed Broadway show Diana: The Musical is now streaming on Netflix and it’s so bad … it’s worse than Cats

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La Dolce Marina A documentary on the Italian film producer Marina Cicogna, who worked with everyone from Sergio Leone to Franco Zeffirelli, premieres in Rome

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Wear Yali Approximately 32 percent of the women on Air Mail’s editorial staff regularly wear Yali velvet blazers. It’s because designer Pia Zanardi’s Watch Wife of a Spy In Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s most recent movie, a wartime wife in 1940s Japan is haunted by two… Wear Doublesoul For once, an item that lives up to its marketing. Doublesoul, a start-up founded by University of Pennsylvania alumni… Travel Bear Brooksbank I once lost a diamond necklace after it slid out of my clutch bag in the back of a cab. (Don’t worry, the taxi driver found it and returned it… Drink Casamara Club Occasionally, we make sensible decisions. Ditching the pre-dinner Campari and soda for a bottle of Casamara Club is one… The Gold Coffin of Nedjemankh is displayed during a news conference to announce its return from the U.S. and display at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in Cairo, Egypt October 1, 2019. Listen Art Bust In the podcast Art Bust, host Ben Lewis, a British documentarian and journalist, tells stories about the sleazy ways con artists… Wear Yali Approximately 32 percent of the women on Air Mail’s editorial staff regularly wear Yali velvet blazers. It’s because designer Pia Zanardi’s Watch Wife of a Spy In Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s most recent movie, a wartime wife in 1940s Japan is haunted by two… Wear Doublesoul For once, an item that lives up to its marketing. Doublesoul, a start-up founded by University of Pennsylvania alumni… Travel Bear Brooksbank I once lost a diamond necklace after it slid out of my clutch bag in the back of a cab. (Don’t worry, the taxi driver found it and returned it… Drink Casamara Club Occasionally, we make sensible decisions. Ditching the pre-dinner Campari and soda for a bottle of Casamara Club is one… The Gold Coffin of Nedjemankh is displayed during a news conference to announce its return from the U.S. and display at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in Cairo, Egypt October 1, 2019. Listen Art Bust In the podcast Art Bust, host Ben Lewis, a British documentarian and journalist, tells stories about the sleazy ways con artists…

A Day in the Life As the 1970 classic Beatles film, Let It Be, gets recut by The Lord of the Rings’ Peter Jackson, its filmmaker tells how it all came to be

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Paris’ New Upper Crust And other strange news about these curious days …

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Swans Along Fifth Avenue A new book feeds our continuing fascination with Truman Capote—and the society beauties he loved and hated

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My Favorite Things Australian interior designer Tamsin Johnson—recognized for blending far-flung antiques with sophisticated custom pieces and unexpected, bold elements—shares the items that add panache to her everyday routine

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Welcome to “The Grifted Age”! From Elizabeth Holmes to Adam Neumann to the Dopesick Sacklers, we’re all getting royally fleeced

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A Classicist at Heart Whatever it might mean for him to “play the race card,” the tenor Russell Thomas isn’t having any

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Survival Instinct The creator of the dystopian South Korean horror series Squid Game explains the origins of the most streamed show on Netflix

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North Farm Durham In Yorkshire, it’s easy to live the country life

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Honor Titus Rather than go to art school, the musician turned painter apprenticed with his idols. Now he’s Frieze’s brightest star

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Westward Ho! New York’s Hudson Yards neighborhood never quite took off. With Ci Siamo, Danny Meyer and Hillary Sterling are out to change that

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We’ll Always Have Paris Photographs highlight the city’s boutiques, studios, and ateliers that have withstood the test of time


A Walk on the Wild Side Eight questions with Susan Orlean, the writer portrayed by Meryl Streep in Adaptation, whose new book explores our interactions with animals

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Silverview

by John le Carré
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Murder, They Wrote

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“He’s fitting in nicely.”

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Country Comfort

Country songs for aficionados and newcomers alike, from Gary Stewart, Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church, Glen Campbell, and more

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All we are saying is … happy birthday to John Lennon! Today would have been the music legend’s 81st birthday.
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In Memoriam

Richard David Story (1952–2021)

Issue No. 117
October 9, 2021
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Issue No. 117
October 9, 2021