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The View from Here Beloved by Kurt Vonnegut, Groucho Marx, and Sidney Namlerep, S. J. Perelman re-invented American humor

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My Favorite Things In addition to its trademark Venetian-gondolier-style slippers, Lily Atherton Hanbury’s beloved brand, Le Monde Béryl, now comprises bespoke jewelry, accessories, and décor. Herewith, she showcases her top selects

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Eye of the Beholder In an era when casual handshakes and warm embraces are largely off limits, more platonic touch, it turns out, might be just what we all need

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“What did you think we do after the holidays?”

John Bird’s Big Issue John Bird, who grew up homeless and made it into the House of Lords the unfashionable way, on running the London street newspaper The Big Issue

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Write Pineider Looking to make a fresh start next year? Nothing helps you feel more in control of your possibilities than a handsome datebook or diary Apply Sarisha The green clay mask from Sarisha is one of only three skin-care products I’ve used where, a few hours after applying it, I get people… Smoke Big Green Egg When my girlfriend presented me with a Big Green Egg meat smoker on my birthday, I viewed it less as a gift and more as a call to arms Cook Gabriel Kreuther Those who have been fortunate enough to enjoy a meal at Gabriel Kreuther’s eponymous restaurant, on 42nd Street in Midtown Mask Heather Taylor Home After 18 months of face masks—but who’s counting?—we can no longer stomach the surgical garb. (How many bleached paper fibers… THE KING’S MAN 2021 20th Century Fox film with Ralph Fiennes at left and Djimon Hounsou Watch The King’s Man In the absence of Richard Curtis, this season there is Matthew Vaughn, serving up a crowd-pleaser not quite in the feel-good, festive variety… Write Pineider Looking to make a fresh start next year? Nothing helps you feel more in control of your possibilities than a handsome datebook or diary Apply Sarisha The green clay mask from Sarisha is one of only three skin-care products I’ve used where, a few hours after applying it, I get people… Smoke Big Green Egg When my girlfriend presented me with a Big Green Egg meat smoker on my birthday, I viewed it less as a gift and more as a call to arms Cook Gabriel Kreuther Those who have been fortunate enough to enjoy a meal at Gabriel Kreuther’s eponymous restaurant, on 42nd Street in Midtown Mask Heather Taylor Home After 18 months of face masks—but who’s counting?—we can no longer stomach the surgical garb. (How many bleached paper fibers… THE KING’S MAN 2021 20th Century Fox film with Ralph Fiennes at left and Djimon Hounsou Watch The King’s Man In the absence of Richard Curtis, this season there is Matthew Vaughn, serving up a crowd-pleaser not quite in the feel-good, festive variety…

Built to Last It sputtered at the box office, but 50 years on it’s clear that Two-Lane Blacktop is the great American road movie

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Ballerinas, with a Twist

“It’s sort of surprising that the company has lasted 40-plus years,” says the choreographer Peter Anastos, “but the idea was very strong.” Anastos is speaking of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the all-male comedic ballet troupe he co-founded in 1974 and directed for decades. “Guys in tutus are funny for about 30 seconds. After that, they have to actually do something and have really good material.” READ ON

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, ready to hit the Joyce stage.

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The Only Podcast You Need Give yourself the gift of good conversation, with Morning Meeting

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Excuse Me, Your Tequila Is Blushing The rosé trend extends to agave, just in time for cocktail-party season

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Gorillas in Our Midst A trek through Rwanda to discover the animal kingdom in all its magnificence

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France for Sale Government agencies are selling merchandise so stylish that it’ll make the MAGA hat weep

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A farm girl from Grabtown, North Carolina, with the poise and presence of Nefertiti, Ava Gardner was dubbed “the World’s Most Beautiful Animal” by the press, and few doubted it. After a tumultuous marriage to Frank Sinatra—her third; Mickey Rooney and Artie Shaw were her first two husbands, respectively—she left Hollywood at the height of her fame, tore through Madrid like a wildfire, and settled sedately in London, a star and a dame to the end. She would have turned 99 this past week.

Alexandre Assouline He grew up watching his parents turn a fledgling publishing company into a coffee-table-book sensation. Now he’s helping to run it

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Forever Elizabeth Photographers Douglas Kirkland, Gered Mankowitz, Norman Parkinson, Milton Greene, Terry O’Neill, and Gary Bernstein offer different looks at Hollywood’s brightest star

“Bill … you’re home early … ”

A Word from the Wiseguys Twenty-two years after The Sopranos premiered, a new oral history revisits the gritty mobster universe the show created

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The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III

by Andrew Roberts
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The King’s Painter: The Life of Hans Holbein

by Franny Moyle
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Murder, They Wrote

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Scottish Play A more enjoyable way of life unfolds at the Fife Arms, an irresistible hotel near Balmoral Castle

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The Magic Mountain

Don’t neglect your dreams this holiday season. Escape to the Alps with these songs from Beyoncé, Haim, Tems, and more

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What’s wrong with this holiday card? See if you can pick out the items that don’t belong in this royal mess.
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In Memoriam

Richard David Story (1952–2021)

Issue No. 128
December 25, 2021
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Issue No. 128
December 25, 2021