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The View from Here Remembering Stephen Sondheim, through his generous correspondence

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Loving Lies Stephen Glass, the most notorious fraud in journalism, decided he would live by one simple rule: Always tell the truth. Then he broke that rule

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Why Would Elizabeth Holmes Break Her Silence? In a bold move, the Theranos founder took the stand. Will she be able to talk her way out of a conviction?

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Leading with the Chin Free Solo’s Jimmy Chin discusses his latest film, his forthcoming book of photography, and why the Hamptons are the bane of his existence

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Air Supply

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My Favorite Things Model, designer, and actress Liya Kebede—who founded her dreamy clothing line, Lemlem, in part to help preserve the art of traditional weaving in her native Ethiopia—shines a light on her shopping list

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Crown of Thorns A new book reveals the identity of the royal whom Meghan and Harry called out in their Oprah interview. Hint: he’s next in line to the throne

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“Oh criminy, now we have to make an effort.”

Sex on Wheels Ahead of the premiere of And Just Like That…, A. A. Gill’s daughter remembers the Sex and the City bus tour of New York she embarked on with her dad

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And Five, Six, Seven, Eight! Lovers of Sondheim bolted to this gritty piano bar in Greenwich Village to grieve—and sing!

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Shop The End of History From the outside, the End of History, a tiny West Village shop that sells vintage glassware and ceramics, looks like it couldn’t hold more than… Wear Plain Goods One of our favorite shops in Connecticut has nailed the Fair Isle sweater—and just in time. Plain Goods, a destination in New Preston Walk Manolo Blahnik While there’s something charming about wandering around the house in slippers reminiscent of your grandfather’s, a more… Watch How to with John Wilson New York City is a subject so relentlessly written about, photographed, and filmed… Eat From Roy In 2006, chef Roy Shvartzapel undertook “the Mount Everest of the baking world”: panettone. He moved to Italy, even though he didn’t… Follow @13sarahmurphy Rage against the daily diet of sleaze, rule bending, and the Brexit morass that is hobbling Boris Johnson’s government has produced… Shop The End of History From the outside, the End of History, a tiny West Village shop that sells vintage glassware and ceramics, looks like it couldn’t hold more than… Wear Plain Goods One of our favorite shops in Connecticut has nailed the Fair Isle sweater—and just in time. Plain Goods, a destination in New Preston Walk Manolo Blahnik While there’s something charming about wandering around the house in slippers reminiscent of your grandfather’s, a more… Watch How to with John Wilson New York City is a subject so relentlessly written about, photographed, and filmed… Eat From Roy In 2006, chef Roy Shvartzapel undertook “the Mount Everest of the baking world”: panettone. He moved to Italy, even though he didn’t… Follow @13sarahmurphy Rage against the daily diet of sleaze, rule bending, and the Brexit morass that is hobbling Boris Johnson’s government has produced…

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The Only Podcast You Need Tune out the world and tune in to Morning Meeting

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Landing Gear An otherworldly speaker with style; a tracking device for the most forgetful and far-flung among us; Lego’s inspired retro-camper set; and more

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A Four de Force The sole performer onstage, actor and director Ralph Fiennes brings T. S. Eliot’s words to life and into the now

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Boris Johnson Falls for Peppa Pig And other strange news about these curious days …

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“You know how it is. Now every time I get a little cough, I think it’s the black plague.”

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The Full Jeff Dazzle He’s 69 and has two kids under the age of 7, but Jeff Goldblum is busier than ever, thanks to a new Disney+ show

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Virginie Efira The Belgian actress gives a rattling performance as a manipulative nun in Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta

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“Find help!”

Jumping Ship There’s no means of escape quite like spending the holiday season on a Viking river cruise …

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Air Mail Jr.

Garbo

by Robert Gottlieb
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Accidental Gods: On Men Unwittingly Turned Divine

by Anna Della Subin
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“Oh yeah? Well, I quit my job before it was cool.”
Open Book

Nanny Diaries A new book tells the story of Vivian Maier, the 20th-century nanny who led a secret life as a street photographer


Boeing’s Double Game Why was a sole Boeing employee criminally charged in the 737 MAX debacle that cost 346 lives and at least $21 billion?

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Air Play

Song Cycle

Music that forms a world apart from this mad one, from Koko Taylor, Janis Joplin, Rod Stewart, Doug Sahm, and more

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December 2021: Wall Street launches a careful scientific study of snowflakes.
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In Memoriam

Richard David Story (1952–2021)

Issue No. 125
December 4, 2021
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Issue No. 125
December 4, 2021