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Issue No. 85

The View from Here Putin’s allies weaponize wokeness to cancel the leader of the opposition, Alexei Navalny

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Class War At Dalton, one of New York’s toniest private schools, a bruising battle rages between the woke and the trads

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Treasure Islet Mysterious thefts on the tiny island of Capraia, where everyone knows everyone, baffle the municipality’s three police officers

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Your Schloss or Mine? Why is the patriarch of one of Germany’s most revered noble families living in the woods and suing his son?

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Did You Hear
About … ?
Self-love in the time of social distancing, and other news about these strange days

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The Great Outdoors Turn off your mindfulness apps and enjoy the serenity of the natural world, says Sir David Attenborough

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Air Supply

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Seeing Green Will Gabriela Hearst succeed in making Chloé the most sustainable luxury brand around?

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Chips for the Cashing The diaries of Chips Channon, to be published next week in their first unredacted edition, take delightful aim at British high society and the royal family

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Undercover Boss Who pulls the strings at 10 Downing Street? Hint: it may not be Boris

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Remember When? An interview with French playwright Florian Zeller, who makes his filmmaking debut with The Father, a moving story of dementia starring Anthony Hopkins

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Morfydd Clark The young Welsh actress landed her breakout role as the star of Rose Glass’s debut thriller, Saint Maud. Next up: the new Lord of the Rings TV series

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What Would Elon Musk Do? On this week’s podcast, a look at his secrets to success. Plus, Woody Allen; Boris Johnson’s domestic problems; and much more

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M Is for Man Ray

Two hundred objects made by or belonging to Man Ray go on sale at Christie’s Paris on March 2, for a total estimate of $3.5 million. The prize among the offerings, which range from lithographs and photographs to books and manuscripts, is the 20th-century artist’s Alphabet pour Adultes. Comprising original drawings and “rayographs”—products of a camera-less photography technique Man Ray discovered by accident in 1922—it’s an A to Z of the Surrealist avant-garde, illustrated by a leader of the pack. READ ON

A Man Ray metronome, adorned with a photo of his then assistant Lee Miller’s eye, on display at Christie’s Paris ahead of the “Man Ray & the Surrealists” auction, on March 2.

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Small Talk
“Wait—we can vote?”

Other Voices, Other Rooms World-class interior decorators are now on call to help you refresh your lockdown home

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“Now don’t do anything flashy with the money, like pay off all your student loans at once.”
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London Calling Roy Mehta’s Brent photographs reveal a rarely seen side of London and its diverse communities

Air Mail Jr.

Growing Up Bank Street: A Greenwich Village Memoir

by Donna Florio
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Klara and the Sun

by Kazuo Ishiguro
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First Contact He’s known as the nerdy genius whose Twitter feed moves markets and bridges bizarre factions of the left and right. But Elon Musk’s greatest skill is scoring talent

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A Passage to India The Johri, in the “Pink City” of Jaipur, takes luxury to a new level

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Small Talk

Danny Ray For 46 years, he told ’em all to “get on up!” for the Godfather of Soul, James Brown

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Issue No. 85
February 27, 2021
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Issue No. 85
February 27, 2021

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