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Issue No. 87

The View from Here Sussexes in Megxile: the spillover from Harry and Meghan’s spill to Oprah

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Oui, Madame! At Valérie Hervo’s swingers’ club, the beau monde finds unadulterated pleasure. Masks, yes (at some point), but no clothes!

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Reform School Fake heiress Anna Sorokin has been sprung from prison—and can’t stop talking

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How to Sneak into Mar-a-Lago Six ways to get into Trump’s hideous Florida compound, from a guy who’s tested them all. Why? For the fun of it …

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The Spice Girls of Niger Meet the woman-led band rocking West Africa and beyond

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Air Supply

Small Talk
“Good evening, and welcome to the Situation Room.”

Mission Control Elon Musk is plotting to launch 42,000 satellites. Why?

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Zoom-Smart Online students have become masters of trickery, cheating, and fun at their teachers’ expense—all while adhering to the unspoken rules of high school

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Small Talk
“I haven’t finished saying no yet.”

Did You Hear
About … ?
Strange news about these curious days

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Princess Academy How a Welsh school dubbed “Hippie Hogwarts” became the popular choice for European royalty and Russian oligarchs

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Are We Clear? Scientology TV picks up where Tom Cruise’s crusade against psychiatry left off

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Small Talk
“I thought we’d decided on the gold-leaf pattern.”

The Queen’s Ambush Who will Meghan and Harry take on next? Could Archie be headed to “Hippie Hogwarts”?

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Mads Mikkelsen The Danish actor, who just took over Johnny Depp’s role in the Fantastic Beasts series, discusses his new film, Another Round, a darkly comic look at middle-aged restlessness

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Montmartre Moment

Starry Night. Sunflowers. Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear. The paintings of Vincent van Gogh—from the most beloved to the lesser known—are mostly held in museums around the world. There are very few exceptions, and one of them is Scène de Rue à Montmartre, currently on display in Paris ahead of its sale at Sotheby’s later this month. READ ON

Vincent van Gogh’s Scène de Rue à Montmartre, expected to sell for $6 to $10 million at Sotheby’s Paris on March 25.

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Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am

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Small Talk
“We need to replace our mission statement with an excuse.”

Dressing Ratso What would Midnight Cowboy be without Dustin Hoffman in his creased white suit?

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Richard David Story A magazine editor who savored life and all its adventures, he was part of the AIR MAIL family

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Graydon Carter and Alessandra Stanley

Deputy Editors

Chris Garrett Michael Hainey Nathan King

Design Director

Angela Panichi

Chief Technology Officer

John Tornow

Books Editor

Jim Kelly

Arts Intel Report Editor

Laura Jacobs

Style Editor

Ashley Baker

Features Editor

Ash Carter

Senior Editor

Julia Vitale

Executive Editor

David Foxley

Photo Director

Ann Schneider

Associate Editors

Elena Clavarino Clementine Ford Alex Oliveira Elinor Schneider


Cazzie David Emma Freud Walter Isaacson
Pico Iyer Rachel Johnson John Lahr
Douglas McGrath James Wolcott

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Lili Anolik Joseph Bullmore William D. Cohan Rich Cohen Stuart Heritage George Kalogerakis Sam Kashner Alexandra Marshall

International Editor

Isabelle Harvie-Watt

London Editor

Bridget Arsenault

Communications Director

Anna Bradlee

Cartoon Editor

Bob Mankoff

Music Supervisor

Randall Poster

Copy Editor

Adam Nadler

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Emine Gozde Sevim

Production Editor

H. Scott Jolley


Roxy Solis Gasper Tringale-White Jenna Kim

Chief Operating Officer

Bill Keenan

Chief Marketing Officer

Emily Davis

Brand Partnerships

Anjali Lewis

Sales Director

Michael Pescuma

Financial & Business Operations

Marc Leyer

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Madeline Spates

In Memoriam

Richard David Story (1952–2021)

Issue No. 87
March 13, 2021
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Issue No. 87
March 13, 2021

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