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The View from Here Like Napoleon’s army, a great city advances on its belly

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Neo-Crassical Dubbed “Putin’s architect,” the Italian designer behind Russia’s billion-dollar, 168-acre palace can’t understand what all the fuss is about

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Carrie Takes the Lion’s Share? Boris Johnson’s fiancée leaves politics to work at a zoo

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#MeToo Comes for Philip Roth, In Death Women argue that the acclaimed novelist of sex and depravity deserves a “re-contextualizing”

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Living Nightmare Will British women ever recover from the terrifying demise of Sarah Everard?

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David Bowie said that the work of Derek Boshier “cascades over the decades and is utterly real and convincing.” At age 83, Boshier is at once a living legend and an unsung hero of postwar British art. READ ON

Derek Boshier's Nobody Told Me (Stranger Days Indeed) for John Lennon, one in a series of the British Pop artist's works on show now at Garth Greenan Gallery, in New York.

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Let’s Get N.Y.C. Cooking Again! Everyone’s hungry to get back to normal. Here’s how. Plus: looking for Prince William; bad behavior in paradise; and more

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Maskless and Topless in Lamu The coronavirus-free Kenyan island attracting socialites, Marina Abramović, and Dominic West (post–Lily James hoo-ha)

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What’s Love Got to Do with It? HBO’s new documentary on the Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll tells an inspiring story of survival

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Did You Hear About … ? Curious news about these strange days

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Non-Tipsy Tipples At Glossier, Mélanie Masarin helped people look better. Now, with Ghia, a mocktail, she’s helping people drink better

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Hole in the Wall

The rusticated façade of central Florence’s ritzy Palazzo Strozzi—the location of JR’s latest work, La Ferita (The Wound)—stands in stark contrast to the impoverished streets of the banlieue where the French artist was born. READ ON

JR's La Ferita, on show through August, marks the first annual public-art commission from the Palazzo Strozzi Future Art Program.

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“Once we’re in, Frank will get the TV remote, Eddie will grab the phone charger, and Ace—you’ll be on Tupperware lids.”

Rhiannon Giddens The American singer’s new album is a moving ode to the pleasures and losses of a year in lockdown

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Air Mail Jr.
“Use the Force to concentrate, Luke. The Force and noise-canceling headphones.”

Post-Nature Eight Questions with Nathaniel Rich, the novelist and author of Losing Earth, whose new book contemplates a return to the world we’ve ruined

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Off the Wall The photographer Horst A. Friedrichs celebrates the magic of independent booksellers and the volumes on their shelves, from the Strand to Shakespeare and Company


Churchill & Son

by Josh Ireland
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Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid: America’s Original Gangster Couple

by Glenn Stout
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In Memoriam

Richard David Story (1952–2021)

Issue No. 89
March 27, 2021
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Issue No. 89
March 27, 2021
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