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Issue No. 90

The View from Here Why did a New York Times columnist escape punishment for a reward he failed to disclose?

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Oops! He Did It Again The former British prime minister who triggered Brexit is back for a second act. But no one is clapping

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Are You Savvier than a 16-Year-Old? More than five million fans follow Sissy Sheridan. What does she know that you don’t? Plus: the great Lego caper, and more

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The Princess Trap A new inquiry reveals how, long before Meghan bared all to Oprah, Diana was lured into her unsettling BBC interview with deception and forgery

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The TikTok Star Who Hates TikTok Sixteen-year-old Sissy Sheridan has 5.3 million TikTok followers and can’t imagine her life without the app. That doesn’t mean she likes it

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Venice Has a Ship Fit And other curious news about these strange days

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BetterNot How we in lockdown view the Fresh Prince of Montecito, and other follies

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Small Talk

Advice-by-Numbers Professor and clinical psychologist Jordan B. Peterson shares his red-hot rules for life

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Parlez-Vous Parler? The love story behind the app that threatened the Capitol

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Curtain Going Up! (Please?) Veteran British theater producer Sonia Friedman reveals what a post-pandemic West End will look like

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Border Crossing Alejandro Iñárritu, the Mexican filmmaker behind the Academy Award–winning Birdman and The Revenant, is bringing the immigrant experience to V.R.

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Small Talk

Posh Problems Is Victoria Beckham’s fashion business going the way of her music career?

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Demián Bichir The Mexican actor’s roles have ranged from Fidel Castro to one of Tarantino’s “Hateful Eight.” A trio of new films cements him as a master of variety

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Air Mail Jr.

Therein Lies the Rub What’s the point of a “touchless” trip to the spa?

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Small Talk

Royally Flush Minor figures in European monarchies are finding new life—and much-needed income—as luxury-brand ambassadors

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Open Book

Dogs—They’re Just Like Us! Before quarantine puppies, there were Magnum dogs, photogenic canines immortalized alongside their owners by Philippe Halsman, Inge Morath, and others


Philip Roth: The Biography

by Blake Bailey
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The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts That Illuminated the Renaissance

by Ross King
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Small Talk

Dial M for Mail If Alfred Hitchcock contained multitudes, his films contained infinitudes in the eyes of his viewers, who wrote him too many letters to count

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Singing the Porsche Electric The German car-maker has struck the golden ratio with their arrestingly handsome, impressively fast, and attainably priced Taycan 4S

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Cazzie David Emma Freud Walter Isaacson
Pico Iyer Rachel Johnson John Lahr
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Lili Anolik Joseph Bullmore William D. Cohan Rich Cohen Stuart Heritage George Kalogerakis Sam Kashner Alexandra Marshall

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Adam Mendelsohn

In Memoriam

Richard David Story (1952–2021)

Issue No. 90
April 3, 2021
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Issue No. 90
April 3, 2021

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