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Issue No. 94

The View from Here Want to cure “white privilege” at elite private schools? The solution is a bus ride away

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Texting with an Ex Does the British government need a deep clean? David Cameron’s problems swell, and Boris Johnson gets blasted as “foolish” and “unethical”

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Château Clooney George and Amal snap up a wine-making estate in Provence

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If You Think the House of Windsor Has Issues … A dynastic struggle in Jordan pits prince against prince, and queen against queen

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Meet You in Mexico City With a booming art-and-food scene and lax coronavirus rules, the Mexican capital is hotter than ever

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Divorced from Reality An aristocrat and his estranged wife sling accusations of bigamy and deception as the breakdown of their marriage leaves them both in financial ruin

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Small Talk
“Before we start the date, here’s a list of things I have zero interest in talking about.”

Blue-Hair Specials The safest places to enjoy indoor dining in New York? Follow AIR MAIL’s “Three out of six” rule. And take your Tums

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Air Supply


Burning Down the House As Soho House heads toward an I.P.O., the members’ club for the creative set may see any remaining air of exclusivity go up in flames

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Afternoon of a Fawn An audio play re-creates what went down when Dame Edith Sitwell met Marilyn Monroe

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Small Talk

We’re Crashing at Clooney’s Where do you want to go, now that Europe is welcoming vaxxed Americans?

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Meghan Markle’s Puppy Love? And other curious news about these strange days

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American Eden Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the newly rejuvenated High Hampton resort offers access to paradise

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Small Talk
“Ah, the innocence of youth. Enjoy it while it lasts.”
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Open Book

Where the Magic Happens Beatrice Monti della Corte has been welcoming writers to her villa in Tuscany for what feels like forever. Ralph Fiennes and Edmund White recount the extraordinary experience of being there


Loot: Britain and the Benin Bronzes

by Barnaby Phillips
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Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica’s Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night

by Julian Sancton
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Heartbreak Hotel Isabelle Huppert is now occupying one of the grandest suites in Paris

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June Newton Helmut Newton was “the King of Kink,” but his wife, who died at 97 in Monte Carlo, was the mastermind behind the camera

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Small Talk
“Trust me, you won’t miss the air when you see this closet space.”

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Tip of the hat to Uncle Joe, for millions of vaccine shots delivered—and much more to come.
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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

Writers at Large

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

Contributing Artists

Monica Ahanonu Barry Blitt André Carrilho Paul Davis David Downton Andrea Ferolla Josh Gosfield Cathy Graham Duncan Hannah Eric Hanson Angelica Hicks Pip Johnson Hilary Knight Jenny Kroik Michael Lindsay-Hogg Ross MacDonald Joe McKendry James McMullan Donald Robertson Charles Dare Scheips Grant Shaffer Ed Sorel Ralph Steadman

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

Photo Editor

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

Integrated Marketing Manager

Madeline Spates

Chief Strategy Adviser

Adam Mendelsohn

In Memoriam

Richard David Story (1952–2021)

Issue No. 94
May 1, 2021
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Issue No. 94
May 1, 2021

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