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The View from Here Republicans are subverting democracy with legal not-niceties

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Ashes to Optics The ghoulish politics of exhumation

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Hasselhoff über Alles! Can the Baywatch star save Germany? And more curious news about these strange days …

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Who Is the Wokest of Them All? The Queen gets canceled as Oxford University erupts in a tempest of culture wars

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“All the good band names are taken by micro-breweries.”

My Shoe Heaven Manolo Blahnik charts his next chapter on Madison Avenue

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The Bling-less Ring With wedding season in full swing, lab-grown diamonds are hotter than ever. What’s behind the hype?

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My Favorite Things Artist, decorator, and now columnist Luke Edward Hall—whose work has been featured in interiors, fashion, and hospitality around the globe—can be found this September alongside his latest creations at the Armory Show, in New York City, and at Art Basel in Switzerland. Herewith, he shares the items that have his attention right now

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The Belle of Birmingham Bridgerton star Claudia Jessie left school at 14, suffers from severe panic attacks, and got her start working at a comedy club

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Louisa May Alcott’s Little Cis Women Imagine what might happen if the wokerati decide to retitle other great books, plays, and movies

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Vaxxed and Waxed and Looking for Trouble From New York to L.A., it seems everyone’s making mischief. Or scandal

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Classical Music’s Underdog The 24-year-old violinist Randall Goosby has shot to fame on an instrument he named “LeBron”

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“The curse has been set—your ex’s shoes will now squeak in the quietest of settings.”

The Little-Known Genius Behind Midnight Cowboy and Coming Home Jerome Hellman was at the vanguard of Hollywood’s 1970s creative rebellion

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The Popover Top Madewell A little secret: I place a small but mighty Madewell order at the onset of each summer, mainly for their assortment of… Visit Finch The Finch boutique, in Hudson, New York, first opened eight years ago and has been improving the looks of homes far beyond… The Dress Roksanda Summer has hardly started, and yet we find ourselves fatigued by the barrage of floral prints parading around Greenwich Village. Listen Camp Hell: Anneewakee Though this podcast’s title is far from subtle, it tells its story, about a camp for troubled boys and the abuse… Lorde performing at Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain - 02 Jun 2018 Stream Solar Power Bars are open past midnight, masks are becoming relics of the past, and while the chirping optimists once seemed delusional… Play Sushi Dog Puzzle Entertaining your pooch is no small task, particularly if he or she has discerning taste. My work-from-home sanity has held… The Popover Top Madewell A little secret: I place a small but mighty Madewell order at the onset of each summer, mainly for their assortment of… Visit Finch The Finch boutique, in Hudson, New York, first opened eight years ago and has been improving the looks of homes far beyond… The Dress Roksanda Summer has hardly started, and yet we find ourselves fatigued by the barrage of floral prints parading around Greenwich Village. Listen Camp Hell: Anneewakee Though this podcast’s title is far from subtle, it tells its story, about a camp for troubled boys and the abuse… Lorde performing at Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain - 02 Jun 2018 Stream Solar Power Bars are open past midnight, masks are becoming relics of the past, and while the chirping optimists once seemed delusional… Play Sushi Dog Puzzle Entertaining your pooch is no small task, particularly if he or she has discerning taste. My work-from-home sanity has held…

Bad Romance Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women brought readers inside the bedrooms of a trio of American women. Female sexuality is also the theme of her new novel, Animal

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Espresso à Go-Go! Our retrofitted Piaggio Apé brings AIR MAIL and java to you

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Lilly Pulitzer’s serendipitous tumble into fashion is famous. A socialite sets up a juice stand in Palm Beach. Seeking an easy, warm-weather uniform, she decides on A-line shifts in busy prints—the better to hide the juice stains. Soon her customers are clamoring for the dresses instead of the juice. A legend is born. Behind the legend, however, is the lesser known Suzie Zuzek. The artist responsible for 85 percent of those busy prints—used by Pulitzer from 1962 to 1985—Zuzek is now the subject of an exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt. READ ON

A Suzie Zuzek puffins print used by Lilly Pulitzer, Inc. An exhibition of Zuzek’s work, which made up the bulk of the prints used by Pulitzer when she owned her eponymous company, is on show now at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, in New York.

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They’ll Get the Party Rolling A new company takes the stress out of entertaining at home

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In Good Company Jean Pigozzi’s candid snapshots pay tribute to the men who have influenced him most, from Steve Jobs to Gianni Agnelli, Mick Jagger, and his own father

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Annette Gordon-Reed The historian and author of On Juneteenth recommends the best books to read about the state where it all went down: Texas

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Widespread Panic

by James Ellroy
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Napoleon: A Life Told in Gardens and Shadows

by Ruth Scurr
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Spray cheese of the gods.

London’s Most Wanted Churchill’s Old War Office is converted into apartments—and a buying frenzy ensues

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Issue No. 101
June 19, 2021
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Issue No. 101
June 19, 2021