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The View from Here At America’s Bicentennial, in 1976, the fireworks included an unlikely romance between Liz Taylor and a future senator

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Speak, Memory The Manhattan district attorney has indicted Trump’s ever loyal C.F.O., Allen Weisselberg, in the hope that he will turn on the boss to save his own skin

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My Favorite Things “This is my pick of the British pops,” says Rachel Johnson of her selection du jour. Which is fitting for the AIR MAIL columnist, author, and presenter, who hosts a weekly show on the LBC talk-radio station and a podcast, Rachel Johnson’s Difficult Women. Indeed, the former editor of The Lady has long been regarded as a master of quintessential English style. Herewith, Johnson’s shopping list of the moment

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“Why did I choose a teenage sidekick?”

Match Made in Hell, Part I At first, the lying, ghosting, and money-borrowing could be overlooked in the name of true love …

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Fantastic Planet See the world anew with a handmade Bellerby & Co. globe

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Family Drama Writ Large (and Glamorous) Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love gets a fresh spin, this time starring Dominic West and Lily James

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Marie Antoinette’s Spirit Animals

Yves Saint Laurent, an early patron of the artist duo Les Lalanne, delighted in the flock of woolly sheep that he bought from the Alexandre Iolas Gallery, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and kept in his apartment on the Rue de Babylone. The designer often joked that they allowed him to pretend he was on a farm in Normandy, an aspiration he shared with the last queen of France. READ ON

The whimsical work of French artist couple Les Lalanne gets the backdrop it was born for: the Petit Trianon, Marie Antoinette’s personal Versailles playground.

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“The first bill is always a shock—everyone thinks heaven will be free.”

TikTok for the Non–Gen Z Set If you’re over the age of 23, don’t despair: there’s a place for you on TikTok. Meet the “cleanfluencers” …

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Graham Norton Has a New Story The comedian and talk-show host discusses his new novel—and whom he wants to interview next

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Those Glasses, That Look Nobody dominated the look of Swinging London quite like Michael Caine

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“Maybe we should keep working from home.”
Browse Sweet Pickle Books David Mitchell said, “A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.” We feel the same way about a half-eaten jar of pickles. That’s why… Listen Oh, Hello: The P’dcast Aware that no one needs another celebrity-fronted podcast, the comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney had… Indulge Dad Grass In March, New York became the 15th state to legalize recreational marijuana. But you can’t run out and buy THC-infused products Watch Dick What’s more American than Watergate? To celebrate this Fourth of July, we recommend watching 1999’s Dick, a movie that… Lounge Mille The hottest days of summer are imminent, and a long, loose caftan is in order. Enter Mille, the Minneapolis-based brand founded… Charm David Yurman Not only are amulets purported to bring good luck, they also provide the finishing touch to many necklines. Just imagine… Browse Sweet Pickle Books David Mitchell said, “A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.” We feel the same way about a half-eaten jar of pickles. That’s why… Listen Oh, Hello: The P’dcast Aware that no one needs another celebrity-fronted podcast, the comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney had… Indulge Dad Grass In March, New York became the 15th state to legalize recreational marijuana. But you can’t run out and buy THC-infused products Watch Dick What’s more American than Watergate? To celebrate this Fourth of July, we recommend watching 1999’s Dick, a movie that… Lounge Mille The hottest days of summer are imminent, and a long, loose caftan is in order. Enter Mille, the Minneapolis-based brand founded… Charm David Yurman Not only are amulets purported to bring good luck, they also provide the finishing touch to many necklines. Just imagine…

O’Keeffe O’Clock New York City street scenes meet oversize flowers and the American West in a sweeping survey of Georgia O’Keeffe’s epic work


Once upon a Time in Hollywood: A Novel

by Quentin Tarantino
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The Hero’s Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna

by Tim Parks
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The Wave of the Future Is Female Tracing the male-dominated history of surfing to its women-wave-rider roots

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In Memoriam

Richard David Story (1952–2021)

Issue No. 103
July 3, 2021
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Issue No. 103
July 3, 2021