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Issue No. 107

The View from Here The Taliban can seize power in Afghanistan again, but this time they can’t turn off the lights

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Prophet of the Golden Bull How did a Bible-reading, Trump-supporting 65-year-old woman become Wall Street’s hottest stock picker?

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King Leer Why would disgraced monarch Juan Carlos of Spain spy on his ex-mistress? The drama continues …

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My Favorite Things Elizabeth Saltzman, the acclaimed Hollywood stylist and veteran fashion editor, believes “we all need to buy less, buy better.” Herewith, a few of her favorite go-to things

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Booby Trap Lulu Lakatos allegedly posed as a gem expert, swapping $5.8 million in diamonds for seven pebbles at a Mayfair jeweler

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COVID Social Cues Soirées, Ascot, and gossip about the new U.S. ambassador are back—but with a ping, not a bang

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Donald Trump, Wedding Crasher We can only imagine how brides react to seeing him at Mar-a-Lago

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Scarlett Johansson Has Women Seeing Red And other curious news about these strange days …

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“Wow—he can walk on hot coals without even posting that he’s walking on hot coals.”

A Bug’s Life In the fight to save the planet, the extraordinary lives of insects are going overlooked

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Designing Woman Julia Haart, the star of My Unorthodox Life, discusses how she rebuilt her life starting at age 43

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Splendors in the Grass

When Britain announced its first lockdown, the art collector, curator, and dealer Michael Hue-Williams was at his 50-acre estate in Little Milton, Oxfordshire. “I was sitting in my office, looking at this incredibly beautiful garden,” he tells me on the phone, “and thought, God, I could put it to use.” But what use? Obviously, an art park! READ ON

Erwin Wurm’s Fat Convertible gets comfortable at Albion Fields, a new sculpture park opening in the English countryside.

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Gold Standards Yachts, mansions, Qianlong-dynasty vases … Does anyone live quite as lavishly as these Hong Kong actresses?

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Billy Howle
Alongside The Crown’s Josh O’Connor and Normal People’s Paul Mescal, the actor leads a new generation of self-made stars

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“I’m sorry, but the correct answer is not ‘I’m sorry if you feel offended.’”

A Woman Apart

If you’ve never heard of the woman in the title—and most haven’t—The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson could spark an infatuation with a larger-than-life heroine who stood barely five feet tall in heels and fancy hats. Premiering at the Glimmerglass Festival on August 5, Sandra Seaton’s new “play with music” celebrates a classical soprano who, when her own dreams were dashed, made a bigger dream come true for her people. READ ON

Revolutionary classical soprano Mary Cardwell Dawson. A musical play based on her life premieres at the Glimmerglass Festival, near Cooperstown, New York, next week.

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The Gray Ladies Watch out, Gen Z—a new crop of over-40 influencers is out to conquer the industry

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Swim Cupshe Are we accustomed to purchasing swimwear on Amazon? No, but after weeks—nay, months—of perusing the truly comical offerings… Watch Deutschland 83 With its nostalgic soundtrack of 80s synth pop and archival news footage flickering across the characters’ wood-paneled television sets… Polish Tenoverten Nail-polish remover seems like one of those things easily found at your neighborhood Duane Reade. And yet, after years of struggling… Learn Tumble Leaf If you’re looking for a TV show that will stimulate young minds without numbing yours, try Tumble Leaf. Each episode begins with… Shop Carey Lowell We loved her as a model, we loved her as an actress, but we really love Carey Lowell as a ceramist. It turns out that Lowell has had a thing… Stay The Tawny The owners of the Tawny hotel—located on the fringes of the Peak District National Park, in rural Staffordshire, U.K.—have spent… Swim Cupshe Are we accustomed to purchasing swimwear on Amazon? No, but after weeks—nay, months—of perusing the truly comical offerings… Watch Deutschland 83 With its nostalgic soundtrack of 80s synth pop and archival news footage flickering across the characters’ wood-paneled television sets… Polish Tenoverten Nail-polish remover seems like one of those things easily found at your neighborhood Duane Reade. And yet, after years of struggling… Learn Tumble Leaf If you’re looking for a TV show that will stimulate young minds without numbing yours, try Tumble Leaf. Each episode begins with… Shop Carey Lowell We loved her as a model, we loved her as an actress, but we really love Carey Lowell as a ceramist. It turns out that Lowell has had a thing… Stay The Tawny The owners of the Tawny hotel—located on the fringes of the Peak District National Park, in rural Staffordshire, U.K.—have spent…
“Yup, looks like your bookcase is full. You might want to start thinking about getting a new one.”

The Money Shot Scottish photographer Albert Watson reveals the stories behind his best work


The Irish Assassins: Conspiracy, Revenge, and the Phoenix Park Murders that Stunned Victorian England

by Julie Kavanagh
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Indians: A Brief History of a Civilization

by Namit Arora
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Air Mail Jr.

Oedipus Complex Inside the mind of Thomas Gilbert Jr., the Upper East Side golden boy who killed his own father

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On a recent visit to New York’s Hudson Valley, I watched a rainstorm pass over the mountains as I was driving. As soon as I got back to my hotel, I made three small watercolors from memory, this one being the best.
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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 Shireen Mohyi Elinor Schneider Roxy Solis

Art Director

Paloma Huerre

Columnists

Cazzie David Emma Freud Lisa Henricksson
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 Alex Oliveira

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

Interns

Gasper Tringale-White Jenna Kim Kausaur Fahimuddin Nicole Matthias Ariella Paradise

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. 107
July 31, 2021
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Issue No. 107
July 31, 2021