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Black Robe, White Knuckles Justice Breyer’s refusal to retire is not just annoying—it’s a harsh reminder that we always put our own interests above society’s

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He Said, She Said The socialite who shot a police officer in Belize is out of jail and under siege

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The Lady Vanishes Charged with a fraudulent $1.3 million art deal, a millennial, private-jet-hopping grifter is now heading to prison

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Fool’s Paradigm Gloomy Gus, Shrinking Violet, and friends mourn the death of Good-Time Charlie

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Locks, Sex, and Two Smoking Barrels During shooting season in the U.K., the most coveted “birds” are bagged at night

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Fussy Eaters Are Bad in Bed And other curious news about these strange days …

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Life on the Orient Express

The first photographic exhibition by the Orient Express Endowment Fund distinguishes fact from fiction as it examines the evidence of this near-mythical service, which in the 19th century opened up routes between Europe and the Middle East and in the 20th became the setting for Agatha Christie’s mystery novel and, later, Sidney Lumet’s film adaptation. READ ON

Traveling in style.

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Beyond the Infinite—and Back How 2001: A Space Odyssey’s long-lost lunar lander found its way to L.A.’s new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

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“If we just hold our nerve, poorly lit homes filled with clutter will become ‘a thing.’”

A Busy Week of Bad Behavior From Andrew Cuomo to British grifters to sexcapades at country estates, we cover it all in this week’s podcast

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Eat, Pray, Eat British food writer Sophie Grigson relocates to Puglia, to delicious effect

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Ons Jabeur The young Tunisian tennis pro is gunning for a Grand Slam and paving the way for more of Africa’s rising stars

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Watch The Chair The Netflix series starring Sandra Oh isn’t about a death-row execution but something almost as bad: becoming the chairman… Shop Cart-House Based in Bristol, U.K., husband-and-wife team Ben and Cathryn Bailey sell simple, well-designed furniture, the type they’d like… Melanie Griffith in a scene from the film ‘The Bonfire of the Vanities’, 1990. Listen The Plot Thickens After her multi-week break from shooting The Bonfire of the Vanities, Melanie Griffith arrived back on set with brand-new… Wear Kassl Editions There’s a lot to be said for doing one thing exceptionally well. Enter Kassl, a brand founded in 2018 by a coterie of Europeans who were… Restore 111 Skin Face masks and self-care products did a booming trade over the last year and a half, in particular disposable South Korean–style… Lounge Anna Quan You probably know by now that we love a ribbed knit, but surely you can’t hold that against us. Australian designer Anna Quan Watch The Chair The Netflix series starring Sandra Oh isn’t about a death-row execution but something almost as bad: becoming the chairman… Shop Cart-House Based in Bristol, U.K., husband-and-wife team Ben and Cathryn Bailey sell simple, well-designed furniture, the type they’d like… Melanie Griffith in a scene from the film ‘The Bonfire of the Vanities’, 1990. Listen The Plot Thickens After her multi-week break from shooting The Bonfire of the Vanities, Melanie Griffith arrived back on set with brand-new… Wear Kassl Editions There’s a lot to be said for doing one thing exceptionally well. Enter Kassl, a brand founded in 2018 by a coterie of Europeans who were… Restore 111 Skin Face masks and self-care products did a booming trade over the last year and a half, in particular disposable South Korean–style… Lounge Anna Quan You probably know by now that we love a ribbed knit, but surely you can’t hold that against us. Australian designer Anna Quan

Gen X Marks the Spot Thirty years ago next month, Nirvana released Nevermind. Music was never the same

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Air Mail Jr.

Animal Attraction Joachim Schmeisser’s African-wildlife photographs pay homage to the magical creatures of Kenya’s Amboseli National Park


Afterparties

by Anthony Veasna So
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Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created Sunday in the Park with George

by James Lapine
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“I forget who, but he’s somebody’s kid.”

The King of Comedy Eight questions with David Steinberg, director of Seinfeld, Friends, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, whose new book looks back at the last five decades of comedy

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All Paths Lead to Rome What better way to see the Italian countryside than a walking safari that includes great food and quaint inns

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“It’s like I’ve been cyberbullying for so long that I forget how to do it in person.”

I had an aquarium when I was a child, but I felt sad for the fish being so constrained. In a “Cubist” fish tank, my creatures have total freedom.
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In Memoriam

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Issue No. 109
August 14, 2021
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Issue No. 109
August 14, 2021