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Issue No. 113

How Soon We Forgot “Never Forget” Twenty years on from September 11, and days after slinking out of Kabul in the dead of night, where are we as a nation?

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A Pinch of Blood After years of anticipation, former Theranos C.E.O. Elizabeth Holmes goes on trial for an alleged fraud of epic proportions

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Murdaugh Mystery Why do people in and around a powerful Southern family keep dying?

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Not So Normal People The characters in Sally Rooney’s latest novel are worlds apart from the Deuxmoi-obsessed millennials to whom it’s catered. We’ll all read it anyway

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“O.K., don’t answer immediately. Just let the idea wash over you: The Real Housewives of Kepler-452b.”
Air Supply

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My Favorite Things Linda Wells, the founding editor of Allure magazine, has earned a reputation for providing her honest take on everything from fashion to business. It’s a quality that’s long endeared her to legions of loyal readers and customers as well. This week, Wells brings her unmatched beauty expertise to AIR MAIL

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Inside Man Mansoor Adayfi, who was just 18 when he was sent to Guantánamo for a crime he didn’t commit, reveals the twisted inner workings of the Cuban prison

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Pay-Per-View Prince Yet another scandal rocks the British monarchy as Prince Charles’s closest aide is accused of trading knighthoods for charitable donations

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From Fleabag to Moneybags: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Cashes In And other curious news about these strange days …

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Missing.

The Fraud That Defines Our Times What you need to know as the Theranos–Elizabeth Holmes trial gets underway

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Exit, Pursued by a Prince Amid rumors of a third love child and Charlene’s extended stay in South Africa, has Prince Albert’s marriage finally come to an end?

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Dream Machine

Salvador Dalí, the flamboyant Spanish master of melting watches and fiery visions, may be the most well known of all Surrealists. But it is the cool, disarmingly deadpan still lifes, portraits, landscapes, and interiors of René Magritte, born in Belgium in 1898 (six years before the birth of Dalí), that live and breathe in popular culture and the collective imagination. READ ON

Wandering eyes: René Magritte’s Shéhérazade, 1950, included in a major exhibition on the artist opening next week in Madrid.

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Drew Tarver and Heléne Yorke in The Other Two (2019) Watch The Other Two Television shows that pummel viewers with pop-culture references and in-jokes tend to be tedious and try-hard. But the newly released… Light Isamu Noguchi There is no better way to convince someone that overhead lights are too harsh than with Isamu Noguchi’s table lamps. Noguchi… Sip Kimino Drinks In a world where seemingly every beverage is infused with the latest elixir, Kimino Drinks reminds us that simpler is often better… 990…SAUL STEUNBERG and GAYFRYD STEINBERG Listen The Just Enough Family Liz Lange is the clothing designer known for introducing fashion and sex appeal to maternity wear… Walk Malone Souliers We suppose we could march into fall in last season’s boots. But at a moment when putting one’s best foot forward has rarely been… Sparkle Tiffany & Co. x Arsham Studio There’s a lot going on at Tiffany & Co. these days. First up, a new collection called Tiffany Knot, inspired by… Drew Tarver and Heléne Yorke in The Other Two (2019) Watch The Other Two Television shows that pummel viewers with pop-culture references and in-jokes tend to be tedious and try-hard. But the newly released… Light Isamu Noguchi There is no better way to convince someone that overhead lights are too harsh than with Isamu Noguchi’s table lamps. Noguchi… Sip Kimino Drinks In a world where seemingly every beverage is infused with the latest elixir, Kimino Drinks reminds us that simpler is often better… 990…SAUL STEUNBERG and GAYFRYD STEINBERG Listen The Just Enough Family Liz Lange is the clothing designer known for introducing fashion and sex appeal to maternity wear… Walk Malone Souliers We suppose we could march into fall in last season’s boots. But at a moment when putting one’s best foot forward has rarely been… Sparkle Tiffany & Co. x Arsham Studio There’s a lot going on at Tiffany & Co. these days. First up, a new collection called Tiffany Knot, inspired by…

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Salone Selectives After a long delay, Milan Design Week returns to show the world that Italians really do it better

“Left the gun, but took an improv class.”
Air Mail Jr.

Phillipa Soo She originated the role of Eliza Hamilton in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit. Now the American actress is branching out

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Curtain Up on a New Era The Lyric Opera of Chicago’s incoming music director, Enrique Mazzola, strives for golden-age excellence—and a new populism

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A Tall Order Photographs by Joe Woolhead chronicle the demise of the World Trade Center and the building of the new one


Eight Days in May: The Final Collapse of the Third Reich

by Volker Ullrich, translated by Jefferson Chase
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Bewilderment

by Richard Powers
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The Eye of the Needle Young dressmakers deported to Auschwitz turned a fashion salon into a hub of resistance

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In Memoriam

Richard David Story (1952–2021)

Issue No. 113
September 11, 2021
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Issue No. 113
September 11, 2021