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Blood in the Water Elizabeth Holmes’s high-tech blood-testing company, Theranos, made her a paper billionaire—until she and it were alleged to be frauds. Now the trial that has Silicon Valley sweating is about to begin

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The Hamptons’ Secret Shame Why do some of the most expensive homes in the country surround one of its most polluted lakes?

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The Mysterious Mr. Guston

The 1970s did funny things to Philip Guston. Had he died in 1969, art history would remember him as one of the most delicately refined painters in the American canon, and a leading light of the New York School—something like the moon to Jackson Pollock’s blazing sun. Instead, he made it to 1980, long enough to complete an entire second career’s worth of art that has all the delicate refinement of truck-stop graffiti. READ ON

Philip Guston’s 1969 self-portrait, The Studio, which museums last year deemed too troubling to display, is at the center of an exhibition opening Thursday at Hauser & Wirth New York.

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My Favorite Things Since Indré Rockefeller co-founded Paravel, the travel-accessories brand with an eye toward sustainability, in 2016, the company has become the first 100 percent sustainable travel brand, and is Climate Neutral–certified. Herewith, Rockefeller spotlights four eco-friendly items

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More Photos, Please! Paparazzi got a terrible rap in the Diana and Britney years. So why are stars still seeking them out?

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White Man for the Job Jeremy Clarkson gets out the Farrow & Ball. Sort of …

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The Club That Welcomes Crashers London’s Goldfish Club has been a tight brotherhood for years. Does Clint Eastwood want to join?

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Read Graphic Life Some people may subscribe to the idea that bad design is more noticeable than good design, but then those people are not familiar… Peep @zillowgonewild Thanks to the tireless work of the people scanning Zillow, the online real-estate marketplace, there’s an Instagram account… Watch Small Town News KPVM Pahrump You could be forgiven for not knowing about Pahrump, Nevada. Located 62 miles west of Las Vegas… Layer Zegna It’s not coat weather—yet—but a warm layer will soon be in order, especially as fall nights grow increasingly chilly. Zegna has an inspired… Carry Gucci Some fashion-lovers, romanced by thoughts of trenches and tweeds, welcome the advent of fall. We’re not quite there yet… June 17, 2014 -Twenty years ago, The O.J. Simpson ”white Bronco” chase captivated the nation and was watched by 95 million TV viewers nationwide. O.J. Simpson was arrested in 1994 on charges of killing his ex-wife and her friend, until he was acquitted 15 months later. PICTURED: June 17, 1994 - Highway Patrol cars give chase to OJ SIMPSON’s white Ford Bronco on the 91 freeway westbound, driven by friend A.C. Cowlings. When he returns to his home on Rockingham, Simpson is taken into custody. Listen History of the 90’s For a few months in June 1994, O. J. Simpson and Erik Menendez were neighbors. Erik and his brother, Lyle, Read Graphic Life Some people may subscribe to the idea that bad design is more noticeable than good design, but then those people are not familiar… Peep @zillowgonewild Thanks to the tireless work of the people scanning Zillow, the online real-estate marketplace, there’s an Instagram account… Watch Small Town News KPVM Pahrump You could be forgiven for not knowing about Pahrump, Nevada. Located 62 miles west of Las Vegas… Layer Zegna It’s not coat weather—yet—but a warm layer will soon be in order, especially as fall nights grow increasingly chilly. Zegna has an inspired… Carry Gucci Some fashion-lovers, romanced by thoughts of trenches and tweeds, welcome the advent of fall. We’re not quite there yet… June 17, 2014 -Twenty years ago, The O.J. Simpson ”white Bronco” chase captivated the nation and was watched by 95 million TV viewers nationwide. O.J. Simpson was arrested in 1994 on charges of killing his ex-wife and her friend, until he was acquitted 15 months later. PICTURED: June 17, 1994 - Highway Patrol cars give chase to OJ SIMPSON’s white Ford Bronco on the 91 freeway westbound, driven by friend A.C. Cowlings. When he returns to his home on Rockingham, Simpson is taken into custody. Listen History of the 90’s For a few months in June 1994, O. J. Simpson and Erik Menendez were neighbors. Erik and his brother, Lyle,

Hollywood’s Kitchen Table How did a 17-table restaurant become a clubhouse for everyone from Clooney to DiCaprio, Joni Mitchell to Quincy Jones? At Dan Tana’s, it isn’t the food …

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“There’s wicked, and then there’s just plain mean.”

Isaac Benigson The British artist’s colorful work made it to London’s Royal Academy of Arts before he graduated from high school

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Paging Picasso! A new book traces the painter’s life—Paris, women, wars, and all


The Way of the Jackal Before Edward Fox made the Jackal a household character, Frederick Forsyth wrote the book. Fifty years on, The Day of the Jackal still thrills

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Harlem Shuffle

by Colson Whitehead
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Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy

by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Murder, They Wrote

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“I’ve got a thousand C.E.O.’s telling me I’m crazy not to check out the competition.”

The Wonderful Wizard of Dyson Eight questions with the inventor James Dyson, who has a new memoir, on electric cars and the thinking behind the $399 hair dryer

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In Memoriam

Richard David Story (1952–2021)

Issue No. 112
September 4, 2021
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Issue No. 112
September 4, 2021