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Issue No. 129

The View from Here Good-bye to all that

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For Meta or Worse Big Tech is becoming the government. Can anyone rein in Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Co.?

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Stars and Stripes For three decades, a zebra-patterned banquette at the El Morocco put you at the center of New York nightlife—as long as you were on the right side of the room

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Bowie’s Back A never-before-released David Bowie album hits the airwaves

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Wear Extreme Cashmere The Amsterdam-based designers of Extreme Cashmere have a not-so-modest proposition: Cashmere is more than a fabric—it’s a lifestyle… Sow Brunello Cucinelli Despite what the weather suggests, spring isn’t all that far off. Those who have already ordered their annuals know the importance… Eat CaviAIR Perish the thought that any Air Mail reader is not a caviar expert. However, if you were, say, “asking for a friend”… Send Clementina Sketchbook Even though Clementina Zegna is a millennial, she’s committed to old-fashioned letters… Play Priorities If you really want to get to know someone, play a board game with them—watching someone guess, bluff, argue, or accuse a loved one… Brew Baratza Electric Coffee Grinder In two and a half years, my Baratza Encore electric coffee grinder has endured six moves… Wear Extreme Cashmere The Amsterdam-based designers of Extreme Cashmere have a not-so-modest proposition: Cashmere is more than a fabric—it’s a lifestyle… Sow Brunello Cucinelli Despite what the weather suggests, spring isn’t all that far off. Those who have already ordered their annuals know the importance… Eat CaviAIR Perish the thought that any Air Mail reader is not a caviar expert. However, if you were, say, “asking for a friend”… Send Clementina Sketchbook Even though Clementina Zegna is a millennial, she’s committed to old-fashioned letters… Play Priorities If you really want to get to know someone, play a board game with them—watching someone guess, bluff, argue, or accuse a loved one… Brew Baratza Electric Coffee Grinder In two and a half years, my Baratza Encore electric coffee grinder has endured six moves…
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My Favorite Things Richard Christiansen, founder of the Chandelier Creative agency, recently channeled his passions into the debut of Flamingo Estate, his hilltop idyll in L.A. and the name of his new home-and-garden brand. Here are a few items of particular interest to him right now

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Born to Sing Verdi Hawaiian star baritone Quinn Kelsey anchors the Met’s new Rigoletto

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Blake Slatkin The young music producer has collaborated with Justin Bieber, the Kid LAROI, and Lil Nas X on top hits

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The Only Podcast You Need Tune out the world and tune in to great conversation

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“If you work hard, exploit your employees, take advantage of a pandemic, use loopholes to avoid taxes, and hoard your wealth, you can someday, in an act of extreme self-indulgent, meaningless vanity, be an astronaut.”

Landing Gear Zen is the head that wears this crown; videoconferencing hardware with Hollywood ambitions; a wildlife-observation device for the birds; and more

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Winged Victory How did designer and curator Alex Eagle end up at the epicenter of London cool?

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On Track for a Great Escape Six epic train trips you need to take in 2022

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Masters of Disguise Stéphan Gladieu’s enchanting photos explore a spiritual West African masquerade of epic proportions


The Vanished Collection

by Pauline Baer de Perignon
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The Radical Potter: The Life and Times of Josiah Wedgwood

by Tristram Hunt
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It’s Robert Welch’s World—We’re Just Living in It How the relatively unknown American conservative shaped our society more than anyone else

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“Clown pirates!! Whatever you do, don’t underestimate their numbers!!”
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Island Time

Cool down the pace in the New Year with Jamaican music from Dennis Brown, Sly & Robbie, Popcaan, and more

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In Memoriam

Richard David Story (1952–2021)

Issue No. 129
January 1, 2022
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Issue No. 129
January 1, 2022