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Issue No. 132

The View from Here Remembering fashion’s caped crusader

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The Talented Dr. Gray As priceless heirlooms disappeared from the homes of Newport bluebloods and Georgetown ambassadors, Lawrence Gray remained above suspicion—and on the guest list

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Club d’État Will Boris Johnson’s favorite schmoozy club become the seat of his downfall?

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Disappearing Act The filmmaker behind Made You Look on why 2022 is poised to be the biggest year yet for art forgery and fraud

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Carbonate Spärkel If you’ve resolved to replace sugary sodas with sparkling water this year, Spärkel has you covered. In 2017, dissatisfied with… Edi Gathegi Watch StartUp Bitcoin was already seven years old and Elizabeth Holmes at the start of her downward spiral when StartUp, a suspenseful crime thriller… Paul SimonPaul Simon in concert at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, New York, USA - 22 Sep 2018 Listen Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul Simon If you came away from The Beatles: Get Back wanting to ask… Eat Thaimee Love On Lower Manhattan’s Houston Street, chef Hong Thaimee welcomes culinary thrill seekers into her living room. Technically, it’s her latest… Stomp Legres The boot-pant relationship is a tricky one, although for a while skinny jeans made the whole proposition easier. But now that they have been usurped… Smell Rimbaud To some generations, Arthur Rimbaud was best known as a daring (if quasi-obscure) French poet. To others—namely, more recent ones—Rimbaud may… Carbonate Spärkel If you’ve resolved to replace sugary sodas with sparkling water this year, Spärkel has you covered. In 2017, dissatisfied with… Edi Gathegi Watch StartUp Bitcoin was already seven years old and Elizabeth Holmes at the start of her downward spiral when StartUp, a suspenseful crime thriller… Paul SimonPaul Simon in concert at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, New York, USA - 22 Sep 2018 Listen Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul Simon If you came away from The Beatles: Get Back wanting to ask… Eat Thaimee Love On Lower Manhattan’s Houston Street, chef Hong Thaimee welcomes culinary thrill seekers into her living room. Technically, it’s her latest… Stomp Legres The boot-pant relationship is a tricky one, although for a while skinny jeans made the whole proposition easier. But now that they have been usurped… Smell Rimbaud To some generations, Arthur Rimbaud was best known as a daring (if quasi-obscure) French poet. To others—namely, more recent ones—Rimbaud may…
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Living Large Peek inside the magnificent English estates that star in The Crown and Bridgerton

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My Favorite Things British-born American journalist Daisy Prince is intimately familiar with the newsmakers, troublemakers, and social mainstays of certain rarefied circles on both sides of the Atlantic. Herewith, the AIR MAIL Editor at Large shares the finds that appeal to her most today

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In Paris, Breadlines Are Drawn And other curious news about these strange days …

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Cars with Seoul Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group has spent decades becoming the world’s third-largest car-maker. Suddenly, they seem poised to take first place

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Yves Saint Laurent, Six Ways

Yves Saint Laurent was a dreamer, born in the summer—on August 1, 1936—in the French colony of Algeria. As a boy he happily spent his time designing dresses for his mother and re-creating theater in his comfortable family home. When Catholic school and its bullies were too much for him, the young Saint Laurent escaped through the pages of Vogue into a fantasy of Paris, fashion, beauty, and light. He would soon become one of the greatest fashion designers of the 20th century. As the sun sets on his living memory, a sweeping exhibition further weaves the legend of Yves Saint Laurent into the life of Paris and its art. READ ON

Yves Saint Laurent, in a Picasso frame of mind.

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Seeing Green The Cousteau family gets into the cannabis business

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Tech Crunches It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … Jeff Bezos? Our resident beauty guru investigates the Amazon billionaire’s burgeoning superhero physique

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“Frankenstein is my father’s name. Please, call me Monster.”

Chamberlain Revisited

An acclaimed novelist sets out to redeem Britain’s most reviled prime minister and negotiates a Netflix film starring Jeremy Irons along the way
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André Leon Talley, in His Own Words … and His Friends’ This week’s podcast looks at the legacy of a true original

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“We’ve concluded that an alarming percentage of the population are experiencing involuntary eye-rolling at the word ‘inclusion.’”

Sophie Thatcher At just 21, the Yellowjackets star turns to the Force with a part in The Book of Boba Fett

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Pop Royalty Little-known paintings by Dame Vera Lynn, “the Forces’ Sweetheart,” whose songs buoyed morale during World War II, go on display in her hometown

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Air Mail Jr.

Joan Is Okay

by Weike Wang
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The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation

by Rosemary Sullivan
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Murder, They Wrote

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“It turns out he’s been speaking in word salad all along. He was able to hide it during his lengthy career as an art critic.”

Lorraine Hansberry’s Other Half A new book explores the role of Robert Nemiroff in the success of Lorraine Hansberry, the force behind A Raisin in the Sun with Sidney Poitier

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Jody Gibson. Or, to Some of You Cads, “Babydol” In the 90s, she ran Hollywood’s most elite—and, perhaps, most expensive—prostitution ring

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Gossiping with Ghosts

Find comfort in conversations with the spirits you’ve been avoiding all these years, and in songs from Them, John Doe, Etta James, the Carpenters, and more

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Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, was one of the most hauntingly beautiful and stylish women of the 20th century (sexual proclivities aside). I can’t wait to see her embodied by Claire Foy in A Very British Scandal.
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Ashley Baker Chris Garrett Michael Hainey Nathan King Julia Vitale

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Angela Panichi

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John Tornow

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Arts Intel Report Editor

Laura Jacobs

Features Editor

Ash Carter

Executive Editor

David Foxley

Photo Director

Ann Schneider

Associate Editors

Elena Clavarino Jensen Davis Coco Paul-Henriot Jacob Robbins Elinor Schneider Roxy Solis

Art Director

Paloma Huerre

Columnists

Cazzie David Emma Freud Lisa Henricksson
Walter Isaacson Pico Iyer Rachel Johnson
John Lahr Jonathan Margolis Douglas McGrath
Linda Wells James Wolcott

Writers at Large

Lili Anolik Joseph Bullmore Vassi Chamberlain William D. Cohan Rich Cohen Stuart Heritage George Kalogerakis Sam Kashner Alexander Lobrano Alexandra Marshall

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

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Monika Camara Batista

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Brooks Oakley Justin Rubaloff Sade Singleton

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Georgia Karakostas

Financial & Business Operations

Marc Leyer

Chief Strategy Adviser

Adam Mendelsohn

In Memoriam

Richard David Story Peter Bogdanovich André Leon Talley

Issue No. 132
January 22, 2022
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Issue No. 132
January 22, 2022