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Issue No. 130

The View from Here Farewell to a Hollywood original, an auteur with no hauteur

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Bloody Hands All Around Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty. But was justice served?

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Family Feud, Italian-Style An inheritance dispute featuring Roman nobles and a former Playboy centerfold sends a $534 million palazzo to the auction block

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Botany of a Murder England may be a nation of gardeners, but in the picturesque coastal town of Poole, trees have been dying under mysterious circumstances

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Instant Classic How to steal a million antiques

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Mackenzie Davis as Kirsten and Daniel Zovatto as the Prophet in Station Eleven Watch Station Eleven Unless they’re sweeping, fantastical epics, book-to-TV adaptations are hit or miss. Lean too heavy into the source material and you end up with… Listen Airpods Max For more than a year, Vogue has put the spotlight on pretty young girls—Lily-Rose Depp, Bella Hadid, Zoë Kravitz—who still wear wired Wear Michaela Buerger Apparently, we’re back in WFH territory. Zoomland. Sweatpants city. Fine, but this time we’re engaging in retail therapy… Wear Giorgio Armani Despite these trying times, things are looking very sunny over at Giorgio Armani. Those who are destined for far-flung warm-weather resorts… Prepare The L.A. Cookbook In 2001, for a glowing obituary of Spago’s original location on the Sunset Strip, a Los Angeles Times reporter wrote that… Jack Barsky writer and ex-spy in Stockholm, Sweden, April 3, 2018. Barsky is in Sweden to promote his autobiography Listen The Agent Even the creators of The Americans, the FX series about Soviet undercover spies in the Reagan era, didn’t know that, at the time, a real-life K.G.B. Mackenzie Davis as Kirsten and Daniel Zovatto as the Prophet in Station Eleven Watch Station Eleven Unless they’re sweeping, fantastical epics, book-to-TV adaptations are hit or miss. Lean too heavy into the source material and you end up with… Listen Airpods Max For more than a year, Vogue has put the spotlight on pretty young girls—Lily-Rose Depp, Bella Hadid, Zoë Kravitz—who still wear wired Wear Michaela Buerger Apparently, we’re back in WFH territory. Zoomland. Sweatpants city. Fine, but this time we’re engaging in retail therapy… Wear Giorgio Armani Despite these trying times, things are looking very sunny over at Giorgio Armani. Those who are destined for far-flung warm-weather resorts… Prepare The L.A. Cookbook In 2001, for a glowing obituary of Spago’s original location on the Sunset Strip, a Los Angeles Times reporter wrote that… Jack Barsky writer and ex-spy in Stockholm, Sweden, April 3, 2018. Barsky is in Sweden to promote his autobiography Listen The Agent Even the creators of The Americans, the FX series about Soviet undercover spies in the Reagan era, didn’t know that, at the time, a real-life K.G.B.

Eye of the Beholder In our age of ring-lit TikTok stars, masked mouths, and new brands such as Jenna Lyons’s LoveSeen, there’s no putting a lid on the fact that eyelashes—false, extended, treated, lifted—are having a moment

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My Favorite Things Since launching her label, in 2003, designer Nili Lotan has become renowned for her sophisticated yet highly wearable wardrobe staples beloved by Hollywood stars. Herewith, she offers up her picks of the moment

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Libertines of London These days, hedonism is even more infectious than Omicron

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Westward Hokum How did Taylor Sheridan spin Yellowstone into America’s top-rated drama?

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“There’s something you should know about me.”

Etel Adnan’s World

It’s not unusual for artists to have their moment after death, but to have their moment at the moment of death? This is the case for Etel Adnan, the inspiring artist-writer who died this winter at the age of 96. As her audience, many of us are just beginning to uncover her richly productive career, which spanned several decades and embodied a wide range of media, including paintings, drawings, films, tapestries, prose, poetry, and accordion-fold art books. She worked quietly and prolifically across continents and languages. READ ON

Le Poids du Monde 11, by Etel Adnan, painted five years before the Lebanese artist’s death, this past November.

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Dirty Rotten Scandal A “headless” man, a woman in pearls, louche aristocrats, a vast estate, early revenge porn, and one of the most shocking trials of postwar London. Now it’s a new mini-series starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany

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The Only Podcast You Need All the best listening for you in ’22—great views, conversations, stories, and more

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Brad Pitt Starts a Studio And other curious news about these strange days …

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“Fascinating. He ran on it the first few days, but now he’s just using it to hang his clothes.”
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“Satan? Oh, heavens, no! Satan was created by the marketing team to drive membership and sell energy drinks.”

Bethany Antonia At just 24, the British actress is starring in some of TV’s most watched shows

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The French Riviera, Revived A group of stately hotels—and one newsworthy newcomer—make the South of France more appealing than ever

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Witches and Wizards and Wonders, Oh My! Illustrations old and new bring the world of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to life


The French Connection What is it about gentleman-thief Arsène Lupin, Maurice Leblanc’s answer to Sherlock Holmes, that makes him so endlessly appealing?

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“I was thinking of something more pointy.”

Shackleton: The Biography

by Ranulph Fiennes
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The Steal: The Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped It

by Mark Bowden and Matthew Teague
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Mystery Woman Eight questions with crime writer Laura Lippman, whose new collection of psychological suspense stories is out this month

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Make Yourself Comfortable At a charming new hotel in Paris, disrobing is highly encouraged

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New Year’s Resoluteness

Songs for the hopeful and indefatigable, from the Impressions, the Persuasions, and the Bob Dylan

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Issue No. 130
January 8, 2022
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Issue No. 130
January 8, 2022