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Issue No. 171

The View from Here Liz Truss’s catastrophic 45 days as British prime minister have set the stage for a Tarantino-like face-off for her replacement. Brexit-stung Europeans look on in bemusement

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The Apocalypse in Charts Published 50 years ago, the Club of Rome’s bracing and best-selling environmental report, The Limits to Growth, changed the way we think—if not the way we live

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Who Are You Calling a “Bimbo”? On the latest episode of Archetypes, Meghan Markle meets serious businesswoman Paris Hilton for a serious conversation about serious issues

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A Brief History of Yuval Noah Harari “We should never underestimate human stupidity,” warns the author of Sapiens, the runaway best-seller and one of Barack Obama’s favorite books

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Making Arrangements AIR MAIL and Métier team up on a collection of timeless travel companions

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My Favorite Things Since launching her eponymous collection, in 2015, Sophie Buhai has become known for her timeless, resolutely refined gold-vermeil chains and beaded stone bracelets. In our latest Guest Edit, the Los Angeles–based designer shares the objects she can’t live without

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Welcome to Craft-Girl Autumn Knitting, embroidering, crocheting … this fall, Grandma’s favorite pastimes are a new generation’s go-to

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Eye of the Beholder Spooky season ushers in a spate of hair-raising procedures and products that promise to treat some and trick the rest. Which will it be for our intrepid beauty columnist?

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Along Came Marilyn A newly discovered letter by Arthur Miller about his young bride, Marilyn Monroe, reveals the playwright’s rookie mistake: marrying a bombshell blonde he barely knew

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In Bed with the Oligarchs Why is a British businessman and member of the eminent Bonham-Carter clan in custody and facing extradition to the U.S.?

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Notes from New York’s Independent-Film Scene The director Michael Almereyda discusses working with Ethan Hawke, Sam Shepard, and David Lynch

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The Woke Mob Because intersectional justice is a dish best served cold

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Healing on the High Seas Designed to support the “emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of today’s modern traveller,” Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop cruise cost around $1 billion to build, and it’s ready to set sail

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Controversy over The Crown (the Show, Not Charles) And other strange news about these curious days …

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Serve Ghia x Sophie Lou Jacobsen I’m a devoted fan of the non-alcoholic aperitif Ghia for several reasons. To start, it’s a delicious and… Shape Sania’s Brow Bar It’s a confusing time to style eyebrows. While some people have stayed devoted to the natural-brow trend, others have embraced the 90s’ Dry Autumn Sonata Perhaps the least desirable item to buy vintage: bath towels. Lilli Elias, an archivist based in Amsterdam, has sourced vintage patterns Maggie Roche Listen Kin Ya See That Sun Terre Roche’s charming Kin Ya See That Sun project—a limited-edition book and CD of live recordings and outtakes—looks back on the… Read Guest Register In 1975, portrait photographer Penny Wolin moved from her hometown of Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Los Angeles, landing in… Sparkle Prada If Miuccia Prada is involved, it’s worth the wait. At long last, Prada has launched its first fine-jewelry collection: Eternal Gold Serve Ghia x Sophie Lou Jacobsen I’m a devoted fan of the non-alcoholic aperitif Ghia for several reasons. To start, it’s a delicious and… Shape Sania’s Brow Bar It’s a confusing time to style eyebrows. While some people have stayed devoted to the natural-brow trend, others have embraced the 90s’ Dry Autumn Sonata Perhaps the least desirable item to buy vintage: bath towels. Lilli Elias, an archivist based in Amsterdam, has sourced vintage patterns Maggie Roche Listen Kin Ya See That Sun Terre Roche’s charming Kin Ya See That Sun project—a limited-edition book and CD of live recordings and outtakes—looks back on the… Read Guest Register In 1975, portrait photographer Penny Wolin moved from her hometown of Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Los Angeles, landing in… Sparkle Prada If Miuccia Prada is involved, it’s worth the wait. At long last, Prada has launched its first fine-jewelry collection: Eternal Gold

Something’s Cooking Near Windsor Castle Woven, in the Coworth Park hotel, redefines how good a hotel restaurant can be

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Hugh Bonneville Spills the Beans Who knew Paddington Bear had a substance-abuse problem?

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Kerry Condon After two decades focused on her craft, the actress has suddenly become the talk of Hollywood with her role in Martin McDonagh’s latest film

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Small Talk
“It’s just that I’m more of a ‘Fade, weep, disengage’ kind of person.”

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Hundreds of pieces are on view in “A Chair and You,” including, clockwise from top left, Stefan Wewerka’s Classroom Chair (1971), Boris Dennler’s Siège Radiateur (2012), Maarten Baas’s Dining Chair (2007), and Philipp Aduatz’s Melting Chair (2011).

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When Robert Wilson was a child in the 1950s, he visited his Uncle Sherrod’s white adobe house in New Mexico and was amazed by the elegance of a wooden chair positioned next to a floor mattress and ceramic pots. Later, one Christmas, his uncle gave him the tall, narrow chair. When Wilson was 17, he recalls, Sherrod’s son wrote him to say that “his father had given me a chair and it was his.” Wilson gave it back. READ ON


This Sam Adams Is for You Eight questions with Stacy Schiff, biographer of everyone from Cleopatra to Nabokov’s wife, Véra, about her latest subject: Samuel Adams

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Poster Boy The illustrator Paul Davis’s subtly Surrealist posters for theaters, movies, and museums get their own show in Italy


Sleeping Beauty, Re-awakened The Vienna State Ballet’s new production of the fairy tale adds substance to the gossamer world

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Books

The Women of Rothschild: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Famous Dynasty

by Natalie Livingstone
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The Passenger and Stella Maris

by Cormac McCarthy
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A Woman for All Seasons Angela Lansbury was a loyal friend, a generous castmate, and a surprisingly good baker

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Small Talk
“See what happens when you leave party hats lying around the yard?”

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“Mám strach. Přicházejí potíže.” (I worry. Trouble is coming.) In 1938, Hitler annexed the Sudetenland, part of Czechoslovakia—like Putin has done in Ukraine—and rolled into the rest of the country in 1939. So a middle-aged citizen in a nice big coat in the winter of 1938 could well imagine that trouble was on the way.
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Issue No. 171
October 22, 2022
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Issue No. 171
October 22, 2022