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Issue No. 172

Behind the Palace Curtain A new season of The Crown, a scathing nonfiction account, the tell-all memoir from Prince Harry himself—there is no shortage of ways to take in the royal family, but none are flattering

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Gulag for the Glitterati The arrest of a socialite known to some as “Moscow’s Truman Capotski”—and the flight of Putin’s own goddaughter—signals a purge of the Kremlin-coddled plutocracy

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Billion-Dollar Babies When a plush-toy tycoon with a real-estate fetish bumps up against Bill Gates, hospitality goes out the window

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The Power and the Tory He’s the youngest British prime minister of the modern era. She’s thought to be wealthier than King Charles. Meet the U.K.’s newest power couple

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Burgher vs. Burger Running four profitable McDonald’s franchises in Germany is no fairy tale for Princess von Hessen, who accuses the fast-food chain of bizarre, McMafia-like scare tactics

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Daddy Issues In her new memoir, Emmanuelle Seigner attempts to re-frame her husband, Roman Polanski, as a doting spouse and father. But even the French aren’t buying it

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Our Favorite Things Chris Mitchell and Pilar Guzmán, the husband-and-wife partners behind the design guide Patina Modern, have transformed six run-down properties into warm, timeless homes. In our latest Guest Edit, the interiors enthusiasts reveal their favorite finds of the moment

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Sound and Vision A new way to amplify your life’s soundtrack; the Mercedes of vacuum cleaners; a stargazing app for skeptics; and more

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Silver Vixens From Jane Fonda to Andie MacDowell, gray hair is taking over Hollywood, all thanks to one ambitious colorist who charges as much as $10,000 a head

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The Flimflam Man from Rogue Agent Gets Shipped Home And other strange news about these curious days …

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Wear Livotte London All too often, when designers attempt to revamp the basic T-shirt, they overcomplicate things. It can be tempting to add… Wear LORO PIANA If we could choose only one collection to live in for the entire winter season, it would be the new Cocooning range from Loro Piana. There are… Kevin Rowland Listen Too-Rye-Aye (As It Should Have Sounded) “You haven’t heard the last of them,” Homer Simpson once said of Dexys Midnight Runners Shop Screaming Mimis For 11 months out of the year, Screaming Mimis is a vintage haven. Known for its mix of costume pieces, retro steals, and one-of-a-kind… Shop Top Hat Top Hat, on the Lower East Side, is one of the few stores in Manhattan where every object for sale seems thoughtfully chosen… Dorothy Atkinson in Magpie Murders (2022) Watch Magpie Murders Watching Magpie Murders is like drinking a double-shot espresso: it’s jolting. Based on a novel by the British mystery writer… Wear Livotte London All too often, when designers attempt to revamp the basic T-shirt, they overcomplicate things. It can be tempting to add… Wear LORO PIANA If we could choose only one collection to live in for the entire winter season, it would be the new Cocooning range from Loro Piana. There are… Kevin Rowland Listen Too-Rye-Aye (As It Should Have Sounded) “You haven’t heard the last of them,” Homer Simpson once said of Dexys Midnight Runners Shop Screaming Mimis For 11 months out of the year, Screaming Mimis is a vintage haven. Known for its mix of costume pieces, retro steals, and one-of-a-kind… Shop Top Hat Top Hat, on the Lower East Side, is one of the few stores in Manhattan where every object for sale seems thoughtfully chosen… Dorothy Atkinson in Magpie Murders (2022) Watch Magpie Murders Watching Magpie Murders is like drinking a double-shot espresso: it’s jolting. Based on a novel by the British mystery writer…

The Height of His Powers Restaurateur Ignacio Mattos has long exerted a pull over downtown New York’s stylish set. Now they’re all flocking to Corner Bar

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The Biggest Designer You’ve Never Heard Of For decades, Sabyasachi Mukherjee has dressed Bollywood’s stars and India’s wealthiest families. Now he’s betting on a new market: New York

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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Based on the best-selling book of the same name, and with unprecedented access to secret military archives, a new BBC drama tells how a group of maverick officers formed the S.A.S. in the darkest days of World War II

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Handy Halloween Hacks With a few minor tweaks, you can recycle an old costume into something more timely

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Will Prince Harry Spare King Charles? On this week’s podcast, Stuart Heritage reveals why the royals dread Harry’s forthcoming book; and more

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High-Calorie Hero Good-bye, intermittent fasting. Manchester City’s star soccer player Erling Haaland fuels himself on a hearty 6,000-calorie-a-day diet of kebabs, pizza, lasagna, and cow intestine

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Mika Kol The Depop seller has amassed a cult following on the fashion-resale app, thanks to her diaristic clothing descriptions

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Forces of Nature The renowned photographer Karsh shot some of the 20th century’s most remarkable women

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“They keep talking about farm-to-table but I have yet to see an invitation.”

Ahoy for a Shipwreck In Houston, Louisa Muller directs a long-neglected operatic masterpiece

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“Tell us again about the time you were turned into a coach and drove a princess to a ball!”
Books

The Philosophy of Modern Song

by Bob Dylan
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Come Back in September: A Literary Education on West Sixty-Seventh Street, Manhattan

by Darryl Pinckney
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Murder, They Wrote

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Half Myth, Half Man The author of a new biography of Bo Jackson, an elusive star of both the N.F.L. and M.L.B., didn’t obtain his subject’s participation, but he got the next best thing: 720 original interviews

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Issue No. 172
October 29, 2022
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Issue No. 172
October 29, 2022