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Issue No. 181

The View from Here Being a travel writer means spreading envy for all to see

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100 Seconds to Midnight With Putin rattling his nuclear saber and Trump back on the campaign trail, even battle-hardened generals are gripped with atomic anxiety

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Paul Feig Knows a Good Martini The filmmaker behind Freaks and Geeks and Bridesmaids has re-invented himself as a cocktail connoisseur with a viral pandemic-drink-tutorial series, his own brand of gin, and, now, a book

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Reality Check A lunch with Andy Cohen leads to revelations about James Corden, the late-night-television orthodoxy, and much more in our new podcast, Table for Two with Bruce Bozzi

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My Favorite Things Kyle Hotchkiss Carone, the restaurateur behind New York’s American Bar, the revived Lambs Club, and, most recently, Holiday Bar, shares his must-haves, from crystal glassware to the vintage cookbook that inspires him most

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Peace in a Pod Work in private, in public! The most efficient turntable setup around! Cross your palm with silver! And more …

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Small Talk
“Go ahead, I can listen and text.”

The Brotherhood of the Bloody Heads A growing number of men are taking solo trips to Turkey—and returning with a lot more hair

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A Furshlugginer Great Boss The life of William M. Gaines, Mad magazine’s unmistakable publisher, was as large as the man himself

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It’s a Smaller World Those we lost in 2022—a special Disney remembrance

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Lighter than Air Albert Lamorisse’s 1956 short, “The Red Balloon,” is high art for all ages

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Sparkle Chanel No New Year’s Eve is complete without some glitz and glitter. Who better to turn to for the season’s de rigueur sparkling accent than… Moisturize Flamingo Estate Flamingo Estate may have its roots in the hills of Los Angeles, but this season, the wellness brand is extending its botanical bounty… Visit The Alpina Gstaad The Swiss do just about everything well, and hospitality and après-ski are certainly at the top of that list. With a near one-to-one ratio… Read The Discovery of Pasta Italians have been eating pasta since the Middle Ages, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t improved on it… Mother of pearl manicure setSale price $100.00 Shop RLT Calling all Los Angelenos (or those headed there at some point in 2023): there’s a new shop in town that’s worthy of a visit… Drink Aime In an attempt to repent for holiday overconsumption of things not generally recommended by one’s doctor, we are trading… Sparkle Chanel No New Year’s Eve is complete without some glitz and glitter. Who better to turn to for the season’s de rigueur sparkling accent than… Moisturize Flamingo Estate Flamingo Estate may have its roots in the hills of Los Angeles, but this season, the wellness brand is extending its botanical bounty… Visit The Alpina Gstaad The Swiss do just about everything well, and hospitality and après-ski are certainly at the top of that list. With a near one-to-one ratio… Read The Discovery of Pasta Italians have been eating pasta since the Middle Ages, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t improved on it… Mother of pearl manicure setSale price $100.00 Shop RLT Calling all Los Angelenos (or those headed there at some point in 2023): there’s a new shop in town that’s worthy of a visit… Drink Aime In an attempt to repent for holiday overconsumption of things not generally recommended by one’s doctor, we are trading…

King Cobbler Handcrafted boots, derbies—and sneakers!—from England’s shoemaking capital

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Paul Feig Raises a Glass to 2023 The comedy mastermind stops by Morning Meeting this week to discuss the art of mixology

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We’ll Always Have Venice After all these years, the Gritti Palace still exerts its pull over the beau monde. But why?

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Small Talk
“If they don’t like the food, try to explain to them how hard it is to cook really good food.”

Terroir Incognita How a plucky couple from Chicago put England on the wine-making map

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Ingmar Bergman often set his films, such as his 1957 drama Wild Strawberries, starring Bibi Andersson, to Bach’s music. We suggest setting your New Year’s Eve to it, too, with the annual WKCR Bach Festival.

From Bach to Bergman and Back Again

The turn of the year is an ambiguous occasion. Underlying all the celebrations and resolutions is the stark acknowledgment that we now have 365 fewer days to live on this planet than we did the last time we were here. The Latin maxim Carpe diem still motivates us, but in continuing to do our best to “seize the day,” it also seems increasingly important to use those days wisely and tenderly—and to be grateful. READ ON


The Return of Flaming June Once derided as an eyesore, Victorian painting is roaring back on both sides of the Atlantic

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Small Talk
“It’s not you, it’s me. Well, me and Cthulhu.”

Luke Millington-Drake While the British actor is best known for his Keira Knightley parodies on TikTok, his TV career is taking off

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Open Book

A Bigger Splash More than 300 images, from paintings to oceanographic maps, collected in a new coffee-table book, provide a multifaceted look at oceans and the marine world

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“Well, well, well … if it isn’t Farfalle the show-off.”
Books

Behind Closed Doors: The Secret Life of London Private Members’ Clubs

by Seth Alexander Thévoz
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This Afterlife: Selected Poems

by A. E. Stallings
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Issue No. 181
December 31, 2022
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Issue No. 181
December 31, 2022