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Issue No. 134

The View from Here Why are our politics so divisive right now? Fifty years after Watergate, it still all goes back to Tricky Dick

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Madoff, the Sequel! Meet Zach Horwitz, the part-time actor and millennial Madoff of Hollywood, who soaked suckers for $227 million

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Barry Blitt’s Sketchbook

A Fawlty Tower of Billionaires 432 Park Avenue flipped a middle finger to New York’s elegant skyline. Now the hyper-rich who bought in, finding it riddled with shoddiness, are flipping the finger to the developers

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Re-Inventing Anna Rachel DeLoache Williams was friends with Anna Sorokin when Sorokin was still “Anna Delvey,” living large on borrowed credit cards. Now she’s watching the fraudster become a star again

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Clash of the Fine-Dining Titans Can Jeremy King fend off Richard Caring and others who want to take over the crown jewels of the London restaurant world?

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“It’s official. The middle ground has now become fringe territory.”

A shadow-puppet show in Shandong, China.
Listen The Plot Thickens: Lucy In the 1930s, two decades before starring in I Love Lucy, a teenage Lucille Ball moved from… Sparkle Catbird Since its inception, in 2004, Catbird has had a lock on the market for small, delicate gold jewelry. They even have a team of welders at their SoHo Re-discover Mr. Majestyk In 1974, the same year that then 52-year-old Charles Bronson became one of the most popular action stars of the era with his vigilante pivot… Apply Chanel Chanel has recently introduced a skin-care collection, No 1. de Chanel, based on sustainably developed formulas made with naturally derived… Carla Bruni Scroll @treytaylor Carla Bruni wears all leather and puffs on a cigarette at a Paris nightclub in 1991; Alicia Silverstone straddles a plush killer-whale toy… Decorate Hum London Hum London started the way many good businesses do: by accident. During lockdown, Hermione Gee looked for a simple way… Listen The Plot Thickens: Lucy In the 1930s, two decades before starring in I Love Lucy, a teenage Lucille Ball moved from… Sparkle Catbird Since its inception, in 2004, Catbird has had a lock on the market for small, delicate gold jewelry. They even have a team of welders at their SoHo Re-discover Mr. Majestyk In 1974, the same year that then 52-year-old Charles Bronson became one of the most popular action stars of the era with his vigilante pivot… Apply Chanel Chanel has recently introduced a skin-care collection, No 1. de Chanel, based on sustainably developed formulas made with naturally derived… Carla Bruni Scroll @treytaylor Carla Bruni wears all leather and puffs on a cigarette at a Paris nightclub in 1991; Alicia Silverstone straddles a plush killer-whale toy… Decorate Hum London Hum London started the way many good businesses do: by accident. During lockdown, Hermione Gee looked for a simple way…

The Rules Still Apply In the 40 years since The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook encapsulated the British upper class, has anything really changed?

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My Favorite Things According to Jennifer Chamandi, good design needs to be impactful, not overpowering. The founder of her eponymous fashion label hunts down standout additions to the closet and the home that deliver maximum style, without the fuss

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The Way We Wordle How to win at the Internet’s latest obsession—now a part of The New York Times

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Eye of the Beholder Beauty products should have a high impact for the face, not the environment. Our resident expert investigates the less-is-more approach

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Come to the Cabaret It’s a night of re-invention and immersion with Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley in a new revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb’s decadent musical

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“Snowmanbun.”

Death on the Aisle Given the allegations of rape and sexual assault against lead actor Armie Hammer, is Death on the Nile past its “best before” date?

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A Case of Identity

“I wish they would only take me as I am,” Vincent van Gogh once said. But how did he take himself? The Dutch painter was mercurial, as we see in the first major exhibition at London’s newly refurbished Courtauld Gallery, which brings together 16 of Van Gogh’s self-portraits—many of which haven’t been together since they were in the artist’s studio more than a century ago—for the first time. “Van Gogh: Self-Portraits” pairs works on loan from around the world with Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Head, the prized possession of the museum’s namesake, the industrialist and art collector Samuel Courtauld. READ ON

A self-portrait with easel and brushes by Vincent van Gogh, 1889.

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Discover

When Netflix Funds a Grifter Con woman Anna Sorokin’s most well-known victim gives her side of the story

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Talking Eurotrash The hard-partying moneyed set, with New York roots dating back to Studio 54, traded the city for their old jet-set life in the spring of 2020. Will they come back?

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Air Mail Jr.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? The Bernadette Corporation, a radical 90s artist collective, made films and a fashion line for the downtown set, then largely disappeared. Now Metrograph is bringing them back

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Open Book

Mexico, According to Graciela Iturbide “In a way, I really see the world in black and white”: an interview with the photographer, whose shots of Mexico and its diaspora go on show at Paris’s Fondation Cartier


The Nineties: A Book

by Chuck Klosterman
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“Try ‘moonguest’ again with a capital M.”

A Picture Worth a Thousand Sins Taken in her London home, it was the photo that became synonymous with Ghislaine Maxwell’s culpability. Why hasn’t the U.K. taken action against her?

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A Musical Feast

Music maketh the meal, and these tracks—by Curtis Mayfield, Guru, Moby, and more—are here to prove it

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It’s the Year of the Tiger, and 2022 will be all about showing bravery and strength, taking risks and making big changes, righting wrongs and standing up for justice—because tigers don’t mess around and no one tells a tiger what to do.
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Issue No. 134
February 5, 2022
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Issue No. 134
February 5, 2022