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Issue No. 141

The View from Here For one distinguished Ukrainian couple currently under siege in Kharkiv, escape isn’t an option

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Yale for Sale? Hungry for money, Yale University took millions from Russian kleptocrats, and its management school cut deals with a shady, Kremlin-tied institute

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L.A. Confidential From briefing Si Newhouse to smoking with Seth Rogen and Danny McBride, a former Vanity Fair editor looks back at the Oscar parties of yore

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Londongrad’s Laundromat Kensington mansions and Premier League football clubs—how did London become the money-washing capital of the world?

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Wash Act + Acre Training my hair to be washed only once a week? Easy. Finding products I actually like when I do wash it? Impossible. I tried dozens… MOVIE POSTER RADIO ON (1979) Re-Watch Radio On Being “on the road” in U.S. literature and cinema is synonymous with living free, which is why the road movie is such a uniquely American Read Street Legal It’s 2012, and weed is about to be legalized. That seems like good news for a weed dealer. Well, it’s not. The time between almost legal… Carry Sacai A picnic is always a good idea—in theory. In practice, it can be a messy, cumbersome affair, especially if you don’t have the right… Wear Remain Birger Christensen Knit dresses are a spring ’22 trend—but is this good news? Most of them, especially the silk ones… Washington, DC, USA. 11th Oct, 1996. The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt displayed on the National Mall October 11, 1996 in Washington, DC. The full quilt, which stretches nearly a mile from the Washington Monument to the US Capitol. Listen Fiasco With his first podcast, Slow Burn: Watergate, the journalist Leon Neyfakh showed that no matter how much you thought you knew… Wash Act + Acre Training my hair to be washed only once a week? Easy. Finding products I actually like when I do wash it? Impossible. I tried dozens… MOVIE POSTER RADIO ON (1979) Re-Watch Radio On Being “on the road” in U.S. literature and cinema is synonymous with living free, which is why the road movie is such a uniquely American Read Street Legal It’s 2012, and weed is about to be legalized. That seems like good news for a weed dealer. Well, it’s not. The time between almost legal… Carry Sacai A picnic is always a good idea—in theory. In practice, it can be a messy, cumbersome affair, especially if you don’t have the right… Wear Remain Birger Christensen Knit dresses are a spring ’22 trend—but is this good news? Most of them, especially the silk ones… Washington, DC, USA. 11th Oct, 1996. The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt displayed on the National Mall October 11, 1996 in Washington, DC. The full quilt, which stretches nearly a mile from the Washington Monument to the US Capitol. Listen Fiasco With his first podcast, Slow Burn: Watergate, the journalist Leon Neyfakh showed that no matter how much you thought you knew…

Fairest of Them All It’s time to call a moratorium on coyness. Shout it, ladies … You’re hot!

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“Well, team, we’ve been officially disqualified. You can come out of there, Tyler.”
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My Favorite Things For Jenni Kayne, the art of living well is always top of mind. The Los Angeles–based designer first became known for her fashion collection, but her home goods have made her a household name. Here, she shares a taste of her signature California lifestyle

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A Day in the Metaverse Life No commuting, no garbage, no awkward run-ins … Welcome to the other side

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Time to Get Dressed! After a coronavirus-imposed hiatus, Ralph Lauren returns with a splashy runway show in New York

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Clash of the Titans In 1958, two Broadway hits, West Side Story and The Music Man, had a fateful showdown, and only one came out on top. This year, we are finally getting a rematch

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But First, for Your Consideration Forget billboards! In L.A., Oscar-mania has production studios advertising their films on everything, even the coffee-cup sleeves at a local hot spot

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That 70s Movie Largely improvised by an unruly teenage cast, the 1970 black-and-white film Bronco Bullfrog gets a shiny new restoration

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What Really Happened Inside Hollywood’s Hottest Party Confessions of (and dirt-dishing from) a Vanity Fair dilettante

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Simon Rex The former MTV V.J. went from a botched Good Will Hunting audition to a failed rap career. His new film, Red Rocket, is something of a comeback

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Natalie Portman Takes to the Pitch And other strange news about these curious days …

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Speaking Volumes In Paris, the beloved Red Wheelbarrow bookshop is growing—along with readers’ appetites for the printed page

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Boeuf Neanderthal! In an excerpt from Martin Walker’s new “Bruno” story collection, the quintessential Frenchman experiments with prehistoric food and wine

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The BBC: A Century on Air

by David Hendy
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The Candy House

by Jennifer Egan
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Open Book

Collector’s Edition In a posthumous essay and drawings, the illustrator Pierre Le-Tan reflects on the art—and sport—of collecting


The High and Low By day, Miriam Leslie was a titan of publishing and the perfect model of the Victorian lady. By night, she was the seductress behind a memorable ménage à trois

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Cirencester Estate, in the Cotswolds Where the Downton Abbey vibe meets 21st-century service

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Issue No. 141
March 26, 2022
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Issue No. 141
March 26, 2022