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Issue No. 144

The View from Here The parallels between Stalin’s “Winter War” on Finland and Putin’s current attack on Ukraine are striking—with one crucial difference

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Sex, Drugs, and Anish Kapoor Why did Inigo Philbrick orchestrate an $86 million Ponzi scheme? Well, it depends which day of the week you ask him …

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Pass the Word Netflix lowers the boom on oversharing

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Eat POPL Burger Copenhagen is full of restaurants and bakeries started by chefs trained at Noma—the city’s three-Michelin-starred restaurant… Russian opposition leader and activist Alexei Navalny (L) and his wife Yulia Navalnaya (C) are seen on a monitor screen during an offsite court session in the penal colony N2 (IK-2) in Pokrov, Vladimir region, Russia, 15 February 2022. At an offsite court hearing in the penal colony N2 (IK-2), the Lefortovsky District Court of Moscow is conducting a trial of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been imprisoned here for almost a year. An opposition blogger is being tried on charges of contempt of court and fraud. The founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, Alexei Navalny, was poisoned in the summer of 2020 and taken to Berlin for treatment, from where he flew to Moscow in January 2021. Immediately upon his return to Russia, he was detained and arrested, the court replaced his suspended sentence with a real one in the Yves Rocher case. Since March 2021, he has been in a colony in the city of Pokrov, Vladimir Region, he has been registered as prone to extremism.The offsite court session og a new criminal case against Alexei Navalny, Pokrov, Russian Federation - 1 Watch Navalny When Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, he made enemies of that entire country—and much of the world—but the Russian president has… Shop Three Lives & Company The bookstore Three Lives & Company is resilient. Opened in 1978 on the corner of West 10th and Waverly, the West Village Stay Riggs Washington DC I’m aware that Washington, D.C., is hardly a savvy traveler’s idea of a good time. It’s a government town swarming with sightseeing school groups… Cleanse Knockout Beauty The rumors about Ludmila Daletskaya are true. She is, in fact, one of the most skilled facialists around—and the best one this tired and world-weary… Shop The Heirloom Project It’s been a decade since the reimagined Islamic-art wing opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. To commemorate the occasion… Eat POPL Burger Copenhagen is full of restaurants and bakeries started by chefs trained at Noma—the city’s three-Michelin-starred restaurant… Russian opposition leader and activist Alexei Navalny (L) and his wife Yulia Navalnaya (C) are seen on a monitor screen during an offsite court session in the penal colony N2 (IK-2) in Pokrov, Vladimir region, Russia, 15 February 2022. At an offsite court hearing in the penal colony N2 (IK-2), the Lefortovsky District Court of Moscow is conducting a trial of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been imprisoned here for almost a year. An opposition blogger is being tried on charges of contempt of court and fraud. The founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, Alexei Navalny, was poisoned in the summer of 2020 and taken to Berlin for treatment, from where he flew to Moscow in January 2021. Immediately upon his return to Russia, he was detained and arrested, the court replaced his suspended sentence with a real one in the Yves Rocher case. Since March 2021, he has been in a colony in the city of Pokrov, Vladimir Region, he has been registered as prone to extremism.The offsite court session og a new criminal case against Alexei Navalny, Pokrov, Russian Federation - 1 Watch Navalny When Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, he made enemies of that entire country—and much of the world—but the Russian president has… Shop Three Lives & Company The bookstore Three Lives & Company is resilient. Opened in 1978 on the corner of West 10th and Waverly, the West Village Stay Riggs Washington DC I’m aware that Washington, D.C., is hardly a savvy traveler’s idea of a good time. It’s a government town swarming with sightseeing school groups… Cleanse Knockout Beauty The rumors about Ludmila Daletskaya are true. She is, in fact, one of the most skilled facialists around—and the best one this tired and world-weary… Shop The Heirloom Project It’s been a decade since the reimagined Islamic-art wing opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. To commemorate the occasion…
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My Favorite Things As the founder of creative agency Laird+Partners, Trey Laird has formulated global campaigns for the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Diane von Furstenberg, and Tommy Hilfiger. Herewith, Laird shares the items he has his eye on

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Is Meghan Markle Obsessed with an Archetype? And other strange news about these curious days …

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The Tenor from Wakanda Curtis Bannister crosses the line from opera to action movies

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Eye of the Beholder Urban Decay founder Wende Zomnir was the beauty industry’s original renegade. But what’s really shocking is her new range, which captures the low-maintenance look of Southern California. Our intrepid columnist follows the sunshine

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Love in the Time of Colanders On air for 11 seasons, Frasier made David Hyde Pierce a household name, and now he’s back on TV as chef Julia Child’s adoring husband

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Master’s of the House Studying the grandest estates in England used to be an extra-curricular activity. Now, at some universities, it’s the main event

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What Is Princess Di’s Brother Talking About? It’s the Bridgerton effect. Everyone wants to cash in on the U.K.’s great estates

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In the U.K., L.A. Sells Why do Brits love Selling Sunset, the tacky reality-TV show set in L.A.’s most ostentatious neighborhoods?

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Piatti for Children The Swiss designer Celestino Piatti’s children’s books are combined into a single volume for the first time


Truly, Madly: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, and the Romance of the Century

by Stephen Galloway
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In on the Joke: The Original Queens of Stand-Up Comedy

by Shawn Levy
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Putin’s Enemy No. 1 Eight questions with Bill Browder, whose new book, Freezing Order, offers a captivating follow-up to his 2015 nonfiction Russia thriller, Red Notice

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“I don’t need another pillow. Thank you, though.”

Better Living Through Holiday At Yeotown in Madeira, a wellness retreat that caters to angsty over-achievers

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Shepherd Market, a tiny self-enclosed village in London’s swanky Mayfair, reminds me of early Hitchcock films. The area was once known for its disproportionately large population of sex workers. If a card above a buzzer said, “Madame Chloe, French Lessons, 2nd floor,” it probably didn’t have anything to do with foreign languages.
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Issue No. 144
April 16, 2022
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Issue No. 144
April 16, 2022