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The View from Here Extramarital affairs, multiple children, mysterious wealth—who is the man behind the Iron Drapes?

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Michael Lewis The Moneyball, Blind Side, and Big Short author on what he’s seeing, reading, watching, and listening to—and why he’s finally coming around to his dog

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Potemkin War Room Putin advisers tiptoe their way through the minefields in the Kremlin

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Full Circle Following a career as a model, and a marriage to music legend Jimmy Iovine, Liberty Ross is reimagining her family business by bringing roller-skating to Rockefeller Center

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Indulge Synful Eats Cookies are always a good idea, and even more so if they’re baked by chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants. Sydney and Michael Hursa Alex Belth and Emily J. Shapiro Listen Here I Are: Anatomy of a Marriage Told by the husband-and-wife team of Alex Belth and Emily Shapiro, this Audible Original is one… Watch X It’s 1979 and a girl (Mia Goth) who knows she’s beautiful goes to rural Texas with a director (who is also her boyfriend), two porn actors… Wear La Veste If you know us at all, you know we like terry cloth by the pool—in more than just our towels. So when La Veste, the kitschy Spanish brand… Apply Supergoop! Even those who religiously apply sunscreen to their face are prone to leaving the delicate skin around their eyes to languish in the sun… Clean Steamery Stockholm Three Swedish friends were dissatisfied with the way modern man treated his sweaters: Indulge Synful Eats Cookies are always a good idea, and even more so if they’re baked by chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants. Sydney and Michael Hursa Alex Belth and Emily J. Shapiro Listen Here I Are: Anatomy of a Marriage Told by the husband-and-wife team of Alex Belth and Emily Shapiro, this Audible Original is one… Watch X It’s 1979 and a girl (Mia Goth) who knows she’s beautiful goes to rural Texas with a director (who is also her boyfriend), two porn actors… Wear La Veste If you know us at all, you know we like terry cloth by the pool—in more than just our towels. So when La Veste, the kitschy Spanish brand… Apply Supergoop! Even those who religiously apply sunscreen to their face are prone to leaving the delicate skin around their eyes to languish in the sun… Clean Steamery Stockholm Three Swedish friends were dissatisfied with the way modern man treated his sweaters:

Moscow on the Thames How was a member of the House of Lords allowed to moonlight as the multi-millionaire head of oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s energy company?

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My Favorite Things Victoria Lampley’s lifelong love of fine jewelry has informed her career in fashion. Now, with her new consultancy firm, the Stax Advisory, she helps bauble-lovers of all varieties curate collections of their own. Here, her favorite jewels with personality

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“And do you, Brian, pledge to listen attentively and offer no analysis or solutions of any kind, unless explicitly asked to do so?”

Eye of the Beholder Thanks to Jane Fonda’s Workout, leotards and leg lifts became enduring cultural phenomena. Forty years after the video’s debut, Fonda is still astonished that it worked

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A New Gold Mine for Movie-Lovers Fun City Editions gives fans access to long-out-of-circulation treasures

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The Garbo Modigliani

One of Greta Garbo’s favorite paintings was Modigliani’s Portrait of a Girl, believed to be a depiction of his lover Beatrice Hastings. “Garbo would enjoy it with her evening scotch and a Nat Sherman Cigarettello that she held so elegantly with her gemstone-encrusted Van Cleef & Arpels holder,” Gray Horan, Garbo’s grandniece, tells me. The painting, an oil on cardboard, 14 inches by 10 inches, circa 1915, is part of a Modigliani exhibition that will open next week at the Nakanoshima Museum of Art, in Osaka, Japan. READ ON

Amedeo Modigliani’s Portrait of a Girl, which was bought by Greta Garbo.

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Churchill with an iPhone Ukrainian president Zelensky handles his end of the war the way he ran his TV business—as a show-runner

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Can Love Actually Explain Putin’s Behavior? How a rom-com just might help us understand a very troubled man …

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“Hello, ma’am! Have you ever looked at other shark owners and thought, ‘Why not me?’ … ”

Emmanuel Macron Gets Some Very Expensive Advice And other strange news about these curious days …

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India Ennenga and Sebastian Clark The duo sending pocket-size books—collaborations with artists and writers—to people around the world

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“I sympathize. It’s weird for me, too.”

A Starbucks for the Next-Gen Set The fast-growing, tech-bro-funded Blank Street aims to be a younger, cooler version of staid coffee chains. It may have misjudged its customers

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Air Mail Jr.

Now That’s Wild At Kasiiya Papagayo, in Costa Rica, nature and nurturing collide in unexpected ways

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Open Book

“Hold It Right There … ” With a devoted following among the fashion crowd—and a girlfriend in Kate Moss—Nikolai von Bismarck is London’s photographer of the moment


Brainspotting The world-renowned neurologist A. J. Lees is on a mission to humanize doctors

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“We find the defendant guilty of gaslighting, lovebombing, and first-degree breadcrumbing.”

Queen of Our Times: The Life of Queen Elizabeth II

by Robert Hardman
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Young Mungo

by Douglas Stuart
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Murder, They Wrote

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Prized Scores

Here’s to the music that makes films swing, from Philip Glass, Nino Rota, Alexandre Desplat, and others

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Issue No. 142
April 2, 2022
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Issue No. 142
April 2, 2022