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Issue No. 145

The View from Here Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the office—beware the rise of the “corporate Karen”

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The Whistleblowing Wife Gaslit, starring Julia Roberts, tells the story of Martha Mitchell, the first and most improbable person to publicly accuse Nixon over Watergate

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It’s Complicated Single middle-aged women of means have been known to rely on matchmakers. But with men in short supply, one high-end fixer-upper is turning to lowlifes

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No Roman Holiday A 32,000-square-foot château on the French Riviera once lived in by Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson is another property that Abramovich can’t access

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The Lost Fans of CNN+ Management snuffed the new network after 32 days. Yet there were plenty of fans out there!

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My Favorite Things Vanessa Barboni Hallik launched Another Tomorrow in 2020 with the intention of making a lasting impact on climate change. Herewith, she pulls back the curtain on her best-loved possessions

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War Crimes Sixty years ago, a Russian poet inspired the creation of a Holocaust memorial at Babi Yar, in Ukraine. This year, a Russian missile strike nearly destroyed it

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Chiwetel Ejiofor The actor on what he’s seeing, reading, watching, and listening to—plus, the app he uses to identify plants and flowers

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A Woman’s Place Is in the Kremlin Estonia’s prime minister considers how different Europe would be if more women were in power

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“Oh, God, it’s the Herefords. Pretend you don’t see them.”

A Guide to the Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale officially opens today, a sensory overload of art that will twist your mind and reshape your thoughts. READ ON

René Magritte’s 1945 painting Black Magic is on view at the 59th Venice Biennale.

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“I am an unstoppable force of nature, I am not defined by my past, and I make a chermoula paste that will blow your friggin’ mind!”

The Social Stir There’s never been a bigger appetite for celebratory food and festive drinks. Colu Henry’s new cookbook reveals the winning formula

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Landing Gear Virtual reality undergoes a transformative upgrade; a laser measurer that’s truly spot-on; old 35-mm. projector slides get a second chance; and more

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David Beckham and Rafael Nadal Take to Court And other strange news about these curious days …

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Sergey Elkin’s Sketchbook

The Only Podcast You Need You bring the coffee; we’ll bring the buzz

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Tom Blyth The British actor went from sidewalk charity campaigner to the star of a new series on Billy the Kid

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“I found a vicious sidekick. Can I pleeeease keep him?”
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Spires, Squires, and Liars A contemporary of Boris Johnson’s and Dominic Cummings’s traces Brexit, and the state of politics in Britain today, back to 1980s Oxford

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Architecture and Design

A Grand Tour of Italy, but Make It Modern The intimate, under-the-radar homes and studios of 20th-century Italian architects, artists, and designers, from Achille Castiglioni and Gae Aulenti to Giorgio Morandi, are as stunning as the country’s ancient and Renaissance treasures. And they’re open to the public


Anna: The Biography

by Amy Odell
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Ways of Escape

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Murder, They Wrote

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Lily Baldwin from the video “Through You” poses for a portrait in the WireImage Portrait Studio presented by DIRECTV during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. Listen Stories of the Stalked In the true-crime genre, intimate stories of murder and abuse are often told—and controlled—by charismatic… Re-watch Wattstax On August 20, 1972, Memphis soul pioneer Stax Records held a benefit concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to commemorate… Wear La Vie Style House Fanciful caftans are a lifestyle. If you are wearing guipure lace and tulle to the beach, we salute you, and would like an invitation to your… Sleep P. Le Moult It’s been nearly a year since we last visited Chez Dédé, a boutique in Rome that surely has one of the best selections of piped pajamas Read The New Era The look of The New Era, a quarterly magazine dedicated to Scandinavian design, is as clean and minimalistic as the homes and interiors… Cook McCall’s Meat & Fish Co. For just over a decade, McCall’s Meat & Fish Co. has been the go-to East Los Angeles butcher for high-quality… Lily Baldwin from the video “Through You” poses for a portrait in the WireImage Portrait Studio presented by DIRECTV during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. Listen Stories of the Stalked In the true-crime genre, intimate stories of murder and abuse are often told—and controlled—by charismatic… Re-watch Wattstax On August 20, 1972, Memphis soul pioneer Stax Records held a benefit concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to commemorate… Wear La Vie Style House Fanciful caftans are a lifestyle. If you are wearing guipure lace and tulle to the beach, we salute you, and would like an invitation to your… Sleep P. Le Moult It’s been nearly a year since we last visited Chez Dédé, a boutique in Rome that surely has one of the best selections of piped pajamas Read The New Era The look of The New Era, a quarterly magazine dedicated to Scandinavian design, is as clean and minimalistic as the homes and interiors… Cook McCall’s Meat & Fish Co. For just over a decade, McCall’s Meat & Fish Co. has been the go-to East Los Angeles butcher for high-quality…

Dirck Halstead From Saigon’s fall to Reagan’s shooting to Monicagate, the photographer was at the center of history as it happened

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Fishing for Complements The charming owner of Estiatorio Milos has returned to his homeland with an alluring new hotel in Athens

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Elaine May celebrated her 90th birthday on April 21. The Birdcage, Primary Colors, Reds, Tootsie, and dozens more movies, TV shows, and plays couldn’t have happened without this comedienne, actress, playwright, screenwriter, and director. May’s most acclaimed film, 1972’s hilarious and cringe-inducing The Heartbreak Kid, will mark its 50th anniversary later this year. Happy birthday, Elaine!
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Issue No. 145
April 23, 2022
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Issue No. 145
April 23, 2022