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The View from Here Abraham Lincoln is a boring know-it-all

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Château LaThief An intoxicating investment opportunity collateralized with extraordinarily valuable bottles of fine wine … What could possibly go wrong?

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Catch Them if You Can With the news media and social media taking the “hot” out of hot spots, the new New York City nightlife has evolved to be constantly on the move

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Tucker Carlson, Hollywood Sensitivity Coach? What if the Fox News host switched jobs?

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My Favorite Things Nicole Berrie launched the wellness platform Bonberi as a way to connect her journalism background with a love for delicious, healthful eating. With a new book coming out this week, she reveals the items that have her immediate attention

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Eye of the Beholder Yes, you are improving with age. Your serum, however, is not. Our investigative beauty columnist uncovers what’s really going on when pricey skin-care products languish on the bathroom shelf. Solutions, right this way …

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Gen Z Finds Its Wise Man How did Ryan Holiday, a former marketing executive in rural Texas, become the go-to philosopher for these times?

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Read Six Days in Rome Writing—and travel writing in particular—should transport a reader. Surprisingly few authors can successfully do it… Download Vivino After you drink enough wine in a night, it’s hard to remember which glasses you liked best—and decide which ones you should order next… Clean References The worst part of spring closet cleaning is figuring out what to do with the clothes you’ve decided to toss. Do you sell them? Lug them… Cook Dash Egg Cooker Soft-boiled eggs seem like the easiest food a person could cook. However, they are not. Put eggs in a boiling pot of water for 10 minutes… Wear Gucci Oh, hello, white jeans season. It’s been too long. How have you been? Around Memorial Day, some of us at Air Mail HQ ditch blue jeans… Store Sophie Bille Brahe Do you remove your jewelry at the end of a long, arduous day and place it in a rather uninspiring and too small—but sentimental—jewelry dish? Read Six Days in Rome Writing—and travel writing in particular—should transport a reader. Surprisingly few authors can successfully do it… Download Vivino After you drink enough wine in a night, it’s hard to remember which glasses you liked best—and decide which ones you should order next… Clean References The worst part of spring closet cleaning is figuring out what to do with the clothes you’ve decided to toss. Do you sell them? Lug them… Cook Dash Egg Cooker Soft-boiled eggs seem like the easiest food a person could cook. However, they are not. Put eggs in a boiling pot of water for 10 minutes… Wear Gucci Oh, hello, white jeans season. It’s been too long. How have you been? Around Memorial Day, some of us at Air Mail HQ ditch blue jeans… Store Sophie Bille Brahe Do you remove your jewelry at the end of a long, arduous day and place it in a rather uninspiring and too small—but sentimental—jewelry dish?

Wade’s World A state-by-state breakdown of new laws being proposed in a post–Roe v. Wade era

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Take a Chance on Them Forty years after their unofficial split, Abba is attempting a comeback with a live-concert tour featuring avatars of the band’s younger selves

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“I mean, do we even have white privilege if we can’t skip diversity training?”

Talk of the Town The team behind Normal People returns with Sally Rooney’s literary debut, Conversations with Friends

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Alison Oliver For her first on-screen role, the Irish actress is cast in Conversations with Friends

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A Shake-up on Savile Row With charm, panache, and style, bespoke tailor Daisy Knatchbull is infiltrating one of London’s oldest boys’ clubs

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Inside the Hit Comedy Hacks A look at what awaits Jean Smart in Season Two

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“Don’t even get me started with this guy. He demanded craft services supply two tons of wool every day!”

Cutting the Mustard in Dijon Disneyland for foie gras fans? The newly opened, 16-acre International City of Gastronomy and Wine celebrates the splendors of French food

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Netflix to Harry and Meghan: You Work for Us, You Know And other strange news about these curious days …

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The writer Édouard Louis, in Paris.

A Frenchman with a Cause

Édouard Louis is prepared to move us off our seats. The 29-year-old French author of piercing autobiographies—The End of Eddy (2014), History of Violence (2016)—makes his American acting debut in the stage adaptation of his 2018 book, Who Killed My Father, later this month at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Louis calls his work “confrontational literature,” and because a book is easy to close and put aside, this literary provocateur is fascinated by the immediacy of theater as well as by its physical reality. READ ON

“Apropos of nothing, would you still love me if I were a sausage?”
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Letting It Loose On the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St., and the legendary tour that followed, the unlikely story of how a rock ’n’ roll masterpiece came to be


Risky Business Pulitzer Prize–winning war correspondent Ray Bonner always had a taste for trouble, but he just took on his most dangerous assignment yet: he bought a bookstore in Australia

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Air Mail Jr.

Zabar’s: A Family Story, with Recipes

by Lori Zabar
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Who Killed Jane Stanford?: A Gilded Age Tale of Murder, Deceit, Spirits and the Birth of a University

by Richard White
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Murder, They Wrote

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A Legacy of Spies The case of the Russian spy Robert Hanssen has been called the “worst intelligence disaster in U.S. history.” Many years on, the risk of espionage is just as high

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“I can still remember when cartoons were about humor, not product placement.”

Micky Burn The W.W. II British P.O.W. saved the life of a girl who became one of Hollywood’s greatest leading ladies

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The young Pan pipes in the flowers of spring.
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Issue No. 148
May 14, 2022
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Issue No. 148
May 14, 2022