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Issue No. 150

The View from Here A 10th-grader on reading and writing to cope with gun violence

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Cherchez la Frame Macron is positioning himself as a man of the people—sexy selfies and portraiture included. French politics will never be the same

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Barry Blitt’s Sketchbook

Mad, Bad, and Definitely Dangerous Like that other dictator in his bunker, Vladimir Putin is isolated and alone, micro-managing a military fiasco of his own making and fuming over his crumbling legacy

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“For God’s sake, will you relax?”

Camille Vasquez: Legal Executioner In Johnny Depp’s $50 million libel case against Amber Heard, all eyes are on his stylish, no-nonsense lawyer

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Time to Call Pestminster Control … From watching porn in the backbenches to nipple licking, to date-rape drugs, Britain’s House of Commons is a hotbed of sexual assault

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Air Supply

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My Favorite Things Swedish illustrator Cassandra Rhodin created Mini Rodini, a line of high-quality children’s clothing and accessories that’s playful yet sophisticated—as well as rooted in sustainability. Herewith, she spotlights what she’s loving right now

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Apply Merit Beauty In 2015, I discovered the highly technical name of my everyday makeup look: no-makeup makeup. Seven years later, my go-to… Dry Baina Bailey Meredith and Anna Fahey spent decades working in fashion and interior design before they pivoted to towels. Founded in 2019 Watch The Baby The first two minutes of The Baby, an eight-episode series co-produced by HBO and Sky, features a mother’s gruesome swan dive off… Light Bettina Ceramica Lighting is everything. The right lights can open up a room or make a dinner date more intimate. It’s not just the hue or the wattage… Wear Armani Just in time for summer—and the water-centric activities it entails—Giorgio Armani has released its latest Mare collection, Wear J. Mueser Tailoring news to use: J. Mueser—the purveyor of bespoke and ready-made men’s wear that has been outfitting the stylish gentlemen… Apply Merit Beauty In 2015, I discovered the highly technical name of my everyday makeup look: no-makeup makeup. Seven years later, my go-to… Dry Baina Bailey Meredith and Anna Fahey spent decades working in fashion and interior design before they pivoted to towels. Founded in 2019 Watch The Baby The first two minutes of The Baby, an eight-episode series co-produced by HBO and Sky, features a mother’s gruesome swan dive off… Light Bettina Ceramica Lighting is everything. The right lights can open up a room or make a dinner date more intimate. It’s not just the hue or the wattage… Wear Armani Just in time for summer—and the water-centric activities it entails—Giorgio Armani has released its latest Mare collection, Wear J. Mueser Tailoring news to use: J. Mueser—the purveyor of bespoke and ready-made men’s wear that has been outfitting the stylish gentlemen…

Cruise Control A Royal Air Force navigator steers us into the Top Gun sequel’s aviation mistakes

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Spa Humbug! Aman New York’s buzzy opening has been plagued by delays. And some members who spent $100,000 to join its private club aren’t happy

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Eye of the Beholder A hint of jasmine, a note of juniper, a whiff of horse manure … perfumer Francis Kurkdjian loves it all. Now he’s setting out to create the next blockbuster fragrance for Dior, and our discerning beauty guru is armed with the testing strips

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Fame Monster Top royal-watcher Tina Brown has V.I.P., front-row, all-access passes to the Queen of England. Ish ...

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There’s Something About Harry Harry Styles is at the top of his game as musician, actor, and icon. And what’s not to love?

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Super Mario From New York to Hong Kong, Mario Carbone’s restaurants are multiplying. It’s still impossible to get a booth

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The Man Behind Bob Marley A conversation about Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records

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“Nope, Jeb’s my pardner. My partner is Zeke.”

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Every Tiara Has a Story

On June 2, 1953, the Queen’s Coronation Day, it poured with rain. Nine young aristocratic girls were chosen to be maids of honor, including the 21-year-old Lady Anne Coke—subsequently Princess Margaret’s lady-in-waiting and much later the best-selling author Anne Glenconner. She remembers it was dark and cold when they arrived at Westminster Abbey. “Our dresses weren’t lined. There were still rationing and clothing coupons after the war, you see. A tiny thread of blue cotton had been placed on the floor in the abbey, so the Queen knew where to stand,” says Glenconner, recalling the moment, at the back of the abbey, when each maid of honor lifted a portion of the 16-foot velvet Robe of State, and with a quick “Are you ready, girls?” from the future monarch, they were off. “When the procession began, we walked past row upon row of tiaras.” READ ON

The Platinum Jubilee celebrations commence.

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The Revolving Staircase The true story behind the HBO Max drama The Staircase takes yet another disturbing step

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Air Mail Jr.

Monica Barbaro Top Gun: Maverick’s sole female pilot talks learning stunts from Tom Cruise

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Culture

Breaking Bread Forget hot dogs—this Memorial Day, it’s all about the bun, and the many other forms of bread artists from Dalí to Lichtenstein used as motifs in their work


With a Mind to Kill: A James Bond Novel

by Anthony Horowitz
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The Islander: My Life in Music and Beyond

by Chris Blackwell with Paul Morley
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Spies Fall Out Howard Hunt imagined himself the Ian Fleming of the C.I.A. Then came Watergate

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Patagonia on a Grand Scale A fly-fishing expedition through the Argentinean wilderness yields stunning landscapes and a record catch

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“Well, the crazy bastards went ahead and did it … they wrapped it in bacon.”

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Counting Birds

A sampling of tracks from For the Birds, a new project that proves that we are all birds

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Issue No. 150
May 28, 2022
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Issue No. 150
May 28, 2022