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Issue No. 153

The View from Here For Trump, every day is January 6

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Guns ’n’ Babies Inside the spine-chilling world of Instagram-influencing mothers with guns

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Fool’s Gold Still angling to have his royal status reinstated, Prince Andrew can’t take the hint

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Hush Money Are reparations for slavery the cure for America’s racial ills—or just a state-sanctioned NDA?

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Accessorize Celine Until a certain English cocker spaniel came into my life, I failed to adequately understand the fervor for canine accessories… Carry Loro Piana Loro Piana is known for its second-to-none fabrics—cashmere, most notably. This season, the Italian luxury house is introducing La Dolce Vita Light Joya There are many big names in the candle industry that people turn to, especially when in need of a last-minute gift. But it’s the… Listen Persona: The French Deception Over 18 months in the mid-aughts, Gilbert Chikli swindled nearly $100 million from big companies… Watch Minx Everyone who works in media loves TV shows and films about media. While I don’t work at a porn magazine, there’s still a voyeuristic charm… Set Gohar World A few weeks ago, the artist and chef Laila Gohar—she has designed pearl-adorned egg towers for Simone Accessorize Celine Until a certain English cocker spaniel came into my life, I failed to adequately understand the fervor for canine accessories… Carry Loro Piana Loro Piana is known for its second-to-none fabrics—cashmere, most notably. This season, the Italian luxury house is introducing La Dolce Vita Light Joya There are many big names in the candle industry that people turn to, especially when in need of a last-minute gift. But it’s the… Listen Persona: The French Deception Over 18 months in the mid-aughts, Gilbert Chikli swindled nearly $100 million from big companies… Watch Minx Everyone who works in media loves TV shows and films about media. While I don’t work at a porn magazine, there’s still a voyeuristic charm… Set Gohar World A few weeks ago, the artist and chef Laila Gohar—she has designed pearl-adorned egg towers for Simone
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My Favorite Fargo Linda Fargo’s tenure as fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman showcases her inimitable knack for eyeing faraway trends and, in an impressive number of cases, setting them. Herewith, she shines a light on the top 12 pieces that have won her attention this summer

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Landing Gear Gallery-grade hardware for your NFTs; at-home exercise that’s effective and attractive; next-level, impenetrable Wi-Fi; and more

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“In a bipartisan surprise, the U.S. Congress has changed ‘United States of America’ to just ‘States of America.’”
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Blue Print Tiffany & Co. and AIR MAIL join forces to celebrate the house’s “Vision & Virtuosity” exhibition


The Art of the Steal Within the world of art thievery, there are those who do it for the money, those who do it because it’s easy … and those who do it because they love it

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Going Rogue Eight questions with Patrick Radden Keefe, best known for his accounts of the Irish Troubles and the Sacklers, whose new book profiles all manner of crooks

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Scooby Dooby Do … Why go to Elvis chapels in Vegas when Frank Sinatra can perform the ring-a-ding-ding for you?

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Pete Doherty’s Wasteland Hard drugs, a spell in prison, and matching tattoos with Kate Moss—the Libertines singer’s new confessional memoir doesn’t miss a beat

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Graham Veysey The design entrepreneur reimagining Cleveland with sleek apartment buildings, canned wine, and the best deli in America

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Winning Formula Just like Tom Cruise hurling through the sky with more than twice the g-forces some astronauts endure during rocket launches, it will be real races and real cars for Brad Pitt in the Top Gun: Maverick director’s next film

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Small Talk

From Dame to Musk*


A Tale of Two Bobs A new documentary celebrates the Homeric labors of Robert Caro and his editor, Robert Gottlieb—and ends with a cliff-hanger

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Never a Dull Moment The French photographer Nicolas Rachline’s portraits evoke a colorful life on the move


Russia’s Rich Hunt for New Homes Plus, are Swedes rude? And other strange news about these curious days …

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Love Is Blind In an exclusive excerpt from the Audible Original Love Until Death, the story of how a successful music producer became ensnared in the web of a seductive con man—and never got out

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Faith Restored

To the list of unforgettable art experiences available in Florence we can now add one more: the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but only over the next year, for an intimate encounter with the greatest painting in the history of Western art, Masaccio’s Expulsion. This image of Adam and Eve being driven from the Garden of Eden belongs to a celebrated fresco cycle in the Brancacci Chapel in the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine. READ ON

Masaccio’s Expulsion can still be seen at the Brancacci Chapel, in Florence, despite the conservation campaign that was recently begun.

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“Defense Debbies” and the Rise of Gun-Loving Mothers Thanks to Instagram, “arms and the woman” is a style statement

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“Recycling?! No way. They’ll never take my freedom.”
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Ten Tomatoes That Changed the World: A History

by William Alexander
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I Used to Live Here Once: The Haunted Life of Jean Rhys

by Miranda Seymour
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“My compliments on the soup.”

Only Lovers Need Apply Perched on an island in the middle of Lake Maggiore, Il Delfino contains two guest rooms that are among the most romantic in Italy

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Duncan Hannah The acclaimed artist, writer, and AIR MAIL contributor is remembered by two of his friends

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“Thank you for calling your father. If this is an emergency, press 1. If you need money, press 2. To speak about general life updates, please stay on the line: your mother will be with you shortly.”

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Issue No. 153
June 18, 2022
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Issue No. 153
June 18, 2022