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Issue No. 155

The View from Here Modern history teaches us that women can be subjugated for only so long

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Spite the Power When Larry David invented “the spite store,” he meant it as a joke. But today the concept seems to animate most of American politics

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The Hard-Crusted Softy in Winter Ten years after Gore Vidal’s death, the one biographer to remain friendly with the prickly master reveals poignant details of his final years

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Gen X-Cash Who carries actual money these days? Almost nobody young

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My Favorite Things As founder of children’s brand Super Smalls, Maria Dueñas Jacobs combines her love for all things “fun and kid-centric” with refined, ornate objects. Herewith, the entrepreneur shares her peak-summer picks

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Auto Fiction Though Elon Musk and his Tesla groupies might claim otherwise, real self-driving cars are still a ways away

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Wear D’Ascoli The 1940s are a sartorial period worth revisiting. Hence our abiding interest in the Brigitte silk-crêpe midi dress from D’Ascoli. Relax Soho Sanctuary In the middle of SoHo, three floors above the congested street that’s home to the Nike store, there’s a modest and relaxing… Listen Chameleon: High Rollers In High Rollers, the second season of the podcast Chameleon, no one is a hero. The investigative series… Dine Le Gratin Daniel Boulud was 14 years old when he left his family’s farm, outside of Lyon. Even though he had never been to a restaurant… Wear Gucci If the very look of a boater hat makes you giggle, we can hardly blame you. It took us some time to come around, too. There’s a rather long story… Apply Kari Gran In search of a sunscreen that didn’t feel goopy and thick like Vaseline, I tried the Essential SPF 30 from Kari Gran. The oil-based moisturizer… Wear D’Ascoli The 1940s are a sartorial period worth revisiting. Hence our abiding interest in the Brigitte silk-crêpe midi dress from D’Ascoli. Relax Soho Sanctuary In the middle of SoHo, three floors above the congested street that’s home to the Nike store, there’s a modest and relaxing… Listen Chameleon: High Rollers In High Rollers, the second season of the podcast Chameleon, no one is a hero. The investigative series… Dine Le Gratin Daniel Boulud was 14 years old when he left his family’s farm, outside of Lyon. Even though he had never been to a restaurant… Wear Gucci If the very look of a boater hat makes you giggle, we can hardly blame you. It took us some time to come around, too. There’s a rather long story… Apply Kari Gran In search of a sunscreen that didn’t feel goopy and thick like Vaseline, I tried the Essential SPF 30 from Kari Gran. The oil-based moisturizer…

Landing Gear A temperature-controlled mug for coffee-lovers; headphones without equal; the world’s sharpest, brightest portable projector; and more

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Tricky Dicks Influencers on the receiving end of explicit photographs are fighting back

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WackyLeaks “Excerpts” from Ginni Thomas’s e-mails attempting to overturn the 2020 election …

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Trains, Trains, and Automobiles The longest continuous rail journey (minus a few short interchanges between stations) takes travelers halfway around the world, from Lagos in southern Portugal to Singapore

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When Savile Row Met Carnaby Street Tommy Nutter clothed the Beatles and just about every other member of “Swinging London”

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The Big Books of Summer A smart list of hot titles you won’t want to miss

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Charlie Siem The violin virtuoso and Dior model making classical music cool

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Cult of Personality How did a dancing social-media star with 1.3 million followers get “brainwashed” by a Christian fundamentalist and self-styled “Man of God” who once made a film starring Meghan Markle?

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A Party of One She’s promoting a new business that sells the introverted lifestyle because, like Greta Garbo, this “lady hermit” just wants to be alone

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Beethoven in the Fjord Norway’s superstar of the keyboard, Leif Ove Andsnes, directs a chamber-music festival in his own backyard

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Open Book

La Vie en Azur A new book celebrates the sun-soaked and star-studded legacy of the French Riviera

“I suggest you say your final ‘I told you so.’”

The Artist’s Gaze Panned by critics, loved by Jack Nicholson and Madonna, the Scottish artist Jack Vettriano discusses his provocative art, collected in a new show

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One True Sentence: Writers & Readers on Hemingway’s Art

Edited by Mark Cirino and Michael Von Cannon
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The Church of Baseball: The Making of Bull Durham—Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings, and a Hit

by Ron Shelton
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“Here you go, buddy. State law.”

A Numbers Game We associate algebra, geometry, and calculus with practicality and logic. But the origins of math are as mysterious as any scripture

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Great Igiea One of Sicily’s most storied hotels is restored to grandeur, thanks to discerning new owners Rocco Forte

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“As Your Evilness can see, it’s nigh impossible to keep the clean clothes from falling on the floor.”

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Summer’s here and the time is right … for heading to the beach!
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Issue No. 155
July 2, 2022
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Issue No. 155
July 2, 2022