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The View from Here As a writer on the first season of Saturday Night Live, I was hip. This month, I had one replaced

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Private Quarters Brant Lake Camp was warned about pedophiles in their midst. Why did the camp not act against them?

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Barry Blitt’s Sketchbook

It’s Time to BeReal Everyone under 22 is on it. Most people over 22 have never heard of it. Is the app billing itself as the “anti-Instagram” really any different from the rest of social media?

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Josh Hawley Is Writing to Remind You He’s Not a Total Pussy The scurrying senator from the Show-Me State has a big, manly-man book in the works

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My Favorite Things An established artist who uses food as her medium, Laila Gohar, along with her sister, is responsible for Gohar World, the “tableware universe that embraces craft, time, tradition, and humor.” Herewith, she shares her summer shopping list

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Spring Breakers, Italian–Style The young European upper class’s version of spring break in Florida? Panarea in August

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Listen Project Unabom In the nearly two decades it took the F.B.I. to find the Unabomber—the anti-technology domestic terrorist who shipped homemade bombs to… Oleg Deripaska Track O.C.C.R.P. Why go window-shopping on Madison Avenue when you can go Russian-asset browsing instead? Thanks to the Organized Crime and Corruption Grow The Sill Even if a salesperson at a plant shop says your fern will be easy to take care of, I’ve found that it can still die rather easily. Enough people… Wear Haremlique à la Mer Just when we thought we had finally procured enough beachwear, a merciless heat wave came and reminded us that this once… Forward Lines Hoodie Wear Áwet New York Áwet New York, a fashion label launched by Áwet Woldegebriel in 2020, aims to create clothes that are both well suited to modern life… Watch The Old Man If you’re one of the people who believe Jeff Bridges is a national treasure, then you already know that this smart, moody thriller filled with twists is… Listen Project Unabom In the nearly two decades it took the F.B.I. to find the Unabomber—the anti-technology domestic terrorist who shipped homemade bombs to… Oleg Deripaska Track O.C.C.R.P. Why go window-shopping on Madison Avenue when you can go Russian-asset browsing instead? Thanks to the Organized Crime and Corruption Grow The Sill Even if a salesperson at a plant shop says your fern will be easy to take care of, I’ve found that it can still die rather easily. Enough people… Wear Haremlique à la Mer Just when we thought we had finally procured enough beachwear, a merciless heat wave came and reminded us that this once… Forward Lines Hoodie Wear Áwet New York Áwet New York, a fashion label launched by Áwet Woldegebriel in 2020, aims to create clothes that are both well suited to modern life… Watch The Old Man If you’re one of the people who believe Jeff Bridges is a national treasure, then you already know that this smart, moody thriller filled with twists is…

Landing Gear Speakers attuned to amplifying streaming; a magical photo-editing app for smartphones; an electric spice grinder for the ages; and more

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Heat Wave Michael Mann’s new book, which serves as both a prequel and a sequel to his classic 1995 film, brings back the heat

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“Do as he says or he writes an op-ed.”

Making a Murderer In London, a new play about President Vladimir Putin and Boris Berezovsky, from the man behind The Crown, is both topical and terrifying

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Who Will Follow BoJo the Clown? The fight to become the U.K.’s next P.M.—and the Queen’s 15th—is down to two very different candidates

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“Give her a minute. She just got back from visiting her parents’ retirement home and found out they have giant tricycles.”

Prince William’s Eyebrow-Raising News Peg And other strange news about these curious days …

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How to Stay Hip A man who helped start Saturday Night Live has some advice (and it doesn’t involve cocaine!)

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Song … It’s The Birdsong Project! With more than 200 artists, from Nick Cave to Yo-Yo Ma, offering their takes on avian-inspired sound, there’s something for everyone

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“I know the way. I just act lost so I can spend less time being locked in a cage.”

Zombies for Dessert? At Urchin Fest, in Mendocino, environmentally minded chefs are turning overpopulated species into delicacies

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State of Grace

When the New Zealand choreographer Neil Ieremia christened his troupe Black Grace, in 1995, he wasn’t thinking of its indigenous, Pacific Island roots, or of the various national sports teams with “black” in their names and vigor in their steps. He had in mind the local slang, in which “black” means brave to the point of audacious. For Ieremia, you couldn’t apply “grace” to a bunch of short, stocky men like himself, whose legs were happiest when bent, and not preface it with a headshake. The word seemed purely aspirational. READ ON

“Under the connotations of sadness, of loss, there’s always the sense of hopefulness,” says the dance troupe’s founder.

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Chase Sui Wonders The Harvard Lampoon was a crash course in taking criticism. Now the young actress is out in the real world, starring opposite Pete Davidson in A24’s latest

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Open Book

The Draper Touch The 20th-century decorator Dorothy Draper transformed the interiors of Manhattan’s Carlyle hotel, West Virginia’s Greenbrier, and more with her signature Hollywood Regency style


Memoirs

by Robert Lowell
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The “It” Factor A new book revisits the life of Elinor Glyn, one of Hollywood’s early influencers

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Sore Losers

A collection of songs for people who’ve turned on themselves, by self-critical artists such as the Buzzcocks, Lyle Lovett, Jackie Ross, and more

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The New York City block party: a summertime tradition.
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Issue No. 159
July 30, 2022
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Issue No. 159
July 30, 2022