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Heading for the Exits

With Trumpism growing ever more rabid and radical, Buzz Bissinger asks if it is, sadly, finally time to leave America …

Factory Worker

From New York, Lili Anolik sits down with the sister of Andy Warhol’s muse, Edie Sedgwick, for a riveting conversation about what really happened between the superstar and the artist …

Letter Bombs

From Ukraine, Robert Cooper and Will Cathcart meet the tech entrepreneurs who will drop your personalized missile on Russian troops—and film their destruction …

No Class

From the dark recesses of the Internet, Joseph Bullmore details what he learned at Hustler’s University, the online school that can only be described as Trump University for TikTok bros …

The ABC’s of CBD

From New York, David Kaufman details the surprising and seemingly positive impact marijuana is having on treating autism in some young children …

Full-Frontal Viewing

From London, Flora Gill takes a hard look at Naked Attraction, the eye-popping, bare-it-all dating show that has conquered the U.K. …

Foods of the Gods

In Greece, Elena Clavarino visits the little-known island of Sifnos, and tastes what many consider to be the best food in the country …

Photographic Memory

From the Chelsea Hotel, Legs McNeil shares his enchanting encounter with a mysterious and mesmerizing Italian known as “the Count” …

The Long Run

From South Africa, Ryan Brown catches up with the ordinary citizens who compete in the grueling ultra-marathon known as “the Comrades,” a one-day, 56-mile run that unites the diverse nation in a way few things do …


Issue No. 162

The View from Here With Trumpism more rabid and violent than ever, is it finally time to leave?

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Super Star Power More than half a century after Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol hooked up, their mystique endures. Now Edie’s sister Alice is making sense of it all

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The Misfits Tony Notarberardino has been a resident of the Chelsea Hotel—and its unofficial photo-portraitist—since 1994

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Brotopia At Hustler’s University, you can earn a Ph.D. for just $400 and walk away a bona-fide expert in “pimpin’ hoes”

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Il Piccolino’s Hollywood Ending For nearly 20 years, the restaurant served dishes named after Joan Collins, Jerry Weintraub to other Hollywood notables

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My Favorite Things As creative counsel to star soirées, Bronson van Wyck knows the key components to a good night. Herewith, the man behind the parties of everyone from Beyoncé to Madonna shares his entertaining essentials

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In Ukraine, the War Gets Very Personal A new service promises to drop hand-inscribed missiles on Russian invaders

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The Slowdown A growing number of parents with autistic children are turning to an unconventional—and, in some places, unlawful—remedy

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Fifty Shades of Britain

In England, Channel 4 has brought the dating show to uncharted territory by featuring naked contestants
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BoJo Hustles for Work And other curious news about these strange days …

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This Quiz Makes Wordle Look Like Child’s Play Let’s just hope you’re not a sizar

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The Maison Bernard, in Théoule-sur-Mer, on the French Riviera, designed by Antti Lovag in 1970.
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“Oh, you’ll talk. By the time we’re through, you’ll be begging to tell me how much wood you chucked.”

The Great Leveler Every year, tens of thousands of ordinary South Africans compete in the ultra-marathon called “the Comrades.” Millions of their countryfolk tune in

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Surrender Watch Under the Banner of Heaven It’s so hard to reconcile the prim self-denial prescribed by modern Mormon dogma (no caffeine, alcohol… Eat Sonoratown Many of the best restaurants in Los Angeles are in strip malls. Earlier this summer, Sonoratown, a tiny Mexican restaurant that opened… Jun 09, 2004; Memphis, TN, USA; (File Photo: Date Unknown) BONNIE LEE BAKLEY, 44, was found shot dead on May 4, 2001. She was shot in the head and found in her husband’s car. The couple had just dined at Vitello’s Italian Restaurant in the Los Angeles area. Her husband, actor Robert Blake was accused of the murder. Pictured: Portrait of Bonnie Lee Bakley. Listen The Execution of Bonny Lee Bakley You might not like Bonny Lee Bakley—a con artist who once unapologetically announced that her goal in life… JEAN PAUL GAULTIER DRESS Shop Jerome Vintage In Indre By, the center of Copenhagen, Jerome Vintage offers a small but exceptionally well-curated selection of vintage clothes… Sparkle Tiffany & Co. Leave it to the design masterminds at Tiffany & Co. to turn a padlock into a desirable accessory. For the new Tiffany Lock collection Mid Century Vintage Maison Bagues French Gold Plated Bar Cart Shop Vinterior In-the-know decorators, both amateur and professional, are already experts at searching on eBay. They should also familiarize themselves… Surrender Watch Under the Banner of Heaven It’s so hard to reconcile the prim self-denial prescribed by modern Mormon dogma (no caffeine, alcohol… Eat Sonoratown Many of the best restaurants in Los Angeles are in strip malls. Earlier this summer, Sonoratown, a tiny Mexican restaurant that opened… Jun 09, 2004; Memphis, TN, USA; (File Photo: Date Unknown) BONNIE LEE BAKLEY, 44, was found shot dead on May 4, 2001. She was shot in the head and found in her husband’s car. The couple had just dined at Vitello’s Italian Restaurant in the Los Angeles area. Her husband, actor Robert Blake was accused of the murder. Pictured: Portrait of Bonnie Lee Bakley. Listen The Execution of Bonny Lee Bakley You might not like Bonny Lee Bakley—a con artist who once unapologetically announced that her goal in life… JEAN PAUL GAULTIER DRESS Shop Jerome Vintage In Indre By, the center of Copenhagen, Jerome Vintage offers a small but exceptionally well-curated selection of vintage clothes… Sparkle Tiffany & Co. Leave it to the design masterminds at Tiffany & Co. to turn a padlock into a desirable accessory. For the new Tiffany Lock collection Mid Century Vintage Maison Bagues French Gold Plated Bar Cart Shop Vinterior In-the-know decorators, both amateur and professional, are already experts at searching on eBay. They should also familiarize themselves…

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A gold funerary mask of Wendjebauendjed’s, a high-ranking priest during the pharaoh Psusennes I’s reign, in the first century B.C.

Golden Years

“I am Egypt,” proclaims Yul Brynner, leonine as Ramses the Great in Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments. Cinematic pomp aside, so many monumental and dazzling artifacts survive the reign of the real Ramses II that they fill a dozen rooms and multi-media spectacles in “Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs,” opening today at the de Young Museum, in San Francisco. READ ON

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Voice of a Generation A one-woman spoken-word odyssey of Kurt Cobain’s life has captured the attention of critics, and Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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Zola Ganzorigt The business-school student turned manicurist has quickly become Hollywood’s favorite nail artist

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Naked Dating and the Millionaire Misogynist Plus: why Buzz Bissinger is preparing to leave America

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“Well, sweetie, it was a complicated time—yes, we lost women’s reproductive rights, but we were busy fighting for work e-mails to include pronouns.”

Scenes from My Life: A Memoir

by Michael K. Williams
with Jon Sternfeld
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Kiki Man Ray: Art, Love, and Rivalry in 1920s Paris

by Mark Braude
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Freudian Tip A new book suggests Sigmund Freud would not have been the father of psychoanalysis history remembers him as were it not for his wife, Martha

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In Sifnos, Eating the Food of the Gods Greece is known for many things, but food is not one of them. An unpretentious Cycladic island with ancient culinary roots is changing that

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Issue No. 162
August 20, 2022
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Issue No. 162
August 20, 2022