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The View from Here Liz Cheney for attorney general?

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The Many Mysteries of “Murder Boy” His grandfather had an estate worth $40 million. When his mother died, he stood to inherit millions. Did Nathan Carman kill them both?

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Putin Turns on the Jews The Kremlin is both increasingly anti-Semitic and intent on staunching the brain drain to Israel and the West

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Spinning Mushrooms into Gold As psychedelics start to be taken seriously as a treatment for mental-health conditions, the worlds of loony mushroom-lovers and money-hungry investors collide

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My Favorite Things The second of nine children in a dynastic surfing family, Jonathan Paskowitz has led a successful career at the top of the sport, at the helm of several surfing-adjacent brands, and in film, nonprofits, and, most recently, the metaverse. Herewith, he shares his top picks

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Za’atar - Pint Season Home Spice As a thank-you gift for watching her dachshund, my neighbor turned friend Lizzy Koury dropped off a few jars of za’atar from her spice… Watch Furbo Ever wonder what your dogs do while you’re at work? With Furbo Dog Camera, you’ll get real-time updates about what your pups… Sparkle Verdura In 1941, jeweler Fulco di Verdura unveiled his design for the Three Stone Ring. Symbolizing the past, present, and future… Watch Summering The end of summer has brought us a gem of a movie about, of all things, the end of summer, and the fraught, uncertain future four best friends… Eames Rocking Shell Chair - Herman Miller Shop Kaiyo A new Eames rocking chair from Herman Miller will run you $745. When I set out with roughly $100 to find a used one for my bedroom… Listen Serial Tales Joan Juliet Buck is a skilled storyteller, as anyone who read her memoir… Za’atar - Pint Season Home Spice As a thank-you gift for watching her dachshund, my neighbor turned friend Lizzy Koury dropped off a few jars of za’atar from her spice… Watch Furbo Ever wonder what your dogs do while you’re at work? With Furbo Dog Camera, you’ll get real-time updates about what your pups… Sparkle Verdura In 1941, jeweler Fulco di Verdura unveiled his design for the Three Stone Ring. Symbolizing the past, present, and future… Watch Summering The end of summer has brought us a gem of a movie about, of all things, the end of summer, and the fraught, uncertain future four best friends… Eames Rocking Shell Chair - Herman Miller Shop Kaiyo A new Eames rocking chair from Herman Miller will run you $745. When I set out with roughly $100 to find a used one for my bedroom… Listen Serial Tales Joan Juliet Buck is a skilled storyteller, as anyone who read her memoir…

The Boat and Tote and Me I started ironically embroidering L. L. Bean tote bags as a joke. Then it went viral

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Eye of the Beholder Put away those Brazilian bikinis, ladies and gentlemen. This summer, modesty and downright frumpiness is the height of style. Our comfort-curious beauty columnist investigates …

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What Lies Beneath The revelation of a “mass grave” filled with Indigenous children convulsed Canada. But there were no mass graves—or revelations

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“Well, Janet, it sounds like it’s important to Ed, so maybe you could pay attention to how he did on every hole for at least the front nine.”

A Very WAG-ish Scandal? And other strange news about these curious days …

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The Future Is Funny Forget agents and grueling late-night-tour schedules, a new generation of comedians are reaching millions on TikTok

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It’s the Summer of Frump Sun’s out—but buns are not out. You can blame the boom in “granny style”

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Under a Killing Sun A tale of two cities, trying to survive life (and death) at 125 degrees Fahrenheit

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The members of Steely Dan—from left, Jim Hodder, Walter Becker, Denny Dias, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, and Donald Fagen—in 1973.

Strong as Steel

When Steely Dan released its debut album, Can’t Buy a Thrill, 50 years ago, in 1972, who could have imagined that the band would be a marquee touring act in 2022? But here we are, and they are. This summer has seen the band traveling the Eastern Seaboard on its Absolutely Normal Tour, which concludes next week in Port Chester, New York, running from August 10 to 13. READ ON


Vivienne Acheampong With The Sandman, a Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s comic book, the actress has entered the DC universe

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“Everyone who cares about you is here, Frank, because we all feel it’s time you quit wearing your baseball cap backwards.”
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Twenty-One Glimpses of London from Above Jason Hawkes’s aerial photographs are an homage to his favorite city


Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers

by Mary Rodgers and Jesse Green
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Murder, They Wrote

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The Disappearance of Josef Mengele

by Olivier Guez,
translated by Georgia de Chamberet
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“The aerodynamics suck, but it’s better for my back.”

A Different Sort of Café Society A Parisian waiter details the less glamorous side of French dining

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Bill Russell As the winner of 11 N.B.A. titles and the first Black head coach in a U.S. major league, the basketball star broke barriers on the court and off

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So Much More than Lobster At Aragosta, on Deer Isle, Maine, a heavenly restaurant, cottages with seaside views, and hikes in lush greenery offer a slice of Arcadia

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Issue No. 160
August 6, 2022
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Issue No. 160
August 6, 2022