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Issue No. 166

The View from Here Here’s why Putin thinks basketball superstar Brittney Griner is a fair trade for ex-K.G.B. arms dealer Viktor Bout

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On Her Majesty’s Final Services Despite all the planning, many in London are not quite sure how to mark Queen Elizabeth’s death

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Never Again With his latest epic historical documentary, Ken Burns enters a very contemporary debate

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“Anyone Seen the Beefeater Gin Guy?” Queen Elizabeth headed one of the world’s biggest brands. It’s only right that advertising heads of state come to mourn her

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Once upon a Time in Londongrad How did the party-mad millionaire son of a former Russian K.G.B. officer penetrate the very core of Britain’s political establishment?

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My Favorite Things Isolde Brielmaier is nothing short of an art-world force. Here, the deputy director of the New Museum and guest curator at the International Center of Photography reveals the eye-catching essentials she has on heavy rotation.

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Meghan Knows Best The duchess investigates stereotypes and deconstructs the b-word—Prince Harry even makes a cameo—but, really, Archetypes is all about her

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Visit “L.A. Woman,” at the Columbus Museum of Art In 1966, Joan Archibald, a housewife living with her husband and two kids… Visit Seventh House It’s easy to miss Seventh House. Architect Frank Gehry likely intended that when he designed it in 1965, early in his career, on commission… Set Fable It’s Instagram’s fault. In a previous era, dishes, flatware, and drinking glasses didn’t need to be ready for prime time, but now every meal is… Wear The Vampire’s Wife Here’s the problem with the Vampire’s Wife: it’s ubiquitous, on stylish royals and plebeians alike. It breaks my heart to say this, but whenever your… Watch Dark Winds Dark Winds—a six-episode adaptation of Tony Hillerman’s best-selling, psychological cop thriller—was already renewed for a second season… Listen A Song for You In the fall of 1972, Karen Carpenter’s voice was inescapable. Released that summer, A Song for You, the Carpenters’ fourth studio album… Visit “L.A. Woman,” at the Columbus Museum of Art In 1966, Joan Archibald, a housewife living with her husband and two kids… Visit Seventh House It’s easy to miss Seventh House. Architect Frank Gehry likely intended that when he designed it in 1965, early in his career, on commission… Set Fable It’s Instagram’s fault. In a previous era, dishes, flatware, and drinking glasses didn’t need to be ready for prime time, but now every meal is… Wear The Vampire’s Wife Here’s the problem with the Vampire’s Wife: it’s ubiquitous, on stylish royals and plebeians alike. It breaks my heart to say this, but whenever your… Watch Dark Winds Dark Winds—a six-episode adaptation of Tony Hillerman’s best-selling, psychological cop thriller—was already renewed for a second season… Listen A Song for You In the fall of 1972, Karen Carpenter’s voice was inescapable. Released that summer, A Song for You, the Carpenters’ fourth studio album…

Eye of the Beholder Filters are fun, but not everyone wants to go out in public with full-on Instagram Face. Now the hottest trend in foundation is more subtle (and less Spackle). But is our discerning beauty expert ready to show her bare face to all the world?

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A Passage to India Max Vadukul has spent the last few years chronicling India’s litter-and-pollution problem. The completed project goes on show this week in Milan

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Rebels with a Cause In Gutsy, a new TV docuseries, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton traverse the globe in search of inspirational and high-achieving women, but if their tedious banter is any indication, they barely know one another

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Long live the King! A procession of aldermen and heralds pass ceremonial pikemen and the statue of the Duke of Wellington, following the proclamation of King Charles III, at London’s Royal Exchange, on September 10.

The Kinky King of Europe And other strange news about these curious days …

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The Rise and Rise of Ziggy Stardust Moonage Daydream is the far-out, maximalist documentary David Bowie would have wanted

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Christelle’s Ball The fashion designer behind Koché puts her own sporty spin on French style

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Is That Fungi? The hottest luxury bags and shoes are now made from a high-tech derivative of mushrooms

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Hey, Genius Cécile McLorin Salvant sings art songs for the new 20s

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Reality Bites Rumored to be the most expensive TV show of all time, Amazon’s new Lord of the Rings prequel confirms that fantasy, a once mocked and belittled genre, is now a mainstream money-spinner

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“It’s nice having the option to work from home.”

Picasso’s War: How Modern Art Came to America

by Hugh Eakin
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Lucy by the Sea

by Elizabeth Strout
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Lynn Goldsmith Has the Password The American photographer infiltrated the world of music’s greats. Her portraits of Aretha Franklin, Cher, Bob Dylan, and countless others are collected in a new, 80s-themed coffee-table book


A Conversation with Ken Burns His documentary The U.S. and the Holocaust reveals old attitudes about immigration that are with us still

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Issue No. 166
September 17, 2022
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Issue No. 166
September 17, 2022