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Issue No. 167

The View from Here Work, drink, or fornicate? Everything you’ve always wanted to know about writers’ retreats but were afraid to ask

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Selfies from Saudi To rebrand from an oppressive regime to a luxurious cultural hub, the Saudi Arabian government is paying influencers to vacation in the kingdom

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The Unsocial Network Engagement is low. Downloads are virtually nonexistent. Investors are backpedaling. Donald Trump’s rival to Twitter is a flop

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Survivor, D.C. Edition The new genre of books taking over Washington? Memoirs by Trump-administration survivors who tried to do their work in the midst of insanity

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My Favorite Things Gabriel Chipperfield has quickly established himself as one of London’s ones to watch, thanks to design projects that include artist Tracey Emin’s studios. Here, the young developer shares his top selections of the moment

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Eye of the Beholder As a talented actor and professional heartthrob, Brad Pitt has captured the hearts and minds of people from all over the world for over three decades. But will he manage to convince them to buy a $385 serum? Our beauty-and-wellness columnist tries to resist his charms …

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Failure to Launch Having returned to Santa Barbara, and with Prince Harry’s memoir and Meghan’s podcast underway, what’s next for the unroyal couple?

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The Rummage Sale of the Century One-of-a-kind pieces in the late Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani’s wardrobe, on sale in Milan, offer a slice of fashion heaven—if you can fit into them

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Abbott and Costello Go to Bat Against Monkeypox And the result is a comedy of errors

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Basque in It The husband-and-wife team of Eder Montero and Alex Raij has created some of New York’s best neighborhood restaurants

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Cézanne’s Provence Revisiting the painter’s life in the South of France has never looked—or tasted—better

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“Oh, dear God, more kitsch.”

A Ritzy Paris Building Where Millionaires Will Live Next to Former Homeless People And other strange news about these curious days …

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The Last Laugh Fawlty Towers could never be made today. But 47 years after it premiered, the show still perfectly captures a certain type of small-minded, social-climbing, xenophobic Englishman who is now all but extinct

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Watch The Railway Children Since 1970, fans of the film The Railway Children have been patiently waiting for a sequel. Based on Edith Nesbit’s 1906 children’s book… Bloom The Green Vase Every orchid I’ve owned has quickly withered, no matter the number of ice cubes I feed it. Let this be a hint to my loved ones to give me… Drink Pavilhão Chinês Is there anyone who didn’t go to Portugal this summer? Five-star hotels and new restaurants are sprouting across Lisbon. One spot that… Wear Angel Chang Last week, designer Angel Chang held her brand’s first presentation at New York Fashion Week, and the reception was appropriately glowing… Wear Still Here The “shacket”—the combination of a shirt and a jacket—is a fall staple in the world of men’s wear. But why should men have all the fun?… Listen and Read Meditations on Crime Whether inspired by America’s most wanted form of entertainment (true crime) or the ascent of the two master criminals of this young century… Watch The Railway Children Since 1970, fans of the film The Railway Children have been patiently waiting for a sequel. Based on Edith Nesbit’s 1906 children’s book… Bloom The Green Vase Every orchid I’ve owned has quickly withered, no matter the number of ice cubes I feed it. Let this be a hint to my loved ones to give me… Drink Pavilhão Chinês Is there anyone who didn’t go to Portugal this summer? Five-star hotels and new restaurants are sprouting across Lisbon. One spot that… Wear Angel Chang Last week, designer Angel Chang held her brand’s first presentation at New York Fashion Week, and the reception was appropriately glowing… Wear Still Here The “shacket”—the combination of a shirt and a jacket—is a fall staple in the world of men’s wear. But why should men have all the fun?… Listen and Read Meditations on Crime Whether inspired by America’s most wanted form of entertainment (true crime) or the ascent of the two master criminals of this young century…

The Crack-up How Cacklebean eggs became a mainstay on Britain’s best menus

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The Dark Side of Social-Media Influencers Plus: Is New York still the city that never sleeps?

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“We’re just a small tech start-up, but we’ll let you know if we need any palookas clobbered.”

Fernando Casablancas The model and artist makes his TV debut in a reality show about downtown Manhattan’s creative class

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Their Back Pages The Byrds invented folk rock and went on to become founding fathers of psychedelic rock, jazz rock, and country rock. A new book revisits the band’s mid-60s prime

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Piet Mondrian: A Life

by Hans Janssen
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Captain of Her Soul: The Life of Marion Davies

by Lara Gabrielle
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Night at the Opera The little-known story of two British spinsters who saved dozens of Jewish musicians during World War II—and the Viennese star composer who helped them do it

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Issue No. 167
September 24, 2022
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Issue No. 167
September 24, 2022