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Bad Words No worries! I am literally about to circle back to that … Some words are better left unsaid

Baby Face As the beauty industry strives for a younger and younger look, the only place left to go is … skin as soft and supple as a baby’s (literally)

Libertines of London These days, hedonism is even more infectious than Omicron

John Bird’s Big Issue John Bird, who grew up homeless and made it into the House of Lords the unfashionable way, on running the London street newspaper The Big Issue

Where Oprah Turns for Gifts For the hard-to-buy-for—and the 1-percenters—Michael Beneville has solutions

No #Girlbosses Allowed Inside the Garrick, Boris Johnson’s favorite 190-year-old club at the heart of a sexism row

Giving Well Is the Best Revenge Jeff Bezos’s ex-wife, MacKenzie, continues to donate her $60 billion to worthy causes—all while staying on planet Earth

Sons of Anarchy How an F.B.I. informant stopped the gun-crazed, conspiracy-theorizing group behind the plot to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer

The Very Online and the Restless Meet the “Fantasy Boyfriends” of TikTok—and the young fans who worship them

Words to Live By A British linguist wants to bring back the better halves of the English language

Manifest Destiny? No Thank You Leave it to the C.I.A. to affirm our power to manifest the future—and ruin the game for ill-wishers everywhere

Jeff Bezos’s Projectile Dysfunction In the space race between billionaires, Musk is throttling Bezos. How is that possible?

Where Thoughts Go to Die Professors from Britain’s top universities tell of the death threats and abuse they face at conferences and on campus

Thank You for Smoking Lighting up indoors? Never! Well, except at these illustrious establishments …

Where the TikTok Stars Are Welcome to the Ten Thousand building, home to Addison Rae, Dixie D’Amelio, and everyone else who has made it to social-media fame and infamy

Sect Appeal Why are pop stars and the fashion crowd suddenly dressing like cult leaders?

The Club That Welcomes Crashers London’s Goldfish Club has been a tight brotherhood for years. Does Clint Eastwood want to join?

More Photos, Please! Paparazzi got a terrible rap in the Diana and Britney years. So why are stars still seeking them out?

Cruise Control So much for your nether regions. Gwyneth Paltrow now wants to fiddle with your vacation!

No Skin in the Game Millennials and Gen Z–ers are all about empowerment and freeing the nipple. So why aren’t they embracing the nudism movement?

What Makes TikTok Tick? It starts with 75 million videos vying for your attention …

Locks, Sex, and Two Smoking Barrels During shooting season in the U.K., the most coveted “birds” are bagged at night

When Your Mother Is a Conspiracy Theorist Gen Z–ers struggle with how to save parents radicalized by social-media-fueled lies