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Villa Envy Foreigners can buy a village town house in Sicily for the price of an espresso. And get a tax cut

All Woke and No Play Academics retaliate against P.C. censorship terrorists with panic buttons

Boris’s Bunny Boiler The British P.M.’s onetime American friend Jennifer Arcuri wants to publish diaries detailing their trysts and telephone calls

Letter from Cairo In Egypt, a bad feeling about what the fallout from the Soleimani assassination might bring

Goops! The marketing of Gwyneth’s genitalia

Design for Assisted Living Sweden’s Queen Silvia and Ikea team up to create pre-fab, low-cost apartments for older people, including those with dementia

Putin on the Ritz To understand Russia’s leader, go back to Stalin

For-Profit Feminism Who’s really making a killing from the quest for workplace equality?

Is Paris Fuming? Oui! Our expat in France reports on life during nationwide strikes, now in their third month

Gail Sheehy, 1937—2020 We are honored to have published her letter from Cuba earlier this year

Generation in Retrograde Millennials won’t do anything without consulting their horoscope

Living Really Large Outside Cairo, the biggest man-made structure in the world—an apartment complex for 30,000 residents—is in the works

Painting the Town (Rectory) Red The rise and fall of Farrow & Ball, paint purveyors to a vanishing upper class

Naked Ambition Is Emily Ratajkowski forging the next wave of feminism, or simply using it to peddle her thong bikinis?

Cape of No Hope Corruption and crime have killed Nelson Mandela’s dream and doomed the country’s future

Is This the End of the First Amendment? A startling court ruling makes it easier to jail insider traders—as well as whistleblowers and reporters

Going Cold Turkey Can a millennial survive a week without a smartphone?

Et Tu, A.C.L.U.? How America’s staunchest defenders of free speech lost their nerve

Has Anyone Seen Mrs. Harvey Weinstein? After this week, his future is suitably bleak. But what about his ex-wife Georgina Chapman’s?

Yiddish Envy Why Catholic Poles are discovering Jewish roots they don’t even have

Model Land A theme park for people obsessed with runways, photo shoots, makeovers, and red-carpet rides

Lessons of the Spanish Flu What can we learn from the 20th century’s deadliest virus outbreak?

We’re All Germophobes Now And it’s time to end the handshake madness

The Great Plague Diaries Samuel Pepys’s 1665 account of life in London ravaged by bubonic plague is all too familiar in 2020

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