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Boris’s Bunny Boiler

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

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

Letter from Cairo

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

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


The marketing of Gwyneth’s genitalia

Putin on the Ritz

To understand Russia’s leader, go back to Stalin

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

For-Profit Feminism

Who’s really making a killing from the quest for workplace equality?

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

Generation in Retrograde

Millennials won’t do anything without consulting their horoscope

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?

Cape of No Hope

Corruption and crime have killed Nelson Mandela’s dream and doomed the country’s future

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

Snack Attack!

The founders of a podcast for investment-savvy millennials talk as quickly as the markets move