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Three-Ways, U.K.-Style It’s Netflix/Palace vs. No. 10 for this week’s biggest ratings

Pedaling Bad Behavior SoulCycle was always cultish. Now instructors are accused of having sex with clients, racism, and more

Mademoiselle’s Literary Glam Girl Edie Locke encouraged Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan while publishing Truman Capote and John Updike

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Stanley Kubrick’s unfulfilled dream, and more quirky news for these curious days

Diana’s Last Days Divorced from Prince Charles and estranged from the royal family, the Princess of Wales finds romance and an adoring public

What Lies Beneath … A town house collapses in Chelsea as the underground lairs of some of London’s wealthiest residents may be cracking under the pressure

A Prince Is Born While Diana upstaged Charles and gave birth to William, her marriage faltered, and Camilla’s visits to Highgrove, Charles’s family home, became more frequent

November 17, 2020

Shot in the Dark I was a lab rat for the new coronavirus vaccine

Joe Biden’s Not-So-Secret Weapon American-born and raised in France by a stepfather who had survived the Holocaust, Tony Blinken will shape the next president’s global relations

The King’s Gambit Is Spain’s exiled monarch, Juan Carlos, running out of moves?

Instagram’s Brave New World Influencers who are computer-generated and who, like their followers, never sleep

Was Diana Duped? Earl Spencer accuses the BBC of swindling his sister out of secrets in her infamous interview

The View from Here A concession speech for a presidential loser who won’t admit he’s, well, a loser

King of Queens Is newly elected New York State representative Zohran Kwame Mamdani the next A.O.C.?

When Charles Met Diana As Netflix unveils The Crown’s Diana years, a closer look at the princess-to-be who sobbed her way through her wedding rehearsal

“A Bit of a Clever Dick” Scottish actor-comedian John Sessions voiced Laurence Olivier, acted with Meryl Streep, and channeled Keith Richards

Xi Marks the Spot The coronavirus accelerated China’s rise, but the country’s future isn’t as certain as its president insists

Depp Goes Down Swinging Once Hollywood’s fêted heartthrob, Johnny Depp may never work again after this week’s High Court verdict in the U.K.

No One Spikes These Stories How Substack became home to big-name journalists who felt “the Youngs” in newsrooms were putting wokeness ahead of important ideas

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