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The $158 Million Question

Why is Leon Black, billionaire financier, blue-chip art collector—and close friend of Jeffrey Epstein’s—suddenly facing a new rape accusation and questions from the Senate Finance Committee? An extensive AIR MAIL investigation provides a road map

The Attention-Whore Index

Is Elon Musk having trouble with his X? Did Melania Trump almost quit the White House? Is there a rift in the Sussex-verse? Who is demanding your attention?

The Attention-Whore Index

King Charles getting a pay raise? Elon Musk tearing down Twitter? R.F.K. Jr. playing the Trump card? Who is the neediest of them all? You decide!


Edward Sexton, who died this week, gave bespoke suits the right amount of flair—and just might have saved Savile Row

A Village Fête in London

One of the city’s most eccentric traditions sees waiters going head-to-head in a race around Soho

The View from Here

As Israeli protests against Netanyahu’s efforts to tame the courts escalate, military officers talk about a possible pro-democracy coup

The Eyes of a Killer: Part V

This week, Bryan Kohberger’s defense team announced that they plan to prove their client wasn’t even at the scene of the crime. Could they actually get him off?

Company Town

Inside the Praxis Society, a Silicon Valley–backed start-up attempting to build a city in the Mediterranean

The View from Here

Hollywood isn’t the only strike zone. French journalists are picketing the latest antics of right-wing media mogul Vincent Bolloré

While Rome Burns

A brutal heat wave is shutting down daily life in Italy—and giving one clever weather forecaster the chance to flex his Dante knowledge

Royal Mayhem

The exiled would-be King of Italy got away with murder, then a German model demanded justice

A Pro and a Con

For Shelby Hewitt, a Boston social worker in her 30s, posing as a teenage foster kid was easy. The question is: Why would anyone want to go back to high school?

The Attention-Whore Index

R.F.K. Jr. tries out anti-Semitism for size, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie continue their never-ending, acrimonious divorce. Who’s grabbing your attention this week?

The Last of the Giants

Before Steve Jobs, Polaroid founder Edwin Land developed revolutionary products at the intersection of art and technology. Thanks to a devoted few, his 225-pound 20x24 camera lives on

The Je Ne Sais Quoi of Jane Birkin

A lifetime of photographs pays tribute to the French-British actress and singer who inspired the iconic handbag

Cinema Verité

Like the plot of a French New Wave film, the legendary actor Alain Delon is in a tumultuous battle with his much younger girlfriend

The View from Here

A U.S. Air Force whistleblower has made dramatic new claims for the existence of U.F.O.’s. Is it enough to finally make us believe?

The Attention-Whore Index

After a brief summer break, the world’s neediest attention-seekers are back and clamoring for your vote. But who really deserves it? You decide!

Wagnerian Army

Why is Prigozhin’s Russian mercenary force named after Hitler’s favorite 19th-century German composer?

Julian Sands

The actor imbued his performances across screen and stage, from James Ivory’s A Room with a View to John Malkovich’s A Celebration of Harold Pinter, with the same zeal he brought to his life

Keeping Up with the Joneses

In the 1990s, Helen Fielding’s hilarious novel Bridget Jones’s Diary became a huge hit. Now revisionists are ruining the fun

Antique Road Show

At Mille Miglia, Italy’s most prestigious auto race, an appreciation for classic cars and all that comes with driving them—danger, beauty, and speed—endures across generations

The View from Here

The Russian connection in the notorious Profumo case during the Cold War looks like a prequel to the first Trump presidential campaign

Private-Jet Paradox

Wanna take mine or yours? Will the climate crisis ground the use of private planes or simply make the elite more secretive?