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Grave New World

Jensen Huang used to clean toilets. Now he runs a trillion-dollar A.I. company that could change the course of history

Bend It Like M.B.S.

As the Gulf states jockey for control of the Arabian Peninsula, they’re waging battle through an unlikely proxy: European football

Strange Bedfellows

Dr. Alfred Kinsey’s studies of human sexuality required many eager test subjects. One—the cult writer and filmmaker Kenneth Anger—became an unlikely lifelong friend

The View from Here

Where the 1960s had love and the 1980s greed, the 2020s are quickly being defined by anger. Forget the Roaring 20s—welcome to the Raging 20s!

The Attention-Whore Index

Elon Musk rules the roost. Chris Licht gets the boot. Can Prince Harry reclaim his throne? Plus: the oddest news from around the world

Poison Pen

A Utah mother of three allegedly killed her husband to collect on his life-insurance policy. Then she wrote a bereavement book for kids

Rise of the Senior Swiftie

It’s not just tweens and teens who are knocked out by Taylor Swift. She’s a hit with the boomers too

The Attention-Whore Index

An unstable tech billionaire, a disgraced Republican politician, and a needy hereditary monarch walk into a bar: Who gets the most attention? You decide!

Armie Hammer Breaks His Silence: Coda

Two years ago, allegations of rape destroyed the actor’s career. This week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office dropped its case against him

The View from Here

For 95 years, the Oscar for best picture signified excellence. What will it mean when the Academy starts enforcing its new eligibility rules?

Proceed to Checkout

Newly engaged fauxlanthropists Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sánchez have mastered the art of “strategic giving” from their half-a-billion-dollar yacht

The Future Is Female—and Not in a Good Way

From Amazon’s Alexa to Apple’s Siri, A.I.’s female defaults are teaching our youngest generations to associate women’s voices with obedience

Trump on the Volga

Yevgeny Prigozhin, Putin’s chef turned mercenary, is a gaudy egomaniac with a message: Make Russia (and me) Great Again

Blood on the Green Felt

An accusation of cheating in a high-stakes game of poker has led to allegations of sexism, criminal gangs, and mysterious vibrating devices

The Attention-Whore Index

Harry and Meghan are back on top! But who will replace them? Only you can decide! Plus: strange stories from around the world

Girls Just Want to F1

The wild success of Netflix’s docuseries Formula 1: Drive to Survive has bred a new type of Grand Prix fan

The View from Here

When Martin Amis stopped being the Mick Jagger of British fiction

So Much More than a Wedding

This season, “non-wedding weddings”—think short ceremonies, long parties, and far-flung locales—are all the rage, and brides have taken the assignment to heart

Where Art and Terror Collide

Meet the alleged money-laundering, sanctions-evading Lebanese collector with a penchant for expensive art, blood diamonds, and, possibly, Hezbollah

The Château That Ate Provence, Part III

Despite a slew of court judgments and the looming threat of demolition, Château Diter and its eccentric owner are not only standing, they’re open for business. Has Patrick Diter become “the Tiger King of Provence”?

The View from Here

Here’s why Cannes is my favorite film festival

Rock Bottom

In Monaco, a shadow war is raging between Prince Albert and a billionaire developer that features dirty tricks, a mysterious whistleblower, and death on the winding roads

The Attention-Whore Index

Drama from Harry and Meghan! A false step from Kate! Another hissy fit from Putin’s chef! Who will raise your hackles the most this week?

Going Overboard

Enlightened billionaires like Bernard Arnault, Giorgio Armani, and Barry Diller name their own boats. A Viennese consultant helps those less inspired name their new yachts