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Failure to Launch

Having returned to Santa Barbara, and with Prince Harry’s memoir and Meghan’s podcast underway, what’s next for the unroyal couple?

Selfies from Saudi

To rebrand from an oppressive regime to a luxurious cultural hub, the Saudi Arabian government is paying influencers to vacation in the kingdom

The View from Here

Work, drink, or fornicate? Everything you’ve always wanted to know about writers’ retreats but were afraid to ask

A Ritzy Paris Building Where Millionaires Will Live Next to Former Homeless People

And other strange news about these curious days …

The Unsocial Network

Engagement is low. Downloads are virtually nonexistent. Investors are backpedaling. Donald Trump’s rival to Twitter is a flop

The View from Here

Here’s why Putin thinks basketball superstar Brittney Griner is a fair trade for ex-K.G.B. arms dealer Viktor Bout

On Her Majesty’s Final Services

Despite all the planning, many in London are not quite sure how to mark Queen Elizabeth’s death

The Kinky King of Europe

And other strange news about these curious days …

Meghan Knows Best

The duchess investigates stereotypes and deconstructs the b-word—Prince Harry even makes a cameo—but, really, Archetypes is all about her

Once upon a Time in Londongrad

How did the party-mad millionaire son of a former Russian K.G.B. officer penetrate the very core of Britain’s political establishment?

Elizabeth II and Her Horses

Remembering Britain’s longest-reigning monarch in her most beloved pastime

The View from Here

Dandyish Cecil Beaton was an unlikely choice for royal photographer. But his portraits of Elizabeth gave a nation in crisis the monarch it needed

The Flight of the “Concordski”

The espionage and secret history behind the Soviets’ attempt to build their own Concorde

When Family Secrets Turn Deadly

A pedophilia-fueled murder in an idyllic town shocks France

The Glorious Collapse of Truth Social, Trump’s Social-Media App

And other strange news about these curious days …

The Spruce Deuce

Before Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, there was Howard Hughes and Jean Peters

The View from Here

As Jared Kushner reveals in his new book, the Trumps have more in common with the Mussolinis than he realizes

By Giorgia!

As the favorite to be Italy’s next prime minister, is Giorgia Meloni—backed by bunga-bunga Berlusconi—the most dangerous woman in Europe?

Where Oligarchs Have Found Safe Harbors

And other strange news about these curious days …

Just Another Revolution

A director and producer at the vanguard of New Hollywood, Bob Rafelson infused his films with real life—and his life with high adventure

Bed of Lies

Dodi Fayed’s super-yacht, a Paris suite, 11 shots of whiskey—25 years after Princess Diana’s death, there are still more questions than answers

Trouble in Paradise

The talk of the town in idyllic Nantucket is an allegation of strangulation that pits prominent D.C. figures against each other

J. K. Rowling’s Goblet of a Firestorm

Even when she’s defending Salman Rushdie’s rights, some in the literary world want to see her silenced. Or worse

Tim Page

Shot four times, the courageous British photojournalist was the inspiration for Dennis Hopper’s character in Apocalypse Now, and his powerful imagery captured the horrors of war