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It’s Complicated

A new film re-examines Tolstoy’s marriage—a subject that has inspired more than a century of commentary, from dueling novellas to literary mock trials

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Russia’s long good-bye

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Introducing AIR MAIL’s first special issue, devoted entirely to the theme of downtown New York, past and present

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Just how corrupt is the Qatar World Cup?

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A new, unauthorized biography of Britain’s shortest-serving prime minister, Liz Truss, reveals a robotic woman who lives on a diet of espressos and mayonnaise-free food, but leaves its readers wanting more

Behind the Palace Curtain

A new season of The Crown, a scathing nonfiction account, the tell-all memoir from Prince Harry himself—there is no shortage of ways to take in the royal family, but none are flattering

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Liz Truss’s catastrophic 45 days as British prime minister have set the stage for a Tarantino-like face-off for her replacement. Brexit-stung Europeans look on in bemusement

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New memoirs from both sides of the justice system shed light on Trump’s destructiveness—and feature some major about-faces

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What drives Trump? More than racism, power, or even greed, it’s an insatiable hunger for fame

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As protests consume Iran, the specter of the Shah’s toppling haunts the ayatollahs

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

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

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

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

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One of our Writers at Large explains how to avoid heartbreak, of the existential variety

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With Trumpism more rabid and violent than ever, is it finally time to leave?

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Writing pro-war poetry for money is one way to survive in Putin’s Russia

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Liz Cheney for attorney general?

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As a writer on the first season of Saturday Night Live, I was hip. This month, I had one replaced

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Trump’s “I believed” defense is indefensible

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Is Trump crazy like a fox—or just plain crazy? The director of the documentary series Unprecedented thinks the latter

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A crisis of perception has led tourists to avoid Poland. Their loss …

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Modern history teaches us that women can be subjugated for only so long

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Did Henry Kissinger, now 99, ever meet a powerful world leader he didn’t like?