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Social Exposures Camilla McGrath’s photographs of Jackie Kennedy, Mick Jagger, Carrie Fisher, Truman Capote, and others depict worlds colliding

(Box) Office Flop A lavish short film starring WeWork C.E.O. Adam Neumann’s infamous wife, Rebekah, was a harbinger of things to come

Music Man With his nasty temper and squalid lifestyle, Beethoven was not an easy genius. Writing from the perspective of his lover, an author explores the appeal

October 27, 2020

Meeting the Alien In which the author is thrilled when he hears director Tim Burton wants him for a big part in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Hilary Mantel The author of the Cromwell trilogy recommends her favorite books on her favorite theme: royals

Sour Grapes John Steinbeck’s biographer reveals the story of a friendship gone wrong when Joseph Campbell fell for Steinbeck’s wife Carol

October 20, 2020

Divorcing, Revisited Susan Taubes’s semi-autobiographical novel was published in 1969 to little acclaim. Its reissuing offers a chance to discover the cutting, long-forgotten gem

October 20, 2020

Good Sport Go for the game, stay for the crumpets: a new book surveys the storied, bucolic world of cricket

October 19, 2020

Bruce Wagner’s Woke Universe After his publisher balked at his use of a certain word, Hollywood’s master of satire posts his new novel online for free

Dark Words Why did Eleanor Roosevelt stand by the offensive term she used in her long-celebrated autobiography?

Hollywood Heartbreak In which the star of My Best Friend’s Wedding forgets a dinner with Joan Collins and loses a “giant” role, all while trying to revive his career

One for the Books Heywood Hill, among the world’s most revered bookshops, is launching a somewhat unique literary prize

Seeing Things Seamus Heaney’s biographer looks at what makes a poet essential

October 13, 2020

Bringing Up Cary The actor’s early years—he was born Archie Leach in Bristol, U.K.—stayed with him long after he became Cary Grant

Jane After Jann 25 years after the split of Jane and Jann Wenner, a close friend reflects on Jane’s stoic second act

October 6, 2020