This week, Sheila Weller tells of the first Black female P.O.W. in U.S. history. André Leon Talley asks if perhaps the magic of New York Fashion Week has been lost to the coronavirus. Sam Kashner reveals how a comic book about Martin Luther King Jr. thrust forward the civil-rights movement. And on the back of their new Netflix deal, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle offer a blueprint for a New World Order—well, sort of. All read aloud by Mat Laroche and Zoe Gahan. Plus, a special treat: British actor, writer, and theater-and-opera director Simon Callow reads aloud his own review of Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music, by Alex Ross.
The View from Here
Sheila Weller asks Shoshana Johnson, the first Black female P.O.W. in U.S. history, what Trump can learn about duty and sacrifice
When Harry Met Netflix
On the heels of Harry and Meghan’s multi-million-dollar Hollywood deal, we imagine what’s behind the grasping. And what’s to come
Black and White and Read All over the South
How a comic book about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. rallied 1960s civil-rights fighters, including John Lewis
Are the magic and grandeur of New York Fashion Week another victim of the coronavirus?
“Ring” of Fire
Simon Callow on Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music, by Alex Ross