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BELLA RAMSEY’S hit parade
Block Party • LA gets its Chelsea moment.
Fiber OPTICS • Tweed may have originated as a versatile workman’s material in the Scottish countryside, but on the runways, a legacy French house is most closely associated with the weave. Equal parts sporting and smart, it has given life to tidy Chanel skirt suits, classic quilted handbags, and elegant block heels. This season the brand’s Jewelry Creation Studio director, Patrice Leguéreau, makes it glitter in a 64-piece haute joaillerie collection, which includes gridded diamond earrings and brooches with the curvature of looped fabric. This collar necklace, a lattice of yellow gold set with diamonds and rubies, serves as the centerpiece: Its detachable lion head transforms into a brooch, while its 10.17-carat pear-shaped diamond can be worn as a ring. How’s that for versatility?
Taste the RAINBOW • A trove of Ellsworth Kelly art is reaching new eyes this year as 11 museums and galleries around the country celebrate the centennial of the color-loving American artist
Sun SOAKED • The wet, hot American summer shines on, in a quartet of rich visual histories
SIX PACK • Feline ponderings, knotty love, and more fresh novels
Gather ’Round • New works of nonfiction chronicle change and growth.
Face FORWARD • The most sought-after facialists deploy a mix of high-tech wizardry and lo-fi creature comforts for their captive audiences
Good GRACES • For SARA JANE HO, host of Netflix’s Mind Your Manners and founder of Institute Sarita, a finishing school in China, decorum is in the details
GREENROOM With a View • I come from a family of TV talking heads. Who am I to break with tradition?
AN idol MIND • AS THE WEEKND, Abel Tesfaye LEVERAGED AN AUTEUR-SCALE VISION TO BECOME AN UNLIKELY MEGASTAR. WITH A SEAMY HOLLYWOOD FANTASIA OF AN HBO SERIES ON THE WAY, HE’S REALIZING HIS GRANDEST AMBITION
THE OLIGARCH’S PASSPORT • IN 2015, PORTUGAL OPENED ITS DOORS TO FOREIGNERS WHOSE JEWISH ANCESTORS HAD BEEN EXPELLED DURING THE INQUISITION. RUSSIAN BILLIONAIRE ROMAN ABRAMOVICH USED HIS HERITAGE TO GAIN ENTRY TO THE COUNTRY AND AN ALL-ACCESS PASS TO THE EU—EXPOSING DEEP FLAWS IN A WELL-INTENTIONED POLICY JUNE 2023 57
INSIDE THE PLAN TO CONVINCE VOTERS THAT JOE BIDEN CAN HANDLE FOUR MORE YEARS
BATTLE HYMN • Long before Ron DeSantis made the regulation of college curricula a stump-speech talking point, WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR. launched a conservative crusade to transform universities into bastions of right-wing ideology
Awards Insider • A SPECIAL SECTION DEVOTED TO THE STARS AND CREATORS REDEFINING TELEVISION
THE FEAST • Streaming has brought riches to viewers, even if Hollywood’s learning some hard lessons. Welcome to the TV issue—and thank you for not skipping the intro
OBJECT LESSONS • A tribute to the inanimate key players in four major Emmy contenders
RAGS AND RICHES • Television’s über-wealthy communicate their status through looks both flashy and deceptively casual
8 PERFECT EPISODES • Even on some of the best shows, there are chapters that stand above the rest
MURDERERS’ ROW • So many hit shows center on charismatic killers. But—spoiler alert!—which of these devils actually deserve our sympathy?
MACHINE DREAMS • The creator of the beloved...