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art history

An Alleged Art Smuggler Takes Aim at the Mafia

With his own freedom in the balance, William Veres is now aiding in the search for one of the world’s most important missing paintings.

The Painful Stories Behind Abortion Restrictions

A couple trying to conceive, an ultrasound technician, and a gay pastor share their experiences with abortion in post-Roe America.
Shot List

An American Classic, Reimagined

The inside story on The Color Purple reveals how the musical adaptation’s gorgeous, subtle vision was unlocked.


The Crown

The Sad, Strange Details of Princess Diana’s Last Vacation

Inside Princess Diana’s final trip aboard the Jonikal, with Dodi Fayed, which is reimagined in The Crown’s sixth season.
The Crown

How Royal Rebel Princess Diana Reshaped the Family Dynamics

In honor of the first episodes of The Crown’s final season, a look back at how Princess Diana reshaped royal relationships while raising sons William and Harry.
The Crown

Who Was the Lone Survivor of Princess Diana’s Fatal Crash?

“I have never seen so many fractures on a man who was still alive,” said the surgeon who treated Dodi Fayed’s bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones.?


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How Cecil Beaton Helped Invent Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret

The bon vivant royal photographer made portraits of the Windsors for more than 50 years, helping establish their legacy in the public eye. A new book from the Victoria and Albert Museum offers an intimate view of his mythmaking work.