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Off Broadway

Play, boy

A few words with Max Wolf Friedlich, whose new two-person play, Job, has New Yorkers reaching for the Xanax.

Swan song

The first Mrs. Guest

C. Z.’s mother-in-law was an aviation enthusiast who bankrolled Amelia Earhart’s transatlantic flight.

Movie land

From Stepford Wives To Mystic Pizza

A new, lush book by actor/writer Illeana Douglas takes us on a film journey through Connecticut.

What's on

Women Dressing Women

An exhibit at the Met’s Costume Institute proves that women design for who we are, not just who we want to be. And the results are often stunning.

Viral sensation

Who is MrBeast?

Here we explain the phenom who is the world’s most successful YouTuber (so you don’t have to ask your 10-year-old).

Worried woman in a warm white woolen sweater on a gray background looks at an approaching moth
Thread counts

The Cashmere Whisperer

Is your life unraveling? Wait, not your life—your sweater. Snags—and moths—happen. For those attached to an old favorite, Ron Moore is here to help.

Dishing dirt

The Gilded Age's wicked society magazine

How William d’Alton Mann blackmailed his way into creating one of New York City’s most parasitic gossip rags.

People holding selfie sticks and mobile phones, take photos of Pope Francis as he arrives for his weekly general audience in Paul VI hall at The Vatican, 2018.
Bad behavior

America The Rude

Americans have always been considered a little louder and a little coarser. But post-pandemic, we’ve collectively lost any sense of decorum.

A woman skiing in the 40s. Image courtesy of Maud Tarras Wahlberg
Sports

The thrill of the chill

There’s a reason the Swedes have 25 different words for snow.

Red mini with gifts piled on top, tied with a huge red ribbon
Ho, ho, ho!

DP’s Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Anyone who says, “Oh, I don’t want anything this year!” has obviously not seen DP’s list. We invite you to get your greed on.

Socialite C.Z. Guest and her son Alexander Guest in front of their Grecian temple pool at Villa Artemis in Palm Beach. Original Publication: A Wonderful Time - Slim Aarons (Photo by Slim Aarons/Getty Images)
Society

Poolside revisited

The story behind the photo (taken at the Palm Beach estate rumored to be a future home for Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez) that enshrined Villa Artemis (and C.Z. Guest) as the reigning symbol of post-war American Aristocracy.

Two revelers at SantaCon NYC
Ho, Ho, Hurl!

A brief, slightly weird history of SantaCon

It’s that time of year, when thousands of faux—and, er, festive—Santas roam the streets and earn their place on the Naughty List.

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