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Description and travel

The Oa

On the pleasures and perils of whisky

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The Lost Yearling

An American classic fades away

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The Rat’s Guide

By Amitava Kumar, from A Matter of Rats, a “short biography” of his hometown of Patna, India, to be published by Duke University Press in April. Patna is the capital…

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In Gabrovo

By Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915–2011), from The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos, to be published in March by New York Review Books. Edited by Colin Thubron…

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Loving Las Vegas

What the prudes get wrong about Sin City

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Showing a Little Leg

A pilgrimage to Ellen Altfest’s body paintings

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Killing Deer

A hard death on the high road

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The Highbrander

From an October 9, 2012, email sent by Lucy Bird, then chief executive of Marketing Edinburgh, to city councillors Sue Brice and Alastair Maclean, during the development of an ad…

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An economic companion to the Messiah

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