Edith Wharton

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The American Irish Historical Society’s mansion on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan that is now on sale for $52 million. Photograph: Sarah Blesener/New York Times

A much-storied mansion on New York’s Fifth Avenue has gone on the market for $52 million, or more than €40 million, and its sale by the American Irish(...)

St Patrick’s Day: Michael Bloomberg, as mayor, and Dr Kevin Cahill at the American Irish Historical Society after the New York parade in 2011. Photograph: Michael Appleton/New York Times

An exquisite Gilded Age townhouse on Fifth Avenue in New York City is on the market for more than $52 million, or more than €40 million. It featu(...)

Villa Santo Sospir,  where Jean Cocteau stayed and painted murals throughout. Photograph:  Marina Melia/Villa Santo Sospir DACS/Comit Cocteau

A new book exploring the houses of the world’s great artists is both fascinating and disappointing “For artists we’re never going to get to meet(...)

With children home schooling, or in a cramped flatshare, your bed may be the only place you can get any peace. Photograph: iStock

Everybody who knows what they’re talking about will tell you not to do it, but the lure of bed is hard to resist for any home worker. Or it may have b(...)

Like many towns and cities across America, Newport has long been a mecca for J1 students. Photograph: Maddie Meyer/Getty

Nestled on a cove in the pretty New England state of Rhode Island, Newport has long been a destination for wealthy American holidaymakers. Edith Whar(...)

Dr Anthony Fauci: new polls show that the smear from Trumpworld may be starting to stick; fewer Republicans trust the doctor now than in the spring. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times)

Never mind Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. You want to see a real can’t-look-away train wreck of a relationship? Look to the nation’s capital, where a me(...)

The Palais Rose, a pink-marble reproduction of the Versailles Trianon, was the last of the belle époque palaces, an the scene of many lavish soirees.

The 1895 marriage of the American railway heiress Anna Gould to the French count Boniface “Boni” de Castellane was the quintessential meeting of Old (...)

‘The story of how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton rose and reinvented themselves and embraced and brawled is the story of New York itself.’ Photograph: Zach Gibson/The New York Times

The sensational, spidery plot of the most gripping game of thrones in modern history is best captured by two images. The first is from Donald J Trump’(...)

Elizabeth Gilbert: there are too many female characters in literature for whom “marriage is the end of their story”. Photograph: The New York Times

‘Whom to marry, and when it will happen – these two questions define every woman’s existence, regardless of where she was raised or what religion she (...)

 Harper Lee will publish her second novel, ‘Go Set a Watchman’, 60 years after the Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. Photograph: Getty

There is something alluring about perfection; it is so rare that most people would understand the feeling of wanting to keep it that way. An initial r(...)

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