How We Survived Winter in Wartime

As millions of Ukrainians face their first winter of the war, I share in their dread because I know how brutal a winter war can be. As a child in Sarajevo, Bosnia, I survived three long winters in a city under siege. I endured the cold and deprivation alongside the constant anxiety that I might … Read more

Sydney Swans star Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin and wife Jesinta Campbell splash $9 million on Gold Coast mansion

AFL Sydney Swans player Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin and his wife Jesinta splashed about $9 million on a glamorous Mediterranean mansion on the Gold Coast, weeks before listing their luxury apartment in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. The high-profile couple’s latest multimillion-dollar buy comes after Franklin signed on with the Swans for another year, days out from the … Read more

The Decline of Etiquette and the Rise of ‘Boundaries’

In 1950, family dinner in America was a minefield of social rules. According to one etiquette film from that year, children were expected to arrive promptly with hair combed and faces scrubbed; daughters should have changed from school clothes to “something more festive.” Most importantly, conversation topics had to be chosen with care. Discussing financial … Read more

Stunning builder’s own home in Geelong lands $2m-plus sale

A lavish builder’s own renovated Victorian-era house apparently described by potential buyers as they best they’ve seen in Geelong has beaten the street record in Kilgour St. The four-bedroom showpiece at 156 Kilgour St was snapped up for $2.4m immediately after auction on Saturday. McGrath Geelong agents Jim Cross and David Cortous received a solitary … Read more

Love in the Villa is another mediocre Netflix rom-com

Let’s consider the Netflix rom-com. Generally cheap-to-make, often indistinguishable and almost always forgettable, the Netflix rom-com has become a genre in and of itself. The streaming platform has observed an appetite for easygoing, escapist rom-com movies and it’s more than happy to fulfil those desires, as fleeting as they are. Especially when the genre and … Read more

The New Era of Political Violence Is Here

This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here. I’ve been thinking about the threats against law enforcement and Trump’s barely veiled warning to Attorney General Merrick Garland … Read more

Should You Cut ‘Toxic’ People Out of Your Life?

Last spring, my boyfriend sublet a spare room in his apartment to an aspiring model. The roommate was young and made us feel old, but he was always game for a bottle of wine in the living room, and he seemed to like us, even though he sometimes suggested that we were boring or not … Read more

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