Sarah Lyall New York Times writer at large
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Sarah Lyall has been working as a writer at large, covering a variety of desks, including sports, culture, media and international.

165 Articles
2 days ago
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To Get the Best Perks at the World Cup, You Have to Be a V.V.I.P.

Every sports venue has its own tiered system of luxury. The World Cup in Qatar is providing a reminder that there is ...

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2 days ago
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John le Carré’s Letters Show the Author at His Witty, Erudite and Pugilistic Best

“A Private Life,” a collection of correspondence spanning much of his life, offers a fresh look at his brilliance — a...

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10 days ago
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World Cup: England Soccer Fans Seek Beer in Qatar

Qatar’s late changes to the rules for drinking at World Cup stadiums is only a temporary inconvenience if you know wh...

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2 months ago
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Hilary Mantel Stared Down Her Past, and the World’s, With Steely Resolve

Hilary Mantel brought great precision to her writing, and asked the same of us in our reading.

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3 months ago
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Lip-Reading and Fashion Criticism: Meghan’s U.K. Trip Under Scrutiny

The actions of Meghan, and her husband, Prince Harry, as they mourn the queen have been the subject of biting social ...

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3 months ago
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How Time Softened Judgment of Camilla and Fury Over Diana’s Death

A quarter-century ago Princess Diana’s shocking death provoked outrage at the royal family. Queen Elizabeth’s passing...

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3 months ago
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How the Passage of Time Softened the Fury Over Diana’s Death

A quarter-century ago Princess Diana’s shocking death provoked outrage at the royal family. Queen Elizabeth’s passing...

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3 months ago
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Queen Elizabeth II: The One Constant in an Inconstant World

From fading empire to the Cold War to 1970s turmoil to Brexit to Covid, “she was always there.” What will Britain, an...

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3 months ago
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An Inscrutable Monarch, Endlessly Scrutinized Onstage and Onscreen

Queen Elizabeth II was portrayed in plays and highbrow films, in made-for-TV movies and broad comedies and, of course...

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9 months ago
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New Psychological Thrillers

In Gilly Macmillan’s new novel, “The Long Weekend,” a country holiday goes very, very wrong.

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9 months ago
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‘The Gilded Age’: What Is Fact and What Is Fiction?

The HBO period drama sets invented melodrama within actual historical story lines. Here are the back stories of eleme...

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10 months ago
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It Started as a Romantic Idyll. It Ended With a Stack of Corpses.

In “Reckless Girls,” by Rachel Hawkins, a vacation on a remote atoll in the South Pacific goes very, very wrong.

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