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Billionaires Rocket Into Space While the Earth Burns

Photo: New York Magazine

Our guide to what’s highbrow, lowbrow, brilliant, and despicable. Tap or click each image below to enlarge.

Graphic: Fashion Feed/YouTube (Pyer Moss); New York Review Books (THE NETANYAHUS); WikiMedia Commons (EU); Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams/YouTube (Adams); Ajay Suresh (92Y); Joe Skipper/RETUERS/Alamy Stock Photo (Spelling Bee); REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo (Philo); Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty Images (Anderson); Little, Brown and Company (Morgan); Takahiro Kyono/Flickr (Springsteen)
Graphic: Al Jazeera English/YouTube (Wildfires); BBC News/YouTube (Hoover Dam); CBS 17/YouTube (Unvaxxed); The Tennessee Holler/YouTube (Tennessee Vaccine Official); NBC News/YouTube (Afghanistan); Ricardo Arduengo/REUTERS/Alamy stock photo (Haiti); The Muppets/YouTube (Billionaires in space); Fashion Feed/YouTube (Pyer Moss); WikiMedia Commons (Oxy)
Graphic: JoJo Whilden/FX (Rodriguez); CNN/Focus Features (Roadrunner); Mario Perez/HBO (Lotus); Columbia Records (Tyler); Courtesy of Neon (Pig); MLB/YouTube (Ohtani); GAUMONT (ALINE); Rachael Flores / Facebook (Burger King); Marvel Studios (Pugh); Courtesy of HBO Max (FBoy)
Graphic: Jason Wang/YouTube (Xi’AN); Dennis Hallinan / Alamy Stock Photo (Bill); STEPHANIE BRANCHU/NETFLIX (Emily in Paris); N64guide/YouTube (Super Mario); CULPER PRECISION/Instagram (Lego); Richard Levine/Alamy Stock Photo (MTA); Dan DeLuca/Flickr (KMart)

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