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Cozy Streetscapes and Big Data
WHEN THE HIGHEST OF HIGH-TECH master plans for Toronto’s waterfront, issued by Google’s sibling company Sidewalk Labs, arrived at my doorstep, I laughed. As I first riffled through the “Urban Innovations” section of the four-volume, 1,600-page boxed
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Best Bets: Buzz Bissinger’s Beauty
HIS THERAPIST-APPROVED MASK GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment $59, dermstore.com The GlamGlow mask, with its six different acids, activated charcoal, and K-17 clay, really, really works. My forehead, usually wan and weary-looking, was transform
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How to Reclaim Your Viral Meme: Beating the Internet in Seven Steps
IT’S TAKEN FOR granted that a meme, once weaponized by the internet, will never return to the control (and profit) of its creator. See what happened to Pepe the Frog, who was never born to be a right-wing avatar. But when cartoonist KC Green saw one
New York Magazine5 min readFood & Wine
45 MINUTES WITH … René Redzepi
GROWING UP in bicycle-mad Copenhagen, the most famous chef in the world never, ever learned to drive a car. “I’ve never even tried,” René Redzepi is saying in his merry, emphatic, charmingly offhand way, as if cars weren’t something one needed to bot
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Are These the Faces of a New Brooklyn Dynasty?
IN 2010, A COUPLE YEARS BEFORE the Brooklyn Nets first came into existence—with a shiny new building, a business plan built mostly around real estate, and Bruce Ratner (remember him?) implanted as Public Enemy No. 1—the new Nets ownership put up a bi
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Black Lives Lawyer
TRAYVON MARTIN, MIKE BROWN, TAMIR RICE—BEN CRUMP IS TRYING TO TURN A PROTEST MOVEMENT INTO A LEGAL CRUSADE.
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The Battle Of Grace Church
What happened when the oldest nursery school in Brooklyn decided to become a little less old-fashioned? A class riot among the one percent.
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The UNDERGROUND GOURMET GOES OUTDOORS
FOOD TASTES BETTER OUTDOORS. No one really knows why. Something to do with happy childhood memories of summer vacations, camping trips, and Mister Softee? Or heightened organoleptic senses, and the ecstatic effect of ozone molecules on neural colonie
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1 E. Jean Carroll’s history of the “Hideous Men” she has encountered over the decades, and her allegation that President Trump attacked her, launched a wrenching, multifaceted national conversation. The cover story, which was published online Friday,
New York Magazine3 min read
Take No Man’s Censure
OPHELIA DIRECTED BY CLAIRE MCCARTHY. IFC FILMS. PG-13. OPHELIA IS THE ultimate female take-back-the-narrative movie. The novelist Lisa Klein and now the screenwriter Semi Chellas and director Claire McCarthy have gotten hold of the character with
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It’s Shiv’s Turn
Sarah Snook has made Succession’s hard-nosed heiress somehow sympathetic. It must be the side-eye.
New York Magazine5 min read
From Chic to Geek
STEFANO AND MARCO, two extremely buff Texans, are standing on the pool deck atop the brand-new TWA Hotel, grinning uncontrollably. Located right next to Jet-Blue’s Terminal 5 at JFK airport, the hotel is the result of a $265 million renovation of arc
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Last Woman Standing
BELITTLED FOR DECADES BY EXECUTIVES AT VIACOM AND CBS, MOCKED BY JOURNALISTS AND INSULTED BY HER OWN FATHER, SHARI REDSTONE NOW SITS ATOP A $30 BILLION MEDIA EMPIRE
New York Magazine1 min readFashion & Beauty
From the Cut: This Is the Future of American Fashion
IN HER CHINATOWN STUDIO in June, Emily Adams Bode was recovering. It had been a busy few weeks for the designer. The night before, she’d thrown herself a 30th-birthday party, which ended with a midnight marriage proposal from her boyfriend. Ten days
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The Accidental Tour Guide
Laura Lippman—novelist, reporter, and Baltimorean—on her city’s many lives and layered literary myths.
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Country Flub
7 LIL NAS X. COLUMBIA RECORDS. AS “OLD TOWN ROAD” closes out its third month on top of the Billboard “Hot 100” chart, it enters the company of the most successful hit singles of the past 20 years. It has already enjoyed a longer stay than event re
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The File: Donald Glover
This July, Donald McKinley Glover Jr.—actor, writer, comedian, rapper, showrunner, idealistic musician boyfriend of Rihanna in the recent anti-capitalist diaspora fable Guava Island and non-swole fashion icon who looks great in Gucci—plays Simba in t
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“Our” Negroni
On the menu at Abraço; $11; 81 E. 7th St., nr. First Ave.; no phone. It’s pretty much agreed that you don’t shake a Negroni. Among the cocktail cognoscenti, the act is considered just plain wrong, like cooking a steak well done. The rules state that
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A Little Tina Turner Audition
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is coming to Broadway this fall. Recently, dozens of 8-to-12-year-old actresses lined up for the opportunity to play a young incarnation of the title role.
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From The Village To The World
In 1969, New York missed the Stonewall rebellion. But in the five decades since, we’ve covered the changing shape of LGBT life.
New York Magazine5 min readSociety
Ten Miles From Stonewall
AT THE FLOWER FUNERAL HOME in Yonkers, Layleen Xtravaganza Cubilette-Polanco was surrounded by dozens of friends, family members, and rainbow-colored bouquets of roses. Mourners paid their respects to the 27-year-old transgender woman as “Over the Ra
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Merci, Madame
MADAME X MADONNA. INTERSCOPE RECORDS. WE HONOR THE first 20 years of music legends’ careers for the drive that elevates them from anonymity to celebrity and the vision that keeps them in flight throughout the best years. We spend the next 20 years
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An Oral History of an Orgy
WHEN IT CAME OUT 20 years ago this July, Eyes Wide Shut proved to be one of Stanley Kubrick’s weirdest, most derided efforts—owing in part to a fully revved-up Hollywood hype machine that touted the sex appeal of stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman an
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68 MINUTES WITH … Marianne Williamson
The self-help guru makes a case for a recovery presidency—and sees “both sides” on vaccines.
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Things to Come
YEARS AND YEARS HBO. MONDAYS, 9 P.M.; PREMIERES JUNE 24. IN YEARS AND YEARS, catastrophe after catastrophe happens to England and to the world, but life always goes on. Babies are born, couples get together and separate, and people lose their jobs
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Screaming In The Sun
MIDSOMMAR DIRECTED BY ARI ASTER. A24. NR. YESTERDAY DIRECTED BY DANNY BOYLE. UNIVERSAL PICTURES. PG-13. AT THE CLIMAX of the writer-director Ari Aster’s supremely un-fun debut, Hereditary, a character saws off her own head in what may be the all-
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“Where Are the Hits, Alex?”
MOULIN ROUGE! begins previews at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on June 28. NORMALLY SUCH a strong reinterpretation of the work you’ve done happens after you’re dead,” Baz Luhrmann says, reclining on a couch as if engaging in a fabulous therapy session.
New York Magazine25 min readPolitics
How To Throw A Party At Mar-a-lago
CINDY YANG was just your average MASSAGE-PARLOR TYCOON TURNED REPUBLICAN BUNDLER Until ROBERT KRAFT got arrested for SOLICITING PROSTITUTES and the FBI started paying attention.
New York Magazine3 min read
Best Bets
The New Glass Class OVER THE PAST couple of years as the ceramics craze built steadily to its saturation point, another artisanal movement has been swiftly gaining traction: glassmaking. A surge of young glassblowers inspired by the studio-glass mov
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1 New York’s “TV Issue” examined America’s appetite for RuPaul’s Drag Race—and the culture it has ushered into the mainstream—and included a ranking of the 100 most powerful alums (“America Has a New National Pastime,” June 10–23). Naturally, the dra
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