New York Magazine2 min readFood & Wine
Location, Location
MOVING INTO AN OLD, CHERISHED SPACE is a tricky thing. You don’t want to alienate the culinary historians and faithful regulars, but you can’t risk becoming a nostalgia act. Here’s a look at four iconic restaurants of the recent and distant past and
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American Animals
Joe Exotic bred lions, tigers, and ligers by the dozens at his roadside zoo. He was a 21st-century Barnum who found an equally extraordinary nemesis.
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How To Major In Unicorn A Cynic’s Guide To Killing It At Stanford.
Many of the 1,700 freshmen arriving in Palo Alto this September didn’t come for the Romantic poetry but to network, raise capital, and drop out.
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Bend the Knee
MIKAELA STRAUS IS UPSTATE, riding a horse. She’d been scheduled for an interview right now, yet the information didn’t make its way to her. “I’m quite literally still at the barn,” she apologizes moments later over the phone, “but I could FaceTime yo
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Tune In, Again
Passenger List, Lauren Shippen and Kelly Marie Tran’s plane-crash podcast, is ready for takeoff.
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1 In “Our Lesser Islands” (August 19-September 1), photographer Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao and writer Robert Sullivan explored the overlooked islands of New York Harbor. Many readers were intrigued to learn more about our urban archipelago, with Whitney H
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Emotional Exorcism
Carmen Maria Machado follows up her debut story collection with a memoir of abuse that dances between genres.
New York Magazine10 min readTech
Boot-Camp Syllabus
No.1 For ambitious entrepreneurs, Stanford isn’t just a college; it’s the mother of all tech incubators. “I’m pretty sure I’ve heard of more friends starting companies than have gotten mononucleosis.” —JULIAN ALVAREZ, CLASS OF ’17, M.A. IN PHILOSOP
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Thatcher Wine
THE CEO AND FOUNDER of the specialty bookseller Juniper Books is surrounded by faux-academic felt pennants that read BOOK NERD, BE HUMBLE, and DO HARD THINGS when I meet him at New York Now, the home-and-gift trade show held at the Javits Center. It’
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Timeline: The World’s Largest Ferris Wheel That Wasn’t
IT WAS GOING TO BE Staten Island’s answer to the Eiffel Tower. An observation wheel at 630 feet, the tallest in the world, was going to be constructed on the borough’s waterfront, capturing millions of ferry tourists’ dollars with its stunning skylin
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From Your First Cigarette to Your Last Dying Day
Q AND A  THEATER DIRECTOR Ivo van Hove isn’t known for small gestures in his often merciless productions. Blood rains from the ceiling. Wolves stalk across the stage. At 60 years old, van Hove, who is Belgian, has run the largest repertory theater i
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She Finally Gets Her Theme Music
You could say Regina King has been a superhero for years. Now, on Watchmen, she finally gets to play one.
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She’s Got That Bite
Marisa Tomei is playing the trying-to-be-merry widow Serafina in Tennessee Williams’s The Rose Tattoo.
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From the Cut: Avedon the Advertiser
AVEDON ADVERTISING will be published by Abrams on October 8. WE ALL KNOW THE Richard Avedon style of portraiture: pure-white backdrop, classical pose, a Kissinger or Monroe (or even a man covered with bees) before the lens. But he also shot thousand
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What We Think Will Be Great
Patient Zero (New Hampshire Public Radio; 8/15) • Fresh off Bear Brook, its thoughtful exercise in true crime, New Hampshire Public Radio’s narrative project is switching gears. With Patient Zero, host Taylor Quimby and producer Sam Evans-Brown will
New York Magazine2 min readFood & Wine
Beyond Beyond
CONSIDERING THAT SHE established her professional identity worshipping vegetables and eschewing meat,Dirt Candy chef-owner Amanda Cohenhas some surprising opinions about veggie burgers: “They’re usually kind of thin patties; they’re mushy; they don’t
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Shooting the Light Hypnotic
Q AND A With 2015’s The Witch, Robert Eggers showed that there was nothing quite so frightening as the Puritan mind. By replicating the setting and vernacular of 17th-century Plymouth, his thriller about a family settling in the wilderness immersed u
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What We Think Will Be Great
“Holes in the Sky” (National Sawdust; 9/13) • Pianist Lara Downes celebrates Clara Schumann’s bicentennial by playing her works alongside music by generations of women in a range of styles, from Meredith Monk to Joni Mitchell and Paola Prestini. Ne
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What We Think Will Be Big
Loie Hollowell: “Plumb Line” (Pace; 9/14–10/19) • The popular young mystical feminist abstractionist—she might just remind you of Agnes Pelton, Georgia O’Keeffe, or Judy Chicago—helps inaugurate the new neo-brutalist Pace megagallery in west Chelsea
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What We Think Will Be Great
1.Pope.L (Public Art Fund, “Conquest”; 9/21. Whitney, “Choir”; 10/10–winter 2020. MoMA, “member”; 10/21–2/1/2020) • After winning the Whitney’s $100,000 Bucksbaum Award in 2017, Pope.L hits the New York institutional trifecta with an extravaganza of
New York Magazine5 min readFood & Wine
New Tastes, New Tables
Canal Street Oysters 380 Canal St. A stupendous limestone bar is the focal point of brothers Anthony and Tom Martignetti’s latest restaurant project. On the bar go oysters—Bluepoints, Wellfleets, Malpeques, Beausoleils, raw on the half-shell—plus wh
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Cityscape: Justin Davidson
Terminal Trouble Red tape is keeping the Port Authority, and New York’s landscape, stuck in the past.
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Power: Noreen Malone
SO HERE WE ARE, a generation munching on the last greens of its salad days, saddled with dull, decade-old complaints about our coddledness, our entitlement, our selfies, our political correctness—most blah-blah-blah of all, by the boring cliché of ou
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The Pharaoh We Need
Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo brings the sexually ambiguous monarch of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten to the Met.
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What We Think Will Be Great
Bless the Harts (Fox; 9/29) • In the spirit of Bob’s Burgers and King of the Hill, this animated sitcom is about a poor North Carolina family whose love for one another helps them weather a brutal American economy. Kristen Wiig stars as the heroine,
New York Magazine1 min readPolitics
Freedom While Chained
THE ONCE-MIGHTY Drawing Center reawakens this fall under new director Laura Hoptman, who has mounted a virtuoso exhibition of over 140 drawings, “The Pencil Is a Key: Drawings by Incarcerated Artists.” The selections are beautiful, rage-inspiring, tr
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What We Think Will Be Big
Unbelievable (Netflix; 9/13) • This limited series, based on Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporting by ProPublica and the Marshall Project, focuses on a Lynnwood, Washington, rape case in which a young woman (Kaitlyn Dever of Booksmart) is a
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What We Think Will Be Great
The Sweetest Fruits, by Monique Truong (Viking; 9/3) • I’ve been addicted to Truong’s writing ever since her debut, The Book of Salt, a work of historical fiction incorporating real people that felt—unlike much of that genre—lush, invigorating, and
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What We Think Will Be Big
Quichotte, by Salman Rushdie (Random House; 9/3) • To paraphrase the unnamed target of Rushdie’s satire, some people are saying this is the best Rushdie in a long time. The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese; 9/10) • Hulu took its liber
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The Hustle Behind Hustlers
How do you get a film about rich white men getting scammed made in an industry run by rich white men? First step: Get J.Lo to sign on.
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