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TV / Matt Zoller Seitz
I Fall to Pieces Ken Burns’s massive Country Music is powerful, beautiful, and somehow still incomplete.
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Who Would I Be Without Instagram?
MY SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL, I had three Instagram accounts: a public one, a private one for friends and internet friends, and a private one that was just for me. By this point, I’d had an online audience for six years or so: first for the fashion
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Investigation
1 Why Stripes Appeal  Dana Goodin , a Ph.D. candidate in fashion, explains the enduring obsession. “THE SIMPLE EXPLANATION is that it’s a visually arresting pattern. But I think it’s more complex. On the surface, stripes represent a kind of casual
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Read Like The Wind
WELCOME TO “Read Like the Wind,” New York Magazine and Vulture’s new space for discovering books. I started this as a newsletter a year ago to amplify reading ecstasies in the way that reading ecstasies actually happen—not by scanning best-seller lis
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Doxology
FICTION, AUGUST 27 NELL ZINK PUBLISHED her first novel when she was 50 years old. For 15 years, the only person who had read her fiction was an Israeli pen pal with the terrific name Avner Shats. When The New Yorker profiled her in 2015, it was note
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Pop / Craig Jenkins
EVERY POST MALONE album serves at least one 100-proof distillation of the New York–via–Texas star’s work, bolstering his odd standing as a singer-songwriter whose principle building blocks come from trap music but whose tastes suggest that his final
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The Return of the Tribeca Art Scene
SOMETHING WONDERFUL is happening in the once and future art neighborhood of Tribeca. On the first Friday after Labor Day, these blocks were populated with crowds of artists and art lovers, all drawn by the siren song of possibility. But the smell of
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From the Cut: A Smaller, Bigger Fashion Week
DURING Tom Ford’s first season as chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, a shortened and stuffed Fashion Week went everywhere: the Apollo Theater in Harlem for Tommy Hilfiger, the Brooklyn Navy Yard for Michael Kors, an abandoned su
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Secrets and Lies
Trump mentor. Joe McCarthy protégé. AIDS victim. More than three decades after his death, Roy Cohn still haunts American life.
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À La Modena Rezdôra Pays Homage To Italy’s Most Delicious Region.
FEW THINGS STIR the hearts of big-city food aficionados these days like the news of the arrival in town of yet another highly touted upmarket pasta destination. Italian cooking replaced French cuisine at the top of New York’s great food-snob pyramid
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Why Don’t You …
… PLAY three-dimensional chess (which is the best number of dimensions) with Trust Exercise, by Susan Choi, a novel that takes place at a performing-arts high school and pulls off a “Whoa, dude” plot twist in high literary form? … DIVE into Opioid,
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Theater / Sara Holdren
Bare-Boned and Off-Balance A confident new production of Pinter’s Betrayal exposes the play’s empathy gap.
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More Than Just the Murder Guy
WITHIN MINUTES OF MY MEETING Jonathan Groff, he asks if I would like a slice of cherry pie, and then, only a short time later, if I would like to be eaten by a giant plant. The first I readily accept because Groff and the rest of the cast of Little S
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145 MINUTES WITH … Bari Weiss
BARI WEISS—editor, Times columnist, Twitter piñata, extrovert, and now author—began the launch party for her first book, How to Fight Anti-Semitism, with an introduction. Standing by the window in a private room of the Lambs Club on the night of Sept
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The Swamp: Olivia Nuzzi
Party of One Is Mark Sanford’s quest for the mythical reluctant Trump voter noble or pathetic?
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Cityscape: Justin Davidson
Gravity, Wind, and Neighbors The challenges of building the city’s tallest apartment building.
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Tribes: Asphalt Activism
EVERYBODY IN New York has at least one place in the city that haunts them, but some parts of downtown seem genuinely possessed. A stretch of asphalt in Tompkins Square Park, known as the “Training Facility,” is flat and full of cracks, and if you did
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Inside The Divorce Rattling Silicon Valley And Democratic Politics
THREE SUMMERS AGO, a worker stood up at “Q&A,” Facebook’s weekly all-hands, town-hall-style meeting, which is usually held on Friday afternoons in Menlo Park and livestreamed to its offices around the world—and aggressively closed to the public and p
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It’s Greta's World
But it’s still burning. The extraordinary rise of a 16-year-old, and her Hail Mary climate movement.
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Where Gossip Never Sleeps
CINDY ADAMS bought Doris Duke’s Park Avenue apartment 22 years ago, and even today the phone doesn’t stop ringing.
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Wherefore Art Thou, Penis?
THE LADY HAS lost her head. We don’t know when it happened, but she was found that way by two Egyptologists in a Paris shop in 1957 and has remained the same since, with liquid hips and an ankle-length skirt of sandy limestone. Her name is Tagerem,
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Comments
1 For the cover of New York’s “Fall Preview” issue, Jonathan Van Meter profiled Renée Zellweger (“Renée Zellweger’s Lost Decade,” September 2–15), who is soon to star as Judy Garland in the biopic Judy. On Instagram, huntlodge commented, “Good for he
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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
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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,
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