New York Magazine8 min readSociety
The Day After
Within minutes to hours, most people exposed in these areas would begin to show signs of acute radiation syndrome: nausea, headache, dizziness, and vomiting. After several days to two weeks, new symptoms would emerge: diarrhea, hair loss, fever, seiz
New York Magazine31 min readBusiness Biography & History
Inside the Binge Factory
Netflix is hiring everybody in and out of Hollywood to make more TV shows than any network ever has, and it already knows exactly which ones you’ll like.
New York Magazine7 min readTravel
TO AN OUTSIDER, Barcelona is an easily peggable city: Perched on the Mediterranean, it’s known for its beachside cafés serving olive-oil-slathered squid, cozy bars hosting impromptu guitar concerts, and, of course, all that dripping, Gaudí-designed a
New York Magazine2 min readFashion & Beauty
The Great Mandals Debate
THE SIGHT OF THE MALE foot, clad in a sandal, inspires varying levels of revulsion, while we’re barely moved—and often delighted—to see women’s bare toes peeking out of a shoe. Perhaps it’s because women’s feet are thoroughly sexualized—toe cleavage,
New York Magazine3 min read
The Most Polite Young Man in Prime Time
Freddie Highmore apologizes even when he doesn’t need to. His network bosses must be thrilled.
New York Magazine5 min read
Learning From Nashville
Walkable downtowns will save the American city! Except that most of them aren’t really, and won’t.
New York Magazine5 min readCelebrity Biography & Memoir
Michelle Wolf Couldn’t Escape D.C. Fast Enough
WHEN MICHELLE WOLF says she didn’t pay that much attention to all the hoopla that followed her White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech, in which she called Sarah Huckabee Sanders an Uncle Tom for white women, she is probably being at least a little
New York Magazine3 min read
Best Bets
FIRST LOOK Early this fall, online homewares empire One Kings Lane will open a permanent store in New York (143 Spring St.). Kitchen: A custom-designed kitchen with an island and breakfast nook, showcasing plates, glassware, silverware, and linens.
New York Magazine5 min readPolitics
Football, Pardons, and the Authoritarian Nightmare
ON JUNE 4, the White House announced that President Trump’s planned congratulatory appearance with the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles was canceled because, it stated, “They disagree with their president because he insists that they proudly s
New York Magazine2 min read
Across the Multiverse
THE RICKAVERSE IS EXPANDING at an accelerating rate. Adult Swim’s megahit, adults-only cartoon sci-fi series Rick and Morty, which last fall completed its third season, has recently been renewed for 70 episodes. It’s also spawned an array of products
New York Magazine2 min read
Conan O’Brien’s Three Tips
CONAN O’BRIEN’S 25-YEAR CAREER has been unusually eventful. There were his rocky early days on Late Night, the ill-fated eight-month stint as host of The Tonight Show, and now the news that his TBS show, Conan, will move from one-hour to half-hour ep
New York Magazine28 min readPop Culture
A Company Built On A Bluff
For almost 25 years, Shane Smith’s plan for Vice was that, by the time the suckers caught on, he’d never be stuck owning the company he co-founded. Now what?
New York Magazine5 min read
No Days Off
THE MAIN CHARACTER in Jim McKay’s En el Séptimo Día is an undocumented Mexican immigrant and food deliveryman named José, and while the film isn’t nonfiction (José is played by an actor, Fernando Cardona), he has similarities to the guy who brought m
New York Magazine10 min readPop Culture
The Golden Age of Plot Twists
THERE ARE NO SECRETS ANYMORE. At least, that’s what Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy seemed to admit earlier this year when they announced, during a Reddit AMA right before the launch of season two on HBO, that they were considering rel
New York Magazine1 min read
The Look Book
Where are you guys headed? SUZANNE: I just picked Oliver up from White Bird Summer Camp in Prospect Park. They put on a play every Friday—Moby-Dick, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. But they’re very interpretive. Moby-Dick, which they did recently, didn’t
New York Magazine3 min readFood & Wine
Muffulettas On The Move
Is there a better summertime sandwich(cured-meats-and-cheese division) than the muffuletta? Invented in New Orleans by Sicilian immigrants to feed hungry Louisiana laborers, the muffuletta (moo-foo-LET-ta) has several distinguishing characteristics.
New York Magazine3 min read
Sex And The City, Rebooted
WITH SEX AND THE CITY CELEBRATING the 20th anniversary of its premiere and with one TV hit after another getting a reboot, I couldn’t help but wonder: What would SATC be, circa 2018? To find out, I canvassed the show’s writers Jenny Bicks, Cindy Chup
New York Magazine7 min readPolitics
This Is What a Nuclear Bomb Looks Like
If America is attacked, the strike probably won’t come from North Korea. And it will be even scarier than we imagine.
New York Magazine4 min readFood & Wine
Old Masters
Frenchette’s confident takes on timeworn classics brim with that rare combination of creativity and finesse.
New York Magazine3 min read
1 Adam Sternbergh sat in on Yale’s most popular course and gave readers his notes on what he learned about how to be happy (“The Cure for NewYork Face,” May 28–June 10). Beth Comstock, the former vice-chair of General Electric, wrote, “I can’t stop s
New York Magazine5 min readSociety
Sexual Politics: Laura Kipnis
NOT LONG AGO, I was contacted by a married woman—I’ll call her Lily—who wanted me to write the story of her seduction, which had occurred, as things tend to these days, mostly online. There was a guy in a Facebook group (handsome, accomplished); ther
New York Magazine1 min readFood & Wine
On the menu at Una Pizza Napoletana; $9. 175 Orchard St., nr. Stanton St.; 646-692-3475. At the original Manhattan Una Pizza Napoletana on East 12th Street, Anthony Mangieri famously offered his guests nothing but pizza, and only until the dough ran
New York Magazine20 min readHappiness
The Cure FOR New York Face
The most talked-about college course in America isn’t about making money or saving the world. It’s about how to be really, truly happy. Here’s the cheat sheet.
New York Magazine9 min readArts & Languages
The Chance Encounter That Wasn’t
This picture made Arthur “Weegee” Fellig’s career. Almost nothing in it happened by accident.
New York Magazine19 min readPolitics
Little Scalia
New York Magazine5 min read
Bad Genes
HEREDITARY DIRECTED BY ARI ASTER. A24. R. AMERICAN ANIMALS DIRECTED BY BART LAYTON. THE ORCHARD. R. A GOOD HORROR FILM might not be conventionally good so much as unconventionally horrible. That’s the category into which I’d put Ari Aster’s debut
New York Magazine3 min read
Best Bets
CLUSTER In November, London atelier Ralph & Russo will join the Upper East Side’s quintessentially British belt. Belstaff, 814 Madison Ave.: Suede-and-snakeskin sandals ($550); striped mock-neck jumpers ($550); a brown nylon-jersey rain jacket ($95
New York Magazine4 min readFood & Wine
Lost Legacy
At Legacy Records, the only things that feel new are the remote location and impersonal setting.
New York Magazine4 min read
1 For New York’s latest cover story, Allison P. Davis met Henry, “a high-quality dildo attached to a fancy mannequin with a Bluetooth speaker” (“Are We Ready for Robot Sex?,” May 14–27). Daniel H. Wilson, author of Robopocalypse, wrote, “People clear
New York Magazine28 min readBiography & Memoir
Maybe She Had So Much Money She Just Lost Track of It
Somebody had to foot the bill for Anna Delvey’s fabulous new life. The city was full of marks.
…Or Discover Something New