New York Magazine12 min read
Riding the Unicorn
On Thursday, September 26, stock in the fitness company Peloton began trading on NASDAQ. It didn’t go that well. The company-slash-cult, which sells expensive stationary bikes and treadmills equipped with screens for livestreaming intense fitness cl
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What Would You Do With An Extra $500 A Month?
SOON AFTER Michael Tubbs became the mayor of Stockton, California, at the age of 26—the youngest of a city of over 100,000 and Stockton’s first African-American mayor—he directed his policy fellows to research ways to reduce poverty. Four years earli
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What Alex Eagle Can’t Live Without
Cloth House Ribbon $4 at clothhouse.com “There’s a shop called Cloth House right near me in Soho, which I love going to with my kids. The owners have been there for ages. They have such beautiful fabric: Japanese cotton, linen, block prints. And th
New York Magazine4 min readPolitics
3. Among the Witches
IT’S HARD TO BE WORRIED when you don’t really like the guy.” That’s what one senior Republican Senate aide had to say when I asked how concerned conservatives are about Donald Trump’s fate. The truth is Trump fatigue is a condition that knows no par
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Four Things People in London Are Particularly Taken With
All My Colleagues at the ‘Guardian’ Have This Water Bottle Chilly’s Water Bottle $22 at amazon.co.uk “A few months ago, during a meeting in the Guardian newsroom, I realized something: Every single person had a Chilly’s bottle by their side. The e
New York Magazine6 min readPolitics
2. The (Full) Case for Impeachment
THE CRIMES FOR WHICH IMPEACHMENT is the prescribed punishment are notoriously undefined. And that’s for a reason: Presidential powers are vast, and it’s impossible to design laws to cover every possible abuse of the office’s authority. House Democrat
New York Magazine4 min read
Downstairs, Downstairs
PARASITE DIRECTED BY BONG JOON-HO. NEON. R. TWICE IN BONG JOON-HO’S acid black comedy Parasite (which won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival), characters exclaim “That’s a metaphor!” about something they’re looking at—which I took
New York Magazine10 min readPolitics
1. Her Game
NANCY PELOSI HAS NOT had a simple job since the Democrats won back the House last year, having to, most prominently, swat away an ill-fated attempt to replace her as Speaker, navigate uncharted political waters with the emergence of the progressive “
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To Do
TV 1. Watch Living With Yourself Two Paul Rudds are better than one. Netflix, October 18. This new Netflix series stars the former Ant-Man as Miles Elliot, a guy who goes to an exclusive spa for a self-improvement treatment and winds up getting c
New York Magazine5 min read
Andrea Long Chu Wants More
The 26-year-old critic argues for a new understanding of gender and desire in her debut book, Females.
New York Magazine5 min read
Twilight Of The Deplorables
HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING BY WILL ARBERY. PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS. THROUGH OCTOBER 27. WILL ARBERY’S Heroes of the Fourth Turning is so frighteningly well written it’s hard to write about. Arbery is a virtuoso of dream language and logic. He’s an
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4. Politics and Pierogi
WE’VE ACTUALLY BEEN talking about how eating here tonight is kind of festive,” Jacob, a community manager who recently moved to New York from Chicago, tells me while standing on the corner of Second Avenue and East 9th Street on the first Saturday ni
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From the Cut: Copenhagen Invasion
WHEN THE DICTIONARY catches up to the Ganni girls, a group of them will be a charm (like finches), or maybe a flamboyance (like flamingos). When they stalk the streets of Soho, heads turn. They are leopard spotted, tiger striped, and flower dappled,
New York Magazine4 min read
The File: Timothée Chalamet
HE MIGHT BE JUST 23, but Timothée Chalamet is already an Oscar-nominated leading man, a social-media phenomenon, and, perhaps most surprisingly, a fashion icon. This awards season, only two years after Call Me by Your Name and Lady Bird, he stars aga
New York Magazine4 min readFood & Wine
The Underground Gourmet Plan-B-Restaurant Determinator, Part II
THE AIR IS CRISP, the leaves are turning, the Jets are probably already out of playoff contention. Fall is here, all right, and with it comes a whole slew of impossible-to-get-into new restaurants. As we’ve noted before, if you want to eat dinner in
New York Magazine4 min read
Good-bye, Stranger
MR. ROBOT USA. SUNDAYS. 10 P.M. ONE OF THE BEST tests of the effectiveness of a work of art is whether you keep seeing its essence in the contours of the world that you know. Mr. Robot, which recently began its fourth and final season, is that kin
New York Magazine3 min read
The Original Whitney
Before she founded her own museum, sculptor and heiress Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney worked in this neoclassical art studio she built on Long Island. It was abandoned for nearly 40 years after her death, and her great-grandson lives in it today.
New York Magazine4 min readFood & Wine
The Other Mediterranean Diet
I WOULD LOVE IT IF Action Bronson would come by to eat,” says Bobian Demce, the owner of Dua Kafe, a tiny stronghold of Albanian food and culture on the southern fringes of Stuyvesant Town. “That would be perfect.” Actually, what would be perfect wou
New York Magazine6 min read
The Dancer From His Dance
Celebrated choreographer Mark Morris has written a spiky memoir. (He can still feel like a charlatan.)
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Comments
1 For New York’s latest cover story (“Was It Worth It?,” September 30–October 13), 22 women and men talked about what happened after they came forward with accounts of sexual harassment and assault. Bruce Karp wrote, “This article made me wonder how
New York Magazine9 min read
“Heil Me, Man”
Taika Waititi made Jojo Rabbit, a black comedy about a Nazi fanboy coming of age at the end of the Third Reich. He cast himself as Hitler.
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One Night at Mount Sinai
Aja Newman went to the emergency room for shoulder pain. Her doctor was a superstar. What’s the worst that could happen? SOMETIME AFTER 2 A.M. on January 12, 2016, Aja Newman roused herself from her hospital gurney and made her way down the long hal
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The Shaw Family Admission Plan
THE UNHAPPY HEROINE of The Mistakes Madeline Made, which premiered Off Broadway in 2006, hates working as one of 15 personal assistants to a financier and his family. The patriarch, she observes, “runs his home the way he runs his hedge fund—using a
New York Magazine4 min readFood & Wine
On the Waterfront Burger Front
IN THE ERA OF SHAKE SHACK, Black Label, and the Impossible Burger, the rollout of the latest eagerly awaited, breathlessly touted big-city burger creation tends to follow a settled pattern. Before the great leviathan is even sighted, there’s a rumble
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What the Hell Was Modernism?
CAN A MUSEUM DEVOTED TO MODERNISM SURVIVE THE DEATH OF THE MOVEMENT? Can it bring that death about? Ever since the beginnings of the Renaissance in the 14th century, most art movements have lasted one generation, sometimes two. Today, after more tha
New York Magazine2 min read
“I Had to Literally Give Up My Child”
Miyoshi Morris had often been late to work because of child care needs She says Myron Alexander her supervisor at Ford Motor Company offered to make the problem go away if she agreed to have sex with him She did She ended their arrangement and was la
New York Magazine2 min readFood & Wine
Dough Pros
IT’S NOT EVERY DAY that internationally famous pizza and baking royalty can be found stretching dough in converted Brooklyn garages. But this is exactly what passersby witnessed one recent sunny afternoon in Carroll Gardens. Phoenix-based pizzaiolo C
New York Magazine4 min read
“He Said, ‘I Had To Fire The Secretary Of The Navy Because Of You’”
Paula Coughlin, along with others, was groped and wrestled to the floor by a group of officers at the Tailhook naval-aviation conference in Las Vegas in 1991. She feared they would rape her. Of the 83 women and seven men who were sexually assaulted,
New York Magazine3 min readSociety
“I Wrote in the Letter That I Would Be Willing to Testify on Anita Hill’s Behalf”
Sukari Hardnett worked under Clarence Thomas at the EEOC in the mid-1980s, where she says she witnessed Thomas sexually harassing many of the young black women who worked for him After Anita Hill testified in Thomas’s Supreme Courtnomination hearings
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“I Ended Up Being Hospitalized Again”
Seo-Young Chu says she was sexually harassed and raped by Professor Jay Fliegelman when she was a graduate student in the English department at Stanford. Another student reported Fliegelman’s harassment of Chu to the university which suspended Fliege
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