New York Magazine15 min readFashion & Beauty
Lady Kimora
Kimora Lee Simmons spots someone at the table across from her. She’s at her usual haunt, sitting with legs crossed in a plush, poppy-colored armchair in the opulent lobby restaurant of the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris. She makes eye contact with an o
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The Unfluencers
THERE IS AN HOUR of my life I lose every day to Instagram. It’s always alone, usually after dinner or sometimes during middle-of-the-night bouts of insomnia, and reaches some kind of crescendo, like ordering $30 shoe inserts that promise to make high
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Gowanus Rec Center
TODAY, FROM EARLY morning until late at night, it’s full of Brooklyn vegans in bucket hats and wire-rimmed glasses sporting microbangs—people with a stated preference for vinyl, oat milk, and natural wine. The 6,000-square-foot music venue and hangou
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Making Scenes
RECENTLY, I WAS CLEARING OFF A SHELF when I came across a binder full of paper ephemera from the last 20-odd years. Inside was a tiny notebook from college that I’d filled with observations about New York, circa 1997, and carefully numbered one throu
New York Magazine6 min readSociety
The Gentrification Myth
GENTRIFICATION, that once-wonky, now-common concept, is a term freighted with moral urgency, resentment, and guilt, because almost nobody in a high-cost city can avoid it. You’re either suffering its effects or inflicting them, often both at the same
New York Magazine14 min readPolitics
Mueller Was Listening to This Guy?
LOOKING BACK, Sam Patten knew he was fucked the moment the men in suits came looking for him. He returned from vacation to a report from his son, who said strange men who looked like the Feds had knocked on the door but wouldn’t reveal their identifi
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A Dry Cleaner Spills Everything
Jerry Pozniak, owner and managing director of luxury laundry service Jeeves New York, has been in high-end clothing care for 33 years.
New York Magazine2 min readFashion & Beauty
Everyone Seen At Cha Cha Matcha At 4:30 P.m. On Thursday, August 1
Guy working the counter looks like Eminem in a red vintage or “vintage” T-shirt that’s fraying and has a bald eagle on the back. He has a No. 3–ish buzz cut, and it’s hard to tell if only two of his nails are painted black or if the other eight are j
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Food for Clothes?
Pineapple leather sounds like something a California parent would serve a toddler. Turns out it actually makes a pretty good bag. So we gave five designers some of the latest ecofabrics and challenged them to make us something we’d want to wear.
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1 Vanessa Grigoriadis interviewed 60 friends and colleagues of the First Daughter to find out what the post-presidency will have in store for her and who, at the end of the day, she really is (“Ivanka Aeternum,” August 5–18). The cover, a nod to the
New York Magazine4 min readFashion & Beauty
Best Bets
Combat Comeback THESE MICHAEL BY MICHAEL KORS boots are akin to those that stomped down the fall 2019 runway; a reference, Kors says, to his late teens, which were spent stumbling out of Studio 54. Combat boots have been a symbol of youthful rebelli
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76 MINUTES WITH … Vic Seixas
IN 1953, VIC SEIXAS had a year that most tennis players not named Roger, Serena, Novak, or Rafael could only dream of. He started the season by making the semifinals at the Australian Championships, then took second at Roland Garros, won Wimbledon, a
New York Magazine10 min readFashion & Beauty
LIFE In The SUNSHINE
Designer SIMON PORTE JACQUEMUS knows how to GO BIG, how to go VERY SMALL, and most of all HOW TO HAVE FUN.
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Bleak Is Beautiful
I,I BON IVER, JAGJAGUWAR. BON IVER BEGAN as an exercise in seclusion, the fruit of singer-songwriter Justin Vernon’s retreat to his family’s hunting cabin in northwestern Wisconsin in the wake of the breakup of DeYarmond Edison (a band that took it
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How I Get It Done
SINCE HER INAUGURATION, when she promised to impeach Donald Trump, Michigan representative Rashida Tlaib has proved herself to be perhaps the fiercest of the progressive freshmen “Squad,” refusing to hold back whether she’s taking on the president or
New York Magazine4 min readPolitics
The Most Influential Democratic Donors
IT’S A WEIRD TIME to be a liberal billionaire. Almost all of the Democratic presidential candidates have sworn off help from super-PACs and made a big show of rejecting cash from a wide range of potential donors: lobbyists, corporate PACs, and pharma
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When a Designer Designs for Another Designer
FOR 14 YEARS, Ross Alexander lived in a 200-square-foot studio apartment on the Upper West Side. Last October, the interior designer felt it was finally time to be able to walk more than two feet to cross the room (one morning when he woke up, he sim
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Our Lesser Islands
I AM FLOATING UP THE SHORES of the Arthur Kill, the brown-water tidal strait that separates Staten Island from New Jersey, with Rob Buchanan, a teacher and boatbuilder. On the bedraggled green edge of Staten Island, the water’s end of Victory Bouleva
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Williams/Verdon
“I DON’T KNOW if I’ve ever been a meme before,” Michelle Williams says, laughing, when I mention the viral clip of her, as the great Broadway dancer Gwen Verdon, dramatically wiping a tear off her face in the second episode of FX’s Fosse/Verdon. Her
New York Magazine4 min readFood & Wine
Izakaya en Français
At Maison Yaki, the skewers are Japanese, the sauces are French, and the portions are tiny.
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To Do
POP MUSIC 1. Listen to Lover I promise that you’ll never find another like … Republic, August 23. After going heel on 2017’s Reputation, Taylor Swift looks to stage another turn with Lover. Singles “ME!” and “You Need to Calm Down” and stunning b
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Acting Blonde
YOU’VE HEARD of Method actors. Lucy Boynton is a Method dresser. At a pre-Oscars dinner last February, in the midst of Bohemian Rhapsody’s awards-season sweep, she paired a tweed Chanel dress with a white beret, dramatic turquoise eye shadow, and jus
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History As Horror Show
THE TERROR: INFAMY AMC. MONDAYS. 9 P.M. AMC’S THE TERROR: INFAMY, a horror fantasy set against the backdrop of Japanese-American internment, is the kind of story in which metaphors turn literal. Among the most unnerving images is that of a Japane
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Dressing For A Wound
HOW DO YOU DRESS for your mastectomy? The surgery itself is easy, actually. During the cutting, you’re wearing nothing at all, unconscious and strapped to a table in a martyr’s pose, arms out in a T, while an OR crew that looks like the cast of a rea
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Call Every Man You Date “My Husband.” Trust Me, They Love It.
EXACTLY one year ago, a passionate Twitter debate burst forth over the term partner—can straight people use it to describe their significant others, or must they stay in their lane and stick to boyfriend and girlfriend? The discussion was short-lived
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Is It Time to Try Blue Teeth?
› TEETH, by conventional wisdom, are best when you’re not forced to think about them. On a good day they’re pain-free, whitish, and useful for eating. But what if teeth were actually tiny porcelain opportunities for self-expression? Right in our mout
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Got It On DEPOP
Luella Roche is 16 years old. She lives in a small town in Ulster County, hangs out with her friends, and just got her learner’s permit. Luella doesn’t get an allowance. She doesn’t need one. She has Depop. Depop is a sales platform for the secondha
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71 MINUTES WITH … Andrea Catsimatidis
Lobster on the Upper East Side with the self-described “billionaire heiress, business bombshell, jet-setter, NYC native, footballer, and Manhattan Republican Party chair.”
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Why Films Look So Cheesy on Your Fancy New TV
Hollywood is furious about “motion smoothing,” a high-tech default setting on most new TVs. But do electronics manufacturers care what auteurs think?
…Or Discover Something New