CULTURE, POLITICS, FOOD, FASHION: A NEW YORK POINT OF VIEW. With assertive reporting and sophisticated design, New York chronicles the people and events that shape the city that shapes the world.
The System: Zak Cheney-Rice • The Mug Shot and the Tweet Trump’s Fulton County Jail appearance was the 2024 race’s opening bell.
Neighborhood News: It’s Not a Chess Club. It’s Club Chess. • The game of kings has become an unlikely downtown craze.
Ben Leventhal • The co-founder of Eater and Resy has a new idea to further digitize dining.
Screen Time: John Herrman • Nothing on Your Phone Is Safe From Ads And few tech companies can resist also becoming media companies.
POWER BOTTOMS • The NYU classmates behind the year’smost delightfully dumb comedy.
THE FINAL SONDHEIM • When he died in 2021, the composer had been working for years on a new musical with the playwright David Ives and the director Joe Mantello. This is the story of how they made it.
The Long, Long Road to Treating Long COVID • Lisa Sanders made a name for herself as a doctor-detective who wrote about patients’ medical mysteries. But what happens when the mystery is too difficult to solve?
A Long-Haul Dutch Oven (That’s Not Le Creuset) • IN THE WORLD of top-tier Dutch ovens, two brands obviously come to mind: Le Creuset and Staub. While they are similar—highly durable, enameled cast irons capable of searing meats and roasting whole chickens—our kitchen and dining writer, Emma Wartzman, found that the Staub ($380) is actually preferred by most of the chefs she spoke to. Its slight edge came down to two features. First, its lids are made with concentric dimples on the bottom that promote even condensation. “This keeps meat particularly tender,” says Meherwan Irani, owner of Chai Pani in North Carolina, “and prevents it from drying out.” (Colin Wyatt, executive chef at Twelve in Maine, agrees.) Second, and most important, the inside of Staub pots is black; Le Creuset and most others are white. Tara O’Brady, a recipe developer, says this helps with her bread (“It gives the crust this chestnut-brown shade”) and ensures it looks better over time. “My Le Creuset eventually got a little brown and scratched,” says Wyatt. “Staub looks great with age.”
Eight Excellent New Shops • The best of the many spots that have popped up around the city lately.
East Hampton Library’s Authors Night • More than 2,000 people showed up at the annual fundraiser to meet everyone from Misty Copeland to Robert Caro.
Open House • Architect Charles Renfro bought the simple, first house Horace Gifford designed on Fire Island and only added outdoor rooms.
Five New Places That Are Going to Be Huge • Plus 15 sushi delis, soba shops, and celebrity sports bars opening in the next few months.
Fall Preview 2023 • It’s a weird season—Hollywood’s on strike, meaning many of the movies and shows scheduled to come out this year have been shifted to 2024. As for the ones still on the calendar? There’s plenty to enjoy. Just don’t get too attached to these release dates.
Movies • All Eyes on Lily Gladstone The actress is the unflinching face of an American tragedy in Martin Scorsese’s historical epic.
Television • Fall TV Can’t Stop Looking Backward This season, streaming embraces a model that makes it safer to tell stories about the past.
Music • Sampha’s Circle of Life His first album tackled loss and made him a star. On his follow-up, he writes from a happier place: fatherhood.
Architecture • Golden Child The magnificent Perelman Performing Arts Center is a standout at the reconstructed World Trade Center site. Will people come?
Books • Beauty With a Side of Body Horror In Mona Awad’s novels, the quest for perfection sends women over the...