In the Apr. 15–28 issue: Olivia Nuzzi on “wonder boy” Pete Buttigieg. Plus: Art & Design, by Wendy Goodman; the half-billion dollar “Leonardo”; Natasha Lyonne, Annette Bening, and more.
The Body Politic : Rebecca Traister • The Last Days of Roe Republicans are ready for the end of legal abortion. Are Democrats?
The Group Portrait: A Basquiat Family Reunion • The artist’s sisters put on an exhibition of his work to remind the world where he came from—and have a party.
Ocean Vuong • The balladeer for the sensitive queer has a metaphor for everything and a new book of poems.
NICHOLAS KRISTOF’S BOTCHED RESCUE MISSION • How the lauded Times columnist lost the race for governor of Oregon before it even began.
WHEN KYIV ARRIVED ON 7TH STREET
“THE WORLD WAS UKRAINIAN” • A STUBBORN AND SURPRISING IMMIGRANT ENCLAVE, HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE.
The Landmarks • A COMMUNITY HISTORY IN FOUR BUILDINGS.
A Journey Down the Borscht River • EATING MY WAY THROUGH MY ANCESTORS’ FOOD, AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.
What the Neighbors Remember • SEVENTEEN RECOLLECTIONS OF HOT BEESWAX, SCOUTING, SMUGGLING, RESURRECTIONS, AND A BAND CALLED NEW ORDER.
HOW TO MAKE A PYSANKA
18 Nonobvious Wedding Gifts
BEST BETS: NONOBVIOUS WEDDING GIFTS
Flying Private-ish • In recent years, a handful of new companies have launched with “semi-private flights.” Each airline has its own slate of services and destinations, but all allow you to bypass the airport (you’ll go through a private jet terminal instead), and many cost little more than a business-class ticket. To understand the differences between each service, Laura Thompson spoke to passengers, flight attendants, and pilots.
Herbert Von King Park • On the first 70-degree day of the year, we joined sunbathers at the century-old Brooklyn park and community space.
THE LOOK BOOK: BED-STUY PARKGOERS
Menaverse • At Mena, Victoria Blamey wants to challenge a crowd as much as please it.
Can New York Be a Great Herring Town Again? • An Upper West Side spinoff of a Tel Aviv market kiosk is betting on it.
The Rise of the Gastrotavern • At Inga’s Bar and several other recently opened places, New York’s oldest style of restaurant gets new life.
Cozy and Off-Kilter • Artist Sam Roeck’s Williamsburg apartment is full of art he made, art by his friends and family, and many quilts.
Margo’s Way • She’s one of the boldest cultural critics of the past 50 years. But writing memoir is Margo Jefferson’s true act of defiance.
Sexy Cyrano • Behind the scenes at BAM with James McAvoy.
Make Hollywood Horny Again • Revisiting a time when sex was bad for you (but you wanted it anyway).
The Highs and Lows • AFTER TWO DECADES luring in theatergoers with the prospect of seeing a tit, erotic thrillers disappeared from the big screen. Now, filmmakers are trying to bring them back. How did we get from Adrian Lyne’s Fatal Attraction (1987) to Adrian Lyne’s Deep Water (2022)?
A Way-Too-Close Read • Erotic thrillers are stuffed with tropes, themes, and visuals dating back to 1940s and ’50s film noir. Wanna know how to know you’re watching one without question? Follow this taxonomy of the sexy but murder-y genre we’re still very horny for.
Going Through the Motions • An artist’s video shows the constraints of life in immigration limbo.
What Does ‘Now’ Look Like? • The Whitney Biennial returns, unusually late and uncommonly strong.
CRITICS • Jerry Saltz on the Whitney Biennial … Nicholas Quah on Ronny Chieng … Helen Shaw on Plaza Suite.
Finding Flaws in the Mona Lisa • Ronny Chieng’s provocations fall flat.