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.
Extremely Online : Choire Sicha • The Mainstream Media Lost the Depp-Heard Trial And the lifestyle influencers turned court correspondents won.
The Group Portrait: Enforcers, Tour Guides, Artists • The many occupations of the guards at the Met.
Susanne Bartsch • Still entertaining the “adventurous straights”—now at midtown’s most mega of new megaclubs.
STEVE SCHMIDT’S LONELY WAR • The political operative is spilling tea on all his perceived enemies. He swears he’s never been happier.
Dianne Feinstein Is American Politics • Over the course of 52 years in elected office, she believed she could use the system for good. Despite everything, she still does.
PRIDE & PREJUDICE AND Fire Island • JOEL KIM BOOSTER’s debut film is a deliciously bawdy, possibly triggering gay rom-com. He’s ready to go into a cryogenic sleep to avoid the discourse.
FANTASY FRIENDS • The guys of my generation are hooked on fantasy sports. When it comes to maintaining meaningful relationships into adulthood, that might not be a bad thing.
Eight Thoroughly Vetted Cruisers
BEST IN CLASS How to Choose the Ideal Cruiser
The Best TILERS
FOR SEAMLESSLY EXECUTING A ROUNDED SHOWER
A Marc Jacobs Sample Sale • Shoppers waited for hours—and in some cases bought spots at the front of the line—in hope of snagging their desired designs for less.
THE LOOK BOOK: FASHION-SALE SEEKERS
This Office Space Wants to Be a Vase • Julio Torres just finished decorating his personal writer’s room.
200 Restaurants,100 Tips
Silly Little Freako • The “Megan Stalter character” is its own comedy genre now. Where does the real person end and her personae begin?
Cronenberg’s Cannes Comeback • The director’s stomach-turning new movie has him in the festival’s good graces for once.
A Strange 20-Year Loop to Broadway • From the porn studio to the Tony Awards.
Returning to Nevada • Imogen Binnie’s first novel became a staple of trans literature. Nine years and one new reissue later, how much has changed in the culture?
To Like or Not to Like Fat Ham ? • The question, and the play, still haunts me.
She Got Out • A memoir of addiction and prison time, delivered with a note of apology.
Knock Knock • There’s something both vacant and inviting about Harry’s House.
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read. JUNE 8–22
Movies We Can’t Wait to See
THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.