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 System: Zak Cheney-Rice • When Funding the Police Backfires How Democrats ended up bolstering the post- Roe enforcement regime.
The Group Portrait: Budding Entrepreneurs • The weed merchants of Washington Square Park.
413 MINUTES WITH … Beeple • The digital artist made a pile of money on NFTs before the crypto market crashed. Now he has his eyes on the art world.
THE VIEW FROM BEDMINSTER • The only question on Donald Trump’s mind is when, exactly, to make his next presidential announcement.
A HANDGUN FOR CHRISTMAS • A few days before Ethan Crumbley allegedly killed four classmates, his father purchased a gun and then his mother took him to the shooting range. A jury will soon decide whether they, as parents, are guilty of manslaughter.
WHAT WILL THE AMAZON SLAYER DO NEXT? • CHRIS SMALLS became the NEW FACE OF LABOR when he spearheaded a UNIONIZATION drive at a packing facility in STATEN ISLAND. Now he is trying to REPLICATE THAT SUCCESS across the COUNTRY.
HOW PROFESSOR MAYNARD BURNED DOWN • HE TAUGHT COLLEGE STUDENTS ABOUT LIFE AT THE MARGINS OF SOCIETY. NOW HE IS CHARGED WITH A CRIME HIS FIELD IS ONLY BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND.
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BEST OF NEW YORK GOOD-FOR-YOU EDITION • We polled dozens of stylish and savvy New Yorkers on their favorite acupuncturists (and one who works exclusively on cats, dogs, and horses), meditation classes, Pilates instructors, and more. For more obsessively sourced recommendations, including the best homeware stores, tilers, and exterminators, visit curbed.com.
A Greenpoint Climbing Gym • On a recent Tuesday night, regulars and day-pass holders alike visited Vital’s 24-hour bouldering gym to climb, work, do some yoga, and watch the sunset.
A Garden in the Pines • Dr. Sumner Freeman and Dr. Roy Yeager’s four-decades-in-the-making Fire Island oasis.
A Megabistro in Midtown • Le Rock is the latest restaurant to land in Rockefeller Center.It’s a big one.
Bún Dâu, Finally • The Vietnamese-street-food staple pops up downtown.
Nine Nonobvious Scoops • Our diner-at-large has spent her summer nights scouring every corner of the city for the best under-the-radar sake soft serve and sherbet sundaes.
Doechii to the Front of the Class • The rapper from Tampa is about to be everywhere.
BROADWAY BREAKUP: BEANIE’S OUT, LEA’S IN
Bradley As Bernstein • On the town and on the set with the biopic version of Lenny.
Jeremy Allen White Has Everyone Stressed • To the star of The Bear, Carmy’s ruinous appeal is simple: “Chefs are hot.”
The January 6 Hearings Miniseries We Deserve
TVs Are Too Good Now • Why does Home Alone look better than the latest Marvel fare on the most advanced displays?
The King and Who? • A pared-down Richard III, now even harder to follow.
It Only Scratches the Surface • Techno-dystopia from a feline point of view.
Repeat Offender • Bill Burr is a changed man, not an evolved one.
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.
You Gotta See This Virgil Abloh Show • The curator of “Virgil Abloh: ‘Figures of Speech’ ” (Brooklyn Museum, through January 29) wants you to read a letter.
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THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.