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 Kamala Conundrum The Democrats’ leader-in-waiting is unpopular, derided by donors, and here to stay.
The Group Portrait: Shark Spotters • Looking for what lurks off New York’s beaches.
Alex Lee Moyer • Platforming a platformer of the deplatformed.
What Is Elon Musk? And how is it possible that he could emerge from his Twitter debacle more culturally dominant than ever?
60 Days to Find a Not-Horrible Apartment • Our landlords recently told us they were selling our apartment. The rental market was a complete nightmare, and we had only two months to find a new place. What did we want? A two-bedroom, two--bathroom, ideally with a dishwasher, a washer-dryer, and excellent soundproofing to keep neighbors from hearing our children’s screaming. Where? Clinton Hill or Bed-Stuy, walking distance to my son’s school. Our budget? $5,000 a month, tops. My hunt, in four parts.
Ten Years of Re- Re- Re- Re-Downloading Tinder • What we’ve learned about sex, love, emoji, ghosting, our faces, men in Brooklyn, and that forever-damaged corner of our prefrontal cortex that keeps us swiping for more.
1 Tinder Hearted • How did a dating app become my longest-running relationship?
2 FIVE NEW TINDER TYPES OF BROOKLYN:
3 A MINI TINDER TIME CAPSULE
4 HOW BAD IS GHOSTING, REALLY?
5 A 1,232-SWIPER POLL • The Cut asked current and former app users about their habits, their horror stories, and what they’ve learned.
6 AND NOW A FEW WORDS FROM A PROFESSIONAL PROFILE-PIC WHISPERER
7 HOW I PICKED MY PIC • Eight app users explain, psychoanalyze, and defend ten years of profile images.
8 WE SHARED A BRUNCH BOY • What if ten of your past dates swapped notes?
The Experts’ Preferred Floor Fan
67 Summer Shopping Tips
The Best MOLD EXPERTS
THE LOOK BOOK GOES TO 500 Weddings • On a recent weekend, Lincoln Center invited couples whose weddings had been disrupted by the pandemic to renew their vows.
A Final Taste of the Tropics • Visiting Papaya King on the eve of its probable destruction.
A Basque Pioneer Comes Back • Txikito reopens with a fresh look and an updated menu.
Another Martini? • This one is British, freezing, and particularly strong.
Todd Oldham’s Place in the Poconos • It’s a patchwork of new and old ideas … and it’ll never be finished.
A Very Serious Woman • Maria Bakalova never dreamed of doing comedy. But upstaging Borat has a way of changing your life.
Seeing Is Believing in Nope • The film’s cinematographer breaks down three visual choices that make you question exactly what you’re witnessing.
The Making of Silent Bruce • Bruce Willis was a fast-talking lead who became a man-of-few-words star. Which made his mental decline that much harder to notice.
Usher on His Greatest Hits (and Biggest Misconceptions)
When the Stars Align • Ethan Hawke examines Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, but also himself.
The Fame Monster • In Jordan Peele’s Nope, what’s stalking the skies isn’t the only horror.
A Safe Bet • Lizzo’s specialty is carrying herself like she’s already a legacy.
To DO • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.
THE new york CROSSWORD
THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.