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.
Justice: Ankush Khardori The Never-ending Case Against Trump • What happens to the rule of law in purgatory?
The Group Portrait: Among the Van Lifers • A makeshift neighborhood grows in Brooklyn.
Chuck Schumer • Once maligned as ineffective, the Senate majority leader has amassed a powerful legislative record.
Second Acts: Monica Corcoran Harel • My Mom Has No Friends The loneliness of growing older made bearable with playdates.
Milk Money • The national baby-formula shortage that wreaked havoc for parents created an opening in a $4 billion market.
JUST MEGAN • After a season of loss, pain, and personal evolution, Megan Thee Stallion is no longer hiding behind alter egos.
HOW TO PRESIDENT • A near-miraculous legislative breakthrough has revived this administration—along with a question, stretching to the earliest days of their partnership, about whetherJoe Biden or Barack Obama understands the powers of the White House best.
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The Best MOVERS • → TO FIND THE movers on this list, we polled dozens of savvy New Yorkers—small-business owners, writers, and designers among them. For more obsessively sourced recommendations, including the best mold experts, tilers, and exterminators, visit curbed.com.
A Roller Disco • On a recent Sunday evening, professional and fledgling skaters came out for DiscOasis, Central Park’s Nile Rodgers–programmed summer roller rink.
So Many Openings • For the first fall since 2019, there is an abundance of new places to eat and drink on the horizon as chefs are finally able to put some long-gestating pre-pandemic plans into action, revive once-closed favorites, or simply launch new projects entirely. Here’s what you need to know about the busiest opening season in years.
Television • Americans Behaving BadlyThe White Lotus brings a new cast of characters who can’t stand one another to Sicily.
The Rings of Power • ON SEPTEMBER 2, Amazon will premiere the first season of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power— an eight-episode, half-billion-dollar endeavor based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic. But if you’ve already watched all three LOTR and all three The Hobbit movies, you might be wondering: Is there anything left to explore? Basically, yes.
Movies • Danielle Deadwyler Put Her Whole Body in It Playing Mamie Till-Mobley took over her life. But the actress never does anything halfway.
Theater • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Gets a Life (on Broadway)The actor didn’t know what to do next. Then Topdog/Underdog came along.
Music • GloRilla’s Fast and Furious New WorldAll it took was one song for the Memphis rapper to blow up.
Books • When Words FailIn Gwendoline Riley’s novels, conversation just makes people feel more alone.
Art • Worlds ApartTake a spin through another dimension without leaving New York’s galleries.
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THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
This Messy Moment • Living inside a museum of yourself.
My Closet Was Holding Me Back • I purged half my clothes. First, I panicked. Then an unlikely guru appeared.
Pouty and Clouty • Nobody’s jaded and everybody thinks they’ll make it big on the Dimes Square reality show The Come Up.
Sheryl Lee Ralph Never (But Almost) Gave Up •...