CULTURE, POLITICS, FOOD, FASHION: A NEW YORK POINT OF VIEW. With assertive reporting and sophisticated design, New York chronicles the people and events that shape the city that shapes the world.
Screen Time: John Herrman • TikTok’s Heavy Crown The new king of social media faces perils old and new.
The Group Portrait: Wine Collective • The new worker-owners of Astor Wines & Spirits.
17 SECONDS WITH … A Spotted Lanternfly • Face-to-face with the stylish invasive species. So do I smoosh it or not?
The Real Estate: Bridget Read • The Tacky Weed Bodega Is Everywhere (for Now) What has the city’s Kush Rush wrought?
“HI! YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED.. YOU CAN’T HOPE TO RECOVER THEM WITHOUT OUR HELP.” • RANSOMWARE GANGS made millions extorting hospitals and schools. The pandemic showed just how dangerous that was.
THE NEW ASIAN AMERICA
1. The desperate, confused, righteous campaign to stop ASIAN HATE.
2. “I FELT LIKE WE ARE ALL CHINESE— we can take care of each other.”
3. THE POET PUNDIT • How Cathy Park Hong became liberal America’s go-to ASIAN THINKER.
4. THE FOOD FIXATION • Why does IDENTITY have to revolve so tightly around WHAT WE EAT?
5. I WON THE RACE LOTTERY • Confessions of a diversity hire.
6. Why does the HALF-ASIAN, HALF-WHITE protagonist make us so ANXIOUS?
The Only Way to Store Leftovers • THE LOOK BOOK GOES SPEED DATING MIDTOWN’S NEW SINGAPOREAN-STYLE FOOD HALL
The Best KITCHEN SHOPS • TO FIND THE SPOTS on this list, we polled dozens of stylish and savvy New Yorkers—gourmet chefs and cookbook authors among them. For more obsessively sourced recommendations, including the best optical shops, movers, and yoga studios, visit curbed.com.
We Met IRL • We talked to singles at the speed-dating series for people of color, whose tickets tend to sell out minutes after they go live.
Proustian and Epicurean • Ariane Ruskin Batterberry and her late husband, Michael, founders of Food & Wine, moved into this apartment in 1969.
Singapore by Way of Midtown • A guide to the city’s brand-new hawker center.
Meet the Shy’s Guy • Bartering for burgers with Shyan Zakeri.
Kate Berlant Plays the Fool • The influential, very offline comedian perfects her self-described clown show.
NC-17 Movies That Are Art (Maybe)
A Hell of an Introduction • How director Romain Gavras and his cast and crew created the year’s wildest movie opening.
Podcasting Is Just Radio Now • It’s been ages since the last blockbuster narrative show. What does that mean for the medium as an art form?
Twisted History • The Woman King ties itself in knots trying to tell the damning story of Dahomey.
Grief on Repeat • Namwali Serpell’s second novel rewires the way we think about loss.
Michael Clayton in Space • Andor is exactly how daring a Star Wars story should be.
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.
NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL • Bilge Ebiri scouts the most scrumptious items from Film at Lincoln Center’s vast menu of cinema; September 30 through October 16.
THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.