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 • The Rebirth of Kanye West Meet the new face of Black conservatism.
The Group Portrait: Fighting Fires and Men • The FDNY’s first woman commissioner puts its gender gap in relief.
209 MINUTES WITH …Sandeep Salter • At the shop with the nightgown doyenne of Brooklyn Heights.
The Real Estate: Kim Velsey • The Dinosaurs of Park Avenue Apartments in grand uptown co-ops are sitting on the market for years. Why?
THE CURSE OF KENTWOOD • One year ago, Britney Spears was freed from a notorious conservatorship. What possessed her father to seize near-total control of her life?
How to Live In a Catastrophe • In search of a way to think clearly about the planetary crisis.
ACHTUNG, BABY • Axel Springer’s MATHIAS DÖPFNER wants to be an old-school press baron for the digital age, part Murdoch but also part Musk. And still very German.
A Quick Fix for a Bad Mattress
Best Bets • A COLLECTION OF expert-vetted, spotted-around-town, or otherwise just especially excellent products that recently appeared on thestrategist.com. To shop all these items—plus the mattress topper—in one place, scan the QR code.
The Best ELECTRICIANS • TO FIND THE businesses on this list, we polled dozens of savvy New Yorkers—contractors, designers, and movie-theater proprietors among them. For more obsessively sourced recommendations, including the best kitchen shops, mold experts, and Pilates classes, visit curbed.com.
A Democratic-Socialist Convention • In a church on the Upper East Side, the NYC-DSA recently gathered to decide on its plans for 2023.
From Furniture Factory to Artist’s Studio in the Bronx • Móyòsórè “Moyo” Martins loves to paint at midnight.
How to End Thanksgiving Eleven less-expected pies. • THERE’S NOTHING WRONG with tradition, but the boom of new bakeries means it’s a good time to stray beyond the usual apple-pecan-pumpkin Thanksgiving trifecta. Our tasting panel—cookbook author Ali Rosen plus Moonlynn Tsai and Yin Chang from the hunger-fighting nonprofit Heart of Dinner—tested dozens of offerings to find the gooiest fillings, flakiest crusts, and most exciting flavor combinations.
A Perfect Shot • A pizza obsessive turns his attention to espresso.
Saturday Night at Slutty Vegan • Brooklyn’s best party is a line for veggie burgers.
Nikyatu Jusu’s Fables • The director of Nanny, this year’s most acclaimed film at Sundance, blends West African folklore and horror.
The Velveteen Rabbit Was Always More Than a Children’s Book • Written for a daughter who was growing up too fast, Margery Williams Bianco’s hundred-year-old story is a memorial to what we all lose in exchange for adulthood.
Atlanta Played By Its Own Rules • Stephen Glover on testing the boundaries of television as his (and his brother’s) show signs off.
Which Young Potter Star Is Having the Best Career Now? • ➽ AS J. K. ROWLING continues to tank her reputation with anti-trans ideology, the lasting legacy of the Harry Potter films may really be all the careers of young actors that they launched. The franchise’s once-rising stars have grown up and gone on to play Batman, work with the Coen brothers, pretend to rob celebrities, become horror headliners, and, as is currently the case with Daniel Radcliffe, lead a weirdo biopic about Weird Al. But of all their various post-Potter trajectories 21 years on, whose is the best?
CRITICS • Roxana Hadadi on The White Lotus … Craig Jenkins on Midnights … Jackson McHenry on Straight Line Crazy.
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