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.
Hey, Wasn’t That …? • Behind the scenes of a packed photo.
The System: Zak Cheney-Rice • The Last Republican Standing Herschel Walker’s runoff campaign goes all in on Trumpism.
The Group Portrait: Twilight of the Tweeps • Elon Musk’s former employees pour one out for their company.
Roger Bennett • U.S. soccer’s loudest cheerleader may speak with an English accent, but he has distinctly American ingenuity.
Seen: Jerry Saltz • Mind the Art Climate activists have been celebrated for defacing great paintings. Why?
REASONS TO NEW YORK
No 1 Because ... We’ve started treating the subway like our living room again.
No 2 Because our mayor is certainly enjoying himself.
No 3 Because Amy Sohn is now a mayoral spokesperson.
No 4 Because there’s always room for a few more New Yorkers.
No 5 Because no matter where you live, New Yorkers can help you get an abortion. (And we’ll pay for it, too.)
No 6 Because all this hero wanted was to stay here.
No 7 Because Anna Delvey is fighting to stay.
No 8 Because Aaron Judge bet on himself.
No 9 Because the Knicks have something to smile about (the Nets).
No 10 Because Lea Michele saved the show.
No 11 Because Adrienne Kennedy is getting her Broadway debut at 91.
No 12 Because Margaritaville is the chillest, cheesiest place in town.
No 13 Because a hostage negotiation can be the start of a 50-year friendship.
No 15 … And because you’ll soon be able to avoid going there anyway…
No 16 … And Lincoln Center may finally have a real concert hall …
No 14 Because there’s a place in Penn Station where the sun shines …
No 17 … And even La Guardia is kind of ritzy.
No 18 Oh, and have you tried the fancy new Citi Bikes?
No19 Because organized gays saved us from a pandemic.
No 20 Because the New York Post found the perfect way to cover Donald Trump.
No 21 Because New York is trying to build a drug industry the right way.
No 22 Because resale saved retail.
No 23 Because people are actually still opening bookstores.
No 24 BecauseThe only person hotter than my doula and my barista? My mom’s doorman.
No 25 Because you can’t burn down cool.
No 26 Because the city is training bartenders and go-go dancers to save lives.
No 27 Because Even Rihanna knows when to use us.
No 28 Because no one messes with our bodega cats.
No 29 Because The story of the bishop robbed during his church service is so much wilder than the headlines.
No 30 Because we will wait ... • The block-long line at 380 Lafayette Street
... For a Suprême.
No 31 Because the best pizza in the world can be found in one square mile of Williamsburg.
No 32 Because Keith McNally shares the receipts.
No 33 Because Hell Gate brought back the alternative press.
No 34 Because this awkward office limbo might be remembered as a golden era.
No 35 Because Even our junior bankers are teetering on the verge of enlightenment.
No 36 Because Frank Lloyd Wright’s corkscrew is the perfect stage for a protest.
No 37 Because these researchers may have found a crucial clue for curing cancer.
No 38 Because A ferry, a flaming piano, and a juke joint appeared on Newtown Creek one night ...
No 39 Because Tompkins Square Park hasn’t lost its soul.
The Well-Tempered Wok • THE LOOK BOOK PLAYS PADEL THE CITY’S BEST MOVIE THEATERS
The Best MOVIE THEATERS • TO FIND SOME OF THE city’s less-obvious theaters, we...