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.
The System: Zak Cheney-Rice • Why Young Thug? How one of the hottest rap stars became the face of urban crime.
The Group Portrait: ‘This War Stole a Year of My Life’ • Returning to 15 young Ukrainians, 12 months after the Russian invasion began.
Bernie Sanders • My Valentine’s Day date railed against Über-capitalism, signed autographs, and ordered soup.
Screen Time: Lane Brown • Dim and Dimmer Going to the movies with projectionists aghast at the state of their field.
Life After Food • A diabetes miracle drug has become an off-label appetite suppressant, changing the definition of being thin and what it takes to get there.
THE ORIGINAL KING OF CRYPTO IS BACK • ARTHUR HAYES rubbed success in the government’s face and got busted. With his sentence over and his fortune intact, he’s trading andtweeting through what’s left of a reeling industry.
You Are Not a Parrot • And a chatbot is not a human. And a linguist named Emily M. Bender is very worried what will happen when we forget this.
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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 pimple patch—in one place, scan the QR code.
The Best PIERCERS • TO FIND THE SPOTS on this list, we polled dozens of stylish and savvy New Yorkers—doctors, Broadway actors, and makeup artists among them. For more obsessively sourced recommendations, including the best spas, cobblers, and pet-supply stores, visit curbed.com.
Housing Works Cannabis Co • A Friday afternoon in line at New York City’s first legal recreational-weed dispensary.
Havana Deco in Washington Heights • Adam Rolston and Martin McElhiney’s one-bedroom reminds you of its Palisades view even when you aren’t looking out a window.
The Dinner Parties Happening Inside Restaurants • Surprise and delight while dining with total strangers.
The Laminated Baguette Is Back • Amadou Ly resurrects Arcade Bakery’s most famous bread.
Caviar at the Mall • What to eat at Flushing’s new Tangram food hall.
The Cult of Daniels • How the directors of the universe-hopping kung fu family drama Everything Everywhere All at Once became unlikely Oscar front-runners. By Bilge Ebiri
The New Leading Men in Our Lives • Meet the next class of actors who will be dominating screens (and hearts) for the foreseeable future.
MoMA’s Glorified Lava Lamp • Refik Anadol’s Unsupervised is a crowd-pleasing, like-generating mediocrity.
Defying Gravity and the Music Biz • TRUSTFALL is out now; the Summer Carnival tour begins June 7.
CRITICS • Lewis Gordon on Hogwarts Legacy … Kathryn VanArendonk on Party Down … Angelica Jade Bastién on Return to Seoul.
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read. MARCH 1–MARCH 15
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THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.