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 Swamp: Eric Levitz • Learning to Love the Debt-Ceiling Crisis How Biden turned a political headache into a winning issue.
The Group Portrait: Kettled, Then Vindicated • The city is making a historic payout to George Floyd protesters.
Franklyn McClure • He feels a little bad for the 79-year-old Tennessee GOP politician caught liking his photos, since he knows what it’s like to be “hated on.”
Tom Sachs Promised a Fun Cult • The sculptor likes to call his studio part of his art practice. Working there could often be scary.
Let’s Have a Real Conversation About BARBARA WALTERS • SEVENTEEN LEADING BROADCASTERS ON HER LEGACY and making their way in the world she made.
WHO IS Still INSIDE THE METAVERSE? • SEARCHING for FRIENDS in Mark Zuckerberg’s deserted fantasyland.
TATE-PILLED • WHAT A GENERATION OF BOYS HAVE FOUND IN ANDREW TATE’S EXTREME MALE GOSPEL.
BEST of NEW YORK
The Best TENNIS COURTS
The Best WOMEN’S HAIRCUTTERS
The Best WEDDING DRESSES
The Best KIDS’-PARTY ENTERTAINERS
The Best UPHOLSTERY CLEANERS
The Best NAIL SALONS
The Best HOME ORGANIZERS
The Best CHEESE SHOPS
A Cool-Kid Bowling Tournament • Nolita Dirtbag, a niche Instagram meme account, played host at the Gutter, where teams representing Noah, Shy’s Burgers, Sinclair, and more faced off against one another.
From a Decaying Bohemian Village Garret …… To a Modern Home • Kay Lee and Jonathan Chong were beguiled by the romance of this crumbling skylit walk-up owned by an artist couple for decades. But then they had to live in it.
Italian American History • Nine decades of Pietro’s steaks, spaghetti, and shells à la Nat.
Noodles From Bhutan • Zhego arrives in Queens.
Wylie’s Pies • The chef who invented fried mayonnaise goes all in on pizza.
Yaeji Lets Loose • The musician-slash-DJ is known for introspective dance music that brings the house down. On her debut album, she went searching for herself.
The Rise of the Sped-up Remix
The Fabulist in the Woods • In Northampton with Kelly Link and her community of like-minded writers.
More Fight Scenes Should Be This ‘Cartoony’ • The best movie showdown in recent memory is four minutes of gory glory.
CRITICS • Jackson McHenry on A Doll’s House … Alison Willmore on Creed III … Emma Alpern on Biography of X.
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read. MARCH 15–29
THE 60-SECOND BOOK EXCERPT Y/N
THE new york CROSSWORD
THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.