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 National Interest: Jonathan Chait • The Last Republican Politician Can John Roberts stave off a Democratic assault on the Supreme Court?
Neighborhood News: The First Official Jump • Marking the start of pool season in Washington Heights.
Wes Anderson’s Things • The Asteroid City director hoards all kinds of objects in his “not very well maintained” office.
Omnivore: Adam Platt • Jarheads Making jam with the high-profile women who love its roiling, burbling, lucrative charms.
THE KENNEDY CONSPIRACY • The surprisingly popular presidential campaign of RFK Jr. is based on all sorts of myths—about vaccines, censorship, and how power really works in America.
THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT A BODE BOY • The GRANDMA’S-TABLECLOTH-INSPIRED, small-batch, unapologetically expensive menswear brand founded by EMILY BODE AUJLA became the post-pandemic DOWNTOWN UNIFORM. Then it got bigger.
Spies, Bones & Pancakes: The Battle of Fishkill • When Domenic Broccoli set out to expand his IHOP empire to upstate New York, he didn’t expect to find a grave site—or start a war.
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PLANT STORES • TO FIND THE SPOTS on this list, we polled dozens of stylish and savvy New Yorkers—a designer, a photographer, and several authors among them. For more obsessively sourced recommendations, including the best movers, caterers, and tailors, visit curbed.com.
‘Once Upon a One More Time’ • Britney Spears fans came from all over the country for opening weekend of a play inspired by her music (see our review on p.81).
The Loft ‘Bad Paintings’ Bought • When artist Neil Jenney paid just $36,000 for this 11,000-square-foot Soho loft in 1973, it was “completely unlivable.”
33 EATING ADVENTURES • A TURKISH FEAST among the JET-SKIERS in Sheepshead Bay, DOSAS worth a DRIVE to Jersey, and CARNITAS in someone’s Woodside BACKYARD.
Hand Her the Keys • Ashley Park took Broadway, then Paris. Now, the actress heads to Beijing for Joy Ride, this summer’s raunchiest R-rated buddy comedy.
Watching the Rewatcher • When YouTuber Mike’s Mic recaps TV, the results are often better than the shows themselves.
14 Other TV-Recap Channels to Follow • And a few reactors, too.
‘I Don’t Have Space to Be Tired of It’ • Lola Brooke had to be a master multitasker to break into rap. Now she’s the new livest one from Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Famous for Being Not Famous • Liz Kingsman’s One Woman Show is a monologue about writing a monologue to chase celebrity. It’s working.
CRITICS • Bilge Ebiri on No Hard Feelings … Jackson McHenry on Once Upon a One More Time … Kathryn VanArendonk on The Bear.
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read. JULY 5–19
THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.