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 : Gabriel Debenedetti • The Gentle Generalists A Biden style of government is emerging: lowest drama possible.
The Group Portrait: Los Deliveristas Unidos, the Essential Workers of Takeout • Organizing the delivery workers who keep much of the city fed.
COVID Diaries : Anna Silman • Panic! in the Pod Some groups survive through teamwork; others eat each other alive.
A white woman calls the police on her Black neighbors. Six months later, they still share a property line.
THE DEVILS WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA • In America’s newest swing state, where the fate of the nation rests on the outcome of two Senate runoffs, all of the candidates are relying on Donald Trump for one last turn out extravaganza.
Who Did J.K. Rowling Become? • Deciphering the most beloved, most reviled children’sbook author in history.
The Big White Clunker • ’90s-style slipcovered sofas are appealing again.
BEST BETS: THE COUCH
JJ Christmas Trees • On the day after Thanksgiving, the Dyker Heights lot was full of (mostly local) holiday shoppers buying Fraser firs, wreaths, and reindeer made from logs.
Villa Charlotte Brontë: A Cliffside Co-op in the Bronx • Advertised when it was built as “the perfect home of 17 of the luckiest families in the United States,” the Villa Charlotte Brontë remains much as it was nearly a century ago: 17 units, no two alike, teetering over the Hudson.
The People Who Live There • Inside five apartments.
… And View of the Hudson
The Sad Story of the Villa Rosa Bonheur Next Door
How to Get Your Own Apartment Here
The Grocery Gambit • As New York faces a long, cold alfresco winter, chefs have increasingly become shopkeepers. Whether you’re browsing Square sites or makeshift Metro shelving, here’s what you’ll find at the city’s latest fish butcher, pasta shop, and bar turned bakery.
The Underground Gourmet Digest • The best new things we ate in 2020.
Melissa Weller Blows Up the Bagel • The minimalist maven’s new mandate: “Bigger, softer, squishier.”
A Brooklyn Family’s Pet-Friendly, Kid-Filled Self-Made Comfort Zone • Ada Davila and Agustin Hurtado transformed part of a 19th-century brewery in East Williamsburg into a bright and lively home.
When Things Got Bleak, DJ iMarkkeyz Made the Remix • Metaphorically unmasking the DJ whose viral videos soundtracked this year.
HOW TO: Apologize Like an Influencer • Regrets, they had a few.
A Key to the Nancy Meyers Cinematic Universe
The Lives of Francis Ford Coppola • The director on recutting The Godfather Part III and an epic, chaotic career—which he’s not done with just yet.
More Lasso, Less Logic • Gal Gadot returns in a sequel that overwhelms when it should thrill.
Lust, Actually • Shonda Rhimes’s first Netflix series is a delirious bodice ripper.
Other Women • On her second album of the year, Taylor Swift rejects autobiography.
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.
READING LIST: Indie Shops Look Back—and Ahead
THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.