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.
Are You Ready to Be Touched? • Reintroducing the thrill of casual physical contact.
Group Portrait: Black Queer Brooklyn Is Almost Reunited • And it feels so good.
Happy • Meditations on loneliness with a 50-year-old Elephas maximus.
The Pin Drop: Miami’s Little Manhattan • During the pandemic, many well-off New Yorkers fled to South Florida … and their favorite restaurants followed.
ABUSE AND POWER • Andrew Cuomo’s governorship has been defined by cruel behavior that disguised chronic mismanagement. Why was that celebrated for so long?
THE MAGIC MOLEKULE • There has never been a better business (or planetary) climate in which to sell a handsome and expensive product designed to calm and stoke your anxieties about dirty air.
THE CRIMINAL MINDS OF JIM AND TIM • The Clemente brothers left the FBI to become Hollywood’s go-to murder consultants. Now they’re rebooting the biggest franchise in true-crime TV: America’s Most Wanted.
HOW WILL WE REMEMBER THIS? • A COVID memorial will have to commemorate shame and failure as well as grief and bravery.
The COVID Memorial Project
A Cutlery Compendium
The Most-Registered-For on the Knot
Some Single Utensils to Supplement Your Set • Plus some particularly nice-looking plasticware.
The Angelika • For the first time in nearly a year, moviegoers came back to the theater—masked and seated apart.
THE LOOK BOOK: MOVIEGOERS AT THE ANGELIKA
Charles Gabriel’s Chicken Empire • With new investors, the Harlem legend plans a citywide chain.
Bánh Vietnamese Shop House
How This 1856 Chelsea Parlor-Floor Apartment Got Its Glamour Back • Architects Daniel Rauchwerger and Noam Dvir invented a new history for their fixer-upper.
Welcome to Yollywood • Everyone on YouTube is problematic—so of course there’s a whole economy built around judging them.
The Drama Queen • No one is keeping up with Trisha Paytas, YouTube’s most frighteningly entertaining star.
TEA-MZ • If you behave badly on YouTube, these people are watching.
The Receipt Keeper • D’Angelo Wallace always knows how to cut through the chaos.
The Character-Actor Power Couple • Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel are two of the most in-demand performers working today. They are also really cute together.
Read Like the Wind • Brain-electrifyingly good book recommendations.
WHY DON’T YOU …
Anything for You • In Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest novel, artificial intelligence meets real sacrifice.
True Believers • Listening in as two icons talk about their problematic fave: America.
Royal Revisit • A sequel squeaks by with just enough gags and a lot of nostalgia.
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.
Of Women and Salt
THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.