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.
Biden’s Everything Bill • The sweeping $3.5 trillion package is so big it might paradoxically be passable.
The Group Portrait: America’s Tastemakers • Across the river, a quiet industry determines the flavors of our foods.
The Greenpoint Kids’ “Fight Club” • Watching a group of 5-to-7-year-olds tussle in a park while their parents brawl online over whether that should be allowed.
Trump Books Are Magic • Everyone in publishing is sick of the former president. But they keep making books about him anyway.
ADOPTING USED TO BE A GOOD THING THAT GOOD PEOPLE COULD DO. THESE DAYS, YOU’RE PROBABLY NOT GOOD ENOUGH. IT’S A DOG’S MARKET
CALL ME A TRAITOR • Daniel Hale was an Air Force intelligence analyst who hated American empire, found Edward Snowden too compromising, and taught us almost everything we know about the drone war. The documents he leaked were published in 2015. Then he waited. Nothing changed.
What Set You Off ? Didn’t You Care About Me? What Did I Do to Make This Happen? Have You Learned Anything From This? Will You Ever Change? • Can face-to-face meetings between a victim and an abuser—a form of restorative justice—help a society overwhelmed with bad behavior?
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A Dimes Square Clothing Rack • Trying on Armani pants and rare Tiffany & Co. caps at Chad Senzel’s vintage pop-up (@chadsenzelarchive), which appears most Saturdays at Canal and Ludlow Streets.
A Live-in, Surf-Out Rockaways DIY Design Lab • Daniel King and Emma Hastil started their company, Locus of Occult, at home during the pandemic.
‘Were You in Veggie Nirvana?’ • An amateur vegan and a professional food critic on Eleven Madison Park’s all-plant menu.
Boys, Interrupting • At home with the members of sketch-comedy group Please Don’t Destroy, viral auteurs of the absurd roommate run-in.
Another Bard, Another Park • Classical Theatre of Harlem and Will Power refashion Richard III.
100 Bewildering Hours at Cannes • The most glamorous film festival remains unchanged—except for that pesky Delta variant.
Another Prince Album Sees the Light • Filled with songs of spiritual and political awakening—and never released until now.
The Inner Game • A study of a champion still struggling to feel like one.
More Like Tragicomic • Revisiting Cathy, neurotic of the funny pages.
This IP Can’t Dunk • King James gets traded to the Warner Bros. super-team.
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read. JULY 21–AUGUST 4
THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies