In the Apr. 15–28 issue: Olivia Nuzzi on “wonder boy” Pete Buttigieg. Plus: Art & Design, by Wendy Goodman; the half-billion dollar “Leonardo”; Natasha Lyonne, Annette Bening, and more.
Settling for Nothing Now • Why Joe Biden’s racial-justice agenda is stalled.
The Group Portrait: These Finders Are Keepers • Archivists, librarians, and staff check back in.
Kathryn Garcia • The bureaucrat enters a new phase of life: political celebrity.
Space Invaders • The parking job that prompted thousands of insults, threats, and moral judgments.
ANTHONY VEASNA SO DIED UNEXPECTEDLY LAST WINTER, BEFORE HIS DEBUT SHORT-STORY COLLECTION, AFTERPARTIES, WAS RELEASED. EVERYONE REMEMBERS HIM DIFFERENTLY.
Scott Rudin in the Wings • As Broadway reopens, its most significant producer has been banished—perhaps for the good, perhaps permanently. But also, perhaps, not.
EVERYONE IN SAN FRANCISCO HAS SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT CHESA • Chesa Boudin, the son of Weathermen radicals, is the nation’s most progressive prosecutor in one of the country’s most liberal cities. And now, 18 months into his term, many residents are trying to throw him out.
My FAMILY Made Me BUY It
Five Days in Hyères, France • FANNY BOURDETTE-DONON’S FAMILY has a home in Hyères—a quiet seaport town on a peninsula between Marseille and Saint-Tropez. Here, the Dior Beauty international PR and special-projects manager shares the hotel she sometimes opts for over her own house, the app she uses to rent sailboats, and the rare-flower market where she snacks on savory flatbreads.
Miramar Yacht Club • Members and guests watched (and raced in) a weekend regatta at the 77-year-old Sheepshead Bay club.
FROM TOWNHOUSE TO BAUHAUS • After years in a Greenwich Village brownstone, Alexandra Pappas wanted to live her modernist dream. To a point.
New Shanghai • At CheLi in the East Village, soup dumplings only scratch the surface of a menu that is traditional and innovative at once.
Cherries for Chile Heads • A hot cold-fruit salad brings a sting of spice.
Tonnogate • Is celebrity butcher Dario Cecchini really selling tuna fish at his meaty new sandwich shop?
Redemption in a Rewrite • Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s Pass Over is the first Broadway play to open post-lockdown—and she’s determined to land it on a high note.
The Good-Enough Woman • Depictions of mothers on TV generally suck. In her latest role, Sandra Oh wants to change that.
Who’s Pulling the Strings? • A celebration of the puppets that have always lived among us.
The Case for Speed-watching • How I came to love watching TV shows really fast. (I swear I’m not a monster.)
Read Like the Wind • Tales of intrigue and minutiae to buoy you through the dog days.
Gawain in the Gloaming • A reluctant knight, a mythic challenge, and an evergreen question: What does it all mean?
And Not a Drop to Drink • A neo-noir set in an even thirstier Hollywood.
Out of Line • What does it feel like to watch stand-up if all you’re seeing is a cartoon?
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.
NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL • The rollicking fest turns 20 at Film at Lincoln Center and SVA Theatre, August 6 to 22.
THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.