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 • Democrats for Rent The wealth lobby is buying them up to defeat Biden’s tax reform.
The Group Portrait: Emerson String Quartet • They’re moving into the coda of a peerless 47-year run.
309 MINUTES WITH … ‘Dirty’ Magazine • A night out with the downtown publication for “hookers and truants.”
The Money Game : Jen Wieczner • The Antiquarian’s Approach to Crypto Wall Street’s top cop wants to police new finance with old rules.
Ride Like Hell • Exploited by apps. Attacked by thieves. Unprotected by police. The city’s 65,000 bikers have only themselves to count on.
THE PRICE OF DELIVERY • Three Relay orders fulfilled by delivery workers. Unlike other apps, Relay pays workers an hourly wage, but the pressure to accept every order and ride fast is intense, and the tips are still erratic.
THE POPE OF GLOOP • For 60 years, Gaetano Pesce has been preaching the gospel of uncertainty in design. Finally, the world has caught up.
THE U.N.’S OWN HUMANITARIAN CRISIS • Four years after promising to address its internal “scourge” of sexual assault and abuse, the massive, multinational, extralegal institution remains in conflict with itself.
The Home-Office Edit
HOME-OFFICE KITS: AT ANY PRICE POINT
The Lower East Side Tailor to the Scene • Clients have generally found Ramon Tailor, a 31-year-old shop on Forsyth Street, through word of mouth. Now—suddenly—there are lines out the door for his custom pants.
The Obama Portraits • During a preview party at the Brooklyn Museum, guests got an early look at Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald’s presidential portraits, which are currently touring the country.
THE LOOK BOOK: BROOKLYN MUSEUM PARTYGOERS
Not-So-Ancient Greece • Iris is an unexpected and welcome oasis in midtown.
7th Street Burger • 91 E. 7th St., nr. First Ave.; no phone*
The ‘Bingo’ Heiress’s Fantastical Duplex • With its Fragonard staircase, koi-pond bathroom, and rodeo-themed kitchen, Gail Ann Lowe Maidman’s apartment is like nothing else on the Upper East Side. Or anywhere else, really.
Same Role, 48 Years Apart • Jessica Chastain reprises Liv Ullmann’s part in the Ingmar Bergman classic Scenes From a Marriage. Their approaches couldn’t be more different.
Ruth Ozeki, Amplifier • Her latest novel teems with voices—most of them belonging to what she might call “nonhuman persons.”
Opera on the Shore • At this (indoor) show, watch from above as sunbathers sing from their beach towels.
You’ve Heard This One Before • Maggie Nelson believes we react too quickly and think ungenerously. In her new book, she’s guilty of doing both.
CRITICS • Craig Jenkins on Certified Lover Boy … Alison Willmore on The Card Counter … Kathryn VanArendonk on Impeachment: American Crime Story.
Everything Is the Same • The only thing growing in Drake’s world is his list of exes and doubters.
A Room With No View • Paul Schrader’s latest catches America playing dirty.
The Dids and the Did-Nots • A retelling of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal with Linda Tripp as its unsteady center.
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.
THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.