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.
Political Correctness Is Losing How the Democratic Party fought back against illiberalism.
The Group Portrait: Amazon’s Bane • Organizers for ALU are angling for a second historic victory.
Daniel Saynt • The upmarket-sex-club entrepreneur invited me to his Easter—sorry, Eostre —orgy.
Death by Firing Squad Why is an archaic form of execution making a comeback?
THE SUBWAY IS SCARY AGAIN. TO SOME PEOPLE. SOMETIMES. • The mass shooting on the N train underscored questions about safety that have dogged New Yorkers since the onset of the pandemic.
FEAR OVER TIME • Danger in the subway always metabolizes differently.
THE INSIDE MAN
WHEN SMOKE GETS IN YOUR WINE • Growers, vintners, and scientists are scrambling to protect California’s prized Napa Cab from the aftertaste of wildfires.
9 Better Sets of Bedsheets
What Makes a Great Bedsheet
An NYPD Boxing Match • On a recent Friday night in Flushing, Smoker Talk convened for its first NYC indoor boxing event since COVID.
THE LOOK BOOK: SMOKER TALK FIGHT-NIGHT ATTENDEES
More or Less • After years of marriage, Dorothy and Stephen Globus grew apart aesthetically. So they built his and hers apartments, side by side.
Not Quite a Religious Experience • The Shaker-inspired Commerce Inn underwhelms our critic.
Hot Plate What to eat, drink, and shop for right now.
The Aperitivo Hour • As more restaurateurs embrace the breezy Italian art of predinner drinking, New York is awash in bitter-liqueur-based cocktails and salty snacks. Here, where to go and what to get.
Working Girls • Grace and Frankie may be ending, but the era of Jane Fonda–Lily Tomlin collaborations is in full swing.
The Hardest Day on Set: The Northman • Dozens of extras, nonstop rain, and a village full of animals—what could go wrong?
Alone, Together • Let’s Eat Grandma’s Jenny Hollingworth and Rosa Walton on learning how to write their stories separately after a lifelong friendship.
Black-ish Was No Televised Revolution • The show always aimed for the third rail, but it played it safe more often than not.
This Isn’t Déjà Vu Too much everything everywhere all at once. • a woman trapped in a time loop at her 36th-birthday party. To her annoyance and increasing terror, Nadia keeps meeting an untimely death, then, over and over again, wakes to find herself right back at the beginning. She is stuck at the same party, stuck with the same sense of ennui and underexplored troubling childhood memories. Eventually, she connects with Alan (Charlie Barnett), himself caught in a time loop; together they realize they
What Happened to the Potterverse? A franchise in search of a story.
Gorgeous Performances … … Small author problem.
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read. APRIL 27–MAY 11
The Short List NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS • Film at Lincoln Center and MoMA’s yearly showcase of emerging filmmakers.
THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.