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 System : Zak Cheney-Rice • The Never-ending Coup Against Black America Historically, “recovery” tends to look a lot like betrayal.
The Group Portrait: A Beleaguered White House Press Corps • Four years of history, day after day after day.
Sarah McBride • Strolling Wilmington with Delaware’s history-making new state senator.
Extremely Online : Craig Jenkins • Clubhouse Is Close to Becoming Our New Internet Wasteland If you love mess, you won’t be disappointed.
GAIN OF FUNCTION • How much risk of an accidental pandemic is too much?
Accidents Do Happen • A sampling of lab leaks over the decades.
How Did It Get Out?
Where Did It Come From?
BLURBED TO DEATH • How one of publishing’s most hyped books became its biggest horror story—and still ended up a best seller.
The Memory War • When Jennifer Freyd accused her father of sexual abuse, her parents set out to discredit her—creating a controversial school of psychology that has bolstered the defense of countless sex offenders.
24 Lamps, Vetted 24 Ways
A Blood Drive • In the midst of New York’s blood shortage, some Bronx residents came to donate at the St. Frances de Chantal Church.
A 1915 Crown Heights House That’s Only On Its Third Owners • After living all over the world, Thomas Gensemer and Gabe Brotman settled down in a Brooklyn place with “a bit of an English feel to it.”
TAXONOMY New York’s Winter Streeteries • IN THE EARLY DAYS of pandemic outdoor dining, New Yorkers were lucky to find the shade and shelter of an umbrella. But at this critical, subarctic stage in the great alfresco experiment, the city’s streeteries have evolved into their own architectural genus, loosely classified by material, size, and shape. Now, a stroll around the block will likely reveal structures of such distinctive mien and varied design that you need a field guide to keep them straight.
Torrey Peters Goes There • The author’s debut novel, Detransition, Baby, wades into two of the most vulnerable questions for trans women.
At Home With Fran Lebowitz • Martin Scorsese’s conversational docuseries is a cranky, necessary love letter to New York.
Prom King • With a huge Netflix deal and the power to green-light just about anything, Ryan Murphy has become the ultimate insider. And his work is suffering.
Leave the World Behind • Shacked up in the suburbs of Kansas City, indie singer-songwriters Katie Crutchfield and Kevin Morby are making some of their best work.
The Power of Four • Regina King’s film reimagines a meeting of Black icons.
Schlock to Remember • If you can’t wait to relive last year, Netflix has a special for you.
Total Boomer • A bumper crop of albums made for contemplating mortality.
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.
So, Charles Yu, What’s Your Most-Anticipated New Book of 2021? • The National Book Award-winning author of Interior Chinatown can’t wait for My Monticello, by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson (Henry Holt and Company, 2021).
THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.