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.
The National Interest : Jonathan Chait • The Republicans’ Pathogenic Party Line A new variant of COVID denialism has emerged.
The Group Portrait: Gawker Returns for Unknown Length of Time • It begins again: the messy bargain between Gawker and Gawker writer.
90 MINUTES WITH … Cindy Adams • The stalwart of “Page Six” gets ready to tell all—kind of.
Higher Education : William Deresiewicz • The Master’s Trap The desperate economics behind the pursuit of another degree.
How Andrew Cuomo Lost the Governorship
The Spine COLLECTOR • FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS, A mysterious figure HAS BEEN STEALING BOOKS BEFORE THEIR RELEASE. IS IT espionage? REVENGE? A trap? OR A COMPLETE waste OF TIME?
AS SEEN ON RIIS BEACH • DANCING, SMOKING, AND PLAYING ALL SUMMER LONG AT NEW YORK’S QUEEREST SEASHORE. ➽ PORTFOLIO BY WAYNE LAWRENCE
Meet My Multiple MEs • Decades after Hollywood sensationalized the diagnosis, some people with dissociative identity disorder are presenting their selves on YouTube to rapturous fans.
A Nose-to-Tail Guide to Sweat Defense
Hyperspecific Sweat Solutions
The Specific Torture That Is Procuring a Passport Right Now • The pandemic has thrown the process of renewing or getting a passport into disarray. The Strategist’s Louis Cheslaw and Daniel Varghese spoke with more than 30 New Yorkers who have gone through the hassle.
A Cricket Match in Van Cortlandt Park • Where players from India, Australia, Jamaica, and elsewhere faced off.
THE LOOK BOOK: VAN CORTLANDT PARK CRICKET FIELDS
She Lost a View But Gained a Gallery • Construction of a hotel next door to Han Feng’s loft covered her east- facing windows, so she came up with a plan.
Barbecue Bliss in the Bronx • Hudson Smokehouse is worth a trip from any borough.
A GF Pastry That Takes the Cake • Knead Love’s Cinny Buns are dark, dense, gluten free, vegan, and totally delicious.
Cooking With Paris Is Anti-Aspirational Food Television • Paris Hilton rattles the very foundations of cooking shows.
They Call Him Loop Daddy • Marc Rebillet livestreams improvised music to millions of fans, often in just his boxer briefs.
A Return to Company • Stephen Sondheim and orchestrator Jonathan Tunick revisit the making of the iconic cast album—and Elaine Stritch’s beautiful meltdown.
Daryl Hall on the Best and Worst of Hall & Oates
TV’s White Guys Are in Crisis • They’re no longer the main characters, but they’re still around. So what happens to them?
The Loud Part Quiet • On her new set, Billie Eilish matches her growing independence with a vastly expanded palette.
The Real Housewives of Windsor • In Merry Wives in Central Park, Falstaff falls back as the women step up.
Irreverent Irrelevance • Fun yet exhausting, The Suicide Squad upholds even as it subverts superhero conventions.
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read. AUGUST 18–SEPTEMBER 1
THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.