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.
Eric Adams’s Waning Honeymoon • “I’m going to be booed. I’m going to be heckled.”
The Group Portrait: TikTok’s Realty Stars • Viral dances have nothing on apartment walk-throughs and neighborhood in-jokes.
860 MINUTES WITH … Stephanie Grisham • In Kansas with Donald Trump’s former press secretary, who does not believe she will be redeemed.
The 700,000 Death Toll • An atheist stumbles toward a way to grieve.
The Murders Down the Hall • 393 POWELL STREET WAS A PEACEFUL HOME UNTIL RESIDENTS STARTED DYING IN BRUTAL, MYSTERIOUS WAYS.
Kumail Nanjiani’s Feelings • The actor always wanted his own superhero transformation. Now he’s buff, a Marvel star, and struggling with how much of his new body is his own.
The POST-COVID, POST-MANHATTAN PLANS of the MOST MANHATTAN of RESTAURATEURS KEITH MCNALLY, TO GO
THE McNALLY UNIVERSE • The many boldface mouths he has fed through the years.
The Borscht Belt Has Entered Its Expensive Phase
9 Newcomers, Each With More Amenities Than the Last
Design studio Post Company has built or branded six upstate properties in the past six years—including Inness and Callicoon Hills—with at least three to come.
The Gift Shops Are Carefully Considered • A curated gift shop is, of course, part of the package at most of these places. Here, a selection of the wares.
An Animal-Blessing Ceremony • At the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, pet owners (and one carriage driver) brought their animals for an annual blessing.
THE LOOK BOOK: AN ANIMAL-BLESSING CEREMONY
Bed in a Box • Just how much drama can you pack into a studio apartment?
The Last Amuse-Bouche? • Thanks to the pandemic, fine dining has never seemed more irrelevant.
Grand Dame • With full-flavored cooking and mom-and-pop attention to detail, Dame is redefining the upscale seafood restaurant.
Hot Plate • What to eat, cook, and shop for right now.
Under Her Skin • Julia Ducournau funneled years of fury, angst, and comedy into her Palme d’Orwinning, genre-smashing film Titane.
The Phil, Emptied • What it takes to give Geffen Hall a new (and, fingers crossed, better) sound.
Performance Review: Ben Affleck Plays Him self • Becoming a tabloid star gave the actor his best role ever.
BEN, AS TOLD BY HIS HISTORIANS
Jonathan Franzen Thinks People Can Change • Even if his new book suggests it’s nearly impossible to make it stick.
Nothing Like the Real Thing • Since when does a comedy special also need to be a documentary?
One Last Job • Daniel Craig’s Bond signs off.
Rage to Live • A passionate Bildungsroman and a milestone at the Met.
A So-So Franzen Novel Is Better Than Most Books • That said …
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read. OCTOBER 13–27
SEASONAL AFFECT DISORDER • May mayhem, murder, mystery, and horror get you through the fall.
THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.