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.
Tomorrow : David Wallace-Wells • COVID’s Arithmetic A single metric might change much of what we know about the pandemic.
The Group Portrait: Dhamaka’s Tiny Factory of Flavors • The miniature kitchen drawing enormous crowds.
Pete Buttigieg • Thanks to billions of dollars in allocation money, the Transportation secretary is living his best life.
The Money Game : Jen Wieczner • Crypto’s Moral Ledger For the big trading platforms, the war in Ukraine has turned borderlessness into a liability.
GALAXY BRAIN • HOW THE IMPECCABLY CREDENTIALED, IMPROBABLY CHARMING ECONOMIC HISTORIAN ADAM TOOZE SUPPLANTED THE DIRTBAG LEFT.
Blocked • Luke came out as trans when he was 11, hoping to start hormone therapy as a teenager. Instead, he was held hostage in a political and medical battle that’s far from over.
THE FUTURE OF TRUMP ISM • The greatest threat to Donald Trump’s hold on the Republican Party comes from his Florida neighbor, GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS, who may be more MAGA than the MAGA king himself.
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For BEAUTY-EDITOR-TRUSTED LASER
How Blue Man Blew Up • The wild success of a show starring strange bald men painted in Yves Klein blue.
Jon Batiste on a Lifetime of Musical Alchemy
Inspired by a True Diva • How do you write, direct, and star in a Céline Dion biopic without losing your nerve? First step: Change her name.
Why Is Everyone Suddenly Reading Cassandra at the Wedding?
Impostor Syndrome • When the metamorphosis is constant, how do we ever know the true form?
A Tale Only As Old As Time • One self-contained multigenerational epic that refutes all mythmaking.
In the Shallow • All play and no work kills the mood of the erotic thriller.
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read. MARCH 30–APRIL 13
SEE IT BIG: SONDHEIM • Highlights from the Museum of the Moving Image’s salute to the big-screen work of the musical-theater legend.
THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.