Last winter, the bodies of four prostitutes were found on Gilgo Beach in Long Island. The families of the women (and of another whose unsolved disappearance led police to the beach) now find themselves sharing a strange bond, each just as driven to uncover and understand the shadowy lives of their daughters and sisters as they are to find the man who killed them. By Robert Kolker
On the Cover: Path to the Ocean Parkway site where Suffolk County police recovered human remains. Photograph by Robert Stolarik/Polaris.
Sixteen years after Timothy Brown was diagnosed with HIV, a risky transplant seems to have eradicated the virus. While Brown’s circumstances were unique, the fact that it is possible to rid a body entirely of HIV has reinvigorated a scientific community that had resigned itself to never finding a cure. By Tina Rosenberg
The formula for a summer seat-filler has been long established: big effects and big stars. But the bankable name that matters now is a franchise itself, not its face. (Unless that face is Johnny Depp’s. His face is still doing quite well.) By Claude Brodesser-Akner
Plus: A History of the Movie Prequel By Bilge Ebiri
Three years after the subprime-mortgage market’s stupendous bursting, suspiciously explosive growth is everywhere again.
The irresistable inscrutability of the betrayed political wife.
A new speakers bureau, with audiences of one.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Art world discovers downside to eminence.
The Givenchy designer indulges his taste for iconography.
Cuomo’s strategy involves unlikely partners like Dean Skelos. Can he get everyone to the altar?
A grill fit for city digs, Jay Kos's Nolita digs, and more.
“I’m always asking people about their love lives.”
A Clinton Hill apartment full of revamped treasures.
At Brushstroke, David Bouley tries his hand at imperial kaiseki cooking.
Like fall’s fragrant quince, rhubarb requires cooking.
Rahm vs. Daley, Cubs vs. Sox, modernist cuisine vs. hot dogs.
James McAvoy on prebooting X-Men’s Professor X.
Grumpy D.J. Tom Scharpling dignifies (relatively speaking) talk radio.
Black Lips perform like rock stars used to.
Curator Massimiliano Gioni sees pleasure in the difficult.
The actor on bar-hopping with Robards, despising Gretl, and mocking Malick.
The wonderful Beginners looks at love, family, and the awkward spots where they collide.
The new downtown Whitney is a monumental lost opportunity.
Amorino, a gelato juggernaut from Italy, opens this week in Greenwich Village.
Readers sound off on Roger Ailes, El Bulli, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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