Forty years ago, Ms.—a magazine for women, published by women—launched as an insert in New York. Here, Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, Cathie Black, Nora Ephron, and many others tell the story of a magazine and a moment. By Abigail Pogrebin
On the Cover: Photograph by Mary Ellen Mark.
Come for the Lady Gaga, stay for the empowerment. By Emily Nussbaum
For at least six mayoral candidates, the race is on to invent the post-Bloomberg city. By Chris Smith
They’re everywhere—but they always were. By Mark Jacobson
A hippie-era use of traditional African instruments has become a 21st-century political issue at Occupy Wall Street.
Ryan’s twisted logic.
City planners make more space for just sitting still.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Discombobulation is trending.
Shaking out prefight jitters with the Balco ringleader and his new boxer protégé.
If he goes all out for Iowa, the nomination could quickly be his. But is it like Lucy and the football?
A lamp to brighten dull desks, Carhartt’s Soho flagship, and more.
“It’s not a novelty to me or an aesthetic that I want to create. It’s like, these are the only colors I see.”
The new rage in running hurts less, tones more, and saves you a whole lot of time.
HHF Architects teamed with the recently imprisoned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to build an ultramodern country bungalow.
Big cats are fall’s big trend.
At his eponymous restaurant, the neurologist turned cook Miguel Sánchez Romera largely botches the operation.
The homegrown empire apple is sweeter than tart, with an emphatic snap, crisp flesh.
The Kati Roll Company is getting some spicy competition.
Don’t read too much into his wearing a dog collar onstage.
The Rum Diary is watered-down Hunter Thompson; Tower Heist stands tall.
The Metropolitan Museum’s swoon-inducing new galleries devoted to art of the Near East.
The London Symphony Orchestra brings an overachieving spirituality to Lincoln Center.
Lou Reed and Metallica grunt, grind, and bellow out an album.
American Horror Story is an allegory of worst-case scenarios, all visceral enough to work.
Chinglish is more than just mangled language.
For Spotted Pig alumnus Nate Smith, “gastropub” is more a state of mind than a culinary trend.
Readers sound off on Mitt Romney, Occupy Wall Street, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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