As toxic as this year’s Republican primary has been, it’ll look downright tame once the general election gets going. Inside the Democratic and Republican smear machines as they gear up for the most vicious campaign in history. By Joe Hagan
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On the Cover: Illustration by Darrow.
A year after the Tahrir Square uprising, Wael Ghonim is the international superstar of the Arab Spring, with a big new book out this month celebrating the Egyptian revolution he helped unleash. But triumph may be the last thing on his mind. By Benjamin Wallace-Wells
A group of yuppie magazine editors somehow managed to send 100,000 protesters into the streets of Moscow to decry Vladimir Putin’s sham democracy. Now they have everyone’s attention, but are they really up for becoming revolutionaries? By Michael Idov
The French parenting manifesto.
Last week’s online uprising made it official: Hollywood rules the culture no more.
Love connections for lit kids.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Plumb not the memoirist-in-chief.
Babysitting with the Bravo-branded mogul after six months of filming—and learning that reality never, ever rests.
As the donkey battles the elephant, some say: There’s got to be a better way.
Colorful socks, Idlewild opens in Brooklyn, and more.
“We grew up in the suburbs, and people used to stare at us because we were different. We created eyewear to block eye contact.”
At Güeros Brooklyn, a Tex-Mex breakfast specialty takes root.
Neither exceptionally starchy nor waxy, it’s a remarkably flavorful French-fry lover’s potato.
Unlike the Smile proper, the emphasis is on takeout.
The 60-seat ABV is practically palatial, with a wine bar, a food bar, and three communal tables.
City Bakery alums Ilene Rosen and Sara Dima are almost ready to unveil their Prospect Heights canteen and mini-mart.
The moment for first-time buyers may be right now.
Nick Jonas spends his vacation from teen-pop on Broadway.
Underdogs and character actors seek redemption in David Milch’s Luck.
Musical? Opera? Rapture? Travesty? Two critics on the remade Porgy and Bess.
Lamenting the hard lives of young girls, Caitlin Flanagan ends up in a dream world all her own.
In Albert Nobbs, Glenn Close becomes fear personified.
The awards are meaningless. But that’s just the start of it.
Chef Julie Farias hasn’t forsaken her Texas roots.
Readers sound off on Carl Kruger, the "Workplace Confidential" cover story, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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