This was supposed to be the Republicans’ election to lose. What happened? By John Heilemann
On the Cover: Rick Santorum supporters waving signs at traffic outside a campaign event for Newt Gingrich in Florida. Photograph by Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos/New York Magazine.
And if the GOP can’t win this one, what does that mean for its future? The real reasons behind the party’s existential panic. By Jonathan Chait
The hard-won celebration over same-sex marriage shouldn’t obscure the fact that many of its liberal champions—Andrew Cuomo and Bill Clinton among them—spent decades on the wrong side of the gay-rights struggle. By Frank Rich
The Icelandic pop singer’s latest incarnation: world’s most otherworldly music teacher. By Nitsuh Abebe
The TED conference has turned the wonky eighteen-minute presentation into a populist intellectual movement. But if everyone is now a smart-talk guru, can the talk really be all that smart? By Benjamin Wallace
A gray market of thinness has emerged, with medication for all sorts of maladies taken for their purported slimming side effects.
Jeremy Lin is a good basketball player. But Linsanity wasn’t about skill.
War reporting while female.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
The social pressures of a comedy-obsessed generation.
Otter wax, a half-pipe desk, and a coffeemaker.
“I draw on my clothes—little doodles and stuff.”
At adman Richard Christiansen’s Chinatown loft, every night is Saturday night.
Jack's Wife Freda reimagines gefilte fish, breakfast shakshuka, and other tokens of the Jewish-food diaspora.
The crisp and bitter radicchio, first cultivated in the Veneto region of Italy, can play the lead.
Tim and Eric made a movie for their stoner fans and asked them not to download it for free. Amazingly, they listened.
The Coen brothers channel 1961.
Wanderlust takes a weary idea (city slickers move to a commune) and somehow gets new laughs.
Danny McBride takes the mound for one more season of Eastbound & Down.
Mike Kelley’s copy of his childhood home survives him, at the Whitney Biennial.
Readers sound off on Nicki Minaj, Tory and Christopher Burch, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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