Ray Kelly’s approach to policing has made New York safer than it’s ever been. It’s also fueled bitterness among the city’s cops, who are crying foul at the statistics-obsessed, micromanaging culture. Could the biggest threat to the department right now be the cratered morale of its rank and file? By Chris Smith
On the Cover: Ray Kelly. Photograph by Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photo/New York Magazine.
Bill Maher is a dope-smoking, God-hating, stripper-loving Hollywood liberal—exactly the kind of upstanding citizen that Democrats were praying would donate $1 million to Obama’s super-PAC. By Joe Hagan
Is political ideology a choice, or is it hardwired into us? New research posits it’s our DNA that determines our vote—and that the country’s partisan divide may have less to do with geography and class than it does with how many friends we had in high school and whether or not we like motorcycles. By Sasha Issenberg
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It’s all systems go for goat-cheese-making up in Vermont at Blue Ledge Farm.
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A field guide for the erotic-lit virgin.
Two festivals lay out a path to saving the symphony orchestra.
Troubled kids meet troubled teacher, unsentimentally, in Monsieur Lazhar.
As two revivals arrive on Broadway, a critic revisits Lloyd Webber and Rice.
Adam Cohen, son of Leonard, finally honors his father in music.
A first look at the New York branch of Almayass, bringing basturma to the Flatiron District.
Readers sound off on New York scandals, Mitt Romney, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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