Mindy Kaling thinks she’s much more than just a great Indian-American
female comic, and in creating, writing, and starring in her new Fox comedy,
The Mindy Project, the former Office staffer is out to prove it. By Jada Yuan
Plus: An Emmy Special.
On the Cover: Mindy Kaling. Photograph by Zachary Scott for New York Magazine. Styling by Gillean McLeod; Prop Styling by Kendall Faeth; Hair by Carlos Ortiz for Shu Uemura Hair Products at Cloutier Remix; Makeup by Kayleen McAdams for Yves Saint Laurent at the Wall Group; Houndstooth dress by Trina Turk; Photographed at the Original Smashbox Studios in Culver City.
New York has the biggest, oldest, and most successful public-housing authority in the country—a world unto itself that for decades held up its end of the social contract. But the projects have fallen on hard times, and longtime residents fear that the city is now angling to sell off their homes. A journey through Nychaland. By Mark Jacobson
Education magnate Chris Whittle has a vision: an international network of for-profit prep schools that groom students for Ivy League admission and entry into the Davos class. The experiment begins this week at Avenues: the World School in West Chelsea. By Carl Swanson
A look at the modern era of celebrity-baby journalism.
Smartphones are getting huge. Can the average-size thumb keep up?
Oh, the stories we did tell.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Romney Co. in context.
In a gloomy month, with an uncertain future, one Yankee is trying to smile. Guess who?
Why, this time, hope will need a lot of help from a certain ex-president.
For home experimentalists: Molecule-R’s Cocktail R-Evolution molecular-mixology kit.
“I did a one-woman show at the New York Fringe Festival, and just turned it into a book for Penguin.“
Battersby is only the latest example of a culinary power shift to the east.
Although it might seem slightly perverse to recommend you find some nice hard unripened green tomatoes, that is exactly what we’re doing.
Williamsburg, or part of it, anyway, is undergoing yet another wave of change.
We had UCLA-affiliated psychiatrist Paul Puri diagnose TV’s most compellingly mental anti-heroes—and prescribe the treatments that might ease their conditions (but make their Emmy-nominated shows less interesting).
How the best shows are turning viewers into shrinks.
One raised eyebrow from her, and you’re toast.
He’s back on TV. For good this time.
Emmy speeches by the numbers.
Four ex-Mad Men stars readjust to life outside of Sterling Cooper.
There won’t be blood in Paul Thomas Anderson’s chilly, cerebral The Master.
Fall’s here, and suddenly we’re buried in serious films, important novels, and promising new TV shows,
A narrow slip of a lunch counter by day, small-plates-dispensing wine bar by night.
Readers sound off on Joe Biden, the Jets, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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