The indie-rock quartet Grizzly Bear just released a hit record and sold out Radio City Music Hall. But
forget about renting a private jet. Some of them don’t even have health insurance. Welcome to the new rock-star economy. By Nitsuh Abebe
Plus: The No. 1 album, downsized; top-song monopolies; pop’s income inequality.
On the Cover: Chris Taylor, Christopher Bear, Ed Droste, and Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear. Photograph by Andreas Laszlo Konrath for New York Magazine.
America’s political culture has never been more pathologically obsessed with polls. Ironic, since America’s polling industry has never been less confident in its ability to predict anything. By Jason Zengerle
The playwright Edward Albee used to get compared to his own merciless, apocalyptically bickering characters. Now 84, with a new production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? set to open next week, he’s thawing—a little. By Jesse Green
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent a jam-packed week at what might have been her final U.N. General Assembly.
How a start-up genre may be misreading its audience.
When squatters go legit.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Onscreen ubiquity is no accident.
Late-night lox, vodka, and banana-cream pie with the great curmudgeon and overeager weight lifter.
Age, injuries, and cost-cutting were supposed to have doomed them. So all they’ve done is steamroll toward the World Series again.
Venezia old-fashioned glasses, a tabletop shelf, and more new stuff in New York stores.
“I think we’re very fortunate to be in this country, but a lot of people take it for granted.”
From round-the-clock dry cleaners to architecturally precise wash-and-fold, 55 fresh ways to lighten your load.
Balenciaga kicked off a big trend with the Star Wars–y sweatshirts it showed on last season’s runway. Now, slogans, sci-fi, and cute little bears are all fair game.
The Upper East Side classic Persephone gets a makeover.
Cool, crunchy, and abundantly juicy, the Mutsu apple also goes by the alias Crispin.
Steel-cut, old-fashioned, or quick-cooking, oats are humble no more.
Vintage pictures of vintage lifestyles.
Anna Kendrick makes glee club fun again in Pitch Perfect.
The best of the fest.
Thomas Hirschhorn sees past the sunny surface of life on a cruise ship—and in the art world.
Platt gives acting tips to Justin Timberlake, who is in negotiations to play a New York restaurant critic in a new movie.
A new Donizetti production suggests that the Metropolitan Opera needs a fresh formula. Fast.
Heritage Foods showcases goat meat at 53 local restaurants during Goatober.
Readers sound off on the Barclays Center, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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