From the marijuana growers of Humboldt County to the
narcotics cops of Baltimore, from the voters of Colorado and Washington
to the governments of Mexico and Central America, a negotiated
surrender is being implemented in the war on drugs.
But will it be enough to end the fighting? By Benjamin Wallace-Wells
On the Cover: Photograph by Christopher Griffith for New York Magazine.
No restaurant better encapsulates our post-locavore moment than Mission Chinese Food, a genuinely weird and consistently delicious Lower East Side hole-in-the-wall run by the world’s most unlikely celebrity chef—who now has his sights set on Paris, Oklahoma City, and burritos. By John Swansburg
Over the past decade, traffic-related fatalities have declined
in New York. But a recent spike raises the question of whether even a
well-run city is doing enough for pedestrian safety. By Robert Kolker
Plus: Fixing the worst intersection; global traffic solutions; a year in deaths.
Last Tuesday, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to ban nudity in the famously free-living city.
Post-Sandy, New York’s homeless problem is even more daunting. One building in Brooklyn shows how it might be solved.
Times essayist wasn’t kidding.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Field-testing a thesis.
A whirlwind world tour with the pop superstar. Or is it a hostage situation?
The Republicans have thrown down the gauntlet over the possibility that Susan Rice will replace Hillary Clinton. But the winner is already clear.
Steel hangers, Auntie Oti’s wool blankets, and more new stuff in stores.
“I’ll be covered in green for the entire holiday season. Wiping that makeup off is a real chore, so I’ll probably just leave it on between shows.”
Cross-body school-style bags for everyone.
What do you give the person who has everything—besides an envious stare? One of these 26 unforgettable experiences.
At L’Apicio, small-space masters Gabe Thompson and Joe Campanale go big.
Finally, science has come up with a decent red walnut.
Iron Chef Morimoto opens Tribeca Canvas.
New Nordic pop-up Aska opens at Kinfolk Studios.
The city’s new slew of interpretive tacos have a distinctly New York flavor.
A flapjack that’s local, organic, artisanal, and quite tasty.
A pantsless Jedi no more.
Killing Them Softly is thrilling enough to excuse some of its proselytizing.
Rust and Bone, brutal and romantic.
Toby Jones and four other actors in upcoming biopics.
Saltz’s challenge: Produce a perfect faux Richter, and I’ll buy it. One guy in Jersey knew how.
Behind the curtain at NYCB.
A Christmas Story — The Musical is a true gift.
Charisma nearly overcomes camp in Scandalous.
Drood adds up to a perfectly diverting evening, featuring an uncommonly fine assemblage of stage talents.
You’ll leave this Annie warmly swaddled.
Director Jay Bulger on his new documentary, Beware of Mr. Baker.
Belgian bistros Resto and Cannibal to host a Sunday Dinner Daily series.
Readers sound off on Tina Brown, the Internet, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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