Our obsessively vetted guide to the very best of everything this
city has to offer—where to find the most outstanding food; home help;
shops and boutiques; bars and entertainment; child’s play;
and beauty and health meccas—including beef-tongue fries, indoor surfing,
hard-drive rescuers, a Bond-villain-worthy Jamaican bar, pig-placenta
facials, and a math museum that’s actually fun.
On the Cover: Illustration by Rodrigo Corral and Wenkang Kan.
Best of New York 2013
Republicans have been agonizing over ways to put a more smiley face on the conservative brand. But maybe a GOP revival requires even less of a makeover than that. By Frank Rich
A decade ago, publishers viewed Sam Lipsyte and his funny-bitter Gen-X alter egos as a hard sell. A Times best seller and new story collection, The Fun Parts, later, it’s clear the times have changed. By Boris Kachka
Former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford is running for his old congressional seat, trying to make an ally of his ex-wife, Jenny, and preaching the lessons learned from his infamous ramble “on the Appalachian Trail.” By Jason Zengerle
Here, a rundown of other diets that have come around every few years, or millennia.
The useful imponderability of Amazon, America’s new most reputable company.
A tournament’s magical run.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Buyouts and good-byes on Staten Island.
Music lessons with the fashion muse turned TV anchor.
The earnest, rational, slightly unknowable Rachel Weisz.
In no particular order, these are the artists who shaped his musical development.
With Selena Gomez and Harmony Korine on the set of Spring Breakers.
A so-what plan is trumped by daring.
The time-traveling, mind-bending world of Anne Carson.
Go to the Frick and park yourself in front of Piero della Francesca’s Virgin and Child.
Can a star turned writer simultaneously hate and love himself?
Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.
Readers sound off on gay divorce, Cecilia Chang, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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