After Ann Curry’s tearful on-air exit, the fortunes of NBC’s Today,
and its host Matt Lauer, fell—fast. Inside the corporate
drama that everyone in morning television is watching as closely
as their Q ratings. By Joe Hagan
On the Cover: Matt Lauer. Photograph by Ruven Afanador.
What happens when an architecture critic and his 15-year-old son become co-mayors in the addictive world of SimCity? An exercise in the impact (and pitfalls) or urban planning, whether real or virtual. By Justin Davidson
Young lovers Aaron Greene and Morgan Gliedman suffered from more than a lack of direction. With a weapons fetish (his), a heroin habit (theirs), and a baby on the way (ditto), perhaps it was only a matter of time before the police came knocking at their Greenwich Village door. By Robert Kolker
The former New Jersey governor has rededicated himself to Christ—and to people-pleasing.
CEO’s get the superhero treatment in comic books by Bluewater Productions.
Dan Harmon wants your money.
The breakout stand-up talks dirty while sipping her afternoon tea.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Playboy magazine launches Hebrew language edition.
Despite their unprecedented austerity movement, the Yankees will win the A.L. East.
Thomas Heatherwick’s Spun chair, Eleven Consignment Boutique opens in Brooklyn, and more.
“My daughters would say, ‘Don’t talk all that bullshit therapist talk to us, just talk regular!’”
Street art, shrimp shacks, and show-pony mansions.
At Hanjan, Hooni Kim updates traditional joomaks.
Hass avocados are in the supermarket year-round, but their oil content increases in the spring.
The once grand, then forgotten pastry stages a comeback.
Who was that unibrowed woman in the sweatpants?
The most dragon-filled show on television returns to HBO for its third season on March 31.
At rehearsals for Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy.
Harvey Fierstein’s Kinky Boots is more than a drag show, which is precisely the point.
On bossing men around on Mad Men, and stabbing one in Top of the Lake.
On its way to the theater, Breakfast at Tiffany’s lost the Capote touches that kept it aloft.
Jesse Green on Hands on a Hardbody.
Ryan Gosling can’t save the overreaching The Place Beyond the Pines.
Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.
Readers sound off on feminist wives, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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