The synthetic drugs being invented, refined, and produced
today—and often shipped in from China—would have
blown Timothy Leary’s mind. Who knows what they’re doing
to the brains of their users. By Vanessa Grigoriadis
On the Cover: Lettering by Post Typography.
No one who works in old media feels secure, but it’s high time to stop sobbing: Journalism should be about finding the next story, rather than mourning how they used to be told, which was often flawed anyway. By Frank Rich
Speaking of the future of journalism (and advertising), Jonah Peretti, head of viral-content factory BuzzFeed, purports to have an algorithmic bead on it. By Andrew Rice
As the New York Review of Books turns 50, its founding editor speaks with Review contributor Mark Danner about the poetry of Twitter, hiding the Pentagon Papers, and how his journal of ideas emerged from the flood of “little magazines” as possibly the unlikeliest success story in publishing.
In Albany’s long-running sitcom, a new episode.
A few substitutes for cold, hard cash.
Finger painting with SNL’s favorite ditz impersonator.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Rawhide was not the place for the guy chasing the “in” thing.
A guide to trolling’s increasingly elastic definition.
It seems like business as usual when you boil water in this silicone-and-steel teakettle—that is, until you’re ready to clean up.
“Even just putting on jeans and a shirt is exciting.”
See-through accessories to tempt your inner exhibitionist.
Inside the former stables, churches, and NYPD control rooms that some New Yorkers call home.
Graydon Carter turns the once notorious downtown party spot into his latest neo-speakeasy.
Pineapples are available year-round but at their best from March through July.
Josh Pickard teams up with Andrew Carmellini and Luke Ostrom to open Lafayette.
Uncle Boon's opens in Soho.
Ellary's Greens opens in the West Village.
What the iconic New York bagel has wrought.
Fiona Shaw as the mother of God.
In no particular order, these are the movies, books, video games, and grocery stores that inspired Shane Carruth.
Ruthie Ann Miles on playing the surprisingly complex Mrs. Marcos. (No shoe jokes, please.)
Actors, writers, and ad execs on what they enjoy about the show, what they don’t like, and how they think it’ll all end.
Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder hunts for big ideas, but doesn’t turn up much.
A trio of small-scale operas, all about sexual decadence and its discontents.
Cold War drama The Americans does espionage better than Homeland.
Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.
Readers sound off on “Childhood in New York,” Eloise, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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