James Gleick on the limited wisdom of the crowd-source; Justin Davidson on consensual lockdowns; Lisa Miller on angry young men; Jonathan Chait on profiling terrorists; and Robert Kolker on the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.
On the Cover: Suspects: Video still courtesy of the FBI. SWAT team: Photograph by Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters. Cambridge Rindge and Latin School: Photograph by John Phelan.
For years in Ramapo, New York, communities of Hasidim and recent immigrants coexisted peacefully, until a newly elected, Hasid-heavy school board began gutting the education system—which almost none of the Orthodox Jewish children attend. By Benjamin Wallace-Wells
At Home With the First Couple of American Fiction, One of Whom Doesn’t Feel at Home (the Other Isn’t American)
Despite holding a much-lauded mirror to post-9/11 New York and being married to one of the most influential (and infamous) book critics in the country, novelist Claire Messud still feels like an outsider in the literary firmament. By Boris Kachka
Does a high-fashion salute at the Met spell the death of a movement
that’s been declared dead a million times since its
inception? Or is it just its next logical incarnation? By Nitsuh Abebe
Plus: Legs McNeil and Jon Savage look back at the era they helped create; socialites attempt to find their inner Nancy Spungen; and 100 modern self-identified punks on what punk means to them.
Is consensual lockdown a good thing?
An excellent, useless predictor.
From the appalling New York Post to the rest of us.
Rindge and Latin, in a daze.
Citi Bike share, seven sales, and more new stuff in stores.
“I think if I lived in New York, I wouldn’t have a problem: Everyone here speaks with an accent.”
From Pac-Man machines to mid-century furnishings, a plebeian’s playbook to getting exactly what you want at auction.
A tapas joint and a brasserie reimagine traditional Spanish cuisine.
Try some fresh morels in this risotto recipe from Café Cluny chef Phillip Kirschen-Clark.
Three new services strive to connect farms to forks by technology, tricycle, and sailboat.
An afternoon with the Pain & Gain star.
But bring your sweetie to MoMA's Rain Room.
The French director François Ozon makes movies that Hollywood can understand. Up to a point.
Salman Rushdie, reluctant Thatcherite, turns screenwriter for Midnight’s Children.
The Nance’s vaudeville shtick and inner sadness make perfect use of Nathan Lane.
A tree-dwelling Matthew McConaughey steals the show in Mud.
Everything in Oblivion feels 100 percent inauthentic.
The city’s Housing Authority wants to cash in on the empty space around its towers. It’s an iffy move—until you consider the other options.
Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.
Readers sound off on Andrew Cuomo, anti-masturbation, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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