Mariano Rivera and his “cutter” fastball have anchored the Yankees,
providing a game-closing consistency that seems almost otherworldly—and which he ascribes to God. After this, his final season,
Rivera plans to repay that blessing, working for a greater glory than
even a World Series ring.
By Lisa Miller
On the cover: Mariano Rivera. Photograph by Martin Schoeller for New York Magazine.
At 65, still twirling around onstage with Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks has some regrets (Klonopin) but very few fears. Let her show her devotees the way. By Jada Yuan
Feral felines are committing avian genocide! Bird lovers like Jonathan Franzen think cat culling is morally justifiable! In one of the most heated human debates over animals yet, it may be possible to neuter alley tabbies but not to quell mutual suspicion and rage. By Jessica Pressler
Michael Kimmelman’s war on Madison Square Garden.
Here, a few data points to help understand the Bikesanity, as it’s known in this sentence and nowhere else.
A covert tour of New York with the masked members of Russia’s punk collective.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
It’s baby steps so far—no need to panic—but according to Moore’s Law, machines’ skills do double every two years.
Bill Thompson has a natural base and surprising allies beyond it. Now he has to make peace with the sound bite.
Nylon whisks, Orogold opens its first store, and more new stuff in stores.
“I am not exaggerating: The dancers do splits in the hall while they study. Us art majors are pretty quiet, though.”
Both Alder and Pearl & Ash deliver more than they promise.
Soft-shell crabs, the seasonal glories of the Mid-Atlantic seaboard, are at their peak in June and July.
Botanica owner Mark Connell opens upstairs wine bar Estela.
First look at Oda House, bringing Georgian cuisine to the East Village.
Team Torrisi opens Z.Z.’s Clam Bar on Thompson Street.
A downtown coffee bar upholds venerable traditions—and creates a few new ones.
A see-through house in the Hamptons puts its location front and center.
The West Coast brow-shapers, London shoemakers, and Berlin tattooists New Yorkers swear by—and how to book them the next time they’re in town.
A few rounds with Liev Schreiber.
Superman returns, again, this week in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.
The twin legacies of Le Corbusier.
The Roots drummer and Jimmy Fallon’s bandleader on the albums that defined him.
The Met’s new European Paintings galleries finally tell their story properly.
Backup singers get their due in Twenty Feet From Stardom.
The transporting power of the nomadic guitarist Bombino.
25 things to see, hear, watch, and read.
Readers sound off on Will and Jaden Smith, gay rights, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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