Sex: Theory & Practice
Twentysomethings can never, ever leave their lovers; fetishism tries in vain to give Freud the slip; a klatch of pickup artists (plus The Rules’ authors) spar over what counts as relationship success.
PLUS: lusty micro-memoirs of first times, sneaky cheating, and trysts everywhere from the office to a church.
On the Cover: Medusa II (2012), by Leah Yerpe.
Following the 2008 crash, the country has been waiting for the engines of economic growth to send the GDP soaring again. But economist Robert Gordon thinks our fitful recovery may be the sign that the golden age of American life is in fact reaching its natural end—and was a fantastic historical accident to begin with. By Benjamin Wallace-Wells
The most hard-core Republicans in Congress are trying out a radically new, self-negating form of governance: one in which it becomes impossible. By Jonathan Chait
Dr. Drew Ramsey’s love affair with the superhero of vegetables.
The show’s evolution is an anthropological study in urban children and their changing environment.
Plotting a win against Eliot Spitzer with New York’s would-be comptroller.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Michel Dallaire’s indestructible, three-speed, two-wheeled machine powers New York’s bike-share program.
Dirk Vander Kooij’s robot produces each of these chairs in less than four hours.
“We’ll never say which girl is prettier. That’s twin code.”
Adam Platt on Uncle Boons and Costata.
This fried-zucchini recipe from the Ribalta chef tastes even better the next day.
First look at Michael Stillman's Quality Italian.
What to eat at Piora, opening in the West Village.
Fried chicken gets its own roost with the latest Blue Ribbon outpost.
Frog finds favor—and flavor—all over town.
Men's suits are ready to take their mark.
Eight of the city’s most decadent private pools.
Your friends have skipped town, the kids are at camp—you and your significant other shouldn’t spend every night binge-watching Orange Is the New Black. Here, itineraries to get you out on the town, plus the summer’s nightly goings-on.
An oral history of Maxwell's.
A trip through the very peculiar career of the director, newspaper cartoonist, doughnuts-and-coffee enthusiast—and, with this month’s The Big Dream, pop musician.
The cast of Squirrels to the Nuts melts on the Upper East Side.
The head of FSG on a new account of the company, its golden age, and its seemingly less romantic present.
How Robin Thicke became the dork king of R&B.
Suits is one of cable’s slickest, most enjoyable dramas—which might be why nobody’s talking about it.
Woody Allen channels Tennessee Williams with Blue Jasmine.
25 things to see, hear, watch, and read.
Readers sound off on Anthony Weiner, Trayvon Martin, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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