At 27, Tumblr’s David Karp is a 145-pound dropout worth $200 million, with the tech boom’s hottest and most innovative start-up, bigger by some measures than Facebook. And the reason that he’s
revered by his employees is the same reason the platform he created
is so successful. How hedge-funder Sahm Adrangi used tweeting (and a lot of research) to become one of Wall Street’s most
successful players. With clever curation and high
production values, One Kings Lane has transcended the flash-sale-
site model. Meme marketer Ben Lashes turns Internet stars like Grumpy Cat into multi-platform franchises. Lending Club has shown that you don’t need banks to make loans—only
people. Hamdi Ulukaya’s Chobani brand is making Silicon Valley–level
profits off Greek yogurt—and reviving the dairy industry in
upstate New York.
Plus: The companies and creators that made tacos a boom business, launched millions-generating torture-obstacle races, turned the spare bedroom into a microhotel, and more.
On the Cover: Grumpy Cat. Photograph by Jeff Minton for New York Magazine.
Developers rush to build before the next mayor ruins the fun.
It used to be that a handshake was enough. Now public figures have come to realize that to project likability, nothing beats a hug.
For the new book Unscrolled, in which artists and writers interpret sections of the Torah, Marc Kushner’s team drops the tabernacle into the middle of New York.
A Hudson stroll with the NYPD’s most famous whistle-blower and aging Casanova.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
They may have missed the playoffs, but the richest sports franchise in America won’t be down for long.
Nicolas Pichelin’s S7 floor lamp, Schott NYC opens in Nolita, and more new stuff in New York stores.
“I started a company that makes 3-D-printed orthotics. Right now, orthotics aren’t sexy, but there’s no reason they shouldn’t be.”
Where to waltz, cha-cha, vogue, do-si-do, and moonwalk the night away.
Nouveau rustico Charlie Bird almost makes the most of his pint-size room.
Japanese eggplant is well suited for this recipe from Benoit’s Philippe Bertineau.
Now that coffee has become an object of worship, some of the smartest new shops are paying as much attention to what’s on the plates as to what’s in the cups.
His part in Nebraska is the one he’s waited 77 years for.
On their third album, Sleigh Bells sound like a band, not just a sound.
A new book, Comic Genius, catches comedians mid-shtick.
A preview of the new anthology The Best American Infographics 2013.
Those sickly suburbs: Two new books are full of diagnoses but short on real-world cures.
We may never see the likes of this new Glass Menagerie again.
Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity will delight physicists and terrify everybody else.
Doc Let the Fire Burn examines both sides of an ugly 1985 police standoff.
25 things to see, hear, watch, and read.
Readers sound off on Hillary Clinton, Brad Paisley, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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