With his new movie—starring Joaquin Phoenix
as a man obsessed with a Siri of the
near future—Spike Jonze has made a romance for
our time. And come, perhaps, as close to
self-revelation as the shape-shifting,
Zeitgeist-sparking director ever has. By Mark Harris
On the Cover: Joaquin Phoenix. Photograph by Dan Winters for New York Magazine.
The Supreme Court justice delivers his opinions—judicial and otherwise—on homosexuality, the coarsening of culture, Seinfeld, and the Devil, in whom he believes very much. By Jennifer Senior
If your kids are watching you try to be the best parent you can be (and they are), they will likely see you lie, plot, and even cheat for their benefit. So are you doing them more harm than good? By Lisa Miller
Adults have grabbed onto baby wipes for that extra-clean feeling. Bad news for the sewage system.
A look at Madonna’s various eras—and a few of the artists she channeled.
Perfecting the backhanded volley with the erstwhile Fiery Furnace.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Owners of graffiti haven 5Pointz, in Long Island City, have plans to demolish the building to make way for luxury towers.
Washington couldn’t have gone dark without a radicalized Republican Party. Or maybe it was destined to all along.
Cold-smoked salmon, Juniper Ridge opens in Williamsburg, and more new stuff in stores.
“My father works at the same prison, in Westchester, and when I was 17, he handed me an application.”
How to talk down the price of a mattress, cashmere sweater, squash blossom, and cup of coffee.
Biker jackets for every motorcyclist, even wannabes and vegans.
The proprietors of two popular eateries move on up.
Michael Anthony’s pickled ají dulce peppers.
Tart and tangy flavors rule the foodscape.
Lexington Pizza Parlour opens in Harlem.
Lumpia Shack Snackbar opening brick-and-mortar in West Village.
Divergent author Veronica Roth builds her dystopian empire.
Interested in writing the next next next teen franchise? Here’s a step-by-step guide.
The growing influence of a very profitable genre.
An adult YA addict comes clean.
Finding the romantic, dystopic, or vampiric YA that's right for you.
Justin Davidson on the Met’s opening, and City Opera’s closing.
Tom Hanks is better than ever as a hijacked sailor in Captain Phillips.
Robert Rodriguez serves a second helping of empty, violent schlock with Machete Kills.
Safe, fake transgression is all over Chelsea these days. And then there's Bjarne Melgaard.
25 things to see, hear, watch, and read.
Readers sound off on Tumblr, Ben Lashes, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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