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November 4, 2013 Issue

Cover Story

The 99% Mayor

The great promise of Bill de Blasio in City Hall is that he turns out to be a highly effective blend of operative and ideologue. The potential peril? If the two sides of his political personality are forever locked in battle—and nobody wins. By Chris Smith
On the Cover: The De Blasio family. Photograph by Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos/New York Magazine. Makeup by Elizabeth Yoon for M.A.C Pro. Hair by Takeo Suzuki.

Features

‘There’s Only So Much I Can Take. But I Have to Take It.’

Sky Ferreira has been working in the music-industry machine since she was 15, trying on and shedding pop personas at label executives’ whims. Now, at 21, she’s got a record—and a life—all her own. By Nitsuh Abebe

Juice Heads ...

First they control their bodies, then they control their destiny: For a subset of urban warriors, the juice fad is a path to losing weight, clearing minds, and achieving world-conquering intestinal harmony. By Vanessa Grigoriadis

... Powder People

Meanwhile, a cadre of bright young geeks have found their own liquid elixir, a food that banishes the need for food altogether—called Soylent. By Adrian Chen

Intelligencer

One Year Later, Still Homeless

According to aid groups, at least 22,000 households are still displaced. Here are five of their stories.

Gadget Sickness

According to recent research, that hunchback you’re developing might really be your cell phone’s fault.

100 Minutes With Gus Wenner

Life is one big complimentary cheese plate for the new RollingStone.com director.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

Columns

The Race for Fourth Place

To compete with each other, the Knicks and Nets are destroying themselves.

Strategist

Best Bets

A lightweight sofa, horseshoe magnets, and more new stuff in New York stores.

The Look Book

“The rumors [about Miley Cyrus] are all lies. She is amazing and gorgeous.”

Fashionables

Call your chiropractor—these totes are huge.

The Restaurant Review

Juni’s willfully untrendy fine-dining experience.

In Season

Try this deconstructed-caramel-apple recipe from Toro chefs Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer.

Restaurant Opening

The Marlton Hotel opens a stylish coffee bar.

Restaurant Opening

100 percent all-American is the theme of the new bi-level barbecue joint Route 66 Smokehouse.

Restaurant Opening

The Skylark rooftop bar opens in the Garment District.

Lower Eats Side

Orchard Street gets even more appetizing.

Winter Travel 2013

Head to these lesser-known cities for equally fine wine, just-as-ancient architecture, and even-more-secret warehouse parties.

Culture

Hollywood’s 100 Most Valuable Stars

Vulture’s second annual scientific ranking of Hollywood’s biggest stars–and you can make your own list, too.

Six Degrees of “Satin Doll”

The band members from After Midnight—Broadway’s Duke Ellington tribute, opening November 3—have worked with nearly every pop and jazz star of the past half-century. A family tree.

Fantasy Camp

The photographs of underground legend Bob Mizer come up for air.

The Movie Review

Matthew McConaughey plays a drug-smuggling AIDS patient in Dallas Buyers Club.

The TV Review

Boardwalk Empire finally finds its footing.

The Classical Music Review

Nico Muhly’s Two Boys takes chat-room culture to the opera house.

To Do: October 30–November 6, 2013

25 things to see, hear, watch, and read.

Departments

Comments: Week of November 4, 2013

Readers sound off on cancer drugs, Mike Tyson, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of November 4, 2013

Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.

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