A northern girl embraced as the face of country music. A celebrity-dating tabloid magnet who takes breakups as hard as any adolescent spurned. Sitting with Taylor Swift in her homebody
Nashville penthouse, it’s not hard to see how her perpetual insider-outsider persona has helped make her pop’s true superstar, bigger than
any of her peers with big records this fall. By Jody Rosen
On the Cover: Taylor Swift. Photograph by Karen Collins/Trunk Archive.
Fifty years after JFK’s assassination, with fever-dream claims (spying on every phone call?!) coming true, the climate for conspiracy-mongering has never been so rich. From fake moon landings to Bill Clinton’s body count, a greatest hits of out-there theories. By Benjamin Wallace-Wells
Jack and David Cahn are possibly the most overachieving seniors in the city’s most overachieving school. And soon, very soon, they will be unleashed onto the world at large. Or at least college. By Jada Yuan
On the app for slandering ex-boyfriends, courtesy reigns.
A dossier on the craziest edible thefts, from nuts to Nutella.
Wikipedia’s most revised pages, and some of the editorial battles they’ve engendered.
Riffing on Harlem’s Jazz Age, old and new, with the Citigroup chairman turned club proprietor.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Why teams have started torpedoing their seasons to secure top draft picks, and why that is an absolutely terrible strategy.
JoAnn Berman furniture, Sass & Bide opens in Soho, and more new stuff in stores.
“I wish I could say that I came to New York to be a model, but I moved here a few years ago on political asylum.”
A sandwich specialist ditches the bread, pours on the fish sauce.
Rainbow lacinato kale takes well to this riff on creamed spinach from Quality Italian chef Scott Tacinelli.
The Simone opens on the Upper East Side.
The 606 R&D team opens takeout joint R&D Foods.
The idea of starting a (non-digital) magazine in this day and age seems downright insane. And yet, for those keeping score at the newsstand, dozens upon dozens of them have sprung up in the past few years.
The unveiling of Alexander Wang's Balenciaga in Soho.
What does the book business look like on the inside? Insanity.
Steven Soderbergh sends Williamsburg back in time.
A first look at the Queens Museum's world of tomorrow.
How Kanye fixed his broken 60-foot screen and saved the Yeezus tour.
Bill Cosby is as you remember him in his first stand-up special since 1983.
The full Elizabethan treatment is kind to Richard III and fantastic to Twelfth Night.
A new director makes a difference in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
25 things to see, hear, watch, and read.
Readers sound off on abortion, NFL bullies, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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