The “anonymous” restaurant critic is a concept that’s long
outlived its relevance, says Adam Platt—while exposing his identity on
our cover. He’s also provided his annual list of the best
places to indulge oneself, whether with high-art old-fashioned French
or the not-so-humble taco. Plus: the best new chefs, and
those trends that should go the way of the dodo. By Adam Platt
On the Cover: Adam Platt with blue shrimp (New Caledonia) sushi, prepared by Daisuke Nakazawa of Sushi Nakazawa. Photograph by Bobby Doherty/ New York Magazine.
Download the iPad edition for an exclusive video tour of the WTC site, bonus excerpts from the A-Rod e-mails and John Ridley's 12 Years a Slave script, a sample from Beyoncé’s Ghost video, an ice-skating lesson from pro skater Marni Halasa, and more.
Bill de Blasio won his mayoralty by focusing on the city’s ever-widening divide between the super-wealthy and the epically struggling. But it’s the people in between whose lives might be improved fastest, by following a few (only moderately) radical proposals. By Benjamin Wallace-Wells
In 1997, an 8-year-old Chaneya Kelly reported that she had been raped by her father, Daryl Kelly, sending him to prison for up to 40 years. For the last sixteen years, she’s wanted more than anything to take that testimony back. By Jennifer Gonnerman
That bar tab might not be the only thing you'll regret in the morning.
The tabletop role-playing game has inspired a generation of writers and filmmakers and is credited with giving birth to the modern video-game industry.
Breaking down campaign strategy with the former Clinton Svengali turned Microsoft attack dog.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
The slugger and the suit: a baseball bromantic tragedy.
Submarino bathroom accessories, five new showrooms, and more new stuff in stores.
“When people first meet me, they’ll say, ‘You look like Andy Warhol; you must be an artist.’”
Where to go if you’re on a date, Wayne Gretzky–obsessed, a total amateur, or just a toddler.
Four World Trade Center is done; One World Trade, nearly so. A visit to the top.
The movies, books, and evolutionary anthropologists that inspired him.
Jody Rosen on Beyoncé’s raunchy classic.
Scorsese lets the camera run, and run, in The Wolf of Wall Street.
August: Osage County is histrionic and inauthentic.
Dan Harmon’s blessed return to Community.
25 things to see, hear, watch, and read.
Readers sound off on Reasons to Love New York, NYU, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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