February 3, 2014 Issue
A new, immigrant species of those notoriously unkillable critters,
cockroaches, has hit the city, and it can handle the cold. By Christopher Bonanos.
Meanwhile, horse-drawn carriages are nearly extinct, but
that may not do much for the horses. By Lee Siegel.
Plus: Pigeon portraiture, squirrel aliens, and the distant drumbeat of bears.
On the Cover: Photograph of a New York street pigeon by Andrew Garn.
Download the iPad edition for Matt Zoller Seitz's audio review of HBO's new show Looking, videos of pigeons on the catwalk and cockroaches in the lab, previews of the buzziest moves at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and more.
Fox News and its commander, Roger Ailes, are increasingly out of touch with the modern GOP, playing to an old (and rapidly perishing) audience. It’s time for liberals to give up their favorite punching bag. By Frank Rich
When Chen Guangbiao arrived in America, it was his business card that made the biggest splash. But the demolition magnate had his sights set on bigger things, like, oh, buying the New York Times. By Jessica Pressler
From a small town in Romania, Guccifer skewered and glorified the power elite.
Why healthy 18-to-34-year-olds remain on the fence about Obamacare.
The former receiver is totally over the greatest catch in Giants history.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
There’s nothing a glossy magazine likes better than an equally glossy celebrity lending her hand to the editorial process.
A keepsake football, bottle opener, and more new stuff for the Super Bowl.
“I knew it would be freezing here, so I just packed up my ski suit—it’s the warmest thing I own.”
The latest M. Wells venture vies to be the city's next great chophouse.
Chef Chris Fischer's olive-oil-poached local squid with roasted leeks.
And Super Bowl Friday night. And Super Bowl Sunday brunch. Some 80 die-hard New Yorkers offer firm tips for what visitors absolutely must do with their weekend. Locals, prick up your ears, too.
A history of the selfie.
The fifteen most talked-about performances at Sundance.
Since Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo became a publishing phenomenon in 2009, a few others have borrowed the title.
Looking is a big deal because it doesn't act like one.
Singles of a certain age still get around in Gloria.
Eric Church smashes bro-country clichés on The Outsiders.
25 things to see, hear, watch, and read.
Readers sound off on teenagers, the Cannibal Cop, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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