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March 7, 2016 Issue

Cover Story

Best of New York

Where to find the very best bespoke salsa, shark cocktails, and millennial-dad clothes this year featuring: The (all-time) best breakfast sandwich, Caesar salad, and hot dog. Period.
On the Cover: Illustrations by Lauren Tamaki.

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Features

The Anxiety and the Ecstasy

Audra McDonald has the best voice on Broadway, but she’s still riddled with doubts. Plus: 28 other reasons why this is a new golden age of theater. By Jesse Green

Pop!

Dr. Sandra Lee was a run-of-the-mill California dermatologist. Then she started filming as she exploded her patients’ pimples. By Robert Moor

Death by Text

Conrad Roy’s teenage girlfriend repeatedly sent him messages urging him to kill himself. Is she a murderer? By Marin Cogan

Intelligencer

The National Interest

Why, exactly, is Trump driving conservatives so crazy? The answer is not his character.

Confounded Liberals

Trump is also driving some liberals crazy.

Could Hillary Clinton Ever Have Imagined This?

The first nominated female candidate against the face of American misogyny.

Will Trump Force Bloomberg to Run for President?

The two billionaires are a study in contrasts, but they share a dream.

114 Minutes With House of Cards’ Michael Kelly

Attending the unveiling of Frank Underwood’s presidential portrait.

Imagining President Trump: A Conversation

New York Magazine's team of political writers game out the once-fantastical but now quite possible prospect of a Trump presidency.

The Urbanist: Uber Around the World

From Mexico City (where drivers reveal taco tips) to Cape Town (with a new female driver) to the south of France.

Reread: May 29, 1995

Twenty years ago, Broadway’s survival was a legitimate question.

The Cut

And Just Like That, Balenciaga Is Back

Talking to Demna Gvasalia about his first collection for one of fashion’s most influential brands. By Cathy Horyn

Culture

Gwen Stefani Proves the Value of Public Insecurity

With her new solo album (and new relationship).

Inside the New Met Breuer’s Housewarming Show

Six centuries of unfinished art, now at the Met, which now occupies the Whitney.

The Great Pyramid of West 57th Street

A first look at how Bjarke Ingels is reshaping the city.

Blooming Late, Lucratively

First-time novelist Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s seven-figure midlife breakthrough.

The TV Review

Underground is gripping.

The Book Review

The first great millennial novel.

The Movie Review

The augmented-reality comedy Creative Control is virtually perfect.

The Movie Review

Knight of Cups feels like self-parody.

To Do: March 9–March 23, 2016

Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.

Departments

Comments: Week of March 7, 2016

Readers sound off on the voting power of single women, MTA delays, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of March 7, 2016

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

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