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May 1, 2017 Issue

Cover Story

Aziz Ansari Is From a Red State, Too

The comedian who became political despite himself. By Jada Yuan On the Cover: Aziz Ansari. Photograph by Martin Schoeller for New York Magazine.

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Beyond Alt: The New Reactionary Counterculture

Coming to grips with the most potent political movement of our age: one that helped get Trump elected (but is already restless); encompasses both techno-libertarians and those who wish the Enlightenment had never happened; provides harbor for racists but also gay art grads; and speaks, ominously, the language of the young (irony, memes, YouTube). By Andrew Sullivan, Noreen Malone, Max Read, Simon van Zuylen-Wood, and others

Why the Reactionary Right Must Be Taken Seriously

An open-minded inquiry into the close-minded ideology that is the most dominant political force of our time — and can no longer be ignored. By Andrew Sullivan


Hollywood Signs

Can Get Out’s success be replicated?

171 Minutes With Elisabeth Moss

How The Handmaid’s Tale star built the most enviable résumé in television and discovered her personal feminism along the way.

Notebook: Here Come the Tourists

Visiting New York has never felt so politically fraught.

Select All

Social media ruined popularity.

Reread: November 2, 1970

The hot (if you turned on the heater) mattress craze of 1970.

The Cut

The Most Popular Girl in Hollywood

But YouTube star Lele Pons has social media to thank for fame.


Best Bets

Soho’s rare-sneaker district, woven planters, and Linda Fargo’s shop at Bergdorf Goodman.

Look Book

The antiques dealer who wears mostly vintage.


Underground-art crawls and drag shows in Lisbon.

The Everything Guide to the Great Mattress Buyer’s Dilemma

From $500 beds-in-a-box to don’t-ask horsehair Hästens.

The Underground Gourmet Review

Two great new noodle shops shine a light on the seldom-seen Yunnanese rice variety.

The Dish

Atla’s fish Milanese is a sleeper sensation.

Mimi Sheraton’s Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant Is Closing

The closing of Good is the latest reminder of the decline of the neighborhood restaurant.


Two Café Altro Paradiso vets bring Chez Ma Tante to Brooklyn.


A look at the Grill at the Former Four Seasons.



Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher team up on the new Gorillaz album.

Arbus, Unearthed

Nine rarely seen photographs from strolls in the park.

The Bostonian

Dennis Lehane, whose Since We Fell is out this month, is a bit unsettled in California.

The Theater Review

Bette Midler is back where she belongs in the intensely nostalgic Hello, Dolly!

The Theater Review

The Little Foxes With a Switch-’Em-Up Twist

The Theater Review

Can Six Degrees of Separation still bring home the Bacon?

The Theater Review

Reopening that door with A Doll’s House, Part 2.

To Do: May 3–May 17, 2017

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


Comments: Week of May 1, 2017

Readers sound off on Kara Walker, the mess at the Met, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of May 1, 2017

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

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