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September 4, 2017 Issue

Cover Story

A New Last Chance

Thousands of babies could soon be born to women who thought they’d hit an IVF dead end. By Stephen Hall On the Cover: Photograph by Howard Schatz.

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America Wasn’t Built for Humans

Our political system is too naïve to handle tribalism. By Andrew Sullivan

Beware the Open-Plan Kitchen

HGTV and a nation getting over the housing crash: What could go wrong? By Caitlin Flanagan


The Body Politic

What Clinton’s memoir really says about women and anger.


Who gets blocked by Trump.

Science of Us

A Stanford professor with a theory about jerks.

Reread: January 10, 1977 (And Ever Since)

Forty years of New York’s fertility journalism.

The Cut

Strong Shoulders, Big Bellies, and American Beauties

The best of Fashion Week. By Cathy Horyn


Best Bets

Cult jeans, high-design humidifiers, and a LES vintage shop.

Look Book

The retiree who rides an electric bike with her dog.

Mini Mania

Collectors and others in thrall to the small.

These New Supermarkets Are a Mirror of Immigrant New York

Duck feet, gochujang, and a pint of Häagen-Dazs.

The Restaurant Review

Ato in Soho is a delicious surprise.

The Dish

Foie gras gets a redesign at The Pool.


How a Hit Happens Now

RapCaviar and its czar.

Mixtapes Saved My Career

Gucci Mane on his roller coaster.

Soy un Colaborador

Beck’s creative process.

He and She and They

The New Museum’s gender artists.

The Movie Review

Mother! is a second-rate, self-aggrandizing tour de force.

The TV Review

The fourth season of BoJack Horseman is a marvel of melancholy.

The Book Review

Nicole Krauss’s Forest Dark: What is Kafka doing in this most un-Kafkaesque novel?

To Do: September 20–October 4, 2017

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


Comments: Week of September 18, 2017

Readers sound off on Bill de Blasio, Michael Moore, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of September 18, 2017

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

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