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March 5, 2018 Issue

Cover Story

How to Raise a Boy

Twenty-five reflections on an impossible dilemma, now more impossible than ever: Parkland, the president, #MeToo. On the Cover: Kenneth, age 12. Photograph by Nicolai Howalt.

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Nathan Lane Dances With the Octopus

An actor once typecast as a funnyman cannot get enough of playing Roy Cohn. By Isaac Butler

Gray Hat

At 22, Marcus Hutchins saved the world from a massive cybersecurity breach. So why did the FBI arrest him? By Reeves Wiedeman



How a group of teenagers built a movement out of their tragedy in Parkland. By Lisa Miller

The Cut

Spring Back

A rear-view look at the season before us. Photographs by Erik Madigan Heck. Styling by Rebecca Ramsey

Best of New York 2018


Grandma pizza, Roman ribs, and tangy crispy beef.


Hotel-quality sheets, Palm Beach trinkets, and streetwear for toddlers.

Health & Self

Pregnant workouts, a keratin alternative, and a tell-it-like-it-is astrologer.

Home & Help

24-hour sansevieria delivery, custom consoles, and clog repairs.


A roving rave, a hidden movie theater, and a Trinidadian brewery.


Life on Oyelowo Street

He’s tackled roles from MLK to Othello. But did you know that David Oyelowo’s early hero was Blair Underwood?

Drop-Dead Funny

Trust Armando Iannucci, the man who created Veep and made profanity into poetry, to find the hidden hilarity in murderous political upheaval.

Triple Whammy

Three Tall Women requires three great actors — who aren’t afraid to butt heads with one another.

The Coldest Case

My friend Michelle McNamara was convinced she could crack the mystery of a serial killer who’s evaded capture for over 40 years. In the end, she never got the chance.

Reuse, Reinvent, Reimagine

Hans-Peter Feldmann, a pioneer of artistic appropriation, is one of the least-known great living artists in the world.

Al Pacino on His Legendary Roles

David Edelstein talks to Al Pacino, on his first major New York retrospective.

To Do: March 7–March 21, 2018

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


Comments: Week of March 5, 2018

Readers sound off on Clarence Thomas, the opioid epidemic, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of March 5, 2018

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

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