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April 30, 2018 Issue

Cover Story

The Original Donald Trump

New York society will ignore unscrupulous, vicious acts to serve its interests — just look at the case of Roy Cohn. By Frank Rich On the Cover: Roy Cohn on Madison Avenue, 1963. Photo: Arthur Schatz/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty

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Stacey vs. Stacey

Georgia’s Democratic governor primary comes down to race, Hope, and first names. By Lisa Chase

The Last Slave

Nine decades after Zora Neale Hurston wrote Barracoon, about the final slave-ship survivor, the book will be released.



Modern royal marriage is an oxymoron.

The City

Does Cy Vance go too easy on the rich and too hard on the poor?

The Cut

Don’t Spill!

The consequences of dressing a child in designer apparel.

The Strategist

Best Bets

16 gift ideas for moms, dads, and discerning grads.

Look Book

The retired clinical psychologist with a big vintage collection.

Microdosing’s Micromoment

More and more people are using minuscule amounts of LSD (and ketamine, and pot, and others).

The Restaurant Review

Ferris is the hotel restaurant that doesn’t know it is one.

The Dish

Momofuku Ko Bar proves cold fried chicken can be just as good as hot.

The Underground Gourmet

At Mani in Pasta, an award-winning Neapolitan pizza whiz makes Roman-style pies.


Can Roman-style pizza conquer New York? Not since the 1990s has it been such a hot topic. Here’s how to tell your taglios and teglias from your tondas.


The Closet, Revisited

In The Boys in the Band, Zachary Quinto leads an all-star cast of openly gay actors back to the days when being out was career suicide.

Should Sheila Heti Have a Baby?

In life and in fiction, the author struggles to find the answer.

She’s the Seagull

Saoirse Ronan considers her place in Chekhov’s tragicomedy.

The Theater Review

An unaccustomed approach to My Fair Lady.

The Theater Review

Harry Potter and the Broadway spectacle.

The Theater Review

The glittery pleasures of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

The Theater Review

The Travesties I’ve been waiting decades to see.

The Theater Review

Saint Joan, with armor but not packing much heat.

The Theater Review

The Iceman Cometh needeth rethinking.

To Do: May 2–May 16, 2018

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


Comments: Week of April 30, 2018

Readers sound off on Cynthia Nixon, what's wrong with the internet, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of April 30, 2018

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

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