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May 14, 2018 Issue

Cover Story

Are We Ready for Robot Sex?

Maybe they need to be more like us. Or maybe we’re already learning to be more like them. By Allison P. Davis On the Cover: Photograph by Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine.

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Donald Trump and Sean Hannity Like to Talk Before Bedtime

Two friends living in their own strange cocoons. By Olivia Nuzzi

Driven to Despair

Hopelessly outmatched by Uber, one longtime driver went to tragic lengths to publicize the plight of his fellow workers. By Jessica Bruder



Why Washington insiders decide to leak.

Life in Pictures

Flynn McGarry, the Teen Chef.

Select All

Data regulation could do more than protect privacy — it could create a new, happier internet.

The Cut

Body Con Job

Lil Miquela, unreal influencer.

The Strategist

Best Bets

Christian Siriano’s concept shop, Memphis design, and surfboards in Chinatown.

Look Book

A Broadway seamstress making her own clothes.

Real Estate

The rebirth of the brick-and-mortar store.

The Restaurant Review

At Madcap Cafe, a former fine-dining whiz is making the food she really likes to eat.

The Dish

Frenchette’s brouillade with escargots is a seriously luxurious plate of eggs.


The An Choi crew's pho-focused noodle shop in Greenpoint.


Legendary Guyanese restaurant, German’s Soup, arrives in Flatbush.


A group of mixology all-stars is opening a cocktail lab in Greenwich Village.


Out of Exile

Liz Phair, fever dream.

The Best Stuff of 2018 (So Far)

Our critics’ top picks in the pop culture of the past five months.

Paul Schrader Comes to Jesus

The writer-director can finally do anything he wants.

What Else Should We Burn?

A new Fahrenheit 451 asks what the flame point of data is.

The Book Review

What is missing from Rachel Kushner’s new The Mars Room? Besides plot.

The Movie Review

The Seagull is a platform for a definitive Annette Bening performance.

The Movie Review

First Reformed is rigorously austere.

The Art Review

A modest proposal: break the art fair.

To Do: May 16–May 30, 2018

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


Comments: Week of May 14, 2018

Readers sound off on Roy Cohn, Georgia’s Democratic governor primary, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of May 14, 2018

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

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