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40th Anniversary

Classic ‘New York’

A selection of the magazine's best stories from the last 40 years.

The 1960s

  • July 8, 1968
  • ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ Revisited
  • “The movie is only a reflection, a very pretty one, of what makes people murder. Real murderers aren't ever that pretty.”
  • October 28, 1968
  • Learning to Live With Nixon
  • “As we learned who Kennedy was only after he died, we may learn who Nixon is only after he is president.”
  • December 23, 1968
  • Women and Power
  • “As Jacqueline Kennedy was quoted in a New York newspaper profile, ‘There are two kinds of women: those who want power in the world and those who want power in bed.’”

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The 1970s

  • February 23, 1970
  • Mugging As a Way of Life
  • “…When Hector and Louise aren't mugging their neighbors, they live in burnt-out buildings, moving easily from a deserted tenement on Avenue D to one south of Houston, near the Bowery…”
  • April 6, 1970
  • Bombing on the Mind
  • “'A sodden Sheep Meadow last October—remember? The Vietnam Moratorium?'”

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The 1980s

  • November 10, 1980
  • Before the Literary Bar
  • In which the author puts his new Marilyn Monroe book on trial—before the critics do.

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The 1990s

  • February 5, 1990
  • Live-In Divorce
  • Tortured couples who have to stay together.
  • August 17, 1992
  • Invisible Man
  • Why did this $105,000-a-year lawyer from Harvard go to work as a $7-an-hour busboy at the Greenwich Country Club — and what did he find?

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The 2000s

  • August 21, 2000
  • The Kosher Campaign
  • News of Al Gore's mitzvah sent a joyful shock wave through the city's Jewish circles.
  • January 22, 2001
  • Me Tarzan You Jane
  • With “Thong Song” on the radio and The Man Show on the tube, pop culture has become a frat house—and women are joining the party.
  • September 24, 2001
  • September 11, 2001
  • An archive of articles related to the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.

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