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Sweaty, Stormy, Caffeinated, Coked-Up Summer

Photo: New York Magazine

Our guide to what’s highbrow, lowbrow, brilliant, and despicable. Tap or click each image below to enlarge.

Photo: Getty Images (flood, volcano, scab); Dominic Milton Trott/Flickr (powder); spurekar/Flickr (delivery); Alan Levine/Flickr (fry)
Photo: u & Me Books (fire); Ryan Lee Gallery (Amos); Classical Theater (Malvolio); Penguin Random House (Whitehead, Madievsk, Doviak); MTA (rail); Morgan Library (Cendrars); Caramoor (DakhaBrakha); (dance)
Photo: Getty Images (Scott, Hill); Coyoty/Flickr (phone); Royal Caribbean (Icon); USFWS (plover); MMG (swamp); Prime (energy); Max (Rapp); Google Maps (Ink); Vincent Brown/Flickr (Giza)
Photo: Getty Images (Tiafoe, Eubanks); Sphere Entertainment (sphere); Warner Bros (Barbie); Universal (Oppenheimer); Paramount Pictures (Mission); FX (vampires); Bravo (creek)

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