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Sad Happy, Drunk Rudy, and Out Rebel

Photo: New York Magazine

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

Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA (Adams + Hochul); Matt Johnson/Flickr (Trump); Steve Snodgrass/Flickr (Rudy); New York State Young Republicans/Flickr (Giuliani); Matt Fields/Flickr (Palin); Coinbase (Crypto); Gigi Glendinning (Happy); GlitterandFrills/Flickr (Yellowstone)
Photo: lev radin / Alamy Stock Photo (Strange Loop); Karen Almond/Met Opera (Hamlet); Photo by Charles Benton Courtesy of The Artist and Chapter NY, New York (Gata); How You Get Famous (Simon & Schuster); Bold Type Books (The Women’s House of Detention); Bruce Baker (Wainwright)
Photo: TechCrunch/Flickr (Winklevoss); Kathy Drasky/Flickr (Drag Queen); Jasper Lauderdale (Bedford); Starbucks (Bathrooms); Justin Higuchi/Flickr (Lady Gaga); Noh Juhan/Netflix; Alex Graves/Flickr (Glamp); Michael Duangdara/Flickr (BTS)
Photo: David Lee (Phoebe Bridgers); Rebel Wilson/Instagram (Wilson); Merrick Morton/ HBO (Barry); PCN Photography/Alamy Stock Photo (Sha’Carri Richardson); Sarah Stierch (Spritz); Cathrine Sæther/Flickr (Spears); Warner Bros. Pictures (Barbie); Courtesy of Netflix (Davidson)

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