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  1. playboy: 1953–2020
    Playboy Magazine Is Closing Down, Probably for GoodThe Philosophy comes to an end.
  2. reread
    In 2002, Our Singles-Issue Cover Model Was the Future First LadyMelania and the firefighter.
  3. kids and tv
    A 10-Year-Old Interviews John Mulaney About His Kids’ SpecialThe comedian answers all of a young superfan’s questions about John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch.
  4. from the archives
    How New York Caricatured Richard Nixon Through the YearsTalking to the magazine’s original graphic-design team about capturing the crooked president, who appeared on our cover ten times from 1968 to 1974.
  5. art
    Man Duct-tapes Banana to Wall, Makes $240,000, Credits New York MagazineHowever, a prankster has now eaten the banana.
  6. obituary
    On John SimonConsidering the longtime New York critic, who died yesterday at 94.
  7. robert evans
    The Astoundingly True Story of The Cotton Club, a Movie That Wouldn’t DieIn honor of the life of legendary producer Robert Evans, we’re revisiting the film that almost made him lose his tan.
  8. theater review
    Theater Review: Trying to Locate The Rose TattooLesser Tennessee Williams, starring Marisa Tomei.
  9. mar-a-lagator
    Trump Has Been Obsessed With Alligator-Filled Moats for (at Least) 35 YearsIn 1984, he planned a “castle” on Madison Avenue that had a drawbridge and you-know-what swimming around under it.
  10. revealed
    First Look: The Renovated Fifth Avenue Apple Store Is Bigger and BrighterNew skylights, more space, same cube. And underground trees!
  11. design
    New York Got to Vote for One of Five New License Plates. They’re All Awful.The state has a history of great — even iconic — designs for plates. Why is the latest batch of choices so dismal?
  12. books
    How Richard Avedon Shaped the America in Your HeadWe all know the his style of portraiture, but Avedon also shot thousands of advertisements, most very different from his editorial work.
  13. crime
    The Gangsters at Barneys: A Forgotten New York StoryIn 1937, five men with submachine guns held up the store.
  14. reread
    New York’s 1977 Blackout Issue: Reagan, Abzug, and the Mayor of Paris Weigh InWhat the powerful had to say after the lights came back on.
  15. books
    Laura Lippman on Baltimore’s Many Lives and Layered Literary MythsFew people know the city like this novelist-reporter.
  16. obit
    Al Feldstein and the Furshlugginer Greatness of Mad MagazineAn assessment of Mad’s place in the culture, as the magazine goes off to its final Fold-in.
  17. from the archives
    How New York Has Covered LGBT Life in the Years Since StonewallIn 1969, we missed the rebellion. But in the five decades since, we’ve covered the changing community.
  18. gallery
    A Trove of ‘Lost’ New York City Crime Scene Photos, Unearthed After 82 YearsSeventy-three prints from legendary photographer Weegee were stashed in a kitchen cupboard and unseen until now.
  19. just asking questions
    Daniel Okrent on the Very Familiar Immigration Panic 100 Years AgoIn his new book The Guarded Gate, he looks at a 30-year campaign — aided by elite social scientists — to keep minorities out of America.
  20. art
    Tom Slaughter’s Polaroid PortfolioThe artist known for his Pop-y paintings and prints had a side project: shooting Polaroid photos, constantly, of everything that interested him.
  21. book excerpt
    Almost Nothing in Arthur ‘Weegee’ Fellig’s Greatest Photo Happened by Accident“With this picture,” he said, “I matured as a photographer and human being.”
  22. openings
    Inside Brooklyn’s New, Supersized Russ & DaughtersThe Navy Yard outpost officially opens today.
  23. cityscape
    Who Works in the Chrysler Building? A Floor-by-Floor Investigation.The tenant list, revealed.
  24. how did i get here?
    How My Son and I Ended Up in a Film About FilmInstant Dreams, a documentary about Polaroid enthusiasts, comes to New York. I’m in it. How’d that happen?
  25. photography
    On the Nearly Indescribable Light in Diane Arbus’s Last PhotographsIs it about to rain? Dusk? Something else? Go to David Zwirner to see.
  26. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Restaurants in Murray HillFrom world-class soba to the best (yes, it’s debatable) pastrami in town.
  27. vulture picks
    Neil Simon’s 29 Plays and Four Musicals: A Guide to the Highs and LowsA guide to the playwright’s body of work, which spanned nearly 50 years.
  28. select all
    Ranking New Gmail’s AI-Generated Smart(ish) RepliesThe idea, especially on a small, one-hand phone screen, is that you can tap and send using one thumb, without typing.
  29. documented
    The Photographer Who Documents the Former Sites of Confederate MonumentsArtist Matthew Shain set out to capture the pedestals where they once stood.
  30. snubbed
    Searching for Alan Dershowitz on Martha’s Vineyard My mission to find America’s most snubbed man.
  31. Remaking a Murder: How Weegee Photographed a Mob KillingA lot went into his famous photo of the slaying of Dominick Didato.
  32. Philip Roth’s Biographer Has a Hair-raising Claire Bloom StoryBlake Bailey on how the job changes when the subject’s no longer around.
  33. from the archives
    The Making of Tom Wolfe’s ‘Radical Chic’Remembering the story that helped put New York on the map.
  34. fixations
    I Think About This a Lot: A Song About New York From This ’70s MusicalThere’s a joke in the lyrics about alternate-side-of-the-street parking, for god’s sake.
  35. 20 Philip Roth Books, RankedThe indispensable, the significant, the disposable, and everything in between.
  36. obituary
    Tom Wolfe, New York and New Journalism Legend, Dies at 88In a city of people who wear black, the man in the white suit.
  37. graphic design
    Our 7 Favorite Posters (Out of 427!) From Milton Glaser’s New CollectionFive decades of wall art from New York’s co-founder.
  38. the city
    The New Ferry Fleet Will Be Delightful, and Is Also a Huge MistakeSix hundred million dollars is way too much for such a tiny number of riders.
  39. art
    The Photographer Who Captured Life in Mid-Century Burkina FasoSee lively portraits from 75-year-old Sanlé Sory, in advance of his first American exhibition.
  40. from the archives
    The Subway Crisis We’ve Been Writing About for 48 YearsThe intensity of the subway’s troubles is new, but the problems themselves are not.
  41. That EPA Seal Scott Pruitt Hates? He Can Blame Neil Gorsuch’s Mother.When she ran the agency under Reagan, she went out of her way to save a dated logo from extinction.
  42. urban fauna
    Manhattan Mice Have Evolved to Live on Cheese FriesProwling New York with the evolutionary-biologist author of ‘Darwin Comes to Town.’
  43. new york 50th anniversary
    The Birth of New York Magazine, Told by the People Who Made ItGloria Steinem, Tom Wolfe, Milton Glaser, Gail Sheehy, and more tell the story of the magazine’s early days.
  44. from the archives
    Revisiting New York Magazine’s First IssueFeaturing Rita Moreno’s ropa vieja recipe, Tom Wolfe on New York accents, Gloria Steinem on Ho Chi Minh, and more.
  45. the city
    What New York Should Learn From the Park Slope Crash That Killed Two ChildrenMost of these not-really-accidental events are preventable by steps more powerful than telling people to “be careful.”
  46. theater review
    Theater Review: Three Tall Women, Three Great ActressesLaurie Metcalf and Alison Pill and Glenda Jackson, yeah.
  47. reread
    Remembering New York’s Great Illustrator Robert GrossmanA celebration of one of our early contributors.
  48. Kissing Cynthia Heimel Good-byeRemembering the humorous writer.
  49. from the archives
    A Hard Look at the Original ModelizerRevisiting our 1988 profile of Elite Model Management founder John Casablancas, whose inappropriate behavior was no secret in the fashion industry.
  50. primers
    Why You Should Care About A Futile and Stupid Gesture: A National Lampoon PrimerIt’s time for a primer for Netflix’s A Futile and Stupid Gesture, a biopic about National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney, based on Josh Karp’s book.
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