The kaleidoscopic, schizoid, cyberpunk, hiphop genius of Nicki Minaj.
Three top models ponder how to retire gracefully from a ruthless industry.
Four French skin-care heiresses are, somehow, fashion’s most soulful “It” girls.
Christopher Burch has a new store. Ex-wife Tory thinks it looks a little too familiar.
The photographer’s sublime self-portraits areas mysterious and telling as Zen koans—including two shot specially for this issue.
A portfolio of Beyoncé, Catherine Deneuve, and a coterie of fashion-world designers shot in and around the runways of Milan, Paris, and New York.
Timothy Dolan’s 35-year career as a priest has been highlighted by extensive study of Catholic history and many cornball jokes.
Jay-Z’s peerless social diplomacy.
The trials of airline design.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Behind the picket lines with the abortion-rights crusader as she plans her landmark new Queens clinic.
Justin Theroux has Hollywood all figured out. Except the part about being famous.
Return avoids every cliché of the coming-home-from-battle genre—and finds power in silence.
The immortal Simpsons reaches 500 episodes.
Noisy Brooklyn duo Sleigh Bells return with a dreamy, speaker-blowing second album.
At MoMA, curators and architects seek a way out of the cul-de-sac.
Obama’s reelection chances are looking good right now, but the next nine months are full of storm clouds.
New chef, new location for Kajitsu.
Fendi’s Daisy clutch, Pilates ProWorks opens in the West Village, and more.
“Men’s shopping habits are most similar to mine—finding something you love and buying it in bulk.”
Acme serves up forager cuisine in a chic lounge setting.
The next time you’re in the market for a really jumbo egg, try the deep-green, pale-yolked ones laid by emus.
A forgotten classic steps into the haute-sandwich spotlight.
Readers sound off on Wall Street, Trent Arsenault, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.