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Molly Young

December 15, 2014 |
25. Because the Best Circular Fried Pastry in Town Costs $1 and You Don’t Have to Wait in Line For It

The thing to get in Chinatown is the sesame ball, an orb of glutinous rice.

April 21, 2014 |
Jamie Andries Is the Alpha Girl of Instagram

A cheerleader from Allen, Texas, Andries is five feet and three inches’ worth of toned limbs and blonde locks and high spirits.

March 10, 2014 | Features
SOMA: The Stubborn Uncoolness of San Francisco Style

“New York, to me, always had a sense of trying too hard.”

October 7, 2013 |
‘‘It Was the Biggest Game of Chicken I’ve Ever Seen.’’

David Karp built a massive, culturally totemic company that was losing millions of dollars a month. After a huge infusion of Yahoo cash, he’s breathing easier.

August 6, 2012 |
He & He & He

Benny Morecock is in a “throuple” with two partners. Their family business is a gay-porn company in Long Island City. The Cleavers they’re not—and yet their home life seems positively wholesome.

June 11, 2012 | Encounter
49 Minutes With Danny Bowien

Prepping for opening night with the Mission Chinese Food chef-auteur, bringing his San Francisco hipster “Oriental” food to the LES.

August 22, 2011 |
The J in J.Crew

How Jenna Lyons became the most unlikely of tastemakers (a word she detests).

August 8, 2011 | Intelligencer
The Ugliness Penalty

An expert on “pulchronomics” raises a hairy question: Do the homely need legal protection against discrimination?

July 11, 2011 | Features
“Let No Man Despise Thy Youth” –Timothy 4:12

Teresa Scanlan—Miss America 2011­—would like to be a Supreme Court justice some day. But she’d settle for president.

June 27, 2011 |
The Smelliest Block in New York

Deep in the Lower East Side, a terrible odor lurks. Where is it coming from?