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November 19, 2012 Issue

Cover Story

The 2013 Campaign

Now that Obama won the election, the race to decide the future begins. By John Heilemann
On the Cover: Craig Redman / Craig & Karl



Mitt Romney’s mendacious candidacy both epitomized and exploited his party’s estrangement from reality. But don’t think Republicans are the only ones afflicted with post-fact syndrome. By Frank Rich

We Just Had a Class War

And one side won. By Jonathan Chait

So Long, Mitt

In love with America, terrified for its future, relegated to its past. By Benjamin Wallace-Wells

The Mayor in the Eye

Sandy poses complications for Michael Bloomberg’s legacy. Opportunities too. By Chris Smith

The Free Republic of the Rockaways

Where the storm never ends, anarchy reigns, and people find their own ways to survive. By Mark Jacobson


Lost in the Storm

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, digital consultant Whitney Hess began collecting the names and stories of the storm’s casualties, posting them on her blog.

Wan Welcome for New Times Boss

Newsroom wonders: Are we sure about this guy?

Too Cool for Dancing

Net loss.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

The Bot Is Deceitful Above All Things


46 Minutes With Cory Booker

Election Night disco-napping with the Newark mayor and Twitter superhero.


Best Bets

Stolen Riches shoelaces, Claudia Pearson's tea towels, and more new stuff in stores.

The Look Book

“This was the first time I was able to vote. It’s like I’m part of the change for once, and it’s very exciting.”

The Urbanist’s Nashville

Hot chicken, cool honky-tonks, fierce roller derby.


The color of the season is a deep, red wine: somewhere between bordeaux and burgundy.

Pop-Culture Present Finder

A panoply of gifts, endorsed by the editors of, for earbud-rocking, remote-dominating, minutiae-devouring entertainment obsessives.

The Restaurant Review

Gaonnuri, in a 39th-floor aerie overlooking the Empire State Building, aims to raise the bar on your standard Koreatown joint.

In Season

Scent alone—sweet and floral and uncannily pervasive—is reason enough to seek out the quince.

The Complete Guide to Thanksgiving Drinking

On the fourth Thursday of November, the turkey isn't all that needs lubricating.


Sally Can Wait

Lincoln's First Lady spent a decade getting into character.

The Art Review

How Jerry Saltz came to embrace Richard Artschwager's weirdness.

Beating Time

Esa-Pekka Salonen makes old forms like concertos and symphonies sound fresh again.

The Book Review

Andrew Solomon on raising kids—and consciousness.

The Movie Review

Keira Knightley and Joe Wright show their work in the overstylized Anna Karenina.

Beware the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!

Following the inevitable letdown of Election Night, we point our anticipation to the rest of this year’s expectation-encumbered entertainment.


Young Smokey

Having planted his bourbon-and-barbecue flag in Cobble Hill, Char No. 4 owner Sean Josephs is expanding to Manhattan with Maysville.


Comments: Week of November 19, 2012

Readers sound off on Hurricane Sandy, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of November 19, 2012

Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.

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