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April 15, 2013 Issue

Cover Story

Travels in the New Psychedelic Bazaar

The synthetic drugs being invented, refined, and produced today—and often shipped in from China—would have blown Timothy Leary’s mind. Who knows what they’re doing to the brains of their users. By Vanessa Grigoriadis
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Inky Tears

No one who works in old media feels secure, but it’s high time to stop sobbing: Journalism should be about finding the next story, rather than mourning how they used to be told, which was often flawed anyway. By Frank Rich

Does BuzzFeed Know the Secret?

Speaking of the future of journalism (and advertising), Jonah Peretti, head of viral-content factory BuzzFeed, purports to have an algorithmic bead on it. By Andrew Rice

In Conversation: Robert Silvers

As the New York Review of Books turns 50, its founding editor speaks with Review contributor Mark Danner about the poetry of Twitter, hiding the Pentagon Papers, and how his journal of ideas emerged from the flood of “little magazines” as possibly the unlikeliest success story in publishing.


Malcolm in the Muddle

In Albany’s long-running sitcom, a new episode.

A Fistful of Lindens

A few substitutes for cold, hard cash.

85 Minutes With Cecily Strong

Finger painting with SNL’s favorite ditz impersonator.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

Eulogy for a Chelsea Leather Bar

Rawhide was not the place for the guy chasing the “in” thing.

The Evolution of a Troll

A guide to trolling’s increasingly elastic definition.


Best Bets

It seems like business as usual when you boil water in this silicone-and-steel teakettle—that is, until you’re ready to clean up.

The Look Book

“Even just putting on jeans and a shirt is exciting.”


See-through accessories to tempt your inner exhibitionist.

Total Converts

Inside the former stables, churches, and NYPD control rooms that some New Yorkers call home.

The Restaurant Review

Graydon Carter turns the once notorious downtown party spot into his latest neo-speakeasy.

In Season

Pineapples are available year-round but at their best from March through July.

Restaurant Opening

Josh Pickard teams up with Andrew Carmellini and Luke Ostrom to open Lafayette.

Restaurant Opening

Uncle Boon's opens in Soho.

Restaurant Opening

Ellary's Greens opens in the West Village.

Everything ‘‘Everything’’

What the iconic New York bagel has wrought.


Mary, Mary, Somewhat Contrary

Fiona Shaw as the mother of God.


In no particular order, these are the movies, books, video games, and grocery stores that inspired Shane Carruth.

Disco Imelda

Ruthie Ann Miles on playing the surprisingly complex Mrs. Marcos. (No shoe jokes, please.)

Culturati Caucus: Mad Men

Actors, writers, and ad execs on what they enjoy about the show, what they don’t like, and how they think it’ll all end.

The Movie Review

Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder hunts for big ideas, but doesn’t turn up much.

The Classical Music Review

A trio of small-scale operas, all about sexual decadence and its discontents.

The TV Review

Cold War drama The Americans does espionage better than Homeland.

To Do: April 10-17, 2013

Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.


Comments: Week of April 15, 2013

Readers sound off on “Childhood in New York,” Eloise, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of April 15, 2013

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

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