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July 22, 2013 Issue

Cover Story

“Huma? Hey, Honey? Was I Happy Before I Started Running for Mayor?”

Just as New Yorkers wrestle with the astonishing reemergence of Anthony Weiner—whose potential path to City Hall is growing clearer every day, if no less surreal—he must wrestle with how much he wants to win. By Mark Jacobson
On the cover: Photographs by R Umar Abbasi (Weiner) and Mary Altaffer/AP (Spitzer).


1 Million, 2 Million, 3 Million, 20 Million/ Oh, I’m So Good at Math

With the signing of baseball player Robinson Cano and the release of a new album (via smartphone!), Jay-Z—rapper, brand, entrepreneur, and now sports agent—has further burnished his sterling business cred. A study in the tricks of his trades. By Andrew Rice

The Speaker Is Mute But Not Unintelligible

Decoding John Boehner’s brain during yet another pivotal political battle in which he must ask himself whether failing at his job is worth the price of keeping it. By Jennifer Senior


The Steamroller Returns

And many—Wall Street, unions, the Establishment—are afraid he hasn’t changed a bit.

Sending Out an S.O.S.

In the next few weeks, a 26-foot, 2.7-ton bottle launched by the Norwegian soda company Solo is expected to make landfall.

Behind the Brilliance of the Boxer at Rest

“It’s one of the greatest works of Western sculpture I’ve ever seen.”

307 Minutes With Joe Rogan

Investigating Bigfoot with the pot-evangelizing Fear Factor host.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.


Best Bets

A silicone wine glass, Crumpler’s pop-up shop, and more new stuff in stores.

The Look Book

“My three sisters and I all love fashion and want to open a clothing boutique someday.”

I Can’t Hear Myself Eat

Why restaurants are louder than ever.

In Season

Green onions are perfect for Alex Stupak’s take on the Mexican street-food snack cebollitas.

Restaurant Opening

The Beach Plum Inn & Restaurant brings New Brooklyn cuisine to Menemsha.

Restaurant Opening

First look at Nourish Kitchen + Table, a West Village takeout shop.

All Fizz, No Fuss

Think of pét-nat as Champagne's hip younger sister: a little funky and unpredictable, with an underlying sweetness.

The Everything Guide to Block Parties

All the permits, paperwork, portable toilets, empanada trucks, and moon bounces you’ll need to host the ultimate outdoor fête.


The Zaha Moment

The architect will finally get to land one of her spaceships in New York. An exclusive first look.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Our deliberately oversimplified guide to summer reading.

Influences: Andrew Bujalski

The movies, books, TV shows, albums, and European countries that shaped his work.

Marc Anthony Changes Clothes

Salsa’s biggest start returns with a new album. And socks.

The Theater Review

The Gorillaz guys turn their ears to Chinese opera with Monkey: Journey to the West.

The TV Review

Diane Kruger and Demián Bichir track a killer on the Tex-Mex cop drama The Bridge.

The Movie Review

Death squads reenact their own war crimes in The Act of Killing.

To Do: July 17–24, 2013

25 things to see, hear, watch, and read.


Comments: Week of July 22, 2013

Readers sound off on cheap eats, domestic privacy, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of July 22, 2013

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

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