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November 18, 2013 Issue

Cover Story

My Abortion

Four decades after Roe v. Wade, the debate is as fraught as ever, with new laws and restrictions across the country. Another constant: the stigma of talking about having had an abortion. Though one in three American women will have the procedure by the age of 45, many of them will never discuss it. Here are 26 women who did. By Meaghan Winter


Who Killed Michael Hastings?

Journalist Michael Hastings made his name by questioning, and taking down, the powerful. If he were reporting on his own death—this past June in a fiery car crash in Los Angeles—would he call it an accident? By Benjamin Wallace

La Belle Simone

Once upon a time, Simone Levitt was married to the mastermind of the American suburb, living a life of fairy-tale wealth. Now she’s downsized to a humble one-bedroom, but stories of their heyday would fill the old mansion. By Rich Cohen


Hazing in the NFL

Inside the locker room with a former Denver Bronco.

What Rhymes With Maybach?

Mercedes is ­reportedly contemplating bringing the car back—­snazzier this time. Here, a look at Maybach as muse.

Rap-Sheet Mayors

Here are six American scandals Rob Ford might want to study before making his next move.

27 Minutes With Raf Simons

After-hours at the Guggenheim the night before its gala, debating 2001 with the Dior god.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.


The New Mayor’s Frenemies

The politics of Bill de Blasio’s signature issues are about to get personal.


Best Bets

Copo glasses, a lightweight side table, and more new stuff in New York stores.

The Look Book

“The stuff that happens in that store is crazy. But, you know, it’s Soho.”

The Urbanist’s São Paulo

Nouveau cachaça bars, boutique hostels, and snake farms.

The Restaurant Review

Piora finds a middle ground between Italian and Korean cuisine.

In Season

A beets recipe adapted from Mollie Katzen's new cookbook, The Heart of the Plate.

Holiday Food 2013: The Sinful and the Saintly

Thanksgiving two ways: a truly gluttonous spread for those looking to indulge and a Mediterranean-style meal for the butter-phobes.


The Last Culture Guide You’ll Ever Need

Exhausted by trying to keep up with new culture? Why not give it up altogether? Our critics’ guide to 154 wonderful old things lurking behind your screen.

The Movie Review

Bruce Dern road-trips to claim bogus prize money in Nebraska.

The Theater Review

Everything works in After Midnight: the songs, the singers, and especially that band.

The Classical Music Review

Three heartening moments from the new-music scene.

To Do: November 13–20, 2013

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


Comments: Week of November 18, 2013

Readers sound off on Obama, liberal feel-bad movies, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of November 18, 2013

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

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