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January 20, 2014 Issue

Cover Story

The Collateral Damage of a Teenager

Adolescence, despite zits, first heartbreak, mean girls and boys, and algebra, may not be all that taxing on adolescents themselves. It’s their parents who really suffer, experiencing a strangely mirrored kind of midlife puberty. By Jennifer Senior
On the Cover: Photographs by Matt Hoyle for New York Magazine.
Download the iPad edition to see film clips from this year’s Academy Award contenders, a bonus interview with Questlove on winning his first Grammy, architectural renderings of MoMA's upcoming expansion, excerpts from Rebecca Mead’s new book My Life in Middlemarch, and more.


Jeffrey Deitch Curates Jeffrey Deitch

Deitch is the ultimate Zelig of the art world, the man who befriended Warhol and birthed the post-Warhol scene, the Soho gallerist who took downtown art global, the avant-garde champion with the Harvard M.B.A. Now, after a failed stint as the head of MoCA, his next show is his own legacy. By Carl Swanson

A Dangerous Mind

When police arrested Gilberto Valle, the “Cannibal Cop,” his Internet trail—filled with plans to murder and eat women, including his wife—was going to be hard for any jury to take. But was he prosecuted for his fantasies? And would he have ever acted on them? By Robert Kolker


Our Congenial Web Overlords

Ken and Ben Lerer fund 185 tech companies—and counting.

How to Ice a Diamond

How does Yankee Stadium’s diamond morph into a sheet of ice? Here, a step-by-step guide.

Veganism in Seven Decades

A quick primer on veganism’s outliers-to-Oprah path.

122 Minutes With Alexis Wilkinson

Litchi martinis and comedy shoptalk with the Harvard Lampoon’s new president.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.


Best Bets

An Umbra juicer, iron storage basket, and more new stuff in stores.

The Look Book

“I miss New York so much when I leave. Every time I come back, I kiss the ground I’m so happy.”


Bucket bags to fill, cinch, and carry.

The Restaurant Review

Villard Michel Richard brings nostalgic decadence back to midtown.

In Season

A zestily spiced collard greens sauté adapted from Alice Waters’s new book, The Art of Simple Food II.

Hippie No More

The new breed of health-conscious cuisine is low on deprivation, high on flavor, and branded to the hilt.

The Everything Guide to the Early Morning

An emphatic case for not hitting the snooze button.


Bride of The Wolf

Margot Robbie is Scorsese’s new muse and a so-so ice skater.

The Five: Awards Season

The annual distribution of shiny gold statues has officially commenced. Here’s a primer.

What Is It About Middlemarch?

George Eliot’s key to all morality.


The art world wakes up, once again, to Marie Cosindas.

The TV Review

The murder mystery is beside the point in the existentialist cop drama True Detective.

The Art Review

A once-in-a-lifetime visit to the Frick.

The Architecture Review

A compromised renovation plan comes down to: Does MoMA want to be great, or just popular?

To Do: January 15–29, 2014

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


Comments: Week of January 20, 2014

Readers sound off on Adam Platt, affordability, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of January 20, 2014

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

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