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April 21, 2014 Issue

Cover Story


It’s a cliché to invoke Warhol in the context of fame, but even he may not have imagined such internet “stars” as TerRio or Lohanthony. By Joe Coscarelli
On the Cover: Photograph by Jason Nocito for New York Magazine.

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The Google of Spit

23andMe wants to disrupt modern medicine, one genome at a time. By Lisa Miller

Changing Rooms

Where James Franco, Denzel Washington, and other men of the screen put on their Broadway faces. By Rebecca Milzoff and Andreas Laszlo Konrath

New York State Has the Most-Segregated Schools in the Nation

At one Park Slope school, the (complicated) wooing of white parents has begun. By Jeff Coplon


Blowing Up the Supreme Court

A Republican Senate could block any nomination for years.

Life in Pictures: Samantha Power

Baseball talk, kid-ferrying, and Ukraine-crisis management with America’s top diplomat.

87 Minutes With John Oliver

Playing Monopoly in Bryant Park with a man who really should be inside rehearsing his new show.

Amateur Hour

Can college sports survive collective bargaining?

The Cut

Cara Delevingne Is the Only Truly Modern Supermodel

How one very posh English girl totally won the Internet.


Best Bets

Weatherproof rocking chairs, Alternative opens in Soho, and more new stuff in stores.

The Look Book

“[We live in] Tribeca. We were on the Upper East Side for 25 years, and it was all insipid, boring, old people.”

The Underground Gourmet Review

Rose Bakery brings Brititerranean cooking and high style to Kips Bay.

The Dish

ZZ’s Clam Bar’s cilantro cocktail is the latest from Thomas Waugh, beverage director of Major Food Group.

A Tasty Blueprint for Bergen Street

In Crown Heights, two neighboring commercial developments have potentially delicious consequences.

Spring Design: Homes Away From Home

Quirky sheds, cozy cabins, and a Palm Springs masterpiece provide escapes from the everyday domicile.


“I Only Do Outraged”

Thankfully, life has been kinder to Vincent Kartheiser than Mad Men has been to Pete Campbell.

Drafting Darth

The new book Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy collects the early drawings that gave the Star Wars movies their visual inspiration.

JR Shot Himself

As the Parisian street artist prepared for his first ballet piece.

The Cutting Edge, In Amber

Almost everyone can agree on saving a pretty Beaux-Arts landmark. When it comes to newer, odder buildings, the debates get trickier.

The Movie Review

Blue Ruin is more artful and evocative than any recent revenge picture, but it's still drivel.

The Movie Review

Fading Gigolo is so crazy that it’s … fun.

The Theater Review

James Franco carries his star status well in Of Mice and Men.

To Do: April 23–May 7, 2014

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


Comments: Week of April 21, 2014

Readers sound off on Obama’s presidency, butt play, and more.

The Vulture Crossword Contest

Figure out the hidden theme to win a New York subscription.

Competition: Twitter Before Twitter

Enter in the comments section, or on Twitter with the hashtag we've provided.

The Approval Matrix: Week of April 21, 2014

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

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