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June 16, 2014 Issue

Cover Story

Terry Richardson Shot Himself

The photographer, who’s made portraits of everyone from Lady Gaga to Obama, once charmed the fashion world with his transgressive pictures. Now he must answer charges of being a serial predator. By Benjamin Wallace
On the Cover: Terry Richardson. Photograph by Cass Bird for New York Magazine.

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Woo Cho Bang Bang

Growing up in Brownsville, murder capital of the city, where the rest of New York can feel as far away as the moon. By Eric Konigsberg

The B-side of fun.

Jack Antonoff plays guitar in the platinum-selling band fun., dates Lena Dunham, writes for pal Taylor Swift, and only just stopped having his parents pay for his dental work. By Jada Yuan

The Flying Walentases

The father-son development team that helped create the new Brooklyn has scant patience with the mayor from Park Slope. By Gabriel Sherman


Mutiny of the Mutineer

Washington despised Eric Cantor, and he it, though apparently not enough.

How to: Wash a Starchitect’s Window

At Eight Spruce Street, the Frank Gehry-designed 76-story residential building.

179 Minutes With Patti LaBelle

A preshow meal with the legendary diva, back on Broadway.

Tribes: Washington Interns

College students swarm the gridlocked capital for the summer, armed with hope for bipartisanship, personal talking points, and brand-new suits.

The New Left Coast

Bill de Blasio’s plan to take Brooklyn progressivism national.

The Cut

First Show, Last Show

The father and daughter who captured Yves Saint Laurent’s 40-year career.


Best Bets

The goal: Find the ideal potting soil for fire-escape menageries or raised rooftop beds.

The Look Book

“For a second, I thought, Okay, if this gallery doesn’t work out, maybe I can be a dentist.”

The Restaurant Review

Tavern on the Green’s revival falls flat.

The Dish

Ample Hills' Brian Smith explains their "It Came From Gowanus" dark salted-chocolate-fudge ice cream.

The Beer Trail

Thanks to the rise of local microbreweries with on-site taprooms, it’s possible to embark on the hops-and-malt-driven equivalent of a wine-tasting weekend in Napa without ever leaving town.

The Urbanist’s Paris

Uncrowded flea markets, balloon rides, buffalo frogs’ legs.

The Everything Guide to Urban Claymaking

There’s a reason the guy with the man-bun on your morning commute has been showing up with muddy orange splotches on his jeans. He, like dozens of other Artisanal Brooklynites, has a new hobby: ceramics.


Six Different Artists Made These Paintings

Why does so much new abstraction look the same? Because buyers like it that way.

Old Friends, Newly Met

Dafoe and Baryshnikov, acting (and dancing!) together at BAM.

Shakespeare Has a Bloody Problem

All gore, few insights. Why the tragedies almost never work anymore.

Make Space on Your Nightstand

Ten book titles you’ll likely be seeing a lot of a couple of months from now, in store windows and probably on best-seller lists.

The TV Review

God declines to rapture a mopey Justin Theroux in The Leftovers.

The Movie Review

Roman Polanski self-flagellates with Venus in Fur.

The Movie Review

A simpleminded Robert Pattinson is committed but unconvincing in The Rover.

The Movie Review

Tilda Swinton is the sole note of transcendence in Snowpiercer.

The Classical Music Review

The Philharmonic cements its move into new-music territory at the biennial.

To Do: June 18–July 2, 2014

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


Comments: Week of June 16, 2014

Readers sound off on Shailene Woodley, our Health Issue, and more.

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The Approval Matrix: Week of June 16, 2014

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

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