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July 28, 2014 Issue

Cover Story

Bigger Eyes, Fuller Lips, Broader Minds?

“Ethnic plastic surgery” is booming. Just ask the doctor who told me what I might want to do to my face. By Maureen O’Connor
On the Cover: Photograph by Bobby Doherty.

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Hail Storm

Uber and Lyft, green cabs and black liveries: The Great Taxi Upheaval is here, elating (if perplexing) passengers, while leaving some cabbies steamed. By Christopher Bonanos

The Trials of the Kabbalah Capitalist

At first the powerful came to Rabbi Pinto, bearing cash and evincing great need. Later he knew how Job felt. By Steve Fishman

Jon Bon Jovi Is the Most Hated Man in Buffalo

All because he wants to buy its football team. Over these guys’ dead bodies. By Reeves Wiedeman



The strange year of the posthumous performance.

Life in Pictures: David Hallberg

The American Ballet Theatre dancer, also a principal with the Bolshoi (on these shores for the first time in nearly a decade), dances Swan Lake at Lincoln Center.

279 Minutes With Elisabeth Weiss

Making house calls with New York’s most musical dog trainer.

Fantasy Land

Why fans are now more into free-agent negotiations than the games themselves.

The Cut

Paris When It Glitters

A week at the haute couture shows.


Best Bets

The goal: Find an on-the-go bike pump for predawn flats and peace of mind on your haul up to Nyack.

The Look Book

“I’m a New Yorker through and through. I grew up in Washington Heights and then we moved to Parkchester.”

The Restaurant Review

Drew Nieporent’s Bâtard is already showing quite well.

The Dish

The NoMad Bar’s Madison Park Smash cocktail explosion.

Of Bureks and Bánh Mì

New York’s culinary past and present converge in Ridgewood.

Wharf Life

A one-bedroom cabin at the end of a Provincetown pier where the bay’s the backyard.


A store that’s also a scene.


Tangled Up

How did Bob Dylan get so weird?

Book Town

A completely nonscientific survey of what the city is skimming this summer.

Archie’s Alternate Dimensions

A look at the comic-book favorite's many offshoots and alternate realities, spanning the goofy to the gruesome.

Meet Our Staff

Andy Freeberg on the art of the art-fair booth.

The TV Review

Clive Owen is a bigoted, coked-up MD in The Knick.

The Movie Review

The Kill Team pulls back the curtain on American war crimes.

The Movie Review

A Most Wanted Man features the last significant Philip Seymour Hoffman performance.

To Do: July 30–August 12, 2014

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


Comments: Week of July 28, 2014

Readers respond to our Truvada cover story.

The Vulture Crossword Contest

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

Competition: Near-Miss Greeting Cards

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The Approval Matrix: Week of July 28, 2014

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

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