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August 11, 2014 Issue

Cover Story

Tavi Gevinson Just Graduated From High School

And now it’s time for the fashion icon to make her debut on Broadway. By Amy Larocca
On the Cover: Tavi Gevinson. Photograph by Martin Schoeller for New York Magazine. Styling by Susan Winget. Dress by Marchesa; necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels.

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Fall Fashion

The Prada Dream Factory

Miuccia’s husband Patrizio Bertelli’s empire of detail. By Gaby Wood

White-Hot Vanilla

Ryan Seacrest tries his luck at men’s suits. By Benjamin Wallace

An Encyclopedia of Trends

Artsy-craftsy to wedge boots. By Amy Larocca and Rebecca Ramsey

What Dorothy Is Wearing This Fall

New clothes showcased in scenes from classic movies. By Bobby Doherty


Good Hillary, Bad Hillary

What’s worse than being depicted as a bloodthirsty power-monger with a filthy mouth? Depicting yourself so blandly that no one cares. By Frank Rich


Oh, Joy!

How pleasure-giving conquered world-changing in tech-speak.

Tribes: The Graduates

The four women who will join the FDNY this year.

154 Minutes With Tori Amos

Finding spiritual eroticism at the Met with the flame-haired music veteran.

Life in Pictures: Marina Schiano

The model, stylist, and YSL muse knew everyone. This is what came before Instagram.

The Obstructionist’s Dilemma

Has the GOP created the ideal economy for another Democratic president?


Best Bets

M.A.C’s Chromaline pots, colorful bar stools, and more new stuff in stores.

The Look Book

“I just finished modeling for a ten-week sculpture class: I had to do the same pose five times a week for ten weeks, three hours at a time.”

The Restaurant Review

Cherche Midi and Claudette bring savoir-faire and classic cooking to two ill-fated downtown corners.

The Dish

Lumpia Shack Snackbar combines fruit, jelly, sweet potatoes, and popcorn in this new dessert.

Restaurant Opening

What to eat at team Torrisi’s Dirty French, opening later this month.

Restaurant Opening

Late-night Egg Shop opening in Nolita.

Restaurant Opening

Tuome brings Asian-accented seasonal fare to the East Village.

Fifty Candies

Where to find the latest rare Icelandic chews, caramels made with goat’s milk, and gummy rats the size of your palm.


The Giver and the One Who Gave

Lois Lowry on the movie version of her YA classic.

Memories Are Forever

Candid making-of photographs by Giver star and producer, Jeff Bridges.

Know Your Expendables

Which crusty star has the most fake kills to his credit? The most wives? A Who’s Who of the action series.

Mlle. Sevigny

Chloë Sevigny and Whit Stillman do Paris for Amazon.

The Weird Al Boom

He’s more popular than ever—and without a record deal for the first time in three decades.

The Architecture Review

The case for Frank Lloyd Wright’s immoderation.

The Movie Review

An elderly gay couple battles the New York real-estate market in Love Is Strange.

The Movie Review

The Trip to Italy aims higher than its predecessor.

The Movie Review

The One I Love is a fairly conventional dark comedy of jealousy and emasculation.

The Art Review

Garry Winogrand captured America as it split wide open.

To Do: August 13–August 27, 2014

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


Comments: Week of August 11, 2014

Readers sound off on ethnic plastic surgery, Bob Dylan, and more.

The Vulture Crossword Contest

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

Competition: Movie With Dessert

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The Approval Matrix: Week of August 11, 2014

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

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