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September 22, 2014 Issue

Cover Story

How to Start a Revolution

Columbia undergrad Emma Sulkowicz has vowed to carry a mattress everywhere until her alleged rapist is expelled—thus becoming the most visible member of a new activist movement.
By Vanessa Grigoriadis
On the Cover: Emma Sulkowicz in her art studio at Columbia University. Photograph by Peter Hapak for New York Magazine.

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“The Dumbest Person in Your Building Is Passing Out Keys to Your Front Door!”

“Airbnb is great for New Yorkers,” says Airbnb. To which some New Yorkers say, “Yeah, right.” The latest impassioned skirmish in the cyberlibertarian debate. By Jessica Pressler

Derek Jeter Opens the Door

As the Bronx legend embarks on the next stage of a career he’s determined to tightly control, some intimate glimpses of the life he’s worked so hard to keep private. Photographs by Chris Anderson. Text by Chris Smith.

Who Is Su

After a freak accident, Su Meck’s life up to that point disappeared from her consciousness. Decades later, “Su 2.0” has two college degrees, two sons she doesn’t remember carrying, a daughter she considers her fraternal twin, and, of late, a newfound sense of self. By Dan P. Lee


What’s Going On With Kansas?

A red state turning bluish, but not the way some liberals might’ve hoped.

Michael Vick’s Legacy

Two dogs that survived, complicatedly.

390 Minutes With …

Peter Nickeas, late-night Chicago crime reporter.


The proto-Simpsons.

Taskrabbit Security

Bounty hunters for bugs symbiotically capitalize on tech companies’ soft spots. By Kevin Roose


Best Bets

A barbershop-apothecary for men; lunch sacks and well-priced suits.

Look Book

A Cyndi Lauper look-alike talks show business and Goldendoodle-sitting.

The Everything Guide to the Urban Daredevil

A road map to city pursuits illegal (parachuting off skyscrapers) or just plain thrilling.

The Restaurant Review

At Wilma Jean, the southern chef surrenders to New York's fried-chicken fixation.

The Dish

Marta chef Nick Anderer explains his surf-and-turf take on saltimbocca.

As They Like It

New York chefs reimagine the okonomiyaki.

Great Room

A Sandy-ravaged beach shack is finally back to itself.


Auteurs’ Delight

Indie-minded filmmakers are suddenly in demand again, on streaming TV.

Where to Sell a Streaming Show

A producer's guide.

“Maura Is Real to Me.”

Jeffrey Tambor on his transformative new role.

More Munchies

Everyone’s favorite marijuana procedural, High Maintenance, will return—now with a real budget from Vimeo.

More Ways to Spend 5 Minutes

The other best web series currently in progress.

The Shows Within Your Favorite Shows

It’s now possible to cherry-pick episodes on the basis of your own private manias, transforming one show into several smaller shows.

The Trouble With Klinghoffer

It’s not quite what you think.

The Movie Review

David Fincher puts Ben Affleck’s evasiveness to good use in Gone Girl.

To Do: September 24–October 8

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


Comments: Week of September 22, 2014

Readers sound off on Martine Rothblatt, the culture wars in sports, and more.

The Vulture Crossword Contest

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

Competition: If Every Company Were Apple

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The Approval Matrix: Week of September 22, 2014

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

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