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December 29, 2014 Issue

Cover Story

Where to Eat 2015

Adam Platt on the best food in New York this minute.
On the Cover: David Chang. Photograph by Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos/New York Magazine.

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To the Office, With Love

The cubicle may be cozier, and more creativity inducing, than we think. By Jennifer Senior

Genius Minus the Rap

Two semi-reformed brogrammers out to annotate the universe. By Reeves Wiedeman

Bernie Sanders for President?

Why not try a real socialist for a change. By Mark Jacobson

How the Restaurant Game Is Played

And who’s winning, in a city with many picky mouths to feed. By Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld


After the Killings

Bill de Blasio and Bill Bratton now have the most critical relationship in New York.

155 Minutes With Panda Bear

Who has a lot of questions about elephant dung.

Worst Sports Year Ever?

It may feel that way, but the numbers say otherwise.

The Cut

Paper-Doll Uniforms That Work

Six capsule wardrobes inspired by professionals we admire.


Best Bets

Colorful champagne flutes, leather sling chairs, and more new stuff in New York stores.

The Look Book

A father and his model son.


The Other Wonder Woman

Michelle MacLaren makes great TV, so what will the director do with an iconic heroine in her film debut?

Words and Music

What Mark Ronson taught Michael Chabon about writing.

Looking at ‘Looking’

Self-reflection, and sex as storytelling, in season two.

A Perfect Six

Irresistible objects at the new Cooper Hewitt.

The Architecture Review

A proposed megatower on the Pier would wreck the South Street Seaport.

The Movie Review

MLK drama Selma shows the gruntwork that went into making history.

The Movie Review

Clint Eastwood turns American Sniper into a Republican platform movie.

The Pop Review

Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint is a badass breakup album.

To Do: December 31, 2014–January 14, 2015

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


Comments: Week of December 29, 2014

Readers sound off on torture, reasons to love New York, and more.

Competition: New Proverbs for a New Year

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

The Vulture Crossword

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

The Approval Matrix: Week of December 29, 2014

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

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