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January 26, 2015 Issue

Cover Story

Larry David the Schmuck Was the Best Thing to Happen to Larry David the Mensch

The TV curmudgeon takes Broadway. By Benjamin Wallace
On the Cover: Larry David. Photograph by Martin Schoeller for New York Magazine. Prop styling by Jared Lawton; hair and makeup by Elizabeth Yoon for Chanel; David’s glasses by Oliver Peeples.

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Trigger Warning

A straight white man tells you what the problem is with p.c. culture: It’s bad for liberalism. By Jonathan Chait

The Red-Hot Rubble of East New York

Brooklyn’s gentrification profiteers are expanding their boundaries. By Andrew Rice

What Kind of Fun House Is Living Alone?

And what does it do to you after decades? By Sanda Tsing Loh


Political Dynasties Are Good for Women

Why female candidates need a nudge.

Life in Pictures: Savages

The all-female British punk band brunches in Williamsburg and gets silly during sound check.

57 Minutes With Kevin Costner

Who’s playing a grandfather for the first time.

Sex Lives

Do happy couples masturbate?

The Cut

Menswear, Circa Now

Making sense of a runway overrun with fringe, suede, and puzzling Lego masks.

Scenes From Milan Men’s

Turtlenecks and lacy tunics.

The Best Beards

So hairy at Florence’s Pitti Uomo.


Best Bets

Kiddie manicures, statement footrests, and more new stuff in New York stores.

The Look Book

The partied-out student who’d rather just have a dinner party.

The Everything Guide to Being Frozen

From Manhattan’s new cryotherapy machine to a frozen Roberta’s pizza—cold can be a good thing.

The Restaurant Review

Adam Platt on Little Park and Upland.

The Dish

Rôtisserie Georgette’s lavishly accessorized chocolat chaud.


The best new soups to fortify you until the spring thaw.


Breaking Bob

Better Call Saul is Bob Odenkirk’s breakout.

How Saturday Night Live Gets Built

Behind the scenes with the rapid-fire set-makers.

“I’m Not a Very Good Dancer”

Boy wonder Justin Peck is upturning ballet.

The Case for Julianne Moore

Academy, she’s earned it.

The Pop Review

Sleater-Kinney’s No Cities to Love is a rock triumph.

The Movie Review

Jennifer Aniston goes drab in this deflated Cake.

The Movie Review

Timbuktu is shattering.

The Classical Music Review

The Prototype festival gives opera-makers—and Courtney Love—space to try new things.

To Do: January 28–February 11, 2015

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


Comments: Week of January 26, 2015

Readers sound off on Obama’s legacy, Eddie Huang’s Fresh Off the Boat, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of January 26, 2015

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

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