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February 9, 2015 Issue

Cover Story

Joni Mitchell, Unyielding

The original, implacable folk-goddess muse, in the season seemingly inspired by her. By Carl Swanson
On the Cover: Styling by Simon Robins/CLM; Hair by Tony Chavez for SHOW Beauty at TraceyMattingly; Makeup by Debra Ferullo using Kevyn Aucoin at TraceyMattingly

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What Would Madame Vionnet Make of Goga Ashkenazi?

The Kazakh oligarch out to win over Milan. By Eric Konigsberg

The Clothes That Make Me Me

Four women on the outfits they feel best in.

Post-Everything Fashion

The ambiguously gendered, pan-racial, in-your-face rolling party of Hood by Air. By Amy Larocca

Talking With Their Hands

A collection of rings, bracelets, and memories.

38 Hot Sex Moves That Will Make You a Better Feminist

Joanna Coles, the editor-in-chief who wants to change what people think of Cosmo. By Noreen Malone

The New Looks Now

Muumuus to baubles to lollipop earrings. By Amy Larocca and Rebecca Ramsey

Kehinde Wiley’s Spring

The clothes of the season, by an artist of the moment. By Kehinde Wiley. Text by Thessaly La Force


The National Interest

How Democrats became the child-care party. By Jonathan Chait

Interiors: Marie Kondo

Riding the high of domestic purging with the Japanese superstar.

125 Minutes With David Axelrod

Who’s trying to kick the campaign habit.

Nicholas Sparks’s Romance Gone Awry

The king of schmaltz stands accused of discrimination.

The End of the NBA Superstar

Why teams of nobodies are ruling the league this year.


Best Bets

Heart-free Valentines, lingerie getups, and more new stuff in New York stores.

The Look Book

The English transplant with a scar and a Miley Cyrus story.

The Restaurant Review

Cosme brings progressive Mexico City cooking to the Flatiron District.

The Dish

El Rey’s vegan chicharrones locos.

What to Eat Before You Die

An ultra-abridged version of Mimi Sheraton’s ultimate gastro guide.


Sienna Miller’s Dreams

With Cabaret, the actress’s anxiety is rising with her stock.

Boyhood’s Family Reunion

Ellar Coltrane and Patricia Arquette are seeing a lot more of each other lately.

Russia’s Hottest American

Odin Biron is a Russian sitcom star. He’s also ready to come out.

Sundance’s Star Turns

Six of the festival’s most promising performances.

The TV Review

Better Call Saul stands alone.

The Movie Review

Time is the best character in Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem.

The Movie Review

What We Do in the Shadows is a triumph of undeadpan.

The Movie Review

A tasteful, vast reservoir of sadness in The Last Five Years.

The Concert Review

The eternally regal Diana Ross reopens Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre.

To Do: February 11–February 25, 2015

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


Comments: Week of February 9, 2015

Readers sound off on p.c. culture and the high cost of New York real estate.

The Approval Matrix: Week of February 9, 2015

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

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