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February 23, 2015 Issue

Cover Story


What it’s like to be in love with a horse. And to see 100 million colors, and to have a micropenis: Ten outliers tell us how their lives are shaped by their differences. By Alexa Tsoulis-Reay

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The Sixth-Most-Admired Man in America

Just so happens to be a black, Republican, would-be presidential candidate. By Frank Rich

How Crazy Am I to Think I Actually Know Where the Malaysia Airlines Plane Is?

Down the rabbit hole with a group of amateur airline sleuths. By Jeff Wise

American Deserter

Canada used to be the safest place for a war deserter to go. Now it’s just about the worst destination. By Wil S. Hylton


Fame & Fortune

Bruce Jenner is about to play himself for the very first time. Is he up to the task?


Andrew Sullivan’s blogging obsessions, quantified.

121 Minutes With Sam Kass

Obama’s former private chef goes to Roberta’s.

Sex Lives

Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t the worst place to look for relationship advice.

The Cut

New York Fashion Week

Cathy Horyn’s favorite things.

The Best of Street Style

The Cut’s Golden Peacock Awards.


Best Bets

Custom eyeglasses, colorful nightstands, and more new stuff in New York stores.

The Look Book

Austrian twins who share almost everything.

Great Room

Artist George Venson’s tiny, pattern-filled Chinatown studio.

The Urbanist’s Havana

Alt-cigar tours, boccaccio plays, rooftop duck confit.

The Underground Gourmet Review

Serious Thai at Kao Soy and Lan Larb Soho.

The Dish

Santina’s sushi-style guanciale e pepe rice.

Restaurant Opening

Traditional Mexican dishes at Rosie’s.

Restaurant Opening

What to eat at Coffeed’s latest charity-supporting outpost.

Restaurant Opening

Introducing Milk & Hops, a hybrid market-restaurant.

Rosés of Winter

Drinking pink year-round.


Welcome to Candyland

Sour Patch Kids’ crash pad: a sweet deal for “indie” bands?

An American in Paris Reborn

Robert Fairchild riffs on Gene Kelly.

Amazon’s Erotica Problem

The “queen of steam” is piping mad at the retail giant.

Mad Men Exclusive

Matthew Weiner analyzes the show’s final, official poster.

The Music Review

Drake’s new mixtape is a soulless triumph.

The Movie Review

Kirby Dick’s college-rape doc The Hunting Ground plays like a classic horror flick.

The Movie Review

Maps to the Stars is a Hollywood psychodrama played to perfection.

The Theater Review

Hamilton is a treasury of big ideas and ingenious music.

To Do: February 25–March 11, 2015

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


Comments: Week of February 23, 2015

Readers sound off on Joni Mitchell, Russian TV star Odin Biron’s coming out, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of February 23, 2015

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

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