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March 9, 2015 Issue

Cover Story

The Broad City Hustle

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are icons of the “stumble-hustle,” but they’re not doing much stumbling of their own. By Jada Yuan
On the Cover: Photograph by Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine. Costume Design by Tom Broecker

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A Glorious Boondoggle

Did Santiago Calatrava permanently taint his career with the overbudget and late—and breathtaking—train station at ground zero? By Andrew Rice

The Arc of the Moral Universe Bends Toward Brooklyn

DA Ken Thompson is on a mission for racial equality in the justice system—a goal that just happens to boost his political profile. By Geoffrey Gray

(Actually) True War Stories at NBC News

Behind the Brian Williams mess was an already-flailing institution. By Gabriel Sherman


The National Interest

An exit interview with Obama senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, who says Obama isn’t wasting time trying to win over centrists anymore. By Jonathan Chait


Testing what’s really in street-bought molly.

210 Minutes With ...

Tiger Beat pinup Andrew Keegan now has a new cult following. By Lauren Bans


Meet the most influential box turtle in New York City.

Science of Us

There is, according to the research, no such thing as an unforgivable offense. By Melissa Dahl

The Cut

Out of the Box: Remember Summer?

We flew our favorite warm-weather clothes to vacation in New Mexico. Lucky them. Photographs by Kathy Lo


Best of New York

Our guide to the best of what this city has to offer, including bagel tattoos, absinthe Mai Tais, the new, giant LEGO store, and a disco in an office building.


It’s a Fanmade World

A guide to the fan-culture explosion, including: The fanfic canon; Soderbergh’s recuts; a DC rip-off that’s an upgrade; film geeks replicate their favorite trailers; psychedelic letters to the Dead from their Dead Heads.

The Art Review

Internet art at the New Museum’s triennial.

The Movie Review

Seymour: An Introduction and An Honest Liar look beyond the material world.

The TV Review

The Jinx of the oft-applied Slow Crime template.

To Do: March 11–March 25, 2015

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


Comments: Week of March 9, 2015

Readers sound off on our “What It’s Like” series, Jeff Wise’s theory about Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of March 9, 2015

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

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