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March 23, 2015 Issue

Cover Story

After Midnight

Our fifth annual “Yesteryear Issue” roams the streets of New York after dark, from the Vanderbilt Ball in 1883 to a Weegee crime scene to George Michael on the dance floor at Sound Factory to an underground rooftop water-tower party last month.
On the Cover: Showgirls play chess backstage at the Latin Quarter nightclub, 1958. Photograph by Gordon Parks.

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Games: Matt Harvey

The pitcher only knows one speed: balls to the wall. To the Mets, that’s both curse and blessing.

146 Minutes With ...

Bill Nighy, master of introverted cool.

The Cut

Fashion Week: The News From Paris

From bat-winged sleeves to rubber-dipped threads, why nothing on the runways is as simple as it may seem.


Best Bets

The ideal side chair; how to make a pinhole camera.

The Look Book

The writer who went redhead after a breakup.

Second Avenue Subway Ville

Why living in a construction site for a few years might pay off.

The Keeper: Alt Rocks

Watermelon tourmaline and peach sapphire: 30 gems in candy colors.

From Gems to Jewelry

This is how you wear them.

The Restaurant Review

At the new Mission Chinese Food, Danny Bowien gets a space to match his ambition.

The Dish

Noble rot at Eleven Madison Park.

Spring on a Roll

This season’s most highly anticipated sandwiches.


Mr. Schue in Neverland

Matthew Morrison swaps his sweater vest for an Edwardian suit.

How Tall Can Tall Be?

The rise of the mile-high building.

On Set: While She’s Acting

Naomi Watts on the three most challenging scenes in While We’re Young.

Wrestling With Bellow

Genius? Misogynist? A new biography revives old fights.

The Music Review

Kendrick Lamar’s revisionism.

The TV Review

Justified’s unexpected social commentary.

The Movie Review

Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts make new best friends in While We’re Young.

The Movie Review

The cunning dog-revenge film, White God.

To Do: March 25–April 8, 2015

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


Comments: Week of March 23, 2015

Readers sounds off on NBC, Broad City, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of March 23, 2015

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

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