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April 20, 2015 Issue

Cover Story

The New New Museum

The Whitney may have just won New York’s museum arms race — by showing a way forward for contemporary museums everywhere. By Jerry Saltz
On the Cover: Photograph by Adrian Gaut for New York Magazine. Typography by artist Lawrence Weiner for New York Magazine, whose first U.S. retrospective was at the (old) Whitney in 2007.

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The New Whitney Building Is Open

It’s filled with light. And contradictions. By Justin Davidson

Avocados Are Toast

Will the California drought signal the end of affordable guacamole for all? By Adam Sternbergh

Manny Pacquiao Is Fighting a Lot More Than Floyd Mayweather

But it’s still the biggest bout in decades. By Kerry Howley

Cute Family. And You Should See Their Bacteria.

The scientists who want to fix America’s intestines started with their own. By John Swansburg


The National Interest

The paranoia behind the machismo behind the Republican response to everything.

Periscope Has a Star

Come watch Amanda Oleander.

186 Minutes With Laura Ricketts

Cubs co-owner and a big-deal Democrat in a family of big-deal Republicans.

Sex Lives

Is the first date too early for couples therapy?

The Cut

The Eternal Trench

A century old, the spring staple still signals elegance.


Best Bets

Four canteens; a pencil shop comes to Forsyth Street.

The Look Book

The Pennsylvanian transplant channeling Marilyn Monroe.

The Restaurant Review

Platt on Momofuku Ko.

The Dish

King Bee introduces New York to the donair.


The resurgence of the lowly crudité.

The Underground Gourmet

Raclette in the East Village takes melted cheese to the next level.

Restaurant Opening

First look at Danny Meyer’s Untitled, opening at the new Whitney.

Restaurant Opening

Pearl & Ash’s stylish sister Rebelle.

My Favorite Room of All Time

Eighteen architects and interior designers on the New York spaces they love most.


Indie Music

Shamir Bailey’s post-gender, post-genre charm.


The very public saga of Karl Ove Knausgaard.


Critic Ta-Nehisi Coates dons his fanboy cape to unpack the importance of superheroes.


Funny people tell the jokes that changed their lives.


Two weeks, nine openings: It must be Tony season.

To Do: April 22–May 8, 2015

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


Comments: Week of April 20, 2015

Readers sound off on Hillary Clinton, Ray Rice, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of April 20, 2015

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

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