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June 15, 2015 Issue

Cover Story

The Blight of the Honeybee

It turns out bees are, quite literally, worrying themselves to death. By David Wallace-Wells
On the Cover: David Chang. Photograph by Bobby Doherty.

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When Did the End Begin?

A scientific debate that has a beginning, an end, and a hole in the middle: When, exactly, did mankind put Earth on the road to ruin? By Robert Sullivan

Does This Ex-Con Know the NBA Better Than LeBron?

Disgraced referee Timothy Francis Donaghy is finally (legally) allowed to pursue his true calling: gambling. By Pat Jordan


The tea-party suicide that left the right reeling — and pointing fingers. By Marin Cogan



Roger Ailes is still setting the agenda at Fox, no matter what his new boss’s last name is.

Peerless Fotog in a Shameless Town

Our city, through the eyes of a tabloid master.

114 Minutes With Rob Corddry

Who’s now taking his specialty of playing the jerk to Wall Street.

Are You Sure You Want to Get on That Thing?

The deadly history of New Jersey’s Action Park.


The Catholic Church, whoever its leader, is still the same Catholic Church.

The Cut

Culottes: Silly or Chic?

A history (and the present state) of the so-called divided skirt; culotte, meet shoe; in the wild.


The Everything Guide to Hacking Your Summer

How to turn a watermelon into a keg, find a chalet hideaway, play on a hidden tennis court, and swim (naked or not).


Inside the 11-Year-Old Mind

Pete Docter — Pixar’s Inside Out director — is this generation’s Dante.

David Byrne Waves a Flag

The color-guard squad gets an injection of cool.

Culture Calendar

What not to miss this summer in New York.

The TV Review

True Detective’s second season is a mix of grimy journalistic detail and visionary grandiosity.

The Music Review

Giorgio Moroder and Britney Spears make an unlikely (but affecting) pair.

The Movie Review

In Inside Out, emotions reign.

To Do: June 17–July 1, 2015

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


Comments: Week of July 15, 2015

Readers sound off on Jeb Bush, FIFA, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of June 15, 2015

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

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