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August 10, 2015 Issue

Cover Story

The Unretiring Serena Williams

On the edge of even greater tennis history. By Kerry Howley
On the Cover: Serena Williams. Photograph by Norman Jean Roy for New York Magazine.

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Fall Fashion

Little Fresh Meat

The most in-demand young male Mormon model on Earth. By Lauren Bans

The World Is Not Enough

Net-a-Porter wouldn’t have it any other way. By Jessica Pressler

What Goes Into a Bag?

Reconstructing Loewe’s puzzle. By Amy Larocca

Shop Jeen Is So Scene

The Generation Z–whispering 23-year-old CEO who dreams of an in-store Chipotle. By Alexis Swerdloff

Portfolio: The 7 Ages of Woman

A fractured fable. By Rachel Feinstein. Story by Michael Cunningham. Drawings by John Currin. Photographs by Bobby Doherty.

Fall’s Big Ideas

The season’s major trends, on the women most likely to wear them.


Machine Age

In a pivot-happy world, we need to let Twitter stay just as it is.

Games: From Europe by Foot

The newly imported star triumvirate of the New York City Football Club.

83 Minutes With Lily Tomlin

New TV series, new movie: just another day at the office.

The Body Politic

Planned Parenthood and the truth about women’s bodies.


Best Bets

Foldable bike helmets; an aquatic carousel.

The Look Book

The retired Glamour beauty editor who mismatches her socks.

Great Rooms: Poet’s House

A Seussian three-story with a bath for writing.

Food: Crack, Eat, Repeat

Seven seafood boils.

The Restaurant Review

At Lupulo, the Portuguese-inspired cooking is almost too good for the setting.

The Dish

A smoked-fish sampler at Sadelle’s.


Chvrches Means War

Their lead singer to trolls: “I’m not going anywhere. So bring it on.”

TV: From Yonkers to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Oscar Isaac doesn’t recommend eating before entering an X-Wing.

Burning Man’s Very Big Art

Sixteen years of desert surrealism.

The Man Who’d Bring Back the Beatles

Greek billionaire Alki David’s quest to build the celebrity-hologram business.

The TV Review

Difficult People is not hard to admire.

The Movie Review

Ricki and the Flash’s good tension.

The Movie Review

Greta Gerwig’s influence is evident in Mistress America.

The Movie Review

Fort Tilden is a brisk comedy packed with sharply drawn characters.

To Do: August 12–August 26, 2015

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


Comments: Week of August 10, 2015

Readers sound off on Bill Cosby’s accusers, #TheEmptyChair, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of August 10, 2015

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

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