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August 24, 2015 Issue

Cover Story

Fall Preview, Featuring Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson

Back in the saddle with The Hateful Eight.
In Conversation: Quentin Tarantino” by Lane Brown. Photographs by Amanda Demme.
Tarantino’s Leading Man” by Jada Yuan.

On the Cover: Grooming by Autumn Moultrie for Exclusive Artists Management using Baxter of CA.

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The Heirs

Three young members of the House of Sulzberger are, politely, battling it out to become the next publisher of the New York Times. By Gabriel Sherman

Jonathan Franzen’s Great Expectations

The novelist as pundit. By Christian Lorentzen

Slender Man Is Watching

Why did two 12-year-olds in a Milwaukee suburb try to kill their friend? By Lisa Miller


Power: The Trump Expansion Plan

And the rival it could hurt most as we hurtle toward 2016.

America’s Alt-Viagra

Wild ginseng’s rising stock.

71 Minutes With Boris Becker

The notorious tennis great is now coaching Novak Djokovic.

The Cut


Memorable looks for fall; Junya Watanabe's sculptural fall collection in still-life.



Forty-four new restaurants opening this fall.

Accidental Baker

A branding expert invents her own at Mah-Ze-Dahr.


A gastropub girl tackles American fast food by making everything from scratch.

Going Solo

Former ABC man Dan Kluger’s new kitchen is entirely his own.

Schmear Campaign

The rebirth of Jewish appetizing (and New York’s brewing bagel war).

The Newest Brooklynite

A big fish in a small pond, Lilia explores Italy’s lighter side.


Printed Matter gets huge; Totokaelo comes to town; where to get a toilet that’s a true throne.


Milk punch on the Lower East Side; a rooftop izakaya in Flushing; Señor Frog’s in Times Square.


The Fall Entertainment Generator

Three hundred and eight things to watch, hear, and do.


Highlights from the fall release schedule.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

On meeting Edward Snowden and learning to walk a tightrope.

Kate Winslet

How she won a role in Steve Jobs.


Thirty-two shows premiering this fall.

Rachel Bloom

The viral-video phenom comes to TV.

Wesley Snipes

The erstwhile action star makes his TV pitch.

Where Your Favorite Shows Left Off

This contains spoilers!

Pop Music

A preview of album releases this fall.


After four years and a series of feints, the internet darling returns IRL.

Keith Richards

The Rolling Stones legend steps up to the mike.


Thirty-two new exhibitions to see this fall.


A look at this season’s musicals, revivals, and more.

Mark Strong

Brooklyn is a state of mind for the star of A View From the Bridge.


Forty-five picks for the upcoming season, including new titles from Elena Ferrante, David Mitchell, and more.

Brian Selznick

The author-illustrator’s new book-as-artifact.

Mary Gaitskill

Her first novel in a decade seems awfully sweet. Don’t be fooled.

Classical Music and Dance

Williamsburg is the place for contemporary classical, Otello at the Met, and more.

What Our Critics Are Really Looking Forward To

Their five picks.


Comments: Week of August 24, 2015

Readers sound off on Serena Williams, Planned Parenthood, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of August 24, 2015

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

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