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August 8, 2016 Issue

Cover Story

Winona, Uninterrupted

The ’90s icon on her ’80s revival. By Heather Havrilesky
On the Cover: Winona Ryder. Photograph by Norman Jean Roy for New York Magazine.

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Fall Fashion

“Hiiii, Derek!”

The selfie everyone wants to be in is the one with Derek Blasberg. By Alexis Swerdloff

The Bodies Artist

Vanessa Beecroft’s mind-meld with Kanye. By Amy Larocca


A paean to New York women, from the waist down. Photographs by Stacey Baker

The Velásquez of Face Paint

Pat McGrath is the most in-demand makeup artist in the world. By Linda Wells


Benjamin Kickz, 16-year-old sneaker purveyor to the stars. By Lauren Schwartzberg.

Still Life With Shoes

Plus bracelets, rings, and fish. Photographs by Emma Ressel

Portfolio: Waitresses of New York

Wearing the clothes of the season in unorthodox fashion. Photography by Bobby Doherty. Styling by Rebecca Ramsey.

All About Fall

Sequins, tartan, teeny bags, huge shoes, and Prince-ly purple. By Amy Larocca, Rebecca Ramsey, and Véronique Hyland



Trump is not the first candidate to cry illegitimacy.

108 Minutes With Margaret Atwood

Exploring Comic-Con with the Gandalf-loving literary novelist.


The Yankees are ready to be relevant again.

Urbanist: Women in Rome

For all the city’s entrenched sexism, there’s probably never been a better time to be a Romana.

Reread: January 13, 1969, through July 24, 2000

Remembering the brilliant creator of the New York Magazine Competition.


Best Bets

Vivienne Westwood’s New York debut, unexpected pool floats, and more new stuff in New York stores.

The Look Book

The video producer who matches her eye makeup to her hair.

The Underground Gourmet Review

At Grand Central’s Great Northern Food Hall, excellent options abound.

The Dish

A Sun Gold–tomato salad that's the ultimate summer Greenmarket dish.

Harlem’s African-Restaurant Scene Is Growing

Long a hub of Senegalese cooking, Harlem is now home to a wider range of restaurants specializing in various national cuisines of African countries.


How to Plot a Novel

What makes the pages turn. Plus, the history of plot and literature's very worst endings.

An Encyclopedia of Every Plot, Ever

With writers' thoughts on plot, the plots technology rendered obsolete, and the fall's plottiest books.

What Do Computers Know About Story?

Mapping plot with technology.

The Movie Review

Hell or High Water is a haunting, humanist Western.

The Movie Review

Suicide Squad is deathly unentertaining.

The Theater Review

Cats is more bovine than feline.

The Architecture Review

At the Rheingold site, ODA tries to balance the needs and wants of rich and poor alike.

To Do: August 10–August 24, 2016

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


Comments: Week of August 8, 2016

Readers sound off on the state of the media, the Republican National Convention, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of August 8, 2016

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

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