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February 8, 2016 Issue

Cover Story

Bronx, Brooklyn, Broadway

Saoirse Ronan, back in the city of her birth. By Colm Tóibín
Plus, the Actress Talks About Making Her Broadway Debut
On the Cover: Saoirse Ronan. Photograph by Erik Madigan Heck for New York Magazine.

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Bad Blood the Color of Rubies

A jewelry dynasty’s charming feud. By Eric Konigsberg

Panty Raid

Miki Agrawal wants to disrupt Big Tampon. By Noreen Malone

What Is It About Tory Burch?

The queen of prep goes sporty. Maybe it’s the Gemini in her. By Amy Larocca

Portfolio: The Dance of 7 Handbags

Plus, the movie version. By Laurie Simmons

Trends: Maximalism!

A fashion landslide, with shimmery slips, glamorous capes, and shoulder-skimming earrings. By Amy Larocca and Rebecca Ramsey, Photographs by Bobby Doherty


The National Interest

Why liberals should support a Trump Republican nomination.

66 Minutes With Charlotte Rampling

The most controversial actress of the Oscars season.


Will robotic mosquitoes come to our rescue?

The Urbanist: The 10th and 11th Arrondissements of Paris

Life three months after the attacks.


Best Bets

Valentine’s Day toys, glamorous eyewear, and more new stuff in New York stores.

The Look Book

The Mormon model who writes poetry on the side.

The Restaurant Review

La Chine might not be the apotheosis of Chinese fine dining, but it has its moments.

Restaurant Opening

April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman's Salvation Burger will open this week.

Restaurant Opening

Uncle Boons team expands with non-Thai Mr. Donahue’s in Nolita.

Behind the Menu

How the Sasso became the city’s hottest new chicken.


8 Oscar Nominees Share Their Awards-Season Lessons

Insights about the craziness (and necessity) of campaigning, the omnipresent diversity issue, and why you have to be ready to win.

Talking With Spike Lee

About Charlotte Rampling, skipping the Oscars, and why white Hollywood needs to step up.

The Temporal Mystery of a Supporting Performance

Oscars in this category have been awarded for performances running the gamut from glorified cameos to de facto leads.

Mad Max Director George Miller

About his unlikely path back to the Academy Awards.

Behind the Scenes

For the last 15 years, Art Streiber has documented Hollywood’s biggest stars on Oscar night.

That Time I Won

Past Oscar winners revisit their big moment.

The Pop Music Review

Rihanna’s Anti might be the beginning of the end for the big pop album.

The TV Review

Martin Scorsese does a postmortem on the music business of the ’70s in Vinyl.

The Movie Review

Things go bump in a forest in The Witch.

The Movie Review

The Coen brothers' new, star-packed comedy Hail, Caesar! feels overdeliberate.

To Do: February 10–February 24, 2016

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


Comments: Week of February 8, 2016

Readers sound off on the story of Sara Gordon, GOP voters, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of February 8, 2016

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

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