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February 22, 2016 Issue

Cover Story

The Single American Woman

They could change the course of the election — and the country. By Rebecca Traister
On the Cover: Photograph by Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine. Nails by Maki Sakamoto at Kate Ryan Inc for Dior Vernis.

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In Conversation: John Oliver

The Last Week Tonight host on new fatherhood, his former boss, and his favorite poultry-based insult. By David Marchese

One Day, 625 Delays

The byzantine entanglements of a single MTA mechanical failure. By Robert Kolker


The National Interest

The alarming future of the Supreme Court, post-Scalia.

In Search of the Next Obamas

The next hope-and-change hopefuls in the Democratic Party.

81 Minutes With DJ Khaled

The rapper turned Snapchat self-help sensation.

Fame and Fortune

Kanye West owes an equal debt to Donald Trump and MLK.

The Urbanist: Cities Within the City

From Queens’s Falchi Building to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Reread: June 6, 1983

When upscale “unwed mothers” were a newborn trend.

The Cut

Fall Fashion, in Comics

Fashion critic Cathy Horyn breaks down the biggest shows, from the Row to Yeezy Season 3.


Best Bets

A drone store, tie-dye shop, and more new stuff in New York stores.

The Look Book

The pescatarian vintage buyer who wears fur.

Who’s Next Door?

Five novelists meet their neighbors for the first time, nine New Yorkers share their fantasies about the ones they’ve never met, and how to deal with less-than-ideal ones.

The Underground Gourmet Review

Llama Inn is all about New Brooklyn Peruvian.

The Dish

Del Posto's five-cheeses-and-Swiss-chard manicotti.

Restaurant Opening

Café Altro Paradiso is a contemporary New York version of a classic Italian restaurant.

Restaurant Opening

A first look at La Sirena, the latest from Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich.

Restaurant Opening

The Meat Hook is moving to a butcher-cum-grocery of their own.

Trendlet: Bialy

The bagel’s unboiled, center-smooshed, oniony cousin is stepping into the spotlight.


Talking With Lesley Arfin

About Netflix's new Love and the art of oversharing.

Rebooted in Real Life

Full House's David Coulier and Jodie Sweetin on Fuller House.

Lust for Lyrics

Iggy Pop annotates a song from his new album, Post Pop Depression.

Inside a Contemporary Megacollector’s Home

A Tribeca family lives inside their own museum of contemporary art — and opens it to the rest of us each March.

Famous Writers’ Unintentional Last Words

Including James Baldwin, Lou Reed, Norah Ephron, and others.

The Movie Review

An inexplicably starry cast elevates the potboiler heist movie Triple 9.

The Movie Review

Embrace of the Serpent wobbles, but finds real stories in its detours.

The Pop Music Review

Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo is a brilliant work-in-progress.

The Art Review

The entropic, liberating power of Peter Fischli and David Weiss.

To Do: February 24–March 9, 2016

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


Comments: Week of February 22, 2016

Readers sound off on a Trump Republican nomination, Saoirse Ronan, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of February 22, 2016

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

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