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May 2, 2016 Issue

Cover Story

America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny

That’s what’s scariest about Donald Trump. By Andrew Sullivan
On the Cover: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images (2); Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Image.

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Tha God of Radio

Charlamagne, hip-hop’s interrogator par excellence. By Mark Jacobson

SeaWorld, Breached

In the battle between killer orcas and killer suits, the whales, at last, have won. By Benjamin Wallace



O.J.: Made in America is going to blow your mind.

357 Minutes With Chloe x Halle

Beyoncé’s chosen ones.

“Isn’t This Funnier?”

New Girl creator Liz Meriwether recalls the making of the Prince episode.

The Urbanist: Cannes

An everything guide to the festival city: what Cannois are talking about (rats, Russians) and where to get a 3 a.m. blowout.

Reread: October 5, 1987

Another tall building, another fight over a skyscraper’s share of light.

The Cut

The Dressmaker’s Laboratory

High-tech meets couture tradition in the painstaking construction of one elaborate dress.


Best Bets

A Tesla showroom, modern dustpans, and more new stuff in New York stores.

The Look Book

The retired stagehand who sold newspapers as a kid.

50 Dive Bars

A possibly controversial ranking of the city’s dingiest, gnarliest, most glorious bars.

The Underground Gourmet Review

Té Company offers stunning seasonal small plates, and Archestratus Books & Foods is a functioning bookstore with Sicilian Grandma cooking.

The Dish

A triple–pork salteña modeled after a stew.


Rose Byrne Is Nobody’s Buzzkill

She made the leap from drama to comedy — now she’s pushing to make women’s roles just as funny as men’s. Funnier, even.

Rent: The Oral History

The cast and creative team relive the rise of a musical that changed Broadway.

Don DeLillo’s Zombie Genius

The writer’s new novel houses all his ghosts.

Jon Snow Is Dead?

Let’s ask Kit Harington.

The Theater Review

Shuffle Along is a gorgeously staged, life-changing show.

The Album Review

Lemonade proves Beyoncé, at her peak, is still finding ways to grow.

The Movie Review

Captain America: Civil War is a busy — but uninventive — blockbuster.

The Movie Review

Love & Friendship is a treat.

To Do: May 4–May 18, 2016

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


Comments: Week of May 2, 2016

Readers sound off on whether James Franco is an artist, Megyn Kelly’s meeting with Donald Trump, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of May 2, 2016

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

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