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July 11, 2016 Issue

Cover Story

The Omnivore’s Guilt Trip

The ethical, environmental, and health problems of virtually every food in the supermarket. By Nick Tabor and James Walsh; introduction by Adam Platt
On the Cover: Photograph by Bobby Doherty. Food styling by Victoria Granof.

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The Last White Male Democratic President

Bill Clinton’s connection to those who feel left behind. By Louisa Thomas

Publishing Can Break Your Heart

Helen DeWitt wrote a Great American Novel. She’s been down on her luck ever since. By Christian Lorentzen


Ask Polly

What I’ve learned giving advice: It’s never been harder to be young.

187 Minutes With John Cho

Goodwill and good parts (and good weed) come his way easily. But it wasn’t always so.


Why are New Yorkers so invested in the fiction that Ivanka Trump is not fully onboard with her father’s campaign?

The Urbanist: Philadelphia

What the Democratic Establishment will find in Philly later this month: from a wealth of good food to some stubborn dysfunction.

The Cut

Dressing for Democracy

Convention outfits across the ages: buttons, bare chests, and big hats.


Best Bets

A beauty salon for preteens, party pitchers, and more new stuff in New York stores.

The Look Book

The model with enviable hair.

Cheap Eats

Our yearly rundown of delicious things to eat that are new and exciting and shockingly affordable.


Who Ya Gonna Troll

Paul Feig set out to make a funny movie about ghosts. He found himself knee-deep in the gender wars.

Mike Birbiglia Is Such a Nice Young Man

The comedian values intimacy over exposure — with only a touch of bitterness.

The Judge in a Tutu

Maddie Ziegler steps away from work as a pop star’s dancing proxy for a new role on reality TV.

The 100 Best Beach Reads

Flowers in the Attic, Peyton’s Place, Lolita, and more.

The Movie Review

Woody Allen returns to old Hollywood in Café Society.

The Movie Review

Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice is an uncanny look inside the improv-comedy world.

The TV Review

Mr. Robot’s second season goes deeper into its hero’s psyche.

The Album Reviews

Will new albums from the Avalanches and DJ Shadow revive turntablism?

To Do: July 13–July 27, 2016

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


Comments: Week of July 11, 2016

Readers sound off on Edward Snowden, Stoya, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of July 11, 2016

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

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