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August 22, 2016 Issue

Cover Story

Fall Preview 2016

Amy Adams is suspiciously unnarcissistic, M.I.A.’s last hurrah, Jean-Georges goes vegetarian, Target in downtown Manhattan, and much more. On the Cover: A mural painted at Kent Avenue and South 3rd Street in Williamsburg by the collective Colossal Media. The painting, which features the artists and actors in some of fall’s most anticipated projects, took ten gallons of paint, ten painters, and 258 colors to complete in just under ten days. It will be up through September 11; for video of its creation, go here. Photographs by David La Spina/Esto for New York Magazine. Collage by Gluekit.

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Did I Kill Gawker?

Or was it the internet Gawker helped spawn? By Max Read

Two Boys Dreamed of Playing Tennis

Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe are the future of American tennis, but their pasts couldn’t be more different. By Peter de Jonge

If an MIT Scientist Discovered the Fountain of Youth, Would You Believe Him?

The pill that could extend the better years of our lives. Or make some smart people look silly. By Benjamin Wallace


The National Interest

What happens when neocons leave the GOP?

59 Minutes With ...

Bradley Tusk, Mayor de Blasio’s most avid enemy.


The night “terrorism” hit JFK.

The Urbanist

A guide to sober nightlife, including collagen-enhanced, nonalcoholic beer in Tokyo and L.A.’s sound-bath socials.

ReRead: Looking Back at Looking Ahead

Rocky seemed promising! But so did Cop Rock. Forty-plus years of "Fall Preview" prognostication.

The Cut

Down Town

Six hip-hop artists‚ from Junglepussy to Lil Yachty, in this season’s hottest jackets.


Growth Spurt: Lalo

El Rey’s Gerardo Gonzalez thinks bigger.

The Vegetablist: abcV

Jean-Georges Vongerichten opens his first meatless restaurant.

Shopstaurant: White Gold

April Bloomfield really goes whole hog.

Brand Expansion: Empellón

Alex Stupak discovers midtown.

Food: Hotels

Harold Moore gives a southern style of eating a Manhattan spin, and two major restaurateurs bring breakfast, lunch, and dinner to an 1882 financial District landmark.

Blue Hill’s New Meal Plan

Dan Barber introduces his version of quick-serve fine dining.

Introducing Jared Sippel

Italienne is his plan-B restaurant.

More Restaurant Openings

Nur, Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge, and more.


New big-box outposts and independent-minded ventures coming to New York this fall.


Cuban cocktail bars, subterranean skeeball lounges, and boozy movie theaters.


The Fall Entertainment Generator

306 things to watch, hear, and do.

Donald Glover’s Community

The comic turns his eye to his hometown — and black America — in Atlanta.

High Maintenance

The series tests the more-money-more-problems maxim.

Waiting for Westworld

Will the much-delayed sci-fi series be HBO’s next Game of Thrones–style hit?

Where Did Your Favorite Shows Leave Off?

This is not a test. But it could help you on one.


Thirty-five shows premiering this fall.

“Oh, the Poor Press!”

John Goodman, Nathan Lane, and John Slattery kibitz about playing (and playing with) journalists.

Talking to Diane Lane

On returning to The Cherry Orchard.


45 plays premiering this fall.

M.I.A., One Last Time

The pop provocateur says good-bye.

Talking to Beck

He’s won an Album of the Year Grammy. Now it’s time to have some fun.

Pop Music

41 albums to get excited for this fall.


Thirty-five new exhibitions to see this fall.


Forty-five picks for the upcoming season, including new titles from Teddy Wayne, Nell Zink, and more.

Talking to Nathan Hill

His The Nix is the season’s splashiest debut novel.

Emma Donoghue, Literary Child Imperiler

The author of Room and the new The Wonder on the appeal of putting good kids in bad situations.

Classical Music and Dance

37 performances to check out this fall

Amy Adams Is on a Different Planet

From the one on which her Hollywood peers exist — which is maybe also why she’s the perfect person to play ETs’ liaison.

Talking With Felicity Jones

About interstellar reshoots for Rogue One and corset relief.

Antoine Fuqua Remakes a Classic Western

With The Magnificent Seven.


Fifty-five movies to watch this fall.

What Our Critics Are Really Looking Forward To

Their picks.


Comments: Week of August 22, 2016

Readers sound off on Hillary Clinton, Winona Ryder, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of August 22, 2016

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

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