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September 5, 2016 Issue

Cover Story

The Revenge of Roger’s Angels

Fox News’ chief warned his staff about the “enemy within.” Turns out it was him. By Gabriel Sherman
On the Cover: Photograph by Bobby Doherty

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This Is New York in the Not-So-Distant Future

The water is coming for us — even as we build on top of it. By Andrew Rice

The Sandy Hook Hoax

Just as a father was mourning the death of his son, strangers were saying he’d never lived at all. By Reeves Wiedeman

Platt vs. Fat

A restaurant critic and his diet. By Adam Platt


The National Interest

Colin Kaepernick and patriotism at the end of the Obama era.

253 Minutes With David Salle

The artist who’s not shy with words.


By staying silent, Roger Goodell and the NFL have come out on top.

The Urbanist: Beyond the Yellow Bus

From kayaks in Nepal to motorcycles in Bangkok, how children get to school.

Reread: September 30, 1991

Anthony Weiner, from boy wonder to flameout in 25 years.

The Cut

Fall’s Bloom

This year, autumn might as well be spring.


Best Bets

Roll-top backpacks, unexpected dorm-room décor, and more back-to-school essentials.

The Look Book

The Marc Jacobs intern who always wears a T-shirt.

The Case for Living in Staten Island

It’s becoming … hip? Plus: The clam pizzas are better than ever. And there’s soon to be a huge Ferris wheel.

The Restaurant Review

Barano is a grandson’s paean to his Ischian nonna.

The Dish

At Paowalla, Floyd Cardoz is reviving one of his most-beloved dishes: Eggs Kejriwal.


The Secret to Superhero Television

As explained by Greg Berlanti, the showrunner with the magic touch.

Mike Colter Is Marvel’s Next Hope

Marvel’s Luke Cage follows its bulletproof protagonist as he tackles corruption and intrigue in a gentrifying Harlem.

In the Shadow of the Baby-sitters Club

At home with Ann M. Martin.

What Took So Long for a New Bridget Jones?

Renée Zellweger’s not-untortured path.

Making the Merry Pranksters

A new edition of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.

The TV Review

Donald Glover’s Atlanta and Pamela Adlon’s Better Things take the auteur sitcom to new heights.

The Album Review

On Blonde, Frank Ocean seems haunted by possibilities.

The Movie Review

Author: The JT LeRoy Story peels off the mask once more on a passionate phony.

To Do: September 7–21, 2016

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


Comments: Week of Septemeber 5, 2016

Readers sound off on Gawker, the anti-aging supplement Basis, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of September 5, 2016

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

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