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April 3, 2017 Issue

Cover Story

The Trump-Hate Weather Vane

Democrats are donating millions in the hopes that a special-election win for Jon Ossoff rattles the White House. By Olivia Nuzzi
Plus: Will the race portend a sea change for 2018? The most up-for-grabs midterm seats in an election year that could be epic. On the Cover: Jon Ossoff. Photograph by Melissa Golden for New York Magazine.

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Features

Kirsten Gillibrand Is an Enthusiastic No

Meanwhile, over in the Senate, the onetime moderate with a reputation for prescient pivoting is becoming a champion of progressives. Is Kirsten 2020 next? By Rebecca Traister

The Dirtbag Left’s Man in Syria

What PissPigGranddad — Twitter hero to radicals everywhere — saw in the war he’s about to come home from. By Reeves Wiedeman

Intelligencer

The National Interest

Trump may be failing at policy, but he’s winning with ethnonationalism — to chilling effect.

Encounter

The hipster dentist who wants your teeth to look as nice as her Instagram feed.

Reread: March 1, 1993

In 1993, David Denby was perfectly attuned to the charm of Annie Hall, which is now becoming a Broadway musical, but not all our movie reviews were so prescient.

The Cut

Texas Forever

Spring fashions go on a Lone Star State odyssey.

Strategist

Best Bets

A kids’ boutique, FEED’s shop-café, an indie poster spot, and more.

Look Book

The media executive who ran a magazine with Jared Kushner.

Design Hunting

Tour an interior designer’s "interwar technicolor dream house."

The Restaurant Review

Italienne succeeds most when it keeps things simple.

The Dish

A falafel sandwich that's zingy with acid, crunchy with vegetables, and possessing a different flavor in every bite.

The Underground Gourmet Quick Bite

Does eating standing up make the steak taste better at Ikinari?

Small Plates

Lalito’s baby steak is all about big flavors in small packages.

Trendlet

Why is safe, predictable prime rib suddenly so sexy?

Culture

When Every Day Is Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day’s Danny Rubin created a hit, then lived it.

Avenue of the Idealists

A walking history of old 42nd Street, whose architecture has been synonymous with ambition.

The Voice of America

America Ferrera on how she learned to stop caring and go after what she wants.

I Can’t Believe It’s Not TV!

“Nothing is funny,” and other ways to know you’re watching prestige TV.

The Movie Review

In The Lost City of Z, Sienna Miller dominates.

The Movie Review

In A Quiet Passion, Terence Davies’s Emily Dickinson portrait is often cringeworthy.

The Theater Review

The unintentional cynicism of Miss Saigon.

The Book Review

Two critics' memoirs of misery.

To Do: April 5–April 19, 2017

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

Departments

Comments: Week of April 3, 2017

Readers sound off on Kellyanne Conway, homelessness in New York, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of April 3, 2017

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

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