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June 12, 2017 Issue

Cover Story

Pornhub Is the Kinsey Report of Our Time

What ten years of Pornhub has done to the American sexual imagination. By Maureen O’Connor On the Cover: Illustration by Ben Wiseman.

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What We Learned About Sexual Desire From 10 Years of Pornhub User Data

Women are much likelier to watch porn on their phones, Pornhub traffic spikes on Christmas morning, and more fascinating insights.

‘I Started Really Getting Into It’

Seven pioneers of amateur web porn look back.

Is Trump Inc. the President’s Greatest Vulnerability?

One D.C. advocacy group attempts to litigate kleptocracy. By Andrew Rice

The Bullet, the Cop, the Boy

In 2012, 18-year-old Ramarley Graham became yet another black man killed by police. An unusually revealing look at what happened next. By James D. Walsh


The National Interest

The GOP will not impeach. Not now. Maybe never.


Talking about whether America is ready for post-racial dating with the first-ever Bachelorette of color.

The Swamp

Gary Cohn of Goldman has profited from big mistakes. So why not go work for this president?

Reread: March 29, 1976

When Molly Haskell offered to take porn seriously, the movies didn’t perform on command.

The Cut

Finer Things

Patent-leather Jimmy Choos with a side of corn on the cob.


Steal Their Weekends

Clam-digging in the North Fork, inner-tubing down the Delaware River, taking hallucinogens on Fire Island: What New Yorkers have planned for the next few months.

Design Hunting

The Goethe-, Tolstoy-, and Melnikov-inspired Carroll Gardens apartment of two young siblings and business partners.


The Fine Art of the Final Episode

An inside look at the making of The Leftovers’ finale.

Do Endings Even Matter Anymore?

TV is moving away from finale fever — which makes TV better.

Forever and Ever, Amen

Your definitive, not-at-all-controversial guide to 25 iconic finales: Who stuck the landing and who belly-flopped, as measured by plot resolution and viewer reaction.

Tony’s Dead, Walt’s Not, and Phoebe’s Hooked on Meth

For every show that’s ended, there’s a fan somewhere who’s concocted a mostly ridiculous yet strangely convincing theory about what really happened in the final moments. Here, a look at some of the best, or nuttiest, or both.

The Movie Review

Sofia Coppola directs the “female gaze” at The Beguiled.

The Movie Review

My Cousin Rachel takes on the male gaze’s myopia.

The Book Review

Francesco Pacifico’s post-hipster Williamsburg in Class.

To Do: June 14–June 28, 2017

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


Comments: Week of June 12, 2017

Readers sound off on Hillary Clinton, Uber, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of June 12, 2017

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

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