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July 24, 2017 Issue

Cover Story

Donald Trump Is Not Invited to the Wedding

How Joe and Mika fell in love — and out of the president’s favor. By Olivia Nuzzi On the Cover: Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Photograph by Jake Chessum for New York Magazine.

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Zoë and the Trolls

Video-game designer Zoë Quinn survived an act of web revenge with world-altering implications. By Noreen Malone

Who Is Betsy DeVos?

The way she wielded power in Michigan is not working in D.C. By Lisa Miller



The Mayweather-McGregor fight brings sports’ awful side to the forefront.


Cazzie David, Larry’s daughter, who’d never ridden the subway before.


Nathan Myhrvold’s mosquito-annihilating dream.

The Cut

The Nicest Evil Girl in the World

Aubrey Plaza knows people want her to be mean to them.


Best Bets

Snazzy bath mats, surfer swimwear in the Rockaways, and Brooklyn Flea debuts in Soho.

Look Book

The Actor-Writer-Illustrator Who’s a Dinner-Theater Star.

En Plein Derrière

The urban outdoor shower.

The Restaurant Review

Atla is a Mexican restaurant designed for how New Yorkers eat now.

The Dish

Popcorn-cheddar frico, the Friulian specialty of fried Montasio cheese at Public Kitchen.


Inspired by nostalgia for diner and steakhouse versions, not to mention Mickey D’s, some of today’s top chefs are reconceiving hash browns..


'People Need a Villain'

T. J. Miller plays the provocateur.

String Theory

Classical music needs new superfans. Nadia Sirota is doing her best to create them.

This Magic Moment

For more than 50 years, photographer Jean-Pierre Laffont has proved that in New York, you never know what you might see.

Exile From Brooklyn

The writer Danzy Senna moved to California because New York felt like “a book party that never ended.” She doesn’t mean that in a good way.

How to

Assemble a sketch-comedy troupe from scratch.

The Self-Made Screenwriter

Taylor Sheridan is trying to fix movies.

The Movie Review

In Detroit, Kathryn Bigelow once again takes on torture.

The Theater Review

The Public’s Hamlet blurs audience and actors

The Book Review

Conversations With Friends’ perfectly modern naïvete.

To Do: July 26–August 9, 2017

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


Comments: Week of July 24, 2017

Readers sound off on David Wallace-Wells’s cover story cataloguing the more dismal scenarios our planet faces.

The Approval Matrix: Week of July 24, 2017

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

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