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January 8, 2018 Issue

Cover Story

Sick of Winning

Nobody wanted Donald Trump to be president. Including Donald Trump. By Michael Wolff On the Cover: Illustration by Jeffrey Smith for New York Magazine.

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The Rockefellers vs. the Company That Made Them the Rockefellers

The oil titan’s descendants are taking on Exxon over climate change. By Reeves Wiedeman

The Magic Skin of Glossier’s Emily Weiss

The Estée Lauder for millennials. By Amy Larocca



The Winter Olympics, 50 miles from where the president is threatening nuclear war.


The best of the worst from Trump’s first year in office.


Playing bar trivia with HQ’s Scott Rogowsky.

The Cut

The Moon Over Marine Serre

A young French designer’s “radical call for love.”

The Strategist

Best Bets

Adult beanbag chairs, a sneaker shop-nightclub, and Scandinavian rain gear.

Look Book

The art adviser who’s serious about winter outerwear.

Where to Eat 2018

An agenda for eating (and drinking) the very best New York has to offer right now.

The Absolute Best New Restaurants in New York

Adam Platt’s favorite places to eat this year.

13 Dining Trends We Don’t Want to See in 2018

Really expensive restaurants, clickbait dishes, domineering-male-dominated kitchens, and more.


The Great Awokening

When is woke art good art, and when is it problematic?

'We Create the Culture'

Lena Waithe just wants to write about black people in rooms, talking.

Denis Johnson, Undead

With a new, posthumous book, the author of Jesus’ Son still haunts the culture, for good reason.

To Do: January 10–January 24, 2018

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


Comments: Week of January 8, 2018

Readers sound off on the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria and Reality Winner.

The Approval Matrix: Week of January 8, 2018

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

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