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April 2, 2018 Issue

Cover Story

The Stench of It

The president isn’t draining the swamp — he’s monetizing it. By Jonathan Chait Plus: How Trump’s greediness rules all, by David Cay Johnston, and 501 days of evidence of corruption, by Joy Crane and Nick Tabor. On the Cover: Photo-illustration by Joe Darrow.

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It’s a Theyby!

How to avoid reinforcing gender norms? Don’t reveal your baby’s sex. By Alex Morris

The Betrayal of Triste

Turning informant to escape MS-13 may have put one teen’s life in even worse peril. By Hannah Dreier


The City

What New York should learn from the Park Slope crash that killed two children.


To celebrate New York’s 50th birthday, we look back at our inaugural issue


With the championship all but decided, player rivalries keep the NBA thrilling.

The Cut

Mirror Face

The looks we reflect for only ourselves.

The Strategist

Best Bets

Nonstandard brooms, a Bronx bookshop, and a bedding start-up in Soho.

Look Book

The artist and goldendoodle who are Soho regulars.

The Restaurant Review

Jeju Noodle Bar breathes new life into an overly familiar formula.

The Dish

Coco Pazzo’s bucatini con le sardi breaks the rules.

Spring Restaurant Openings

What you’ll be eating next, from the turducken of Taiwanese sausages to rotisserie lobster (and plenty of pedigree pizza).

Summer Travel: Obscure-Ish Islands

Sixteen writers share their secret escapes.


Are You Afraid of John Krasinski?

Jim Halpert tries his hand at horror.

Look, They Made a …

How to make a hat befitting Eliza Doolittle.

Lots of Puking, But Empowered Puking

Kay Cannon’s outré brand of feminism is on display in her new movie Blockers.

The Theater Review

Angels in America punches rhrough the roof again.

The Movie Review

An obvious source of drama is missing from Paterno.

The Movie Review

John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place is aggressively scary.

To Do: April 4–April 18, 2018

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


Comments: Week of April 2, 2018

Readers sound off on Hope Hicks, reasons to believe in extraterrestrials, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of April 2, 2018

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

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