New York’s latest issue features two covers: rapper GloRilla on the cover of the Cut’s “Spring Fashion” issue and an etiquette guide on the cover of New York.
From tipping to dating to Zooming, behaving has never been more confusing. New York staff and some special guests, including Amy Sedaris and Lauren Santo Domingo, are here with rigid (but not entirely inflexible) rules on how to behave. (Yes, you should tip no less than 20 percent at a restaurant. Yes, you can discipline your friends’ kids. Yes, if they’re doing the dishes, the party is over.)
The New York side of the issue includes a wide-ranging report by Reeves Wiedeman on the ethical crisis in documentary filmmaking and a feature by Christopher Beam on the radical, lonely, and suddenly shocking life of Chinese dissident Wang Juntao.
The Cut’s cover story on rapper GloRilla, by senior writer Tirhakah Love, launches a yearlong project celebrating 50 years since the genesis of hip-hop and the women who have shaped the genre and our culture more broadly. In her “Editor’s Letter,” the Cut’s editor-in-chief, Lindsay Peoples, notes, “While the women of hip-hop have long felt unappreciated and have had to work at least twice as hard to break through, they are also often hip-hop’s trailblazers: They’re the fashion icons, the storytellers, the ones constantly advancing what hip-hop can be. They also, finally, thankfully, seem to be getting the respect and recognition they’ve often been denied. All year long, the Cut will be celebrating those women who have changed the game — starting with this issue.”
Elsewhere in the Cut’s “Spring Fashion” issue is a profile by fashion writer Danya Issawi with a photo portfolio by Renell Medrano of Ice Spice. The issue also includes a profile on Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen by Cathy Horyn and a reported exploration by Tahirah Hairston of how Pyer Moss’s Kerby Jean-Raymond, one of fashion’s most-celebrated young designers, has faltered.
GloRilla was photographed by New York City–based photographer Eric Johnson.