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    You and Your Big Mouth: Tom Wolfe on the New York AccentHow the Honks and Wonks reveal the phonetic truth about status.
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    Freaking Out in Los AngelesAll the major madness of the world walks the streets of Los Angeles, Tom Wolfe discovers.
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    Advertising’s Secret MessagesDo advertisers really know what they’re saying?
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    The New Life Out There: Electro-graphic ArchitectureTom Wolfe on the all-American vernacular art of the neon sign.
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    Tom Wolfe on Streetfight EtiquetteNew Yorkers are softer than they sound.
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    Tom Wolfe’s Worldview Came Into Focus In New YorkThe new documentary “Radical Wolfe” captures a singular writer whose story is bound up with our own—as you can read in his freshly-digitized archive.
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    The Ultimate Power: Seeing ’Em JumpThe exercise of power brings rewards beyond merely controlling policy or money. To many, the ultimate reward is that of getting people to jump.
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    The Birth of ‘The New Journalism’; Eyewitness Report by Tom WolfeParticipant reveals main factors leading to demise of the novel, rise of new style covering events.
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    The “Me” Decade and the Third Great AwakeningThe new alchemical dream is: changing one’s personality—remaking, remodeling, elevating, and polishing one’s very self.
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    Radical Chic: That Party at Lenny’sIt’s a tricky business, integrating new politics with tried and true social motifs.
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    A Serial Killer in CommonFive dead women turn up on a beach, and their families ask: Who murdered my daughter? Who was my sister — really?
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    The ‘Dead Ringers’ Story: The Strange Death of the Twin GynecologistsA former patient’s notes, published in New York Magazine in 1975.
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    From the Archives: When Soho Was Imperiled“Artists came to Soho because it was ignored and cheap. Now it is no longer ignored, and soon it will not be cheap.”
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    From the Archives: We Renovated Our Own Brownstone — It Was a Million Laughs“When someone asks was it worth it, I say yes, because while my arm didn’t heal properly, the ceiling job is beautiful.”
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    Remembering Gael Greene: How Not to Be Humiliated in Snob RestaurantsA “cram course in humility-and-chutzpah” from our archives.
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    The True Story Behind The Good NurseBehind bars, Charles Cullen can no longer take life, yet he’s found a way to give it — in the form of an organ transplant.
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    From the Archives: When Williamsburg Became the New BohemiaA portrait of an artists’ colony in Brooklyn, circa 1992.
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    From the Archives: When Gentrification Hit the Lower East SideThere goes the neighborhood.
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    How an Aspiring ‘It’ Girl Tricked New York’s Party People — and Its BanksSomebody had to foot the bill for Anna Delvey’s fabulous new life. The city was full of marks.
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    Sexual Assault in the AmazonAs the ayahuasca tourism industry grows, so do accounts of abuse.
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    This Archive Sale Is Too Good to MissThe Prabal Gurung markdowns we’re buying for ourselves.
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    From the Archives: Party Boy in a CageRevisiting New York’s 2006 profile of Michael Alig.
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    How Cecil Beaton Transformed Hotel Rooms Into DestinationsAfter he checked into a room, it never looked the same.
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    Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Best Essays for New YorkFrom her 1990 column “Sounds” to her more recent pieces about growing up and “living with intent.”
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    How New York Caricatured Richard Nixon Through the YearsTalking to the magazine’s original graphic-design team about capturing the crooked president, who appeared on our cover ten times from 1968 to 1974.
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    Is Friends Still the Most Popular Show on TV?Why so many 20-somethings want to stream a 20-year-old sitcom about a bunch of 20-somethings sitting around in a coffee shop.
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    How New York Has Covered LGBT Life in the Years Since StonewallIn 1969, we missed the rebellion. But in the five decades since, we’ve covered the changing community.
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    From the Archives: The Return of SuperflyRevisiting New York’s August 2000 profile of Frank Lucas, once the city’s biggest heroin kingpin, who died on May 30th, 2019.
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    How Do You Spell Ms.?An oral history of Ms. Magazine and the feminists who changed history.
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    Karl Lagerfeld, Boy Prince of FashionThe late designer had opinions on everything — even his own death.
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    Looking Back at Robert Smigel’s Saturday TV Funhouse PilotFeaturing a young Stephen Colbert as Grimy the Talking Outhouse.
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    The Long, Intertwined History of Paul Simon, Lorne Michaels, and SNLPaul Simon and Lorne Michaels go way back.
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    Looking Back at I, Martin Short, Goes HollywoodShort’s 1989 special is one of the closest things there is to an episode of SCTV after that series ended in 1984.
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    Revisiting Some of the Most Memorable Homes Wendy Goodman Ever ScoutedOn the occasion of her memoir, our design editor recalls a few of her greatest hits.
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    The Forgotten Film From The Dick Van Dyke Show’s Morey Amsterdam and Rose MarieA look back on the cameo-packed 1966 comedy Don’t Worry, We’ll Think of a Title.
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    Looking for Lost Monty Python Material? Look No FurtherLooking back at the group’s Hastily Cobbled Together for a Fast Buck Album.
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    Looking Back at Jerry Seinfeld: Comedian (Without the Cars and Coffee)Revisiting the 2002 documentary featuring Seinfeld and Orny Adams.
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    The George Carlin Show Introduces Carlin to Television (Briefly)Remembering George Carlin and Sam Simon’s short-lived Fox sitcom.
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    The Making of Tom Wolfe’s ‘Radical Chic’Remembering the story that helped put New York on the map.
  40. Before ‘Rick and Morty,’ Dan Harmon Tried to Reinvent Acceptable […]The idea of entertainment as an entity separate from the internet is one that is for the most part dead. Every movie must have social media […]
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    The Subway Crisis We’ve Been Writing About for 48 YearsThe intensity of the subway’s troubles is new, but the problems themselves are not.
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    Revisiting New York Magazine’s First IssueFeaturing Rita Moreno’s ropa vieja recipe, Tom Wolfe on New York accents, Gloria Steinem on Ho Chi Minh, and more.
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    Garry Shandling and Ricky Gervais’s Epic Sparring MatchLooking back on an incredibly awkward interview between the high-energy Brit and Zen-energy American.
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    Remembering New York’s Great Illustrator Robert GrossmanA celebration of one of our early contributors.
  45. An Appreciation of the Button-Down Mind of Bob NewhartQuick Warning: This article spoils a minor plot point from the first episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Reading this won’t ruin your […]
  46. O.J. Simpson Interview Promoting His Scrapped If I Did It Book Will Finally AirThe controversial interview detailed how Simpson would have killed Nicole Brown Simpson — if he had actually committed the crime.
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    A Hard Look at the Original ModelizerRevisiting our 1988 profile of Elite Model Management founder John Casablancas, whose inappropriate behavior was no secret in the fashion industry.
  48. Looking Back at Alan Partridge’s First Show: 25 Years of Alan Partridge […]There is a chance, especially if you are living in America, that you may not know who Alan Partridge is. Played by Steve Coogan, Partridge is […]
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    Dave Foley Gets Into the Holiday Special SpiritHoliday specials, for the most part, are a family affair. In general, they are (at best) sweet adventures or (at worst) cloying cash-grabs. […]
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    You Could Learn a Lot at a Restaurant Table With Liz SmithWhat most people misunderstood about the veteran tabloid gossip columnist.
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