the housing market

New Yorkers Never Came ‘Flooding Back.’ Why Did Rents Go Up So Much?

Getting to the bottom of a COVID-era real estate mystery.
chinese democracy

The Radical, Lonely, Suddenly Shocking Life of Wang Juntao

After half a century of resisting the Chinese Communist Party, a dissident confronts murder and espionage in Queens.
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Welcome to the Shoppy Shop

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  1. the city politic
    The Banks Administration Inside the Adams AdministrationDavid Banks is serious about turning around New York’s schools. And it’s just one part of his family’s political project.
  2. 2022 midterms
    The Woman Training Trump Faithful to Monitor the Polls On Election DayWhat could go wrong?
  3. backstories
    ‘Family Means No One Gets Left Behind’An oral history of Lilo & Stitch, the Disney movie that almost brought hand-drawn animation back.
  4. health
    What Happened to MayaWhen a 10-year-old girl complained of mysterious pain, a doctor suspected child abuse. How far would she go to prove it?
  5. hotels
    The Billionaire Behind New York’s Most Luxe HotelVladislav Doronin’s ambitious, contentious journey from Leningrad to Aman New York.
  6. first person
    We Left Iran in 1982. I Should Be There Now.Watching the protests, 40 years after my family fled, all I want is to go back.
  7. a long talk
    Ken Jennings Ascends the PodiumThe Jeopardy! co-host (and its greatest champion) settles into his dream job, one year after the show’s legacy was almost tarnished.
  8. politics
    How to Make a Semi-Fascist PartyThe hostile, paranoid, and increasingly authoritarian path ahead for American conservatism.
  9. foreign interests
    ‘No One Person Should Be in the Position of Doing This.’AJ Subat was a regular person until he helped scores of strangers evacuate Afghanistan. Then he became a hero, a brother — and got in over his head.
  10. the power trip
    Maggie Haberman on How She Covers Trump Without Losing Her MindA conversation about her critics, Trump family feuds, and the one time he used a fake baby in a photo op.
  11. remembrance
    Loretta Lynn Was FearlessShe created a world where women had permission to tell their truths.
  12. cut covers
    The Pain and Glory of Cori BushIn less than two years, the congresswoman built a base of power in D.C. by wearing her hardships on her sleeve.
  13. close read
    The Hollow Impersonation in BlondeIn life, Marilyn Monroe was a complex artist and human being. In the hands of Ana de Armas, she’s an eternal victim.
  14. grief
    ‘Nature Has Its Own Way of Ending Life. I’m Changing the Manner and the Time.’Days before her grandfather-in-law was set to fly to Switzerland for a voluntary assisted death, Rachel Handler called him to say good-bye and more.
  15. crime
    Inside the Ransomware Gangs That Extort HospitalsThey shut down patient care and put lives at risk. Would the pandemic finally slow them down?
  16. at home in asian america
    The Mixed MetaphorWhy does the half-Asian, half-white protagonist make us so anxious?
  17. at home in asian america
    Asian America Learns How to Hit BackThe desperate, confused, righteous campaign to stop Asian hate.
  18. profile
    Kate Berlant Plays the FoolThe influential, very offline comedian perfects her self-described clown show.
  19. 1.5x speed
    Podcasting Is Just Radio NowIt’s been ages since the last blockbuster narrative show. What does that mean for the medium as an art form?
  20. style
    Not Even the Rich Can Buy Fancy WatchesIf you’re in the market for a $25,000 Rolex, you better know a guy. And you better have $50,000.
  21. books
    Hua Hsu Is True to the GameHis new memoir is both a coming-of-age story and an evolutionary step for Asian American literature.
  22. screen time
    AI Art Is Here and the World Is Already DifferentWork, communication, and even thought change when we can instantly command convincing images into existence.
  23. profile
    Michelle Branch Has Some RegretsNamely about how she responded to her husband’s alleged affair. But at least now she can laugh about it.
  24. remembrance
    Everyone Has Their Own GodardFor all his godlike splendor, there is no other filmmaker over whom so many people can claim ownership, each in their own distinct manner.
  25. foreign interests
    Afghanistan’s Crypto LifelineHow the embattled digital currency is shoring up a country in dire straits.
  26. parenting
    How TikTok Has Supercharged the Age-Old Debate Over Sleep TrainingThe never-ending discourse over how to put your baby to sleep enters the digital age.
  27. politics
    The Sordid Saga of Hunter Biden’s LaptopThe most invasive data breach imaginable is a political scandal Democrats can’t just wish away.
  28. profile
    ‘I Need to Tell You This’Kate Beaton captured the aesthetic of a late-aughts internet. Her new memoir is a monumental synthesis of politics, history, and her own life.
  29. scientology
    How Scientology Exploits Foreign WorkersThe church has used an obscure visa to bring in thousands of laborers — and benefit from their toil.
  30. early and often
    Can Mandela Barnes Pivot His Way to Beating Ron Johnson?The race that may decide who controls the Senate.
  31. the intelligencer profile
    Dorothy Roberts Tried to Warn UsThe legal scholar has been writing about the criminalization of pregnancy for 25 years. Now she’s calling to abolish the child welfare system.
  32. fall fashion
    We Asked 850 Cut Readers What’s Tasteful and What’s TackyAre high-heeled Crocs tacky? What about an Hervé Léger bandage dress? And, for crying out loud, is Audrey Hepburn still the best we’ve got?
  33. the speech wars
    The Marketing Veterans Leading a New Campaign to Defund the RightA Sleeping Giants veteran and her partner pioneered a new way to fight disinformation. Is it accountability or censorship?
  34. politics
    Who’s the Change Agent Now?Joe Biden is delivering breakthroughs that long eluded Barack Obama. Who understands the presidency best?
  35. business
    Milk Money: The Start-Ups Racing to Shake Up the Baby Formula IndustryThe national shortage that wreaked havoc for parents created an opening in the $4 billion market.
  36. fall fashion
    Meghan of MontecitoShe’s left the Firm behind. Harry’s found a polo team in Santa Barbara. The kids are doing great. Now she’s ready for her own next act.
  37. encounter
    Everything’s Coming Up SchumerThe Senate majority leader has a “different way of getting things done” that saved Biden’s agenda and maybe their party.
  38. the picket line
    The Truth Behind ‘Quiet Quitting’Workers are reclaiming their time from the boss.
  39. a twenty-four
    The Cult of A24Since 2012, the studio has bred superfans, dropped swag, and perfected a singular house style. It’s also teetering on the verge of self-parody.
  40. a long talk
    The Bachelorette Needed Trista Sutter’s Fairy TaleThe contestant behind the franchise’s foundational love story has some advice for its producers.
  41. encounter
    ‘The Gays Are Here’Titanique, a jukebox fantasia that imagines Céline Dion survived the Titanic, has found its audience.
  42. work
    The Little-Known Policy Wreaking Havoc on Workers’ LivesOpaque corporate “points” systems penalize employees for medical emergencies and make it all but impossible for them to appeal.
  43. crime and punishment
    The Death Penalty Case That Went Too FarOklahoma is set to kill Richard Glossip, but he’s almost certainly innocent. Even Republicans there are in revolt.
  44. first person
    The Voice of New York Is DrillIt’s the most captivating sound the city has heard in decades — and also the most misunderstood. Here, 19 NY drill artists set the record straight.
  45. trump family
    The Last, Lonely Days of Ivana TrumpHer friends wish she’d never met the rakish young Italian they called the “snake.”
  46. the money game
    The Crypto Geniuses Who Vaporized a Trillion DollarsEveryone trusted the two guys at Three Arrows Capital. They knew what they were doing — right?
  47. hot garbage
    Voyage of the GrossEven though every other option is better, most of New York’s trash still goes into a hole in the ground.
  48. meow
    We Ate at the Fancy Feast Restaurant for HumansYes, the fancy cat was there.
  49. encounter
    Abbi Jacobson Knows the Pressure Is OnA League of Their Own, her first big project since Broad City, premieres this Friday.
  50. feature
    Would You Work in an Amazon Warehouse Just to Get Pregnant?Women are pulling graveyard shifts in backbreaking jobs to pay for IVF.
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