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A Postcard From Driverless San Francisco

Unexplained stops. Incensed firefighters. Cars named Oregano. The robotaxis are officially here.
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The 50 Greatest War Movies Ever Made

A look back at a genre that has inspired a century of cinema.
exit interview

A Darker, Sadder Succession

Months after his masterpiece finale, Jesse Armstrong ponders the real tragedy of his show’s ending.

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  1. close read
    Rami and RamyTwo American series dare to depict the reality of Palestinian life under occupation.
  2. the power trip
    The Mind-Bending Politics of RFK Jr.’s Spoiler CampaignBiden says he’s a conservative. Trump says he’s a liberal. They’re both right — and he could turn the presidential race upside down.
  3. early and often
    The Call Center Where George Santos Learned to ConIt didn’t make sense for a rich Brazilian to be a telemarketer—until his colleagues heard him.
  4. torn up and apart
    The War and New YorkFears, protests, posts, firings, doxings, lost friendships, vigils, and betrayals. The city since October 7.
  5. the body politic
    Abortion Wins Again. Now What?Democrats can’t coast on the issue’s popularity.
  6. crime
    The Radio Host and the Real Estate ScamVictims allege that The Breakfast Club host used his clout to rope them into a Ponzi scheme.
  7. street fights
    The Great ‘Fentanyl Trash Can’ Freak-outHow competing text threads, park litter, and a tragic Bronx day-care death made Brooklyn parents lose their minds.
  8. encounter
    In Lexi Freiman’s Books, It’s So Easy to Be WrongHer novel The Book of Ayn is about a newly canceled person in a toxic relationship with her ego.
  9. profile
    Fabian Basabe Will Not Be CanceledThe party boy turned Miami GOP politico fights off sexual-harassment claims by male staffers and plots his future. (His wife stands by him.)
  10. early and often
    Rudy Giuliani Spends His Nights Ranting OnlineIndicted, isolated, and broke, he has one comfort left: the sound of his own voice.
  11. health
    What Happened to Maya KowalskiWhen a 10-year-old girl complained of mysterious pain, a doctor suspected child abuse. How far would she go to prove it?
  12. unsolved mysteries
    What Really Happened to JFK?One thing’s for sure: The CIA doesn’t want you to know.
  13. games
    What Money Can’t Buy Steve CohenThe billionaire hedge-funder is used to getting what he wants. His time as Mets owner and casino bidder is a whole different ballgame.
  14. vision 2024
    The Radical Pessimism of Cornel WestCondemned by Establishment Democrats, dismissed by academics. What else is there to do but run for president?
  15. culture
    Erewhon’s SecretsJapanese utopians. Corporate glow-ups. $400 smoothies. The strange history of the world’s most cultish grocery store.
  16. in conversation
    Tracey Emin Is SeriousThe artist has always worked in the confessional mode. After surviving cancer, she sees no reason to hold anything back.
  17. israel-hamas war
    The Israel-Hamas Tunnel War Will Be Like No OtherFrom the air soldiers breathe to the guns they fire, everything is different underground.
  18. power
    The Rise and Fall of ‘Dr. Roxy’When plastic surgeon Dr. Katharine Grawe rose to TikTok fame, her OR seemed busier than ever. Until a record of botched surgeries caught up to her.
  19. politics
    Nadine and Bob Menendez’s Flashy, Allegedly Corrupt, RomanceThe New Jersey senator had nicknamed his wife Bubbles. It seemed like they were having a lot of fun together before they were both indicted.
  20. chapters
    COVID Lockdowns Were a Giant Experiment. It Was a Failure.A key lesson of the pandemic.
  21. health
    Prenuvo Wants to Put Your Mind at EaseSome patients say the $2,500 full-body MRI does anything but.
  22. screen time
    Why Is It So Hard to Make Digital Fire Look Good?Some of the most expensively made movies in history have trouble depicting a simple flame.
  23. the money game
    Confessions of a Middle-Class FounderDuring the boom times, I launched a start-up so I could become rich. Years later, I’m still looking for my exit.
  24. in her words
    Ghost ChildIn The Woman in Me, Britney Spears asserts the very fact of her existence.
  25. power
    The Most Powerful New Yorkers You’ve Never Heard Of49 people who are actually running New York City.
  26. israel-hamas war
    What the Black Struggle Tells Us About the Israel-Hamas WarThe Black legacy of channeling our grief toward a more just world is often missing from the American discourse.
  27. fall preview 2023
    All Eyes on Lily GladstoneThe actress is the unflinching face of an American tragedy in Martin Scorsese’s historical epic, Killers of the Flower Moon.
  28. vulture lists
    Every Martin Scorsese Movie, RankedAs Killers of the Flower Moon rises, we look back at the director’s highs and lows.
  29. first person
    My Quest to Downsize Without Throwing Anything AwayA big old house full of belongings — could I find them a new life?
  30. profile
    Park Slope Parents Is Old Enough to Order a DrinkSusan Fox wanted to build a community. She never expected to birth an archetype.
  31. performance review
    The Backs of a Story Say It AllPassages is the year’s strongest, sexiest acting showcase. Its best performances rely on one body part in particular.
  32. israel-hamas war
    Explanations Are Not ExcusesIn this moment, denying history has become a tool to justify the sustained murder of thousands in Gaza.
  33. israel-hamas war
    Netanyahu Is Losing the War at HomeIncompetence against Hamas and indifference to Israeli suffering has the public boiling over.
  34. the media
    Shams Charania’s Scoop DreamsHe tweeted his way to the top of the NBA reporting world. He might be the future of sports journalism.
  35. in conversation
    Michael Mann’s Decadeslong Drive to Make FerrariThe director on his inspiration rooms, clubbing with cocaine importers, and the obsessive research that went into his new movie.
  36. encounter
    Molly Baz Built a Recipe Empire on Morty-D and Cae Sal“It’s like I’m trying to sell me, not just my recipes.”
  37. pfw spring 2024
    I’m Ready for My Close-up, DemnaFor Paris Fashion Week, Balenciaga’s creative director asked friends, family, and me to walk the runway.
  38. power
    Who Exactly Is Ashton Kutcher’s Anti-Sex-Trafficking Tech Company Helping?The actor’s recent PR crisis has led to scrutiny of his complicated advocacy work.
  39. the money game
    How Loro Piana Became Silicon Valley’s Favorite FlexThe luxury Italian fashion brand is no longer quite as understated as it once was.
  40. power
    Dianne Feinstein, the InstitutionalistShe fought for gun control, civil rights, and abortion access for half a century. Where did it all go wrong?
  41. the grub street diet
    Dwight Garner Always Has a Muffuletta in the Freezer“I’ve loved nearly every muffuletta I’ve ever had, but these are special.”
  42. scene report
    In Noah Kahan’s Flannel World, You’re the Main CharacterAn evening of teens and tears with the newly crowned prince of Stomp and Holler 2.0.
  43. in conversation
    Todd Haynes Plays the SuperegoThe director is interested in people constrained by society’s rules. In his new film May December, he makes it harder to root for the rule-breakers.
  44. the industry
    Romeo and Juliet Was a TragedyIn 1968, Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting were the most famous teenagers in the world. Fifty-five years later, they sued Paramount for child abuse.
  45. tomorrow
    Sam Altman Is the Oppenheimer of Our AgeHe insists the artificial intelligence he is creating could destroy civilization even as he hastens its advancement. Do we know enough about him?
  46. encounter
    Werner Herzog Turns the Lens on HimselfThe filmmaker famous for bending the truth tries his hand at memoir.
  47. chapters
    How Rupert Murdoch Decided to Dump Tucker CarlsonThe 92-year-old media baron was fond of the Fox News host — but Donald Trump complicates everything.
  48. report
    The Spanker of Shelter IslandResidents and out-of-towners saw Marie Eiffel berate her bakery employees. But they were surprised when she was sued for human trafficking.
  49. friends in old places
    Play Something ’90sThe era where “every song felt huge” is alive in country music. It took a long back road to get there.
  50. the city politic
    The Unwise GuyA top official in the Adams administration gambled with the mob and, allegedly, took bribes.
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