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126 MINUTES WITH … Ani DiFranco
LESS THAN TWO MINUTES into our interview, Ani DiFranco says the word fuck for the first time, and it sounds like music. Her f is fricative and percussive, much like DiFranco’s habit of thwacking the side of her acoustic guitar as she plays it. Then c
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Lost Weegee Crime Photos Revealed! Unseen For 82 Years
IN 1970, AN ARTIST named David Young bought a box of 1930s news photos at a secondhand store in Philadelphia. He just liked the look of them, he says now, and he stuck a couple on the wall of his studio with masking tape. Eventually, he moved to Seat
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Wedding Party
FATHER OF THE BRIDE VAMPIRE WEEKEND. SONY MUSIC. GROWING UP MEANS mellowing out. You reach a point in your 30s when the reckless habits and patterns of your 20s become impossible to maintain. Either you get wise to the changing rhythms of your bra
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Veep Is Over. Is America Next?
THE TABLE READ for the final episode of Veep hasn’t started yet, but the cast is already in tears. It’s the first Monday in December, and Anna Chlumsky, who plays Amy Brookheimer, the perpetually stressed-out political adviser, is weepy as she hugs
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A Guide To The Seven Seasons Of Veep
SEASON ONE Selina Meyer is early in her term as vice-president under President Stuart Hughes, with whom she has little contact. When she fires a Secret Service officer for smiling, the White House investigates, prompting Selina’s staff to release a
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What Is It Good For?
CATCH-22 HULU. MAY 17. THE CULTURAL DEBT owed to Joseph Heller’s antiwar satire, Catch-22, becomes clearer when you watch Hulu’s handsomely produced miniseries. It feels familiar, even old hat, because so many subsequent works have borrowed from i
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THE LOOK BOOK GOES TO A Cher Concert
On May 2, thousands of fans streamed into Barclays Center for the Brooklyn leg of Cher’s “Here We Go Again” tour to see her for the first—or the 30th—time.
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Walking Time Bomb
The director Stacy Title is paralyzed and cannot speak. But she is determined to make one final movie.
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Los Angeles Fire Season Is Beginning Again. And It Will Never End.
YOU COULD SEE THE SMOKE FROM SPACE. The plume from last November’s Woolsey fire swept out toward Catalina and into the Pacific beyond by the same Santa Ana winds that had carried the flames all the way down the Malibu mountainside to the beach. The a
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The National Interest: Jonathan Chait
OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS, the Democratic Party has seemed to race leftward so fast that its recent standard-bearers are considered no longer qualified to lead it. Bill Clinton? An embarrassment not welcome on the campaign trail. Barack Obama? A neoli
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From the Cut: Airport Runway
On the eve of its reopening as a boutique hotel, Eero Saarinen’s TWA terminal hosted a fashion show.
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How to Write a Jonah Insult
WRITING COMEDY is not a scientific or mathematical endeavor—except, perhaps, when it comes to devising ways to insult Jonah Ryan, who is played by the extremely tall (six-foot-four) and thin Timothy Simons. “The Jonah insults are probably the most m
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Group Chats Are Making the Internet Fun Again
DEPENDING ON HOW you count, I’m in up to 18 active group chats, across a half-dozen different apps, that occupy most of my time on my phone. Right now, I’m in one called “Ramius’s Boys,” which is devoted to sharing quotes from the film The Hunt for R
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1 For New York’s cover story, Ezra Marcus and James D. Walsh reported on a group of college sophomores who fell under the destructive influence of their classmate’s father after he moved into their dorm (“The Stolen Kids of Sarah Lawrence,” April 29–
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Finally, Aperol Spritzes Sparkle Up Seventh Avenue South
Via Carota’s long-awaited sister bar brings Italian drinking culture to a bustling West Village corner.
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The Urbanist: Palermo
UNTIL FAIRLY RECENTLY, tourists treated the somewhat crumbling seaside city of Palermo as a mere touchdown between other Sicilian destinations: the volcanic Aeolian Islands; the coastal, cobblestoned city of Cefalù; the Greek temples of Agrigento. Sp
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An Education
THE SOUVENIR DIRECTED BY JOANNA HOGG. A24. R. THE BRITISH writer-director Joanna Hogg has the courage of her incoherence. Her scaffolding is shaky and her vantage often oblique. She cuts from foggy panoramas to tight close-ups with no evident patt
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1 In New York’s latest cover story, Olivia Nuzzi asked whether “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg is a plausible candidate for 2020 (“Wonder Boy,” April 15–28). The Daily Beast’s Scott Bixby wrote, “@Olivianuzzi’s new cover story—in which Buttigieg admits that ‘
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Rupert, Hillary, Tootsie, and Beetlejuice
BURN THIS HUDSON THEATRE TURNS OUT THAT Kylo Ren is immensely compelling onstage. Michael Mayer’s revival of Lanford Wilson’s 1987 play Burn This may not be a flawless show, but it’s a pretty dang good one—mostly because, playing the human furnace
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How Much Does An Indie Band Make In A Year?
TOURING → “In 2017, when we did our last headline-ish tour, we probably made $20,000, though a lot of this was made through weird one-offs, private events, and corporate gigs. In 2018, we did a handful of one-offs that made us around $10,000 to $12,0
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The Family Business
How did Megan Thee Stallion become the hottest rapper out of Houston? She got it from her mama.
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Soup On A Schedule
O:N 110 Madison Ave., nr. 30th St. 917-261-4326 onnewyork.net WHAT STRANGE ALCHEMY of ingredients goes into creating the kind of buzzy mainstream moment Korean cooking seems to be enjoying in New York (and therefore the world) these days? It help
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Alien, Resurrection
“I’M JUST GONNA RUN AROUND like a madman,” says Steven Defendini, the art director at North Bergen High School in New Jersey, as he speed-walks across the stage where the drama club is putting together an encore of its now-internet-famous Alien: The
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Biden? Pete? Trump?!
ONE NIGHT IN EARLY APRIL, roughly 20 of the Democratic Party’s highest-profile donors from the financial industry sat down over dinner to discuss how exactly they were feeling about the 2020 presidential race. For the most part, it wasn’t great. Con
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THE LOOK BOOK GOES TO The High-School Track-and-Field Championships
On April 13, hundreds of high-school students competed at the 2019 Mayor’s Cup at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island for the title of best in the city.
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68 MINUTES WITH … David Brooks
IT WAS 2013, and David Brooks was in the wilderness. Not the literal des-ert or jungle or anything like that, but the emotional wilderness of an accomplished man who, in midlife, has discovered a deep emptiness at his core. His marriage of 27 years w
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Why Does Every Renovated Brownstone in Brooklyn Have This Chandelier?
If the parlor floor’s been fixed up recently, odds are there’s a Serge Mouille hanging above the mantle.
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Adopting a Rescue Dog
Writer Julie Klam—who has fostered 35 dogs, owned eight, and talked with ten experts—offers a pup-finding primer.
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The Trump-Loving Town And Its Favorite Undocumented Immigrant
THE CITIZENS OF POPLAR BLUFF, MISSOURI, EMBRACED ALEX GARCIA—AND NOW THEY WANT HIM BACK FROM THE CHURCH BASEMENT WHERE HE’S BEEN HIDING FOR THE PAST 18 MONTHS.
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Sundown on Deadwood
DEADWOOD: THE MOVIE will air on HBO on May 31. DEADWOOD CREATOR David Milch says he always had faith that his HBO Western would someday get to wrap up its story, even as more than a dozen years have passed since its surprise cancellation in 2006. Bu
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