CULTURE, POLITICS, FOOD, FASHION: A NEW YORK POINT OF VIEW. With assertive reporting and sophisticated design, New York chronicles the people and events that shape the city that shapes the world.
The National Interest: Jonathan Chait • The Sleaze Problem How Democrats can clean up the Supreme Court and address the Hunter Biden affair.
The Group Portrait: Goal Crazy • Supporters of the U.S. women’s soccer team are having a moment.
J. B. Pritzker • The governor of Illinois is rich and powerful, making him both an ally to Joe Biden and his own center of influence.
Readings: Stephanie Krikorian • Everyone in the Hamptons Is Reading The Guest “Simon is every wealthy middle-aged man I know.”
Tell Me Why It Hurts • How Bessel van der Kolk’s once controversial theory of trauma became the dominant way we make sense of our lives.
What the Builder Built • Under Mayor Bloomberg, Dan Doctoroff remade the city with astonishing speed. Now, as New York is again mired in crisis, he faces his own.
‘WHERE IS BRITNEY?' • After Britney Spears was released from her conservatorship, some of her fandom latc hed on to a new theory: What if she had never been freed at all?
A Convincing Plastic Wineglass
VINTAGE-FURNITURE STORES • TO FIND THE SPOTS on this list, we polled dozens of stylish and savvy New Yorkers—interior designers and an architecture critic among them. For more obsessively sourced recommendations, including the best day spas, florists, and movers, visit curbed.com.
The Blade Aqua Lounge • Passengers were on their way to the Hamptons, via helicopter and seaplane, for a long weekend.
Let’s Just Tile the Yard • Ellen Van Dusen’s big Bed-Stuy mosaic.
A Sando We’ve Been Waiting For • This katsu is back, 18 months after it disappeared.
Swimming Uptown • Russ & Daughters goes big at Hudson Yards.
Every Night Is an Olive Party • They’re being baked onto cakes, turned into candles, and stuck inside negroni-flavored Jell-O shots.
Reneé Rapp Is So Over It • She paused her Hollywood and Broadway careers to go pop. It’s working way too well.
What Is Greta Gerwig Trying to Tell Us? • From Barnard to Barbie, the director has always been interested in female ambition, including her own.
‘I Know How to Be Poor’ • As the strike stretches on, 15 writers, actors, and crewmembers share their hopes, fears, frustrations—and salaries.
Which Picket Spot Is Right for You?
CRITICS • Jackson McHenry on Here Lies Love … Alison Willmore on Talk to Me … Kathryn VanArendonk on Project Greenlight: A New Generation.
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read. AUGUST 2–16
THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.