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 Body Politic: Rebecca Traister • The Return of the Marriage Plot Why everyone is suddenly so eager for men and women to get hitched.
The Group Portrait: Give the Liberty Their Crown • How New York’s WNBA team became the hottest ticket in town.
Werner Herzog • The filmmaker famous for bending the truth tries his hand at memoir.
The Discourse: Ryu Spaeth • Cancel Culture Grows Up Have we figured out how to separate the repugnant from the merely unlucky?
HEARTBURN • Rupert Murdoch didn’t want to DUMP HIS RATINGS LEADER and favorite Fox host. But was Tucker Carlson giving him a choice?
‘ROMEO AND JULIET’ WAS A TRAGEDY • In 1968, Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting were the most famous teenagers in the world. Fifty-five years later, they sued Paramount for child abuse.
The Oppenheimer of Our Age • Sam Altman insists the artificial intelligence he is creating could destroy civilization even as he hastens its advancement. Do we know enough about him?
The Water Flosser Dentists Suggest • ➸ MOST PEOPLE REFER TO any old water flosser as a Waterpik—it’s the Kleenex of the category. But an actual Waterpik is in a lane of its own. It’s one of just two brands with the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance and the only one recommended by every single one of the 12 dental experts we spoke to. Waterpik has a model to suit any lifestyle—a cordless option for those who like to use it in the shower, a kid-friendly version, and one that shrinks to half its size for travel—but the resounding favorite among those we polled is the Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser ($100). In addition to its ten pressure settings and a 22-ounce tank that allows the flosser to run for 90 seconds, it has a built-in timer and seven 360-degree tips that accommodate complex dentalwork and braces. According to Dr. Pia Lieb, founder of Cosmetic Dentistry Center NYC, it “has the strongest engine on the market,” effectively removing more plaque than a string of floss could ever hope to.
Z Coil’s Spring-Loaded Orthopedic Sandals
The Luar Fashion Show • At a warehouse in Bushwick, Raul Lopez’s line closed out Fashion Week with a runway presentation, rooftop after-party, and performance by Doechii.
IT’S GIVING HALSTON • Evoking “the spirit of a bygone hedonism” in a sensible mid-century West Side co-op.
Caviar, Calamari, and a Kardashian • Sartiano’s is a members-mostly club. BY MATTHEW SCHNEIER
How Did Cabbage Become Sexy? • Chefs are wrapping it around all sorts of wild fillings.
The Injera I’ve Been Waiting For • It’s fluffy, fresh, and made in Greenpoint.
Todd Haynes Plays the Superego • The director is interested in people constrained by society’s rules. In his latest, he makes it harder to root for the rule-breakers. By Madeline Leung Coleman
Kid Brain • Abby Hanlon’s Dory Fantasmagory series is some of the best children’s literature in years.
Just Like Old Friends • The newest trio to lead Merrily We Roll Along might just rewrite its Broadway history.
In Noah Kahan’s Flannel World, You’re the Main Character • An evening of teens and tears with the newly crowned prince of Stomp and Holler 2.0.
CRITICS • Sara Holdren on Infinite Life … Alison Willmore on American Fiction … Jerry Saltz on Olympia.
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read. SEPTEMBER 27–OCTOBER 11
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