In the Apr. 15–28 issue: Olivia Nuzzi on “wonder boy” Pete Buttigieg. Plus: Art & Design, by Wendy Goodman; the half-billion dollar “Leonardo”; Natasha Lyonne, Annette Bening, and more.
The National Interest : Jonathan Chait • What the Insurrection Accomplished Trump has transformed his party into something once unrecognizable
The Group Portrait: The Majority • For the first time, women make up most of the City Council.
Peter Sarsgaard • The bee-raising, orchard-tending Brooklyn aristocrat on reading Nabokov and making films with Maggie.
The Money Game : Anonymous • A Trip to the Meme-Coin Casino “I think this is all stupid and absurd. But I’m not going to complain.”
“MY DAD WASN’T JUST A NOBODY”
Fifteen people at Rikers died in 2021. • These are their stories.
The Political Life of Dr. • His campaign to be the next Republican senator from Pennsylvania is facing one major problem: Republicans in Pennsylvania.
Why Did Keisha Lance Bottoms Quit? • The mayor of Atlanta was a rising star in Democratic politics. Then the crime wave hit.
Give the Gift of New York
2022 ADAM PLATT’S WHERE to EAT
A Critic Makes Up for Lost Time • Adam Platt eats his way through a changing restaurant landscape, reconnecting with old favorites and discovering new ones.
A Diner’s Dozen • From a resurrected 19th-century landmark to an au courant vegan counter, the 12 best new restaurants to eat at right now.
The Protégé • Sean Thor Conroe lost his fiercest advocate right before he published his first novel. Now he’s facing the hype without him.
Joan Didion’s Greatest Two-Word Sentence • The power of an ice-cold, unflinching gaze.
The Future’s Not All Bad • Believe it or not, there are some things to look forward to this year—here are 45.*
Afterlife of an Artifact • For artist Gala Porras-Kim, museum collections are more than inspiration. They’re material.
It Doesn’t Swing • There have been some great Spider-Man movies. This is not one of them.
Live and Lukewarm • A series about phone sex that’s remarkably vanilla.
Remains of the Day • Station Eleven is a pandemic show you’ll actually want to keep watching.
To DO • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read. JANUARY 5–29
THE 60-SECOND BOOK EXCERPT Brown Girls
THE 2021 APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.