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.
Biden Back Better His presidency is suddenly shaping up to be a resounding success.
The Group Portrait: Spoiled for Choice • The many, many candidates for New York’s Tenth District.
Nasty Nestor • The pitcher has become an unlikely star for the Yankees. He’s just happy to be here.
Weirdest Economy Ever Some of the numbers are good, but the feelings are bad. Call it a “vibecession.”
THE Three Arrows Guys Who Couldn’t Shoot Straight • The biggest players in crypto trusted their money to Su Zhu and Kyle Davies, whose upstart hedge fund promised revolutionary profits. What could go wrong?
The Last, Lonely Days of IVANA TRUMP • After Donald, she became the QVC shopper’s idea of a jet-setter with a yearslong, on-and-off relationship with a rakish young Italian, known to her friends as the “snake.” She never imagined she’d outlive him.
THE VOICE OF NEW YORK IS DRILL • It’s the most captivating sound the city has heard in decades—and also the most misunderstood.
1. THE TRAGEDY OF JAYQUAN McKENLEY • He wanted to be a drill star. He became a symbol in a culture war instead.
2. THE SOUND ITSELF • Brrrrrrrrrrap. Bang!
3. THE DRILL GENERATION • 19 Artists Who Define the New York Scene
4. THE SONGS TO KNOW • A mini genre primer.
An Unbeatable Bike Helmet
A Tool Guide for Those Who Have Never Touched a Tool
The Best VINTAGE FOR WOMEN
A Governors Island Spa • On a recent sweltering Wednesday afternoon, we chatted with visitors to the newly opened QC NY.
Making Things Work in Greenpoint • Artist Austin Lee’s quirky, happy home.
Can Breakfast Be Important Again? • Our late-rising diner-at-large checks in on some new hotel spreads.
With a Little Help From Her Friends • Backstage with Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, and Julien Baker on their triple-headlining tour.
The Cult of A24 • Since emerging in 2012, the iconoclastic studio has bred superfans, dropped swag, and perfected a singular house style. It’s also teetering on the verge of self-parody.
10 Signs You’re Watching an A24 Movie • “Everyone says, ‘I know what an A24 film is, but no A24 film is like any other,’ ” Barry Jenkins once claimed. With apologies to Jenkins, that’s absolutely untrue—A24 is one of the most identifiable studios out there. Just look for these signs and assume there’s merch available.
3 Paths for the A24 Movie • Since 2012, A24 has released 112 fictional feature films. Some fit the reputation A24 has acquired: auteur driven, visually stunning. Some are absolutely terrible. And some are mediocre but rigorously on-brand. A brief guide to the good, the bad, and the vibe-y.
Beyoncé Is Her Own Category • Renaissance wears its muses like a sequined revolution honoring Black queer imagination.
Westworld on the West Side • Present-day New York, with a few digital additions, stands in for late-21st-century dystopia.
Run Me Over, Bullet Train • Who needs realism when you’ve got this much speed and intricacy?
To Do • Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.
My Government Means to Kill Me
THE new york CROSSWORD
THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.