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 System: Eric Levitz • When Supply, Not Demand, Is the Problem The economy is changing. Liberalism must change with it.
The Group Portrait: Bookforum Was a Good Magazine • After 28 years, a beloved hub of literary New York closes its doors.
Lizza Prigozhina • As New York’s luxury market cools, a 23-year-old is helping panicked agents sell another asset: themselves.
Screen Time: Lane Brown • The Bots Hack Hollywood AI isn’t about to change the movie industry. It already has.
THE FINAL CAMPAIGN • Inside Donald Trump’s sad, lonely, thirsty, broken, basically pretend run for reelection. (Which isn’t to say he can’t win.)
The Education of X GONZÁLEZ • After the Parkland shooting, I became an activist, a celebrity, a “survivor”—and the pressure almost killed me.
KELLY HARNETT HAD TO GET FREE • She was a jailhouse lawyer helping women get out of prison, but she couldn’t work the system for herself. Then the system changed.
Literally the Best Kitty Litter • THE LOOK BOOK GOES TO JULIE MACKLOWE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY TACOMBI’S TAKEOVER
The Best JEWELRY & WATCH REPAIR • TO FIND THE SPOTS on this list, we polled dozens of stylish and savvy New Yorkers—vintage resellers, attorneys, and trade-magazine editors among them. For more obsessively sourced recommendations, including the best eyeglass shops, electricians, and ceramics classes, visit curbed.com.
Julie Macklowe’s Birthday Party • To celebrate her 45th, the socialite threw a 600-person “Leather and Lingerie” bash at Cipriani’s Club Musica.
Bethann Hardison’s Many Lives • She challenged—and changed—a stubbornly un-diverse fashion world, ran her own modeling agency, and will soon have a documentary coming out about her life. Everything in her apartment has a story to tell.
A Tacombi on Every Corner • Can Danny Meyer’s millions make the chain bigger than Shake Shack?
Steal My Bookshelf • A selection of shoppable shelves, photographed by their passionate owners.
Allison Williams Comes Alive • The star of the already viral M3gan has made a career of subverting her own image.
Glass Onion Isn’t Trying to Trick You • According to director Rian Johnson, every twist in his sequel is right in front of your face.
39 Things We Can’t Wait to Watch, Read, and Listen to in 2023 • It’s set to be a year of long-awaited follow-ups, surprisingly riveting detective shows, and maybe, just maybe, a new Frank Ocean album.
CRITICS • Bilge Ebiri on Avatar: The Way of Water … Nicholas Quah on The Evaporated: Gone With the Gods … Craig Jenkins on SOS.
To Do • For more culture coverage and streaming recommendations, see vulture.com.
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THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified retrospective guide to 2022.