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: Zak Cheney-Rice • The Uprising That Ran Out The death of Keenan Anderson marks the end of an era.
The Group Portrait: To Dream of Pickleball City • The sport’s die-hard fans are fighting for courts they can call their own.
Myles von Trapp Derbyshire • A descendant of the illustrious family immortalized in The Sound of Music has a story to sell.
The Real Estate: Lane Brown • What If the Rent Surge Is Based on a Lie? Investigating a COVID-era mystery.
THE RADICAL, LONELY, SUDDENLY SHOCKING LIFE OF WANG JUNTAO • After half a century of resisting the Chinese Communist Party, a dissident confronts murder and espionage in Flushing.
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO BEHAVE? • ARE YOU SURE? AN EXHAUSTIVE, DECISIVE GUIDE TO EXISTING IN POLITE SOCIETY.
REALITY CHECK • The boom—or glut—in TELEVISION DOCUMENTARIES has sparked a reckoning among filmmakers and subjects who worry there are no industrywide ethical standards for how to make one.
The Unbeatable Bidet
Best Bets • A COLLECTION OF expert-vetted, spotted-around-town, or otherwise just especially excellent products that recently appeared on thestrategist.com. To shop all these items—plus the bidet—in one place, scan the QR code.
The Best DAY SPAS • TO FIND THE SPOTS on this list, we polled dozens of stylish and savvy New Yorkers—astrologers, art-history researchers, and fashion executives among them. For more obsessively sourced recommendations, including the best urban landscapers and bike shops, visit curbed.com.
Tatiana • A recent Wednesday night at chef Kwame Onwuachi’s consistently booked Lincoln Center restaurant.
What the Gallerists Brought Home • How Patrick Parrish and Alex Gilbert decided what they wanted to live with in their Clinton Hill apartment.
The Tin Building Has Everything (Except a Purpose) • Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s lovely but lifeless $200 million food hall.
The Name on Everybody’s Lips Is Jinkxie • The Drag Race champ says she’s “always aspired to be washed up.” In Chicago, she’s definitely the star.
Felix Gonzalez-Torres Never Saw This Work Either • Nearly 30 years after the artist’s death, David Zwirner stages two pieces that were never manifested during his lifetime. How should we think about them?
As Seen at Sundance • The talk of the ski town at this year’s film festival.
The Canceled As Character Study • In Tár, Barbarian, and Glass Onion, there’s pleasure in watching celebrities fall.
CRITICS • Kathryn VanArendonk on Poker Face … Craig Jenkins on Gloria … Alison Willmore on Skinamarink.
THE new york CROSSWORD Doublespeak
THE APPROVAL MATRIX • Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
The Hustle of Women in Hip-Hop
The Big Dissolve
Introducing Nico Parker
The Oh-So-Popular Popcorn Dress • “It’s the Hervé Léger bandage dress for hot Brooklyn 30-somethings making their way through the pandemic wedding backlog.”
So Now You Need a New Toothbrush Holder • Starting over with a divorce registry.
‘Can Anyone Use Black Hair-Care Products?’
Some Very Extreme Nails • A portfolio of Mei Kawajiri’s creations.
Vitamins for Virgos, Candles for Capricorns • Truly everybody wants in on astrology.
11 Spring Bags, From $7 to $7,900 • THE END OF winter means the end of roomy coat pockets, which is why springtime is always its own kind of handbag renaissance. Freshly relevant once again, they become more than just arm candy—a complex...