CHRIS BARRETT HAS MADE BANK ON THE GRAY MARKET SELLING PIZZA LACED WITH 40 MG OF THC PER SLICE. CAN THE PIZZA PUSHA SURVIVE POT LEGALIZATION?
TV / JEN CHANEY - Novice in Office
An aging businessman enters politics on a whim. Heard that one before?
The File: Bad Bunny
Language barriers, gender norms, the sheer boringness of quarantine—none of it stands a chance against Bad Bunny, the artist remaking pop in his own wild image.
POP / CRAIG JENKINS - Hair of the Dog
A pop-country barfly pours one out for his fans’ expectations.
MOVIES / BILGE EBIRI - Anatomy of a Murder
Unwinding Jamal Khashoggi’s history with the regime that killed him.
Mike Nichols's Heartburn
The celebrated director was at the top of his game when friend Nora Ephron trusted him to direct the movie based on his her messy breakup with Carl Bernstein. His own breakup—and breakdown—turned out to be right around the corner.
After a long hiatus, the venerated R&B singer returns with her riskiest album yet.
HOW COMEDY (Just Barely) SURVIVED TRUMP
Cracking jokes when nothing was funny
THE WAR ON CLIMATE DENIAL HAS BEEN WON. AND THAT’S NOT THE ONLY GOOD NEWS.
An Elegantly DIY Williamsburg Apartment With a Vreeland-Red Wall
Taylor Angino and Kiko Sih’s place is always evolving.
Torrey Peters Goes There
The author’s debut novel, Detransition, Baby, wades into two of the most vulnerable questions for trans women.
The System: Zak Cheney-Rice
The Never-ending Coup Against Black America - Historically, “recovery” tends to look a lot like betrayal.
The Group Portrait: A Beleaguered White House Press Corps
Four years of history, day after day after day.
With a huge Netflix deal and the power to green-light just about anything, Ryan Murphy has become the ultimate insider. And his work is suffering.
Schlock to Remember
If you can’t wait to relive last year, Netflix has a special for you.
Extremely Online: Craig Jenkins
Clubhouse Is Close to Becoming Our New Internet Wasteland - If you love mess, you won’t be disappointed.
A 1915 Crown Heights House That's Only On Its Third Owners
After living all over the world, Thomas Gensemer and Gabe Brotman settled down in a Brooklyn place with “a bit of an English feel to it.”
220 minutes with … Sarah McBride
Strolling Wilmington with Delaware’s history-making new state senator.
A bumper crop of albums made for contemplating mortality.
The Power of Four
Regina King’s film reimagines a meeting of Black icons.
Blurbed To Death
How one of publishing’s most hyped books became its biggest horror story and still ended up a best seller.
The Memory War
When Jennifer Freyd accused her father of sexual abuse, her parents set out to discredit her—creating a controversial school of psychology that has bolstered the defense of countless sex offenders.
At Home With Fran Lebowitz
Martin Scorsese’s conversational docuseries is a cranky, necessary love letter to New York.
Katie Crutchfield and Kevin Morby – Leave the World Behind
Shacked up in the suburbs of Kansas City, indie singer-songwriters Katie Crutchfield and Kevin Morby are making some of their best work.
Gain Of Function
How much risk of an accidental pandemic is too much?
The National Interest: Gabriel Debenedetti
The Gentle Generalists A Biden style of government is emerging: lowest drama possible.
When Things Got Bleak, DJ iMarkkeyz Made the Remix
Metaphorically unmasking the DJ whose viral videos soundtracked this year.
The Devils Went Down to Georgia
In America’s newest swing state, where the fate of the nation rests on the outcome of two Senate runoffs, all of the candidates are relying on Donald Trump for one last turn out extravaganza.
COVID Diaries: Anna Silman
Panic! in the Pod Some groups survive through teamwork; others eat each other alive.
A Brooklyn Family's Pet-Friendly, Kid-Filled Self-Made Comfort Zone
Ada Davila and Agustin Hurtado transformed part of a 19th-century brewery in East Williamsburg into a bright and lively home.