Andrew Sullivan Is to Blame for Donald Trump

Tom Scocca · 05/04/16 09:29AM

“With Donald Trump as the GOP front-runner,” Andrew Sullivan wrote on Facebook on April 1, “it seems to me a civic duty to get engaged with this election.” Fifteen months after the seemingly inexhaustible commentator announced one of his periodic retreats from blogging—“to decompress and get healthy for a while”—he declared he was getting back into the opinion-having business, this time to do “long-form journalism,” for New York magazine.

Andrew Sullivan, Famous Blogger, Joins Magazine Named For City That Ruined Him

J.K. Trotter · 04/01/16 03:25PM

Andrew Sullivan, the political blogger who quit blogging over a year ago, has finally reappeared: According to this press release, he’ll be joining New York magazine as a “contributing editor covering politics and the larger culture.” Die-hard Sullivan fans may remember his epic relocation to, serial complaints about, and eventual departure from New York City—the glittering metropolis whose various industries and cultures serve as New York’s main editorial focus. We’re assuming the trauma of having the wrong couch delivered to his Chelsea apartment has subsided at least a little if Sullivan is knowingly associating with the city again.

No One Asked You: When Men "Dialogue" About Kim Kardashian's Body

Dayna Evans · 05/21/15 03:25PM

On Wednesday, Vulture published a “conversation” between senior art critic Jerry Saltz and editor David Wallace-Wells that purported to be an intellectual dive into the self-presentation of Kim Kardashian in her book, Selfish. The article’s headline: “How and Why We Started Taking Kim Kardashian Seriously (and What She Teaches Us About the State of Criticism).”

The Platonic Ideal of Horse Race Journalism

Hamilton Nolan · 04/06/15 12:03PM

As the 2016 presidential election draws closer, America's political press corps is warming up for what they do best: drone on about nothing of consequence.

New York Mag Apologizes for $72 Million Teen Story: "We Were Duped"

Taylor Berman · 12/16/14 11:55AM

New York magazine issued a succinct and straightforward apology Tuesday morning for publishing an article that implied Mohammed Islam, a senior at Stuyvesant High School, made $72 million trading stocks. "We were duped," the magazine's editors said in a statement. "Our fact-checking process was obviously inadequate; we take full responsibility and we should have known better. New York apologizes to our readers."

New York Magazine Begins to Give Up on Print

Hamilton Nolan · 12/02/13 10:09AM

New York magazine is considered one of the most prestigious magazines in America. New York magazine is no longer able to publish a weekly print edition. We were not joking when we told you thousands of times that print is dead.

Chivalry Isn’t Dead: A New York Staffer Meets Stripper Lynsie Lee

J.K. Trotter · 09/26/13 06:25PM

Heh: Cory Booker’s not the only one sending bashful Twitter messages to Portland strippers. Lynsie Lee, the Portland-area stripper who (sort of) flirted with Newark mayor Cory Booker on Twitter, has maintained a year-long Twitter-based friendship with New York Magazine social media editor Stefan Becket (pictured above, on the right), who is almost certainly the most famous social media editor in New York City. The pair finally met in person, at a Soho bar, just two weeks before BuzzFeed reported on Lee’s private messages with Booker.

Mayor Bloomberg to Journalist: 'Look at the Ass On Her'

Cord Jefferson · 01/28/13 10:04AM

New York magazine's latest cover story on Christine Quinn, a leading candidate for the New York City mayorship, is worth reading to better understand the sharp, ambitious, lesbian, Democratic city councilwoman who will likely win the city's top political spot later this year. Aside from all that, however, there's also this one part in which the current New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg, tells a bunch of guys at a holiday party to look at some lady's butt.

Rich Juzwiak · 10/02/12 02:15PM

What indie fame means for Grizzly Bear members' quality of life is fascinatingly explored in New York's band profile.

New York Mag's 'Cheap Eats' List Provides Window into Life of Leisure

Max Read · 07/10/12 01:23PM

What's it like to be a reader of New York magazine? Let's do a thought exercise. Imagine yourself waking up mid-afternoon in the hermetically-sealed sleeping tube that takes up most of the third floor of your luxurious brownstone. Outside the door of your bedroom, your robot maid is preparing a lunch. But today, you want something different. Today, you want to meet with the common people. "Servant!" you call. "Bring me... New York's 2012 'Cheap Eats' list!"

A History of Anderson Cooper's Open Secret

Max Read · 07/02/12 03:45PM

Everyone knows that Anderson Cooper is gay. The moments after the CNN anchor officially came out of the closet this morning were like an "over-it" contest on Twitter — a chance to see who could be the least surprised by the news.