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New York Magazine

June 10-23, 2019

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.

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1 In New York’s most recent issue, Alice Hines revealed how the misogynistic young men who call themselves incels (for “involuntarily celibate”) are going under the knife to alter their faces and, they hope, their dating prospects (“How Many Bones Would You Break to Get Laid?,” May 27–June 9). The actor Jimmy Wong called the story “eyeopening.” Amanda Marcotte tweeted, “The inclusion of photos that incels post of themselves is super-helpful … It removes all doubt that their actual problem is their repulsive personalities and/or utter unwillingness to engage women as fellow human beings. And plastic surgery will not change any of that.” Erynn Brook added, “This is a well-written piece about a subculture that I wish we wouldn’t spend so much energy trying to empathize with … Body dysmorphia…

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the power grid : david freedlander

BY THE TIME the mayor of New York City arrives at the Williams Chapel AME Church in Orangeburg, South Carolina, for the second official trip of his nascent presidential run, most of the raucous New York press corps is staying home. Only a single reporter from NY1 and his camerawoman stand outside, amid a trio of retired NYPD officers who live in South Carolina and carry signs saying MAYOR DE BLASIO IS NO FRIEND OF LABOR and WE DON’T GIVE A DARN HOW BILL DE BLASIO DID IT UP NORTH. Inside, de Blasio receives an endorsement, his first, from the Orangeburg mayor and lays out his case for why he, the 24th Democrat and eighth white straight man in a row to declare a run for president, deserves their vote, having…

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from the cut: american made

ON THE FIRST Monday in June, Eastern Parkway became a runway. Anna Wintour, the Hadid sisters, and the designer Valentino Garavani emerged from chauffeured cars in black-tie dress onto the busy block. Few passersby recognized the occasion: the Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards, which is now in its second year at the Brooklyn Museum. But that didn’t stop a loud, curious crowd from gathering outside the event. Tom Ford played host this time, and guests seemed to sit up straighter in his presence. (Still, someone was spotted carrying a Chipotle bag to one of the long banquet tables as the Champagne flowed.) It was Ford’s first night on the job as chairman of the CFDA, a role previously held by Diane von Furstenberg, who passed him an actual…

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96 minutes with … carson daly

ON MAY 24, after 2,000 episodes, Carson Daly’s late-night show came to an end, and as you read these words, I wonder if you can remember its name. To be fair, late-night shows tend to have sound-alike titles—Late Night, Late Show, Later, The Late Late Show—and Daly’s entry (let’s kill the suspense: It was called Last Call With Carson Daly) was no exception. So you may be surprised to learn that the show aired for 17 straight years in the same time slot with the same host—the longest such run of any contemporary late-night host. How? Last Call survived in part by changing its form radically over the years in response to budget cuts, cancellation threats, writers’ strikes, network conciliations to higher-profile hosts, and the general ongoing effort to figure out…

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wait—are there other kinds of wife guys?

The Instagram Husband Need not actually be a husband gram Husband (a term colloquialized in a 2015 viral fake be your personal photographer. Someone willing to squat from as many angles as necessary to get the perfect shot or even a man. An Insta- PSA) is any person willing to and take 17 photos of you for your grid. The Internet Boyfriend A guy (usually hot), who is almost universally beloved online to the point where people refer to him as their boyfriend despite not actually being in a relationship and likely having never even met the guy. After starring in the Netflix rom-com To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, 23-year-old actor Noah Centineo rocketed to internet-boyfriend status. The Woke Bae A dude who must let people know how…

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select all: are you a wife guy?

THIS SPRING, WE’VE SEEN a spike in a particular kind of viral star: the Wife Guy. Not just any man with a wife, a Wife Guy is someone who becomes famous because of something his wife has done or qualities his wife has. Wife Guys have been the subject of think pieces in The Outline, The New Yorker, and elsewhere, their profiles raised after two (Curvy Wife Guy and Cliff Wife Guy, see below) blew up over Memorial Day. For a Wife Guy, being married isn’t just one aspect of his life. It’s his persona, which can be used to attract social-media followers and generate income. The Wife Guy can have a wife, have once had a wife, or, more bafflingly, have been his own wife. Confused? A breakdown: Don’t Email…