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New York Magazine March 15-28, 2021

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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8 min
to do

POP MUSIC 1. Listen to Justice Comfort food. RBMG/Def Jam, March 19. A year after the sleek R&B-pop album Changes, Justin Bieber returns with Justice, which he promises will have “songs that people can relate to, and connect to, so they feel less alone.” Singles like “Holy,” “Lonely,” and “Anyone” hint at a subdued and cerebral affair, but time will tell. CRAIG JENKINS TV 2. Watch Operation Varsity Blues Aunt Becky: The Documentary. Netflix, March 17. The scandal that enabled children of the wealthy and well connected to sneak into elite universities now has its own doc. Chris Smith, who directed Netflix’s Fyre, handles this mix of source material and reenactments, which cast Matthew Modine as scam mastermind Rick Singer. JEN CHANEY MOVIES 3. See Night of the Kings An Oscar entry. VOD. Philippe Lacôte’s film is a story within a…

10 min
a cutlery compendium

➸ FLATWARE IS NOT especially easy to shop for online—or in general, for that matter. There is just a lot to consider: weight, style, materials, dishwashability … and much of it looks so similar. We decided to piece together a guide that would both help a novice know where to start (if you’re not going with actual silver, we found, it’s best to try pieces made with 18/10 stainless steel—“the safest option if you want heft and something that will stand up to daily abuse,” according to Kelsey Keith, the editorial director for Herman Miller) and surface unusual sets for those who want something beyond the basics for a wedding registry or cutlery-drawer refresh. The latter include some rainbow-colored utensils beloved by writer Chloe Malle and the official flatware of…

2 min
group portrait: black queer brooklyn is almost reunited

THE LAST PARTY that author Kimberly Drew went to before everything shut down was at Cafe Erzulie, a Haitian American restaurant in Brooklyn. In recent years, the café has become a gathering place for a subset of the borough’s Black queer scene. This was the venue that Cake Robles, a tattoo artist, and Britt Tabor, a community organizer, chose for their wedding reception. This was a spot where emcee Nappy Nina co-hosted Joy Party BK, a monthly day party that featured a rotating cast of well-dressed melanated characters. At the start of quarantine, Joy Party went online. But that soon got exhausting, especially as COVID began to rip through the community. The Black queer scene in Brooklyn is massive and complex. “It feels like a big family, where there’s messiness involved,”…

5 min
the receipt keeper

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW what’s going on with YouTubers or anybody else with a modicum of influence online, you’ve got two options. You can watch their videos and scour Instagram—or you can get thee to a YouTube drama channel. And no one does a channel quite like D’Angelo Wallace. The Texas-based 22-year-old packs his superlong explainer videos (many of them run over an hour) with timelines, charts, and commentary—a hybrid model that perfectly encapsulates the messiness of the influencers he covers. He now has more than 2.18 million subscribers. “I will say it’s not necessarily a case of me always striving to have the best research, or I’m always going to be 100 percent correct,” Wallace said. “I just am obsessed with the storytelling of it all.” Your approach is…

12 min
the drama queen

WITHIN SECONDS, Trisha Paytas has already managed to shock me. She’s in full L.A.-influencer drag: platinum-blonde extensions, baby-pink acrylics, with a cut-crease smoky eye and a stiff, plump beige pout. Seated in the kitchen of her still mostly empty five-bedroom, eight-bathroom new home in Ventura County—where everything is white and tan and has that California casual-chic look that has become standard-issue for the YouTube famous—she looks so … normal. And then she opens her mouth. Paytas is recounting her current obsession with Adam Sandler, and not in a “I’m rewatching 50 First Dates” way. More along the lines of “I just spent thousands of dollars on at least a dozen of his actual movie costumes.” “He’s Jewish and funny and zhlubby and gets really attractive people in all his movies,” she…

15 min
how will we remember this?

EVEN BEFORE THE BEAR-SPRAY RESIDUE and splintered glass had been cleaned up, it was clear how January 6, 2021, would be remembered. Most Americans will think of it as the date of democracy’s attempted murder, though some will cling to the myth of a heroic last stand. It was the ultimate commemorable event, confined to one building and one day, replete with rhetoric, rich with historical resonance and physical mementos: flags, logos, helmets, baseball bats, zip ties, armored vests, shattered windows, pelts, and red caps, all ready to be labeled for an exhibition. The COVIDpandemic is the insurrection’s opposite. Silent and invisible, it has permeated everywhere and may never die out. It has no battlefields, no spasm of glory, no indelible footage of flames, not even any universally acknowledged villains. The…