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New York Moves Spring 2018

Moves Magazine is a lifestyle magazine for city women (and men), unafraid to ask hard questions. We take on social, political, and global topics and show how women are shaping the world we live in today. Written with a progressive vibe, the magazine offers a provocative, often polemic view of society; an askance look at the world we live in.

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4 min

Men hold the key to their own undoing and the wayward paths that we take inevitably lead us into the open arms of disaster. Not the all-encompassing, gender-free “men” of scholarly work, but men who use urinals, shave: the male species. The social-psychology of men runs the gamut from pushover to alpha-male, but pop culture and real life keep yielding the same truism: men don’t ask for or take direction. It is a phenomenon that has been well-documented in textbooks, on film, and in the primetime sitcom for years. Real dudes would never let a directionless man survive a night in the desert, or woods, or abandoned house inhabited by cannibals. There is always some deserted space where evil lurks, waiting to tie up and torture us when our self-determined…

2 min

GREG WILLIAMS is an English photographer and film director. He is known for his film and editorial work and as an early user of digital video technology. Williams began his career as a war photographer before moving into film and editorial work which has been featured in Vogue Italia, GQ, Vanity Fair and Esquire. ROBERT ASCROFT’s work has been described as Cinematic Beautiful Light that is crafted and precise with an innate sensibility to capture an intimate moment. His work appears in Print, Web, Billboards and on Television across the globe. His client list includes SONY, Rolex, Gap, J Walter Thompson, PUMA, Reebok, Universal Music, British Esquire, DirecTV, BLT, FOX, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Arista Records, Proenza Schouler, Narciso Rodriguez, Rolling Stone, Gotham, Harpers Bazaar, NY Times “T” Magazine. A native New…

10 min

“… Jon and Kate plus eight we don’t need…” “Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings…” (Irony intended. NYM) I’ve never been the type to think about having my own children. I have enough fun getting my monthly prize; don’t need to win an extended 9-month lottery. But just think about it, there are plenty of children sans parents. Isn’t about time that we start taking care of the suffering ones first instead of our own selfish desire to replicate versions of ourselves? Harsh? I don’t think so. According to Oprah.com, “There are over 143 million orphans around the world…enough children to go around the equator three times.” So yes, if you have more than one child of your own, you are having too many children. Aside from having children for personal reasons, a lack of…

4 min
rubin’s vase

I was flipping channels the other day and I landed on one of the gazillion make-over shows. This one’s premise was especially heinous. Little Susie from Akron approaches the show’s producers with a photograph of her favorite celebrity. “I wanna look like her,” she declares, dewy-eyed, gormless and grinning. The perky can-do hosts bring out the crack team of flamboyant stylists. By the end of the show, they promise, Susie will look just like Kylie Jenner or Selena Gomez. (Or some other girl who Susie will never look anything like.) Since they never have genuinely ugly people on these shows, Susie is a perfectly attractive young woman. There’s nothing wrong with her. If you saw her walking down the street, you’d think to yourself, “There goes a perfectly attractive young woman.” I know this…

5 min

The best thing about dating is not doing it. Seriously. I don’t just mean because you think you’ve found The One (as in The One Who Will Leave Dirty Socks On The Kitchen Table, The One Who Will Eventually Become Intolerable.) I mean just because you choose not to. It’s easy. Go on the wagon. Sorry, I don’t date. Dating just…isn’t for me. Thanks, but I’m one of those people who…just shouldn’t date. Let’s face it. Dating is a warped, stunted mutant. It’s not seaworthy. It’s not viable. We’re taking antique pegs from the 1950s and 60s and trying to jam them into feminist/post-feminist 21st century holes. It ain’t gonna work, kids. Maybe it’s just me. Something about growing up with certain ideals about gender equality didn’t prepare me for sitting by the phone…

5 min
mr president sir…

It was Nineteenth century gastronomer Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin that said, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.” Being that the White House is the most important place in the nation, one would think that all of their meals would rise to a certain standard. The State Dinner is one place for the President to show he leads. Reserved for U.S. allies and foreign Heads of State, they are meant to celebrate historic American achievements. Putting on a show for the State Dinner does matter, and failure will surely gain the president bad press. In her book, What She Ate, Laura Shapiro claims that Franklin Roosevelt had the most reviled cook in presidential history, who cooked “leathery roasts and watery vegetables.” Tasked with preparing Thanksgiving-themed state…