‘Mad Men’ Star Elisabeth Moss Plays Peggy Like Ernest Borgnine, and Other Highlights From This Week’s Issue

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In this week's issue of New York, Emily Nussbaum profiles Elisabeth Moss, who plays the mysterious, slightly off-putting nerd Peggy on Mad Men — and who doesn't see her character as weird at all: "She’s Jack Lemmon, she’s Ernest Borgnine in Marty, the one who is stepped on a little bit and has a really good heart." The magazine also takes a look at the ups and downs of Ellen Foley's career, including singing "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" with Meat Loaf and getting replaced on Broadway by Bernadette Peters. In music, we investigate the evolution of dubstep and cover New York's new hip-hop morning D.J. … who broadcasts from L.A. New York's critics review Man on Wire, [title of show], and MoMA's "Home Delivery." And Vulture's Lane and Dan ask the question you've been pondering: What's the Chinese Democracy of movies, theater, visual art, and opera?