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  1. theater review
    Theater Review: Trying to Locate The Rose TattooLesser Tennessee Williams, starring Marisa Tomei.
  2. books
    Laura Lippman on Baltimore’s Many Lives and Layered Literary MythsFew people know the city like this novelist-reporter.
  3. obit
    Al Feldstein and the Furshlugginer Greatness of Mad MagazineAn assessment of Mad’s place in the culture, as the magazine goes off to its final Fold-in.
  4. gallery
    A Trove of ‘Lost’ New York City Crime Scene Photos, Unearthed After 82 YearsSeventy-three prints from legendary photographer Weegee were stashed in a kitchen cupboard and unseen until now.
  5. art
    Tom Slaughter’s Polaroid PortfolioThe artist known for his Pop-y paintings and prints had a side project: shooting Polaroid photos, constantly, of everything that interested him.
  6. book excerpt
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  7. how did i get here?
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  8. photography
    On the Nearly Indescribable Light in Diane Arbus’s Last PhotographsIs it about to rain? Dusk? Something else? Go to David Zwirner to see.
  9. vulture picks
    Neil Simon’s 29 Plays and Four Musicals: A Guide to the Highs and LowsA guide to the playwright’s body of work, which spanned nearly 50 years.
  10. Remaking a Murder: How Weegee Photographed a Mob KillingA lot went into his famous photo of the slaying of Dominick Didato.
  11. Philip Roth’s Biographer Has a Hair-raising Claire Bloom StoryBlake Bailey on how the job changes when the subject’s no longer around.
  12. from the archives
    The Making of Tom Wolfe’s ‘Radical Chic’Remembering the story that helped put New York on the map.
  13. 20 Philip Roth Books, RankedThe indispensable, the significant, the disposable, and everything in between.
  14. Tom Wolfe, Pioneer of New York and New Journalism, Dies at 88In a city of people who wear black, the man in the white suit.
  15. graphic design
    Our 7 Favorite Posters (Out of 427!) From Milton Glaser’s New CollectionFive decades of wall art from New York’s co-founder.
  16. art
    The Photographer Who Captured Life in Mid-Century Burkina FasoSee lively portraits from 75-year-old Sanlé Sory, in advance of his first American exhibition.
  17. theater review
    Theater Review: Three Tall Women, Three Great ActressesLaurie Metcalf and Alison Pill and Glenda Jackson, yeah.
  18. primers
    Why You Should Care About A Futile and Stupid Gesture: A National Lampoon PrimerIt’s time for a primer for Netflix’s A Futile and Stupid Gesture, a biopic about National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney, based on Josh Karp’s book.
  19. from the archives
    How the Late-Night Monologue Got TopicalA short history featuring Johnny Carson, Dick Cavett, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, and Stephen Colbert.
  20. 175 Minutes With … Jill Eisenstadt“Well, I told myself I wasn’t going to be a novelist of the outer boroughs.”
  21. Theater Review: Going Back in Time, in Marvin’s RoomSomething a little hard to quantify has, over the past 25 years, flattened this play’s power.
  22. Theater Review: How Orwellian Is 1984?What’s weak, astonishingly enough, is the script, at least for the first hour.
  23. Pictures of a Generation: Looking at 50 Years of Rolling StoneA new book recaps five decades as seen in the magazine of the baby boom.
  24. photography
    9 Rarely Seen New York Moments, Captured by Diane ArbusA preview of “Diane Arbus: In the Park,” opening today at the Lévy Gorvy gallery.
  25. from the archives
    Revisiting David Letterman’s 1987 Writers RoomThe relatively normal bunch of guys behind what was perhaps the creative peak of Late Night.
  26. The Most Influential Photographs in HistoryAmong them: an AIDS sufferer at the end of his life, a surreal celebrity portrait, and the very first cell-phone picture.
  27. art
    Satellite Views That Turn Geology Into GeometryBenjamin Grant is a photographer who never touches the camera he’s using. 
  28. from the archives
    Looking Back at 40-Plus Years of ‘Fall Preview’ PicksRocky seemed promising! But so did Cop Rock.
  29. Two Match Game Obsessives Discuss ABC’s Quiz-Show RebootThe return of tall skinny microphones and backstage cocktails.
  30. from the archives
    New York’s First Impressions of 9 Legendary TV ComediesLooking back at season one, episode one of Saturday Night Live, All in the Family, 30 Rock, and more.
  31. from the archives
    How New York Magazine Covered the O.J. Simpson VerdictHiring Norman Mailer on a very short deadline.
  32. See 23 Artworks From Robert Mapplethorpe: The ArchivePatti Smith will talk about the book on Tuesday night at Rizzoli.
  33. She Loves Me’s Laura Benanti Looks Straight AheadA day’s worth of heavy tune-ups and hot tea. 
  34. She Loves Me’s Laura Benanti Looks Straight AheadA day’s worth of heavy tune-ups and hot tea.
  35. from the archives
    Broadway’s Survival Was a Legitimate Question 20 Years AgoRevisiting Michael Goldstein’s 1995 New York cover story, “Can Broadway Be Saved?”
  36. mythology
    MythBusters and the Rise of Fact-checking EverythingA prominent place for public science.
  37. vinyl reality check
    Vinyl Reality Check: Watch 5 Real Andy Warhol Screen TestsAt the Factory, Devon spends a few minutes before the camera.
  38. That Huge Building Collapse on HBO’s Vinyl? True Story. Mostly.How the Mercer Arts Center really came down.
  39. Bob Elliott, Half of Bob and Ray, Is Dead at 92“—lly Ballou here, reporting for the final time.”
  40. For the Second Time, New York Loses the ZiegfeldAw, dammit.
  41. the hamilton papers
    Read the Actual Reynolds Pamphlet From Hamilton, Page by Original PageCourtesy of the New-York Historical Society, here it is.
  42. reasons to love new york
    How Hamilton’s Free Preshow Performance Became the Best Thing on BroadwayThe equivalent of a DVD extra, live on a Manhattan side street, a couple of days a week.
  43. books
    See Howard Schatz’s Limited-Edition Photography CollectionThe immense two-volume work includes “Body Knots” portraits, like Day-Glo interpretations of drippy food-porn photos.
  44. mad men
    A McCann Man Talks About Mad Men“There’s no way Draper did the Coke commercial.”
  45. See Vintage Mad Men–Era Ads From New YorkFrom the 1970 pages of the magazine, as the show’s final half-season plays out that same year.
  46. portfolio
    See Vintage Images From Hollywood Film SetsFrom the upcoming collection Ernst Haas: On Set.
  47. vulture compendiums
    The Complete Works: Ranking All 121 Billy Joel SongsBilly Joel is the closest thing Madison Square Garden has to a sure thing — certainly more than the Knicks or the Rangers or the Liberty.
  48. post-ruin porn
    Photos: The Most Beautiful Old Movie Palace in Brooklyn, Back From the BrinkBuilt for architectural escapism along with cinematic escapism.
  49. encounter
    John Cleese Revisits His Pre-Monty Python Time in New YorkTalking to the comedian about his new memoir, So, Anyway …
  50. books
    The Strand’s Stand: How It Keeps Going in the Age of AmazonThere is only one true long-term threat to the legendary bookstore, and it comes from within.
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