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Maggie Rogers: Two Nights Only — The New York-based singer-songwriter burst into the cultural consciousness with her ethereal synth-folk single, “Alaska,” after astonishing Pharrell Williams with it during an NYU master class. When a clip of this moment—one featuring creative intimacy between a promising newcomer and a visibly moved, venerable icon of the industry—was posted online, it quickly went viral, garnering hundreds of thousands of views. While her roots are in folk music, Rogers’...
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Max Read is the editor of New York Magazine’s vertical Select All. You might also know his name from Gawker, where he worked from 2010 to 2015, eventually becoming its Editor-in-Chief. To me, his time there is most notable for his absolute mastery of the short “this thing is bad and if you disagree with me you’re dumb” posts, which I have on occasion shamelessly copied (La Croix is obviously garbage). To others, he’s...
Like so many others around the country, Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham were in shock the morning of Wednesday, November 9. The night prior, Donald J. Trump was elected the next president of the United States. But Morris, of Philadelphia, and Wortham, of Northern Virginia, both writers for the New York Times Magazine, got out of bed the next morning and met with one another. Through tears, the pair took to their microphones to...

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