“i have had plenty of harvey weinsteins of my own over the years, enough to feel a sickening shock of recognition,” the actress molly ringwald writes, in a (very) personal essay for our web site. she describes the time, at fourteen, that a married director stuck his tongue in her mouth, how it felt to be asked to wear a dog collar for an audition, and what her hope is for the industry. link in bio. photograph by the life picture collection/getty.
For yola monakhov stockton, the question of how to photograph a bird was both a practical problem and a creative challenge. in her series “the nature of imitation,” she transformed her thoughts on nature into a series of spectacular photographs, exploring and manipulating images without any loss of authenticity. click the link in our bio to see more. photograph by yola monakhov stockton.
For someone who remembers new york and american places (like valley of the gods, utah) from the 1970s, even dimly, wim wenders’s polaroids offer the feeling of a time capsule, of a trove of personal memories that conjure an entire lost world. it’s as if the images (which will go on display later this month in an exhibit at the photographers’ gallery, in london) were recorded on both sides, capturing the photographer’s inner vision and the outer world at the same time. see more at the link in our bio. photograph courtesy the wim wenders foundation/ó wim wenders.
“i’m not too worried about machines replacing cartoonists,” the artist @r_kikuo_johnson says, about his cover, “tech support,” for our money issue. “when robots are advanced enough to be neurotic, then maybe i’ll be concerned.” #tnycovers
The warhol superstar brigid berlin was a lapsed fifth avenue debutante, an amphetamine-loving wild child. throughout the 1960s and 70s, she used a tape recorder and her only camera, a polaroid 360, to obsessively document life in her social circle. her collection of sloppy, deadpan snapshots—including tina aumont, nico and lou reed, viva and candy darling, and roy lichtenstein—accrue with the casual relentlessness of an analogue social-media stream. click the link in our bio to see more. photograph by brigid berlin/courtesy reel art pres
The renowned chef grant achatz brings his friendly army of culinary super-nerds to new york with the aviary. the restaurant’s view, a spectacular one of central park from the 35th story of the mandarin oriental, will almost certainly make you forget your troubles. and if it can’t there are many drinks that can, served with a wink, a nod, and, often, a show. click the link in our bio to read the full review. photograph by zachary zavislak for tny.
Fifty years after che guevara’s death, his youngest brother, juan martin, has broken his silence with a recently published memoir. his professed intention is both to counteract the degree to which che’s image has been co-opted and also to explicate his ideas as “a thinker and a social innovator.” in actuality, the book is light on ideology and, instead, succeeds remarkably well as a personal and family history. read the full review at the link in our bio. photograph by elliott erwitt/magnum.
Carmen yulín cruz, the mayor of san juan, puerto rico, has earned international renown since hurricane maria for criticizing donald trump’s lackadaisical response to the catastrophe. at one point, trump fired back, tweeting that she had been “nasty” to him. soon afterward, she appeared in public wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with that same word. “an insult from mr. trump is a badge of courage, thank god,” she says. click the link in our bio to read about her thoughts on what puerto rico needs now. photograph by christopher gregory for tny.
On a hot friday evening this september, a corps of queens kicked off a new era in drag: the inaugural rupaul’s dragcon. “drag queens ain’t supposed to be in places like this..." bob the drag queen said, of the jacob javits center, where the event was held. it was a weekend spectacular where fans bought merch, and waited to get photos, while queens sat for panels on makeup and activism, and competed in amateur catwalk-offs. link in bio. photographs by santiago felipe/getty.
For “faces places,” the filmmaker agnès varda (born in 1928) and the photographer and muralist jr (born in 1983) travelled to small towns in france to document the heroism of daily life. by creating murals of their interview subjects, they magnify and honor factory workers, farmers, waitresses, and others on a scale usually reserved for public and historical figures. click the link in our bio to read richard brody’s review. photograph by cohen media group via everett.
Multiple women, including mira sorvino, rosanna arquette, and asia argento, have shared their harrowing accounts of s****l assault and harassment by the film executive harvey weinstein. “i’ve been damaged. just talking to you about it, my whole body is shaking. i know the damage is there, and will continue to be there,” the actress asia argento said. click the link in our bio to read the full story, and listen to a recording, secretly captured during an n.y.p.d. sting operation, in which weinstein admits to groping a woman. illustration by oliver munday.