The 10.10.21 Issue


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    CreditArtwork by Kensuke Koike; Photographs by Tommy Kha

    The Myth of Asian American Identity

    We’re the fastest-growing demographic group in the U.S. But when it comes to the nation’s racial and ethnic divisions, where do we fit in?


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    CreditPhoto illustration by Pablo Delcan

    Who Is the Bad Art Friend?

    Art often draws inspiration from life — but what happens when it’s your life? Inside the curious case of Dawn Dorland v. Sonya Larson.


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    Laurie Anderson.
    CreditPhilip Montgomery for The New York Times

    Laurie Anderson Has a Message for Us Humans

    For half a century, she has taken the things we know best— our bodies, our rituals, our nation — and shown us how strange they really are.


  1. Eat

    CreditRyan Liebe for The New York Times. Food stylist: Maggie Ruggiero. Prop stylist: Sophia Pappas.

    The Haunting Power of Miso-Maple Loaf Cake

    Sweet enough to be called cake but savory enough to be as good with a slice of Cheddar as it is with the gloss of warm jam spread over its top.


  1. Judge John Hodgman

    CreditIllustration by Louise Zergaeng Pomeroy

    Judge John Hodgman on Walk-In Closets

    If it has a door, can it be called a room? Why do some husbands enjoy debates over semantics?