Why the New York City Democratic Primary Is So Hard to Predict
September 09, 2013
Here’s my rule of thumb: Data-driven electoral analysis gets harder and harder the farther you get from a two-party presidential election. There are fewer polls, and they’re less accurate. Partisanship becomes less powerful.
Even Bill de Blasio Won't Be Able to Fix Income Inequality
September 05, 2013
Mayor de Blasio would be battling the one percent—and history
New Yorkers Have Fallen in Love With a Mayoral Candidate
August 13, 2013
A couple months ago, as it dawned on New Yorkers that the mayoral campaign was not just background noise but actually worth paying attention to, my friends and I became more aware of the contours of the Democratic race.
This Obamacare Rate Shock Is Good for You
July 17, 2013
Obamacare got some good press this morning, for a change. According to state officials in New York, insurance premiums for residents buying coverage on their own will fall by 50 percent next year, thanks to the new health care law.
Must-See Summer Art Shows
June 19, 2013
Three idiosyncratic exhibits at the Met, MoMA, and Neue Galerie
This homage to the Franch New Wave makes make Lena Dunham look like Hannah Arendt.
Frieze New York, a VIP Art Fair for Our Gilded Age
May 10, 2013
Against the godforsaken glamour of international art fairs.
Behind Andrew Cuomo's Book Bout With Fredric Dicker
May 03, 2013
Did a presidential contender quash an unfriendly biography?
April 12, 2013
My quest to find a New Yorker who moved to Texas because of gun control.
The Cuomo Conundrum
February 21, 2013
Andrew Cuomo has been leading the charge of American liberals for over two years now. The New York governor made history in the spring of 2011 by steering marriage equality through the state’s dysfunctional legislature.