Patterns of Abuse, Patterns of Approval

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A view of the buildings at Rikers Island.

New York Magazine’s much-loved “approval matrix” is about to hit the airwaves. The magazine’s editor Adam Moss and comedian Neal Brennan, the show’s host, discuss the new TV show. Plus: a new report describes a culture of abuse at Riker’s Island; why some people do just fine with only five hours of sleep a night; and a look at how improvements in gay rights have shifted the sexual identities of straight people.