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Carolyn Murnick

  1. crime
    What I Saw at the Trial of My Best Friend’s MurderShe was more than just her crime-scene photos.
  2. culture
    What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Serial KillersAll the talk about Ted Bundy is missing the point.
  3. interview
    Does Anyone Know You Better Than Your Childhood Best Friend?Talking with author Christopher Bollen about his new novel The Destroyers, a resonant tale of friendship in the guise of a slick mystery thriller.
  4. What I Know About My Best Friend’s MurderDespite what the tabloids say, she was more than just Ashton Kutcher’s date.
  5. US Open 2015
    What to Eat at This Year’s U.S. Open, Starting TodayCourtside $125 rib eye, anyone?
  6. male gaze
    Here’s a Tennis Star Worthy of Your U.S. Open Lust Ernests Gulbis is so foxy his name is a plural. 
  7. Lists
    What to Eat at This Year’s U.S. OpenThe concessions this year include the debut of the U.S. Open’s first grounds-sanctioned food truck.
  8. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: Shots Rang OutThe saddest, most shocking Good Wife episode ever. 
  9. Grub Guides
    What to Eat at This Year’s U.S. Open, Starting TodayEnjoy Hill Country barbecue and Pat LaFrieda beef while you take in some tennis.
  10. overnights
    The Good Wife Season-Four Finale Recap: The Breakaway“How does it feel to be the First Lady of Illinois?”
  11. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: Down to the WireLabor disputes, romance on the bus, and one very awkward funeral on this week’s middling penultimate episode.
  12. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: The Big ChillThings are getting mighty frosty in the race to close out season four.
  13. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: Modern Love“That’s why I love this place. Everybody sleeps with everybody else.”
  14. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: All That GlittersShenanigans in white tie, a whodunit in flashbacks, and loads of drunken Irishmen make for one of the loopiest episodes ever.
  15. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: Good-bye, Old Friends“There’s no need to be sorry about the truth.”
  16. The Grub Street Diet
    Writer Teddy Wayne Heads to the Odeon for Sazeracs, Balthazar for Salads and“Later, at the headquarters for the Anxious White People, I drank a vodka martini and a few proseccos and shoveled in the better part of two bowls of mixed nuts.”
  17. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: FutureSex LoveSoundsCary and Kalinda sitting in a tree … 
  18. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: Competitive EdgeA densely packed episode wherein every character gets ruffled. 
  19. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: Through the Looking GlassArrrgh, bait and switch!
  20. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: A Woman in LoveWe’re officially ready to join the party of season four.
  21. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: French TwistAt least this week’s episode was light on bankruptcy talk.
  22. the good wife
    The Good Wife Recap: Waiting Game“No one disappears. They all come back like zombies.”  
  23. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: Double VisionTwo girls walk into a bar and everything changes.
  24. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: Family ValuesThere’s no place like home for the holidays.
  25. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: Subject BiasSloshed judges and teenage dreams make for a better than average episode.
  26. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: Twigs and Berries“It really only looks like Brazil when it’s erect. Otherwise, it’s more like New Jersey.”
  27. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: Female TroublesIn which we enter the age of the feminist supervillain.
  28. The Good Wife Recap: It’s All in the FootnotesA courtroom-free episode, with drama to spare.
  29. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: The Insects Are Coming“Welcome to the lifeboat.”
  30. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: Shaking the TreePlus: more psychosexual fun with food.
  31. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: Welcome to the ThunderdomeStarring: The Soft-Serve Incident heard ‘round the world.
  32. overnights
    The Good Wife Recap: Circumstances Beyond ControlWhen we last left this show, Kalinda was waiting in the dark, with a gun.
  33. chat room
    The Walkmen’s New Album Was Inspired by Sinatra“I read a biography of him and it was awesome.”
  34. Video Feed
    Watch Two Singing Waitresses Burn Through Their Tax Refund at BarbutoWith extra sequins and a cameo by Jonathan Waxman.
  35. U.S. Open 2011
    What to Eat at the U.S. Open, Starting MondayThe best bets for stadium grub at the Grand Slam tennis tournament.
  36. Health Concerns
    Restaurateurs Are Red-Faced As DOH Approves Letter GradesThe Department of Health will require restaurant owners to post scarlet letters on their windows.
  37. Health Concerns
    Marc Murphy on Sick Leave, DOH Letter Grades: ‘We’re All Going to BeThe Landmarc restaurateur speaks out.
  38. Openings
    Samuelsson Plans Music and Brunch at Red RoosterMore details on the Aquavit chef’s Harlem venture.
  39. 21 questions
    The Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman Thinks the Recession Helps People Reinvent Their ClothesThe photographer answers our patented New York questionnaire.
  40. last night's gig
    Phoenix Dazzles, Claims ‘It’-Band Status in Front of Thousands at Terminal 5Call us cheesy if you must, but Friday’s show could only be described as a “moment.”
  41. Place MattersPosted April 3, 2009Chilewich place mats are already a fixture on restaurant tables like Craft, BLT, and Riingo, but these days, we’re all about […]
  42. Split PersonalityPosted March 25, 2009Our spring break plans may have fallen through this season, but we can still appreciate a great travel accessory when we se […]
  43. Foodievents
    What Chefs Cooked As KidsWho loved Julia Child at age 9? Who made carbonara at boarding school?
  44. tastemakers
    Mad Men Costume Designer Janie Bryant Can’t Live Without Her Skinny JeansWe caught up with the designer to talk all things ‘Mad Men,’ why she can’t let go of her skinny jeans, and that pesky rumor about starting her own line.
  45. Bottle ServicePosted February 17, 2009With all the Pinot Noir we go through in our house, we’ll take any excuse to do something useful with the empties. Enter […]
  46. Warming TrendPosted February 4, 2009With the temperature dipping well below freezing lately, we’ve been craving hot drinks that really deliver. Enter Bodum’s […]
  47. Poaching SeasonPosted January 28, 2009Silicone may get a bad rap in certain circles, but the flexible material rules when it comes to kitchen tools. Technicolo […]
  48. Foodievents
    To Do: Talk Vinegar, Taste BordeauxThe author of ‘The Billionaire’s Vinegar’ discusses fake vintages while you drink real ones.
  49. last night's gig
    Silver Jews Not Upstaged by the Spreading of Butt Cheeks“Show us your penis!” cried one randy (male) fan.
  50. last night's gig
    Walkmen Excite Loins More Than Ears at ShowOn their seldom played song “The Rat,” the singer even seemed to pointedly scream the lyrics: “Can’t you hear me?”
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