Battle of historical accuracy vs. Eliot’s handlers.
Host roasted by top chefs.
UES debut of Viacom heiress.
Elderly theatergoer proud.
Fund manager Ron Baron?
The revelation that mild-mannered Mayor Bloomberg, the Bruce Wayne of Gotham City, keeps a Batphone in his kitchen.
The Judith Regan of the avant-garde finally opens his Soho art-fetish emporium.
Kidnapped at gunpoint off the street in the Village; later offered hookers, marijuana.
How an Iraqi archaeologist survived Saddam Hussein, only to have to flee to Long Island in the face of the civil war.
Gobbling along with a group of French professional gourmands on a three-day eat-a-thon that proves New York’s gastronomical superiority.
Mafioso is a black comedy that doesn’t go for the easy laugh. The Italian? A little more bleak.
AMC Loews Lincoln Square, January 9, 8:05 p.m.
F. Murray Abraham on playing two of the biggest Jewish stereotypes in theatrical history.
New Martin Amis, neither enjoyable nor enjoyably bad.
For an unabashedly good Amis novel, try Money (1984), in which the obese, alcoholic pornographer John Self lurches across eighties Manhattan.
Two exhibits of ostentatiousness done right.
The Australian photographer’s latest series, “Under the Sign of Scorpio,” considers 40 other powerful astrological sisters.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Fragrant, easy-to-grow flowers and other uplifting greenery.
H&M vs. Forever 21.
Store openings this week.
A cosmetics exec in her job-interview finest.
Gordon Ramsay demonstrates the limits of high-end global brand-mongering.
Sweet-and-sour kiwi sauce from a Mai House chef.
Can an Upper East Side children’s food store cater to time-starved parents and juvenile taste buds?
It’s not a real upscale development unless it has a private spa.
The heatwave highlights Bloomberg’s uncharacteristically naïve global-warming plan.
An audience with Steve Buscemi.
Documentaries of note at Sundance.
The daughter of RFK discusses her new documentary, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib.
Farmiga, first buzzed-about at Sundance ’04 with Down to the Bone, just appeared in The Departed, and now she stars in two Sundance premieres.
Local stars (and would-be stars) to watch out for.
Premiering at Sundance, Cassavetes’s first feature, Broken English, follows the love life of a thirtysomething New Yorker.
This year in Sundance sex-shock cinema.
Big-name stars like John Mahoney and Dianne Wiest star in Classic Stage Company’s First Look Festival, which this year is devoted to Anton Chekhov.
Highlights from the Metropolitan Playhouse’s Twainathon, a fun festival of performances inspired by the great American humorist.
You heard enough Messiahs and cantatas during the holidays; this week, go for the contemporary stuff.
Soap star plays New York.
Eight decades after he took power, and a quarter-century after his death, Robert Moses’s work affects every New Yorker every single day.
Firefighters who survived “Black Sunday” by jumping 50 feet out a window discuss the fire that killed two of their FDNY brethren.
David Chang’s stubbornness nearly drove Momofuku Noodle Bar under before it turned into the hottest spot in town.
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