- September 13, 2010 | Features
The lampshade emerged from the wreckage of Katrina. But was it really what it appeared to be—a Buchenwald artifact made of human remains? A Holocaust detective story.
- August 30, 2010 | Features
- Muhammad Comes to Manhattan
The imbroglio over the ground-zero mosque, like all New York stories, is about the clashing dreams of ordinary folks—and, of course, real estate.
- June 28, 2010 | Encounter
- 49 Minutes With Al Pacino
Under a tree in the park, considering Shylock, the troublesome Merchant of Venice, and his role playing that role.
- June 14, 2010 | Intelligencer
Fear in New Orleans.
- April 19, 2010 | Encounter
- 49 Minutes With Paul Verhoeven
The auteur of Showgirls and RoboCop wants to make a movie of what he sees as the historical, Che Guevara–like Jesus Christ, stripped of his miracle-working divinity.
- September 21, 2009 | Features
- The Splitting Image of Pot
On the one hand, marijuana is practically legal—more mainstream, accessorized, and taken for granted than ever before. On the other, kids are getting busted in the city in record numbers. Guess which kids.
- May 11, 2009 |
- Anthony and the Giant
The mayor, having used his billions to bully Anthony Weiner out of the race, is still pounding him. Which says something about the mayor, and about the resilience of Weiner’s ambition.
- April 13, 2009 |
- Nate Robinson Blasts Off
In an otherwise forgettable season, the shortest player in the NBA gave an unforgettable performance.
- March 23, 2009 | Feature
- The Homeless Life and Times of Cadillac Man
Northern Queens’s most famous homeless person was making his thrice-weekly commute between his two homes.
- February 23, 2009
- No Kiss Kiss, All Bang Bang
Spielberg-loving, Spike Lee–attacking critic Armond White is the film world’s brother from another planet.