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May 10, 2010
Manorexic Mannequins

Next month, the British mannequin maker Rootstein debuts their latest male form—the “Homme Nouveau.”

May 3, 2010
The Fabulous Life of Fabrice Tourre

Until recently, Fabrice Tourre was living the kind of life that most young masters of the universe dream of.

April 26, 2010
Coco and Ted

Last week, NBC refugee Conan O’Brien announced he’d been granted asylum (for a reported $10 million a year), not by a broadcast network but by cable-TV pioneer TBS.

April 19, 2010
Test: How Clean Is Our Water?

Here, what we found in your water in infinitesimal amounts.

April 12, 2010
The Next Small Thing

The Yotel chain—purveyors of tiny, chic hotel rooms inspired by Tokyo’s famous “Kapseru Hoteru” capsule lodgings—recently announced plans to open an outpost in Times Square.

April 5, 2010
The Stone-Eating Worms

The Second Avenue subway project has inconvenienced many Upper East Siders, but things could be worse.

March 29, 2010

Bluefin tuna—rich, fat-marbled, delicious for sushi—is floundering.

March 15, 2010
The Big Shake

New York hasn’t had a big earthquake in 126 years, and history suggests that we’re likely to have one every century or two. That said, we’re in little danger of a Chile-level megaquake—but it’s also true that the city’s buildings are vulnerable during even a moderate temblor.

March 8, 2010
The “I Saw My Own Obituary” Society

There's a surprisingly large club of living celebrities who have read about their own deaths.

February 22, 2010
The Other J.D. Salinger

J.D. Salinger fans in need of a fix don’t have to wait to see what surfaces from his hideaway.

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