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November 4, 2002
Halloween Movies

Drunken bridge-and-tunnel kids at the Halloween Parade aren't the only scary thing in town this weekend. Here, five cinematic frights, from classy to camp.

October 28, 2002
Twentieth-Century Biographies

This season, publishing's all about the heroes of the baby boom. Five new biographies showcase the best of their era.

October 21, 2002
Offbeat Street Eats

Forget Sabrett hot dogs and those "meat"-over-rice combos. New York's best sidewalk cuisine is flavored by nearly every nation on earth.

October 14, 2002
Meatballs

For years, the humble meatball lived quietly in the shadow of its limelight-hogging partner, content to play Teller to spaghetti's Penn. But today's meatballs are strutting their own stuff and embarking on solo careers.

October 7, 2002
Private Libraries

The New York Public Library on 42nd Street is a civic treasure. But the city is strewn with specialist collections and reading rooms that -- for modest fees -- offer quiet and respite from Net-surfing term-paper writers.

September 30, 2002
Pearl-Tea Bars

Those bars serving milky tea drinks full of chewy, funky tapioca pearls -- Chinatown's answer to Starbucks -- are bubbling up all over town. Why not balance sweater season with a light, sweet tonic?

September 23, 2002
Gospel Brunches

Whether you're looking for spiritual enlightenment or just want some sounds to wake you up on Sunday morning, these five spots offer up the city's best gospel acts -- not to mention some tasty scrambled eggs.

September 15, 2002
Memorial Volumes

New Yorkers seem to fall into two camps: those who never want to see another photo from September 11 and those who work through grief with words and pictures. For the latter, a selection from the remarkable number of books timed to the anniversary.

September 8, 2002
Wells, Fed

"I'm happy to sign autographs, but not when there's food on the table," Yankees hurler David Wells warns before offering us his favorite places in which to chow down. "One thing about coming back to the Yankees -- I knew I'd be eating good." And as the Yankees cruise down the September stretch, so can you.

August 19, 2002
Midnight Movies

Time warp, indeed: The Rocky Horror Picture Show still play-scares audiences every weekend at the Village East. But it's not the only late-night party in town.

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