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June 30, 2008
Master Playlists

We asked five local bands to make mixes tailored to five classic summer activities. Visit nymag.com/vulture to listen to them yourselves.

June 30, 2008
Sophisti-pops

Isn’t it time that the most simple of summer treats—the Popsicle—got an upgrade?

June 30, 2008
Hard Bargains

A buyer’s guide to the foreclosure market. (Rule No. 1: It’s not for the squeamish.)

June 30, 2008
Not Just Chillaxin’

Nineteen kids from two schools in Brooklyn tell us what they’re hoping to do this summer. Then we tell parents how to make it happen.

June 30, 2008
Who Owns Central Park?

How Frederick Law Olmsted’s 843 acres of civilizing wilderness became a type-A battleground.

June 30, 2008
Lobster Forensics

How to buy, steam, and suck out every last ounce of meat from your favorite crustacean.

June 30, 2008
Look Book Gets a Tan

Who lies out in the Sheep Meadow on a 96-degree day? These people.

June 30, 2008
Poolside Seminars

Summer reading, from pulp to politics (when they’re not one and the same).

June 30, 2008
The Semantics of Nas

So he couldn’t get away with calling his album by the N-word. But this hip-hop historian is still in the hot seat.

June 30, 2008
Olivia Thirlby Spurns Pot, Embraces the Munchies

The indie-superstar-in-waiting to whom Hollywood keeps passing a big fat joint.

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