Achtung, Baby Time was when Germany was Europe's no-man's-land -- a bleak, crumbling stop on the way from Italy to England. But these days, legions of New York hipsters -- artists, musicians, and other enlightened tourists -- are flocking to Berlin in search of edgy culture, thrift-store shopping, and one of the most compelling history lessons imaginable. Hot Tickets From fresh-powder skiing in British Columbia to swimming with killer whales in New Zealand to a Moroccan road trip -- ten great vacations that are the opposite of ordinary.
On November 2, the U.S. Olympic Committee will choose between two cities -- San Francisco and (improbably to some, obviously to others) ours -- to represent the country's national bid to host the 2012 Olympics. Why should we be cheering for it? Let us map the reasons.
With Movin' Out, Twyla Tharp turns 29 Billy Joel hits into one of the most exuberantly kinetic shows Broadway has ever seen. It wasn't exactly a smooth journey -- as Tharp is the first to confess -- but it has a great beat, and you can (and they do) dance to it.
Jeffrey Epstein, a former Dalton math teacher without a college degree, is one of Wall Street's most legendary investors (he won't take you if you have less than $1 billion), and he had always been one of its most secretive. Then, last month, he showed up on the gossip radar when he flew Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, and Chris Tucker to Africa on his 727 for a study trip. So just who is this unidentified investing superstar, who on the side collects the brilliant, the talented, and the powerful? And how do you get a ride on his plane?
Whitney Houston, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Angie Harmon, Andy Dick, and more . . .
In times of crisis, New York teams have stepped up to the plate, lifting our spirits and kicking butt. But who do we root for this year?
Azie Faison Jr. may be the only New Yorker who doesn't want his life glamorized on the big screen.
Bugbear, the latest computer virus, forwards your e-mails to everyone you know -- and for some, it's scarier than smallpox.
Langoustines with coconut and ginger, quail in cognac, squid and banana -- just take the A train to Washington Heights.
This week, Lizzie Grubman heads off to jail for (all of) 30 days . . .What should Lizzie read to pass the time?
Camille Colvin would use any means to retrieve her son from her ex in China, but in the end, she just took matters into her own hands.
The Clinton Era: an elegant house on Grand Avenue in Clinton Hill sells for $1.05 million.
Linda Thompson Returns
How the president's approach to war gives new meaning to the phrase We are the world
The campaign for governor is taking place among insiders. Can Carl McCall possibly break out of the bubble?
Bullish thinking: Ten dream scenarios that could save our economy
A spherical TV set, credit-card-size digital cameras, and edible doggy mailers
Bold scarves to fight the cold
Sugary spa services, an Armani makeup palette, and Canyon Ranch bread to go
Accolade-worthy acting saves Roger Dodger; Mike Leigh fails to achieve his former glory with All or Nothing
David Henry Hwang delivers an unfortunate revival of Flower Drum Song; a wrenching (and star-studded) production of The Exonerated
Gary Simmons's erasure art goes far beyond the black and white
Stellar Spanish-style symphonies from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Clive Barker returns with the endlessly strange Saint Sinner
Suicide breaks new ground on American Supreme but remains true to its roots
Seafood-savvy Rick Moonen goes solo with RM
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