Call it the top-down recession. For the thousands of investment bankers who have found themselves laid off over the past couple of years, figuring out how to live on less cash was the easy part. Now they’re realizing that the boom daysmillion-dollar bonuses, riding lessons for the kids, even job securityare over. Probably for good.
One of England’s funniest stand-up comics, Eddie Izzard has been selling out arena-size venues ever since he stepped behind the mike in eyeliner and stilettos. Now he’s gotten seriousor at least bitterly funnyin a Broadway revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, a play about a happy marriage transformed by the arrival of a brain-damaged child.
For Amanda Robb, the murder of her uncle Bartthe obstetrician shot in his upstate home by anti-abortion activist James Koppwas more than just a personal tragedy: It was a public spectacle, a political flashpoint. As Kopp’s trial gets under way this week in Buffalo, the niece of Barnett Slepian untangles the threads of her uncle’s legacy and tells of her own deeply emotional journey to understand the man who tore her family apart.
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Webby Hogan sneakers, Paul Smith watches, and custom-fitted ties
Sharp structured jackets for spring
Off-season deals in the Caribbean
Frenchies may be Steve Martin’s new best friendsbut when these “It” dogs hail from Moscow, watch out!
French châteaux? Asian jungles? Surely NYC has some reality-TV localesand starsof its own.
Mayor Bloomberg’s rubbing voters the wrong way, but not because he’s a billionaire. Blame his Johns Hopkins education.
Michael Jackson paid 150 grand to get Spielberg. Who would you hex?
A generation reared on cynicism suddenly discovers political earnestness.
Norah Jones on life post-Grammysand miniskirts.
Prime-time-TV czars Jeff Zucker and Susan Lyne get a reality check they never bargained for
New York deserves a crack at meting out post-9/11 justice
Sex-toy salons are the twenty-first-century version of the Tupperware
Bend It Like Beckham takes a teen tale to the soccer field, Bollywood-style; Jonas Akerlund stylizes Spun to death
Take Me Out elevates locker-room talk (and full frontal nudity) to an art form; Cynthia Nixon shines in String Fever
The Whitney’s high-IQ Diller + Scofidio retrospective delivers modernist design with a dash of humor
Jefferson is a little neighborhood spot with surprisingly expansive cuisine
Television critic John Leonard reviews The Great American Songbook, Frozen Impact, Mafia Doctor, Normal, and If I Should Fall From Grace
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