Your shrink says the problems are all in your head, but you know that’s not true. And you’re not alone. New Yorkers in ever greater numbers are consulting tarot cards and astrological charts and even crystal balls in their search for happiness, peace of mind, and someone to cast a spell on their bosses and exes. Here’s our uncannily all-knowing guide to finding the right medium—or astrologer, or numerologist, or shaman.
The women beckoning you into their neon-lit storefronts warn of hidden enemies and lurking dangers, and promise to protect and heal through (overpriced) crystals and spells to cleanse your aura. Who are they? (Lesson No. 1: Don’t call them Gypsies.) More important, do they know what they’re talking about? One writer’s surprising exploration of the hidden world of psychics.
Mentalist Gerard Senehi can bend keys, suspend a cigarette in mid-air, and transform the stem of a wineglass into a spiraling twist—he can even make time stop on your wristwatch. Does he have some mysterious power above and beyond the laws of physics? Or magic-shop sleight of hand? A hint: You won’t find his secrets by looking into his deep-set, hypnotic eyes.
Newsweek columnist Fareed Zakaria, with a blue-chip education, an A-list Rolodex, and unique insights into the Third World in general and the Muslim world in particular, is journalism’s smoothest careerist since Walter Isaacson left Time Warner. And as with many a highly talented writer, what he really wants to do is direct—foreign policy.
Anna Wintour, Jennifer Lopez, Stella McCartney and much more!
Trendy trays, tee time with Coach, and Palermo slides
Breezy blouses for spring
Turned off by CNN vs. Fox, some New Yorkers like to get their news from London.
In Doha, the author questions the value of those Centcom press briefings, and Rush Limbaugh calls out the troops.
Wrangling an intractable budget crisis, the mayor discovers who his real friends are.
A divorcée discovers sex
A Mighty Wind gleefully sends up the folk-music scene; Anger Management isn’t worthy of Jack
Over the top and around the bend with James Frey in A Million Little Pieces; Family History’s heroine is born to suffer
The sexy women of Nine rule; Eddie Izzard leads a brilliant revival of Joe Egg
The intermittent pleasures of Antony and Cleopatra; the Met’s flat Parsifal
Elie Nadelman’s insouciant sculptures come to life at the Whitney
NBC pays tribute to the great women of comedy (well, some of them . . . )
The White Stripes’ Elephant is so retro it’s positively modern
Café Mexicano: spicy snacks in the Slope
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