It was his daughter’s murder that first led Dominick Dunne to become, as his boss Graydon Carter says, “the most famous journalist in the world,” relentlessly hounding powerful people accused of brutal crimes. But now Dunne himself stands accused—of crimes against the truth. Bobby Kennedy Jr. is attacking him for his distorting role in the pursuit of Michael Skakel, and Gary Condit is suing him for retailing rumors about Condit’s role in Chandra Levy’s murder. How the pursuer became the pursued.
At 150, Central Park looks pretty great for its age. To mark the sesquicentennial, we’ve assembled a portfolio of New Yorkers celebrating the park’s charms through the decades. We may have changed, but our favorite piece of New York real estate is a classic beauty.
Only a year out of design school, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough show a rare talent for making sleek-yet-edgy clothes that are perfect for New Yorkers. The 24-year-old designers behind Proenza Schouler have made a fan of Anna Wintour, won the Perry Ellis Award for new talent, and are seeing their clothes fly off the racks at Barneys. It isn’t beginners’ luck.
When Professor Edward Samuels asked technicians at New York Law School to fix his computer, they discovered not only a virus but a stash of child pornography. The chain of events that ensued led to criminal charges against Samuels, his guilty plea, and eventually his resignation. But the techies whose discovery started it all lost their jobs long before he did, and the faculty is still deeply conflicted over the legal merits of the case against their colleague.
Rosario Dawson, Madonna, Conan O'Brien, and more!
Readers sound off on our critic's picks for the city's top Italian restaurants and more.
Flip-flops with a festive touch
Takashimaya sunglasses, bent-wood bowls, and the Peace Dove onesie
The race is on to succeed Howell Raines at the Times. Our field guide to some likely (and not so likely) contenders.
GQ was only one of editor Art Cooper’s many earthly pleasures.
Why is everybody applauding Hillary and booing that other unapologetic Clinton admirer, Sid Blumenthal? Could it be because he’s not ashamed of being a liberal?
Forget about insider trading. Martha’s going down for obstruction of justice—and she deserves to.
The ins and outs of Indian online dating
Ang Lee takes The Hulk to its spiritual (and visual) extreme; Harrison Ford gets goofy in Hollywood Homicide
Hillary Clinton’s new tell-somewhat-less-than-all, Living History, is politics as usual
Metallica goes to rehab and comes out kicking; a Led Zep boxed set brings seventies rock back to its roots
Jules Feiffer revisits the era of fellow travelers; Kate Robin’s latest is less than intriguing
Tony Shalhoub returns for a second neurotic season of Monk; Carrie and Co. wrap up Sex and the City
Exuberant Mexican in a sleepy setting at Pampano
Even the MTA can carry you only so far. Saddle up, and leave your urban ennui in the dust.
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