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October 20, 2003 Issue

Cover Story

New Porn City

A generation of young men are seriously distracted—not to say obsessed—by Internet porn, and their girlfriends are beginning to feel the chill.

Plus: Naomi Wolf on why cyberporn ups the ante—but kills the pleasure—for real lovers.


Our Man in Washington

As the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, James Comey has earned admiration as a moderate, almost nonpolitical prosecutor. Now he’s been tapped to be John Ashcroft’s No. 2 in the most conservative Justice Department since Ed Meese’s. Has Ashcroft gone soft? Or is Comey in for the trial of his life?

Drinking It In

Long before he found fame as the “Line King,” caricaturist Al Hirschfeld and his friend Gordon Kahn, a screenwriter, turned their Prohibition-era pub crawling into a pithy, affectionate guide to speakeasies and their denizens, from Harlem to the Village. A lavish reprint, out this week, offers a spirited look back.

Smart City

Best Of New York

Drinks with a (winterized) view at the Gramercy Park Hotel

Best Bets

Camper booties, an ultrasmooth new Glenlivet, and a cell-phone battery booster

Shop Talk

Chiffon couture that's all about the details.

Test Drive

Smell the coffee: Putting house blends to the test

Sales & Bargains

Hot deals from Tufi Duek, Triton, Zuzka, and more.

Deal of the Week

Cheap cashmere courtesy of Isaac Mizrahi

Ask New York

Who can monogram my jeans?


Intelligencer Column

Uma's girl power...socialite sick of Soho House...Queer drama

Big Question

Now that he’s sans Ming (and gator), what should tiger man Antoine Yates do next?

Bloomy’s New Enemy

Thomas Ognibene could give the mayor a run for his money in the GOP primary.

Canvassing Bill

Greco Schmecko! Try this . . .

Total Recall!

Arnold on his win, Al Qaeda, and (Achtung!) N.Y.C.

Head-Shot Game

If your date looks better onscreen than in life, here’s why.

Fishpacking District

Finally, the Maritime’s restaurant is taking orders.

Bang Your Box

Can Time Warner kill TiVo?


This Media Life

Arnold, Rush, Karl, and me: We’re media victims, all. (No, really!)

The Bottom Line

Why the Feds are to blame (partly) for the latest generation of Wall Street evildoers


Will Jack Valenti survive the flap over Oscar screeners?

Naked City

Are straight men becoming the next generation of fag hags?



Pieces of April offers a fresh take on a family reunion


Peter Falk tugs at the heartstrings


Marian Seldes, Brian Murray struggle to bring Samuel Beckett to life


Diane Middlebrook finds sympathy for Ted Hughes in Her Husband


Soulful CDs from Rufus Wainwright and Emmylou Harris


Daniel Libeskind’s vision is disappearing from ground zero

Classical Music

Renée Fleming mistreats Violetta


Keith McNally brings his signature bistro style to the Lower East Side

The Week

Purple Reign

Concord grapes aren't just for PB&J anymore.

Restaurant Openings & Buzz

Three new restaurants, a west side sampler, Aix's object of desire, and more...

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