When 50 Cent and Ja Rule were growing up in southeast Queens, the role models were violent drug kings like Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff and Howard “Pappy” Mason. Now that they’re at the top of the hip-hop heap, they’re showing what they learned. The rap world is at war. Vicious rhymes—and sometimes bullets—are flying. Is this any way to sell records?
Society travel agent Philip Roome’s suicide in September stunned the Palm Beach–New York jet set—no one more so than his wife, Liza Pulitzer. Or rather, she thought she was his wife: Hours after his death, she discovered that Roome, who liked to keep everyone happy, had never divorced his first wife. Then something even stranger happened—the two wives became friends.
Five hot galleries that are taking art out of whitewashed Chelsea and creating a new Establishment in far-flung places.
CNN anchor and chick magnet Bill Hemmer’s life is going grrreat. So why would he rather be in Baghdad?
Readers sound off on John Leonard's review of The West Wing and more.
Toga Bike Shop: where the pros go
A wine-tasting kit, the Richard Meier champagne case, and an iPod-compatible backpack
Tiffany & Co. unveils its latest exquisite setting.
High tea at the best midtown hotels
Deal of the Week: Cheap, cheery dessert bowls
Plus, this week's Sale Listings
A blissful new pool in the Time Warner Center, Completely Bare at Barneys, and cool new candles
A furniture fixer who makes house calls
Michael Jackson's tell-all...Trumps leaving Trump building...Uma bounces back
The Times is looking for a new Book Review editor. Would you want the job? What would you change?
Putting a Nicole or Melanie on Broadway was once a sure bet. This season, it’s curtains.
Which Democratic candidate is the most fun to eat soul food—or matzo—with? A new book tells all.
A new sneaker promises to reduce cellulite by making you walk like your “barefoot ancestors.”
Relax. Enjoy the view. Ignore Trump’s taunting.
Post-ER, Maria Bello has finally found her breakout role—with a little help from William H. Macy.
They’re baaaaaack. Web survivors—and their offspring—are suddenly looking like real businesses
Some of the eight winning proposals for the memorial at the WTC site are truly inspired
Thanks to the suddenly ubiquitous cameraphone, everyone is now on candid camera. And privacy is looking so twentieth-century.
Keeping the faith (even when 40 is just around the corner)
The astonishingly imaginative Triplets of Belleville; Ron Howard delivers a standard-issue Western
Henry IV at Lincoln Center; Raúl Esparza steals Taboo
Ich bin ein Berliner: Sir Simon Rattle rules Carnegie Hall
A Whitney exhibit spotlights the Hungry I—Lucas Samaras
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker brings the miracle of Rain to BAM
Media luminaries on the deaths of colleagues covering war
Inspired fusion gives Sumile its kick
Craft alumnus Marco Canora keeps the faith...a winter mojito makeover...two new cookbooks celebrate bread
On World AIDS Day, New York remembersand keeps fighting.
Naughty and Nice: Circus Clowns, Jazz Singers, Dancing Girls . . .
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