Summer, that sweet season, is also high time for stress. Leaving town? Ha! Just try to beat the traffic. Wanna see a blockbuster? Ha! Just try to beat the lines. Need a last-minute air conditioner? Ha . . . well, you get the idea. Herewith, a summer survival guide with the best ways to feel cool in a suit, manage your out-of-control hair, score a late rental, girl- and boy-watch, dine alfresco, survive the benefit season, have a summer fling, and much, much more.
At 33, Ethan Hawke is having a second youth—starring in a sequel to Before Sunrise, a movie that defined his career, and living the single, bohemian New York City life for the first time in years. by vanessa grigoriadis
On that most contagious of summer afflictions: status anxiety.
The ice-cold certainty of baseball’s greatest closer: Mariano Rivera.
Bill Clinton moves into Gracie Mansion. A future best-seller.
The city’s green oasis is alive with human wildlife.
Our writer looks for a quiet place to rest his weary head—in the great campground that is New York City.
Readers sound off on the "Best Doctors" list, New York City public schools and the federal government forsaking the city.
Kiehl’s Abyssine cream, the Pro-Ject Debut II turntable, and the four-speed iXi bike
The Avon auto-tanning kit
Plus: This week's sale listings
Studio One 2 One salon, men’s scents for summer, and the latest from Christian Breton
Bill Clinton, Sirion Maccioni, Graydon Carter, George W. Bush, NABET, CNN and more.
Former royal butler Paul Burrell on Princess Diana, Tom Hanks, name-dropping—and whether you get better service in New York or London.
Another tour, another lifetime.
“If you’re not willing to get hurt, why do it?” For these bike gangs, summer fun means jousting, crashing, and braving “the Whiplash.”
Top restaurants are serving wine too warm.
Mayor Bloomberg takes the bite out of his anti-social-promotion policy
Harold Ickes, George Soros, and the parallel anti-Bush campaign
Mom's sharing too much about her sexual liberation, crushing on your roommate and what to do when you're 26 and still a virgin.
When the going gets tough, co-op boards get tougher.
In praise of whiteface
Michael Moore lights a fire under the electorate with Fahrenheit 9/11
A collaborative exhibit chronicles the changing face of China
Address Unknown doesn’t deliver; Molière suffers at BAM
The Cure returns, triumphant
NYPD 24/7, Farmingville, Everyday People, and Celibacy
A BAM program shows Mark Morris at his best—and worst
High-concept dining at Thomas Keller’s Per Se
This week's openings include: Carve Unique Sandwiches, Odea Bar & Lounge and Canapa. Plus, Gael revels in Mix's "demixtification."
Movies released on DVD this week include: Bad Santa, Cold Mountain, Wonder Woman: Complete First Season, Barbershop 2 and more.
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