The impending Republican invasion—and the prospect of four more years of red-state America—brings a persistent fantasy to the surface: Should New York secede from the Union? And what kind of a place would it be if we did?
The wise old man of campaigns and protest movements talks to his young activist son about the proper use of Bush hatred, which conspiracy theories to believe, why Donald Rumsfeld is the most impressive member of this administration, and how Kerry can win in November.
When Mark Belnick, a onetime star litigator for Paul, Weiss, took a job as general counsel for Tyco, then threw over his Judaism for Opus Dei Catholicism, then traded his modest home in Harrison for a $5 million apartment on Central Park West and a $10 million ski house in Utah, his friends suspected a midlife crisis and prosecutors suspected something worse.
Readers sound off on The Metropolitan Museum's renovation, Governor Pataki, and more.
Entertaining in a vegan-Atkins world
Marc Jacob Wellies, a Coach dog collar.
Lucien Pellat-Finet’s quirky cashmeres warm up the West Village.
A new $1 makeup line
Plus: sales at Erica Tanov, Catch A Fire Clothing by Cedella Marley, Lauren Merkin, Morgenthal Frederics Opticians, Loehmann, R 20th Century, Malia Mills, M.A.D. Women, Calypso, White+Warren, Boconcept of Manhattan, and Johnson
Putting the city’s coolest summertime soups to the taste test.
Richard Meier's plans for Brooklyn, Aby Rosen buys another townhouse, Tom Colicchio loses chance to buy on Ninth Avenune, and Wafah bin Ladin at the Soho House.
A rash of gender-discrimination suits suggests the Morgan Stanley payout may be only the beginning.
Google.com is finally going public, with a possible valuation of $36 billion. How does that compare with some other figures?
Don King on why blacks should vote Republican.
Five promising stocks under the S&P 500 radar
Why people are still talking about that Six Feet Under episode
A trio of thrillers
Despite Nathan Lane, Sondheim’s The Frogs croaks
At the Whitney, Ed Ruscha’s pop homage to Los Angeles
MoMA QNS’s international skyscraper exhibition
The Royal Ballet’s rival finds the soul of Fred Ashton
Elvis Costello in a classical mood at Lincoln Center
A Williamsburg chef on raucous Ninth Avenue
Movies released on DVD this week include: 13 Going on 30, Hidalgo, Soul Plane, Pennies from Heaven, Elvis!, Knight Rider, The Krysztofkieslowski Collection II, Stage and Spectacle: Three Films by Jean Renoir
Opening this week: Naidre's, Cacio E Pepe, Hummus Place, Rêve, and Monkey Royale. Plus, Gael Greene finds reality in the Hamptons and Craftbar gets sweet.
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