The pressure to stay thin has some pregnant New Yorkers actually hoping for morning sickness. Whatever happened to “eating for two”? Are expectant mothers so preoccupied with their own vanity that they’re doing harm to their kids?
Roslyn, Long Island, schools chief Frank Tassone drove a Mercedes, wore expensive suits, and led Roslyn High to a top-ten ranking nationwide. Parents and teachers worshipped him, until an $8 million embezzlement scandal, and surprising revelations about his personal life, came to light. A case of a suburban town just waiting to be duped.
Last week’s runways were awash in full skirts and bold Prada-esque patterns. But what will you really be wearing next spring? A forecast in 50 pieces.
CSI: NY makes it official: TV is obsessed with death. A city forensic pathologist explains what it’s like to have his job suddenly become hot.
The last-ditch effort to save a neighborhood that’s gone the way of baked ziti.
The Republicans have been canny in playing to the women’s vote. Thank Laura Bush, in part—a stunningly potent political tool
Readers sound off on Italian-American stereotypes, the RNC, nationalism, and more.
Manhattan’s Home Depot reminds a non-handy man that he’d rather just call his super
Plus, Lenox's Thicket drinkware, Tanner Krolle's Sam Brown bag, Zenith's Baby Star Elite watch and more.
Sean John emulates Ralph, but keeps it real.
For something that’s mostly decoration, it’s amazing how expensive throw pillows can be.
Plus, Vogue travels cheap, Martha Stewart's new accessory, Mary-Kate and Ashley move downtown
Guns and the city
In her new cabaret act, singer Rena Strober talks about life after the Rao’s shooting.
The new hipster-mobile
Dick Wolf’s life of crime.
A drop-in visit at one of the city’s new schools.
A new subway line, and other city services, are only a few souvenirs away.
Cloned cats at Madison Square Garden
Was the toxic-mold scare at 515 Park ever real?
Lonely hearts in the city get all the ink—and have plenty of resources to turn to for hooking-up help. But what if all you’re after is a friend?
Budapest goes velvet rope
Philip Roth’s new novel imagines life under a Lindbergh presidency. Is this dense counter-history an exorcism of Roth’s unresolved conflicts with Judaism, or with George Bush?
The Motorcycle Diaries portrays a Che worthy of T-shirts and bags worldwide
Strauss’s underappreciated late opera Daphne debuts
Veronica Mars and Lost are smart new dramas full of potential. Get ready for their inevitable cancellations.
Kalustyan’s Café plays off its namesake spice shop across the street.
Movies New On DVD this week include: Star Wars Trilogy, La Dolce Vita, Mean Girls, Twentynine Palms, John Cassavetes: Five Films.
Opening this week: Mercadito, Tempo, Beard Papa, Ciao Bella Cafe, Frederick's, Kelley & Ping, La Masseria, Lure Fishbar. Plus, Gael Greene becomes a fool at Vento and Vitello Tonnato Gets New Life This Fall.
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