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October 18, 2004 Issue

Cover Story

This New House

Yoshio Taniguchi’s subtle new home for MoMA conceals the drama and complexity and endless debate and questioning that went into its construction. Inside the reinvention of a great museum.


The Entertainer

Thanks to a smash SNL appearance and a Trump-like reality show on Spike TV, the Reverend Al Sharpton is—at 50—finally a crossover pop-cultural hit

Missionary Impossible

Can a new Evangelical movement sell New York’s stockbrokers, ad execs, and desperate actors on Jesus?


Letters to the Editor

Readers sound off on teen prescription drug abuse.


Phase One

Yes, we are renovating this magazine.

Best Bets

A sharp, sharp-looking knife from France, plus . . .

Economy of One

Isiah Thomas’s shopping spree

The Look Book

Meet Thelma Schnitzer, residing these days at the St. Regis

Market Research

Parkas, compared

Shop News

Store openings this week

Ask a Shop Clerk

Jenny Bruski, A.P.C.

The Best Seller

A stainless steel garland by Tord Boontje

Sales & Bargains:
This week's hottest sales & bargains

The Underground Gourmet

Frankies 457 Court Street Spuntino Reviewed

The Restaurant Review

At Cru, the only thing more impressive than the 65,000-bottle wine collection is the food

Restaurant Openings & Buzz:

Food news, ask Gael, and this week's openings.

Food: Talent

The ten-year French Laundry veteran teaches the Per Se staff how to wash dishes the Thomas Keller way.

In Season

Chef Charleen Badman's sweet but sophisticated recipe for Concord-grape ketchup.

Bubbling Up

The fizzy chilled red wine called Lambrusco is making a resurgence at city restaurants.

Map No. 1: Back to the Seventies

The new Barneys-infused Upper West Side

The Everything Guide to: Liquidating your life

Everything you need to know about liquidating your assets.


Amy Sohn on the strange appeal of ugly men

Come to the Dark Side

Three bars where nobody will care what you look like.


Tan legs, now

Real Estate

Laundry rooms as buyer bait


Since the last time you were in . . . London


The thank-you-note racket


Intelligencer Gossip

Plus, a billionaire blogger and Late Night with ketchup.

Fighting Mad

Former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter wants Bush gone, but says Kerry’s “a liar.”

The Martha Stewart Visitors Guide

How to visit Martha in jail

Alternate-Side Fantasy

Mercedes-Benz announced it will introduce a U.S. version of the Smart car.

The Tutu Monologues

Desmond Tutu’s star turn

Dirty Tricksters

Roger Stone on Rove’s next move.


Money & the Mind

Netflix and TiVo become a desperate couple

The Bottom Line

Could Fannie Mae be another Enron?



David Rockwell’s glitzy sets in a raunchy marionette movie.


Michael Leigh’s Vera Drake


In White Chocolate, a Wasp and a Jew wake up black

Classical Music

Mark Morris does opera


A trip to JFK’s Terminal 5, before The Man shut it down


Bob Dylan’s weird memoir

The Week

New on DVD

Movies new on DVD this week include: Breakin' All The Rules, Bush's Brain, The Day After Tomorrow, Noi, Taxi: The Complete First Season, Raising Helen, I'm Not Scared, and The Battle Of Algiers.

Between The Bridges

Dumbo Art Under the Bridge comes to Brooklyn this weekend, and even if the artists are starving, you needn’t be.

Roosevelt Avenue Roundup

Roosevelt Avenue Roundup: Four delicious reasons why we love the 7 train’s route through Queens.

Three New York State Film Festivals

Three festivals bring the world to the city—another brings the city to Woodstock.

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