The election was a staggering blow to the city’s self-image and national power.
New York is a national capital again.
Even before Election Day, I’d been experiencing uncharacteristic twinges of optimism.
The five stages of learning to live with Bush (again).
Here’s the real agony: New York money, sweat, and political muscle played more of a role in this election than in any in recent memory—and even that wasn’t enough.
What the DNC must learn from Rove.
Brooklyn basketball prodigy Sebastian Telfair is hoops royalty. Knicks point guard Stephon Marbury is his cousin. He was on the cover of Sports Illustrated while he was still in high school and partied with Jay-Z on draft night. Now he’s a rookie in the NBA. He’s already got fame and a shoe deal—but this season will tell if he’s really got game.
AIG’s Hank Greenberg was perhaps the most brilliant insurance executive of his time. And his eldest son, Jeffrey, was the heir apparent. Then Jeffrey’s college-dropout younger brother usurped his role as favorite son. Jeffrey escaped to Marsh & McLennan, and prospered—until he became the first victim of Eliot Spitzer’s takedown of the insurance industry. The family drama behind the corporate fall.
Pricey but pilgrimage-worthy Indian jewelry, plus . . .
Amy Sohn on picking up people on the street
Josh Miller, Commercial Director
Fridges, from candy red to cable-ready
Secrets of Chanel’s redesigned flagship
The Houses at Sagaponac begin to move
Store openings this week
William Nelson, Sean John
Igor frames by ic! berlin, $350
Sales & Bargains: This week's hottest sales & bargains
Cooking-themed theater productions are all the rage, but nothing compares to the drama of a bustling open kitchen at a real restaurant. Plus, you get to eat the props.
Who needs a flu shot when you’ve got world-class chicken soup?
A menu of holiday-entertaining ideas sure to make the season more pleasant.
Pasture-raised turkey and all the traditional fixings from Blue Hill’s Dan Barber
Three brave amateur cooks compete to impress one scary arbiter: Daniel Boulud
Fantasy menus from the city’s top chefs, with wines from top sommeliers to match
Plus, NYC Dems take a hit, FAO's secret, sushi style, and MoMA's ghost.
Exit poll: Love for Hillary, hate for Hillary
An Iraqi translator comes to New York.
Caped avenger stalks singles scene
Just because John McEnroe’s CNBC talk show has earned 0.0 ratings doesn’t mean it doesn’t need someone to watch it.
“Panic control” is key in MTA staffers’ speech training.
Advice for the Canada-bound
A dirt-cheap IPO boom
Murder, sex, weasels, and more at the Pelosi trial.
The Culture Pages
Johnny Depp’s dangerous flirtation with the Establishment
In Kinsey, Liam Neeson humanizes the iconic sex researcher
Johnny Depp as a sweet man trapped in a loveless marriage.
The Seed of Chucky director on one of the strangest sequels ever.
Strap yourself in and try not to vomit, because this is more of a theme-park event than a movie.
Five heartbroken and lonely New Yorkers somehow get chatty and find each other on Christmas Eve.
This jittery documentary is as raw as the filmmakers’ rattled nerves.
What the audience really thought about The Grudge
Fox’s rote, yet superb medical drama
Category 6 has a sort of raffish zombie charm, like the Chicago streets after the 1968 convention.
Its ultimate triumph will be to brainwash us.
The documentary inspired by a series of articles on the Times’ op-ed page.
Russian Jews move to Texas, bearing bananas and corny lyrics, in The Immigrant.
Inside the New York Times’ rocky year
A seven step fall from success.
Charles Wuorinen’s operatic adaptation of Salman Rushdie
This behemoth strikes me as Mahler’s most ungainly and least persuasive symphonic work.
Composer And Curator Of The “In Your Ear” Festival At Carnegie Hall.
Prince Paul’s quirky rap
Matthew Sweet is one of those artists who labor under a burden of their own making: a great album.
Craig Willingham, Music Manager At Mondo Kim’s
DFA Records Co-Owner, Producer, Bandleader
The Mona Lisa of presidential portraits
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