Investment banking is fine if you can live with a seven-figure income. Those who really want to rule Wall Street play the megarisk, megareturn game of hedge funds. And while bankers with a healthy dose of Schadenfreude have predicted the end of an era, the money just keeps flooding in.
The phenomenal success of safe-sex campaigns, combined with the Internet’s endless store of frightening STD data, has produced a paranoid subculture that’s rediscovering celibacy.
When police found a 45-pound Bruce Jackson scavenging for food outside his neighbor’s home in New Jersey, they thought he was 7 years old. He was actually 19. A media firestorm ensued, in which his foster parents were vilified for starving their four adoptive sons. But as the criminal prosecution begins, should it be the Jacksons on trial, or the state’s child-welfare system?
A neon chandelier, plus...
Gloria Vanderbilt spends $4,562.04
Kay Goldberg, Ninth-Grader
Wineglasses, from Baroque to Bauhaus
With Bruce Ratner’s new Atlantic Terminal at one end, C&W bar Floyd at the other, and a mix of antiques, boutiques, and Arabic stores in between, Atlantic Avenue is as good a symbol of Brooklyn’s gentrification—and multiplicity—as any.
Fernando Sanchez’s 5,000-plus-square-foot apartment
Central Park North’s makeover
Sohn on dating a flake
Fashionable Cape Town
Store openings this week
Sales & Bargains: This week's hottest sales & bargains
Robert Rich of Marc Jacobs
Platt on EN Brasserie
Week of Nov. 15, 2004: n. 6, Porcupine, Onju, Jones, The Modern, and Peperoncino.
What in the world is New York cuisine?
A Thanksgiving-pie bake-off
As every oenophile knows, Beaujolais Nouveau is less a serious wine than an excuse for a party. When the new shipment arrives, these places plan to whoop it up, French style, on November 18.
There’s no shame in going out for Thanksgiving dinner this year—even Martha Stewart is taking the day off, after all. All you need to do is decide how much you want to spend.
Hillary’s presidential plans . . . Was the Freedom Tower plagiarized? . . . Tina Brown flees a dinner party . . .
Create a New York City Theme Restaurant
New York ceased its vain lamentations over the election and returned to the important business of being the nation’s cultural capital.
Gifford Miller’s Clintonite weapon
Who enlists the week U.S. troops invade Fallujah?
New Yorkers are self-satisfied, politically homogeneous traitors to their economic interests—just like red-staters.
The Culture Pages
Rufus Wainwright busts out of his emotional straitjacket and into greatness.
Pedro Almodóvar’s Bad Education
Woody Harrelson and Morgan Spurlock talk about fast food.
The One Last Score Movie
The overrated Foreigner
Not all of Tennessee Williams’s unpublished or forgotten playlets deserve staging. Five by Tenn comprises four of the former and one of the latter.
Purely by kismet, John Patrick Shanley has three shows up this month, two of which have just opened.
A show with kooky charm.
Heretical thinking about Eve Ensler
What the audience really thought about Brooke Shields in ‘Wonderful Town’
The dark new V. S. Naipaul novel
Toni Bentley defends her erotic memoir
The West Wing’s rediscovered liberalism
The female forensic scientists don’t show up in the lab with necklines that plunge to their miniskirts.
Before you dismiss it as another weepie in the TV social-worker mode, look around you at the antisocial world.
You may be struck by how closely global capitalism resembles a pomo novel and a clandestine intelligence operation.
An interview with Michael Richards about the new Seinfeld DVD.
The actor discusses his influences.
Elliott Smith’s swan song
The revivified MoMA
Lisa Yuskavage And Tamara Jenkins are obsessed with adolescence.
At eight hours, Andy Warhol’s 1964 film Empire is something that one watches, as its creator said, “to see time go by.”
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