Every New Yorker knows how easily a terrorist could strike the city. So why hasn’t it happened since 9/11? A review of the most compelling theories.
How the NYPD infiltrated a ring of homegrown terrorists and prevented a subway bombing.
To stop a terrorist, you can start by learning how to dress like one, shoot like one, and think like one.
A Lehman Brothers analyst turned would-be Svengali has visions of a girl-group juggernaut he calls Huckapoo. Cast from local high schools to play scripted roles (the preppy, the punk, etc.), they’re a cross between Spice Girls and the Village People.
Prepare for a great blitz of East Village nostalgia and mythmaking when the New Museum show on the neighborhood’s art renaissance opens next month. But a survivor of the scene remembers a time and place far seedier and chaotic than any museum show could capture.
A popular Indonesian ginger candy makes its New York–deli debut. Plus, a limited-edition Ryan McGuinness T-shirt
The art of canceling.
Starring a be-Afroed Japanese FIT student
A shampoo review
Including a champagne taste test and hangover cures
Straight men having gay trysts
The Plaza and the St. Regis go condo
Store openings this week
Sales & Bargains: This week's hottest sales & bargains
Gene King of Karen’s for People + Pets
Gray Kunz’s triumphant return, in the Time Warner mall
This festively seasonal recipe for autumn spice scallops should whet your appetite.
Is There a Dining Imperative On Your List?
Week of Nov. 29, 2004: Bouillabaisse 126, Restaurant 343, VietCafé, and seven other openings. Plus, the bottomless glass of wine and upstate barbecue comes to town.
Spaghetti alla carbonara is Rome’s most popular pasta dish, and judging by its recent preponderance on local menus—Italian and otherwise—it may be New York’s, too.
If you’re daring (or foolhardy) enough to brave the gawkers and visit the Rockefeller Center tree, you’ll need to refuel soon after.
The next best thing to cooking over an open flame is dining next to one.
Not made in Japan: MoMA architect’s misgivings and more.
The city’s nerve endings were a-tingle as it entered the mad whirl of gaiety that commences with Thanksgiving and ends in the wee hours of New Year’s Day.
Stop ticketing all those businesses in Queens! Anthony Weiner gets ready to take on Mike Bloomberg (whom he compares to Ricardo Montalban) for mayor.
Bike messengers’ weirdest deliveries
Intra-publicist warfare at PMK
New York’s ﬁrst bid for the 2012 Games featured cool ferries and a cluster of high-rises. So, where did they go?
Eddie Lampert on the Kmart-Sears goliath
Bloomberg could win his battle for the West Side stadium much quicker than you thought.
The Culture Pages
Molly Ringwald’s New York life is equal parts obscurity and fame.
Julia Roberts is the best of a stellar cast in Closer
An interview with groundbreaking martial-arts director Zhang Yimou.
The bright locks' meaning in five feature films.
Marilynne Robinson’s artful tale of piety may take Christian literature too far
Three unrelated murder cases come under the scrutiny of a private investigator, whose quirks are only slightly less predictable than his canniest pensées.
The National Book Awards, Vibe Awards, and Academy Awards fashion, controversy, and vibe compared.
Q&A with Pete Hamill and Tama Janowitz
John Patrick Shanley’s superbly written Doubt.
Times have changed, but Whoopi Goldberg becomes more and more herself every year.
Some comics transcend their material; Barry Humphries, a.k.a. Dame Edna, is one such.
In Woody Allen’s latest theatrical foray, a fifties Brooklyn family squabbles over obligation, money, and the incompatibility of love and marriage.
Michael Frayn reveals what shaped him.
The Freudian weirdness of Malcolm in the Middle.
Geoffrey Rush, part penguin, part pratfall, a windmill with an identity crisis, is an inspired choice to play Sellers.
Nothing becomes a Baldwin more than slumming.
Q&A with Eric Anderson, The Professor on The Real Gilligan's Island
The Met’s strong new Wagner
Eric Singer discusses his musical robots.
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