Eliot Spitzer and his team of proudly idealistic prosecutors inherited a sleepy state office and turned it into a ruthless engine of corporate reform. A behind-the-scenes look at his latest crusade—against the insurance-brokerage industry—reveals much about the man who would be governor.
Just up the stairs from the late photographer’s famed Upper East Side studio was the apartment where he lived, an oasis that few of his many subjects ever got to see. An exclusive photographic tour of a legend’s private world.
Grey Goose, the phenomenally expensive (and phenomenally successful) “French” vodka, was invented out of whole cloth by an American named Sidney Frank. Can he possibly repeat the trick with a funky brand of tequila?
In his numerous TV appearances after the death of George Harrison, a former patient, Dr. Gil Lederman passed himself off as a wise, sympathetic medical innovator. Many lawsuits later, the Harvard-trained cancer specialist is desperate to prove he’s as good a doctor as he is a salesman.
Rare silver, plus Moroccan slippers and an elegant stapler
How Kate Spade would spend $14,500
Designer Oleg Cassini
Reviewing the alternatives to your iPod headphones
Including a peek inside an $89,600 watch and a physiological explanation of why meetings are boring
Breaking up with your friends
How to fake the effects of a restful vacation
How to go green in the heart of the city. And is Robert De Niro leaving Tribeca?
Store openings this week
Sorel Thongvan of Alexander McQueen
Faux-suede Walker pillow, $245
Sales & Bargains:
This week's hottest sales & bargains
The elegant Italian cuisine at Abboccato
Winter is no excuse to neglect your locally grown greens.
Why on Earth Call Your Place Porcupine?
Museum food is a necessary evil, but if the canteen at the MoMA is any indication, New York might be ushering in the new age of the cultural cafeteria.
Week of Jan. 3, 2005: Employees Only, Mama Jean's, and Bistro du Vent. Plus, Philly cheese steaks in Hell's Kitchen, BYOB at the Modern, and more.
New York restaurants serving galette des rois—those flaky almond-cream cakes with a bean, or a good-luck charm, hidden inside.
New York's vegan, vegetarian, or vegetarian-friendly restaurants.
John McDonald helps with Gramercy Park Hotel renovation, Elie Tahari buys Jay Chiat's oceanfront home, the Food Network goes all-American, and more.
With Christmas and Hanukkah but a distant memory, and the revelry of New Year’s Eve concluded, New York could no longer ignore the words of the poet: Winter is iccumen in, Lhude sing Goddamm!
Barney Frank says “Bah! Humbug!” to bonuses
Ukrainians from the New York area traveled to their ancestral home to be official observers in the much-watched December 26 Presidential Election.
Postelection, citizenship applications from Jewish refugees—and their descendants—are up at the Manhattan consulate
A marijuana-friendly book for kids?
Susan Sontag: a photographic tribute
Handicapping Howard Dean and his rivals for the DNC chairmanship
Novelist Louis Auchincloss is a realist whose Waspy world doesn’t seem so real anymore.
The Sea Inside thankfully chooses not to wring melodrama out of Javier Bardem’s turn as a quadriplegic
A filmgoer’s resolution for 2005: More MoMA.
Our reviews of this week’s previews.
A Hoffman-Streisand-inspired look at parental stunt-casting
24 seems more and more Rumsfeldian each season
The series returns for a slick new season of countering Great Britain’s domestic terrorists.
Another try at loose-limbed television from Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney lets aspiring actors improvise their own lines in a variety of sadomasochistic situations.
Mystery Weekend launches a new series of prefab detectives in made- for-cable movies in the mode of Murder, She Wrote.
An interview with acrobat turned sitcom sidekick Tom Poston.
German techno that’s actually fun
Tracy Green of Beat Street Records
A listener’s guide to Canadian rock
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