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When 73-year-old movie director Mike Nichols committed to the “special kind of hell” of directing a Broadway show, Eric Idle’s Monty Python–derived musical became the most-anticipated comedy event of the year. Behold Spamalot.
Burned-out cop Jay Salpeter quit the NYPD, switched teams, and went to work as a private investigator to top defense attorneys. It was a job, that was all. Until he became obsessed with overturning the notorious murder conviction of Marty Tankleff.
Israel’s reality-TV hero sets out to repair diplomatic relations.
The Plaza’s anti-condo crusader.
Convicts’ uniforms? Pumpkin floats? How else to recycle The Gates.
The feud over Jam Master Jay’s legacy.
The week, a drab late-winter run-up to St. Patrick's Day, offered promise of future delights.
Lynne Stewart conviction worries lawyers who represent accused terrorists.
Columbia University's dean of journalism lends a painting to the Jewish Museum.
The implosion of CBS News is among the many forces sending the media reeling back to the fifties—the 1850s.
A vintage Art Deco bracelet, plus faux fruit and a very tasteful sneaker.
Jimmy Webb of Trash and Vaudeville
Store openings this week.
Clear Storage Containers
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This week's hottest sales & bargains
A Soho-loving IT analyst.
The rise of supernatural sales techniques.
There’s more to St. Patrick’s Day specials than corned beef and cabbage.
The Culture Pages
Thom Pain (based on nothing) star James Urbaniak and the power of positive reviews.
Everything about the musical works - except the music.
This is vintage farce with no holds barred and all foibles bared.
Nearly three hours of chaos.
The middle Culkin channels tabloid-related angst into his latest role.
Clueless and surprisingly crass.
The photographs of Diane Arbus are revealing but empathetic.
Glenn Close joins the cast, giving the treacherous Vic Mackey his very own Lady Macbeth.
Those who've been waiting will be as sorry as the film itself.
NYPD Blue heirs like The Shield are on HBO and cable, not the broadcast networks.
A Who’s Who of TV Tour Guides.
NASA finances Laurie Anderson’s engaging work.
50 Cent hawks himself into a corner.
What the audience really thought about Tim Hawkinson.
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